National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology Search this
1.67 Linear feet
Scope and Contents:
This series includes letters, memoranda, lists, reports, forms, statements, printed material and photographs. It is composed of two different types of material. Part of it is administrative in nature and concerns policies and procedures, instructions, special activities, World War II, and housekeeping matters. Other material largely concerns accessions, loans, exhibits, and special projects and programs.
Many of the outgoing letters are those of William Henry Holmes, Walter Hough, and Frank M. Setzler. Other writers include John Leonard Baer (regarding the Marsh Darien Expedition), Howard W. Bible, James H. Breasted, Harry S. Bryan, Henry B. Collins, Leonard Carmichael, John C. Ewers (filed Catlin paintings and Museum of the Plains Indian), C. E. Cummings, Chauncey J. Hamlin, Herbert Maier (Buffalo Museum of Science), Ephraim Deinard, Frances Densmore, J. E. Graf, Ella F. Hubby, Mrs. R. G. Hoes, Mrs. R. R. Hoes, Mrs. Julian James, Mary Lois Kissell, Remington Kellogg, Edward S. Morse, A. P. Rice, W. de C. Ravenal (some regarding Holmes), Ellen P. Richardson, A. C. Smith, and Gertrude B. Warren.
The rare correspondence includes material of Matthew Stirling (regarding his 1926 work on the middle Rouffaer River, New Guinea), William Henry Holmes, Thomas Wilson (concerning difficulties with the catalog of anthropological collections), Walter Hough, S. K. Lothrop, Gerard Fowke, Aleš Hrdlička, Joseph K. Dixon, William Gates (regarding the 1926 meeting of the International Congress of Americanists), H. C. Shetrone, F. S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas S. Dawson (regarding information about John Moss), John Merriam, Warren K. Moorehead (concerning Cahokia Mound), Nels C. Nelson, and Max Uhle. There are also letters dating from 1920 between W. H. Holmes and F. W. Doge concerning problems with the AAA.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject.
Some materials are restricted.
Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution