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Publications

Topic:
The Info Special (Serial)
The Castle and Beyond (Serial)
Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Extent:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1959, 1973-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publications and other materials created by the Office of Visitor Services for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. The office was known as the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) through the end of 2011. Records include forms, applications, brochures, flyers, reply cards, invitations, handbooks, photographs of signage, small signs, badges, greeting cards, bookmarks, floor plans, pamphlets, maps, press kits, newsletters, volunteer service pins, lanyards, and orientation videos. Supporting and administrative documentation is included with some publications, including correspondence, memoranda, original images, graphics, awards, blueprints, design files, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-034, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Visitor Services, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 14-034
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-034

Subject Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floor plans
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Date:
1963, 1984-2019
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the administration and programs of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) by the Office of the Director, primarily during the tenures of Robert S. Hoffman, 1985-1988; Frank Talbot, 1988-1994; Donald J. Ortner, Acting Director, 1994-1996; David L. Pawson, Acting Director, 1996; Robert W. Fri, 1996-2001; J. Dennis O'Connor, Acting Director, 2001-2002; Cristian Samper, 2002-2007 and 2008-2012; Paul G. Risser, Acting Director, 2007-2008; and Kirk R. Johnson, 2012- . Included are records concerning NMNH departments, divisions, offices, and programs; fundraising efforts; and agreements without outside organizations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda of understanding, reports, newsletters, brochures, clippings, floor plans, maps, photographs, negatives, slides, audiocassettes, a pin, and a flag. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035; Transferring office; 1/15/2014 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floor plans
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-202, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 19-202
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-202

Fragments:Wood,Cord,Ribbon,Beads,Button,Twigs,Woven Mat

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Object Type:
Artifact
Place:
United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America (not certain)
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET7382-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37ac87ef3-1461-4c94-937a-65868debd1f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8499472
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Silver Pins,Wampum Beads,Thong,Hoof,Hair

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Object Type:
Artifact
Place:
Great Lakes (not certain) / Woodlands (Northeast) (not certain), United States (not certain) / Canada (not certain), North America
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET7376-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/389e3c2b0-50b7-49c2-8f0e-38ba533a7fd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8499465
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Stone Artifacts

Donor Name:
Col. Berkeley R. Lewis II  Search this
Object Type:
Artifact
Place:
La Cabrera Peninsula, Aragua, Venezuela, South America
Accession Date:
1 Jun 1951
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
190289
USNM Number:
A398638-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bb2fdd5d-6001-4ff8-a5b5-b1791f16e839
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8145093

Sm. Clay Object

Donor Name:
Judge William J. Graham  Search this
Object Type:
Artifact
Place:
Marlborough Point, Stafford County, Virginia, United States, North America
Accession Date:
15 Oct 1938
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
147346
USNM Number:
A378920-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3673d3e9b-5490-4a64-b811-3f5e8267827b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8122466
Online Media:

Bedman Brothers Company records

Owner:
Bedman, John  Search this
Bedman, James  Search this
Bedman, Joseph  Search this
Bedman, Frank  Search this
Bedman, Charles  Search this
Founder:
Bedman, William  Search this
Creator:
Bedman Brothers Rahway, New Jersey.  Search this
Bedman Brothers  Search this
William Bedman Seed Company (Rahway, New Jersey)  Search this
Investor:
Thorburn, James  Search this
Names:
Bedman Brothers  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Brochures
Price lists
Account books
Administrative records
Correspondence
Photographs
Artifacts
Leaflets
Clippings
Ledgers (account books)
Scrapbooks
Purchase orders
Pamphlets
Date:
1859 - 1984
Summary:
The Bedman Brothers Company Records collection focuses primarily on the business and financial transactions of Bedman Brothers seed company of Rahway, New Jersey, and includes accounting ledgers, purchase orders, price lists, miscellaneous business and family correspondence, and various brochures, pamphlets and leaflets related to horticultural topics. Other holdings in the collection include World War II ration stamps and two scrapbooks, one of which contains many late nineteenth and early twentieth century chromo-lithographed trade cards (primarily from the sewing, clothing, and floral industries). The other scrapbook holds news clippings from the Civil War period. Seperated materials include seed gathering equipment used by field workers.
Historical note:
The William Bedman Seed Company of Rahway, New Jersey was established in 1843 by William Bedman with the support of James Thorburn, a Manhattan seed purveyor. The firm, later called Bedman Brothers, was principally a wholesale mail order seed company that sold to consumer-end seed houses such as Vicks, W. Atlee Burpee, and George J. Ball. Bedman Brothers became known for its production of salvias (sage), including the development of 'Bonfire' or Clara Bedman sage variety. The company continued after William Bedman's tenure under the leadership of his sons Charles, James and John. The business ended after the death of Joseph Bedman, William's grandson, in 1962.
Separated Materials:
Assorted nursery and trade catalogs and price lists from the Bedman Brothers records were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History Library, Horticulture Trade Catalogs Collection.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian Office of Horticulture (later Horticulture Services Division) in 1984 by Gladys and Florence Whitehead, great-granddaughters of William Bedman.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Mail-order business  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Seeds -- Processing -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Brochures
Price lists
Account books -- 19th century
Administrative records
Correspondence
Photographs
Artifacts
Leaflets
Clippings
Ledgers (account books)
Scrapbooks
Account books -- 20th century
Purchase orders
Pamphlets
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Bedman Brothers Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.BED
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Bedman Brothers Company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_collection:sova-aag-bed
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William C. Sturtevant papers

