National Anthropological Archives

Neil C. Hughes photographs of archeological sites in Nicaragua, 1973-1974

Collection ID:
Hughes, Neil C.
Physical Description:
34 Color prints
2 Prints
silver gelatin

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting archeologists, archeological excavations, and artifacts (in situ and after conservation) from sites in Nicaragua, including NMN1, Citalapa NMN2, Managua NMN3, and Tepetate. Prints are mounted on unbound album pages.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Neil C. Hughes went to Nicaragua as the World Bank's Resident Project Officer in charge of implementing the Bank's Earthquake Reconstruction Project in 1972. Over 15 months in 1973-1974, Hughes participated in excavations by Lic. Jorge Espinosa Estrada, Director of Anthropology and History at the National Geographic Institute of Nicaragua. An urban and industrial development consultant, Hughes later worked in the China and Mongolia Department of the World Bank (1992-1997) and wrote articles and a book about China's modernization.

Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Neil C. Hughes to the National Museum of Natural History in accession 380500 in 1974. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in 2004.

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2004-20, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected by Hughes in Nicaragua held in the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 380500.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2004-20
USNM ACC 380500

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Nicaragua -- Antiquities Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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