Photograph of Henry Bascom Collins at Cape Kialegak, 1929

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-59
Dates:
1929
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Print
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of a photograph depicting Henry Bascom Collins removing loose surface dirt at an excavation site at Cape Kialegak, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

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 86-59

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-59, Photograph of Henry Bascom Collins in Cape Kialegak, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
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 86-43.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Collins's papers.
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
The photograph was obtained by the Handbook of North American Indians for use in the Arctic volume, but was not ultimately used.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987 Personal Name 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/