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Creators:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942
Dates:
1923-1934
Size:
20 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

An associate curator and associate in archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942, the collection of Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) document his Gallery-sponsored travels to China from 1923 to 1934 and include an unpublished manuscript describing his archaeological research in China; line drawings; rubbings; maps; note cards; and nearly 4,000 glass and film negatives with corresponding original silver prints. These document his expeditions in northern and central China, illustrating archaeological sites in Henan, Shanxi, and Hebei provinces. Specific digs include the large neolithic site at Wanquan, Shanxi, and sixth century C.E. tombs near Fenyin. Additional images show Chinese cityscapes, daily life and customs, topography, temples, pagodas, caves, and sculpture.

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Creators:
Medicine, Beatrice
Dates:
1914, 1932-1949, 1952-2003 (bulk dates, 1945-2003).
Size:
28 Linear feet (65 document boxes, 1 box of oversize materials, 1 box of ephemera, 1 shoebox of index cards, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.1997-05
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1892-1960
Size:
22 cu. ft. (44 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 311
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, ...

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Creators:
Hoebel, E. Adamson (Edward Adamson), 1906-1993
Dates:
1933-1934
Size:
33 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-9
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Edward Adamson Hoebel during a 1933 Laboratory of Anthropology field school session led by Ralph Linton. They consist of images of Comanche Indians, including a Comanche brush dance at Walters, Oklahoma, and images of Shoshoni Indians during a sun dance at Fort Hall, Idaho, in 1934.

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Dates:
n.d
Size:
27 Items (drawings in leather-bound notebook 28 leaves and inside covers, crayon, graphite and colored pencil, 8 x 20 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4452B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Leatherbound pocket notebook of ruled paper, containing 27 drawings, 3 with associated horse tracks on facing page. Most of the drawings depict individual men on horseback dressed in finery, but there are also five scenes of warfare, two of courting, and one of two feathered lances. Storekeeper's account entered on first page. Many pages were loose...

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Dates:
circa 1800
Size:
1 Sheet (38.5 x 102.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7323
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Map shows topographical features and various temple structures and monastaries, including the Buddha figures carved on mountain cliffs. There is also a handwritten poem in Chinese ideographs, perhaps by a Buddhist devotee, signed Issen dōnin and dated Hōreki kino-to-u (the year of the hare during the Hōreki period [1757-1763]).

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Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
2 Prints (color, woodblock.)
8 Drawings (crayon, pencil.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1988-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection consists of two color woodblock prints and eight crayon/pencil drawings made by Inuit residents of Cape Dorset in Nunavut territory, Canada, circa 1966. The prints and drawings depict traditional Inuit subjects, including birds, bears, fish and hunting scenes.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
40 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.66A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of enlargements that were made as part of a United States National Museum exhibit on Latin American archeology (opened in 1954). It includes photographs made at Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Tiahuanaco, Cuzco, Sacahuaman, Urcos, Viru Valley, and Pachacamac. Photograpers include anthropologists Harry S. Tschopik, Jr., Clifford...

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Dates:
circa 1890-1906
Size:
5 Negatives (glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26E
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portraits of Samuel Pierpont Langley, probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.

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Creators:
Jensen, James A., 1918- (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1965-1974
Size:
1 Lithograph
1 Watercolor
95 color slides
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-1
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper Xingu River tibes of Central Brazil. Additio...

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