Victor Mindeleff photograph albums of Pueblo architecture, circa 1879-1887

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4362
Creators:
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948
Dates:
circa 1879-1887
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
383 Prints
circa 383 prints, 3 photo albums
albumen (
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Three photograph albums made by Victor Mindeleff documenting pueblo architecture, villages, and people. Some photographs, including those published in the Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, were made by Hillers, according to notations on file prints in Bureau of American Ethnology.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
In the 1880s, Victor Mindeleff (1860-1948) was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology to conduct studies of Pueblo architecture. He hired His brother, Cosmos Mindeleff (1863-1938), to be his assistant. They worked at Zuni, Acoma, and Hopi villages, as well as among the Navajo; at ruins at Kin Tiel, Canyon de Chelly, and Chaco Canyon; and at Etowah Mound in Georgia. Victor Mindeleff left the BAE in 1890 for a career in architecture.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates for some photographs available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4362

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Victor Mindeleff, "A Study of Pueblo Architecture in Tusayan and Cibola," 8th BAE Annual Report, 1886-87, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891.

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 4362, Victor Mindeleff photograph albums of Pueblo architecture, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Mishongnavi

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Sketches and ground plans, also made by Victor Mindeleff or his brother Cosmos, were sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology with these photograph albums. Now held in National Anthropological Archives MS 2926.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Original negatives for some of these photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Mindeleff photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 78, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Victor Mindeleff's manuscript, Origins of Pueblo Architecture (1887), and correspondence describing his fieldwork can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Mindeleff sketches, plans, and drawings relating to Pueblo architecture held in National Anthropological Archives MS 2138 and MS 2621.

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

See others in
See others in
Victor Mindeleff photograph albums of Pueblo architecture, 1886-1887

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Victor Mindeleff to Neil M. Judd, Curator in the Division of Archeology. Judd transferred the albums to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1942. A copy of correspondence (dated February 18, 1942) from Judd to Mindeleff regarding this transfer is available with collection.

Keywords
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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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