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Creators:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Dates:
January 15, 1881
Size:
18 Pages
2 Drawings
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2389
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Description of mortuary customs of the Akaskan Indians on Prince of Wales Islands and Tongass, southwestern Alaska, and two drawings of which Swan was an eye witness during his cruise on the U. S. Revenue Steamer Oliver Wolcott in the summer of 1875.

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Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929
Barnett, George
Swan, James G., 1818-1900
Gould, J. Loomis
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Dates:
ca. 1885-1889
Size:
1 Portfolio
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4513
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Concern Indians of the Northwest Coast, mainly Tlingit and Haida.

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Creators:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
Dates:
ca. 1880
Size:
91 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2109
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: Festivals, pages 1-24; Burial customs, 25-33; Hunting, 34-38; Fishing 39-41; Physical development and character, 42-47, Customs and beliefs, 47-55; Music, 55a-b; Villages and houses, 56-59; Implements and trade, 60-61; Tales, 6-89.

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Creators:
Eaton (photographer and/or collector)
Dates:
ca. 1906
Size:
20 Prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4579
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Subjects: Chilkat Indians, surveyors' camp on Chilkat River, Alaska, and geological and scenic views in Chilkat Valley, Alaska, made and/or collected by a Mr Eaton. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, apparently in connection with a boundary survey, ca. 1906.

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Size:
65 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.

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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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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-circa 2015
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0311
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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