Clifford Evans photograph collection of Smithsonian anthropologists, circa 1933-1952

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-80
Creators:
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
circa 1933-1952
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
6 Prints
silver gelatin
1 Print
halftone or collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting members of the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology and Department of Anthropology. The collection includes photographs of William Duncan Strong, Robert Stephenson, and M.T. Newman in the field (1933, 1938, and 1952); a photograph of Dr. Walter Hough and Neil M. Judd (1935); a group portrait of the Department of Anthropology staff on the steps of the Natural History Building (1952); and winners at an award presentation for the department (1952). The collection also includes a photomechanical print with a portrait of William Henry Holmes, made by Harris & Ewing.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Clifford Evans (1920-1981) was curator of Latin American archeology for the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History. Born in Dallas, Dr. Evans grew up in California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1941. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II and later earned a doctorate at Columbia University.
A former instructor in archeology and anthropology, Dr. Evans joined the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1951. A pioneer in studies of the prehistoric past of the Amazonian forest and lowlands, he conducted archeological field work throughout South America and in the Pacific Islands. He and his wife, anthropologist Betty Meggers, collaborated on more than 100 scientific articles and monographs. Dr. Evans was honored with the Washington Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Achievement, the 37th International Congress of Americanists Gold Medal and the Order of Merit from the Government of Ecuador.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 77-80

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 77-80, Clifford Evans photograph collection of Smithsonian anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Smithsonian anthropologists can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4822, Photo Lot 7A, Photo Lot 7D, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, Photo Lot 77-52, and Photo Lot 92-35.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Harris & Ewing can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 33, and Photo Lot 78-20.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Library of Congress holds the Harris & Ewing Collection of glass and film negatives.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from the office of Clifford Evans, 1977. Possibly collected during his term as Chair of Department of Anthropology, 1970-1975.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stephenson, Robert L. (Robert Lloyd), 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Hoyme, Lucile Eleanor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newman, Marshall T. (Marshall Thornton), 1911-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris & Ewing Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954 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/