Willie Knutsen photographs of caches and a grave in Nunavut, circa 1940-1948

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-13
Creators:
Knutsen, Willie, d. 1992
Dates:
circa 1940-1948
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Film roll :
35 mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of caches and an Inuit grave near Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Nunavut.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Willie Knutsen (circa 1912-1992) was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Oslo, Norway. In 1936, he started a career as arctic explorer and leader of scientific enterprises. Highlights of Knutson's work include the Norwegian-French Germania Land Expedition of 1938-1939 and his discovery and initial excavation of archeological sites in Greenland. One of the sites discovered by Knutsen on the Silvia Grinnell River was later excavated by Henry Bascom Collins.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2005-13
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USNM ACC 183098

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2005-13, Willie Knutsen photographs of caches and a grave in Nunavut, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Eskimo

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Willie Knutsen photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24 and the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts donated by Knutsen held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 183098.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Willie Knutsen to the United States National Museum in 1949 (accession 183098). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Susan Crawford, 2004.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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