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MS 4432 Notes on archaeological work in the vicinity of Mobridge, South Dakota, 1923

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
150 Pages
5 Negatives
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Negatives
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4432
Citation:
Manuscript 4432, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4432
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4432

MS 4372 Miscellaneous material relating to the history of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the history of anthropology, and anthropological controversies

Collector:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4372
Citation:
Manuscript 4372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4372
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MS 4372 Miscellaneous material relating to the history of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the history of anthropology, and anthropological controversies
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4451-b Description of a Trip to the Tule Villages of the San Blas Coast

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Culture:
Tule  Search this
Cuna  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
October, 1931
Scope and Contents:
Copy of diary. Also a note by Stirling concerning material in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript files 4451-a and 4451-b, 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4451-b
Topic:
Diaries -- Stirling, Matthew Williams  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4451-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4451B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4451b

MS 7191 Index to letters concerning archaeological sites

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
3 Inches
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States -- Archeology
Western Hemisphere -- archeology
Date:
1920s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
The index is to letters in the Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files and in the files of the Smithsonian's central administration that report sites mostly in the United States and a few in other American countries.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7191
Citation:
Manuscript 7191, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7191
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7191

MS 7298 Memorandum to Frank Maryl Setzler

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Addressee:
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975  Search this
Author:
Hilger, Marie Inez, Sister, 1891-1977  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Arapaho -- informants  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
September 2, 1942
Scope and Contents:
Tansmits an excerpt from a letter from Sister Marie Inez Hilger concerning her Arapaho informants.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7298
Local Note:
Typescript signed
Citation:
Manuscript 7298, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7298
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7298

MS 4078 Letters to M. W. Stirling

Creator:
Bull Head, (Blackfeet chief)  Search this
Addressee:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
June 14, 1934 and June 26, 1934
Scope and Contents:
Both letters include ink sketches in the body of the letter; letter of June 26 includes ink sketches colored with crayons. Letters offer Stirling "The Blue Smoke of Friendship." The sketches are of a pipe and an ideograph for Chief Bull, Sanderville's Indian name.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4078
Local Note:
Autograph letters signed
Topic:
Pipe -- Blackfoot  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4078, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4078
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4340-b Letter to Matthew W. Stirling

Creator:
Miller, Walter S.  Search this
Addressee:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
2 Photographs
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Date:
March 11, 1949
Scope and Contents:
Encloses photographs of the outside of the Cueva de las Letras, Mitla, Oaxaca, where pictographs have been found.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4340-b
Local Note:
Other correspondence from Walter S. Miller in Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files includes letter of May 31, 1948 in which he refers to photographs he transmitted showing the pictographs. These photographs are not with the correspondence.
Topic:
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico -- Mitla  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4340-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4340B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4529 A Report of a New Ruin Site in the Piedra Parada Area of Chiapas, Mexico

Creator:
Russell, S. Robert  Search this
Correspondent:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
4 Items (diagrams )
19 Photographs
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Diagrams
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents:
Also covering correspondence directed to M.W. Stirling, September 21, 1953, 4 pages and April 5, 1954, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4529
Topic:
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diagrams
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4529, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4529
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4529

MS 4591 Letter to M.W. Stirling

Creator:
Balser S., Carlos  Search this
Addressee:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Newsclippings
Drawings
Date:
May 10, 1956
Scope and Contents:
Addressed to M. W. Stirling, concerning tripod metates of Costa Rica, inclosing newsclipping and reprint from American Antiquity, with added ink sketch.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4591
Topic:
Tools and implements -- tripod metates -- Costa Rica  Search this
Costa Rica  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4591, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4591
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4591

MS 4815 Dakota medallion belonging to J. Owen Dorsey

Collector:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Correspondent:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Culture:
Dakota -- Eastern -- medallion  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
dated 1872
Scope and Contents:
Includes Autograph letter signed from Matthew W. Stirling to John P. Harrington. No date, 1 slip. Typescript letter signed from Harrington to Stirling. No date, 1 slip. Correspondence includes the meaning of the Dakota inscription "Okodakiciye Wakan Oceti Xakowin," Church of the Seven Council Fires [the Dakota]. The medallion was formerly in the possession of J. Owen Dorsey. See also photo of medallion, filed Dak. negative number 48,408.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4815

OPPS NEG 48408
Citation:
Manuscript 4815, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4815
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4815

MS 4816 An Anthropologist looks Backward--and Forward

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Annotator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
July 4, 1944
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4816
Local Note:
Date and brief marginal notations in pencil are in handwriting of M. W. Stirling.
autograph document typescript
Citation:
Manuscript 4816, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4816
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4533 Descriptive list of recordings of Acoma songs

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Wilding, Anthony  Search this
Performer:
Sanchez, Philip  Search this
Translator:
Hunt, Wilbert Blue Sky Eagle, 1907-2007  Search this
Annotator:
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Acoma Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Portfolios
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Songs sung by Philip Sanchez, translated by Wilbert Hunt, and recorded by Anthony Wilding for M. W. Stirling, Washington, D. C., October, 1928. Songs numbered 1A-24A. Three copies of list, as follows: original, in handwriting of M. W. Stirling, Anthony Wilding, and ; typescript, annotated by Leslie A. White; typescript carbon, edited in writing of M. W. Stirling.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4533
Topic:
Acoma Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4533, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4533
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4533

