Nellie Mae Whitted photographs of Acomita and Indians of the American Southwest, circa 1938-1941

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-75
Creators:
Whitted, Nellie Mae
Dates:
circa 1938-1941
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
22 items
22 prints, postcards and greeting cards
color halftone
36 prints
silver gelatin (some on postcard stock)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Nellie Mae Whitted in Paguote (1939) and Acomita, New Mexico. They include images of Acomita day school and its students and teachers, as well as houses and Eagle dancers. The collection also includes postcards and commercial prints relating to Navajo Indians, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Ildefonso Pueblo, Taos Pueblo, and Laguna Pueblo. There are also Christmas cards with reproductions of paintings by Joni Falk and other artists and some correspondence to Whitted.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Nellie Mae Whitted taught at the Acomita Day School set up by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, circa 1938-1941.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 98-75

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 98-75, Nellie Mae Whitted photographs of Acomita and Indians of the American Southwest, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
San Ildefonso

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Pottery, dolls, baskets, and other artifacts given to Whitted by students in Acomita held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 390889.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Nellie Mae Whitted through Candace Greene, circa 1992.

Keywords
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Acoma (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Ildefonso (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Pueblo (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo of Laguna (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Acoma Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laguna Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian dance -- North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tewa Indians Culture 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/