Daniel Sutherland Davidson prints and negatives
101 Acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
This collection consists of 101 black-and-white acetate negatives and 36 albumen prints taken by Daniel Sutherland Davidson in 1925. The images portray Pamunkey and Chickahominy Indians of Virginia and the Algonquin (Kitcisakik, Grand Lake Victoria) and Tetes de Boule (Attikamek) Indians of Quebec, Canada.
George L. Nelson papers
The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the posession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. Chief George L. Nelson was born and raised in Indian Neck, VA.
Carol H. Krinsky papers
These papers consist of research materials collected and used by Professor Carol Herselle Krinsky for her book Contemporary Native American Architecture: Cultural Regeneration and Creativity.
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 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 …
MS 7187 Lexical files on Virginia and North Carolina Algonquian
Includes slips that have lexical materials from published (and perhaps some manuscript) sources on Virginia and Carolina Algonquian with some comparative materials from other Algonquian languages (especially Cree from Leonard Bloomfield). In two boxes: Box 1 Indian-English; Box 2 English-Indian and comparative materials.
Copy of a print
Copy from a copperplate made sometime between 1732 and 1747 which depicted the then existing public buildings in Williamsburg, Virginia. In bottom panel are representations of flora, fauna, and Indians, presumably of Virginia. Details of Indian drawings appear to be unreliable.
Tecumseh D. Cook photograph collection of Pamunkey Indians
Copies of photographs depicting members of the Cook and Bradby families of the Pamunkey Reservation in Virginia, including some images of Pamunkey Indians with game or birds. There is also a photograph that include James Miles, Governor of Virginia, and a group that participated in the Jamestown Exposition in 1907.
MS 3695 Acts and petition
Includes: An act for appointing Trustees to the Pamunkey Indians, 1786. Typed transcript. 1 page. An act authorizing a sale of a tract of land belonging to the Pamunkey tribe of Indians, 1828. Incomplete typed transcript. 1 page. A Petition from Citizens of King William County, Virginia [to] The General Assembly of Virginia, January …
MS 2197 Pamunkey notebook
C., R., Mrs
Smith, John, 1580-1631
Includes occasional brief references to the Mattaponi and Chickahominy. Contents: Indian medicines by Lavinia Cook, 3 pages; names of Chiefs, from "Mrs R. C.," 1 page; the country and animals hunted, 1 page; tenure of lands, 1 page; population, 1 page; government, 1 page; "sustentation," 1 page; local names in King William Co., Virginia, 3 pages, note about …