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Creators:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Dates:
1906
Size:
90 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4787
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes chronological listing of Expositions, through which anthropological specimens reached the Museum.

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Creators:
Walther, Henry
Dates:
July 1, 1886 - June 30, 1894
Size:
74 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7114
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Entries are arranged numerically. Most consist of Museum catalog numbers, brief identifications of specimens, locality, and collector or donor. Accession numbers and Bureau of Ethnology numbers are included in several lists; a few give only Bureau of Ethnology number.

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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
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
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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Dates:
circa 1879-1929
Size:
2,000 Items (circa 2000 paintings, drawings, and photographs)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.133
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. Also included are unidentified i...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Mound Exploration Division
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910
Dates:
1881-1889
Size:
11 Boxes
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2400
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes reports, field notes, drawings, correspondence and other materials relating to mound explorations by Cyrus Thomas and collaborators, including F. S. Earle, J. W. Emmert, Gerard Fowke, Charles C. Jones, J. P. MacLean, J. D. Middleton, Warren K. Moorehead, P. W. Norris, Edward Palmer, H. L. Reynolds, J. P. Rogan. L. H. Thing. Site reports a...

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Dates:
1965
Size:
3 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.136
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Group portraits of members of the Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology at the time of their merger in 1965. The photographs were made on the steps of the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum building.

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Creators:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997, interviewee
Dates:
1974-1975
Size:
7 audiotapes (Reference copies). 11 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9505
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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1904
Size:
31 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-31
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of United States National Museum anthropological exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair. Images of the Department of Anthropology's exhibits include those of photographs and models of Mayan and Mesoamerican temples; antiquities from Mexico, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies; and American Indian,...

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Creators:
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Dates:
1889-1900
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7086
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of copies of letters which Otis Tufton Mason wrote back to the Smithsonian while on a trip in Europe to study museum practices, 1889; correspondence concerning his work on Central American ethnology, 1899-1900; and newspaper clippings collected by Mason concerning museums, 1890-1897.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1901
Size:
1 Print (halftone)
9 Mounted prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2L
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting National Museum anthropological exhibit cases at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. Exhibits include those on Native American weaving, picture-writing, pottery, bow and arrows, narcotic utensils, and firemaking devices, as well as dioramas of Tehuelche Tohono O'Odham dwelling groups. The photographs' mo...

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