Photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, circa 1915

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-16
Dates:
circa 1915
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Robert Lowie and other anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley. One photograph depicts the Yana Indian Ishi with Robert Harry Lowie, Paul Radin, Edward Sapir, and Thomas T. Waterman. The second photograph, which appears to have been made around the same time, shows Alfred Louis Kroeber, Lowie, a man, and a woman, in front of the metal shed that housed the Museum of Anthropology (later the Lowie Museum) at the University of California at Berkeley.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The photographs were probably made in the summer of 1915 when Ishi was living with Thomas T. Waterman and employed as an informant by Edward Sapir. Robert Lowie, who was engaged in field work as a member of the staff of the American Museum of Natural History, may have traveled to California to attend a special meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in August.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-16

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-16, Photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Kroeber and Lowie at the University of California, Berkeley, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 77-68.
Location of Other Archival Materials
A letter from Kroeber to Waterman concerning Sapir, Ishi, and the Zuni language can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7116.
Location of Other Archival Materials
An additional photograph of Ishi can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Papers and notes by Paul Radin can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3609, MS 4652, and MS 1800-a-b-c-d-e.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Papers and notes by Sapir can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 1751, MS 2806 and MS 4929.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Papers, notes, and photographs by Waterman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3183, MS 1863, MS 2916, MS 2915, MS 2938, and MS 1864.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Papers and notes by Kroeber can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2622, MS 2560, and MS 3134.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The snapshots were donated by Margaret Lantis, 1981. According to her letter of January 22, 1980, she probably recieved them from Robert Lowie "not long before his death" in 1957.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yana Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Berkeley Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ishi, d. 1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 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/