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Creators:
Nicholson, Grace, -1948
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1905-1930
Size:
374 Photographic prints
38 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.039
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 374 photographic prints and 38 copy negatives made by Grace Nicholson, a collector and dealer of Native American and Asian arts and crafts in Pasadena, California. The majority of the photographs were made between 1910 and 1930 among various native communities in California, though there are smaller amounts of photographs in Arizona and New Mexico. Communities photographed include—Hupa, Yurok, Pomo, Karuk (Karok), Tolowa, Yokayo Pomo, Achomawi (Pit River), Atsugewi (Hat Creek), Hopi Pueblo, Kumeyaay (Digueno), Mojave (Mohave), Paiute, Taos Pueblo, Wintu, Acoma Pueblo, Maidu, Chukchansi Yokuts, Yokuts.

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Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Sinclair, David
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Dates:
1939 October
Size:
22 Negatives (photographic)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.055
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photography taken by George Heye, Joseph Keppler, David Sinclair and William Stiles during a trip to the Cornplanter Reservation in Pennsylvania and Onondaga, Allegheny, Cattaraugus, Tuscarora, and Tonawanda Reservations in New York October 1939.

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Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1915-1928
Size:
1,188 Acetate negatives
3 Photographic prints
18 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The S.K. Lothrop collection primarily contains negatives, photographic prints, and lantern slides made by Lothrop while employed by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Lothrop traveled on behalf of the Museum to New Mexico, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru. The four New Mexico negatives in this collection date from...

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Creators:
Mason, Gregory, b. 1889
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1916-1931
Size:
86 Acetate negatives (black and white, 4 x 6 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.029
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 86 black-and-white negatives taken by Gregory Mason from 1916-1931. The images depict scenes of Belize, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico, including Mexico City, Cozumel, Chichén Itzá and other sites in Quintana Roo.

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
1988-1996
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-141
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Exhibitions documented include Indians as Children See Them; Tutavoh: Learning the Hopi Way; All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture; This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Public Programs. Media Development Department
Dates:
1991-2006
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-200
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual recordings created for exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center. Exhibitions documented include All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture, Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast, and New York: New Tribe....

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Programs. Publications Office
Dates:
1994, 2003, 2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Areas of coverage include NMAI, exhibitions, and Native American identity and culture. Publications include: National Museum of the American Indian: A Postcard Book; Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest by Susan Secakuku; James Luna: Emen...

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services. Constituent Outreach. Training Unit
Dates:
1977-2008
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-042
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication,...

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Miller, Kenneth C., 1901-1974
Sinclair, David
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Dates:
1938 January
Size:
56 Photographic prints
18 Negatives (photographic)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.057
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs of the Hidatsa Delegation at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York, City and visiting the White House in Washington, D.C. for the repatriation of a Water Buster Bundle in 1938. Hidatsa Delegation members included elders Drags Wolf and Foolish Bear.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994
Dockstader, Frederick J.
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912
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Dates:
1890-1998
Size:
400 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.

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