National Anthropological Archives

Whitney Halstead collection of photographs of indigenous art, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-43
Creators:
Halstead, Whitney (collector and photographer)
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
27 Negatives
acetate
140 Prints
silver gelatin (including proof sheets of contact prints)
1 Print
albumen
11 Copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting pottery and pottery designs from historic Pueblo groups and archeological sites, including pottery by Hopi potter Nampeyo and an image of Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso and examples of her pottery. There are also some photographs that depict a pueblo, Southwest landscapes, cliff dwellings, rock art, craftspeople, and dwellings, mostly relating to Southwest peoples, Peruvians, and Australian aborigines. The collection includes images of artifacts in the collections of the Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum, British Museum, University of Illinois, Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology, and Paul Pearson collection. Notes and notices relating to publication are also available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Whitney Halstead (1926-1979) was an art historian and artist. He acquired his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he became Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts in 1967. He also worked as an assistant in the Field Museum's anthropology department and wrote art history publications.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Archives of American Art, 1988.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints of photographs or photographs of objects held by Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, British Museum, University of Illinois, and Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology cannot be copied. Copies or permission must be obtained from these repositories.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-43, Whitney Halstead collection of photographs of indigenous art, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Archives of American Art holds Whitney Halstead's papers.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-43

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Navaho
Iroquois
San Ildefonso


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Peruvians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kachinas Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Diné (Navajo) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nampeyo, ca. 1856-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pushruk, Anthony Eskimo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field Museum of Natural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu