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MS 4408 Jesse Walter Fewkes papers

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Extent:
13 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1873-1927
Summary:
This collection consists principally of Fewkes's archeological and ethnological field notebooks, 1890-1927. It also includes correspondence, 1873-1927; lectures, circa 1907-1926; and unpublished manuscripts by Fewkes and others, circa 1893-1923.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists principally of Fewkes's archeological and ethnological field notebooks, 1890-1927; and includes correspondence, 1873-1927; lectures, circa 1907-1926; and unpublished manuscripts by Fewkes and others, circa 1893-1923.

In the accompanying inventory, the catalog numbers under which each volume or part was originally catalogued is shown in brackets.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1873-1927

Series 2: Field Diaries, Notebooks, and Maps, 1873-1927

Series 3: Lectures and Articles, mostly unpublished, circa 1907-1926, undated

Series 4: Manuscripts by Other Authors, collected by Fewkes, circa 1893-1923
Biographical / Historical:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (B.A.E.) from 1918 to 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877 and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. He became deeply interested in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. In 1895 he began working for the B.A.E., during which he conducted archaeological excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. During the summers of 1908-1909, 1915-1916, and 1918-1922, Fewkes worked almost exclusively on excavations and repair of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park. He was appointed chief of the B.A.E. in 1918 and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona. He retired in 1928, after which he continued research for the B.A.E. under the title of Associate Anthropologist.
Related Materials:
Additional records created by and about Fewkes are contained in the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Fewkes correspondence held in the National Anthropological Archives is contained in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives are contained in in Photo Lot 1, Photo Lot 30, Photo Lot 86 (his negatives), Photo Lot 73-43B, and Photo Lot 4321.

Fewkes drawings held in the National Anthropological Archives are contained in MS 3427 Drawings of specimens, Heshota Uthla.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives also holds a field notebook by Fewkes, Record Unit 7350.

The Department of Anthropology collections holds several accessions of artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).

Collection supplement files relating to the life and published work of J. Walter Fewkes are on file in the NAA Reading Room.
Provenance:
The original accession of Fewkes's papers was selected by Matthew W. Stirling at Fewkes's home after Fewkes's death in 1930. This accession consisted largely of archeological and ethnological field notebooks, correspondence, lectures, and unpublished manuscripts. These materials were originally cataloged in unrelated lots. NAA archivist Margaret C. Blaker brought these materials together in 1956 and cataloged them under MS 4408.

In March 1976, the Smithsonian Libraries transferred to the NAA papers largely concerning Fewkes's other scientific work. These were accessioned under the number NAA ACC 76-133. Another group of materials consisting of three volumes recording trip to the American West were transferred from the Smithsonian Institution Archives in December 1979.

Another acquisition to the Fewkes papers, consisting of a volume of photographs, a volume of correspondence, and another volume concerning Betatakin, were acquired from aņ unknown source. These materials appeared in James R. Glenn's office in the Department of Anthropology in April 1986. A notebook of graphite drawings of Taino culture was donated by Jordan Belfort of Old Brookville, New York via Alvin Abrams.
Restrictions:
The Jesse Walter Fewkes papers are open for research.

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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4408 Jesse Walter Fewkes papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4408
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MS 4408 Jesse Walter Fewkes papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4408

The Great Train Robbery (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-30T16:52:42Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_DX320FynxXg

A Promise Kept: 6 – W. Richard West, Jr., Esq.

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-09-25T19:56:48Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_G1m9dJegLnY

The Photography of Timothy O'Sullivan

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-03-17T20:19:47Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianMagazine
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMagazine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eqklwtqzc28

Picturing the American Buffalo: A Conversation

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-10-30T23:41:35Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_h2zGM_b5_lQ

The National Cherokee Youth Choir performs "Orphan Child"

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-02-03T17:35:49Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_1YG1gHhiKsQ

"Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" Curator's Video Tour

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-20T13:59:25Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_D-p96np-Pw4

5 Cents, United States, 1913

Mint:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 2.125 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1913
Credit Line:
K. L. Kelly
ID Number:
NU.245208.0005
Accession number:
245208
Catalog number:
NU68752
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-4d76-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1089041
Online Media:

Camera-ready comic art drawing for Short Ribs

Graphic artist:
O'Neal, Frank  Search this
Publisher:
NEA, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 44.6 cm x 60.8 cm; 17 9/16 in x 23 15/16 in
Object Name:
drawing
Date made:
1966-04-17
Credit Line:
Newspaper Comics Inc., New York, NY
ID Number:
GA.22568
Catalog number:
22568
Accession number:
277502
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Comic Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-1a14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_797301

