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Mattaponi

Collection Creator:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Collection Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
68 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs that Frank Speck took in 1918 among the Mattaponi community near the Mattaponi River, Virginia. The majority of the negatives are portraits taken by Speck of members of the Langston, Major and Adams families. Many of the photographs were used by Speck to illustrate the Mattaponi section in his 1928 publication "Chapters on the Ethnology of the Powhatan Tribes of Virginia" in the MAI's Indian Notes and Monographs. A large number of the photographs in this series include portraits of men, women and children who were not identified by Speck at the time and still need further research. In addition to the portraits, there are also landscape views of the Mattaponi River.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Speck photograph collection, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.032, Subseries 9.4
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Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection / Series 9: Virginia and Maryland: Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Potomac, Accomac, Powhatan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-032-ref827

Edmund Snow Carpenter papers

Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Names:
De Menil, Adelaide  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Schuster, Carl, 1904-1969  Search this
Extent:
26.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Iglulik Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Inuit--Canada  Search this
Inuit--Greenland  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Canada
Greenland
New Guinea (Territory)
Papua New Guinea
Date:
circa 1938-2011
Summary:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Edmund Carpenter, 1940-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art. Specific research projects and interests documented are: his 1950s fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit in the Canadian Arctic as well as his studies into Inuit concepts of space, time, and geography; his partnership and collaboration with media theorist Marshall McLuhan and his ethnographic studies of Papua New Guinean tribal communities; his early-career archaeological digs at Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) burial mounds in Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, as well as later archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, Siberia, and the Norwegian artifact dubbed the "Norse Penny"; his reflections on the disciplines of anthropology and media studies; his editing and completion of the work of art historian Carl Schuster at the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Ethnology) in Basel, Switzerland; his editing of The Story of Comock the Eskimo, as told to Robert Flaherty; and his museum exhibitions compiled on the topics of surrealist and tribal art. The collection also documents Carpenter's correspondence with fellow scholars, ethnographers, filmmakers, and colleagues; his published writings; and elements of his personal life, such as obituaries and personal photographs.

Materials in this collection include artifact and burial records; correspondence; drawings and illustrations; essays; interviews and oral histories; inventories and catalogues; manuscripts and drafts, and fragments of drafts; maps; memoranda and meeting minutes; notes, notebooks, and data analysis; obituaries and memorials; photographic prints, slides, and negatives, including personal photographs and portraits; proposals and plans for museum exhibits; reports; resumes and bibliographies; reviews; and sound recordings on CD-Rs and audio cassettes. Additional materials include books and book chapters; journal copies and journal excerpts; magazine, newspaper, and article clippings and excerpts; museum and gallery catalogues, brochures, and guides; pamphlets; and reprints. A portion of the material collected here consist of consolidated research into specific topics, gathered from archival repositories, museums, correspondence, and published works. This material consists of research reprints and archival reference photocopies and photographic prints from various repositories.

Items worthy of special mention in this collection include: annotated draft chapters from Marshall McLuhan's seminal work on media theory, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (Series 2); a 1957 letter from e. e. cummings to Carpenter, written in verse (Series 3); an undated thank-you note addressed to "Sadie" from Helen Keller (Series 3); and a transcript of an interview of Carpenter by his former student, Harald Prins (Series 2).

Audiovisual material in this collection is currently undergoing processing.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into the following 7 series:

Series 1. Fieldwork and drafts, 1940-2011 (bulk 1940-1959)

Series 2. Research and project files, 1940-2011

Series 3. Correspondence, circa 1938-2011

Series 4. Publications and lectures, circa 1942-circa 2006

Series 5. Personal, 1942-2011

Series 6. Film and visual material (in-process)

Series 7. Writings by others, 1960-2009, undated
Biographical Note:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic and Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art.

Born in 1922 in Rochester, New York, Edmund (nicknamed "Ted") Carpenter served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 under Frank Speck for work on Iroquoian prehistoric archaeology. Carpenter began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1948 while simultaneously working as a programmer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In the 1950s, he undertook fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic among the Aivilik (an Inuit Igloolik subgroup). This fieldwork resulted in several publications in the field of cultural anthropology, including Time/Space Concepts of the Aivilik (1955), Anerca (1959), and Eskimo (1959, republished as Eskimo Realities in 1973).

Also in the 1950s, Carpenter began a working relationship with media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Together, they received a Ford Foundation grant (1953-1955) for an interdisciplinary media research project into the impact of mass communications and mass media on culture change. Carpenter and McLuhan's partnership resulted in the Seminar on Culture and Communication (1953-1959) and the journal series Explorations. In 1957, Carpenter was the founding chair in the interdisciplinary program "Anthropology and Art" at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge). There, he collaborated with Bess Lomax Hawes and other colleagues in the production of several ethnographic films, including Georgia Sea Island Singers about Gullah (or Geechee) songs and dances. During this period, Carpenter worked with McLuhan on the latter's seminal book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). The article published as "Fashion is Language" in Harper's Bazaar under McLuhan's name (1968) was actually written by Carpenter. It was later published in book form under Carpenter's name, with the title They Became What They Beheld (1970).

In 1969, Carpenter took a research professorship at the University of Papua and New Guinea sponsored by the government of Australia. Alongside photographer Adelaide De Menil (whom he would later marry), he applied many of the ideas about media literacy and culture change to indigenous communities of Papua New Guinea. These activities led to developments in the field of media ecology, as well as the publication of Carpenter's best-known work, Oh, What a Blow the Phantom Gave Me! (1976).

Carpenter taught intermittently at various universities throughout his career, including Fordham University, the University of California-Santa Cruz, Adelphi University, Harvard University's Center for Visual Anthropology, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. He spent eight years associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland (1973-1981), editing art historian Carl Schuster's research.

In addition to his teaching and research, Carpenter, with his wife Adelaide De Menil, collected tribal art, eventually amassing the largest private collection of Paleo-Eskimo art in the United States. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Carpenter curated various exhibitions on art and visual culture, including the Menil Collection's Witness to a Surrealist Vision and the Musée du Quai Branly's Upside Down (later reconstructed at the Menil Collection). In later years, Carpenter resumed his archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, researching and collaborating on the Zhokhov Island Mesolithic site in the Russian Arctic with Russian scientists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture and archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Carpenter died on July 1, 2011 at his home in New York.

Sources consulted:

"Edmund Snow Carpenter." https://edmundsnowcarpenter.com/about

Grimes, William. "Edmund Carpenter, Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Dies at 88." The New York Times. 2011 July 7. https://www.nytimes.com

Prins, Harald E. L. and John Bishop. "Edmund Carpenter: Explorations in Media and Anthropology." Visual Anthropology Review 17:2 (Fall-Winter 2001-2002): 110-140.

Chronology

1922 September 2 -- Born in Rochester, New York

circa 1940-1941 -- Archaeological field work, Sugar Run mounds, Pennsylvania

1942-1946 -- Served in the United States Marine Corps

1948-1957 -- Anthropology Department, University of Toronto

circa 1950 -- Began work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

1950 -- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (Anthropology)

1950s -- Fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit

1953-1959 -- Ran the Seminar on Culture and Communication with Marshall McLuhan

1957-1967 -- "Anthropology and Art" program at San Fernando Valley State College (California State University, Northridge)

1967-1968 -- Schwitzer Chair, Fordham University (with Marshall McLuhan)

1968-1969 -- Carnegie Chair in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

1969-1970 -- Research Professor, University of Papua and New Guinea

1973-1981 -- Associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland for Carl Schuster papers project

circa 1989-2005 -- Collaboration regarding Zhokov Island archaeological site

2011 July 1 -- Died in East Hampton, New York
Separated Materials:
Film and video recordings are retained by the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) as the Edmund Carpenter-Adelaide de Menil Collection (HSFA 2004-04). Once processing is complete, they will be described in the following finding aid in Series 6.
Provenance:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 2017 by Adelaide de Menil on behalf of the Rock Foundation.
Restrictions:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers are open for research.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Digital media in the collection is restricted for preservation reasons.

Access to the Edmund Snow Carpenter papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Ethnographic films  Search this
Indigenous art  Search this
Inuit art  Search this
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Paleo-Eskimos  Search this
Visual anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2017-27
Online Media:

Inka Engineering Symposium 5: Khipu & the Inka Empire

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-19T17:05:33Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_IVJA7Y52opw

Becoming a Master Mason in Djenné Today

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-06-10T15:28:14Z
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianNMNH
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianNMNH
Data Source:
National Museum of Natural History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_b63Y8onYB_E

Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy - Pt. 1, Gary Urton

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-10-24T13:46:40Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_uPhMN5b8tSM

MS 427 "Creation Myth" and "Cosmogonic Myth in Onondaga"

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Informant:
Buck, John, Chief  Search this
Jones, Abbet  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages
Culture:
Iroquois  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1888-1889, 1897
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 427
General:
Previously titled "Creation and Cosmogonic (translation) Myths."
Topic:
Religion -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Cosmology -- Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 427, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS427
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms427

A Sikh strong man with his clubs, the heaviest 640 lbs., the smallest 160 lbs. Cat. No. 14062 : stereo interpositive

