Susan M. Stevens photograph collection of Passamaquoddy Indians, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R74-49
Creators:
Stevens, Susan MacCulloch
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
100 copy prints
circa
2 copy negatives
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Copies of photographs depicting Passamaquoddy Indians in Princeton, Maine. The collection consists largely of studio portraits, though some images show activities such as fishing, logging, and a parade. These photographs were likely collected by Susan M. Stevens as part of her work for the Department of Indian Affairs in Maine.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Susan MacCulloch Stevens (1934-2003) moved to the Passamaquoddy Indian reservation in Princeton, Maine, when she was a doctoral student in cultural anthropology. She conducted research that helped the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes gain federal recognition and won an Indian Health Service grant in 1973 to implement drug and alcohol rehabilitive services for Maine Indians. Her husband, John Stevens, served as Governor of the Passamaquoddy and then Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the State of Maine. Susan Stevens worked in various Indian affairs-related agencies, eventually moving to New Mexico in 1979. Maine's Department of Indian Affairs was closed in 1980 with the passage of the Maine Indians land claim settlement, which led to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives and prints prepared by Smithsonian Institution, 1974.
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals may be in Maine's government records.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R74-49

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.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R74-49, Susan M. Stevens photograph collection of Passamaquoddy Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional studio photographs of Passamaquoddy Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original photographs loaned by Susan M. Stevens in 1974 so that the Smithsonian Institution could make copies.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
The photographs are described in card catalog for photographic negatives. Prints are located in the reference prints file in repository reading room, under Passamaquoddy Indians.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Logging Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Princeton (Me.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parades Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passamaquoddy Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type 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/