[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 83-126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of historical information, background material, and specimen reports on the islands and their flora and fauna. Records include field notes, maps, correspondence, printed items, photographs, and annotated lists. Many of the materials in this collection have been digitized. View Digitized Materials.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Watson, Virginia
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009
Cole, J. David, 1941-
Dates:
1930-2001
Size:
8.13 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.2002-12
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Virginia Drew Watson was a cultural anthropologist best known for her work in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her papers attest to a variety of interests related to culture and culture change, drawing on resources both archaeological and ethnographic. This collection contains catalogs, correspondence, drawings, field notes, grant proposals, manuscripts, maps, photographs, publications, reports, and slides. The majority of the field work relates to her work in Papua New Guinea, both with her husband (James B. Watson) and with J. David Cole, but there are also materials related to her work in Brazil.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Moynihan, M.
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-096
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist primarily of field notes, and include correspondence, photographs, sonograms and spectograms, and a small number of audio tapes. Many of the materials in this collection are available online. View Digitized Materials.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Henry, Jules, 1904-1969
Dates:
1931
Size:
2 Items (ca in. ca 2 in.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7593B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Typescript of field notes that largely concerns medicine. Includes a photograph of dancers.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Kleiman, Devra G.
Dates:
1967-2010
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-124
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1952-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman bec...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980
Dates:
undated
Size:
88 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7315
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes diary entries, letters, word lists, and notes. Although the material was sent to the archives as "field notes on the Jivaro collection of Donald C. Beatty, 1931, accession 341,779, catalog 420,836-421,072," it actually includes historical data and data on nonmaterial aspects of Jivaro life. Regarding the Indians, it has information on cust...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Ceough, Richard
Dates:
1943-1947
Size:
5 Volumes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.067
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Richard Ceough papers include five typed and bound reports written by Ceough on his archaeological work in Chiapas, Mexico over four summer seasons from 1943-1946.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
Dates:
circa 1892-1906
Size:
21 Prints (silver gelatin and possibly platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.171
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Studio portraits of Mexican Indians and one image of a coffee plantation. The photographs were likely collected by Edward William Nelson during his field studies in Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman, 1892-1906.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
McClellan, Catharine
Guédon, Marie Françoise
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Emmons, George Thornton
More …
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.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
1893-2012
Size:
129 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.

Found In