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Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers

Creator:
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Culture:
Blackfoot -- Blood  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Lakota -- Teton  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1920-1980
Summary:
The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, 1920-1980, document her professional life in anthropology. Much of the field material and reading notes relate to Goldfrank's work on the Pueblos, Navahos, Blood, and Teton Dakota. There is also considerable material of colleagues. Some of this seems to have been given to her directly. Other material, particularly that of Ruth Benedict's Blackfoot project, was acquired by Margaret Mead and then sent to Goldfrank. Included are field notes or manuscript articles concerning the Blackfoot Indians by Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler. Most of the photographs in the collection concern Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas or Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. Copies of illustrations used in her autobiography are also included.
Scope and Contents:
These papers document the professional life of anthropologist Esther Schiff Goldfrank (b. 1896) through correspondence, arranged both alphabetically and chronologically; correspondence specifically referencing the Isleta paintings; manuscripts by Goldfrank; field, reading and typescript notes; material from other anthropologists; miscellaneous printed material such as articles, reports, papers and invitations; transparencies of artwork from Isleta paintings; facsimiles of the Joe B. Lente letters; and, photographs, mostly concerning Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas and Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. The collection dates from 1920 through 1980.

Among correspondents whose letters are included in the papers, are David F. ABERLE, John ADAIR, M. F. ASHLEY-MONTAGUE, Victor BARNOUW, Ruth F. BENEDICT, Franz BOAS, Charles E. BORDEN, Henry B. COLLINS, Carlton S. COON, George DEVEREUX, Rene d'HARNONCOURT, Edward P. DOZIER, Fred R. EGGAN, Ward H. GOODENOUGH, Alfred I. HALLOWELL, June HANKS, Byron HARVEY III, Florence M. HAWLEY, E. Adamson HOEBEL, Alfred V. KIDDER, Solon T. KIMBALL, Clyde KLUCKHOLN, R. Weston LABARRE, Oliver LAFARGE, Dorothea C. LEIGHTON, Oscar LEWIS, Edward M. LOEB, John P. LUCERO, Margaret MEAD, Robert MURPHY, Morris OPLER, Elsie Clews PARSONS, Herbert PARSONS, Jane RICHARDSON, M. Estellie SMITH, Frank G. SPECK, Leslie SPIER, Morris SWADESH, Sol TAX, Mischa TITIEV, Caroline TRUJILLO, Leslie A. WHITE, Nathalie F. S. WOODBURY, and Richard B. WOODBURY.

The bulk of the material concerns Goldfrank's work on the genesis and publication of the Isleta paintings and her research on and fieldwork with the Pueblo, Navaho, Blood and Teton Dakota. Additionally, there are field notes and manuscript articles by Ruth F. Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler.

There is also a good deal of autobiographical material and information about her interaction with other anthropologists (Franz Boas and Ruth F. Benedict among others) in the various drafts of Goldfrank's privately published autobiography, "Notes on an Undirected Life" (1978).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into the following series: (1) Correspondence arranged by correspondent or subject; (2) Correspondence arranged in chronological order, 1922-1950; (3) Correspondence arranged in chronological order, 1951-1980; (4) Manuscripts by Goldfrank; (5) Isleta paintings, 1949-1976, undated; (6) Blackfoot and Blood Indians; (7) Navajo and Pueblo Indians; (8) Teton Dakota (Sioux) Indians; (9) Miscellany; (10) Photographs.
Biographical Note:
Esther Schiff Goldfrank took an undergraduate course under Franz Boas when she was a student at Barnard College. This led to her becoming his secretary between 1919 and 1922 and, at the same time, taking graduate courses in anthropology at Columbia University. With the financial and intellectual assistance of Elsie Clews Parsons, she also traveled with Boas and his wife in the Southwest and carried out anthropological field work at Laguna and Cochiti Pueblos between 1920 and 1922. Out of this work came her Social and Ceremonial Organization of Chochiti, Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, number 23, 1927.

Although she married Walter Goldfrank in 1922 and became a homemaker, her interest in Pueblo life continued. In 1924, she carried out field work at Isleta for the Southwest Society under arrangements made by Parsons.

