The General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections contains documents ane ephemera concerning people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
This collection consists of seven 8 x 10" black and white photographic prints. The photographs were taken by Walter Hazelton in 1936 during visits to Kewa, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and Zuni Pueblos, all in New Mexico.
The majority of photographs are of individuals from the various tribes which Speck visited from circa 1914 to 1934. There are also a variety of scenic shots of the areas which he visited. His collection contains photographs of the Abnaki, Accomac, Algonkin, Aracua, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickahominy, Chippewa, Delaware, Eskimo (Naskapi), Huron, Innu (Naskapi), Iroquois, Mahican, Malecite, Mashpee, Mattaponi, Mi'kmaq, Mistassini, Mohegan, Montagnais, Nanticoke, Narragansett, Nehantic, Niantic, Pamunkey, Potomac, Penobscot, Pequot, Powhatan, Rappahannock, Six Nations, Tutelo, Wampanoag, and Wawenock.
This collection contains 5 gelatin silver prints depicting students and teachers at the St. Bernard Mission School (also known as the St. Bernard Indian Residential School) in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, circa 1925-1935.
Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacan, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Cora, Aztec, Tzotzil, Chinantec, Nahua and Tarasco tribes.
Images are of the following tribes: Assiniboine, Beaver (Tsattine), Blackfoot (Piegan), Bungi (Older Ojibwa), Chippewa (Older Ojibwa), Cree (Bush, Prairie, Wood, Woodland), Eskimo, Eskimo (Copper River), Kainah (Blood), Loucheux (Gwich'in), Zuni, Slavey (Dene Thá), Yellowknife (Ahtena).
These images document the excavation of the Nacoochee Mound, located along the banks of the upper Chattahoochee River in the mountains of northeast Georgia, along with objects excavated from the mound. The excavation took place in the summer of 1915.
The Saville negatives consists primarily of images of Manabi Province, Ecuador, circa 1907; also includes images of the Pantigo burial site, Easthampton, Long Island, NY, circa 1918.
The photographs and negatives consists of views of the Ford-Bartlett expedition to East Greenland.
This collection consists of views of New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Newfoundland and Quebec (slides are primarily of Saint Augustin, Quebec).