Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology, circa 1890-1928

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4321
Creators:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
Dates:
circa 1890-1928
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 prints
cromolithograph
40 prints
circa
halftone
77 prints
circa
albumen
84 drawings
circa 84 drawings (some mechanically produced)
1,655 prints
circa
silver gelatin
71 copy negatives
43 copy prints
363 negatives
circa
nitrate
7 paintings
1 print
cyanotype
1 print
photogravure
1 postcard
collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and drawings mostly relating to archeological subjects, collected and arranged by Jesse Walter Fewkes for his reference. Subjects include burial mounds, excavations, drawn maps, as well as urns, implements, idols, pottery, and other artifacts found in excavations, and Hopi, Zuni, and Piegan ceremonies and dances. Many of the photographs and drawings were probably made by Fewkes. Publication information is noted on some. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Photographs were taken in Alabama, Arizona (including Casa Grande, Elden Pueblo, Navajo National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument), Colorado (including Mesa Verde and Montezuma Valley), Florida (including Weeden Island), Illinois (Cahokia Mound), Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico (including La Huasteca Region), Mississippi Valley, New Mexico (including Chaco Canyon, Hawikuh, and Mimbres Valley), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (including Hill Canyon, McElmo Canyon, and McLean Basin Ruins), Hovenweep National Monument, the West Indies (including Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba), and West Virginia.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist, and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and acted as curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. While on a collecting trip in the western United States, he developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology, studying and recording Hopi ceremonials. In 1895, he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, excavating ruins in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. He was appointed chief of the Bureau in 1918, and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate for one drawing is available online.
Author
NAA Staff

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4321

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4321, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Blackfoot

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Jesse Walter Fewkes Papers (MS 4408), his photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde (Photo Lot 30), his negatives (Photo Lot 86), and other manuscript collections by and related to Fewkes' ethnological research and archeology and his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Department of Anthropology collections holds several accessions of artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection related to archeology circa 1890-1928

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zuni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tennessee -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Carolina -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Mexico -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huasteca Region (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louisiana -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Alabama -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKee, Thomas M., 1854-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mullett, G. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, Mary W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowland, Wesley R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903 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/