Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill collection
Churchill, Clara G.
3 Linear feet
1430 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
325 Lantern slides (colored)
The Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill collection includes photographic negatives, photo albums, lantern slides, journals, scrapbooks and other documents created and compiled by the Churchills over the course of Frank's career as a special agent and Indian Inspector for the Department of the Interior between 1899 and 1909. Initially assigned as a revenue collector to the Cherokee Nation and later as an Indian Inspector reviewing boarding schools, Frank's assignments took him all over the United States including Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma), Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, California, Florida, North Carolina and Alaska. During this time the Churchills visited over 80 different Native communities shooting photographs and taking notes.
David Grant Noble photographs
This collection contains gelatin silver photographs shot by photographer David Grant Noble that depict Mohawk ironworkers constructing a building in New York City and Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) wild rice harvesting in Wisconsin and Minnesota, 1970-1971.
Helen C. Rountree papers
2.4 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Helen C. Rountree is emeritus professor of anthropology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied the history of the Virginia Tribes from the 17th century to the 21st century and is considered a leading expert on Pocahontas. The Helen C. Rountree papers include field notes, correspondence, and sound recordings relating to her field work among the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Monacan, as well as the area around Nottoway Reservation and Gingaskin Reservation.
MS 2824 Menominee stories and notes collected by Truman Michelson
Satterlee, John V.
Menominee notes and texts from Truman Michelson's fieldwork among the Menominee in Wisconsin in 1910. The texts consist of Menominee stories from Judge Peroute, a priest of the Grand Medicine Society, in English. Captain John V. Satterlee of the Indian Police at Keshena provided Michelson with Menominee names for various tribes …
Miscellaneous collection of Indian pictures
The material includes 4 tintypes and ambrotypes (on glass) in daguerreotype cases. 1 album containing 34 tintypes and small cardboard pictures. 1 album containing 25 tintypes and small cardboard pictures. Subjects unidentified (no names.) The pictures are mainly by Caledonia, Ontario photographers.
Photograph of daguerreotype of Oshkosh
Copy of a daguerreotype of Chief Oshkosh, seated and wearing a top hat and jacket. The photograph was made in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Canisius family photograph album
Canisius, Elizabeth, 1882-1977
The Canisius family photograph album was primarily compiled by Elizabeth Canisius (1882-1977) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and contains photographs made from about 1918 to 1929 by her and various members of her immediate and extended family. Evidently not arranged in chronological order, the photographs document a burgeoning German-American family and their various pursuits. Among …
Albertype Company photograph collection relating to Native Americans
The collection consists of photographs collected by the Albertype Company for their postcards and viewbooks, including portraits, scenery, camps, Native Americans schools, and some paintings and composites for postcard printing. Additional subjects include rock drawings in Maine; a statue in Kansas City, Missouri; Standing Rock Monument in North Dakota; people …
MS 2797 Menominee linguistic notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson
Satterlee, John V.
Menominee linguistic notes and texts from Truman Michelson's fieldwork among the Menominee in Wisconsin in 1910. He obtained texts and Menominee names for various tribes from Judge Peroute, a priest of the Grand Medicine Society. Captain John V. Satterlee of the Indian Police at Keshena served as interpreter and also provided …
James E. Curry papers
Curry, James E., 1907-1972
These are the papers of Washington, D.C. attorney James E. Curry, whose legal career included work both as a government attorney and in his own private practice. The bulk of the papers reflect his private practice in the area of Indian affairs.