The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.
Studio portrait of Arthur Wallace Dunn wearing a gold chain and pendant given to him by Wu Tingfang, Chinese Minister to the United States.
Photographs depicting Korean hatter Chong Choon Mo and Korean weaver Kim Jum Soon demonstrating their crafts at the 1982 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The photographs were probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.
Images of Tiwa Indians, including Cacique Jose Granillo, houses, a woman washing laundry, and Granillo playing a drum.
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.
Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.
Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.
Photographs of people, houses, and offices, possibly relating to the operations of the Bureau of American Ethnology. These include portraits of BAE personnel and others, including one photograph of men at the Smithsonian Castle and an image possibly showing De Lancey Gill in his office. An additional set of photographs show an archeological expedit...
Photographs relating to a ceremony and reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Beatty with a James Smithson Society membership and medal for their donation of a Jivaro collection. The event took place in the office of the director of the National Museum of Natural History on October 12, 1979. The photographs were likely made by the Department of ...
Image of exhibit summarizing the anthropological work of John Wesley Powell. The exhibit was installed in a single case in the north entry hall of the National Museum of Natural History. The photograph was taken in spring 1981, probably by Saquet.