National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Milo Hellman papers, 1900-1947

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-34
Creators:
Hellman, Milo
Dates:
1900-1947
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
16.75 Linear feet
Repository:
The Milo Hellman Papers focus on his research into the racial characteristics of human dentition and his studies on the evolution and variation of teeth, jaws, and faces. The collection contains correspondence, lecture, notes, manuscripts, notes, photographs, publications, and student exams. There is also information on the 1930 White House Conference on Child Health and Protection which Hellman attended. This collection includes photographs of eminent anthropologists and dentists including E.H. Angle, Edward A. Bogue, and Ales Hrdlicka and correspondence from Franz Boas.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Milo Hellman was born in 1872 in Romania. He came to the United States at the age of 16. He earned his D.D.S from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905. He was an Instructor at New York University's Dental School and a research associate in Physical Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. His research focused on racial characteristics in human teeth and the study of the evolution and variation of teeth, jaws, and faces. Milo Hellman died in 1947.

Administration
Separated Materials
The plaster casts of teeth and lantern slides from the Hellman Collection are part of the Physical Anthropology Collections.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Milo Hellman Ppapers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dentistry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physical anthropology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angle, Edward H. (Edward Hartley), 1855-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bogue, E.A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu