William D. Boehmer photographs of Seminole people, circa 1939-1963

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.18
Creators:
Boehmer, William D.
Dates:
circa 1939-1963
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
400 Negatives
circa
nitrate
2,200 Negatives
circa
acetate
2,200 Prints
circa 2200 prints (enlargements)
silver gelatin
32 Color negatives
acetate
35 mm
250 Negatives
circa
acetate
35 mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during William Boehmer's time teaching on the Brighton and Big Cypress Reservations. They depict day schools, classes, students and other Seminole people (including the Osceola family), celebrations (including Field Days, a pow wow, and Civilian Conservation Corps Achievement Day), handicrafts, agriculture, meetings, and Seminole dances.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William D. Boehmer (d. 1991) was an Educational Field Agent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and taught on reservations in Florida. In 1938, he moved to Brighton, Florida, with his wife, Edith M. Boehmer, to teach at the Seminole Indian Agency. When the school closed in 1954, Boehmer began working with other Seminole groups, including those at the Big Cypress Reservation and the Hollywood Seminole Reservation.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Original negatives donated by William D. and Edith M. Boehmer, circa 1966-1970.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 18

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Enlargements and prints made from original negatives by the Smithsonian Institution, circa 1966-1972.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 18, William D. Boehmer photographs of Seminole people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Boehmer of Seminole people held in the National Anthropological Archives MS 4526.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries hold an oral history with William Boehmer.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Box list and basic inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Schools Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvesting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Cypress Reservation (Fla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florida Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brighton Reservation (Fla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seminole Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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