After her husband's death in 1935, Goldfrank worked for Caroline Zachry's Study of Adolescents for the Commission on Secondary School Curriculum of the Progressive Education Association and, later, became a nondegree graduate student in anthropology, again at Columbia University, In 1939, she took part in a program of field studies of four Blackfoot tribes that was directed Ruth Fulton Benedict. The purpose of the program was to determine differences in the effects of American and Canadian policies on similar cultures.

Goldfrank's work was among the Blood Indians of Canada, and she reported it in her Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe during the Reserve Period, J. J. Austin, 1945.

In 1940, Goldfrank married Karl A. Wittfogel and, in 1943, became staff anthropologist for the Chinese History Project, which her husband directed. Shortly after her marriage, she undertook work on historical aspects of Teton Dakota culture through library studies. Her interest in Pueblo cultures continued, however, and she contributed two major publications concerning them. In 1962, under her editorship, Elsie Clews Parsons' Isleta Paintings was published as Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 181. In 1967, her own The Artist of "Isleta Paintings" in Pueblo Society was issued as Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, volume 3.

Under the influence of her husband, she also became interested in the implications for southwestern cultures of the need to control water.

Goldfrank was active with several anthropological organizations but especially with the American Ethnological Society. She served as its secretary-treasurer in 1945-1947 and its president in 1948. In the latter position, she was particularly concerned with the constitution of the society and, especially, its anomolous relationship with the American Anthropological Association. She was also the society's editor from 1952 to 1956.

Chronology

1896 -- Born

1918 -- Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College

1919-1922 -- Took graduate courses in anthropology at Columbia University Became secretary to Franz Boas Conducted field work with Franz Boas among the Indians at Laguna and Cochiti

1922 -- Married Walter S. Goldfrank

1924 -- Pursued field work at Isleta for the Southwest Society

1927 -- Published Monograph, "The Social and Ceremonial Organization of Cochiti," Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, number 23, 1927

1935 -- Death of Walter S. Goldfrank

1939 -- Took part in a study of four Blackfoot tribes directed by Ruth F. Benedict

1940 -- Married Karl A. Wittfogel

1943 -- Became staff anthropologist for Wittfogel's Chinese HistoryProject

1944 -- Published Monograph, "Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe During the Reserve Period," J. J. Austin, 1945

1945-1947 -- Served as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Ethnological Society

1948 -- Served as President of the American Ethnological Society

1952-1956 -- Publication of "Isleta Paintings,"Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 181, with Introduction and Commentary by Elsie ClewsParsons and edited by Esther S. Goldfrank Served as editor for the American Ethnological Society

1967 -- Goldfrank's "Artist of 'Isleta Paintings' in Pueblo Society" was issued as Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, volume 3

1978 -- Publication of the Memoirs of Esther S. Goldfrank, entitled, "Notes on an Undirected Life," New York, Queens College, 1978

1988 -- Death of Karl A. Wittfogel

1997 April 23 -- Died
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Esther Schiff Goldfrank in 1982. A small addition was made in 1984.
Restrictions:
The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers are open for research.
Rights:
Restrictions on the use of the material specify that living informants are not to be mentioned in publications; no material is to be used to defame any individual; and, transparencies of the Isleta Paintings and copies of Joe B. Lente's letters cannot be reproduced (copies should be obtained from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia).
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Letters (correspondence)
Citation:
Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1982-24
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MS 1998-46 Hopi illustrations

Extent:
70 Leaves (color illustrations)
Culture:
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaves
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Photocopies
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 98 Hopi color illustrations on 70 leaves. The illustrations were used in the 1930 book "The Oraibi Book of Indian Designs for Arts and Crafts or Decorative Work" by J. Preston Myers. Also includes a photocopied manuscript of the book.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1998-46
Topic:
Hopi art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Photocopies
Citation:
Manuscript 1998-46 Hopi Illustrations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1998-46
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1998-46
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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 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
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms454
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MS 501 Karankawa Vocabulary

Collector:
Hammond, C. A. (Charles Adrian), 1846-  Search this
Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Karankawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
November 6, 1888
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 501
Local Note:
Copy by A. S. Gatschet.
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 501, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS501
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms501

MS 498 Laguna vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages

Creator:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Informant:
Ki'-ri-mi  Search this
Kai, Charlie  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages
Culture:
Laguna Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 18, 1895
Scope and Contents:
Contains 677 terms in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Recorded from Ki'-ri-mi or Charlie Kai, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 498
General:
Previously titled "Laguna Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 498, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS498
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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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 499 Collection of words, phrases and sentences from the Kera dialects of New Mexico

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Zepherino, Jose  Search this
Menaul, John  Search this
Names:
Bandelier, Adolphe Francis Alphonse  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Extent:
82 Items (ca. 82 pages)
1 Volume
Culture:
Santo Domingo  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Sia  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Santa Ana  Search this
Keresan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Maps
Date:
part dated 1890
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Frontispiece, sketch map; pages 1-12, San Felipe vocabulary from Jose Zepherino of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Laguna vocabulary, source not given, interpaged or on same pages; pages 13-22, Laguna vocabulary from John Menaul; 24-32, copy of Whipple's Kiwomi or Santo Domingo vocabulary from Pacific Railroad Survey Report III, pages 86-90; pages 45-62, copy of Col. James Stevenson's Santa Ana and Silla vocabulary; pages 63-82, vocabulary extracted from Die Koshare (later published as The Delight Makers) by A. F. Bandelier.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 499
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Santo Domingo (Kewa)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 499, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS499
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms499
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MS 425 Mescalero and Lipan Apache vocabulary, peyote notes and song

Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Apache -- Mescalero  Search this
Apache -- Lipan  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Mescalero Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 425
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary, peyote notes and song."
Topic:
Peyote  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 425, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS425
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms425

MS 381 Two words from the Haname language

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Cotonam  Search this
Haname  Search this
Coahuiltec  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Coahuiltecan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 27, 1884
Scope and Contents:
With data and comments by James Mooney.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 381
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 381, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS381
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms381

MS 297 Comecrudo and Cotoname Vocabularies

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Culture:
Comecrudo  Search this
Cotoname  Search this
Coahuiltec  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Coahuiltecan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Vocabularies of the Comecrudo and Cotoname Dialects of the Pakawa Linguistic Family... Autograph document. 1 volume. approximately 100 pages. 1886. Comecrudo and Cotoname. Autograph document. notebook. approximately 80 pages. December 6, 1886. (Copied 1900). Comecrudo and Cotoname, U.S. Geological and Geographic Survey Comparative Vocabulary printed schedule. Autograph document. 7 pages. December 1886.
Biographical / Historical:
These documents were collected and arranged by subject and alphabetically by Gatschet in 1886, at Las Prietas, between Camargo and Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 297-a-b-c
Local Note:
Both volumes and the printed schedule are stamped, "Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Vault. March, 1926."
General:
Previously titled "Vocabularies."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 297-a-b-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS297
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 298 Coahuiltec Texts

Collector:
García, Bartholomé, active 18th century  Search this
Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Coahuiltec  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Coahuiltecan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains "Extracts from Fr Bartholome Garcia's Manual" printed at Quaeretaro, 1760 (88 pages octavo). This is the only book known to contain the texts of the Coahuiltecs o Texano. The author was missionary of the mission of N.S.P.S. Franciscans on the Rio de San Antonio in the Provincia de Texas. The chief part is a catechism; then terms of relationship, etc.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 298
Local Note:
Taken from a copy in the possession of Mr Alphonse Pinart, copied by A.S. Gatschet.
See also Number 2441.
General:
Previously titled "Texts."
Topic:
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 298, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS298
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Zuni delegation

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Names:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Ferguson, T. J. (Thomas John), 1950-  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Hanson, James Austin, 1947-  Search this
Ladd, Edmund J.  Search this
Mahooty, Chester, 1928-  Search this
Smith, Bruce D. (Bruce David), 1946-  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Extent:
12 Prints (silver gelatin)
4 Negatives (acetate, 4 x 5 in.)
5 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting a delegation of Zuni spiritual leaders with members of the Department of Anthropology. Made on September 26, 1978, they include images of the Zuni individuals Alonzo Hustito, Allen Kallestewa, Chester Mahooty, and Edmund J. Ladd. The photographs also depict T. J. Ferguson of the University of Arizona School of Anthropology, and William W. Fitzhugh, William C. Sturtevant, John Canfield Ewers, Bruce David Smith, and James A. Hanson of the Smithsonian Institution.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Zuni delegation pictured in this collection came to the Smithsonian to investigate and discuss the Institution's holdings of Zuni religious objects, September 25-27, 1978.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-3, NAA Photo Lot 86-68
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 86-68 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 99-3. These are additional photographs of this Zuni delegation and form part of this collection.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the William C. Sturtevant papers, the John Canfield Ewers papers, and the Bruce D. Smith Papers.
Writing by Edmund Ladd can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7584.
Reports by T. J. Ferguson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7404 and MS 7405.
Related Archival Materials note:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Alonzo Hustito September 26, 1978 AAA0722NA (GEAC)00008049 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Allen Kallestewa September 26, 1978 AAA0723NA (GEAC)00008050 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Chester Mahooty September 26, 1978 AAA0724NA (GEAC)00008051 NAA ACC 86-39
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Edmund J. Ladd September 26, 1978 AAA0725NA (GEAC)00008052 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Zuni delegation September 26, 1978 AAA0726NA (GEAC)00008054 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Zuni delegation and Smithsonian anthropologists September 26, 1978 AAA0727NA (GEAC)00008055 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Zuni delegation and Smithsonian anthropologists September 26, 1978 AAA0728NA (GEAC)00008056 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Zuni delegation and Smithsonian anthropologists September 26, 1978 AAA0734NA (GEAC)00008063 NAA ACC 86-68
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services Zuni delegation and Smithsonian anthropologists September 26, 1978 AAA0735NA (GEAC)00008064 NAA ACC 86-68
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
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-3, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Zuni delegation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-3
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-3

Ales Hrdlicka photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition

Collector:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Micka, Frank  Search this
Extent:
1 copy negative
135 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
2 copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile images of Apache, Kiowa, Omaha, Osage, Teton, and Yankton Indians made for Ales Hrdlicka's use in preparing busts and physical anthropological exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. Accompanying the photographs are notes produced under the supervision of Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme; these include the tribe, age, sex, name(s), photographer, and number of corresponding bust. Photographers represented in the collection are Frank Micka, a sculptor hired by the exposition to make busts, as well as photographers Frank Bennett Fiske, De Lancey W. Gill, and others.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. Originally trained in medicine, he developed an interest in physical anthropology while working with the New York State hospitals and researching with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State Hospitals. Hrdlicka joined the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and made his own expeditions to study physical characteristics of Southwest tribes. In 1903, he was appointed head of the United States National Museum's newly-formed Division of Physical Anthropology.

In 1912, Hrdlicka planned and directed seven expeditions, gathering information that helped him prepare physical anthropology exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California (1915). During this process, he hired sculptor Frank Micka to make busts of people from around the world. While in the field making casts, Micka also took front and profile photographs of subjects. Hrdlicka made his own trip to photograph the people in Urga, Mongolia, making 360 images of Mongolians and some Tibetans for use in the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 9, USNM ACC 61302
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds original negatives for many of these photographs (Photo Lot 73-26B) and images of resulting busts (Photo Lot 88-25).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943.
Material from Hrdlicka, mostly correspondence, is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers and records of William Louis Abbott, Henry Bascom Collins, Herbert William Krieger, Frank Spencer, the American Anthropological Association, Bureau of American Ethnology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum (National Museum of Natural History), Science Service, Anthropological Society of Washington, and the United States Army Medical Museum (anatomical section, records relating to specimens transferred to the Smithsonian Institution).
Hrdlicka photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 73-26B, Photo Lot 73-26G, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 92-46.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo lot 9, Aleš Hrdlička photograph collection of American Indians for the Panama-California Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.9
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MS 115 Comparative vocabulary of the Jicarilla Apaches

Creator:
Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Apache -- Jicarilla  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1849
Scope and Contents:
Copied from Reports of Secretary of Warar, Senate ex. document No. 64, 31st Cong., 1st sess., 1850. Simpsonʹs contribution to this report included "35 words of the Ticorilla [sic], a branch of the Apaches (no. 8), obtained by Lieutenant Simpson from an Apache Indian, a prisoner in the guard-house at Santa Fe."-- Information from Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 14, page 94.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 115
Related Materials:
Gibbs copied 9 Simpson vocabularies; the title page for the whole group is filed with Manuscript No. 104-a. (Note added by SJB 12/1969.)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 115, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS115
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MS 179 A History of the Apache Indians of Arizona Territory

