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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1951-1993
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-044
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document much of the career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW), the greater part of it spent on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution as a curator at the National Museum of American History and as director of the Office of American Studies. The papers include correspondence, draft and finished scholarly and popular articles, and...

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Creators:
Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Dates:
bulk 1890s-1920s
1860s-1930s
Size:
6,085 Mounted prints (circa, albumen, collodion, silver gelatin, platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.59
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of photographs relating to Native Americans, which were submitted to the copyright office of the Library of Congress in and around the early 20th century. Many of the photographs are studio portraits as well as photographs made as part of expeditions and railroad surveys. It includes images of people, dwellings and other str...

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Creators:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957
Dates:
1927-1939
Size:
2 Boxes
1 Portfolio
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3261
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Material includes manuscript "Winnebago Music," 362 typed pages, 50 illustrations (filed separately in original prints file, Bureau of American Ethnology File, Number 3261 part), transcriptions of 205 Winnebago songs, and 2 flute melodies (ca. 116 pages) marked "ready for publication" and submitted November 28, 1939; and original copies of 205 Winn...

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Creators:
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962
Dates:
1902-1965
bulk 1927-1955
Size:
64.88 Linear feet (87 boxes; 16 map folders; and 14 boxes of nitrate negatives, which are not included in the linear feet extent measurement)
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

William Duncan Strong's early interest was in zoology, but, while an undergraduate at the University of California, he was brought into anthropology under the influence of Alfred Louis Kroeber. He conducted archaeological and ethnological field research in several areas of the New World and was the first professionally trained archaeologist to focus on the Great Plains, where he applied the so-called direct historical method, working from known history in interpreting archaeological sites. Strong's papers include correspondence, field notes, diaries, newspaper clippings, teaching notes and student papers, manuscripts of his writings, writings by other authors, papers from the various organizations in which he served, maps, and a considerable number of photographs from his field work. The materials date from 1902 to 1965, with most of the materials being from 1927 to 1955.

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Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895
Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949
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Dates:
undated
Size:
371 Pages
23 Items (slips )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4146
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: 1. Myths and customs of the Cherokee, Catawba, and Choctaw, from "Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British Provinces," by Charles Lanman, 2 volumes, Philadelphia, 1856- 60 pages. 2. Legends of Caddo Paintings by J. M. Stanley, from "Portraits of North American Indians, with sketches of scenery, etc., Washington, 1852. 1 ...

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Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1998-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-022
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art. Materials include budgets, ...

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Creators:
Chapman, Anne, 1922-2010
Dates:
1947
1955-1994
bulk 1955-1960
Size:
4 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 2 card file boxes, and 1 oversize map folder)
1 Floppy disc
30 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.1996-15
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection reflects anthropologist Anne Chapman's studies of the Tolupan (Jicaque) of Honduras. The collection also contains her dissertation and the first two issues of the journal Anthropos.

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Creators:
Gjording, Chris N., 1943-1993
Dates:
1966-1991
bulk 1977-1991
Size:
6.34 Linear feet (15 document boxes, 1 cassette tape, and 37 computer disks)
Collection ID:
NAA.2008-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982 (1992).

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Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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Creators:
Thorpe, Grace F.
Dates:
1900-2008
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
2,175 Photographic prints
166 Negatives (photographic)
27 Nitrate negatives
113 Slides (photographs)
5 Contact sheets
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.085
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Grace F. Thorpe Collection (1900-2008) includes documents, photographic prints, slides, negatives and other materials that encapsulate the breadth of Grace Thorpe's life and work as a WWII veteran, Native rights activist, and dedicated daughter, mother and family member. This includes material from her personal, military and professional life. ...

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