Topic:
INDIA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Ponting, Herbert G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
India -- 1900-1910
Local Numbers:
RSN 7384
General:
Apparently printed from negative, RSN 4557.
Currently stored in box 1.2.10 [9].
Cancelled by scratching.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Streets -- India  Search this
Athletics -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Weight lifting -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Sikhs -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Weight lifters -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Athletes -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Ethnology -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.2: H.C. White Interpositives / RSN Numbers 7355-7460
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref16669

A Sikh strong man with his clubs, the heaviest 640 lbs., the smallest 160 lbs. Cat. No. 14062 : stereoscopic photonegative

Topic:
INDIA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Ponting, Herbert George, 1870-1935  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
India -- 1900-1910
Local Numbers:
192-B (associated number)

RSN 4557
General:
Same as RSN 7384.
Currently stored in box 1.1.25A [36].
Cancelled by scratching.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Streets -- India  Search this
Athletics -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Weight lifting -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Sikhs -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Weight lifters -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Athletes -- 1900-1910 -- India  Search this
Ethnology -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 4494-4592
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref4525

MS 503 Sia vocabulary

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (galley proof sheets )
Culture:
Sia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains 930 terms.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 503
Local Note:
Prepared for, but not used in the 11th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology for 1889-90, published 1894.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 503, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS503
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms503

MS 463 Letter to James C. Pilling

Creator:
Duncan, D. W. C. (DeWitt Clinton), 1829-1909  Search this
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
January 3, 1888
Biographical / Historical:
Concerning Duncanʹs manuscript, "The Analysis of the Cherokee Language," written 1876-82, the result of many yearsʹ work by Duncan, a Cherokee, and his wife. Pillingʹs entry in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 6, 1888, page 59 is based on this letter.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 463
Place:
Charles City, Iowa
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 463, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS463
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms463

MS 454 Kiowa vocabulary by John R. Bartlett

Creator:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Tiwa -- Isleta del Sur  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copied into Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages outline of 180 terms in handwriting of George Gibbs; with "Sinecu" and "Isleta" [del Sur] terms added in pencil in handwriting of James Mooney [1897].
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 454
Local Note:
Sinecu and Isleta notes are marked, "D7-97" and "D-15," as are corresponding notes in Mooney's notebook, Catalog Number 1953, where these figures apparently refer to the dates December 7 and 15, 1897. See 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology for year 1897-98, page xvi, referring to Mooney's trip to this area in December, 1897. --MCB, 1/67.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kiowa language  Search this
Tiwa language  Search this
Senecú del Sur Pueblo  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 454, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS454
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms454
Online Media:

MS 502 The Caranchua tribe and language taken down from the recollection of Mrs. Alice W. Oliver

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Oliver, Alice Williams (Bridges), 1828-1889  Search this
Extent:
75 Items (ca. 75 pages)
Culture:
Karankawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
December, 1888
Scope and Contents:
Contents:

MS 502-a Linguistic and ethnological material on the Karankawa tribe, "taken down from the recollection of Mrs Alice W. Oliver, at Lynn Massachusetts, in November, 1888." Approximately 71 pages in notebook. ("Karankawa" printed on edge of binding.

MS 502-b A report on the information, 4 pages, accompanied by letter of transmittal to the Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 502-a-b
General:
Previously titled "Texts."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 502-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS502
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms502

MS 404 Notes on the Chinook jargon

Annotator:
Anderson, Alexander Caulfield, 1814-1884  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Chinook  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
November 7, 1857
Scope and Contents:
Includes discussion, 2 pages. Vocabulary in hand of George Gibbs, with notations and additions by Anderson, 12 pages. Listed by Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 15, page 2.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 404
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 404, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS404
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms404

MS 397 Sample Pages of Cherokee Grammar

Creator:
Duncan, D. W. C. (DeWitt Clinton), 1829-1909  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages
1 Notebook
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Date:
ca. 1882
Scope and Contents:
Also grammatical notes on separate sheets, [letter of transmittal, August 10, 1882; and broadside for lecture by D. W. C. Duncan (a Cherokee).
These sample pages, which utilize the Cherokee syllabary, were extracted from the larger work, "Analysis of the Cherokee Language," by D. W. C. Duncan and Helen R. Duncan, his wife. The "Analysis" was sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1886 (Duncan to Baird, February 15, 1886, 6 pages; Duncan to Powell, February 23, 1886, 2 pages and March 9, 1886, 7 pages). It was examined by J. O. Dorsey (Dorsey to Powell, March 19, 1886 (2 pages), and returned (Powell to Duncan, March 20, 1886, 2 pages).
The letters referred to above are in the correspondence files of the Bureau of American Ethnology. A copy of Dorseyʹs memo to Powell is filed herewith. Also with the Duncan file, apparently added later and possibly unrelated, are a photostat (1 sheet) of 2 pages of the Cherokee Book of Luke, and a transcription (1 page) of Chapter 1, verse 28 in John Napolean Brinton Hewittʹs writing.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 397
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 397, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS397
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms397

