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The art of British natural history / Andrea Hart

Author:
Hart, Andrea 1974-  Search this
Author:
Natural History Museum (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
112 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2017
Topic:
Nature in art  Search this
Natural history in art  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104582

Prang's Natural History Series, (graphics)

Artist:
Prang, L. and Co.  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Study  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04240620
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_86263

Of elephants & roses : French natural history, 1790-1830 / Sue Ann Prince, editor

Title:
Of elephants and roses
French natural history, 1790-1830
Editor of compilation:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
France
Date:
2013
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026542

Two Frames, containing Specimens of Prang's Natural History Series, (graphics)

Artist:
Prang, L. and Co.  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Study--Botanical Study  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04240617
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_86260

Special Exhibition Records, 1978-2007

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits  Search this
Physical description:
62.53 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
2.98 cu. ft. oversize materials unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Posters
Floor plans
Floppy disks
Pamphlets
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic records
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white transparencies
Drawings
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Maps
Videotapes
Video recordings
Date:
1978
1978-2007
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00027
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Exhibition Records 1978-2007 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217946

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (7 folders oversize material)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1980-2002
Descriptive Entry:
The records offer primary documentation of natural history exhibition production at the Smithsonian. Exhibits include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Spiders!," "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," "5000 Years of Korean Art," "Seeds of Change," "Ocean Planet," "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," and "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, condition reports, layouts, scripts, publications and work contracts.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Anteaters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-017, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-017
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-017

Alan Sonfist : natural history / Alan Sonfist, Robert Slifkin, Stephanie Snyder, Allison Tepper

Title:
Natural history
Artist:
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Author:
Slifkin, Robert  Search this
Snyder, Stephanie 1964-  Search this
Tepper, Allison  Search this
Publisher:
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
73 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078565

Best specimen 12 different objects of natural history, in oil, by Ohio artist, (painting)

Artist:
Studer, Jacob H.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
AECI 10680015
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_131110

Special Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits  Search this
Extent:
16.33 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (6 oversize drawing boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1985, 1988, 1991-1995, 1998-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting special exhibitions and traveling exhibitions produced or hosted at the National Museum of Natural History. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Baseball as America;" "America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System;" "A Place Called Home;" "Dinotopia;" "Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations;" "Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness;" "Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925;" "Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold;" "Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection;" "Peter Rabbit's Garden;" "Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Hawaiian Treasures;" "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite;" "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People;" "Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Portraits;" "Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang;" "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises;" "Korean American Century;" "Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand;" "World of Wonders;" "Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California;" "Subhankar Banerjee: Seasons of Life and Land;" "Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt;" "Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer;" "Visual Griots;" "Ancient Microworlds;" "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey;" "Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibit;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Spiders!;" "Shark!;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Seeds of Change;" and "Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums." Materials include memoranda, correspondence, press releases, object lists, scripts, installation images, floor plans, architectural drawings, brochures, budgets, checklists, schedules, exhibition catalogs, graphic elements, videos, maps, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-068
See more items in:
Special Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-068

Best specimen of not less than 12 different objects of natural history, in oil, by Ohio artist, (painting)

Artist:
Williams, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
AECI 10690014
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_131132

Best specimen of not less than 12 different objects of natural history, in oil, by an Ohio artist, (painting)

Artist:
Williams, Charles J.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
AECI 10700015
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_131157

Group of Natural History--Brown headed Grill, Common English Trout, Minute Blenny Grey Salmon, Samlet, Red Eye, (painting)

Artist:
Fothergill, Charles  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Game--Fish  Search this
Animal--Fish--Grill  Search this
Animal--Fish--Lobster  Search this
Animal--Fish--Salmon  Search this
Animal--Fish--Trout  Search this
Animal--Fish--Red Eye  Search this
Control number:
AECI 02910010
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_55362

James Prosek : un-natural history / [essays by Jill J. Deupi, Brian G. Walker, Scott M. Lacy ; introduction by Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J.]

Title:
Un-natural history
Author:
Prosek, James 1975-  Search this
Deupi, Jill J  Search this
Walker, Brian G. 1967-  Search this
Lacy, Scott M  Search this
Von Arx, Jeffrey Paul 1947-  Search this
Bellarmine Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Prosek, James 1975-  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2011
C2011
21st century
Topic:
Nature in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND237.P896 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050008

Natural histories : traces of the political / edited by Rainer Fuchs ; [texts, Noit Banai ... [et al.]]

