William L. Calver slides, negatives and prints,
1895-1936
NMAI.AC.042

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.042
Creators:
Calver, William L.
Dates:
1895-1936
Languages:
No_linguistic_content
Physical Description:
129 Negatives (photographic)
black and white
4.5 x 6.5 inches.
22 Lantern slides
black and white, color.
19 photographic prints
albumen.
129 Acetate negatives
Duplicates
black and white
5 x 7 inches.
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
This collection contains 22 lantern slides in black and white and color, 129 black-and-white glass negatives and 19 albumen prints taken by William L. Calver between 1895-1936. The images primarily depict archaeological excavation sites in Inwood, New York City, and the broader New York City area. Also present are 129 duplicate acetate negatives.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Slides: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Glass negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Acetate negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William L. Calver was an engineer living in New York with a strong interest in preserving local history. As an amateur historian and archaeologist, he conducted excavations with Reginald Pelham Bolton to document Native and colonial sites. Along with Bolton, he was a member of the Field Exploration Committee of the New York Historical Society.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
Author

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: cultural sensitivity and copyright. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Preferred Citation note
William L. Calver slides, negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (slide, negative or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Albumen prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology)--New Jersey Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology)--New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--New Jersey Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inwood (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Jersey Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu