John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-2Q
Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
80 copy prints
circa
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs used to illustrate John Reed Swanton's "The Indians of the Southeastern United States" depicting American Indians of the Southeast and their dwellings, food preparation, and ceremonies.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE studying the Haida and Tlingit groups of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Indians. His focus then shifted to the American Indians of the Southeastern United States, where his interest remained for the rest of his career. In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied extensively the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern American Indians, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States (1946), a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals held by the British Museum, Creek Indian Memorial Association, D.I. Bushnell Jr., Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, and the National Anthropological Archives BAE historical negatives.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R87-2Q

Bibliography
Bibliography
Illustrations published in John R. Swanton, "The Indians of the Southeastern United States," BAE Bulletin 137, 1946.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints in this collection that represent photographs not held by the National Anthropological Archives are for reference only.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R87-2Q, John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Alibamu
Creek (Muskogee)

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs published in BAE Bulletin 137 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-39.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs made by Swanton can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives hold more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton, in the Numbered Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577.

Contained in
Contained in
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
This collection was found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that it was unprocessed.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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