Bertha Crum Sparks photographs of Rosebud Sioux Indians in Valentine, Nebraska, circa 1903-1930s
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4818
Creators:
Sparks, Bertha Crum
Dates:
circa 1903-1930s
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
46 prints
silver gelatin
9 prints
cyanotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs primarily depicting Rosebud Sioux Indians at dances and other events in Valentine, Nebraska and two photographs of a sod church in Kennedy, Nebraska. Most of the photographs were made by Bertha Crum Sparks but Helen Sparks, daughter of Bertha Sparks, may have made several.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Bertha Crum (Mrs. Levi C.) Sparks lived in Valentine, Nebraska and took many photographs of visiting Rosebud Sioux Indians. Some photographs were made in the Sparks' back yard.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4818

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4818, the Bertha Crum Sparks photographs of Rosebud Sioux Indians in Valentine, Nebraska, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux

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

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated in 1968 by Helen Sparks, daughter of Bertha Sparks.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
Other Finding Aids note

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cyanotypes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentine (Neb.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sparks, Helen 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/