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Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to the Handbook of South American Indians

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Names:
Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963 (probable photographer)  Search this
Extent:
950 Negatives (circa, acetate)
47 Prints (silver gelatin (some copies))
Culture:
Toba Indians -- depicted  Search this
Pilaga Indians -- depicted  Search this
Chané Indians -- depicted  Search this
Aymara Indians -- depicted  Search this
Chaco -- depicted  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Maps
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is composed of photographs and copies of published illustrations which were collected for use in the Handbook of South American Indians (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143). These include images of South American Indians, their artifacts, and their built and natural environments. There are also maps detailing the movements and location of various tribes. Also included are some original photographs that were probably made by Alfred Metraux and documenting Aymara, Chaco, Chane, Matako, Pilaga, and Toba people and artifacts.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1932, the National Research Council appointed a committee of anthropologists, including Robert H. Lowie, John M. Cooper, and Leslie Spier, to assess what work would be needed to prepare a comprehensive Handbook of South American Indians. The handbook's main objective would be to "provide a concise summary of existing data that will serve as a standard reference work for the scholar, a textbook for the student, and a guide to the general reader. At the same time, it is intended to take stock of the present state of knowledge, revealing its deficiencies and suggesting problems that will stimulate future research in both the field and library." In 1940, the Bureau of American Ethnology accepted the task of compiling the handbook under special appropriation through the Department of State and with the collaboration of over 100 scientists across the American continents. The result of this work was BAE Bulletin 143; six volumes were published in 1946-1950 and an index was published in 1959.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Copies of photographs published in BAE Bulletin 143, which were previously filed in Photo Lot 14, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 90. Materials associated with the relocation are available with the collection.
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional collections of illustrations for BAE bulletins in MS 3611, MS 3279, MS 3715-b, MS 3078, Photo Lot 80-39, MS 2894, MS 3251, Photo Lot R87-2Q, and Photo lot 133.
Additional materials relating to Aldred Metraux's work in South America are held in the Institute of Social Anthropology photographs (MS 4623) and the Handbook of South American Indians 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:
Maps
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 90, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to the Handbook of South American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90

MS 7325 Documents concerning a collection of Bolivian textiles

Creator:
Oettinger, Marion, Jr., 1942-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (inch )
Culture:
Quechua  Search this
Aymara  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Accession records
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes transcriptions of tapes in which Oettinger describes the items in the collection. There are also proposed accession forms and a map.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7325
Topic:
Textiles -- Bolivia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Accession records
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7325, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7325
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7325

Raoul Weston La Barre Papers 1935-1970

Creator:
La Barre, Weston 1911-1996  Search this
Author:
Bascom, William Russel 1912-  Search this
Collier, Donald  Search this
Mishkin, Bernard  Search this
Richardson, Jane  Search this
Correspondent:
Aberle, David Friend  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Bascom, William Russel 1912-  Search this
Blum, Ralph H  Search this
Collier, John  Search this
Culter, Hugh P  Search this
Davis, J. Merle  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Fugel, Eugene  Search this
Gebhardt, Paul  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997  Search this
Gross, Paul  Search this
Hoebel, E. Adamson (Edward Adamson) 1906-1993  Search this
Hunt, Wolf Robe (Wayne Henry) 1905-1977  Search this
Jones, Volney H  Search this
Kahan, F.H  Search this
Kamen-Kaye, Dorothy  Search this
Kluver, Heinrich  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Lanning, John Tate  Search this
Leary, Timothy  Search this
Legman, G  Search this
Levy, Jerrold E  Search this
Linton, Ralph 1893-1953  Search this
Macgregor, Gordon 1902-1948  Search this
Malouf, Carling  Search this
McAllister, J. Gilbert  Search this
Mekeel, H. Scudder (Haviland Scudder) 1902-1947  Search this
Metraux, Alfred  Search this
Miller, Peter  Search this
Monro, John  Search this
Murdock, George Peter 1897-1985  Search this
Marshall, Thornton Newman  Search this
Opler, Morris Edward  Search this
Osmond, Humphrey  Search this
Parsons, Elsie Clews  Search this
Pettit, James  Search this
Ravicz, Robert  Search this
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966  Search this
Redfield, Robert  Search this
Reko, A.P  Search this
Rhodes, Willard 1901-1992  Search this
Schmidt, Karl P  Search this
Schultes, Richard E  Search this
Shapiro, Harry Lionel  Search this
Simpson, George Gaylord 1902-1984  Search this
Slotkin, James Sydney  Search this
Soustelle, Jacques  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Spier, Leslie  Search this
Spindler, George D  Search this
Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972  Search this
Stewart, Omer C  Search this
Tschopik, Harry S Jr  Search this
Vestal, Paul A  Search this
Voegelin, Charles Frederick  Search this
Wagley, Charles 1913-  Search this
Wallis, Ruth Sawtell  Search this
Wannamaker, W.H  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie 1903-1988  Search this
Wilson, Alfred  Search this
Xcorrespondent:
John, Peter H  Search this
Correspondnet:
Mason, John Alden 1885-1967  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Drug Conference  Search this
Native American Church  Search this
Physical description:
7 linear feet
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
American Indian Plains  Search this
Aymara  Search this
Uru  Search this
Chepaya  Search this
American Indians Plains Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Letters
Photographs
Notes
Genealogical tables
Date:
1935-1970
Topic:
Peyote  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87774

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