Photographs of Henry Bascom Collins in the Arctic, circa 1929, 1936, 1955

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-43
Dates:
circa 1929, 1936, 1955
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
8 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made on the 1936 expedition to Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and at Southampton Island, Canada in 1954 or 1955. They include images of Henry Bascom Collins and others gathering bone and botanical specimens and travelling in a umiak. The collection was gathered for use by the Smithsonian National Associates' tour of Alaska in 1981, which was led by Collins and William F. Fitzhugh.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Henry B. Collins 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 later was appointed to assistant curator, associate curator, and archeologist emeritus. He was also a senior ethnologist and later acting director for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Between 1927 and 1936, Collins did field work on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, studying influences of Eskimo culture. His field work later expanded eastward to Baffin, Cornwallis, and Southampton islands during the period 1948-1955.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 86-43

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-43, Photographs of Henry Bascom Collins in the Arctic, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Alaskan Eskimo
Inuit

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional prints made for the 1981 National Smithsonian Associates' tour to Alaska can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 86-42.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Collins in the Arctic can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, and Photo Lot 86-59.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Collins's papers, a recording of his tour of Eskimo collections on exhibit (MS 2011-36), and William W. Fitzhugh's material concerning Henry Bascom Collins (MS 7525).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Footage of Yupik Eskimo Life, made by Collins, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.6.1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds audio recordings of oral history interviews with Collins (SIA RU009528) and images of Collins in the Arctic.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Photographs donated by William F. Fitzhugh.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southampton Island (Nunavut) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prince of Wales Island (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandt, G. Herman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/