Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
40 Photographic prints (black & white)
The Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection includes portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenic shots and landscape views made between 1909 and 1937. Speck was an anthropologist and ethnographer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting ethnographic materials across the Eastern United States and Canada. His collection of photographs includes materials from native communities ranging from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to South Carolina in the United States.
MS 2053 Map of village sites, shell heaps, shops, and camps of the Maryland Indians visited and examined by W. H. Love from 1858 to 1894
There are also two sites indicated in pencil in another hand (Mc Guire? Holmes?) on Indian River, Delaware; one of these, "Nanticoke village," probably refers tro an existing rather than an archeological village.
MS 2190 Circulars and other material concerning Indians and traces of Indians in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Virtually all the material consists of responses to a circular sent out in the spring of 1889 under the name of John Wesley Powell as part of an investigation by James Mooney. The circular requested data about 1) place names of Indian origin; 2) archeological remains; 3) individuals and groups of Indian descent; 4) local …
Henry Niese photographs of Thunderbird Pow Wow, University of Maryland Indian Awareness Week, and Turkey Tayac
Photographs depicting Winnebago and Piscataway people at various gatherings. The collection includes images of two Winnebago boys dancing at the August 1974 Thunderbird Pow Wow in Oakland, New Jersey, as well as photographs of Turkey Tayac (Philip Proctor), Jenice Bigbee, and Mark Tayac, made for University of Maryland Indian Awareness Week …
MS 2214 Newspaper clippings
Clippings on various subjects, mostly of Indian affairs in Oklahoma Territory. Includes clipping re Piscataway remnant group in Maryland.
William Meggers films of American Indians
Footage mostly concerns public dances and demonstrations by Blackfeet Indians who appeared in Maryland, Menominee on the Keshina Reservation, and Hopi at the El tovar Hotel near Grand Canyon. Subject matter appears to be a powwow, or a public exhibition of Native American skills, including scenes of a parade on …
MS 1909 Letters received by James Mooney
Barry, J. Neilson (John Neilson), 1870-1961
Bowers, George M.
Clark, Benjamin H., 1842-1914
Contents: Barry, J. Nelson. St Stephen's Parish, Baker City, Oregon. February 22, 1910. 2 pages. Refers to "Wesorts" of southern Maryland. Bowers, George M. United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Washington, D.C. September 20, 1899. 2 pages. Concerning the identity of a "stone-piling fish" in the headwaters of the Tennessee River. Clark, Ben. Fort Reno …
Architecture and Construction Files
This accession consists of records documenting architectural design, construction and renovation of National Museum of the American Indian facilities during the tenure of W. Richard West, Director, 1990-2007. Facilities include the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland and the National Mall Building in Washington, D.C. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reports …
Project Management and Projects Files
This accession consists of records pertaining to specific National Museum of the American Indian projects, such as the Cultural Resources Center move to Maryland, special exhibits, and archiving plans. Materials document the tenure of Deputy Director Doug Evelyn, and include planning proposals, correspondence, agreements, and minutes of meetings.