Guy N. Collins photographs of Liberia, 1891-1911

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.90-27
Creators:
Collins, G. N. (Guy N.), 1872-1938
Dates:
1891-1911
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
35 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting Liberian people and their natural and built environments, including the Saint Paul River, rock formations, barricades, dwellings, and other structures.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Guy N. Collins (1872-1938) was a botanist, geneticist, and plant explorer. While on hiatus from his undergraduate studies at Syracuse, Collins developed an interest in photography during an expedition in Liberia with Orator Fuller Cook. After the Spanish-American War, he worked for the office of Botanical Investigations and Experiments in the US Department of Agriculture. Collins joined Cook's exploration of Puerto Rican plant life, the results of which were published by the Smithsonian Institution in "Economic Plants of Porto Rico." Collins later became Principal Botanist in the USDA's Division of Cereal Crops and Diseases of the Bureau of Plant Industry and was a founder of the Washington Biologists' Field Club.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 90-27
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USNM ACC 374065

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 90-27, Guy N. Collins photographs of Liberia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Liberian objects collected by Collins and donated with the photographs can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 374065.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Collins's field book from 1915 can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 12-011.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Perez H. Collins, Guy N. Collins's son, to the Department of Anthropology in 1986 (accession 374065). Photographs transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Canoes and canoeing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kpelle (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mende (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liberia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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