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Creators:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968
Dates:
circa 1930
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 2000 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage taken by Smithsonian anthropologist Henry Collins and his assistant James Ford in the summer of 1930, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Shots include Eskimos in boats; three men positioning themselves in boulders along seacliffs to catch birds with pole net; dancing and drumming; fishing with both lines and nets; dog teams; the preparat...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Physical Anthropology
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Print (engraving)
2 Prints (chalk manner lithograph)
3 Prints (etching)
23 Photomechanical prints (halftone, photogravure, and collotype)
152 Photographic prints (silver gelatin and albumen)
8 Copy prints
6 Copy negatives
1 Print (offset lithography)
1 Print (probably chromolithograph)
11 Negatives (acetate)
3 Drawings
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4822
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs relating to physical anthropologists from the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and the United States. Many of the photographs depict Smithsonian staff, particularly Ales Hrdlicka and T. Dale Stewart, as well as people and artifacts relating to physical anthropology throughout history. Some of the portraits are signed and the collection...

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Creators:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Dates:
circa 1920-1936
Size:
3 Copy prints
15 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-23
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting crews, camps, artifacts, and excavated areas from various archeological digs and anthropological expeditions. These include Neil Merton Judd's archeological excavations at Pueblo Bonito, Collins and Hermes Knoblock measuring Choctaw people in Mississippi, James Alfred Ford and Paul Silook at Miyowagh on St. Lawrence Island, an...

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Creators:
Basto, Arthur
Bauxar (Finkelstein), J. Joe
Beardsley, Richard K. (Richard King), 1918-1978
Barnett, Homer Garner, 1908-
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Dates:
1935-2010
Size:
195.75 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1980-55
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection consists of the records of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and documents the activities of the officers of SAA and the editors of the journal American Antiquity. Materials include minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial records, memorandums, contracts and journals.

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Creators:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
Blegan, Carl W.
Blumberg, Baruch
Boaz, Noel T.
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Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
70 Linear feet (Approximately 70 linear feet of textual materials and over 30,000 photographic items.)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0033
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of John Lawrence Angel present a complete portrait of the professional life of one of the most important and influential physical anthropologists in the United States. Angel was best known for his work with cultures in the eastern Mediterranean and for his work in forensic anthropology; but his contributions were widespread. His influence was felt in studies of human microevolution, the relationship between environment and disease, human evolution, and paleopathology. His research was said to be ten years ahead of its time. The papers include correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the time; honors and awards bestowed on Angel; materials on Angel's educational career, both as an undergraduate and as a teacher; extensive photographs; a virtually complete collection of his writings; materials concerning his research and his work in forensic anthropology; and his activities in professional organizations. The bulk of the papers reflect Angel's life-long interest in examining the relationship between culture and biology in human groups through time. There are a few records on Angel's administrative involvement in the Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum/National Museum of Natural History.

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Dates:
1915-1993, undated
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Chronological professional and personal letters received by Ben Benn relating to exhibitions, affiliations with various artists' groups, and relationships with other artists and friends. Found are letters from Alfred Barr, Holger Cahill, Juliana Force, Sidney Geist, Kaj Klitgaard, Rowan and Irene LeCompte, Audrey McMahon, Elie and Viola Nadelman, S...

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Creators:
American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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Creators:
Cornell, Joseph
Dates:
1750-1980, bulk 1930-1972
Size:
196.8 Linear feet
186 Nitrate negatives
Collection ID:
SAAM.JCSC.1
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The Joseph Cornell Study Center collection measures 196.8 linear feet and dates from 1750 to 1980, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1972. Documenting the artistic career and personal life of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), the collection is primarily made up of two- and three-dimensional source material, the contents of the artists' studio, his record album collection, and his book collection and personal library. The collection also includes diaries and notes, financial and estate papers, exhibition materials, collected artifacts and ephemera, photographs, correspondence, and the papers of Robert Cornell (1910-1965) and Helen Storms Cornell (1882-1966), the artist's brother and mother.

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