Frank Maryl Setzler photographs, 1929-1957

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.36
Creators:
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975
Dates:
1929-1957
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1,889 Prints
silver gelatin
169 Slides
35mm
1,204 Negatives
nitrate
290 lantern slides
12 Negatives
acetate
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs relating to or made during Setzler's archaeological work. Images depict surveys and excavations, artifacts and burials, archaeological crew members, and other individuals. They document work in Ohio (including the original Hopewell site on Paint Creek, Turner site, Newark site, High Bank Works, Tremper Mound, Seip Mound, Turner Group, Miamisburg Mound, Serpent Mound, and the Madisonville site), Wisconsin (including the Schwert group, Nicholls mound, and Trempealeau group), Louisiana (including the Marksville works and sites at Saline Point, Johnson place, and West Carroll, Madison, and Union parishes), Arkansas (including the Foster Place site). Some photographs portray the excavation of an Indian canoe on Cumberland Island in Georgia, and a body found in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Photographs of views in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida relate to the work of the De Soto Commission. Photographs from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition largely relate to Yirrkala, Milingimbi, Oenpelli (Gunbalanya), and Groote Eylandt, and include travel scenes, dances, and the preparation of face masks and bark for drawing. Some lantern slides are associated with a lecture at the Smithsonian Institution, while others depict Latin American ruins and artifacts from Jalapa, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén Ítza, Xochicalco, and Cuzco that once belonged to William Henry Holmes.
Setzler annotated many of the negative enclosures with image information. Photocopies of the enclosures are available in the collection, as well as one box of empty original enclosures. Also in the collection is an index card bibliography on Australia, and an index card catalog of individuals from Groote Eylandt.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frank Maryl Setzler (1902-1975) was an archaeologist with the United States National Museum who served as Head Curator in the Department of Anthropology from 1937 until his retirement in 1960. Setzler specialized in the archeology of the midwestern states, especially the Hopewell mounds, and was also interested in the southeastern states. During his career, he conducted fieldwork throughout the United States, and in 1948 was the deputy leader for the Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, and the Australian government.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Some images from the collection have been digitized and are available upon request.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 36

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 36, Frank Maryl Setzler photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Frank Maryl Setzler papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected during the Arnhem Land expedition are held in the collections of the Department of Anthropology in accession 178294.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Geographic Society holds motion picture film from the Arnhem Land Expedition.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection holds some of Setzler's papers relating to the Arnhem Land Expedition (Frank Maryl Setzler - Records, 1948-1973, MS 5230).

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Draft finding aid is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aboriginal Australians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xochicalco Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Texas -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Groote Eylandt (N.T.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohio -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palenque Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Uxmal Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West Virginia -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gunbalanya (N.T.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuzco (Peru) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yirrkala (N.T.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States De Soto Expedition Commission Corporate 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/