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Six Nations  Search this
Extent:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Date:
1952-2007
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and his involvement in various professional activities. The collection is comprised of research and field notes, sound recordings, realia, clippings, negatives, slides, prints, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, memorandums, conference papers and meeting notes, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, bibliographies, student files such as class notes and papers from Sturtevant's years as an anthropology student, teaching materials including lecture notes and exams, daily planners, passports, military records, artwork including prints and lithographs, maps, and computer files.

The materials in this collection document Sturtevant's career as a preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, university professor, his role as General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, and his contributions to the field of Anthropology. From his early work with the Seminole Indians of Florida to his forays into Burma, and his decades-long study of how Native Americans have been depicted in artistic and popular culture, Sturtevant's diverse intellectual interests are represented in his research files. A copious note taker, Sturtevant captured his observations and opinions of everything from meetings with colleagues to museum exhibits. Sturtevant's commitment to the anthropological profession can be found in the notes and programs of the many conferences, symposiums, and lecture series he attended and at which he presented. He also held numerous leadership positions in various professional associations and sat on the board of directors/trustees for several cultural organizations including Survival International and the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation. Sturtevant was respected for his vast knowledge of indigenous peoples and he received a voluminous amount of correspondence from colleagues who often included copies of their papers and grant proposals. He kept many of these works, which, it appears he used as reference material. Sturtevant's own work is reflected in his writings; he published over 200 scholarly papers, articles, and books.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 14 series: 1. Correspondence, 1951-2008; 2. Research Files, 1851, 1860s, 1880s, 1890, 1939-2006; 3. Writings, 1952-2006; 4. Professional Activities, 1952-2006; 5. Smithsonian, 1954-2008; 6. Handbook of North American Indians, 1971-2007; 7. Biographical Files, 1933-2007; 8. Student Files, 1944-1985; 9. Subject Files, 1902-2002; 10. Photographs, 1927-2004; 11. Artwork, 1699-1998; 12. Maps, 1949-1975; 13. Sound Recordings, 1950-2000; 14. Computer Files, 1987-2006.
Biographical/Historical note:
William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007), preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, and university professor, was best known for his contributions to Seminole ethnology, as curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and for his work as the general editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

Sturtevant's passion for studying Native peoples began at a young age. In third grade "after a class on American Indians, he asked his father what kind of people study Indians, and his father replied, 'Anthropologists.' Sturtevant decided then that he would make anthropology his career" (Merrill 11). After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, Sturtevant went on to Yale University to complete his graduate work in anthropology. When it came time to decide on what area of North America he should focus his research, one of his faculty members at Yale, Irving Rouse, "suggested he consider the Seminoles of south Florida. By the end of his first fieldwork season, Sturtevant was convinced that the dearth of ethnographic information about these Seminoles and their status as one of the least acculturated of all North American Indian societies justified ethnographic research among them and offered the possibility of making an important contribution to North American ethnology" (Merrill 13). Sturtevant spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 conducting preliminary fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole and in 1952 he took up temporary residence at Big Cypress Reservation to undertake research for his dissertation, "The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices." This work focused on Seminole medicine, but also included Sturtevant's analysis of Seminole worldview, religion, history, inter-ethnic relations, material culture, economy, kinship, language, and social organization.

In 1954, while he was finishing his dissertation, Sturtevant made the transition from student of anthropology to professional anthropologist. He was hired as an instructor in Yale's Anthropology Department and began his career in museum work as an assistant curator of anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1955, Sturtevant moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where he accepted a position as a research anthropologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). This position afforded Sturtevant the chance to continue to explore his many research interests in ways that a full time professorship or museum curatorship could not. Over the next ten years he studied the Catawba in South Carolina; the Seneca and Cayuga nations of the Iroquois League in New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario; continued his work with the Seminole; visited European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture; and spent a year in Burma. In 1963, Sturtevant and his wife, Theda Maw, the daughter of a prominent Burmese family, took their three young children to Burma so that they could visit with Maw's family. Sturtevant took this as an opportunity to branch out from his Native American research and spent the year visiting neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examining archival materials, studying the Burmese language, learning about Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, and taking photographs. He also collected 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian.

When Sturtevant returned from Burma, he found the BAE had been dissolved. In 1965, he was transferred from the now-defunct BAE to the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), where he became curator of North American Ethnology, a position he held for the next forty-two years. During his tenure at NMNH Sturtevant oversaw all the North American ethnology collections, planned exhibitions, served on committees, and sponsored interns and fellows. One of Sturtevant's primary duties at NMNH was serving as the General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, "a major multi-volume reference work summarizing anthropological, linguistic, and historical knowledge about native peoples north of Mexico" (Jackson). Each volume was designed to represent a geographic or topical area of Americanist study. As General Editor, Sturtevant selected volume editors, chapter authors, oversaw office staff, and proofread manuscripts over the course of production.

Besides focusing on the Handbook, much of Sturtevant's time was taken up by responsibilities he held outside the Institution. Sturtevant was extremely involved in professional anthropological associations and held many leadership positions. Fresh out of graduate school, he began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1957. He later became a member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society, served as book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist from 1962-1968, was a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums and was both vice president and president of the committee once it became the Council for Museum Anthropology, was on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives, served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation from 1976-1982 and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986, and sat on the Board of Directors of Survival International from 1982-1988. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, the American Ethnological Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Anthropological Society of Washington. Sturtevant also taught classes at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology, served as a consultant on exhibits at other museums, and reviewed manuscripts for scholarly publications.

Sturtevant remained active in the profession throughout his later years. After divorcing Theda Maw in 1986, he married Sally McLendon, a fellow anthropologist, in 1990 and they undertook several research projects together. Sturtevant was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of anthropology in 1996 when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Brown University, and in 2002 when his colleagues published a festschrift in his honor, Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant.

Sturtevant died on March 2, 2007 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, MD after suffering from emphysema.

Sources Consulted

Estrada, Louie. 2007. William C. Sturtevant; Expert on Indians. Washington Post, March 17. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602273.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2007. William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com/2007/03/william-c-sturtevant-1926-2007.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Merrill, William L. 2002. William Curtis Sturtevant, Anthropologist. In Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant. William L. Merrill and Ives Goddard, eds. Pp. 11-36. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1926 -- Born July 26 in Morristown, NJ

1944 -- Entered the University of California at Berkeley as a second-semester freshman

1944 -- Attended summer school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City where he took courses on Mexican archaeology and South American ethnology

1945 -- Drafted into the United States Navy

1946 -- Received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class and returned to UC Berkeley

1947 -- Attended the University of New Mexico's summer field school in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

1949 -- January: Received his Bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from UC Berkeley

1949 -- Began graduate studies at Yale University

1950-1951 -- Spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 in Florida conducting fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole

1951 -- Conducted his first research study of the Iroquois, a classification of Seneca musical instruments, their construction and use, with Harold Conklin

1952 -- May: Moved to Big Cypress Reservation in Florida to conduct research for his dissertation. He focused on Seminole medicine, but also collected physical anthropological data such as blood-type frequencies, handedness, and color blindness

1952 -- July 26: Married Theda Maw

1954 -- Hired by Yale University as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology and as an assistant curator of anthropology in the Yale Peabody Museum

