National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology Search this
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Scope and Contents:
This sub-series includes incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda, and telegrams. It also includes some manuscript articles for publication, research proposals, administrative forms, and printed and processed material. There are many outgoing letters for which there are no related incoming letters included.
The materials broadly concern the operations of the department, including staffing and personnel matters, review of manuscripts to be published by staff members, services and personnel matters, services to the general public, arrangements for visiting research, professional activities of the staff, and facilitation of staff research. Some of the material concerns efforts to reorganize anthropology at the Smithsonian and special programs of the department. Other material concerns the chairman's professional relations with colleagues.
Most of the outgoing correspondence is that of Waldo R. Wedel, Saul H. Riesenberg, and Richard B. Woodbury. Selected correspondents include Lawrence Angel, William M. Bass, John H. Brandt, J. O. Brew, John L. Cotter, Warren W. Caldwell, Marian Cavendish, Henri G. Coutais (restoration of the Catlin paintings), William O. Douglas, Robert C. Euler, Kent V. Flannery, Don D. Fowler, Melvin L. Fowler, Henry W. Hamilton, Robert F. Heizer, Eva Horner, Aleš Hrdlička (concerning the Hrdlička Fund), Robert B. Johnson, Marvin F. Kivett, Herbert W. Krieger, Alex D. Krieger, Robert M. Laughlin, Donald J. Lehmer, Alejandro Mendez, Thomas H. Koehler, Richard K. Meyer (donation of Spiro Mound material), Harold McCracken, Charles A. Reed, Charles M. Schwarz (regarding drawings by John Webber), Ralph S. Solecki, Robert L. Stephenson, Frank M. Setzler, and Sol Tax.
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Some materials are restricted.
Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution