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Correspondence Files

Collection Creator:
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
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1968
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series includes incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda, and telegrams. It also includes some manuscript articles for publication, research proposals, administrative forms, and printed and processed material. There are many outgoing letters for which there are no related incoming letters included.

The materials broadly concern the operations of the department, including staffing and personnel matters, review of manuscripts to be published by staff members, services and personnel matters, services to the general public, arrangements for visiting research, professional activities of the staff, and facilitation of staff research. Some of the material concerns efforts to reorganize anthropology at the Smithsonian and special programs of the department. Other material concerns the chairman's professional relations with colleagues.

Most of the outgoing correspondence is that of Waldo R. Wedel, Saul H. Riesenberg, and Richard B. Woodbury. Selected correspondents include Lawrence Angel, William M. Bass, John H. Brandt, J. O. Brew, John L. Cotter, Warren W. Caldwell, Marian Cavendish, Henri G. Coutais (restoration of the Catlin paintings), William O. Douglas, Robert C. Euler, Kent V. Flannery, Don D. Fowler, Melvin L. Fowler, Henry W. Hamilton, Robert F. Heizer, Eva Horner, Aleš Hrdlička (concerning the Hrdlička Fund), Robert B. Johnson, Marvin F. Kivett, Herbert W. Krieger, Alex D. Krieger, Robert M. Laughlin, Donald J. Lehmer, Alejandro Mendez, Thomas H. Koehler, Richard K. Meyer (donation of Spiro Mound material), Harold McCracken, Charles A. Reed, Charles M. Schwarz (regarding drawings by John Webber), Ralph S. Solecki, Robert L. Stephenson, Frank M. Setzler, and Sol Tax.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0311, Subseries 1.10
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref11

Coprolite

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 5.9 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 0.8 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 5 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeobotanical / Archaeofauna
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448933-0
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Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3084d1505-cd7a-45b8-b893-2b0559d8169b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8201087

Bivalvia

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Weight - Clam Marine:
ca. 0.6 g
Length - Clam Marine:
ca. 1.1 cm
Width - Clam Marine:
ca. 0.7 cm
Weight - Marginella:
ca. 0.1 g
Length - Marginella:
ca. 0.82 cm
Width - Marginella:
ca. 0.5 cm
Weight - Marine Snail:
ca. 0.1 g
Length - Marine Snail:
ca. 1 cm
Width - Marine Snail:
ca. 0.7 cm
Weight - Unio Sp. Freshwater:
ca. 29.7 g
Length - Unio Sp. Freshwater:
ca. 5.68 cm
Width - Unio Sp. Freshwater:
ca. 4.5 cm
Weight - Freshwater Snail:
ca. 1.2 g
Length - Freshwater Snail:
ca. 1.6 cm
Width - Freshwater Snail:
ca. 1.1 cm
Weight - Small Scallop:
ca. 0.4 g
Length - Small Scallop:
ca. 1.89 cm
Width - Small Scallop:
ca. 1.7 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Common name:
Bivalve
Mollusc
Mollusk
Taxonomy:
Animalia Mollusca Bivalvia
Published Name:
Bivalvia
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448889-0
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Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3682f991f-793a-4738-b1a0-5f17263c790f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8201038

Engraved Shell Dipper Fragments

Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Spiro Mound  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3da1d7e5e-76f5-4973-adf4-81894d85ad08
EDAN-URL:
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Engraved Shell Dipper Fragments

Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Spiro Mound  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880D-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34828d0f4-ae59-48b0-af3c-ec88eb9d42d0
EDAN-URL:
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Engraved Shell Dipper Fragment

Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Spiro Mound  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880G-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f43251df-8a7e-44a5-bdfa-d239533ede6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8201025

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper Frag.

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Weight - Object:
ca. 312.2 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448865-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32a8981fe-7054-40fd-b9ea-37a83470eaf3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200934
Online Media:

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper Frag.

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Weight - Object:
ca. 303.5 g
Maximum Length - Object:
ca. 10.4 cm
Maximum Width - Object:
ca. 9.7 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 0.4 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880-5
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f924415e-45ba-4e36-8ebf-e8b8970a0393
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8201016

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 22.2 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 18.2 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 10.9 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 525 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448784-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/327b5bf00-4b70-4c61-8627-98b6a5ea73a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200840

Alligator Gar scales

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Weight - Object:
ca. 3.3 g
Minimum Length - Object:
ca. 3.67 cm
Maximum Length - Object:
ca. 4.47 cm
Minimum Width - Object:
ca. 1.63 cm
Maximum Width - Object:
ca. 1.9 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880-44
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/320fb800f-1203-4649-99d5-04bc73456f8f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8550391

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper Frag.

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880-45
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f4d3fd05-7855-474f-ac12-b8ab40ea48d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8550392

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper Frag.

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Weight - Object:
ca. 304.1 g
Maximum Length - Object:
ca. 17.5 cm
Maximum Width - Object:
ca. 10.5 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 0.46 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448880-13
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/346ffcd22-c443-4896-b124-de0df7798fee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200990

Engraved Conch Shell Dipper Frag.

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Minimum Length - Object:
ca. 17.5 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 19.5 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 6.9 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 367 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448826-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cf422dcb-613c-4d7e-94eb-56b5427b7417
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200882

Zoomorphic Effigy Pipe

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 14.7 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 5.82 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 7 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 545.6 g
Bowl Height:
ca. 3.4 cm
Bowl Diameter:
ca. 3.3 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 2.47 cm
Stem Length:
ca. 4.4 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448666-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3519256cd-8b05-47ac-99a0-d3d5cff0c9f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200714

Conch Shell Dipper, Engraved

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 28.1 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 20.2 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 12.7 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 1016 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448795-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de5a4e23-c9e8-4986-941b-ca97b0f22ad0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200851

Conch Shell Dipper, Engraved

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 24.1 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 19.2 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 12.1 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 706.8 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 0.4 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448802-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d56afba0-4965-45b7-95e7-06f8ff29404c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200858

Eagle-Man Effigy Pipe

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 18.5 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 15 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 16 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 0 g
Bowl Height:
ca. 3.6 cm
Bowl Diameter:
ca. 4.2 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 3.3 cm
Stem Length:
ca. 3.2 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448668-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3614bcc2f-3596-4161-8ad7-b8b7936f5001
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200716
Online Media:

Human Effigy Pipe

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 18.5 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 14 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 24 cm
Bowl Height:
ca. 4.85 cm
Bowl Diameter:
ca. 4.45 cm
Bore Diameter:
ca. 4 cm
Stem Length:
ca. 3.57 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448669-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3211afe4e-af8b-4bef-adf2-24bd3586af95
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200717
Online Media:

Human Effigy, Wood

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 30.5 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 16 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 13 cm
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Effigy
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448892-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37607e095-0cd2-4145-ad8b-374c57cea6ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8201041
Online Media:

Large Conch Shell Dipper Section, Engraved

Collector:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard K. Meyer  Search this
Site Name:
Craig Mound  Search this
Length - Object:
ca. 23.5 cm
Width - Object:
ca. 22.3 cm
Thickness - Object:
ca. 13 cm
Weight - Object:
ca. 743.6 g
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Dipper
Place:
Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
272249
USNM Number:
A448816-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3afbbd5e8-da3f-403c-9735-cbb476231ef3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8200872
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