1955 -- Received PhD in anthropology from Yale University

1956 -- Joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) as a research anthropologist

1957 -- Began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1957 -- Traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to collect linguistic data from Sam Blue, the last member of the Catawba tribe to have maintained some proficiency in the Catawba language. While there, he made a small collection of Catawba pottery for the United States National Museum

1957-1958 -- Spent seven weeks continuing his research among the New York Seneca

1959 -- Returned to Florida to study Seminole ethnobotany. He also collected ethnographic materials, especially objects made for the tourist market, which he deposited in the United States National Museum

1959-1960 -- Member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society

1960 -- July and August: Visited 17 European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture

1961-1962 -- Spent the summers of these years conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the Seneca-Cayuga in Oklahoma

1962 -- October: Visited the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada to conduct fieldwork among the Seneca and Cayuga there

1962-1968 -- Book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist

1963 -- October: Spent the year in Burma; visited neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examined photographs in several archives, studied the Burmese language, and read extensively about the country's history and culture. Assembled notes on Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, took hundreds of photographs, and made a collection of 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian

1964 -- Visited Inle Lake in the Southern Shan States southeast of Mandalay, where he examined local approaches to artificial island agriculture

1964-1981 -- Became a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums, which became the Council for Museum Anthropology in 1974. Sturtevant was the Council's first vice president, serving two terms between 1974 and 1978, and was its president from 1978 to 1981

1965 -- Became curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History after the dissolution of the BAE

1965-1966 -- President of the American Society for Ethnohistory

1966 -- Named the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians

1967-1968 -- Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Oxford University's Institute of Social Anthropology

1969 -- Began serving on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives

1974-1989 -- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University

1976-1982 -- Served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986

1977 -- President of the American Ethnological Society

1980-1981 -- President of the American Anthropological Association

1981 -- Spent part of the spring semester at the University of California Berkeley as a Regents Lecturer

1982-1988 -- Board of Directors of Survival International

1986 -- Divorced Theda Maw

1986-1987 -- Smithsonian Fellow at Oxford University's Worcester College

1990 -- Married Sally McLendon

1992 -- President of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1996 -- Awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Brown University

2007 -- Died March 2 in Rockville, MD
Related Materials:
Other materials relating to William C. Sturtevant at the National Anthropological Archives are included in the following collections:

Manuscript 4504

Manuscript 4595

Manuscript 4806

Manuscript 4821

Manuscript 4972

Manuscript 7045

Photo Lot 59

Photo Lot 79-51

Photo Lot 80-3

Photo Lot 81R

Photo Lot 86-68 (6)

Photo Lot 86-68 (7)

American Society for Ethnohistory records

Committee on Anthropological Research in Museum Records

Handbook of North American Indians records

Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

Gordon Davis Gibson Papers, Sound Recordings

SPC Se Powhatan Confederacy Mattapony BAE No # 01790700

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913800

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913900

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04914000

Negative MNH 1530

Negative MNH 1530 B

Sturtevant is listed as a correspondent in the following NAA collections:

Administrative file, 1949-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

John Lawrence Angel Papers

James Henri Howard Papers

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers

John Victor Murra Papers

Records of the Society for American Archaeology

Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers

Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Copies of sound recordings made by William C. Sturtevant can be found at The California Language Archive at UC Berkeley in two collections, The William Sturtevant collection of Creek/Seminole sound recordings, which includes 31 minutes of Northern Muskogean linguistic field recordings from 1951, and The William Sturtevant collection of Mikasuki sound recordings, which includes 33 minutes of Mikasuki linguistic field recordings from 1951. Two sound tape reels of Seminole music Sturtevant recorded in Florida in 1951 can be found at Wesleyan University's World Music Archives. Folk songs on these recordings include "Scalping Sickness," "Bear Sickness with blowing," "Bear sickness without blowing," "Lullaby," "Feather Dance," "Snake Dance," and "Crazy Dance." Performers include Josie Billie, Lee Cypress, Harvey Jumper, Boy Jim, Charlie (Johnny?) Cypress, Little Tiger Tail, Billy Ossiola, and Charlie Billy Boy.
Separated Materials:
One video tape, "Seminole History and Tradition", was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Series 2.2, Tukabahchee Plate: Glass negative of spectrogram from FBI (Box 135), removed for storage with other glass plate negatives.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
History  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-24
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William C. Sturtevant papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-24
Online Media:

