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MS 3260 Correspondence regarding Cyrus Thomas' study of Pre-columbian Mexican manuscripts and writing systems

Correspondent:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Rosny, Léon de, 1837-1914  Search this
Dacus, J. A. (Joseph A.)  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Peñafiel, Antonio, 1830-1922  Search this
Creator:
Butler, Amos W. (Amos William), 1860-1937  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Calendars
Date:
1884, 1885, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence on Professor Thomas' Mexican and Mayan Researches.
Contents: Three letters from Dr Daniel G. Brinton re. various articles by Thomas, including criticisms and corrections, 1884 and 1885. Draft of a letter to Dr Brinton from Thomas, no date. Letter from Dr J. A. Dacus to Spencer F. Baird (forwarded to Thomas) re. inscribed tablet found in Zacatecas, Mexico, 1885. Letter from Antonio Penafiel re. consignment of Mexican Manuscripts for study, 1886. Letter from Leon de Rosny (in French with attached translation) re. article on Codex Cortesiano by Thomas, 1884. Article on the "Sacrificial Stone of San Juan Teotihuacan" sent by the author, Amos W. Butler, 1885. Note and clipping entitled, "Key to Aztec Literature" sent to Thomas by J. Stevenson, 1884.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3260
Local Note:
typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Writing systems -- glyphs  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 3260, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3260
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3260

MS 3526 Comparative vocabulary

Compiler:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Athapaskan  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 11 [?], 1898
Scope and Contents:
Consists of "Athapascan," "Arivaipai," Navajo, Jicarilla, and 12 Central American dialects. No sources are given for any of the words.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3526
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Athabaskan  Search this
Central America  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3526, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3526
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3526

MS 1328 Sun, moon and maize in many languages of the Southwest, of Mexico, and South and Central America

Collector:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1328
Topic:
South America  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Central America  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1328, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1328
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1328

MS 1532 Classification of the Maya dialects

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May, 1901
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1532
Topic:
Central America  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1532, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1532
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1532

MS 7011 A.S. Gatschet Scrapbook

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
138 Pages
Culture:
Atakapa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Place:
Central America
Date:
ca. 1885-96
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Copies of Science and other publications including a poem entitled "The Scientific Scrap, or the Battle of the Bone Hunter (after Bret Harte): "The Atakapa Language," Lake Charles (Louisiana) Echo, February 14, 1885, by Gatschet; form and instructions by F.W. Putnam and Franz Boas for collecting physical anthropological data for the World's Columbian Exposition. Also includes notes on Central American languages and dialects, a map of Central America annotated with the locations of linguistic groups, and notes on rules and notes for preparing subvouchers for the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7011
Other Title:
The Scientific Scrap, or the Battle of the Bone Hunter
The Atakapa Language
Topic:
Expositions -- World's Columbian  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7011, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7011
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7011

MS 2631 Ethnographic references covering Mexico, Central America, and part of the West Indies

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1,400 Items (cards )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2631
Topic:
Mexico  Search this
Central America  Search this
West Indies  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2631, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2631
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2631

MS 1063-b Linguistic map of the States of Central America, with explanations

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Maps
Date:
1890
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1063-b
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 1063-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1063B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1063b

MS 3146-a Sketches of Monuments and Antiquities Found in the Mounds, Tombs, and Ancient Cities of America

Creator:
Davis, E. H. (Edwin Hamilton), 1811-1888  Search this
Artist:
Plunket, James  Search this
Extent:
92 Sheets
1 Item (black portfolio )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Drawings
Place:
Peru -- Archeology
Date:
1858
Scope and Contents:
Drawings of antique objects found in mounds, tombs, and ancient cities of America, arranged, classified and described by Dr. Davis. Material also includes typed list of drawings and notes - 10 pages. Five deteriorating acetate negatives that originally came with the collection have been discarded. Four were copy negatives of some of the drawings. The fifth negative, which has been digitized, is a photograph of an artifact, not found among the drawings. The image is a side view of a pipe carved in the shape of a frog crouched to spring. A print made from the digital image has been placed with the collection.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3146A
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Central America -- Archeology  Search this
United States -- Mississippi Valley -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 3146-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3146A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3146a
Online Media:

MS 3717 Comparative list of Central American and Polynesian words

Collector:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Addressee:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also letter to Dr Dorsey and Mr Hewitt relative to the list.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3717
Topic:
Polynesia  Search this
Central America  Search this
Oceania  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3717, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3717
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3717

MS 1770 Datos Para la Formacion de un Diccionario Geografico Etimologico de la America Central

Creator:
Padilla, José Mariano, 1810-1869  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages
2 Volumes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Volumes
Newsclippings
Date:
before 1868
Scope and Contents:
Both volumes are bound notebooks with strips of paper pasted to each page, in the form of a scrapbook. It is a collection of Indian place names of Central America. A biographical sketch of Dr Padilla, published after his death, and a newspaper article concerning his work are also included in the first volume.
Biographical / Historical:
Compiled ca. 1906.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1770
Local Note:
typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Biography -- Padilla, Don Jose Mariano Dr.  Search this
Names, place -- Central America  Search this
Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1770, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1770
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1770

