Scope and Contents
These papers reflect the professional life of Donald Jayne Lehmer (1918-1975), archaeologist and professor of anthropology. Included are correspondence, diaries, fieldnotes, project reports, applications, articles, contracts, reference materials, mimeographed hand-outs, maps, diagrams, photographs and one sound recording. The bulk of the material relates to Lehmer's early archaeological career and to his later research work while a professor at Dana College, Lincoln, Nebraska. There are very few documents in this collection which relate to the period between 1956 and 1964. The only expedition in which Lehmer participated and for which there are field notes in this collection is the 1940-1941 expedition to Mesilla Valley, New Mexico, sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico and the Arizona State Museum. References to Lehmer's other fieldwork are made in some of the correspondence in series 2, 3, and 5. The correspondence also contains numerous references to Lehmer's personal life.
Persons for whom there are considerable correspondence or who are represented by the written material include: Ernst V. Antevs; Bryant Bannister; Robert E. Bell; William E. Bittle; Elaine Bluhm; Wesley Bradfield; John Ortis Brew; Thomas N. Campbell; John L. Champe; Earle A. Clark; Joan Clark; Donald Collier; Paul L. Cooper; John M. Corbett; Harriet S. Cosgrove; Herbert W. Dick; Henry F. Dobyns; Bertha P. Dutton; Fred R. Eggan; Gordon F. Ekholm; Florence Hawley Ellis; John C. Ewers; Paul H. Ezell; Fred C. Fagergren; Malcolm F. Farmer; Geroge E. Fay; Franklin Fenega; Harold S. Gladwin; John M. Goggin; James B. Griffin; Donald D. Hartle; George B. Hartzog, Jr.; Emil W. Haury; John J. Hoffman; Earnest A. Hooton; Roman L. Hruska; Wesley R. Hurt; Jesse D. Jennings; Elden Johnson; Frederick Johnson; Richard B. Johnston; J. Charles Kelley; Alfred V. Kidder II; Marvin F. Kivett; Clyde Klukhohn; Bert Kraus; Alex D. Krieger; Toimi E. Kyllonen; Wilfred D. Logan; Boas Long; Charles C. Madsen; Oscar L. Mallory; Paul S. Martin; John Y. McCollister; William Mulloy; Welson Murdock; Douglas Osborne; Erik K. Reed; John B. Rinaldo; Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.; Hugo G. Rodeck; Edward B. Sayles; Anna O. Shepard; Allan H. Smith; Carlyle S. Smith; G. Hubert Smith; Albert C. Spaulding; James E. Sperry; Leslie Spier; Robert L. Stephenson; Frank H. Stewart; Stanley A. Stubbs; Floyd V. Studer; William C. Sturtevant; Paul Tolstoy; James B. Watson; Waldo R. Wedel; Denver Fred Wendorf, Jr.; H. D. Weston; Richard P. Wheeler; Theodore E. White; Arnold M. Withers; W. Raymond Wood; Richard Woodbury; A. M. Woolsey; H. Marie Wormington.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.