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Creators:
Alder, John
Allman, Lillie
Bald Eagle, Lucy
Bird Necklace, Julia
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Dates:
ca. 1893?
Size:
53 Drawings (37 leaves, graphite and colored pencil on construction paper, 20 x 27 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS168515
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Drawings by children at the Pine Ridge Agency School, most inscribed with the name of the artist. Most if not all subject matter appears to have been copied from published source material and includes animals, plants, home furnishings, warships and pirate vessels.

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Creators:
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1923-1924
Size:
69 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.027
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 69 black-and-white acetate negatives taken by Melvin R. Gilmore in 1923-1924. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Sahnish (Arikara) Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Creators:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Dates:
1878-1932
Size:
200 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7090
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Consists of correspondence with two newspaper clippings. Includes detailed discussion of the efforts of Grinnell and Merriam, through contacts with President Theodore Roosevelt and influential Congressmen, to bring about Federal investigation of charges of maladministration by the Indian Agent at the Blackfeet Reservation in 1903-4. It also contain...

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Dates:
1878-1936
Size:
8.51 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (1 5x8 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of correspondence with conchologists, naturalists, and shell collectors pertaining to shell collections and exchanges, and responses to Shimek's questionnaires on Pomatiopsis lapidarias and other shells; notebooks listing personal names of those to whom Shimek sent his publications on loess, geology, and botany; a not...

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Dates:
1966-2000
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-095
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Flora of North America Project, a project to create a computerized data bank of information about vascular plants of North American north of Mexico. Materials include reports, correspondence, meeting materials, grant proposals, papers and publications, publicity materials, budget records, ...

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Dates:
1936-1965
Size:
6.78 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (14 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records include some correspondence belonging to Mary Agnes Chase, which was forwarded to Swallen; Ernest R. Sohn, associate curator of Botany, 1956; and Thomas R. Soderstrom, curator of Grasses, 1964-1965. Correspondents include U.S. and foreign botanists; agricultural experiment stations; field botanists; state geological surveys; fores...

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Dates:
1885-1970
Size:
14.66 cu. ft. (27 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 272
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of a variety of record and ledger books documenting loans, accessions, requisitions, and the mounting of specimens; annual and quarterly reports; files relating to World War II problems of loans and storage; exchange files including correspondence with other institutions; a botanical reference file of replies to public ...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Dates:
1860-1961
Size:
66 cu. ft. (132 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of reports, notebooks, notes, photographs, maps, and related materials documenting field research conducted by staff naturalists of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey. The reports, which primarily concern biological surveys conducted in the Un...

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Dates:
1960-2008
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence with depositories from which the Joseph Henry Papers Project requested documents relating to Joseph Henry, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1878. The Joseph Henry Papers Project was part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division. Materials also include l...

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