MS 2630 Tobacco, pipe, corn, etc. among the stocks of Mexico and Central America

Collector:
McGuire, Dr.  Search this
Extent:
850 Items (ca. 850 pages)
1,775 Items (cards )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Subject: 1. "Tobacco," "pipe," and occasionally "maize" in a variety of Indian languages, by language family. Approximately 600 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 2. "History of Tobacco." Draft. 74 pages. Footnotes, 18 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 1927. 3. "Tobacco and its Mixtures." Draft. 50 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 4. "Sacrificial Offerings." Draft. 14 pages. Originally from Manuscript 2630. 5. "Kinnikinnick." Draft. 9 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 6. "Pipe-stems." Draft. 9 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 7. "Tobacco bag, box etc." Draft. 2 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 8. "Examples of some Indian words." Draft. 2 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 9. "Tomahawk." Draft. 15 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 2630. 10. "Material smoked." Draft. 23 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 1927. 11. "Tobacco, foreign." Draft. 14 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 1927. 12. "Maize" and notes on its distribution. 9 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 1927. 13. Miscellaneous short notes on history of tobacco. 10 pages. Originally from Manuscript Number 1927. 14. Extracts from vocabularies and historical narratives relating to tobacco, pipes and a few to maize. Approximately 1775 cards. 500 cards from Manuscript 1927, 1225 cards from Manuscript 1967.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2630
Topic:
Tobacco -- Mexico  Search this
Pipes -- Mexico  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Central America  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2630, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2630
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2630

Edwin P. Upham photograph collection relating to Latin American antiquities

Collector:
Upham, E. P. (Edwin Porter), 1845-1918  Search this
Extent:
14 Prints (collotype)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Plates (illustrations)
Place:
Mexico -- Antiquities
Central America
Peru -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1900-1910
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting archeological artifacts, particularly reliefs and sculptures in stone, from Mexico, Peru, and Central America.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edwin Porter Upham (1845-1918) was a museum assistant who worked with the Smithsonian Institution's archeology collections for forty years. Born in Massachusetts, he received a public education there before joining the army during the American Civil War. In 1878, he was hired as an assistant to Dr. Charles Rau, an archeologist at the Smithsonian. After Rau's death, Upham worked with Dr. Thomas Wilson, with whom he cowrote a book entitled Prehistoric Art; Or, The Origin of Art as Manifested in the Works of Prehistoric Man (1898). In 1906, Upham was appointed aid in the division of prehistoric archeology, a position he held until his death.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-43C, USNM ACC 51818
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs donated by Edwin P. Upham in accession 51818 are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
Photographs of Upham are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, and the BAE historical negatives.
Notes relating to Upham's work are held in National Anthropological Archives MS 7574 and in the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Additional artifacts and specimens donated by Upham are held in the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History.
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
Plates (illustrations)
Citation:
Photo Lot 73-43C, Edwin P. Upham photograph collection of Latin American antiquities, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-43C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-43c

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Director and editor:
Perry, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 22 film reels (19,512 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
San Andres District, Mexico
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1974
Topic:
Settlement--rural  Search this
Procession--secular--religious  Search this
Costume--Huichol--mestizo  Search this
Musical instruments--violin--horn--guitar--drums  Search this
Dance--Huichol--mestizo  Search this
Peyote--blooms  Search this
Offerings--animal blood--deer--bull--pigs  Search this
Peyote--consumption  Search this
Embroidery--woman embroidering  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1
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Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974 [Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218759

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (842 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
San Andres
Coamiata
Date:
1974
Topic:
Garb--Huichol  Search this
Offering--yarn paintings  Search this
Musical instruments--violin--horn  Search this
Offering--animal blood  Search this
Settlement--rural  Search this
Food preparation--tortillas--broth--"tejuino"  Search this
Procession--secular  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-4
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218765

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival film one film reel (1,070 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1974
Topic:
Plants--peyote  Search this
Tools--machete  Search this
Costume--Huichol  Search this
Peyote--gathering  Search this
Peyote--blooms cut and strung  Search this
Cross--decorated with coins  Search this
Decoration--paint used to decorate face  Search this
Decoration--sun and bird designs on face  Search this
Musical instruments--violin--string instruments  Search this
Offering--candles--deer antlers--food--beaded art  Search this
Peyote--consumption of blooms  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-7
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218768

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (734 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Coamiata
Date:
1974
Topic:
Procession--secular  Search this
Weapon--rifle  Search this
Costume--Huichol--mestizo  Search this
Paint--yellow face paint  Search this
Offering--deer--bull  Search this
Offering--incense  Search this
Statuary--cross  Search this
Peyote--peyote consumption  Search this
Food--preparation of tortillas  Search this
Ritual--Huichol  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-8
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218769

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (385 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Coamiata
Date:
1974
Topic:
Makeup--face decorated with yellow face paint  Search this
Garb--Huichol  Search this
Settlement--rural  Search this
Procession--religious  Search this
Statuary--anthropomorphic--crucifix  Search this
Offering--candles--deer antlers  Search this
Corn--corn fields  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-9
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218770

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (1,070 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Yarn drawings
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1974
Topic:
Art  Search this
Settlement--rural  Search this
Garb--Huichol  Search this
Peyote--consumption of peyote  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-10
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218771

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (1,065 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Rancho Mirador
Coamiata
Date:
1974
Topic:
Settlement--rural  Search this
Flower--iris  Search this
Games--child lasoes tree trunk  Search this
Animal--pig  Search this
Games--children playing game  Search this
Weaving--women weaving  Search this
Garb--Huichol  Search this
Weapon--rifle  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-11
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218772

Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (744 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Huichol Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Panoramic shots of mountain range
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Rancho Mirador
Coamiata
Date:
1974
Topic:
Games--children playing  Search this
Settlement--rural  Search this
Hammock--girl swings younger brother  Search this
Games--girl gives brother piggy back ride  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Bird--buzzard  Search this
Garb--Huichol  Search this
Corn--sprouted corn placed in baskets  Search this
Suckling--child suckling  Search this
Looms--woman threads loom  Search this
Corn--sorting of corn  Search this
Jalisco  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.3.1-12
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218773

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