The collection consists of photographs documenting archeological excavations at Powell Farm in Fairmont, Illinois, 1931; Safety Harbor, Florida, 1930; and Canaveral, Florida, 1932. The photographs are mounted on unbound pages from a photograph album and the covers are included with collection.
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.
Portraits of Samuel Pierpont Langley, probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.
Individual portraits of anthropologists, including George A. Dorsey in naval uniform, Wenzhong (W. C.) Pei in Beijing, and Davidson Black at Zhoukoudian. Pei and Black are noted as having both been involved in the discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis, an ancient species of human.
Images of the Grand Canyon, including views from the rim and various trails.
Aidan Southall (1920-2009) was a social anthropologist whose research focused on rural and urban settings in East Africa. Marshall Barron Clinard (1911-2010) was a sociological criminologist who conducted research in a number of countries, including Sweden, India, Switzerland, and Uganda. This collection, consisting mostly of questionnaires, represents Southall and Clinard's research on nutrition and crime in Kampala, Uganda.
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.
Ethel M. Albert was an ethnologist whose research focused on communication and speech, and values and ethics. She pursued these themes cross-culturally across a wide spectrum of social classes, ethnic groups and locations. She received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and taught a several institutions of higher learning before becoming a faculty member of Northwestern University in 1966. The Ethel Mary Albert papers consist of writings, photographs and sound recordings produced during the course of Albert's ethnological studies as Ford Fellow in Burundi in the late 1950s; field research among the Navaho; and materials related to a later cross cultural study of fatalism.
Acee Blue Eagle was a Pawnee-Creek artist, poet, dancer, teacher, and celebrity. The papers relate to both Blue Eagle's personal and professional life. Also included are some materials of Blue Eagle's friend Mae Abbott and a collection of art by other Indians.