Arthur W. Clime photographs of Clarence B. Moore's Ouachita River expedition, circa 1908-1909
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-78
Creators:
Clime, Arthur W.
Dates:
circa 1908-1909
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 copy print
23 prints
silver gelatin (including some enlargements)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Arthur W. Clime during Clarence B. Moore's expedition on the Ouachita River, which include images of excavations, archeological crew, mounds, and Moore's riverboat, the Gopher of Philadelphia. Individuals depicted in the photographs include Clime, as well as Clarence B. Moore, his principal assistant Milo Miller, and captain of the Gopher riverboat, Josiah S. Raybon. The collection also includes a copy print of a studio portrait of Clime, made at a later date than the other photographs.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936) was a wealthy amateur archaeologist from Philadelphia. He excavated over 850 archeological sites (mostly burial mounds) on or near the shores of rivers of the American southeast between 1891 and 1918, which he accessed with his steam-powered paddleboat, the Gopher of Philadelphia. In November 1908, and from January-April 1909, Moore and his expedition party explored the Oachita Valley in northeastern Louisiana and southeastern Arkansas. He described this expedition in his report, "Antiquities of the Ouachita Valley," published in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, volume 14.
Arthur W. Clime (1885-1962) worked as general assistant to Clarence Moore from 1906-1910, joining him for excavations on the Ouachita and Mississippi Rivers and ancient cemeteries of Arkansas and Mississippi. While working with Moore, Clime collected animal specimens and examples of modern stonework, which he donated to the Zoological Society of Philadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Shortly after finishing his work with Moore, Arthur Clime moved to Washington, D.C. with his new wife, Louise B. Wollersheim. There, he worked as secretary and laboratory assistant for Alexander Graham Bell at his Volta Bureau, conducting research on deafness. In 1917, he began working for the Federal government, later becoming an inspector and then manager of public buildings and parks with the Public Buildings Service (part of the General Services Administration).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2000-78
,
NAA Photo Lot 98-41

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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2000-78, Arthur W. Clime photographs of Clarence B. Moore's Ouachita River expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 98-41 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 2000-78. These are enlargements of photographs were also made by Arthur Clime and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
A photograph in a frame, collected by Clime, held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 98-58.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports and photographs from Moore's expeditions held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2400, Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 81P, records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Division of Archeology's Reference File.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Moore held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Ales Hrdlicka Papers, Army Medical Museum records concerning skeletal material transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology records, and records relating to the investigation of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of the American Indian hold artifacts collected by Moore.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections holds the Clarence Bloomfield Moore collection of field notebooks and other material.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Three enlargements (previously Photo Lot 98-41) transferred from John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, which received the photographs as part of a book donation from Celia Clime, Arthur Clime's widow. Celia Clime donated twenty-two additional prints directly to the National Anthropological Archives in September 2000.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
River boats Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ouachita River (Ark. and La.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mounds Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936 Personal Name 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/