National Anthropological Archives

William S. Webb photographs of excavations in Norris basin, 1934

Collection ID:
Webb, William S. (William Snyder), 1882-1964
Physical Description:
6 Prints
silver gelatin

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting temple and mound excavations in Norris basin, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William S. Webb (1882-1964) was Head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology as well as the Department of Physics at the University of Kentucky. During the 1930s he coordinated archeological excavations in Tennessee, northern Alabama, and western Kentucky for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He documented these excavations in BAE Bulletins 118, 122, and 129.

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Custodial History note
The photographs were given by Webb to Col. John P. Simpson, who then donated them to the St. Mary's City Commission. Alexander H. Morrison II of the St. Mary's City Commission gave them to the National Anthropological Archives, 1973.

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 73-17, William S. Webb photographs of excavations in Norris basin, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Webb can be found in other collections within the National Anthropological Archives, including the records of the Bureau of Ethnology, the records of the River Basin Surveys, and collections of personal papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds MS 3435-d, James Bennet Griffin and William Webb's manuscript on Tennessee Valley Archeology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs relating to Webb's archaeological work may be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-17

Photographs published in "An Archaeological Survey of the Norris basin in Eastern Tennessee," BAE Bulletin 118, 1938.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tennessee -- Antiquities Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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