Photographs of John Canfield Ewers' retirement party, 1979

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-44
Dates:
1979
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by a Smithsonian photographer at John Canfield Ewers party on March 8, 1979. Pictured are attendees William Fitzhugh, Dr. John Canfield Ewers, Margaret Dumville Ewers, and possibly Jane Ewers.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997) joined the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology as the Associate Curator of Ethnology in 1946. He then worked at the Smithsonian in varous capacities, including as Director of the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History). At the time of his retirement in 1979, Ewers was named Ethnologist Emeritus. Ewers wrote several books on a wide variety of topics including artists' depictions of Native Americans, Plains Indian sculpture, and the significance of horses in Blackfoot Indian culture.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 79-44

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 79-44, Photographs of John Canfield Ewers' retirement party, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Ewers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 86-68 (7) and Negative MNH 1530.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Oral history interviews with John C. Ewers can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU009505.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by the Department of Anthropology Office of the Chairman, 1979.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943- 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/