The Rocky Mountains, etched proof

Engraver:
Smillie, James  Search this
Original artist:
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 43 cm x 70.5 cm; 16 15/16 in x 27 3/4 in
Object Name:
print
engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Date made:
1865
Subject:
Indians  Search this
Rocky Mountains  Search this
Related Publication:
Anderson, Nancy K.; Ferber, Linda S.; Wright, Helena E.. Albert Bierstadt, Art & Enterprise
Credit Line:
Gift of George H. Smillie
ID Number:
GA.00730
Catalog number:
00730
Accession number:
20355
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-e50b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_802103
Online Media:

The Rocky Mountains, final proof

Copyright holder:
Bierstadt, Edward  Search this
Engraver:
Smillie, James  Search this
Publisher:
Bierstadt, Edward  Search this
Original artist:
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Originator:
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 43 cm x 70.5 cm; 16 15/16 in x 27 3/4 in
Object Name:
Print
print
engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Date made:
1866
Subject:
Rocky Mountains  Search this
Indians  Search this
Related Publication:
Anderson, Nancy K.; Ferber, Linda S.; Wright, Helena E.. Albert Bierstadt, Art & Enterprise
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Bierstadt
ID Number:
GA.00731
Accession number:
20356
Catalog number:
00731
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-5277-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_825961
Online Media:

Hunkers Attend! Fire Away!!

Referenced:
Buchanan, James  Search this
Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 in x 8 in; 30.48 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
Woodcut
Object Type:
Broadside
Woodcut
Place made:
World
Date made:
ca 1856
Subject:
Livestock  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Donkeys  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2480
Catalog number:
60.2480
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-0983-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_324803

Goose Shooting

Publisher; copywriter:
Bradlee Whidden  Search this
Lithographer:
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company  Search this
Artist:
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm
Object Name:
chromolithograph
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1889
Subject:
Chronology: after 1890  Search this
Pets  Search this
Birds  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Related Publication:
Sport or Fishing and Shooting
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2728
Catalog number:
60.2728
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c30b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325029

Hunting Antelope

Publisher; copywriter:
Bradlee Whidden  Search this
Lithographer:
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Maker:
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm
Object Name:
chromolithograph
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1890
Subject:
Chronology: after 1890  Search this
Wild Animals  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Related Publication:
Sport or Fishing and Shooting
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2732
Catalog number:
60.2732
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c3fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325033

Iowa as it is in 1855; A Gazetteer for Citizens, and a Handbook for Immigrants, 1855

Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 13.335 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Book
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
ca 1855
Associated date:
1855
ID Number:
CL.315412.04
Catalog number:
315412.4
315412.04
Accession number:
315412
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d9f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_660354
Online Media:

Spur

Title (Spanish):
Espuela
Physical Description:
iron (spur material)
leather (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 15/16 in; 22.86 cm x 12.065 cm x 12.5001 cm
Object Name:
spur
Place made:
Mexico
Date made:
1840 - 1860
Subject:
Horseback Riding  Search this
Western Wear  Search this
Horses  Search this
Latino  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of J.G. Develing
ID Number:
CL.004841
Catalog number:
4841
Accession number:
2007.0144
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Mexican America
Agriculture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-a24f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_675091
Online Media:

Barbed Wire Section

Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
Object Name:
barbed wire section
ID Number:
AG.66A1.038
Catalog number:
66A1.38
Accession number:
264475
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agriculture
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-29ab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1381188
Online Media:

Butler's Elementary Geography by Jacques Wardlaw Redway

Physical Description:
paper (bookcover material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 in x 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
book
Object Type:
instructional materials
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.08
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.08
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-7c83-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1867597
Online Media:

Café Brisas Menu, 1979

Physical Description:
paper; plant fiber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 29.845 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
menu
Associated Place:
United States: Texas, Dallas
United States: Texas, Dallas
Date made:
ca, 1979
Subject:
Food Culture  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Credit Line:
gift of John A. Cuellar
ID Number:
2011.0156.01
Catalog number:
2011.0156.01
Accession number:
2011.0156
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-76c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415324

Group of people posing in front of cabin

Referenced:
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
real photo postcard
Date made:
1979
Associated date:
1979-08-24
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Ross Baughman
ID Number:
2010.0231.06.01
Catalog number:
2010.0231.06.01
Accession number:
2010.0231
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6720-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1403354
Online Media:

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