Creator:
White, John B., M. D., d. 1878  Search this
Author:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages
Culture:
Apache -- History  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
1873-75
Scope and Contents:
Includes description of Cochise, page 11.
Biographical / Historical:
This account was used freely in the preparation of various articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 on the Apache, and seems to have been considered one of the principal sources at that time. It has not been published, however, in any other manner. According to his own statements, White was scrupulously careful in securing and checking his information. The account is probably quite trustworthy. It was prepared for the purpose of accompanying his vocabulary. [Manuscript 178].
J. B. White is mentioned in the article in the New Mexico Historical Review, "Es-kim-in-zin," by John P. Clum, who succeeded White as agent at San Carlos. This article gives a good account of the disturbances that occurred during White's sojourn as acting agent. See also the Report of J. B. White, August 9, 1874 on the San Carlos Agency in Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1874, page 294. I have not found any biographical material on White, who was an army surgeon prior to his Indian office appointment. ---Notes by M. W. Stirling, Director, Bureau of American Ethnology October 19, 1953.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 179
Local Note:
See also National Anthropological Archives MS 178
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 179, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS179
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MS 504-a Keres-Kiwomi (Santo Domingo) vocabulary

Creator:
Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Santo Domingo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copy in hand of George Gibbs from Pacific R. R. Report, III, page 86.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 504-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Santo Domingo (Kewa)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 504-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS504A
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 504-b Vocabulary of Pueblo Indians of Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Sta. Ana, Silla, Laguna, Pojuate, Acoma, Cochiti

Creator:
Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Keresan Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copy in hand of George Gibbs, marked "Simpson Number 1." Title page, filed with Navajo Manuscript Number 104, reads, "Vocabularies of the Pueblo and other Indians of New Mexico from a Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe New Mexico to the Navajo Country, by Jas. H. Simpson 1st Lieutenant Top. Eng. Phila. 1852." (Note added by SJB 12/1969.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 504-b
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 504-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS504B
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National Anthropological Archives
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MS 100 Navajo Vocabulary by General William D. Whipple, stationed at Fort Defiance, New Mexico

Creator:
Whipple, William D. (William Denison), 1826-1902  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Date:
ca. 1850's
Biographical / Historical:
Letter of transmittal to George Gibbs from General George H. Thomas, Louisville, Kentucky, March 5, 1868 (filled with Manuscript Number 1107) gives the date of recording as "several years before our late war."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 100
Local Note:
Title page is in handwriting of A.S. Gatschet. VOcabulary is on letterhead of Office of Assistant Adjutant General, Louisville, Kentucky.
Listed in Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology-B 14, page 108.
manuscript document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS100
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MS 104-a Vocabularies of the Pueblo and other Indians of New Mexico from a "Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navajo Country [in 1844], by Jas. H. Simpson 1st Lieut. Top. Eng." Phila. 1852

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Towa  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Keresan Indians  Search this
Tiwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Title page, in handwriting of George Gibbs, and back cover prepared to enclose Manuscript copies by Gibbs of vocabularies by Simpson, printed in the publication cited. Manuscript copies of the 9 Simpson vocabularies (marked by Gibbs, "Simpson Number 1," etc.) are separately catalogued as follows: "Keresan Manuscript Number 504-b (Simpson Number 1), Tewa Manuscript Number 1024-a (Simpson Number 2), Tiwa Manuscript Number 1024-b (Simpson Number 3), Towa Manuscript Number 1026 (Simpson Number 4), Zuni Manuscript Number 1156-b (Simpson Number 5), Hopi Manuscript Number 780 (Simpson Number 6), Navaho Manuscript Number 104-b (Simpson Number 7), Apache Manuscript Number 115 (Simpson Number 8), and Ute Manuscript Number 783 (Simpson Number 9).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 104-a
Local Note:
manuscript document
Topic:
Navaho  Search this
Tiwa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 104-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS104A
Archival Repository:
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