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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1874-1903 and undated
Size:
3 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 86-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a group of maps found in the Division of Fishes, and a watercolor painting of Unalaska by Henry Wood Elliott, 1874, marked as a gift to Mary Helen Churchill Baird (Mrs. Spencer F. Baird).

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Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941
Webber, John, 1751-1793
Le Page du Pratz, -1775
Krieghoff, Cornelius, 1815-1872
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Dates:
undated
Size:
2 Items (packages )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4109
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: Package 1 Folio-size engravings, after drawings by John Webber, 1778,, published in Captain James Cook's Voyages. 16 prints. Copy negatives made for all. See Smithsonian Institution Negative Numbers 44,242; A-Q. Package 2 Vue prise de bords de l'Ohio et du Scioto, dans la Nouvelle Amerique. View on banks of the Ohio. Water color. Dessiens...

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Creators:
Dall, Mark H.
Dates:
1574-1963
Size:
7.72 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information about the Healey family; personal and business correspondence of Mark Healey, maternal grandfather to William Healey Dall; poetry, correspondence, publications, photographs, and sermons by and pertaining to Charles Henry Appleton Dall, first Unitarian minister in India, and father of William Healey Dall; ...

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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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Dates:
1871-1912
Size:
1,195 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of geologic features and the natural environment of the American West, Alaska, and Mexico, most of which were created during government surveys and the expansion of railroads during the 1800s. There are also photographs collected and made by individuals who worked or traveled in the west. Depicted locales include Alaska, Arizona, Brit...

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Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-1960s
1840s-1960s
Size:
18,000 Items (ca. 18,000 items)
18,000 Items (ca. 18,000 items)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collections consists mostly of original and copy prints. There are also some negatives, artwork, photographs of artwork, and printed materials. Included is a large miscellany of ethnological, historical, and some archaeological subjects collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology from a wide variety of sources. To these have been added some p...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology. Division of Physical Anthropology
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Dates:
1850s-1960s
Size:
13,000 Items
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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