Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides,
1894-1910

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.052
Creators:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933
Lang, Charles B.
Grabic, Louis
Dates:
1894-1910
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
152 Lantern slides
3344 Negatives (photographic)
Repository:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Collection arranged by item number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
110 negatives and 29 lantern slides have been digitized as of July 2003.
Custodial History note
Photographs in the Starr Collection were taken between the years 1894 and 1910 by Starr, Charles B. Lang, and Louis Grabic. Starr sold the collection to Heye in 1929 or 1930.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Processing Information note
Gayle Yiotis

General note
General note
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
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Suitland 20746-2863
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