Photographs of Julia Averkieva, circa 1930

Collection ID:
circa 1930
Physical Description:
4 Copy prints

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Portraits of Julia Averkieva when she was about twenty years old, circa 1930.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Julia Pavlovna Petrova-Averkieva (1907-1980) was a Soviet anthropologist and student of Franz Boas. She became director of North American Studies at the Institute of Ethnography in Moscow and compiled "the most comprehensive Native American string figure collection ever assembled from a single tribe" in her book, Kwakiutl String Figures.

Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals retained by Nancy Oestreich Lurie and may now be in Lurie's papers at the Milwaukee Public Museum or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-46

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-46, Photographs of Julia Averkieva, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas Papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Given by Dr. Mark Sherman, coauthor of Averkieva's Kwakiutl String Figures, to Nancy Oestreich Lurie of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Donated by Lurie in 1989.

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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