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Creators:
Rowe, Basil Lee
Dates:
1927-1957
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0487
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of first day air mail covers collected by pilot and philatelic enthusiast Basil Lee Rowe, predominantly during his career as an airline pilot for Pan American Airways (PAA) in the Caribbean area in the period 1927-1931. Collection includes covers carried by Charles A. Lindbergh in his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" during his tour of the Caribbean in February 1928, and covers autographed by many of the early airline pilots who carried them, including Cy Caldwell, Edwin Musik, Caspar D. Swinson, Charles R. Parmelee, and Rowe himself.

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Newcombe, William A.
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
Dates:
bulk 1934-1938
1912-1913
1929
Size:
45 Photographic prints (Silver Gelatin DOP)
20 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.051
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs shot by William A. Newcombe during three collecting trips to British Columbia with George Gustav Heye, director of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Between 1934 and 1938 Newcombe and Heye collected and photographed among the collecting ethnographic materials from the Saanich, Esquimalt, Cowichan, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo), and Nuxalk (Bellacoola) communities.

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Creators:
Luna, James
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Native American Public Programs
Dates:
November 13, 1992
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7514
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The tape is of a lecture given at Baird Auditorium in the National History Building at the Smithsonian Institution. A pamphlet about Luna is included. Related photographs are in NAA Photographic lot 91-26.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Copy print
3 Pages (Press release :)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-15B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Image of Powhatan's mantle made from four skins sewn together and decorative shell beads. The photograph is accompanied by a news release from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, November 17, 1989, concerning the mantle's loan from the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University to be displayed at Jamestown. Photograph probably made by either the Ashmol...

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Creators:
McCombs, Solomon, 1913-1980 (Creek)
Dates:
1941-1974
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1974.0401
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Reflecting the professional activity of Solomon McCombs, Creek Indian artist, and promoter of his people's culture, these papers include correspondence, lectures, unpublished writings, photographs, and various other items collected by the artist. The bulk of the correspondence consists of two categories of incoming letters pertaining to McCombs' ...

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Creators:
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859
Steinen, Karl von den, 1855-1929
Dates:
undated
Size:
18 Prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2205
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
L., H.
M., J.
L., M.
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Dates:
1924
Size:
175 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2675
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes: War gens, Wolf Dance- informant, Black Cloud- English only. Fox vocabulary (parts of body); questionnaire in Fox syllabary; ethnology- Real Wolves- informants, H.L. and J.M., text and translation. English translation revised and incorporated in 40th A.R. (Book Number 8 is missing.) Sweat Lodge, text and translation; names of mystical Fox ...

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Creators:
Greene, Candace S.
Turner, Hannah
Dates:
2015
Size:
0.2 Megabytes (1 PDF)
Collection ID:
NAA.2019-09
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This project was intended to document some major institutional changes and challenges in cataloging and digitizing material culture in anthropological collections that have taken place over the past 30-50 years of museum practice. The project was initiated in 2015 by Dr. Candace Greene, who was concerned that the operational history of digitization...

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Creators:
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Dates:
1866-1868
Size:
61 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.077
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) was a photographer best known for his portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, his American Civil War photographs, and his photographs of American Indian delegations. This collection contains 61 albumen prints that were shot by Gardner circa 1866-1868 and held in General William T. Sherman's personal collection. Photographs depict American Indian tribes and Peace Commissioners involved in the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty; photographs shot along the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division in 1867; and photographs of American Indian delegations visiting Washington, D. C. from 1866-1868.

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