William W. Fitzhugh photograph collection of opening of "Inua" exhibit, 1982

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-29
Creators:
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-
Dates:
1982
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
8 Prints
silver gelatin
7 color prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting a reception following the opening of the "Inua" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. They include images of performers, Smithsonian staff and visitors viewing the new exhibit and socializing. There are also images of Eskimo dancers from Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, who formed a part of the exhibit. Color prints were made by Moreau Browne Congleton Chambers, while the black and white prints were made by Smithsonian photographers.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit, which opened in June 1982 at the National Museum of Natural History, was organized by William W. Fitzhugh and Susan Kaplan and made use of the Edward William Nelson collection of Eskimo materials. Moreau Chambers, a visitor to the exhibit opening, was a former field crew member of Henry Bascom Collins's 1931 expedition to Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-29

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-29, William W. Fitzhugh photograph collection of opening of "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Alaskan Eskimo

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds a picture of William Fitzhugh and Susan Kaplan with parts of the Edward William Nelson Collection (SIA 2003-19575).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence and writings from Moreau Chambers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4173, MS 7406, MS 7525, the Cooperative Ethnological Investigations file, Frank Maryl Setzler's papers, and Henry Bascom Collins's papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Eskimos by Edward William Nelson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Nelson's collection of Eskimo materials can be found in the Department of Anthropology.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by William Fitzhugh shortly after obtaining them from Moreau Chambers and Office of Printing and Photographic Services, 1983.

Keywords
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Eskimo dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chambers, Moreau Browne Congleton Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/