Drawings by Lakota students at Pine Ridge Agency School
Bald Eagle, Lucy
Bird Necklace, Julia
Drawings by children at the Pine Ridge Agency School, most inscribed with the name of the artist. Most if not all subject matter appears to have been copied from published source material and includes animals, plants, home furnishings, warships and pirate vessels.
George C. Wheeler Oral History Interviews
The Oral History Project is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the project is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and …
John Merton Aldrich Papers
This collection consists of correspondence between Aldrich and other dipterists and includes considerable correspondence with Leland Ossian Howard and Charles Henry Tyler Townsend.
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 7090 Letters from George Bird Grinnell to C. Hart Merriam
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Consists of correspondence with two newspaper clippings. Includes detailed discussion of the efforts of Grinnell and Merriam, through contacts with President Theodore Roosevelt and influential Congressmen, to bring about Federal investigation of charges of maladministration by the Indian Agent at the Blackfeet Reservation in 1903-4. It also contains accounts of actions …
William Duncan Strong papers
William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.
Buell Halvor Quain Papers
The papers of Buell H. Quain (1935-1955) document his field work amoung the Fijian people and the Trumai and Kraho of Brazil. The papers consist primarily of field notes in original notebooks and as organized by topic. There are also hand-drawn maps, letters of correspondence, reading notes, introductory essays to posthumously published work, and photographs.
This accession consists of field notes of Perry C. Holt (1910-1999), a professor of zoology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. These materials document his research of branchiobdellids in the United States and Mexico, and some may correspond to specimens in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate …
These records include membership files, administrative files, reports, fiscal records, records related to the Journal of Systematic Zoology and copies of other SSZ publications, records related to the annual meetings, the Pacific Section of SSZ records, files on scientific societies, and the records of the Summer Institute in Systematics.
Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., Papers
This accession consists of field notes of Horton H. Hobbs (1914-1994), an invertebrate zoologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology. These field notes primarily document his research on crayfish and ostracoda. Materials also include data sheets, catalogs, maps, scientific illustrations, and slides.