Editor:
Fuchs, Rainer 1959-  Search this
Author:
Banai, Noit  Search this
Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)  Search this
Physical description:
298 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Topic:
Nature in art  Search this
Natural history in art  Search this
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
N7650 .N35 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087991

William C. Sturtevant papers

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Six Nations  Search this
Extent:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Date:
1952-2007
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and his involvement in various professional activities. The collection is comprised of research and field notes, sound recordings, realia, clippings, negatives, slides, prints, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, memorandums, conference papers and meeting notes, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, bibliographies, student files such as class notes and papers from Sturtevant's years as an anthropology student, teaching materials including lecture notes and exams, daily planners, passports, military records, artwork including prints and lithographs, maps, and computer files.

The materials in this collection document Sturtevant's career as a preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, university professor, his role as General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, and his contributions to the field of Anthropology. From his early work with the Seminole Indians of Florida to his forays into Burma, and his decades-long study of how Native Americans have been depicted in artistic and popular culture, Sturtevant's diverse intellectual interests are represented in his research files. A copious note taker, Sturtevant captured his observations and opinions of everything from meetings with colleagues to museum exhibits. Sturtevant's commitment to the anthropological profession can be found in the notes and programs of the many conferences, symposiums, and lecture series he attended and at which he presented. He also held numerous leadership positions in various professional associations and sat on the board of directors/trustees for several cultural organizations including Survival International and the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation. Sturtevant was respected for his vast knowledge of indigenous peoples and he received a voluminous amount of correspondence from colleagues who often included copies of their papers and grant proposals. He kept many of these works, which, it appears he used as reference material. Sturtevant's own work is reflected in his writings; he published over 200 scholarly papers, articles, and books.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 14 series: 1. Correspondence, 1951-2008; 2. Research Files, 1851, 1860s, 1880s, 1890, 1939-2006; 3. Writings, 1952-2006; 4. Professional Activities, 1952-2006; 5. Smithsonian, 1954-2008; 6. Handbook of North American Indians, 1971-2007; 7. Biographical Files, 1933-2007; 8. Student Files, 1944-1985; 9. Subject Files, 1902-2002; 10. Photographs, 1927-2004; 11. Artwork, 1699-1998; 12. Maps, 1949-1975; 13. Sound Recordings, 1950-2000; 14. Computer Files, 1987-2006.
Biographical/Historical note:
William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007), preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, and university professor, was best known for his contributions to Seminole ethnology, as curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and for his work as the general editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

Sturtevant's passion for studying Native peoples began at a young age. In third grade "after a class on American Indians, he asked his father what kind of people study Indians, and his father replied, 'Anthropologists.' Sturtevant decided then that he would make anthropology his career" (Merrill 11). After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, Sturtevant went on to Yale University to complete his graduate work in anthropology. When it came time to decide on what area of North America he should focus his research, one of his faculty members at Yale, Irving Rouse, "suggested he consider the Seminoles of south Florida. By the end of his first fieldwork season, Sturtevant was convinced that the dearth of ethnographic information about these Seminoles and their status as one of the least acculturated of all North American Indian societies justified ethnographic research among them and offered the possibility of making an important contribution to North American ethnology" (Merrill 13). Sturtevant spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 conducting preliminary fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole and in 1952 he took up temporary residence at Big Cypress Reservation to undertake research for his dissertation, "The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices." This work focused on Seminole medicine, but also included Sturtevant's analysis of Seminole worldview, religion, history, inter-ethnic relations, material culture, economy, kinship, language, and social organization.

In 1954, while he was finishing his dissertation, Sturtevant made the transition from student of anthropology to professional anthropologist. He was hired as an instructor in Yale's Anthropology Department and began his career in museum work as an assistant curator of anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1955, Sturtevant moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where he accepted a position as a research anthropologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). This position afforded Sturtevant the chance to continue to explore his many research interests in ways that a full time professorship or museum curatorship could not. Over the next ten years he studied the Catawba in South Carolina; the Seneca and Cayuga nations of the Iroquois League in New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario; continued his work with the Seminole; visited European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture; and spent a year in Burma. In 1963, Sturtevant and his wife, Theda Maw, the daughter of a prominent Burmese family, took their three young children to Burma so that they could visit with Maw's family. Sturtevant took this as an opportunity to branch out from his Native American research and spent the year visiting neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examining archival materials, studying the Burmese language, learning about Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, and taking photographs. He also collected 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian.

When Sturtevant returned from Burma, he found the BAE had been dissolved. In 1965, he was transferred from the now-defunct BAE to the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), where he became curator of North American Ethnology, a position he held for the next forty-two years. During his tenure at NMNH Sturtevant oversaw all the North American ethnology collections, planned exhibitions, served on committees, and sponsored interns and fellows. One of Sturtevant's primary duties at NMNH was serving as the General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, "a major multi-volume reference work summarizing anthropological, linguistic, and historical knowledge about native peoples north of Mexico" (Jackson). Each volume was designed to represent a geographic or topical area of Americanist study. As General Editor, Sturtevant selected volume editors, chapter authors, oversaw office staff, and proofread manuscripts over the course of production.

Besides focusing on the Handbook, much of Sturtevant's time was taken up by responsibilities he held outside the Institution. Sturtevant was extremely involved in professional anthropological associations and held many leadership positions. Fresh out of graduate school, he began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1957. He later became a member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society, served as book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist from 1962-1968, was a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums and was both vice president and president of the committee once it became the Council for Museum Anthropology, was on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives, served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation from 1976-1982 and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986, and sat on the Board of Directors of Survival International from 1982-1988. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, the American Ethnological Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Anthropological Society of Washington. Sturtevant also taught classes at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology, served as a consultant on exhibits at other museums, and reviewed manuscripts for scholarly publications.

Sturtevant remained active in the profession throughout his later years. After divorcing Theda Maw in 1986, he married Sally McLendon, a fellow anthropologist, in 1990 and they undertook several research projects together. Sturtevant was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of anthropology in 1996 when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Brown University, and in 2002 when his colleagues published a festschrift in his honor, Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant.

Sturtevant died on March 2, 2007 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, MD after suffering from emphysema.

Sources Consulted

Estrada, Louie. 2007. William C. Sturtevant; Expert on Indians. Washington Post, March 17. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602273.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2007. William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com/2007/03/william-c-sturtevant-1926-2007.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Merrill, William L. 2002. William Curtis Sturtevant, Anthropologist. In Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant. William L. Merrill and Ives Goddard, eds. Pp. 11-36. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1926 -- Born July 26 in Morristown, NJ

1944 -- Entered the University of California at Berkeley as a second-semester freshman

1944 -- Attended summer school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City where he took courses on Mexican archaeology and South American ethnology

1945 -- Drafted into the United States Navy

1946 -- Received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class and returned to UC Berkeley

1947 -- Attended the University of New Mexico's summer field school in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

1949 -- January: Received his Bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from UC Berkeley

1949 -- Began graduate studies at Yale University

1950-1951 -- Spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 in Florida conducting fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole

1951 -- Conducted his first research study of the Iroquois, a classification of Seneca musical instruments, their construction and use, with Harold Conklin

1952 -- May: Moved to Big Cypress Reservation in Florida to conduct research for his dissertation. He focused on Seminole medicine, but also collected physical anthropological data such as blood-type frequencies, handedness, and color blindness

1952 -- July 26: Married Theda Maw

1954 -- Hired by Yale University as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology and as an assistant curator of anthropology in the Yale Peabody Museum

1955 -- Received PhD in anthropology from Yale University

1956 -- Joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) as a research anthropologist

1957 -- Began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1957 -- Traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to collect linguistic data from Sam Blue, the last member of the Catawba tribe to have maintained some proficiency in the Catawba language. While there, he made a small collection of Catawba pottery for the United States National Museum

1957-1958 -- Spent seven weeks continuing his research among the New York Seneca

1959 -- Returned to Florida to study Seminole ethnobotany. He also collected ethnographic materials, especially objects made for the tourist market, which he deposited in the United States National Museum

1959-1960 -- Member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society

1960 -- July and August: Visited 17 European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture

1961-1962 -- Spent the summers of these years conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the Seneca-Cayuga in Oklahoma

1962 -- October: Visited the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada to conduct fieldwork among the Seneca and Cayuga there

1962-1968 -- Book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist

1963 -- October: Spent the year in Burma; visited neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examined photographs in several archives, studied the Burmese language, and read extensively about the country's history and culture. Assembled notes on Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, took hundreds of photographs, and made a collection of 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian

1964 -- Visited Inle Lake in the Southern Shan States southeast of Mandalay, where he examined local approaches to artificial island agriculture

1964-1981 -- Became a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums, which became the Council for Museum Anthropology in 1974. Sturtevant was the Council's first vice president, serving two terms between 1974 and 1978, and was its president from 1978 to 1981

1965 -- Became curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History after the dissolution of the BAE

1965-1966 -- President of the American Society for Ethnohistory

1966 -- Named the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians

1967-1968 -- Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Oxford University's Institute of Social Anthropology

1969 -- Began serving on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives

1974-1989 -- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University

1976-1982 -- Served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986

1977 -- President of the American Ethnological Society

1980-1981 -- President of the American Anthropological Association

1981 -- Spent part of the spring semester at the University of California Berkeley as a Regents Lecturer

1982-1988 -- Board of Directors of Survival International

1986 -- Divorced Theda Maw

1986-1987 -- Smithsonian Fellow at Oxford University's Worcester College

1990 -- Married Sally McLendon

1992 -- President of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1996 -- Awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Brown University

