This accession consists of 76 photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series, a 14-volume publication detailing the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899. The plates were made from photographs and drawings made during the Expedition. Prominent photographers include C. Hart Merriam and Edward S. Curtis.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
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.
These papers of Frederick Vernon Coville were part of a group of Smithsonian Department of Botany records which were originally deposited in 1971 at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. In December 1977, the records were returned to the Smithsonian for maintenance in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
This collection contains photographs depicting the erection of a Tlingit totem pole and chief's house near the Mammals' Pond at the New York Zoological Society on September 23, 1904.
Photograph published by Edward S. Curtis titled "The Vanishing Race," depicting Navajo Indians on horseback riding away from the photographer. The recto of the print is signed by Edward S. Curtis in ink, and the copyright notice appears in blindstamp.
This collection consists of an album of photographs taken by Cole in Alaska in 1941. The album also contains memorabilia collected by Cole. The photographs are in chronological order and are labeled.
Photogravures made from Edward S. Curtis portraits of American Horse, Oglala Indian; Hollow Horn Bear, Brule Indian; and an Assiniboine/Gros Ventre man. Curtis copyrighted the original photographs in 1907 and 1908.
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.
Photographs depicting American Indian baskets and portraits of American Indians with whom C. Hart Merriam worked, as well as scenic views and images of animals and plants, mostly in California. Many of the photographs were made by Merriam himself or his daughter Zenaida Merriam Talbot. In addition, Merriam collected photographs from other research...