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Starr, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Anthropological Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 7
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-ref103

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 art of Benin City / Frederick Starr

Author:
Starr, Frederick 1858-1933  Search this
Physical description:
p. 17-24 : plates
Type:
Books
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
1900
Topic:
Art, Bini  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 S73 1900
VF-- Art, Benin (Nigeria)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_683587

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

Starr, Frederick: Doubleday Lecture, 1983 (5 folders)

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, Office of Special Events  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History, Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers

Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Correspondent:
La Flesche family  Search this
Aldrich, Charles F.  Search this
Alexander, Hartley B.  Search this
Allen, James T.  Search this
Andrews, Gleorge L.  Search this
Armstrong, S.C.  Search this
Ashley, Robert H.  Search this
Atkins, John D.C.  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bowditch, Charles P. (Charles Pickering), 1842-1921  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Brown, George LeRoy  Search this
Burlin, Natalie Curtis, 1875-1921  Search this
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946  Search this
Copley, John T.  Search this
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Dawes, E.S.  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
Ellinwood, F.F.  Search this
Farabee, William Curtis, 1865-1925  Search this
Farley, Caryl E.  Search this
Farley, Rosalie La Flesche  Search this
Farwell, Arthur  Search this
Fellowes, R.S.  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Fillmore, John Comfort, 1843-1898  Search this
Fillmore, L.H.  Search this
Fillmore, Thomas Hill  Search this
Freire-Marreco, Barbara W. (Barbara Whitchurch), 1879-1967  Search this
Gay, E. Jane  Search this
Griffith, Elmer C.  Search this
Guthrie, William Norman  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Hall, C.C.  Search this
Hall, Charles Lemon, 1847-1940  Search this
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919  Search this
Heth, H.  Search this
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Jackson, Sheldon  Search this
Johnston, Catherine M.  Search this
Kincaid, William  Search this
La Flesche, Joseph  Search this
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928  Search this
MacCurdy, George Grant, 1863-1947  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McBeth, Kate C., 1832-1915  Search this
McBeth, Sue L., -1893  Search this
McCown, S.M.  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
McGuire, Joseph D. (Joseph Deakins), 1842-1916  Search this
Mead, Frances K.  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Merrick, Fannie  Search this
Merrick, Jessie  Search this
Moon, Karl  Search this
Moore, Homer  Search this
Morgan, Caroline S.  Search this
Morgan, John T.  Search this
Murie, James R.  Search this
Myers, John L.  Search this
Nuttal, Maria Magdalena  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Petter, W.H.  Search this
Pettigrew, Frederick W., 1850-1901  Search this
Picotte, Susan La Flesche  Search this
Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924  Search this
Price, Hiram  Search this
Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Quinn, Daniel  Search this
Robertson, Alice M.  Search this
Rogers, Emily F.  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917  Search this
Seymour, Thomas Day  Search this
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908  Search this
St. Cyr, Julia  Search this
Starr, Frederick  Search this
Stuart, James  Search this
Talbot, Emily  Search this
Teller, W.J.  Search this
Thaw, William  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marston), 1877-1954  Search this
Wallaschek, Richard  Search this
Westcott, Edith  Search this
Wilkinson, G.W.  Search this
Wilkinson, Hattie M.  Search this
Willoughby, Charles Clark  Search this
Names:
Carr, Lucien, 1829-1915  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Extent:
19 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Culture:
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cherokee, Eastern  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hitchiti  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Juaneño Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1873-1939
Summary:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.

The papers have been divided into three general categories: the papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher, the papers of Francis La Flesche, and the ethnographic research of Fletcher and La Flesche. The first two categories represent personal and professional materials of Fletcher and La Flesche. The third section holds the majority of the ethnographic material in the collection.

Of primary concern are Fletcher and La Flesche's ethnological investigations conducted among the Plains Indians, particularly the Omaha and Osage. Fletcher's Pawnee field research and her allotment work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs among the Omaha, Nez Perce, and Winnebago are represented in the collection. A substantial portion of the ethnographic material reflects Fletcher and La Flesche's studies of Native American music. Much of the correspondence in the papers of Fletcher and La Flesche is rich with information about the situation of Omaha peoples in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Also included in the collection are documents related to Fletcher's work with the Archaeological Institute of America and the School for American Archaeology. Additionally, substantial amounts of Fletcher's early anthropological and historical research are found among her correspondence, lectures, anthropological notes, and early field diaries. La Flesche's literary efforts are also generously represented.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into the following 3 series: 1) Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers, 1873-1925; 2) Francis La Flesche papers, 1881-1930; 3) Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, 1877-1939.

Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers is divided into the following 10 subseries: 1.1) Incoming correspondence, 1874-1923 (bulk 1882-1923); 1.2) Outgoing correspondence, 1873-1921; 1.3) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1925; 1.4) Correspondence between Fletcher and La Flesche, 1895-1922; 1.5) Publications, 1882-1920; 1.6) Organizational records, 1904-1921; 1.7) General anthropological notes, undated; 1.8) Lectures, circa 1878-1910; 1.9) Diaries, 1881-1922; 1.10) Biography and memorabilia, 1878-1925.

Series 2: Francis La Flesche papers is divided into the following 6 subseries: 2.11) General correspondence, 1890-1929; 2.12) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1930; 2.13) Publications, 1900-1927; 2.14) Literary efforts, undated; 2.15) Personal diaries, 1883-1924; 2.16) Biography and memorabilia, 1886-1930.

Series 3: Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche is divided into the following 12 subseries: 3.17) Alaska, 1886-1887; 3.18) Earth lodges, 1882, 1898-1899; 3.19) Music, 1888-1918; 3.20) Nez Perce, 1889-1909; 3.21) Omaha, 1882-1922; 3.22) Osage, 1896-1939; 3.23) Pawnee, 1897-1910; 3.24) Pipes, undated; 3.25) Sioux, 1877-1896; 3.26) Other tribes, 1882-1922; 3.27) Publications collected, 1884-1905, undated; 3.28) Photographs, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923) was an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Francis La Flesche (1856-1923) was an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Chronology of the Life of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

1838 March 15 -- Born in Havana, Cuba

1873-1876 -- Secretary, American Association for Advancement of Women

1879 -- Informal student of anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1881 -- Field trip to Omaha and Rosebud Agencies

1882 -- Assistant in ethnology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1882 -- Helped secure land in severalty to Omaha Indians

1882-1883 -- Begins collaboration with Francis La Flesche on the Peabody Museum's collection of Omaha and Sioux artifacts

1883-1884 -- Special Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Omaha Agency

1886 -- Bureau of Education investigation of Alaskan native education

1887-1888 -- Special Disbursing Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Winnebago Agency

1889-1892 -- Special Agent for allotment, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nez Perce Agency

1890-1899 -- President, Women's Anthropological Society of America

1891-1923 -- Mary Copley Thaw Fellow, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1892-1893 -- Department of Interior consultant, World's Columbian Exposition

1896 -- Vice-President, Section H, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1897 -- Collaborator, Bureau of American Ethnology

1899-1916 -- Editorial board, American Anthropologist

1900 -- Published Indian Story and Song from North America

1901-1902 -- Advisory committee, Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley

1903 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1904 -- Published The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony with James Murie

1904 -- Member, ethnology section, Louisiana Purchase Exposition

1905 -- President, American Folk-lore Society

1908-1913 -- Chair, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1911 -- Honorary Vice-President, Section H, British Association for Advancement of Science

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Francis La Flesche

1913 -- Chair Emeritus, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1915 -- Published Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs Arranged from American Indian Ceremonials and Sports

1923 April 6 -- Died in Washington, D.C.

Chronology of the Life of Francis La Flesche

1857 December 25 -- Born on Omaha Reservation near Macy, Nebraska

1879 -- Lecture tour, Ponca chief Standing Bear

1881 -- Interpreter, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1881-1910 -- Clerk, Bureau of Indian Affairs

1891 -- Informally adopted as Fletcher's son

1892 -- LL.B., National University Law School

1893 -- LL.M., National University Law School

1900 -- Published The Middle Five: Indian Boys at School

1906-1908 -- Marriage to Rosa Bourassa

1910-1929 -- Ethnologist, Bureau of American Ethnology

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Alice Fletcher

1921 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part One

1922 -- Member, National Academy of Sciences

1922-1923 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1925 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Two

1926 -- Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Nebraska

1928 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Three

1932 -- Published Dictionary of the Osage Language

1932 September 5 -- Died in Thurston County, Nebraska

1939 -- Posthumous publication of War Ceremony and Peace Ceremony of the Osage Indians
Related Materials:
Additional material related to the professional work of Fletcher and La Flesche in the National Anthropological Archives may be found among the correspondence of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and the records of the Anthropological Society of Washington.

Sound recordings made by Fletcher and La Flesche can be found at the Library of Congress. The National Archives Records Administration hold the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), including those relating to allotments in severalty for the Nez Perce by Alice Fletcher. The Nebraska Historical Society has diaries, letters and clippings regarding the La Flesche family, including correspondence of Francis La Flesche and Fletcher. The Radcliffe College Archives holds a manuscript account of Alice Fletcher's four summers with the Nez Perce (1889-1892). Correspondence between Fletcher and F. W. Putnam is also located at the Peabody Museum Archives of Harvard University.
Separated Materials:
Ethnographic photographs from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in Photo Lot 24.

Glass plate negatives from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in the BAE glass negatives collection (Negative Numbers 4439-4515).
Provenance:
The papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche have been received from an undocumented number of sources. Portions of Fletcher's ethnographic papers were donated to the archives by Mrs. G. David Pearlman in memory of her husband in 1959.
Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pipes -- American Indian  Search this
Earth houses  Search this
Music -- American Indian  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4558
See more items in:
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4558
Additional Online Media:

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1891: McBeth, Kate C.; Jan. 13.

1891: Wahawathe; Jan. 14.

1891: Hunter, Hugh; Jan. 16.

1891: Wajapa; Jan. 19.

1891: Miller, George; Feb. 19.

1891: McBeth, Kate C.; Feb. 27.

1891: Wajapa; Mar. 2.

1891: La Flesche, Susan; Mar. 10.

1891: White, Gurley [?]; Mar. 22.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Mar. 24, 25, 27.

1891: Trenchman, Charles F. [?]; Apr. 2.

1891: Johnson, Andrew and Susan La Flesche; Apr. 6.

1891: Fillmore, J. C.; Apr. 11, 14.

1891: Starr, Frederick; Apr. 14.

1891: Fillmore, J. C.; Apr. 15, 21.

1891: McBeth, S. L.; May 1.

1891: Rosalie; May 4.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; May 4.

1891: McBeth, S. L.; May 6.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; May 9.

1891: Putnam, Frederick Ward; May 13.

1891: Allen, James T.; May 16.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; May 23, 26.

1891: Smith, Jane; on behalf of F. W. Putnam; June 1.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; June 8, 12.

1891: Morgan, Caroline S.; June 12.

1891: Morgan, T. J.; June 15.

1891: Ashley, Robert H.; June 24.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; June 29.

1891: Williams, Robert; July 1.

1891: McBeth, S. L.; July 6.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; July 9, 11, 18.

1891: Putnam, F. W.; July 25.

1891: Morgan, T. J.; July 27, 30.

1891: Morgan, Caroline S.; July 30.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Aug.2, 7.

1891: Pratt, R. H.; Aug. 7.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Aug. 20, Sept. 2.

1891: Putnam, F. W.; Sept. 8.

1891: Pratt, R. H.; Sept. 15.

1891: Barrows, Isabel C.; Sept. 17.

1891: McBeth, S. L.; Sept. 22.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Sept. 24.

1891: Boas, Franz; Oct. 3.

1891: Morgan, Caroline S.; Oct. 12, 13.

1891: Putnam, F. W.; Oct. 18.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Oct. 23.

1891: Office of Indian Affairs; Nov. 4.

1891: Boas, Franz; Nov. 14.

1891: Fillmore, John Comfort; Nov. 20.

1891: Ellinwood, F. F.; Nov. 24.

1891: McBeth, S. L.; n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

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Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Bell

Culture/People:
possibly Mixteca (Mixtec) (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-  Search this
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Excavator:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Previous seller:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Bell
Media/Materials:
Copper
Techniques:
Cast
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Toluca Valley; Tlacotepec; Texcaltitlán Municipality, Coatepec Harinas Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 900-1521
Catalog Number:
8/8720
Barcode:
088720.000
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Music and Sound
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Bowl

Culture/People:
probably Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-  Search this
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Excavator:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Previous seller:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, perforated, painted
Dimensions:
4.2 x 7.5 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
tepalcatl
Place:
Toluca Valley; Tlacotepec; Texcaltitlán Municipality, Coatepec Harinas Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 1400-1600
Catalog Number:
8/8747
Barcode:
088747.000
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Containers and Vessels
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Bowl

Culture/People:
probably Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-  Search this
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Excavator:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Previous seller:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, perforated, painted
Dimensions:
3.5 x 6.8 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
tepalcatl
Place:
Toluca Valley; Tlacotepec; Texcaltitlán Municipality, Coatepec Harinas Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 1400-1600
Catalog Number:
8/8749
Barcode:
088749.000
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Containers and Vessels
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Vessel

Culture/People:
probably Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-  Search this
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Excavator:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Previous seller:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted
Dimensions:
22.5 x 22 x 28.5 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Toluca Valley; Tlacotepec; Texcaltitlán Municipality, Coatepec Harinas Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 1400-1600
Catalog Number:
8/8763
Barcode:
088763.000
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Vessel

Culture/People:
possibly Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum), 1893-  Search this
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Excavator:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Previous seller:
Frederick Starr, Non-Indian, 1859-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled
Dimensions:
20.8 x 18.7 x 26.7 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Toluca Valley; Tlacotepec; Texcaltitlán Municipality, Coatepec Harinas Region; México State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 1400-1600
Catalog Number:
8/8767
Barcode:
088767.000
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The Children of Nathan Starr

Artist:
Ambrose Andrews, 1801 - c. 1877  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ward Starr, c. 1826 - ?  Search this
Frederick Barnard Starr, c. 1829 - ?  Search this
Edward Pomeroy Starr, 1832 - 1835  Search this
Child of Nathan Starr, c. 1833 - ?  Search this
Emily Helen Starr, c. 1820 - ?  Search this
Grace Ann Starr, c. 1823 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72.1 x 92.7cm (28 3/8 x 36 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1835
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Flowers  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Architecture\Door  Search this
Toy\Hoop  Search this
Toy\Battledore & Shuttlecock  Search this
Frederick Barnard Starr: Male  Search this
Edward Pomeroy Starr: Male  Search this
Emily Helen Starr: Female  Search this
Grace Ann Starr: Female  Search this
Henry Ward Starr: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
1987.404 MMA
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Frederick Starr

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Frederick Starr, 1858 - 1933  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
66cm x 26cm x 28cm (26" x 10 1/4" x 11"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1923
Topic:
Frederick Starr: Male  Search this
Frederick Starr: Humanities and Social Sciences\Anthropologist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Lafayette College
Website: www.lafayette.edu/
Object number:
S156
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Corean coin charms and amulets : a supplement / by Frederick Starr

Author:
Starr, Frederick 1858-1933  Search this
Ramsden, H. A (Henry A.)  Search this
Physical description:
p. [41]-79, 24 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Korea
Date:
1917
1917?]
Topic:
Charms  Search this
Amulets  Search this
Call number:
CJ5239.K7 S796 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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The Frobenius effect : Frederick Starr in the Congo / Enid Schildkrout

Author:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Starr, Frederick 1858-1933  Search this
Verner, Samuel P  Search this
Frobenius, Leo 1873-1938  Search this
American Museum of Natural History Starr Collection  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic).)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Collecting African art  Search this
Art market  Search this
Barter  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .C758
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received 1888-1906

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Wulfing, John M correspondent  Search this
Antwerp International Exposition  Search this
Correspondent:
Abbe, Cleveland 1838-1916  Search this
Aldrich, Charles F  Search this
Allison, E.H  Search this
Anciaux, Mary A  Search this
Bair, Joseph H  Search this
Bandelier, Adolphe Francis Alphonse  Search this
Barnes, Mary S  Search this
Barnard, W. C  Search this
Bartlett, Charles H  Search this
Baum, Henry Mason  Search this
Beauchamp, William Martin 1830-1925  Search this
Benedict, A. L  Search this
Bibbins, Arthur  Search this
Bickmore, Albert S  Search this
Bingman, F. E  Search this
Blackmar, Frank W  Search this
Blake, W. W  Search this
Bolton, Herbert Eugene  Search this
Boman, E  Search this
Bowditch, Charles P  Search this
Bowers, Stephen  Search this
Brannon, Peter A  Search this
Brant-Sero, J. O  Search this
Bratley, Jesse Hastings  Search this
Breasted, James Henry  Search this
Brinton, Daniel Garrison  Search this
Bulmer, Thomas S Dr  Search this
Burbank, Elbridge Ayer  Search this
Bushnell, David Ives Jr 1875-1941  Search this
Carrico, E. T  Search this
Chamberlain, Alexander Francis  Search this
Chapin, Frederick H  Search this
Chapman, John Wight  Search this
Chavero, Alfredo  Search this
Clayton, J. B  Search this
Clerc, G. O  Search this
Connelley, William E  Search this
Conover, George S  Search this
Coues, Elliott  Search this
Coville, Frederick V (Frederick Vernon) 1867-1937  Search this
Cresson, Hilborne T  Search this
Crivelli, Camillus  Search this
Culin, Stewart  Search this
Curtin, Jeremiah  Search this
Cushing, Emily M  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton 1857-1900  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Davis, Richard  Search this
Dayton, Charles N  Search this
Deane, Cecil A  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel 1853-1935  Search this
Densmore, Frances  Search this
De Rougé, E  Search this
Detrich, Charles H  Search this
Dinwiddie, William  Search this
Dixon, Roland Burrage  Search this
D'Olier, J. G  Search this
Dorenberg, J  Search this
Dorsey, George Amos  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen 1848-1895  Search this
Duncan, D. W. C  Search this
Eames, Wilberforce  Search this
Eells, Myron Rev  Search this
Eells, Myron Rev  Search this
Emmert, John W. 1842-1917  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Everett, Willis Eugene  Search this
Ewing, Henry P  Search this
Farrand, Livingston  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930  Search this
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham  Search this
Fletcher, Robert  Search this
Folkmar, Daniel 1861-1932  Search this
Fowke, Gerard  Search this
Gann, Thomas  Search this
Gaillard, D.D Captain  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918  Search this
Gill, Mary Wright  Search this
Wright, Mary Irwin  Search this
Gill, De Lancey W  Search this
Gilfillan, Joseph Alexander  Search this
Goddard, Pliny Earle  Search this
Good, J. B Rev  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Grayson, G. W (George Washington) 1843-1920  Search this
Grinnell, George Bird  Search this
Haddon, Alfred Cort  Search this
Hale, Horatio  Search this
Hamblin, H. M  Search this
Hartman, C. V  Search this
Hatcher, John Bell 1861-1904  Search this
Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee  Search this
Herrick, Martha J  Search this
Hewett, Edgar Lee  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937  Search this
Heysinger, I. W  Search this
Hilder, Frank F  Search this
Hill, Alfred J  Search this
Hill, Robert T  Search this
Horsford, Cornelia  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956  Search this
Hoffman, Walter James 1846-1899  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943  Search this
Hudson, John W  Search this
Hulbert, Archer B  Search this
Ingersoll, Truman W  Search this
James, George Wharton  Search this
Jenks, Albert Ernest  Search this
Jones, William 1871-1909  Search this
Kroeber, A. L (Alfred Louis) 1876-1960  Search this
Le Baron, J. Francis  Search this
Le Jeun, J. M  Search this
Le Plongeon, Augustus  Search this
Lewis, James Otto 1799-1858  Search this
Lewis, Jose  Search this
Long, M. C  Search this
MacCauley, Clay 1843-1925  Search this
MacCurdy Human Skeletal Remains from the Highlands of Peru illustrations  Search this
MacDonald, Arthur  Search this
McGee, W. J. 1853-1912  Search this
McGuire, Joseph Deakins  Search this
MacLean, J. P  Search this
Mallery, Garrick  Search this
