Query: American Indians -- Economic development
Center for the Study of Man records
Creators:
Center for the Study of Man (Smithsonian Institution)
Stanley, Samuel Leonard
White, Wes
Dates:
1966-1982 (a few earlier)
Size:
80.72 Linear feet (191 boxes and 32 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.1980-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Center for the Study of Man (CSM) was a bureau level division of the Smithsonian Institution. These records were maintained by the Program Coordinator, Samuel L. Stanley, and include correspondence, scholarly papers, transcripts, administrative materials, photgraphs, and audio recordings. The materials relate to conferences and programs in which CSM took part.

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MS 4281 Card catalog of trade and resources
Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Dates:
undated
Size:
2,400 Items (ca. 2400 cards)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4281
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Originally intended as a study in aboriginal trade routes but was expanded to include an attempt to locate sources of raw materials, hunting and fishing grounds, and so on, but the program proved too big and the results were laid aside. It is hoped that at some time it may …

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Group portrait of National Congress of American Indians meeting
Dates:
1944
Size:
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph depicting attendees at November 1944 meeting of National Congress of American Indians in Denver, Colorado.

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James C. Jones collection from Boliva
Creators:
Jones, James C. (James Clyde), 1944-
Dates:
1977-1979
1988
Size:
910 Slides (photographs) (color, 35mm)
2 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.110
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes slides (photographic) and audio-cassettes created by James Jones during research trips to San Ingnacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia in 1977-1979 and 1988. Jones was conducting research to complete his dissertation in anthropology and photographed many indigenous Moxo (Mojo) community members he interviewed during the course of his research, as well as local festivals and agricultural activities.

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Beatrice Medicine papers
Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914-2003
bulk 1945-2003
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Joan Mencher papers
Creators:
Mencher, Joan P., 1930-
Dates:
1920-2011
bulk 1956-1993
Size:
42.5 Linear feet (104 document boxes, plus 3 oversize boxes, and 2 map drawers)
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-08
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Joan Mencher. The files from her extensive career as a field researcher make up the majority of the collection. These materials include field notes, diaries, charts, tables, maps, interviews, questionnaires, scholarly papers and publications of other scholars, genealogical charts, sets of analyzed data, computer printouts, and digital files. The collection also contains copies of most of Mencher's published writings.

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Laura Thompson papers
Creators:
Thompson, Laura, 1905-2000
Dates:
1905-1997
Size:
27 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1983-51
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Laura Thompson reflect the professional and personal life of an active and pioneering anthropologist. In the 1930s, Thompson began her work in applied anthropology, producing studies of Fiji, Guam and Hawaii intended to aid administrators of economic, educational and political development and pioneering approaches now known as "administrative" and "educational" anthropology. In the 1940s, Thompson applied her skills to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, a study of eleven communities of five Native American tribes. From the 1950s until the end of her career, Thompson sought to formulate and demonstrate a theoretical anthropological synthesis of man and culture, while pursuing fieldwork in Iceland and Germany, teaching, and consulting for numerous institutions.

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National Congress of American Indians Audio and Film Recordings
Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1952-1997
Size:
24 Videoreels (1/2 inch)
1 Videocassettes (Hi8)
3 Sound cartridges
1 Sound recording (dictaphone belt)
10 Videocassettes (VHS)
442 Sound tape reels (1/4" open reel)
30 Videocassettes (U-matic)
713 Sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of America Indians (NCAI), which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO and is still active today. NCAI was founded to serve as a link between individual tribal councils and the United States government but also aimed to educate the general public about Indians, preserve Indian cultural values, protect treaty rights with the United States, and promote Indian welfare. This collection of National Congress of America Indians Audio and Film Recordings contains materials created by and for NCAI to maintain a record of organizational proceedings and events between 1952 and 1997. Recorded in various formats, the bulk of this collection is on 1/4" open reel to reel tapes and sound cassettes. The events represented in this collection include annual and mid-year conventions, executive council meetings, congressional hearings, intertribal institutes and a variety of workshops and meetings regarding economic, civil and educational issues facing indian country.

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Helen L. Peterson papers
Creators:
Peterson, Helen L.
Dates:
circa 1944 to circa 1990
Size:
55 Linear feet ((estimated))
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helen Peterson collection includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous administrative documents, financial records, calendars, questionnaires, notes from interviews, survey forms, copies of resolutions, proceedings, speeches, programs, press releases, printed and processed material, and many other types of documents. Mainly these relate to Petersons's career and special interests between 1953 and 1970. There are also a few documents that concern the organizations which Peterson served for periods preceding or following her periods in office. Of special interest are the materials related to the NCAI, many of which supplement the records in that organization's files. The collection also includes documents that concern a wide range of Indian interests and activities.

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National Congress of American Indians records
Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
Size:
251 Linear feet (597 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), founded in 1944, is the oldest nation-wide American Indian advocacy organization in the United States. The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The collection is located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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