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Fletcher, Alice C. "Brief History of the International Congress of Americanists." Reprinted from the "American Anthropologist" (n.s.) Vol. 15, 1913. 6 pages. (NAA Vertical Files, "Anthropology, History of" file) {unable to locate. AZT}

Collection Creator:
Anthropological Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Anthropological Society of Washington Records are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Anthropological Society of Washington Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4821 Anthropological Society of Washington records
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4821-ref201

MS 3619 Listings of research projects and field notes of James Mooney, presumably prepared by himself

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
American Indian -- Southern Plains  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: "Ethnological Material of James Mooney." Washington, 1894, 13 pages, typed. "Ethnologic Material of James Mooney--Cherokee, South Atlantic, Kiowa and Southern Plains, Synonymy, Miscellaneous." Washington, January, 1903, 10 pages typed.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3619
Topic:
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3619, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3619
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3619
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Correspondence and other documents relating to the Zimmerman collection of archeological specimens and its transfer to the University of Alaska Museum

Creator:
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Correspondent:
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Dixon, E. James  Search this
Names:
Alaska, University of  Search this
Zimmerman Collection  Search this
Extent:
71 pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
May 1976-1978
Scope and Contents:
Includes correspondence between the NMNH Department of Anthropology and the University of Alaska, principals being William W. Fitzhugh and E. James Dixon, together with Dixon's "Current Archeological Concerns of the University of Alaska Museum." Also includes a copy of a catalog of the Zimmerman collection.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7099
Topic:
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7099, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7099
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7099

Record of physical anthropological measurements of Henry B. Collins

Creator:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Connolly, C.J.  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
Summer, 1924
Scope and Contents:
On USNM form. Face mask of Collins made at same time now in division of physical anthropology.
Biographical / Historical:
Stewart says Hrdlicka held informal sessions to instruct those in taking measurements. This was one such session.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7102
Topic:
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- anthropometry  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7102, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7102
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7102

Todd Lewis photograph collection of Nepal

Collector:
Lewis, Todd  Search this
Sassoon, David  Search this
Names:
Karmacharya, Gyan Bahadur (photographer and/or collector)  Search this
Extent:
23 negatives (glass (some copy glass negatives))
67 copy negatives
50 negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Nepalese  Search this
Newar  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
negatives
copy negatives
Place:
Nepal -- religion
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Todd Lewis, probably while conducting research in Kathmandu with photographer David Sassoon in 1981-1982, many of which were copied from originals held by Nepalese individuals. They document religious sites, artwork, cities, people, and ceremonies in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. The glass negatives were probably made by Gyan Bahadur Karmacharya, who may have also made the nitrate negatives.
Biographical/Historical note:
Todd Lewis is a scholar of anthropology, history of religions, and Indology with special research focus on Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley, particularly among the Newars. He earned a PhD in Religion from Columbia University in 1984 and, as part of his dissertation research, he lived in the Asan Tol neighborhood of Kathmandu in 1978-1982 and 1987. From mid-1981 to 1982, Lewis documented life in Asan Tol with the assistance of Harvard photographer David Sassoon. During this time, Todd Lewis also collected photographs from an elderly Newar man in the Kel Tol neighborhood of central Kathmandu, possibly Gyan Bahadur Karmacharya, a photographer and photograph collector.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-34, NAA Photo Lot 86-2, NAA Photo Lot 86-26
Reproduction Note:
Copy negatives made by Sanu Bajracarya, David Sassoon, and Todd Lewis, circa 1982.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Karmacharya photographs held by the Lost Light Preservation Project in New York.
Footage by Todd Lewis's of Asan Tol can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 89.5.1 and HSFA 80.4.1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy negatives available for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Temples  Search this
Painting  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-34, Todd Lewis photograph collection of Nepal, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-34
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-34

Thomas Dale Stewart Papers

Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Names:
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
McKern, T. W.  Search this
Extent:
65 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Alaska
Shanidar Cave (Iraq)
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Mexico
Peru
Guatemala
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Archeology
Date:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Summary:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.
Scope and Contents:
The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers document his research and professional activities from 1931 to 1991 and primarily deal with his anthropological and archaeological research in North and South America. There is also significant material related to ancient human skeletal remains found in Egypt and the Middle East, Stewart's work identifying skeletal remains for the U.S. Army (Operation Glory), and the history of physical and forensic anthropology. Material documenting Stewart's work with Ales Hrdlicka and other colleagues are also represented in this collection. The collection consists of correspondence, writings and research files, project data, skeletal data punch cards, photographic and illustration materials, and administrative and financial papers.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Biographical and Background, 1937-1983; Series 2. Correspondence, 1931-1990; Series 3. Writings and Research, 1875, 1902-1990; Series 4. Operation Glory, 1954-1957; Series 5. Professional Organizations, 1930-1990; Series 6. Trip Files, 1945-1985; Series 7. Teaching and Lectures, 1950-1970; Series 8. Exhibit Material, 1961-1969; Series 9. Photographs, 1928-1979.
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a curator of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian specializing in anthropometry, early man, and forensic anthropology. He worked in the Department of Anthropology for over seventy years. Born in Delta, Pennsylvania in 1901, Stewart moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a degree at George Washington University. While attending school, he also began working at the Smithsonian in 1924 as a temporary substitute for John Baer, a family friend from Delta. After Baer died during conducting research in Panama, Stewart was invited to stay on as assistant to Ales Hrdlicka, curator of physical anthropology. Hrdlicka was impressed by Stewart's abilities and quickly took him on as a student. Promised that he would succeed Hrdlicka one day if he obtained an M.D., Stewart enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1931. After graduating, Stewart was rehired by the Smithsonian as an assistant curator.

Stewart rose through the ranks of the Department of Anthropology quickly, being promoted to associate curator in 1939 and curator in 1943 after the death of his mentor Hrdlicka. Stewart was appointed head curator of the department in 1960 and director of the Natural History Museum in 1962. He continued to work at the Smithsonian well after he retired in 1971, conducting research and producing a stream of publications well into his 90s. He died in 1997 at the age of 96. Many of Stewart's early research interests matched those of his mentor: a focus on dental caries, separate neural arch and spondylolisthesis, ossuary excavation, cranial deformations, and other examinations of archaeological remains throughout North America. While Hrdlicka was alive, Stewart provided support for many of his research projects and publications. After Hrdlicka died, Stewart expanded his interests to include forensic topics and analysis of other archaeological remains.

Anthropometry was prominent in a great deal of his work. He was the first to describe Tepexpan Man from Mexico and Midland Man from Texas. He also studied the remains of Neanderthal specimens that Ralph S. Solecki, of the Bureau of American Ethnology, had uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. In forensic work, as Hrdlicka's heir, Stewart assumed work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials. Moreover, Stewart devised new methods and published books and articles concerning forensic analysis, including his Essentials of Forensic Anthropology. In closely related work during 1954-1955, the United States Army engaged Stewart to go to Japan to examine skeletal remains repatriated after the Korean War in a project called "Operation Glory."

In terms of his areal specialization, Stewart was essentially an Americanist. In North America, he worked in Alaska with Henry B. Collins in 1927, and in subsequent years he excavated several ossuaries and other sites in the Washington, D.C., vicinity. These included a site on Potomac Creek in Virginia, Piscataway sites in Maryland, and the Townsend site in Delaware. He also carried out laboratory studies and prepared reports on skeletal remains uncovered by Smithsonian colleagues. In the 1940s and 1950s, Stewart conducted field work at archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.

He was awarded the Viking Medal in Physical Anthropology in 1953, the Joseph Henry Medal of the Smithsonian Institution in 1967, and an award from the physical anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1981.

Sources: Ubelaker, Douglas H. "Thomas Dale Stewart, A Biographer Memoir," National Academy of Sciences, 2006.

Pace, Eric. "T. Dale Stewart Dies at 96; Anthropologist at Smithsonian," The New York Times, 1997.

Chronology

1901 -- Born in Delta, Pennsylvania.

1922-1927 -- Moved to Washington, D.C. and attended George Washington University.

1924 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1927 -- Sent by Ales Hrdlicka to Alaska to collect skeletal remains with Henry Collins.

1931 -- Graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with an M.D.

1931 -- Appointed assistant curator at the Smithsonian under Hrdlicka.

1939 -- Promoted to associate curator.

1939 -- Field work in Mexico.

1941 -- Field work in Peru.

1943 -- Taught at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

1943 -- Promoted to curator after Hrdlicka dies.

1943 -- Began working on forensic cases for the F.B.I.

1945 -- Field work in Mexico.

1949 -- Field work in Peru.

1947, 1949 -- Field work in Guatemala.

1954-1955 -- Traveled to Japan to assist in the identification of skeletal remains from the Korean War (Operation Glory).

1957-1967 -- Taught at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

1960-1962 -- Served as head curator of the Department of Anthropology.

1962-1965 -- Served as the director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1964 -- Assisted in the production of Smithsonian exhibits on physical anthropology.

1966 -- Retired from administrative duties and appointed senior scientist.

1971 -- Retired from the Smithsonian.

1997 -- Died in Bethesda, Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following manuscripts related to Stewart and his work can be found at the NAA:

NAA MS 1615- Excavations in Mancos Canyon, Colorado September 1943.

NAA MS 4669- The Townsend Site Near Lewes, Delaware 1962 by Henri Omwake.

NAA MS 4843- Report by T. Dale Stewart on Human Skeletal Material Excavated by W.M. Walker at Cedar Grove Cave, Arkansas and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

NAA MS 7025- A Tentative Closing Report on the Willin Site, Eldorado, Maryland September 1, 1952.

NAA MS 7121- "Memories from Half a Century at the Smithsonian January 11, 1978" recording.

NAA MS 7223- The Townsend Site January 1950.

NAA MS 7264- Documents Concerning Preserved Paleolithic Human Remains Found in the Vicinity of Cueva, Spain 1969-1972.

NAA MS 7357- Material Relating to Dermatoglyphics of Mayan Groups ca. 1947-1949.

NAA MS 7358- Personal Identification in Mass Disasters December 9-11 1968.

NAA MS 7359- T. Dale Stewart on the Identification of Human Remains April 6, 1970.

NAA MS 7474- Sketches of Burials at Ossuary 2, Juhle Site ca. 1971-1972.

Additional material T. Dale Stewart created while assisting Ales Hrdlicka is located at the National Anthropological Archives, The Papers of Ales Hrdlicka, ca. 1887-1943.

Many objects and artifact materials collected by T. Dale Stewart throughout his career are also held by the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology. These include skeletal remains and other materials from the Shanidar Cave in Iraq, forensic anthropological material including bone casts from Operation Glory, archaelogical materials from excavations in Maryland and Virginia including the Nanjemoy and Potomac Creek sites, and skeletal remains and other related materials from Stewart's 1927 expedition to Alaska with Henry Collins. Contact Anthropological Collections for more information.
Provenance:
Materials were transferred from T. Dale Stewart to the National Anthropological Archives in multiple accretions between 1975 and 2000 under accessions 1981-52, 1981-59, 1986-04, 1988-15, 1988-33, 1995-04, 1998-61, and 2000-46.The bulk of materials in this collection were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 1994 (1995-04).
Restrictions:
The Thomas Dale Stewart papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Operation Glory  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- Eskimo  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- American Indian  Search this
Americans  Search this
Aging  Search this
Anthropology -- Exhibits  Search this
Fossil hominids  Search this
Early man -- Neanderthal  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Physical anthropology -- Early man  Search this
Primates  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.1988-33
See more items in:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1988-33

University Files

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains syllabi, lecture notes, handouts, and reading materials for courses that Conant taught at Columbia University; University of Amherst, Massachusetts; and Hunter College. Course topics include primitive religion, African ethnology, cultural anthropology, history of anthropological theory, sex and gender studies, and remote sensing. The bulk of the files are from his courses at Hunter College, where he spent most of his academic career. This series also contains a letter inviting Conant to join the Presidential Task Force on AIDS at Hunter College and materials relating to a colloquium at the college on AIDS in Africa and USA. This series also contains slides of the exterior and interior of houses in Aruba. These appear to pertain to his position as founder and head of Hunter College's Aruba Research Center.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 6
See more items in:
Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref394

The anthropological history of Europe, being the Rhind lectures for 1891 by John Beddoe

Author:
Beddoe, John 1826-1911  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1912
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
GN575.B4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_341995

Anthropological history of Andean polities / edited by John V. Murra, Nathan Wachtel, and Jacques Revel

Author:
Murra, John V  Search this
Wachtel, Nathan  Search this
Revel, Jacques 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1986
Topic:
Incas--Social conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
F3429.3.S59A57 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_290012

The anthropological history of Europe / by John Beddoe

Author:
Beddoe, John 1826-1911  Search this
Physical description:
189 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1982
1912
[1982?]
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
GN575 .B292 1912a
GN575.B292 1912a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_294271

Du fleuve Niger au fleuve Congo : une aventure africaine / Claude-Henri Pirat

Title:
From the river Niger to the river Congo : an African adventure
Author:
Pirat, Claude-Henri  Search this
Subject:
Pirat, Claude-Henri Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
318 p. : ill., map ; 36 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2014
[2014]
Topic:
Sculpture, African  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047338

Encounters : an anthropological history of southeastern Labrador / John C. Kennedy

Author:
Kennedy, John Charles  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 451 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador
Labrador (N.L.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Fishing villages  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061647

Spent cartridges of revolution : an anthropological history of Namiquipa, Chihuahua / Daniel Nugent

Author:
Nugent, Daniel  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 225 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Namiquipa
Namiquipa (Mexico)
Date:
1993
Revolution, 1910-1920
Topic:
Peasantry--History  Search this
Land reform--History  Search this
Ethnohistory  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_917400

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