Copies of Stanley J. Morrow photographs, circa 1865-1887

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4468
Creators:
Morrow, Stanley J.
Dates:
circa 1865-1887
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
434 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Stanley J. Morrow depicting Plains Indians, agencies, and United States Army installations and expeditions. About half of the subjects relate to American Indians, including Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan, Ponca, Crow, Cheyenne, Bannock, Hunkpapa, Oglala, and other Teton Sioux including "Loafer Band," Yanktonai, Santee, Sisseton and Wahpeton. The rest include views of Yankton, Vermillion, Deadwood and Rapid City in the 1880s; Civil War scenes; the Battle of Slim Buttes (1876); the reburial expedition at Little Big Horn (1877); and Morrow family portraits. Though the bulk of the photographs appear to have been made by Morrow, some were likely created by other photographers.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Stanley J. Morrow (1843-1921) was a pioneer photographer who documented American Indians, forts and agencies, and military expeditions, largely in the Great Plains region. Born in Richland County, Ohio, Morrow received his first training in photography as Matthew B. Brady's volunteer assistant (ca. 1863-1865) in the US Army. Morrow was mustered out of the army in early 1865 and returned to Wisconsin to marry Iza Ketchum. Late in 1868, Morrow and his family moved to Yankton, Dakota Territory, where he opened a studio. In 1874, Morrow opened a branch photo gallery in St. Helena, Nebraska, and photographed the territorial legislature. Morrow was an official photographer under the command of General George Crook after the battle of the Little Big Horn, photographing the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876. He was also the photographer for the initial reburial expedition at Little Big Horn under W. K. Sanderson in 1877. The Morrow family moved to Florida in 1883, though Stanley Morrow continued to photograph in the South and East until his death.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
The Morrow collection is at the W. H. Over Museum, University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, South Dakota, with some additions from the personal collections of G. Hubert Smith. The original glass plates were lost in a fire during Morrow's lifetime. The prints in the Over Museum were Morrow's file set (or all that remained of it) and were presented by his son Earl S. Morrow.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R4468

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs have been published in Wesley R. Hurt and William E. Lass, "Frontier Photographer; Stanley J. Morrow's Dakota Years," University of South Dakota and University of Nebraska Press, 1956.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Permission to publish must be obtained from the Over Museum which has the copy negatives and is planning publication of some of the collection.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R4468, Copies of Stanley J. Morrow photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Gros Ventre; Hidatsa
Sioux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Stanley J. Morrow photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 140, MS 4751, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo lot 79, MS 4720, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds Stanley J. Morrow photographs and negative collection, and Morrow photographs in the General Nelson A. Miles collection.

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Received from the Over Museum, through the River Basin Surveys, March 8, 1955.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ponca Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mandan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hidatsa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arikara Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oglala Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teton Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slim Buttes, Battle of, S.D., 1876 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sisseton Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wahpeton Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yanktonai Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santee Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bannock Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunkpapa 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/