National Anthropological Archives

Herbert Becker photographs of Meskwaki people, circa 1955

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.38
Creators:
Becker, Herbert
Dates:
circa 1955
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
300 Prints
circa
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs of Mesquaki (Fox) people, probably made during or as part of Sol Tax╩╣s action anthropology work with the Fox Tribe. It includes images of people, dances, archery, handicraft, vending, medical examinations, and food preparation at a single event, probably a powwow.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Herbert Sheldon Becker was a student of Sol Tax during his Fox Project (1948-1953) with the University of Chicago and the Mesquaki settlement at Tama, Iowa. Becker later became a photographer associated with the university.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 38, Herbert Becker photographs of Meskwaki people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Sol Tax's Fox field notes and Fox Project records (MS 4802) and the University of Chicago Fort Berthold Action Anthropology Project records (MS 4805).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library holds two photographs by Herbert Sheldon Becker.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 38

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fox Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vending stands Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooking Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meskwaki (Fox) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fox Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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