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Ruth Leah Bunzel photographs of Quiche Indians of Guatemala

Creator:
Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990  Search this
Extent:
49 prints (silver gelatin)
110 negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Quiché Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Guatemala
Date:
1930-1932
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs probably made by Ruth Bunzel during her fieldwork among the Quiche in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, in 1930-32. Images include Quiche Indians and families, a church (probably the Church of Santo Tomás), a procession and ceremony, and landscapes.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ruth Leah Bunzel (1898-1990) started a career in anthropology after acquiring a secretarial job with Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1922. With support from Boas, Bunzel regularly traveled to the Southwest to study Zuni potters from 1924-1929. Studying under Boaz, she earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1929. Her papers on Zuni ceremonialism as well as creation myths, kachinas, and poetry were published in the 47th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology. From 1930 to 1932 she studied the Highland Mayan village of Chichicastenango and later published Chichicastenango, A Guatemalan Village (1952). She also conducted fieldwork in the village of Chamula in Chiapas, Mexico, and published a comparative study of the two villages entitled "The Role of Alcoholism in Two Central American Communities" (1940).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2007-10
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Ruth Lean Bunzel papers and drawings of Kachinas collected by Bunzel (MS 4609).
Correspondence between Bunzel and the BAE held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4846 and records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
A photograph of Bunzel held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 92-35.
A video oral history of Bunzel, created as part of the "History of Anthropology Series" produced by the University of Florida's Department of Anthropology, is held in the Human Studies Film Archive in HSFA 89.10.8.
Restrictions:
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2007-10, Ruth Leah Bunzel photographs of Quiche Indians of Guatemala, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2007-10
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2007-10

Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 color transparencies
93 mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe Indians  Search this
Amuzgo Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Tepehuan Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Nahuas  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Seri Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Chiapanec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Mayo Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Mexican Indians, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted tribes include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Mexican Indians. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
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Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections

Creator:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931  Search this
Extent:
37 mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Matlatzinca Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nayarit (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol Indians; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.
Biographical/Historical note:
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Ornithology.  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-25b

MS 4550 Manuscripts relating to the Marsh Darien Expedition

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Names:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
7 Photographs
Culture:
Cuna  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Contents as follows: "The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama." Brockport, New York, October, 1923. 35 pages, typed, 7 photographs. "The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924." 18 pages, handwritten, signed by R.O. Marsh. "The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R.O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis." Special newspaper feature, produced by Science Service, Inc., Washington, D.C. Copyright 1924 by Science Service. 22 pages, mimeo.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4550
Other Title:
The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama
The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924
The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R. O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4550, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4550
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4550

Bill Wright photographs of Kickapoo, Seminole, and Tiwa Indians

Creator:
Wright, Bill  Search this
Extent:
14 prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tiwa Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1986, 1993
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Bill Wright circa 1993 documenting Kickapoo Indians in Colonia el Nacimiento, Mexico, and Black Seminole Indians in Coahuila, Mexico. There are also three images of the 1986 Tiwa Celebration of St. Anthony that depict dancers, preparations, and a procession.
Biographical/Historical note:
Bill Wright is a businessman and photographer in Abilene, Texas. His photography has been published in four photography books: Portraits from the Desert: Bill Wright's Big Bend, The Tiguas: Pueblo Indians of Texas, The Texas Kicakpoo: Keepers of Tradition, and People's Lives: A Photographic Celebration of the Human Spirit.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 91-3
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Bill Wright photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 98-39.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Photographs are under copyright by the photographer.
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 91-3, Bill Wright photographs of Kickapoo, Seminole, and Tiwa Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-3
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Photograph of Antonio Zarco and H. Morgan Smith

Names:
Zarco, Antonio, Chief  Search this
Extent:
1 print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Choco Indians  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Panama  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1982
Scope and Contents note:
Photograph depicting Antonio Zarco with his traveling companion, botanist H. Morgan Smith, in the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab, National Museum of Natural History. This photograph was made after Zarco's last donation to the museum of items from his tribal area (accession 349818). The photograph may have been made by Robert Elder of the Processing Lab or a Smithsonian photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Antonio Zarco is an elder of the Choco Tribe of Panama. He served on the staff of the United States Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Canal Zone and worked with American astronauts for part of their training. In 1970, Zarco was at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama assisting in a course involving intercultural contact. After attending one of Zarco's seminars, Wilton Sterling Dillon, who was director of the Smithsonian Office of Symposia and Seminars, helped arrange for him to visit Washington, DC. When Zarco found no Choco material in the National Museum of Natural History, he donated items he had with him and made an additional donation after his return to Panama.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-49
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Items donated by Zarco can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 296264, 307730, and 349818.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-49, Photograph of Antonio Zarco and H. Morgan Smith, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-49
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-49

Robert Thomas Hill photograph collection of Central American Indians

Collector:
Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941  Search this
Extent:
1 letter
29 mounted prints (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of Central America  Search this
Talamanca Indians  Search this
Guatuso Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
letters
mounted prints
Photographs
Correspondence
Place:
Colombia
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Panama
Date:
circa 1895
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs documenting Indians of Central America, including Cheripo, Guatuso, Talamanca, and Guatemala Indians. Additional photographs document stone artifacts found at grave sites, Panamanian women, people in Bogata, and a museum in San Jose, Costa Rica. The photographs may have been collected by Robert Thomas Hill from H. N. Rudd, a postcard publisher in Costa Rica. A letter from Rudd to Hill is also in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Thomas Hill (1858-1941) was a geologist best known for his work in Texas for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Hill was orphaned during the Civil War and raised by his grandmother. While employed at his brother's newspaper in Comanche, Texas, he developed an interest in collecting rocks and fossils. In 1887, he earned a BS in geology from Cornell University. Hill worked for the USGS from 1885 to 1903 and is credited with discovering the Comanche Series of the Lower Cretaceous strata. Additionally, he conducted some preliminary studies in Central America and the West Indies between 1894 and 1902, collecting for the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. Hill resigned from the USGS in 1903 to pursue personal interests in geology and Texas history.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 170
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Correspondence from Hill is held in the National Anthropological Archives in records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Artifacts collected by Hill are held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 035646, 053949, 028088, and 034831.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds a field notebook from Hill (1895, 1924) in SIA ACC. 12-126. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library, and Autry National Center, Braun Research Library, hold collections of Hill's papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Photo Lot 170, Robert Thomas Hill photograph collection of Central American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.170
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-170

The Oklahoma codex : Spanish matters in Indian text : the history of the Indies up to the conquest of Mexico, taken from the library of this court, Madrid in October of 1778, book two : chapters 1-30 / Cristine Soliz

Author:
Soliz, Cristine  Search this
Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art Hispanic Documents Collection MS 185 Bk. 2, 1-30 English  Search this
Subject:
Torquemada, Juan de ca. 1557-1664 Monarquia indiana  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiii, 397 leaves : ill., facsim. ; 28 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2006
2004
Conquest, 1519-1540
Topic:
History  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .S65 2004a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797845

Edward William Nelson photograph collection of Mexican Indians

Creator:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
21 prints (silver gelatin and possibly platinum)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1892-1906
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portraits of Mexican Indians and one image of a coffee plantation. The photographs were likely collected by Edward William Nelson during his field studies in Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman, 1892-1906.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edward William Nelson (1855-1934) was an explorer and naturalist for the United States government known for his studies in Alaska, California and Mexico. Born near Manchester, New Hampshire, Nelson grew up with an ardent interest in birds and the outdoors. With the help of Henry W. Henshaw and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, he gained a post as a weather observer with the Signal Corps in 1877. Nelson was stationed in St. Michael, Alaska, for the next four years, during which time he collected ethnological data and natural history collections for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1890, Nelson joined the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture as a Special Field Agent on the Death Valley Expedition of Clinton Hart Merriam. After this Expedition disbanded in 1891, Nelson continued to work in California under orders from the Bureau and met his future expedition partner Edward Alphonso Goldman. A three month field survey in Mexico in 1892 evolved into fourteen years of research by the pair, during which they made extensive investigations of Mexican mammalogy, ornithology, and ethnology. Following these studies, Nelson moved into an administrative role in the Bureau, holding appointments as Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in Charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 171
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional photographs by Nelson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 89-8, Photo Lot 133, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 (SIA RU007364) and a registry to their additional field notes.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Coffee plantations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 171, Edward William Nelson photograph collection of Mexican Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.171
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-171

Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts

Creator:
McCarthy, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
28 color prints
Culture:
Seri Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
color prints
Date:
1970-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Seri artifacts and craftspeople, probably made by Dennis McCarthy. They include images of wood carvings, baskets, a violin and bow, rasp and scraper, toy cradle, and necklace, as well as a man, probably Dennis McCarthy, with a basket maker, violin maker, and a saleswoman. The prints are mounted on unbound album pages, which also include a note on McCarthy's interest in the Seri, a resume, and a bibliography.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dennis McCarthy was a public service officer in Arizona, where he worked as State Parks Director, Historic Preservation Officer, and Natural and Cultural Resources and Urban Lands Planner for the State Land Department. He started visiting Seri fishing camps on Tiburon Island in 1968 and later made contact with the Seri at Punta Chueca. In his personal reflections, he reports having "become captivated" with their artwork, particularly wood carvings and basketry.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-27
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-38, Photo Lot 89, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs of Seri Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Edward Harvey Davis Photograph Collection, Alanson Buck Skinner Photograph Collection, and George W. Avery photographs and negatives.
The Department of Anthropology holds examples of Seri basketry.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-27, Dennis McCarthy photographs of Seri Indians and Seri artifacts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-27

Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings

Creator:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Photographer:
Alvarez y Medina  Search this
Kildare y Cia  Search this
Names:
Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico)  Search this
Artist:
Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875  Search this
Extent:
35 mounted prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Place:
Mexico -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1880-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the photographs document Mayan reliefs and hieroglyphics at ancient sites, including Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Yaxchilan. Additional photographs depict items in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico, including a necklace, the Stone of Tizoc, and a stone altar disk to Tlaltecuhtli. The collection includes photographs made by Alvarez y Medina, Kildare y Cia, and a photograph of a drawing by Frederic de Waldeck.
Biographical/Historical note:
Cyrus Thomas (1825-1910) was an archeologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology best known for his work on American Indian burial mounds in the American Midwest. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Thomas was educated in law and served as Deputy County Clerk under his brother-in-law, the County Clerk of Jackson County, Illinois (1850-1853). In 1858, Thomas helped found the Illinois Natural History Society, through which he met John Wesley Powell. Thomas served for a brief period as an Evangelical Lutheran minister (1864-1866) before becoming an entomologist for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (1869-1873), Illinois State Entomologist (1874-1876), and a member of the US Entomological Commission (1876-1882). In 1876, he also worked as a professor of natural history at Southern Illinois Normal College and founded the school's Museum of Natural History (now the University Museum). During this time, Thomas also became interested in Mesoamerican ethnology, publishing articles about Mesoamerican codices and writing systems. In 1881 Thomas joined the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian and served as the Director of the Division of Mound Exploration, a position he maintained until his death in 1910.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 169
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional Cyrus Thomas materials relating to Mesoamerica held in the National Anthropological Archives are in MS 103, MS 1328, MS 3705, MS 3956, MS 3530, MS 3941, MS 3260, MS 2337, and MS 3920-b.
Correspondence from Thomas is held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4821, the J. C. Pilling papers, and records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- writing  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 169, Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.169
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-169

Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America

Creator:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Extent:
700 copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Virgin Islands
Venezuela
British Honduras
Chile
Brazil
British Guiana
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Suriname
Leeward Islands (Federation)
Mexico
Nicaragua.
Panama
Ecuador
Honduras
Bolivia
Argentina
Date:
circa 1942-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs assembled circa 1942-1948, probably as part of the Strategic Index of Latin America, and relating to people and scenery in Latin America. They depict transportation, irrigation, agriculture and industry (including rubber production), cities and villages, and archeological finds. The prints are arranged geographically into the following locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, British Honduras, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, and Windward Islands. The photographs were copied from published sources (originals circa 1850s-1940s) and are individually labeled with source information and original captions.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Peter Murdock (1897-1985) was an anthropologist of comparative ethnology. Educated at Yale, he received a BA in History (1919) and PhD in Sociology (1925). He taught sociology and anthropology at the University of Maryland for two years before returning to Yale in 1928 as an assistant professor of physical anthropology. In 1931, Murdock was granted a joint appointment with Yale's newly formed anthropology department, in which he served as department chair (1938-1960) and full professor (1939-1960). During his time at Yale, Murdock embarked on his most notable project, the Cross Cultural Survey in 1937. Positioned within the Institute of Human Relations, the CCS was a catalog of anthropological data, indexed according to Murdock's Outline of Cultural Materials (1938) to enable quick reference of cultures and analyses of a unified theory of behavior. During the Second World War, the Strategic Index of Latin America, an auxiliary arm of the CCS, was created to focus on Latin American cultural questions and strategic decision making. After the war, the CCS was reorganized by a consortium of universities as the Human Relations Area Files, with Murdock at the head. Murdock left Yale in 1960 and served as Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh until 1973.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4632
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Murdock's Pacific Survey File.
Correspondence with Murdock held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7027, MS 4821, American Ethnological Society records, Handbook of South American Indians Records, and collections of personal papers.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Industries  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4632, Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4632
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4632

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, collector and exhibit designer  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. exhibit designer  Search this
United States National Museum., exhibit designer  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
31 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents note:
Images of United States National Museum anthropological exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair. Images of the Department of Anthropology's exhibits include those of photographs and models of Mayan and Mesoamerican temples; antiquities from Mexico, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies; and American Indian, Mexican, and Mesoamerican sculptures, ceramics, tools, textiles, masks, and baskets. Photographs also document the Bureau of American Ethnology's exhibits, including "symbolic art," drawings and paintings on artifacts from tribes of the New Southwest, Plains, and Northwest Coast. The collection also includes a photograph of carved designs on a structure at Xochicales, possibly used in the exhibition or as part of its design.
Biographical/Historical note:
The National Museum's Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition were highly integrated, and both were designed by then chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology and former head curator of the Department of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes. The exhibits were intended to illustrate "the higher culture of the native American peoples as shown in their arts and industries." The exhibit featured examples of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, water craft, musical instruments, pipes, and ceremonial objects and included models of Aztec ruins based on plans by De Lancey W. Gill.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Papers, photographs, and records relating to exhibitions at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4689, MS 7571, MS 7208, Photo Lot 24, and Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received 1888-1906.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940 (SIA RU000070) as well as photographs of the exhibits.
Additional photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 107, Photo Lot 89-8, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Mayas -- Antiquities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-31, Photographs of Smithsonian anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-31

Program Records

Topic:
Native Networks (Website)
Native Americans on Film and Video (Monograph)
Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center  Search this
Extent:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1977-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the breadth and history of the programs and work of the FVC, including the NAFVF, film screenings, the Native Americans on Film and Video publications, and the Native Networks / Redes Indigenas website. Some materials date to when the before the National Museum of the American Indian as was a part of the Smithsonian and was known at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

Another project documented in the accession is Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista (PAVI), which was a project to survey individuals and organizations in twenty-six South and Central American countries who are knowledgeable about indigenous works on audio, film and video in their respective regions. The project was initiated to increase awareness of the media in Central and South America - who produces it, what types of works are available, how these works are used in relation to indigenous and non-indigenous communities - as well as to facilitate contact between indigenous producers and organization in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and funding, distribution, and producing organization in the United States and Europe.

