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Photographs of exhibit of Donald Bush Cordry Mexican mask collection

Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Kier, Porter M.  Search this
Laughlin, Robert M.  Search this
Mello, James F., 1936-  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Extent:
25 color slides
7 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting some of the masks in the Donald Cordry collection of Mexican masks, as well as an exhibit of the collection entitled "Dance Masks of Mexico," taken on February 22, 1979. Depicted individuals in the collection include several members of the Department of Anthropology, including Robert Laughlin, William Sturtevant, Porter Kier, and James Mello. The photographs were probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Mexican Indians. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became fascinated by contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-3, NAA ACC 82-50
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The masks which formed the basis of the exhibit pictured can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Cordry's photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14 and Photo Lot 87-38.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
The University of Texas at Austin holds the Donald Cordry Collection Relating to Mexican Masks, 1931-1978.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-3, Photographs of exhibit of the Donald Bush Cordry Mexican Mask collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-3
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-3

Photographs of National Museum of Natural History reception honoring Donald C. Beatty

Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Mello, James F., 1936-  Search this
Wilcox, U. Vincent  Search this
Extent:
29 Slides
6 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a ceremony and reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Beatty with a James Smithson Society membership and medal for their donation of a Jivaro collection. The event took place in the office of the director of the National Museum of Natural History on October 12, 1979. The photographs were likely made by the Department of Anthropology Chairman's office.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-51, NAA Photo Lot 80-16
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-16 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-51. These photographs were also made by the Department of Anthropology at the same event and form part of this collection.
Material relating to Beatty's Latin American Expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7124, MS 7315, MS 7551, and Photo Lot 82-43.
The Jivaro collection donated by Beatty can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 341779.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Award presentations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-51, Photographs of National Museum of Natural History reception honoring Donald C. Beatty, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-51
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-51

Photographs of James Mello awarding David Yong

Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Mello, James F., 1936-  Search this
Yong, David  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting James Mello, Assistant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, giving an award for exceptional service to David Yong, a museum technician in the Department of Anthropology. The photographs were made by a Smithsonian Institution photographer on February 28, 1974.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-127
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of awards presented to Department of Anthropology staff can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 77-52 and Photo Lot 79-51.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Award presentations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 76-127, Photographs of James Mello awarding David Yong, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-127
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-127

Emperor Hirohito Greets National Museum of Natural History Staff Members

Creator:
Connolly, Vincent P  Search this
Subject:
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
October 2, 1975
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [75-12071-A02]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396246

Visit of Emperor Hirohito to National Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Connolly, Vincent P  Search this
Subject:
Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Sato, Hidemi 1926-  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1975
October 2, 1975
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [75-12071]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396516

Visit of Emperor Hirohito to National Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Ayensu, Edward S  Search this
Subject:
Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Sato, Hidemi 1926-  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Color negatives
Date:
1975
October 2, 1975
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [75-13769]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396517

Visit of Emperor Hirohito to National Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Ayensu, Edward S  Search this
Subject:
Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985  Search this
Sato, Hidemi 1926-  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Color negatives
Date:
1975
October 2, 1975
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [75-13770]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396518

Agency history, 1957-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Ortner, Donald J  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Fri, Robert W  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
O'Connor, J. Dennis  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Risser, Paul G  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00203
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220482

Subject Files, 1948-2019

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Ortner, Donald J  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Fri, Robert W  Search this
O'Connor, J. Dennis  Search this
Risser, Paul G  Search this
Johnson, Kirk R  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
146 cu. ft. processed holdings
36.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Books
Pamphlets
Maps
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Compact discs
Brochures
Floor plans
Newsletters
Black-and-white negatives
Artifacts
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1948
1948-2019
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00001
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1948-2019 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217889

Chronologic Files, 1970-1992

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
5.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1970
1970-1992
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00004
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Chronologic Files 1970-1992 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217890

Grant Records, 1962-1987

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Physical description:
9.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1962
1962-1987
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00005
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Grant Records 1962-1987 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217891

Budget Records, 1976-1994

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. processed holdings
3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1976
1976-1994
Topic:
Research grants  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00006
See more items in:
Budget Records 1976-1994 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217892

Agency history, 1957-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Risser, Paul G  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Ortner, Donald J  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Fri, Robert W  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
O'Connor, J. Dennis  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217898

Agency history, 1963-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing  Search this
Subject:
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Gautier, T. Gary 1942-  Search this
Daniels, Bruce A  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1963
1963-
Topic:
Museums--Automatic data processing  Search this
SELf GEnerating Master (SELGEM)  Search this
Natural History Information Retrieval system (NHIR)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Information Retrieval System(SIIRS)  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00089
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217899

Program Records, 1965-1990

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing  Search this
Subject:
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Gautier, T. Gary 1942-  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
14.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Books
Clippings
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1965
1965-1990
Topic:
Museums--Automatic data processing  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00276
See more items in:
Program Records 1965-1990 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217900

Special Projects Records, 1975-1984

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1975
1975-1984
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00002
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1975-1984 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218029

Exhibition Records, 1972-1982

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1982
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00003
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1972-1982 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218030

Professional Society Records, 1969-1982

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Association of Systematics Collections  Search this
American Institute of Biological Sciences  Search this
American Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Books
Date:
1969
1969-1982
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00010
See more items in:
Professional Society Records 1969-1982 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218031

Departmental Records, 1972-1986

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Kier, Porter M  Search this
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Physical description:
15.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1986
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00011
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1972-1986 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218032

Biodiversity Program Records, 1979-1990

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Mello, James F. 1936-  Search this
Fiske, Richard S  Search this
Tyler, James C. 1935-  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
Talbot, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1979
1979-1990
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00017
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Biodiversity Program Records 1979-1990 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218034

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