2007 -- Died March 2 in Rockville, MD
Related Materials:
Other materials relating to William C. Sturtevant at the National Anthropological Archives are included in the following collections:

Manuscript 4504

Manuscript 4595

Manuscript 4806

Manuscript 4821

Manuscript 4972

Manuscript 7045

Photo Lot 59

Photo Lot 79-51

Photo Lot 80-3

Photo Lot 81R

Photo Lot 86-68 (6)

Photo Lot 86-68 (7)

American Society for Ethnohistory records

Committee on Anthropological Research in Museum Records

Handbook of North American Indians records

Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

Gordon Davis Gibson Papers, Sound Recordings

SPC Se Powhatan Confederacy Mattapony BAE No # 01790700

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913800

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913900

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04914000

Negative MNH 1530

Negative MNH 1530 B

Sturtevant is listed as a correspondent in the following NAA collections:

Administrative file, 1949-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

John Lawrence Angel Papers

James Henri Howard Papers

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers

John Victor Murra Papers

Records of the Society for American Archaeology

Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers

Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Copies of sound recordings made by William C. Sturtevant can be found at The California Language Archive at UC Berkeley in two collections, The William Sturtevant collection of Creek/Seminole sound recordings, which includes 31 minutes of Northern Muskogean linguistic field recordings from 1951, and The William Sturtevant collection of Mikasuki sound recordings, which includes 33 minutes of Mikasuki linguistic field recordings from 1951. Two sound tape reels of Seminole music Sturtevant recorded in Florida in 1951 can be found at Wesleyan University's World Music Archives. Folk songs on these recordings include "Scalping Sickness," "Bear Sickness with blowing," "Bear sickness without blowing," "Lullaby," "Feather Dance," "Snake Dance," and "Crazy Dance." Performers include Josie Billie, Lee Cypress, Harvey Jumper, Boy Jim, Charlie (Johnny?) Cypress, Little Tiger Tail, Billy Ossiola, and Charlie Billy Boy.
Separated Materials:
One video tape, "Seminole History and Tradition", was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Series 2.2, Tukabahchee Plate: Glass negative of spectrogram from FBI (Box 135), removed for storage with other glass plate negatives.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
History  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-24
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William C. Sturtevant papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-24
Additional Online Media:

Following in the Bartram's footsteps : contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams' legacy

Author:
American Society of Botanical Artists  Search this
Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Bartram, John 1699-1777  Search this
Bartram, William 1739-1823  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Date:
2014
C2014
Topic:
Botanical illustration  Search this
Natural history illustration  Search this
Endemic plants  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057690

Cosmos, grande exposition : 4 collections, 654 merveilles, 12 mondes, un palais : Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire, Musée monétaire cantonal, Musée cantonal de zoologie, Musée cantonal de géologie / Gilles Borel, Claire Brizon, Jérôme Bullinger

Author:
Borel, Gilles  Search this
Brizon, Claire  Search this
Bullinger, Jérôme  Search this
Physical description:
269, 64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Switzerland
Lausanne
Date:
2018
Topic:
Natural history--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Cabinets of curiosities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097091

The Bauer brothers / Paul Martyn Cooper

Author:
Cooper, Paul Martyn  Search this
Author:
Bauer, Franz Andreas 1758-1840 Works Selections  Search this
Bauer, Ferdinand 1760-1826 Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Natural History Museum (London, England)  Search this
Subject:
Bauer, Franz Andreas 1758-1840  Search this
Bauer, Ferdinand 1760-1826  Search this
Physical description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
Topic:
Botanical illustration  Search this
Flowers in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1077361

Triassic New Mexico : dawn of the dinosaurs / [text by Spencer G. Lucas and Selena Connealy ; artwork by Matt Celeskey and Mary Sundstrom ; photographs by David Baccadutre

Title:
Dawn of the dinosaurs
Author:
Lucas, Spencer G  Search this
Connealy, Selena  Search this
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  Search this
Subject:
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Popular works
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
2008
Triassic
Topic:
Paleontology--Exhibitions  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038526

Mark Dion : misadventures of a 21st-century naturalist / Ruth Erickson ; with contributions by Andrea Barrett [and thirteen others]

Title:
Misadventures of a 21st-century naturalist
Curator:
Erickson, Ruth  Search this
Contributor:
Barrett, Andrea  Search this
Editor:
Flint-Gohlke, Lucy  Search this
Artist:
Dion, Mark 1961-  Search this
Publisher:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Dion, Mark 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
215 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Photobooks
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Nature (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art and natural history  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D5855 E67 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090375

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