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908  Search this
Matthews, Washington  Search this
Meadows, Charles A  Search this
McBeth, Kate C  Search this
Meany, Edmond S  Search this
Meeker, Louis L  Search this
Mindeleff, Cosmos 1863-  Search this
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Moon, Karl  Search this
Mooney, James 1861-1921  Search this
Moore, Clarence B (Clarence Bloomfield) 1852-1936  Search this
Moorehead, Warren King  Search this
Morice, A. G  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904  Search this
Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934  Search this
Newcomb, Simon  Search this
Newell, W. W  Search this
Peabody, Charles  Search this
Peabody, Lucy E  Search this
Peet, Stephen D  Search this
Pepper, George H (George Hubbard) 1873-1924  Search this
Petitot, Emile Fortune Stanislas Joseph  Search this
Peterson, C. A  Search this
Petter, Rodolphe  Search this
Pettigrew, F.W  Search this
Pico, Juan Estevan Chumash  Search this
Pierce, P. B  Search this
Pilling, James Constantine  Search this
Pinart, Alphonse Louis  Search this
Pinchot, Gifford  Search this
Pittier, Henri  Search this
Powell, John Wesley Major  Search this
Putnam, Frederic Ward  Search this
Lafone Quenedo, Samuel A  Search this
Reynolds, Henry L  Search this
Riggs, Alfred Longley  Search this
Riggs, Stephen Return 1812-1883  Search this
Rockhill, William Woodville  Search this
Royce, Charles C  Search this
Russell, Frank A  Search this
Rust, Horatio N  Search this
St Clair, Harry Hull II  Search this
Sanborn, John P Jr  Search this
Sapir, Edward 1884-1939  Search this
Saville, Marshall H  Search this
Sawyer, Wells 1863-1960  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox General  Search this
Seler, Eduard  Search this
Shelley, W. C  Search this
Shufeldt, Robert W (Robert Wilson) 1850-1934  Search this
Silver, Dilworth M  Search this
Smith, Harlan I  Search this
Sparhawk, Frances C  Search this
Sparkman, P. S  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Starr, Frederick  Search this
Stevenson, Sara Yorke  Search this
Swan, James Gilchrist  Search this
Swanton, John Reed  Search this
Thomas, Cyrus  Search this
Thompson, Alton H  Search this
Thwaites, Reuben Gold  Search this
Tooker, William Wallace  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred Marston  Search this
True, Frederick W  Search this
Turner, Lucien McShan  Search this
Wartenberg, H. Schmidt  Search this
Weeks, Stephen B  Search this
White, Dabney  Search this
White, Mark  Search this
Wittemore, Isaac T  Search this
Wickersham, James  Search this
Wilcox, Helen M. C  Search this
Willoughby, Charles Clark  Search this
Wilson, Thomas  Search this
Winship, George Parker  Search this
Winton, George B  Search this
Wissler, Clark  Search this
Wood, Herbert S  Search this
Wood, Norman B  Search this
Wood, T. A  Search this
Woodburn, J. A  Search this
Wren, Christopher  Search this
Wright, George Frederick  Search this
Wyman, Walter C  Search this
Yates, Lorenzo Gordin  Search this
Colrrespondent:
Custer, Milo  Search this
Correspondent:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
10.5 feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888-1906
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Bureau of American Ethnology Records 1878-1965 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
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Painted Scroll No. 1

Donor Name:
Frederick Starr  Search this
U S N Frederick W. Brink  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Object Type:
Scroll
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1952-Jul-24
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
195288
USNM Number:
E392023-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Painted Scroll (No. 2)

Donor Name:
Frederick Starr  Search this
U S N Frederick W. Brink  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Scroll
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1952-Jul-24
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
195288
USNM Number:
E392024-0
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Painted Scroll (No. 3)

Donor Name:
Frederick Starr  Search this
U S N Frederick W. Brink  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Scroll
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1952-Jul-24
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
195288
USNM Number:
E392025-0
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Data Source:
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