Staff represented in the collection include Elizabeth Weatherford, Founder and Head, and Emelia Seubert, Assistant Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant proposals, images, newsletters, programs, budget records, brochures, invitations, press releases, transcripts, survey records, retreat records, audience evaluations, permissions and releases, audio and video recordings, clippings, and other related records. Some materials are in Spanish as well as in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Created in 1979 within the former Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York, the Film and Video Center (FVC) was the country's oldest media arts center for Native and indigenous film. The center was dedicated to promoting Native and indigenous filmmaking throughout the Americas and opening up new opportunities for Native film.

One of its major programs was the biennial Native American Film + Video Festival (NAFVF), which showcased new works of independent film and videomakers and Native American mediamakers, with a focus on current issues and contemporary life. The Festival ran from 1979 to 2011.

In addition to the NAFVF, the FVC also presented and supported a variety of film festivals. Starting in 2000 as a partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Native Cinema Showcase brought Native films and filmmakers to Santa Fe's Indian Market. Among the other festivals it participated in or supported are: the Pacifika Showcase; the D.C. Environmental Film Festival; First Nations/First Features: A Showcase of World Indigenous Cinema; the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's Native FilmFest in Palm Springs, California; and Arizona State Museum's Native Eyes Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona.

FVC also hosted two film ongoing film series that showed feature-length films, followed by discussion: Dinner and a Movie in Washington, D.C., and At the Movies in New York. At each location there were regular daytime screenings for general audiences and frequent special programs. In Washington, films were shown several time a week that were geared towards families, educators, and students. In New York, daily screenings highlighted topics related to current exhibitions and important themes in contemporary Native American life. Also in New York, FVC presented Especially for Kids which was a daily morning program for children.

In addition the FVC published Native Americans on Film and Video (2 volumes) which serves as a compilation of primarily documentary films made by and about Native Americans. Not only do the volumes contain listings of video tapes and films, including general descriptions, production data, running times, production credits, language of the production, and distribution information; but also sections on special film collections across the country and additional resources.

Another project that the FVC worked on was developing the website, Native Networks / Redes Indigenas, which reflected the live meetings and workshops that the FVC organized for filmmakers attending the NAFVF.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 06/23/2017 memorandum, Toda to Brill; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians in motion pictures  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of South America -- History  Search this
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Indians of Central America -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-252, National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-252
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-252

Ancient Mexico : discovery unit, Field Museum Department of Education

Author:
Field Museum of Natural History Department of Education  Search this
Physical description:
10 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Study and teaching  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F1219.7 .A62 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795529

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians

Collector:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Koehne, William L.  Search this
Extent:
60 mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Chol Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Chocho Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Tlaxcalan Indians  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Zoque Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Trique Indians  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Mexican Indians, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Varying Form of Title:
Mexican and Mesoamerican photographs
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

The Aztec & Maya world : everyday life, society and culture in ancient Central America and Mexico, with over 500 photographs and fine art images / Charles Phillips ; consultant, David M. Jones

Title:
Aztec and Maya world
Author:
Phillips, Charles 1962-  Search this
Jones, David M (David Michael) 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2005
To 1519
To 1821
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Civilization  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794727

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Mazahua Indians  Search this
San Blas  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Laguna (N.M.)  Search this
Triqui  Search this
Shuar Indians  Search this
Macusi Indians  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Chol Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Chibcha Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Flathead Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Menomini Indian Tribe  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma (N.M.)  Search this
Teotihuacan  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tlaxcala  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

The postclassic to Spanish-era transition in Mesoamerica : archaeological perspectives / edited by Susan Kepecs and Rani T. Alexander

Author:
Kepecs, Susan 1946-  Search this
Alexander, Rani T. 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Guatemala
Mexico
New Spain
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794857

Wixarica (Huichol) : its history and connection with the emergence of the indian city states in Mexico (Asics, "Olmec", Toltec, Aztec, Quiché/Maya) seen through Indian myths, legends, history / by John Hedberg

Author:
Hedberg, John 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Huichol mythology  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
City-states  Search this
Call number:
F1221.H9 H4313 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1009988

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