MS 7124 Inventory of artifacts collected by the Beatty Latin American Expedition, 1931-32

Collection ID:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980
Carmichael, Mary Alice Beatty
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
ca. 1978
Physical Description:
75 Pages
1 Map

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The artifacts were collected in the Oriente de Ecuador. The inventory includes a brief preface by Beatty and two lists compiled by Carmichael under Beatty's supervision and depending reportedly in part on Beatty's memory. One list is arranged by type of artifact and the descriptions are very brief. The second list is arranged by photograph number and includes sketches and dimensions of the items. It also includes for some objects a Jivaro term and brief notes on use, manufacture, and damage. In addition, there are references to Matthew W. Stirling's Historical and Ethnological Material on the Jivaro Indians, BAE Bulletin 117, 1938. Stirling was a member of the expedition, which is referred to as the Latin American Expedition in the BAE correspondence files. See NAA Acc. 80-16 for photographs of a reception for Beatty in the Director's office NMNH.
Scope and Contents
Added 1/5/80, catalog of exhibit of Beatty collection, Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1975, received from Processing Lab.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7124

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7124, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Processing Lab, 10/79. NAA Acc. 80-15. Vince Wilcox furnished his impression of how the inventory was compiled. The photographs referred to were taken by Carmichael. The photographs and Beatty's diaries and other textual material are supposed to be deposited in NAA at a later date.

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