MS 2011-29 Oral history interview of Waldo R. Wedel

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2011-29
Creators:
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996
Banks, Larry D.
Givens, Douglas R.
Dates:
1996 June 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
analog
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Waldo R. Wedel conducted by Larry D. Banks and Douglas Givens on June 17, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. The interview was conducted at Wedel's nursing home, a couple of months before he died.This interview is part of a series of oral histories of archaeologists recorded by Givens. Topics include Wedel's youth, career, fieldwork, colleagues, the Smithsonian Institution, and the River Basin Surveys.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Waldo R. Wedel was an archaeologist, best known for his contributions to Plains archaeology. He worked at the Smithsonian Institution from 1936 to 1977. He began his career at the Smithsonian as an assistant curator under Neil M. Judd in the Division of Archeology in the United States National Museum. He later became curator of archeology in 1950, and in 1962, he became head curator of the Department of Anthropology. In 1964-1965, he was acting head of the newly organized Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. Wedel also established and directed the Missouri Basin Project (1946-50) of the Bureau of American Ethnology's River Basin Surveys.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Dennis Stanford.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2011-29

General
General
Date on box insert incorrectly listed as July 18, 1996.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2011-29, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
See also Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Keywords
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Stephenson, Robert L. (Robert Lloyd), 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lehmer, Donald Jayne, 1918-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wedel, Mildred Mott Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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River Basin Surveys Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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