MS 2010-18 Phoebe Ottenberg research notes

Creator:
Ottenberg, Phoebe  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (linear inches. )
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Research
Typescripts
Place:
Afikpo (Nigeria)
Date:
1952-1960
Scope and Contents:
Consists of the research notes of Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg Miller, relating to her field work among the Igbo in Afikpo, Nigeria, circa 1952-1960.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Phoebe Ottenberg received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. She received an Area Research Fellowship from the Social Science Council in support of her work among the Afikpo Igbo in Nigeria. Ottenberg was also co-editor of the book Cultures and Societies of Africa (1960).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2010-18
Topic:
Women anthropologists  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Women -- Africa -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Research
Typescripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2010-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2010-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2010-18

MS 2014-03 Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. and Mary L. Kwas papers on the Bat Creek stone

Creator:
Mainfort, Robert C., 1948-  Search this
Kwas, Mary L.  Search this
Names:
Emmert, John W., 1842-1917  Search this
Extent:
33 Items (0.33 linear feet (1 box)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Research
Place:
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Date:
1987-2005
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. and Mary L. Kwas' research files for their article "The Bat Creek Stone Revisited: A Fraud Exposed." The files include a copy of their article, correspondence, notes from archival and bibliographic research, and reference sources.
Biographical / Historical:
The Bat Creek stone is a small inscribed rock that was reportedly excavated from an undisturbed burial mound at Bat Creek in Loudon County, Tennessee, by John W. Emmert, a Smithsonian field assistant for the Bureau of American Ethnology Mound Survey. Cyrus Thomas, director of the Mound Survey, claimed the marks resembled Cherokee syllabary in his publication, "Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology" (1894). In 1970, Cyrus Gordon, a Semitic languages scholar, identified the marks as Paleo-Hebrew. The tablet has since been cited (most notably by J. Huston McCulloch) as evidence of Precolumbian contacts between the Old World and New World. Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. and Mary L. Kwas refuted this claim in their 2004 article in American Antiquity 69(4), "The Bat Creek Stone Revisited: A Fraud Exposed." According to Mainfort and Kwas, evidence suggests that the inscription is a forgery, likely perpetrated by John W. Emmert.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2014-03
Other Archival Materials:
The Bat Creek stone (Accession A134902-0) and a cast (Accession A134902A-0) are held by the Department of Anthropology Collections, National Museum of Natural History. The records of the Mound Survey, MS 2400, are at the National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Topic:
Hoaxes  Search this
Indians of North America -- Transatlantic influences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Research
Citation:
Manuscript 2014-03, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2014-03
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2014-03

Mary Leet Account Book

Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Leet, Mary  Search this
Names:
Leet, Pelatiah, -1806  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Inventories
Account books
Place:
Connecticut
Guilford (Conn.) -- 1800-1810
Date:
1806-1810.
Scope and Contents:
Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate page from manuscript inventory (original cat. no. 393,294). See also collection #28.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955. November 10.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Genre/Form:
Inventories -- 1800-1810
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Mary Leet Account Book, 1806-1810, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0027
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0027

IAAEE monographs

Author:
International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology and Eugenics  Search this
International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology and Eugenics Monographs  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1965
1965-
Topic:
Eugenics  Search this
Race  Search this
Call number:
HQ750.A1 I102
HQ750.A1I102
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_148875

MS 387 "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language . . ."

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Smith, N. J. (Nimrod Jarrett), approximately 1838-1893  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
February, 1886
Scope and Contents:
Full title page reads, "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language, Eastern or Mountain Cherokee dialect obtained through N. Jarrett Smith, chief, of Quallatown, North Carolina by Albert S. Gatschet, Bureau of Ethnology, February, 1886."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 387
Local Note:
Autograph Document
Place:
Quallatown North Carolina
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 387, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS387
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms387

MS 382 Esselen vocabulary

Creator:
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages
Culture:
Esselen Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
With notes, 2 pages, and marginalia by A.L. Kroeber and note by A.S. Gatschet.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 382
Local Note:
Reference: Henshaw, "A new linguistic family in California," American Anthropologist, old series, III, 1890, pages 45-49. Kroeber, "The languages of the coast of California south of San Francisco," U. of California. Pubs. in Archeology and Ethnology, II, Number 2 (1904), 28-80.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 382, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS382
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms382
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