J. F. McClendon photographs and postcard collection of Ainu people, circa 1930s

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.102
Creators:
McClendon, J. F. (Jesse Francis), b. 1880
Dates:
circa 1930s
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
10 prints
silver gelatin
33 postcards
offset lithograph, photogravure, and collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Album with photographs documenting Ainu people, ceremonies, religious customs, fishing, hunting, and other activities. J. F. McClendon assembled the material in order to show that American Indians and Ainu people were not directly related. The collection includes commercial postcards published in Japanese and English and original photographs probably made by McCLendon.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Jesse Francis McClendon was born in Lanett, Alabama, in 1880. He studied zoology and invertebate zoology at the University of Texas (BS, 1903 and MS, 1904) and the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, 1906). After teaching at Randolph-Macon College (1907-1908), the University of Missouri (1907-1909) and Cornell University (1909-1914), McClendon obtained a position in the Physiological Laboratory of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He was appointed professor and head of physiological chemistry in 1920. McClendon taught for a period at the Biological Institute in Sendai, Japan, probably while still with the University of Minnesota during the 1930s. His book, Advances in the Science of Nutrition, was published by Sasaki in Sendai (1937). In 1939, McClendon joined the Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. He later became a research chemist at the Albert Einstein Medical Center there.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 102

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 102, J. F. McClendon photographs and postcard collection of Ainu people,, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Minnesota Archives and the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia hold McClendon's papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Entomology Department and Invertebrate Zoology Department hold specimens collected by McClendon.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Jesse. F. McClendon, November 1970.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary finding aid available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ainu Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/