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Creators:
Hines, Arthur J.
Dates:
circa 1950-1979
Size:
0.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.101
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Arthur J. Hines films collection contains audio and film recordings that were created by amateur filmmaker and World War II veteran Arthur J. Hines. The materials document contemporary American Indian lives and includes footage of powwows and of prominent American Indian artists and athletes, circa 1950-1979.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.998
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections contains documents ane ephemera concerning people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Creators:
Thomas Indian School (Iroquois, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1945
Size:
85 glass plate negatives (N49022-N49106)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.061
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 85 glass plate negatives depicting Iroquois students and student life at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York state, circa 1900-1945.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994
Dockstader, Frederick J.
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912
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Dates:
1890-1998
Size:
400 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Newcombe, William A.
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
Dates:
bulk 1934-1938
1912-1913
1929
Size:
45 Photographic prints (Silver Gelatin DOP)
20 copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.051
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs shot by William A. Newcombe during three collecting trips to British Columbia with George Gustav Heye, director of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Between 1934 and 1938 Newcombe and Heye collected and photographed among the collecting ethnographic materials from the Saanich, Esquimalt, Cowichan, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo), and Nuxalk (Bellacoola) communities.

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Creators:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Size:
96 photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 printing plates (copper printing plates)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.080
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.

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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan McLain, significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.
Dates:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Size:
396 lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.053
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.

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Creators:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960
Cattell, Owen
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883
Ford, James B., 1844-1928
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Dates:
1917-1938
Size:
147 motion picture films
25 videocassettes (digital betacam)
58 electronic discs (dvd)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection of films produced and acquired by the Museum of the American Indian (MAI) contains materials created by and for the MAI as ethnographic studies and as documentation of its own activities (including archaeological expeditions and cultural exchanges) between 1917 and 1938. Tribes represented include: Arikara, Crow, Navajo, Pilaga, Pue...

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Creators:
The Arctic Circle (Gallery: Los Angeles, Calif.)
Witt, Ellen, 1917-2007
Witt, Bert
Dates:
1967-1987
bulk 1971-1986
Size:
634 slides (photographs)
152 Photographs
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.004
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Arctic Circle records include materials gathered by Bert and Ellen Witt for their private gallery of Inuit art The Arctic Circle. These materials include native artists information which is organized by community, reference material organized topically, slides from the gallery's annual print collections as well as photographs of scupltures and textiles displayed in the gallery. Much of the reference material used by the gallery pertains to native communities in the Nunavet Territory of Canada such as Cape Dorset and Baker Lake as well as other small communities throughout the Northwest Territiories. Additionally photographs taken by Bert and Ellen Witt's son Tony during a trip to Canada in 1973 are included in this collection.

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