Rock Island Arsenal photograph collection related to the Wounded Knee Massacre, Battle of Little Big Horn, Sauk and Fox Indians, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-43
Creators:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980
Dates:
circa 1931
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 Negatives
nitrate
150 copy prints
circa
237 Negatives
acetate
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs depicting of South American Indians, made during Donald Croom Beatty's South American expedition. It includes images of Jivaro (Shuar) people, as well as their boats, houses and villages. Additional photographs depict members of the expedition and the Amazon River.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Donald Croom Beatty (1900-1980) was an American aviator who flew to South America in 1931 as part of a trade delegation. His expedition was endorsed by Major Leslie Barbrook of the National Geographic Society and William Stirling (chief ethnologist for the Smithsonian Institution) and was funded by J. P. Morgan. The expedition explored the interior of the continent and acquired the first photographs and motion-picture recordings of the Jivaro (Shuar) people, as well as the collection of artifacts and live animal specimens from the Amazon River region. The expedition also led to Beatty's induction as a "fellow" to both The Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographical Society.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-43

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Prints made by Smithsonian Institution from Beatty's negatives, circa 1982

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
The photographs were copyrighted and their present status will have to be determined before copies can be made for researchers.
Preferred Citation note
NAA Photo Lot 82-43, Donald Croom Beatty photographs of his South American expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Material relating to Beatty's Latin American Expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7124, MS 7315 and MS 7551.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Jivaro artifacts donated by Beatty can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 341779.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of a Smithsonian reception honoring Donald C. Beatty can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-51.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Donald Beatty, through the conservation Lab, 1982.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jivaro Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amazon River Region Place 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/