Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Henry Bascom Collins and St. Lawrence Island dancers, 1982

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-33
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Prints
silver gelatin
5 Negatives
acetate
35 mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Group portraits of Henry Bascom Collins and a St. Lawrence Island dance group, made by a Smithsonian photographer on June 22, 1982. The photographs were taken at the opening of the "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Henry B. Collins began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology, and later was appointed to assistant curator, associate curator, and archeologist emeritus. He was also a senior ethnologist and later acting director for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Between 1927 and 1936, Collins did field work in the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, studying influences of Eskimo culture. From 1948-1955, his field work expanded eastward to Baffin, Cornwallis, and Southampton islands.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 94-33

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 94-33, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Henry Bascom Collins and St. Lawrence Island dancers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Siberian Yupik

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. Papers and a recording of his tour of Eskimo collections on exhibit (MS 2011-36).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of the "Inua" exhibit opening held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-29.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Footage of Yupik Eskimo Life, made by Collins, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.6.1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Collins in the Arctic held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, and Photo Lot 86-59.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds audio recordings of oral history interviews with Collins (SIA RU009528) and images of Collins in the Arctic.

Keywords
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Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate 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/