Haywood, North Carolina Mound excavation photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.048
Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Dates:
1915
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21 glass plate negatives
21 copy negatives
Repository:
Photographic negatives from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation expedition conducted by George Heye and George Pepper in Haywood, County, North Carolina in the Spring/Summer of 1915. Mounds on the James and Richard Plott farms near Canton were excavated as well as a mound on the property of T.D. Singleton in Bethel.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes 21 glass plate negatives shot at excavations of mounds on the property of James Plott near Canton, North Carolina and T. D. Singleton in Bethel, North Carolina. George Gustav Heye is listed as the photographer but it is much more likely that George Hubbard Pepper shot the photographs. Most of the photographs are landscape shots of the James Plott mound as well as images of the trenches dug by the excavation crew. There are a small amount of photographs taken at the mound on the property of T.D. Singleton. Grave photographs have been restricted. There are also acetate copy negatives (with the same N numbers) of all the glass plate negatives made in the 1960s during a large photographic conservation project.
Scope and Contents
N00457-N00477

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged by catalog number

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In the spring of 1915 George Gustav Heye and George Hubbard pepper traveled to Haywood County, North Carolina to excavate mounds for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. The first two mounds were located on the farms of James and Richard Plott, two miles Southwest of Canton, North Carolina. The mound on the farm of James Plott was dubbed the "Heye Expedition Mound" and was more extensively excavated. The expedition continued on to the property of T.D. Singleton in Bethel, North Carolina to excavate a small circular mound. Heye and Pepper also collected a number of surface artifacts including steatite ornaments and pipes during this excavation.
For more information about this excavation see "Certain Mounds in Haywood County, North Carolina" in Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Volume V, No. 3, by George G. Heye, 1919.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection is still in need of processing. Collection record written by Rachel Menyuk, Processing Archivist, in 2019.
Separated Materials
See George Pepper's field notes from Haywood, North Carolina, 1915 in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001) in Box 191, Folder 2-3. All archaeological materials from this excavation can be found in NMAI's archaeology collections.
Author
Rachel Menyuk
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Field photographs created by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1915.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Photographs with graves have been restricted.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Haywood, North Carolina Mound Excavation photographs, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
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