MS 2400 Division of Mound Exploration Records

Collection ID:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Mound Exploration Division
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910
Physical Description:
11 Boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Alabama - Arkansas; Canada, Florida - Illinois; also California and Canada, Indiana - New York, New York - North Dakota (and South Dakota), Ohio, Oregon - Tennessee (South Dakota, see North Dakota) Virginia - Wisconsin, "Miscellaneous and General" (more than one state discussed) General Correspondence, 1882-1892, A - Z Bibliography; Newsclippings; Thomas, Personal Miscellanea.
Includes reports, field notes, drawings, correspondence and other materials relating to mound explorations by Cyrus Thomas and collaborators, including F. S. Earle, J. W. Emmert, Gerard Fowke, Charles C. Jones, J. P. MacLean, J. D. Middleton, Warren K. Moorehead, P. W. Norris, Edward Palmer, H. L. Reynolds, J. P. Rogan. L. H. Thing.
Site reports and correspondence relating to specified localities are arranged by state. There are separate files of material relating to more than one state; correspondence of a general nature; and bibliographic references.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2400

Cyrus Thomas, "Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology, BAE-AR 12, Washington, 1894 is based on these materials, but the printed report frequently contains important differences from the original notes, as well as being less detailed.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Much of the general administrative correspondence was transferred in 1960 from the Smithsonian Archives.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
United States -- Archeology -- Mounds Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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