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Creators:
Clifton, James A. (photographer and collector)
Dates:
bulk 1963-1964
circa 1850-1965
Size:
20 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
7 Mounted copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.78-46
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Potawatomi people, including copy prints of 19th century portraits as well as photographs by James A. Clifton and Dr. Robert L. Bee of Potawatomi interviewees and a Potawatomi pow wow. The collection also includes images of Potawatomi material culture, including heirloom pipes, a grave house, dice counters, a drum and Ojibwa ...

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Creators:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Size:
96 Photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 Printing plates (copper printing plates)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.080
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1973-2009
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-571
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of minutes and materials from the board of trustees meetings at the National Museum of African Art. The board began in 1979 as the Commission of the Museum of African Art when the Smithsonian Institution first acquired the museum. With the name change of the museum in 1981, the group became the Commission of the Na...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art
Dates:
1976, 1980-1983, 1991-2010
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Chang, Curator, c. 1997-2010. Topics include exhibition development, object research, collection management, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, proposals, scripts, label texts, floor plans, object information, object photographs, and related ...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Shawata, Frank
Dates:
undated
Size:
209 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2651
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Thirteen stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text collected by Truman Michelson. Six of the texts are by Frank Shawata, the younger brother of Alfred Kiyana. The translated titles of Shawata's texts are "Rabbit," "Beaver," "Fox," "Those who had power," "Wildcat," and "Mouse." The remaining seven texts are by an unidentified writer. The t...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Abraham, Alice
Dates:
1929, 1967
Size:
98 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1772
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Truman Michelson conducted research among the Kickapoo in 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. During this time, he worked with Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo and former student at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This collection contains legends in Kickapoo syllabary collected by Michelson from Murdock. The collection also partial interlineal English ...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Haag, Mack
Dates:
1930 June
Size:
74 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3188B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Handwritten Cheyenne linguistic and ethnographic notes and anthropometric data collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. Much of the information is from his work with Mack Haag. The materials include vocabulary and notes on grammar and phonetics; a short story in Arapaho about spider with an interlineal English translation; notes on Cheyenne famil...

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Dates:
circa 1899-1955
Size:
126 chromolithographs (126 trade cards (13 sets))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection consists of 126 chromolithographic trade cards (13 sets) published by the Leibig Company between 1899 and 1955. These trade cards were included with products sold in Europe, such as chicken soup and chocolate. The cards focus on African art and material culture and showcase distinctive ethnic types, artistic and craft traditions, cultural performance, dress/costume and leadership. Sets include In Transvaal, In Abyssinia, Scenes of Africa, In East Africa I, Madagascar, In East Africa II, Life Among the Congolese People, Wild Animals of the Congo, The Italian Empire, Congolese Craftsmanship, Hunting and Fishing in the Belgian Congo, Peoples of the Belgian Congo, and History of the Belgian Congo I-III. Captions on the cards appear in French, Italian and German.

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Creators:
Teiwes, Helga
Dates:
1965-2002
Size:
3775 Negatives (photographic)
3126 Slides (photographs)
433 Photographic prints
196 Transparencies
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.070
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002. For over thirty years Teiwes worked as a staff photographer for the Arizona State Museum, photographing and documenting Native American communities across the American Southwest. During this time, Teiwes also privately took photographs and built personal relationships among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, DinĂ© (Navajo) and Hopi tribes. These photographs include portraits of artists at work, families in their homes, daily life on the reservation, special events and landscape photography. Additionally, the Teiwes collection includes photographs from a 1975 trip to Peru and photographs of the Tarahumara (RarĂ¡muri) community in Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Creators:
Center for the Study of Man (Smithsonian Institution)
Stanley, Samuel Leonard
White, Wes
Dates:
1966-1982 (a few earlier)
Size:
80.72 Linear feet (191 boxes and 32 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.1980-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Center for the Study of Man (CSM) was a bureau level division of the Smithsonian Institution. These records were maintained by the Program Coordinator, Samuel L. Stanley, and include correspondence, scholarly papers, transcripts, administrative materials, photgraphs, and audio recordings. The materials relate to conferences and programs in which CSM took part.

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