William Henry Holmes photograph collection of stone implements, early 20th century

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-43E
Creators:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Dates:
early 20th century
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
62 prints
probably albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of stone implements collected by William Henry Holmes, probably in association with his "Handbook of Aboriginal American Antiquities" for the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an artist, geologist, and archeologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, United States Geological Survey, Bureau of American Ethnology, and Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian. From 1894-1897, he was the head of anthropology at the Field Columbian Museum (Field Museum of Natural History) and on the staff of the University of Chicago. From 1889 to 1894, shortly after his appointment to the Bureau of American Ethnology, William Henry Holmes conducted excavations of the quartzite and steatite quarries in the Rock Creek Valley. He later served as head curator for the US National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1897-1902 and head of the BAE from 1902-1909. During preparations for his "Handbook of Aboriginal American Antiquities," published in the 60th Bureau of American Ethnology bulletin, Holmes took charge of the archeological collections of the United States National Museum; images of which illustrate his text.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-43E

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in W. H. Holmes, "Handbook of Aboriginal American Antiquities," Part I, BAE Bulletin 60, 1919.

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 73-43E, William Henry Holmes photograph collection of stone implements, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7206, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Manuscripts and notes by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4698, MS 2125, MS 7112, and MS 7570.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931 (SIA RU007084).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Department of Anthropology in 1973.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Antiquities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type 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/