Includes letters and memoranda. There are also a few announcements, administrative forms, research proposals, and miscellaneous printed and processed items.
The file is a miscellany with but little focus. It includes material having to do with research proposals, exhibits, personnel, acquisitions, property, services, conservation, organization of the department, interns, material in the collections, and so forth. Much of it concerns relations with organizations and persons outside the Smithsonian. There is but little material on any one subject.
Selected folder titles include American Anthropological Association, Anthropological Archives, Arabian archeology, Archeological Society of Maryland, Asian Ethnological exhibits, Bicenntenial, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bureau of Indian Affairs contract, Carneigie Institution (Ceramics Technology Lab), Center for the Study of Man, Changing Cultures Conference (1966), Committee for the Recovery of Archaeological Remains, Walter A. Compton, Correspondence regarding manuscripts (Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence between Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., Edward Spicer, Emil W. Haury, Leslie A. White, William Y. Adams, F. R. Irvine, Robert F. Heizer, W. Raymond Wood, Frederica de Laguna, and others), Docent program, Ecology Program in the
Museum of Natural History, environmental sciences, ethnotechnology of south Asia, Genuine Indian Relic Society, Georgia Kraft Company, Hawikuh, Hinckley collection, Human Relations Area File, Hunter-Gatherer conference (Chicago), Islamic Archives, Isthmian Ecosystem Studies-Human Ecology Program, Institute of Social Anthroplogy, mannikins, Mummy Cave Archeological Project, National Park Service, Office of Anthropology, official department photographs, paleopathology seminar series, pesticides report, photolab committee, project proposals, regents (reports of important events in the department), River Basin surveys, Santander (burial from Cueva-Morin in Spain), UNESCO, Baron Rutger von Essen, Waldo R. Wedel, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and Zuni.
Subject file, 1932-1975, Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland