Betty Meggers postcard collection of Japan, circa 1933

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-73A
Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Dates:
circa 1933
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 photographic postcards
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Collection of two postcards, including a hand-tinted image of two Japanese women bowing to one another and an image of the "Hakurin-tei" pavillion, an example of Korean Buddhist-style architecture, at Fujiyama Garden, Shirongane, Shiba district, Tokyo. The postcards were sent to Betty Meggers in Washington, DC, circa 1933.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Betty Jane Meggers (1921-2012) was an archeologist of South America and the Caribbean. At the age of sixteen, she started working at the Smithsonian Institution, assisting in the restoration of pottery from New Mexico. She graduated from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Michigan and received her PhD from Columbia University in 1952. She conducted fieldwork and published findings both individually and with her husband, Clifford Evans. Meggers had met Evans while he was a fellow archeology graduate student at Columbia and she later assisted him after his appointment as a curator in the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-73A

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 82-73A, Betty Meggers postcard collection of Japan, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Japanese postcards can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 86-37, and Photo Lot 89-16.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of American History Archives Center and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives also hold Japanese postcards.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Betty Meggers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-17, Photo Lot 83-15, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Meggers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7525 and the papers of Clifford Evans, John Joseph Honigmann, William Duncan Strong, John Victor Murra, Albert Clanton Spaulding, Frank Maryl Setzler, and John Lawrence Angel.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The postcards were found in the Anthropology Library, probably donated by Meggers. They were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Paul Taylor, 1982.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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