Archaeology reports and related material collection
With the passage of federal environmental and cultural heritage legislation during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, archaeological investigations were required before federal land could be disturbed for construction projects. Reports of these investigations, often conducted by archaeological contactors, were generally published in processed rather than printed form. The multiliths, electrostats, dittographs, and so …
This record unit consists of exhibition catalogs of shows circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Laura Thompson papers
The papers of Laura Thompson reflect the professional and personal life of an active and pioneering anthropologist. In the 1930s, Thompson began her work in applied anthropology, producing studies of Fiji, Guam and Hawaii intended to aid administrators of economic, educational and political development and pioneering approaches now known as "administrative" and "educational" anthropology. In the 1940s, Thompson applied her skills to the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, a study of eleven communities of five Native American tribes. From the 1950s until the end of her career, Thompson sought to formulate and demonstrate a theoretical anthropological synthesis of man and culture, while pursuing fieldwork in Iceland and Germany, teaching, and consulting for numerous institutions.
MS 7231 Album of sound recordings of Native American songs and chants
Woodbury, Natalie Ferris Sampson
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, scripts, drawings, plans, and related materials documenting the planning and preparation of temporary and permanent exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History, including the "Ocean Planet" exhibition. Most of the records were created by Carl A. Alexander, Exhibits Programmer.
This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, and memoranda pertaining to exhibit preparation and design.
MS 4609 Drawings of Kachinas by Zuni Indians
Includes projected outline for papers by Bunzel on "Zuni Katcinas" and "Zuni Ritualistic Poetry." (Ca. 1930.) Typescript document, 6 pages.
These records consist of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibition files, arranged by exhibition. The files contain varying amounts of information, including itineraries, shipping and insurance papers, press releases, lists of items, correspondence with lenders, and occasional photographs.
Christopher Cardozo Collection of Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
The collection comprises Edward S. Curtis original and copy negatives, prints, and photogravures relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition and Curtis's 20 volume publication, the North American Indian (NAI), as well as ephemera and one gold-tone of Fort Lapawi.