Joseph Cramer photographs of Aleutian Island archeological specimens collected by Oscar T. Lewis, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-11
Creators:
Cramer, Joseph
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
41 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and notes made by Joseph Cramer documenting archeological work of Oscar T. Lewis. They include images of bone, ivory, and stone tools and human skeletal remains, collected by Oscar T. Lewis on the southeast side of Shemya Island, Semichi Island Group of the Aleutian Islands.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Oscar T. Lewis was a self-taught archeologist who worked as foreman on excavations in the United States. He was foreman of the Works Project Administration excavation of Pictograph Cave and Glendive in the 1930s and 1940s. Additionally, Lewis worked in the 1940s as foreman during the construction of a filtration plant at the United States Air Force base on the southeast shore of Semya Island, Aleutian Islands. When the construction exposed an archeological site, Lewis conducted preliminary excavations. In 1953, Lewis gave his collection of artifacts to his friend, Joseph Cramer, a mining geologist interested archeology and American Indians. Lewis died in 1963.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 92-11
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USNM ACC 390872

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 92-11, Joseph Cramer photographs of Aleutian Island archeological specimens collected by Oscar T. Lewis, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Pictured specimens and others collected by Oscar T. Lewis held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 390872.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Museum of the Rockies in Montana holds the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Collection of artifacts found in Eastern Montana.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Joseph Cramer, along with 371 artifacts collected by Lewis, to the National Museum of Natural History in 1991 (accession 390872). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives 1992.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Shemya Island (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewis, Oscar T. (artifact collector) 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/