MS 4641 Ethnographic notes
Mainly extracted from published historical sources, in rough alphabetical arrangement by subject and tribe. Covers wide variety of subjects, often with only one card per subject; fairly extensive file (approximately 500 cards) on sign language. Some entries filed under tribe name, but entries filed by subject are not cross-indexed by tribe …
MS 1799 Notes on the sign language of the Plains Indians
Discusses history and theory of sign language. Includes proof-sheet copy of same, headed "Americanists Report, 8025." Printed document with Manuscript corrections. 12 pages.
MS 4396 Hugh Lenox Scott letters and clippings
Personal letters received by Hugh Lenox Scott and his collection of newspaper clippings relating to Indians. Box 1: Personal letters received, 1897-98 and 1926, 1929. Alphabetically arranged by sender. Approximately 100 letters. Bills and receipts, personal. 1 folder. Newsclippings. Roughly sorted by cataloguer into the following categories: Sign Language work of H. L. Scott. Sign Language …
W. Keith Kelley photographs of Hugh Lenox Scott and Plenty Coups
Photographs depicting General Hugh Lenox Scott and Plenty Coups during a ceremony on the site of Fort Custer, possibly to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fort.
MS 2932 Notes on sign language and miscellaneous ethnographic notes on Plains Indians
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914
2,736 Items (2,736 pages)
Much of this material is relevant to the Dakotas. Includes: miscellaneous notes on Dakota history, bands, and sign for "Dakota," Autograph Document. Approximately 100 pages. (Box 2); account of the Battle of Little Big Horn by He Dog, Red Feather, and Whirling, Autograph Document. 7 pages. (Box 3); "The Custer Battle with the Sioux …
MS 3941 Materials assembled by Hewitt for preparation of articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 and for replies to inquires from the public
MacKinley, W. E. W., Captain
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925
Contents: Adirondack tribe (St Lawrence River) Old Manuscript Number 3553. Adoption Old Manuscript Number 4007. Refers to Algonquian method of counting -only; see Haas note 2/18/72; Old Manuscript Number 3864. "Alligewi"; Animism Old Manuscript Number 3867 and 2842-c, box 6. Blood Indians, origin of name; Brant, Joseph Old Manuscript Number 3874. Chippewa, origin of name Old Manuscript …
Neil Merton Judd papers
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
La Gorce, John Oliver, 1880-1959
The papers of Neil Merton Judd, archeologist and curator in the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum, were deposited in the National Anthropological Archives at various times during the 1960's and 1970's. Much of Judd's own material was produced as part of his official duties and lie within the public domain. The collection occupies fourteen linear feet of shelf space.
Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists
2 Prints (woodburytype)
42 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
18 Prints (halftone)
The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an Native American demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition. Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De Lancey W. Gill …
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.
Hiram Powers papers
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.