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Henri Geiger Omwake papers, circa 1940-1967

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Creator:
Omwake, Henri Geiger 1907-1967  Search this
Correspondent:
Anderson, Albert J  Search this
Arentz, George  Search this
Bird, Junius  Search this
Black, Glenn A (Glenn Albert) 1900-1964  Search this
Brannon, Peter A  Search this
Brooks, Edward  Search this
Bull, Elias B  Search this
Bullen, Ripley P  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K  Search this
Byers, Douglas Swain  Search this
Cauzier, Arch  Search this
Cross, Dorothy  Search this
Demarest, Tom  Search this
Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997  Search this
Fairbanks, Charles Herron 1913-  Search this
Fernstrom, Karl D  Search this
Flegel, P.S  Search this
Gifford, Stanley E  Search this
Gillette, Charles E  Search this
Griffin, James Bennett  Search this
Guthe, Alfred K  Search this
Haggerty, Gilbert  Search this
Hall, Robert F  Search this
Harrington, Jean C  Search this
Hayes, Charles F III  Search this
Helbers, G.C  Search this
Huey, Paul R  Search this
Hume, Ivor Noel  Search this
Johnson, Frederick 1904-1994  Search this
Kelly, Arthur Randolph  Search this
Kidd, Kenneth E  Search this
Kinsey, W. Fred  Search this
Knowles, Jerome  Search this
Larrabee, Edward McM  Search this
Lazarus, William C  Search this
Lopez, Julian  Search this
Mair, Ernest F  Search this
Marochen, K  Search this
Marx, Robert  Search this
Mayre, William B  Search this
Mason, Ronald J  Search this
McBeath, George  Search this
McCary, Ben C  Search this
Miller, Carl F  Search this
Miller, P. Schuyler  Search this
Mohr, Robert D  Search this
Neitzel, Robert S  Search this
O'Neil, B.H  Search this
Oswald, Adrian H  Search this
Purnell, Lewis M  Search this
Quimby, George I (George Irving) 1913-2003  Search this
Robbins, Maurice  Search this
Robbins, Roland Wells  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
South, Stanely G  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Stears, Richard B  Search this
Steen, Charles R  Search this
Stephenson, Robert Lloyd  Search this
Stern, Theodore  Search this
Walker, Iain C  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Weslager, C.A  Search this
Willey, Gordon Randolph  Search this
Witthoft, John  Search this
Woolworth, Alan R  Search this
Wray, Charles F  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Correspodent:
Boyd, Mark F  Search this
Green, Amos R  Search this
Physical description:
22 boxes
Culture:
American Indian Eastern trade pipes  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1940
1940-1967
circa 1940-1967
Notes:
The Omwake trade pipe collection (around 150 specimens) has also been donated to the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Some of the folders listed below include notes that relate to objects in the artifact collection.
Henri Geiger Omwake (Ohm-way) was a school official in Delaware, a very active amateur archeologist, and an authority on pipes of European manufacture that were traded to American Indians. His study of the subject began in the 1940s and continued until his death.Omwake was one of the main organizers of the Archeological Society of Delaware, the Sussex County Society of Archeology and History in 1948, and the Kent Archaeological Society in 1965. He served on the Delaware State Archeological Board.
Draft box list
Organization:
Arranged in 5 series: 1. Alphabetical file; 2. notebooks; 3. subject file; 4 correspondence; 5. miscellany
Summary:
The papers include letters, notes, drawings, clippings, photographs, bibliographies, lists, reports, manuscript and copies of a mimeographed form "Survey of Pipes of European Manufacture Traded to the Indians in the Easterndsprecs." Many of the papers in this collection relate to the Omwake pipe collection which has also been donated to the Smithsonian.
Cite as:
Henri Geiger Omwake Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Pipes--trade pipes--American Indian  Search this
Indians of North America--pipes  Search this
Trade--American Indian  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87836