Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection of Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska, circa 1920-1936

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-23
Creators:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Dates:
circa 1920-1936
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
3 copy prints
15 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting crews, camps, artifacts, and excavated areas from various archeological digs and anthropological expeditions. These include Neil Merton Judd's archeological excavations at Pueblo Bonito, Collins and Hermes Knoblock measuring Choctaw Indians in Mississippi, James Alfred Ford and Paul Silook at Miyowagh on St. Lawrence Island, and Ford at Cape Prince of Wales.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Henry B. Collins (1899-1987) began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology and shortly afterwards was promoted to assistant curator. He received a Masters in Anthropology from the George Washington University in 1925 and was appointed associate curator in 1938. In 1939, Collins took a position as senior ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology and became acting director in 1963. When the BAE and the Department of Anthropology were merged in 1965, Collins became a senior scientist in the new Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. He was appointed archeologist emeritus in 1967.
Collins' independent field work during the early part of his career focused on the American South, in which he conducted investigations relating to the Choctaw and to areas whose cultural history was little known. Collins is most recognized, however, for his efforts in Arctic archeology. Between 1927 and 1936, he and colleagues, including James A. Ford and T. Dale Stewart, focused on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, including St. Lawrence Island, Nunivak Island, the Diomedes, Punuk Island, Bristol Bay, Norton Sound, Point Hope, Cape Prince of Wales, the Aleutians, and the interior of the Seward Peninsula.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-23

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 82-23, Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection of Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Henry Bascom Collins's papers, as well as those of James Alfred Ford.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 86-42, Photo Lot 86-43, and Photo Lot 86-59.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional papers by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4908, MS 4976, and MS 4977.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Pueblo Bonito by O. C. Havens can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo lot 83-16.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Henry Bascom Collins, 1981.

Keywords
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Zuni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Choctaw Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Havens, O. C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knoblock, Hermes Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silook, Paul Eskimo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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