Publications, 1976-2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Maps
Videotapes
Artifacts
Date:
1976
1976-2013
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-031
See more items in:
Publications 1959, 1973-2014 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398755

Publications, circa 1973-2016

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Posters
Floor plans
Artifacts
Date:
1973
1973-2016
circa 1973-2016
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-009
See more items in:
Publications circa 1973-2016 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397911

Program and Exhibition Files, 2003

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Columbia (Spacecraft)  Search this
Physical description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Artifacts
Date:
2003
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-020
See more items in:
Program and Exhibition Files 1980-2003 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397918

Storrs L. Olson Papers, 1973-2009

Creator:
Olson, Storrs L  Search this
Subject:
Olson, Storrs L  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Picture postcards
Artifacts
Date:
1973
1973-2009
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Birds  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 16-124
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted until donor's death, Transferring office; 12/2/1988 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_380762

Hernando García Barriga Field Notes, 1937-1984

Creator:
García Barriga, Hernando  Search this
Subject:
García Barriga, Hernando  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scientific illustrations
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Artifacts
Place:
Colombia
Ecuador
Venezuela
Date:
1937
1937-1984
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-436
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363002

Publications, 1959, 1973-2014

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services  Search this
Uniform title:
The Info Special (Serial)  Search this
The Castle and Beyond (Serial)  Search this
Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution (Serial)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Physical description:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1973
1973-2014
1959, 1973-2014
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-034
See more items in:
Publications 1959, 1973-2014 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363882

Naturalist Center History Files, 1976-2011

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Naturalist Center  Search this
Physical description:
6.94 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Compact discs
Posters
Color transparencies
Brochures
Videotapes
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Audiotapes
Artifacts
Color negatives
Date:
1976
1976-2011
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01593
See more items in:
Naturalist Center History Files 1976-2011 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_302273

David Griffiths Field Books, 1890-1961

Creator:
Griffiths, David 1867-1935  Search this
Subject:
Griffiths, David 1867-1935  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Scientific illustrations
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Artifacts
Date:
1890
1890-1961
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-106
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306996

Biltmore Herbarium Field Books, 1897-1905

Creator:
Biltmore Herbarium  Search this
Subject:
Boynton, Charles Lawrence  Search this
Harbison, T. G (Thomas Grant) 1862-1936  Search this
Biltmore Herbarium  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Scientific illustrations
Artifacts
Place:
Louisiana
Georgia
Mississippi
Virginia
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Florida
Alabama
Arkansas
Texas
Tennessee
Kentucky
Date:
1897
1897-1905
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Botany  Search this
Hawthorns  Search this
Goldenrods  Search this
Panicum  Search this
Carex  Search this
Galium  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-249
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308803

Records, 1910-2011

Creator:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Donald  Search this
Carnegie Museum of Natural History  Search this
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Princeton University Museum of Natural History  Search this
University of Colorado, Boulder Museum  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Field notes
Picture postcards
Floor plans
Illustrations
Plates (illustrations)
Sketches
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Artifacts
Date:
1910
1910-2011
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleoanthropology  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Vertebrate paleontology  Search this
Ichnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-107
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 4/1/1988 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308829

Richard S. Cowan and Thomas R. Soderstrom Field Book, 1959-1973, 2003

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Soderstrom, Thomas R  Search this
Smith, Lyman B  Search this
Foldats, Ernesto  Search this
Leonard, Emery C  Search this
Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972  Search this
Yuncker, T. G (Truman George) 1891-1964  Search this
Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991  Search this
Wurdack, J. J  Search this
Lourteig, Alicia  Search this
McVaugh, Rogers 1909-2009  Search this
Turner, Bill  Search this
Steyermark, Julian A (Julian Alfred) 1909-1988  Search this
Bunting, G. S  Search this
Dressler, Robert L. 1927-  Search this
Dodson, Calaway H  Search this
Nicolson, Dan H (Dan Henry) 1933-2016  Search this
Read, Robert W. 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Artifacts
Date:
1959
1959-1973
1959-1973, 2003
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-013
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309767

Joseph Nelson Rose Field Notes, 1887-1929

Creator:
Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928  Search this
Subject:
Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Artifacts
Date:
1887
1887-1929
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-052
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309998

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