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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1875-1966
bulk 1903-1943
Size:
206.71 Linear feet (294 boxes, 138 folders, 9 rolled items, and 4 folios)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-31
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.

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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
Size:
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:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1977
Size:
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-45
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph depicting Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme, Angela Margola, John Lawrence Angel, and Donald John Ortner in the physical anthropology lab. The photograph is mounted on a Christmas greeting card from the "Division of Physical Anthropology."

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Creators:
Ortner, Donald J.
Dates:
1963-2013
Size:
44.37 Linear feet (96 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-07
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.

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Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 1885-1900
Size:
13 mounted prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.78-42
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs documenting physical anthropology techniques for measuring and photographing skulls for comparison, as practiced by scientists of the Army Medical Museum. Photographs are mounted on unbound pages from an album and have been annotated to describe the technique depicted.

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Dates:
1979
Size:
26 Negatives (35 mm)
26 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-51
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting members of the Department of Anthropology in conversation and receiving awards from National Museum of Natural History Director Porter Kier. The awards were presented on April 10, 1979 in the conference room of the Division of Physical Anthropology. The photographs were likely made by the Department of Anthropology Chairman's...

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
circa 1948-1949
Size:
1 Slide (1 black and white slide)
133 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-4
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of burials and pits at the Townsend Site excavation. The photographs were probably made by T. Dale Stewart, but possibly made by Henri Geiger Omwake, one of the local archeologists heading the project.

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Creators:
Hirschhorn, Howard H.
Dates:
circa 1970
Size:
42 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Front and profile images of Seminole Indians, mostly children. The photographs are mounted and annotated for publicaiton in "Seminole Physiognomy and Beady Cerumen."

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1886-1978
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 250
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics relating to electricity consist of some early general correspondence, primarily of George C. Maynard, but also including that of J. Elfreth Watkins and Carl W. Mitman, concerning the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and inventors of dynamos ...

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D,(Thomas Dale),1901- interviewee
Dates:
1975, 1986
Size:
14 audiotapes (reference tapes). 27 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9521
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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