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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films

Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
82 Photographic prints
242 Negatives (photographic)
211 Slides
2 Film reels (8mm)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Innu [Ekuanitshit (Mingan)]  Search this
Innu [Pakuashipi (Saint Augustin)]  Search this
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Innu [Uashat-Maliotenam (Seven Islands)]  Search this
Innu [Moisie]  Search this
Innu [Unaman Shipit (Romaine)]  Search this
Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)]  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree)  Search this
Seneca [Allegany]  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Niantic  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) [Weymontachie Band, Saint Maurice River, Quebec] Cree  Search this
Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Slides
Film reels
Negatives
Color slides
Photographs
Date:
1938-1974
Summary:
This collection consists of photographic views made by William Stiles in New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Newfoundland and Quebec, among the Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree), Eastern Band of Cherokee, Innu, Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki), Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)], Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)], Narragansett, Niantic, Onondaga, Seminole, and Seneca communities. These were made while Stiles was a staff member of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation from 1938-1974.
Scope and Contents:
The Stiles collection consists of photographs and films made by William Stiles on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation from 1938 to 1974. More than half of these document the life of Innu peoples of Quebec, Canada, in the years 1952, 1958, 1959, and 1964. They depict Innu men, women, and children, and food preparation, dwellings, fishing, canoes, settlements, the preparation of animal skins, and ceremonials. Stiles photographed among the Seminole and Miccosukee peoples of Florida in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1966, and 1974. He also variously photographed the Narragansett and Niantic peoples of Rhode Island, the Onondaga on the Onondaga Reservation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, the Seneca of New York, the Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) and the Mohawk of Quebec, and the Mushuaunnuat of Labrador. He also photographed various archaeological sites in New York State, Mississippi, and South Carolina. There are also two 8mm film reels titled "Nascapi Indians at Davis Inlet, Labrador, New Foundland" that were made in the summer of 1965.
Negtatives include: N21703-N21711, N21792-N21802, N22300-N22310, N22481-N22484, N22594-N22597, N22630, N22705-N22710, N22722, N23504, N23581-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N26100, N26109-N26126, N26186-N26188, N29562-N29604, N32844-N32867, N33295-N33343, N41162-N41186.

Photographic prints include: P13375-P13385, P13431-P13438, P15331-P15346, P15770-P15773, P15885-P15889, P16102, P17154, P17212-P17217, P17282-P17284, P18537-P18551, P18586, P19991-P20002)

Slides include: S02005-S02178, S02389, S04518-S04519, S04559-S04575, S04675-S04678, S04694-S04702, S04753-S04760.
Arrangement note:
This collection has been intelectually arranged into four series and subseries geographically and then chronologically within each subseries.

Series 1: Expedtions in New York, 1938-1973; Series 2: Expeditions in Canada, 1940-1965; Series 3: Expeditions in the Southeastern, United States, 1939-1974; Series 4: Nebraska, Rhode Island and Other Locations, 1939-1942, undated.

Physically arranged by negative "N", print "P" or slide "S" number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Before joining the staff of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in May 1938, William F. Stiles was George G. Heye's personal driver. An employee of the Museum for almost forty years, Stiles retired in March 1978 as the Curator of Collections. Although Stiles published very little, he was an active field collector and participated in numerous archaeological expeditions. As is evident from his photographs of the Innu and Seminole peoples, he often visited individual communities more than once and over the course of several years.

Stiles Expeditions for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation

1938 Summer -- Cayuga County Expedition.

1939 October -- Expedition to Pennsylvania and New York.

1939 November – 1940 January -- F. K. Seward and William F. Stiles Florida Expedition.

1941 -- Trip to North Carolina and Florida.

1942 -- Trip to Putnam County, New York.

1946 -- Expedition to Mississippi.

1952 June -- Expedition to Québec, Canada.

1953 June-July -- Expedition to Québec, Canada.

1957 July -- Expedition along St. Lawrence River, Canada.

1959 August -- Expedition to Québec, Canada.

1960-1967 -- William F. Stiles Southeast Expedition. Stiles began expeditions to the Southeastern U.S. in Spring and Fall of 1960. He returned to the Southeast each Oct - Nov. through 1966 conducting investigations and excavations in South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina and Florida returning to some sites multiple times.

1961-1965 -- William F. Stiles Savannah Farms Expedition. Preliminary investigation began in Nov 1961 and work continued each year during the fall until 1965.

1964 May-June -- Expedition to Québec, Canada.

1965 June-July -- Stanley R. Grant Naskapi Expedition to Davis Inlet, Labrador, Canada.

1966 June-July -- Expedition to Labrador, Newfoundland, and Québec, Canada

1972 October -- Expedition to Seneca Reservations, New York.

1972 October-December -- Expedition to Tennessee.

1973 April -- Expedition to Seneca Reservations, New York.

1974 November -- Expedition to the Southeast: North Carolina and Florida.
Separated Materials:
Correspondence and field notes from William Stiles can be found in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records in Box 200.13, Box 201.7, Box 274.3-275.9, Box 305.1-305.2, Box 307.21, Box 312.11-312.17.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Canada  Search this
Indians of North America -- Florida  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mississippi  Search this
Indians of North America -- New York (State)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Rhode Island  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Color slides
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Expeditions in New York State

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Culture:
Onondaga  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1942
1972-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Series 1
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Cayuga County photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
26 Photographic prints
1 Negatives (photographic)
5 Lantern slides
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs taken by William Stiles and D.S. Titus in the summer of 1938 in Cayuga County. Locations include Young Farm, Carpenter Farm, Black Rock Site, Hill Site, and Farleys Point (P13365-P13385, P13431-P13435, L01147-L01148, L01150, L01156-L01157 N21675.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 1.1
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 1: Expeditions in New York State
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National Museum of the American Indian
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New York City (Bronx) photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
9 Negatives (photographic)
1 Photographic print
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
1939-1943
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs made at Throgs Neck, Bronx in 1939 (N21703-N21706) and in Pelham Bay, Bronx, in 1940 (N22481-N22484) and 1943 (N23054, P16102.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 1.2
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Other locations in New York state

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
12 Photographic prints
4 Negatives (photographic)
19 Slides
Culture:
Seneca [Cattaraugus]  Search this
Seneca [Tonawanda]  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Slides
Date:
1938-1942
1972-1973
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographic prints and negatives made in Onondaga Nation, 1938 (P13436-P13468); Tuscarora Nation, 1940 (N22594-N22597, P15332); Niagara and Cattaraugus counties, 1941 (P15339-P15342); and Putnam County, 1942 (P15770-P15773.) This series also includes slides made in the Seneca [Cattaraugus] and Seneca [Tonawanda] communities, 1972-1973, on a trip to Cattaraugus and Erie County.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 1.3
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Expeditions in Canada

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
189 Negatives (photographic)
53 Photographic prints
170 Slides (photographs)
Culture:
Innu [Ekuanitshit (Mingan)]  Search this
Innu [Pakuashipi (Saint Augustin)]  Search this
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree)  Search this
Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)]  Search this
Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)]  Search this
Innu [Pessamit (Betsiamites/Bersimis)]  Search this
Innu [Moisie]  Search this
Innu [Uashat-Maliotenam (Seven Islands)]  Search this
Innu [Unaman Shipit (Romaine)]  Search this
Innu [Nutashkuan (Nataskwan)]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1940
1952-1958
1964-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Series 2
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Québec photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
140 Negatives (photographic)
53 Photographic prints
170 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1940
1952-1959
1964
Scope and Contents:
The majority of the photographs in this subseries were taken in the Cote Nord Region of Québec among different Innu communties. These communities include: Innu [Pessamit (Betsiamites/Bersimis)], Innu [Ekuanitshit (Mingan)], Innu [Moisie], Innu [Uashat-Maliotenam (Seven Islands)], Innu [Pakuashipi (Saint Augustin)], Innu [Unaman Shipit (Romaine)], Innu [Nutashkuan (Nataskwan)]. These include, photographic prints, negatives and color slides that were made in 1952 (N26086-N26100, P18537-P18551), 1957 (N29562-N29604), 1958 (N41162-N41187, S02005-S02156), 1959 (S02161-S02178) and 1964 (N32844-N32867.)

A smaller amount of photographs were taken in the Montérégie Region among the Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)], circa 1940 (P17212-P17217) ad in theLanaudière Region, Mauricie Region and Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Québec among the Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree), 1953 (N26109-N26125, N26186-N26188, P18586, P19991-P20002.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 2.1
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 2: Expeditions in Canada
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv423f6fef9-5d22-4172-bcf4-58f9099a773d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-014-ref514

Labrador and Newfoundland photographs and films

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
49 Negatives (photographic)
2 Film reels (8mm)
Culture:
Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Film reels
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes negatives and film reels made during the Stanley R. Grant Naskapi Expedition to Davis Inlet, Labrador, Canada in June and July 1965. The photographs (N33295-N33343) and films were shot among the Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)].
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 2.2
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 2: Expeditions in Canada
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43910de03-2472-45e0-8206-fcf21b7c28db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-014-ref515

Expeditions in the Southeast, United States

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
37 Negatives (photographic)
19 Slides (photographs)
13 Photographic prints
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Date:
1939-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Series 3
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Florida photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1941
1966
1974
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs made in Florida on a number of different expeditions to Southeastern states. These include photographs in Collier County and Charlotte County among the Seminole and Miccosukee Seminole (Mikusuki) communities in 1939-1940 (N22300-N22310); Everglades region among the Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki), 1941 (N22705-N22710, P15331); and on the Big Cypress Reservation in 1966 (S04753-S04760) and 1974 (S04696-S04702.) There are also a small number of photographic postcards from Florida included in this subseries.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 3.1
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 3: Expeditions in the Southeast, United States
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Mississippi photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
11 Negatives (photographic)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1946-1947
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs made in Lawrence County, Hinds County, and Copiah County, Mississippi in 1946-1947 (N223581-N23585, N23679-N23684.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 3.2
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 3: Expeditions in the Southeast, United States
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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EDAN-URL:
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North Carolina and South Carolina photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
6 Negatives (photographic)
8 Photographic prints
Culture:
Eastern Band of Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
1941
1946-1947
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs made in Qualla Boundary, North Carolina among the Eastern Band of Cherokee in 1941 and 1946 (N22722, N23583, P15333-P15338, P17183, P19979-P19980) as well as photographs made in Pacolet, South Carolina in 1947 (N23675-N23678.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 3.3
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 3: Expeditions in the Southeast, United States
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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EDAN-URL:
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Tennessee photographs

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
3 Negatives (photographic)
4 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1967
1972
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes photographs made in Elgin, Tennessee in 1967 (N38530-N38532) and in Morgan County, Tenneessee in 1972 (S04675-S04678.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Subseries 3.4
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William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films / Series 3: Expeditions in the Southeast, United States
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv47ba09670-f98c-477d-b71e-8eaaf01990d0
EDAN-URL:
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Nebraska, Rhode Island and Other Locations

Collection Creator:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
5 Negatives (photographic)
2 Photographic prints
12 Postcards
Culture:
Niantic  Search this
Narragansett  Search this
Winnebago [Nebraska]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Postcards
Date:
1939
1942
Scope and Contents:
This series includes includes photographs made in Rhode Island among the Niantic and Narragansett communities in 1939 (N21707-N21711), photographic prints of Winnebago [Nebraska] community members in 1942 (P15885-P15886), and postacrds from New Mexico and South Dakota (P19982-P19987, P19975-P19977, P19988-P19990.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William F. Stiles collection of photographs and films, NMAI.AC.001.014, item #; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.014, Series 4
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Wright Brothers, Drama, Films [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C, File CW-930070-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies W / Wright Brothers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2efb9cef4-fe90-4d02-8a6f-a1524db477a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref74411

Wright Brothers, Drama, Films [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C, File CW-930070-05
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies W / Wright Brothers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ab61cd63-b2c0-4cf2-a59f-06fbcda9baed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref74414

Wright Brothers, Drama, Films [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C, File CW-930070-10
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies W / Wright Brothers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d2c557f5-40f0-4836-b82a-c5e76a97c059
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref74417

Wright Brothers, Drama, Films [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.C, File CW-930070-12
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Biographies W / Wright Brothers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d700b836-e44d-4d88-b776-e3e65f26fca4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref74420

American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities

Creator:
American Public Power Association  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
16mm motion picture film
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1950 - 1982
Scope and Contents:
Persuasive printed materials offered by the Association to member utilities, to use as ads in local newspapers or as bill stuffers, on public interest subjects such as holiday safety, energy saving, the conveniences of electric appliances, and other topics; persuasive printed materials, mostly offered by investor-owned utilities, in opposition to public power, many of them asserting that public utilities were "socialist" and ceded too much control to the federal government, or wasted taxpayers' money. Also included is a film marking the 100th anniversary of public power.
Arrangement:
Divided into 1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
A service organization for the more than 2,000 U.S. community-owned electric utilities, the APPA was created in 1940 to represent the common interests of these utilities.
Provenance:
American Public Power Association
Restrictions:
Collection open for research.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Electricity -- History  Search this
Public utilities  Search this
Electric utilities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 1950-2000
16mm motion picture film
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Citation:
American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities, 1950-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1337
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep855f92f46-294d-432a-b525-76a910a59013
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1337

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