Query: Mason, Robert W.
John Peabody Harrington papers
Creators:
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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George Irving Quimby, Jr. Papers
Creators:
Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003
Dates:
circa 1935-circa 1978
Size:
0.21 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists entirely of Quimby's correspondence. Correspondents include: Glenn A. Black, Douglas S. Byers, Henry B. Collins, Jr., Fay-Cooper Cole, Claude Desgoffe, Frederick H. Douglas, Gordon F. Ekholm, Charles H. Fairbanks, R. A. Gibson, Gutorm Gjessing, John M. Goggin, E. M. Greenman, Carl E. Guthe, A. Irving Hallowell, Robert …

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Portraits of anthropologists
Dates:
circa 1860s-1970
Size:
1 Print (photogravure)
8 Prints (halftone (including one newspaper clipping))
124 Prints (circa, silver gelatin, albumen, and platinum)
50 Copy prints (circa)
3 copper printing plates
1 Color print
1 Print (wood engraving)
3 Copy negatives (glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is an artificial collection of photographs, copper plates, and a few notes, all of which depict or relate to anthropologists, many of which were associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Included are portraits of Franz Boas, Q. M. Bond, Arno B. Cammerer, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Edwin Hamilton …

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Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason papers
Creators:
Hervey, Wilna, 1894-1979
Dates:
1883-1985
Size:
4.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hervwiln
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist and silent film actress Wilna Hervey and her lifelong companion painter Nan Mason date from 1883 through 1985 and measure 4.9 linear feet. The collection is comprised mostly of letters to Hervey and Mason from friends, colleagues, and Mason's father, Dan Mason, also a silent film actor. Also found are personal photographs and snapshots, Hervey's handwritten memoirs, as well as twelve folders of Dan Mason's papers.

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William Henry Holmes Papers
Dates:
1870-1931
Size:
2.16 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 folder oversize material) (8 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include Holmes' personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence between other scientists, which was collected by Holmes in connection with his research. The correspondence mainly documents Holmes' research in American ethnology and archeology but also includes material dealing with international scientific meetings and professional conflicts. Also included are photographs …

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Computer Oral History Collection
Creators:
Blanch, Gertrude
Bloch, Richard M.
Bradburn, James
Brainerd, John G.
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Dates:
1969-1973, 1977
Size:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0196
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.

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Correspondence
Dates:
1963-1970 and undated
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 269
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition …

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Correspondence
Dates:
circa 1970-1988
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 548
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Meteorites, 1970-1988. The records concern the identification and acquisition of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of its staff members. Staff members represented by correspondence include Brian H. Mason, curator, 1970-1984; Roy S. Clarke …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1991
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 626
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program document the administration and operations of the organization. They contain correspondence and memoranda concerning the budget, fiscal planning, and fundraising, as well as lectures, seminars, and performances offered by RAP. The files also include contact sheets showing staff receptions …

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Gardner Cox papers
Creators:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988
Massachusetts Art Commission
Portraits (Firm: New York, N.Y.)
Putnam & Cox (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1920-1995
Size:
7.8 Linear feet ((on 9 microfilm reels))
12 Linear feet (Addition)
Collection ID:
AAA.coxgard
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, correspondence, business records, extensive portrait files, sketches and drawings, notes and writings, art works, subject files, printed materials, photographs, audio-visual material and palette samples relate chiefly to Cox's career as a portrait painter.

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