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Creators:
McClellan, Catharine
Guédon, Marie Françoise
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Emmons, George Thornton
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Dates:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Size:
2 map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-89
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutochone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1952-1988
Size:
0.8 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 536
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Ashbrook, F. G, (Frank Getz), 1892-
Dates:
circa 1915-1965
Size:
2.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7143
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Kane, Paul, 1810-1871
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 copy negative (acetate)
1 Roll (microfilm)
84 copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4428
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of sketches and paintings made by Paul Kane in 1845-1856, including portraits and scenes of camps, dances, and a buffalo hunt, relating to the Ojibwa, Ottawa, Menominee, Potawatomi, Eastern Sioux, Cree, Assiniboine, Chinook, Cowlitz, Clallam, Cowichan and Babine. The sketchbook, of which the microfilm may be incomplete, includes many of...

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Creators:
Gilbert, Gladys
Dates:
circa 1870-1950
Size:
2 mounted prints (2 mounted prints that have been painted)
131 Postcards (collotype (including tinted), halftone, color halftone, and photogravure)
1,580 Prints (circa 1580 mounted and unmounted prints, silver gelatin and albumen (including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards))
200 Postcards (circa 200 photographic postcards)
24 Prints (Album :, collotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs in albums acquired or compiled by Gladys Gilbert depicting Indians and Nepalese people, as well as prominent Europeans. Most of the photographs are portraits of Indians and Nepalese, including the Rana family, who ruled as prime ministers of Nepal, kings of Nepal, the Maharajah of Jaipur, and men in military uniform, as well as members ...

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Creators:
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Fly, C. S. (Camillus Sidney), 1849-1901
Dates:
1870-1947
Size:
79 Photographic prints (black and white)
129 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Images depict the Seneca Iroquois Indians on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York.

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Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925 (collector and possible photographer)
Dates:
circa 1900-1910
Size:
300 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
1,160 lantern slides (circa)
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
15 copy negatives (glass)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs collected and made by Helen Hamilton Gardener, probably during a world cruise following her husband's retirement from active duty in Puerto Rico in July 1902. The photographs document people, activities, cities, and tourist sites in Japan, China, Egypt, France, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. Gardener's lecture notes and a clipping from t...

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Creators:
Vroman, A. C. (Adam Clark), 1856-1916
Dates:
circa 1900
Size:
48 Postcards (collotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-58
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographic postcards made by Adam Clark Vroman of California Missions and Camulos Ranch, part of "Vroman's Series of Postcards." The depicted mission include San Juan Bautista, Santa Clara, San Luis Rey de Francia, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel Arcangel, San Antonio de Pala, San Diego de Alcala, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, La ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Dates:
1899-1947
Size:
15.12 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (14 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 223
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, for the most part, document the history of the collection of the United States National Herbarium (USNH), United States National Museum, Division of Plants, while William Ralph Maxon was aid, assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the USNH, Division of Plants (1899-1946). This material includes loose incoming ...

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Creators:
Gambaro, Stephen
Dates:
circa 1976-1984
Size:
4 Prints (halftone)
41 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portraits of American Indian artists, craftspeople, activists, and leaders from Stephen Gambaro's photography exhibits: "The Indian, the Animal, and the Land," 1976; "Indian Artists," 1977; and "Shadows Caught: Images of Native Americans," 1984. Individuals pictured include: Brummett Echohawk, Pawnee; Archie Blackowl, Cheyenne; Bert Seabourn, Cher...

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