MS 4621 Semi-official and personal letters received and copies of letters and memoranda sent while Director of Bureau of American Ethnology

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982  Search this
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Willey, Gordon R. (Gordon Randolph), 1913-2002  Search this
Extent:
10 Inches
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca. 1948-1956
Scope and Contents:
Includes separate folders with letters received while on field trips, carbon copies of requests for detail and various personnel matters, for the following: Philip Drucker, William N. Fenton, John Peabody Harrington, Matthew William Stirling, John Reed Swanton, Gordon R. Willey.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4621
Citation:
Manuscript 4621, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4621
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4621

MS 4840 Documents relating to National Geographic Society- Smithsonian archeological expedition

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Stirling, Marion W.  Search this
Names:
National Geographic- Smithsonian archeological expedition to Costa Rica, 1964  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photographs
Date:
February 23-May, 15, 1964
Scope and Contents:
Includes report (56 pages); list of plates (56 pages); electrostatic copy of field journal (42 pages); field notebook (38 pages) sketch maps, "Archeological areas worked by the expedition" and "Rough sketch map of Williamsburg area" (2 pages); and 164 photos with 2 pages of notes. Concerns Williamsburg, Palmar (Diquis Delta), La Peninsula, and Bagares areas.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4840
Topic:
Diaries -- Stirling, Matthew Williams  Search this
Costa Rica  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4840, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4840
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4840

Pottery Shards and Inverted Globular Pottery Bowl with Stamped Design in Situ; Metal Clippers Nearby 1925

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Collector:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930  Search this
Physical description:
1 Photoprint 003 in x 005 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1925
Local number:
NAA INV 01374400
NAA MS 4321
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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The native peoples of New Guinea, by M. W. Stirling..

Author:
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 25 p. 28 pl. on 14 l., map. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
New Guinea
Date:
1943
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
GN671.N5 S86 1943
GN671.N5S86 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333851

MS 2632 Material relating to the George Bushotter Lakota texts

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Informant:
Estes, Joseph  Search this
Addressee:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Names:
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Culture:
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1899-1956
Scope and Contents:
Contains Swanton's revisions of texts found in MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers, and related materials. Contents:

1. George Bushotter's first story, the myth of Miwakan yuhala. [1899]. Autograph Document Signed. 10 pages. Copy of Lakota text, with interlinear translation in Swanton's hand; revised with "information provided by Joseph Estes [a Yankton]."

2. English translations of George Bushotter's Lakota texts 1 and 3-17. [1889-1900]. 64 pages.

3. "Dakota notes made in 1899." Approximately 55 pages in small notebook. Linguistic and ethnologic notes, mainly concerning the George Bushotter texts.

4. Note on the history of the Bushotter texts. 1903-1905. Typescript and autograph document. 1 page.

5. Letter to M. W. Stirling, concerning the Bushotter texts. Newton, Massachusetts. March 16, 1956. Typescript letter signed. 2 pages. 3 related letters by Stirling. March-April 1956. carbon copy Typescript letter. 4 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2632
Topic:
Teton Indians  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2632, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2632
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2632

MS 2733 Letter regarding Uchean linguistic notes and text collected by Truman Michelson

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Correspondent:
Wagner, Günter, 1908-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Yuchi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Correspondence
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
MS 2733 originally contained Uchean linguistic notes and the legend of how the South Wind lost his ears, collected by Truman Michelson (11 pages). In January 1929, these materials were sent by Matthew W. Stirling, chief of the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology, to Gunter Wagner. The present location of the Uchean notes and text is unknown, and MS 2733 now only contains a copy of Stirling's letter of transmittal to Wagner.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2733
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Uchean languages  Search this
Yuchi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Manuscript 2733, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2733
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2733

MS 3924-a Notes on facsimiles of Navajo sand paintings presented to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1935

Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3924-a
Other Archival Materials:
For the facsimiles of Navajo sand paintings, see Manuscript 138501.
Topic:
Sand paintings -- Navaho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3924-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3924A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3924a

MS 7124 Inventory of artifacts collected by the Beatty Latin American Expedition, 1931-32

Creator:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Carmichael, Mary Alice Beatty  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
1 Map
Culture:
Jivaro  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Maps
Date:
ca. 1978
Scope and Contents:
The artifacts were collected in the Oriente de Ecuador. The inventory includes a brief preface by Beatty and two lists compiled by Carmichael under Beatty's supervision and depending reportedly in part on Beatty's memory. One list is arranged by type of artifact and the descriptions are very brief. The second list is arranged by photograph number and includes sketches and dimensions of the items. It also includes for some objects a Jivaro term and brief notes on use, manufacture, and damage. In addition, there are references to Matthew W. Stirling's Historical and Ethnological Material on the Jivaro Indians, BAE Bulletin 117, 1938. Stirling was a member of the expedition, which is referred to as the Latin American Expedition in the BAE correspondence files. See NAA Acc. 80-16 for photographs of a reception for Beatty in the Director's office NMNH.
Added 1/5/80, catalog of exhibit of Beatty collection, Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1975, received from Processing Lab.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7124
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7124, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7124
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7124

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