Arthur Chapman photographs Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, circa 1912

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2G
Creators:
Chapman, Arthur, 1873-1935
Dates:
circa 1912
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
8 Stereographs
silver gelatin
9 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Spruce Tree House, Cliff Palace, and Balcony House in Mesa Verde. The collection includes one image of Balcony House before restoration.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Arthur Chapman (1873-1935) was a cowboy, poet, and newspaper columnist who explored much of the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, and other scenic areas in Colorado and the West. He wrote his most famous poem, "Out Where the West Begins" (circa 1910), as an homage to the people and land of the frontier.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-2G

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 87-2G, Arthur Chapman photographs of Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
An additional photograph by Chapman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Chapman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4517.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Denver Public Library holds photographs of Chapman.

Contained in
Contained in
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
This collection was found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that it was unprocessed.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cliff-dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Stereographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- Antiquities 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/