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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
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Chronological Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kihn, W. Langdon  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1917-1959
Scope and Contents note:
Found in this subseries are letters to and from Kihn that document his career as an artist, illustrator, teacher, and writer. Scattered through out are personal correspondence, including letters addressed to his wife Helen from their mutual friends. There is also a cache of third party correspondence addressed to Marius Barbeau, a Canadian ethnologist who was a colleague and friend of Kihn's.

The earliest correspondence includes letters from his parents, particularly his father Alfred Kihn, who also trained as an artist and founded a steel engraving firm with his brother that specialized in bank note engraving. Kihn senior not only wrote proffering career advice, but also corresponded with his son's business and personal associates while Langdon Kihn was on extended trips. There are also letters from W. Langdon Kihn to his parents describing his trips, including his impressions of San Francisco, Glacier Park, experiences painting Indian portraits, as well as his 1929-1932 sojourn painting in Paris and Spain. These early letters also record exhibitions, primarily a traveling exhibition of his portraits of members of the Blackfeet Indian tribe, which was organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art and traveled to over 40 institutions in the United States.

Letters to and from authors, publishers, advertisers, and collectors comprise a large amount of correspondence from late 1920s to the mid 1930s, which document his efforts at securing commissions for commercial work. During this time he also began to submit articles about his work and travels. Correspondents include the author Constance Lindsay Skinner; publishers Macmillan and Company; Little, Brown, and Company; Harcourt Brace and Company; and magazines including, Fortune and Story Parade.

The bulk of the chronological correspondence records his association with the National Geographic magazine, spanning from 1935-1955. The National Geographic Society commissioned Kihn to paint historical and contemporary scenes of the lives of over 35 tribal nations from the continental United States, Alaska, and the Northwest Territories. Engraved illustrations of his paintings were published in the magazine's ongoing series on American Indians between 1937 and 1949. Most of the related correspondence was between Kihn, Franklin L. Fisher, Chief of National Geographic's Illustrated Division and Matthew W. Striling, Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, who also played an important role in this project.

See Appendix for a list of selected indivuduals, institutions, and organizations found in Series 2.2.
Arrangement note:
Letters have been arranged in folders in chronological order. However, there are examples of early correspondence in which the original letter and the later response letter have been glued together. No attempt has been made to separate them and in some cases they may disrupt the chronological arrangement.
Appendix: Selected Indivuduals, Institutions, and Organizations found in Series 2.2:
Ament, Robert S.

American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y.

American Federation of Arts, Washington, D.C.

Artzybasheff, Boris

Barbeau, Marius

Bill, Edward Lyman

Blassingame, Lurton

Bowles, Chester

Brooklyn Museum

Bye, George T.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Montreal

Cross, Wilbur L.

Dixon, Maynard

Eaton, Earle Hooker

Eggers, G. W.

Ennis, Howard

Explorers Club, New York, N.Y.

Fisher, Franklin

Gallup, Anna Billings

Great Northern Railroad Company, St. Paul, Minn.

Grosvenor, Gilbert

Halseth, Odd S.

Kihn, Alfred

Kihn, Helen

Kihn, W. Langdon

Kirk, Ruth

Laubin, Reginald and Gladys

Lecompte du Noüy, Marie (May)

Lecompte du Noüy, Pierre

Leechman, Douglas

Lummis Charles, F.

Macmillan Company

Museum of the American Indian

Niven, Frederick

Oakley, Thornton

Paisano, Ulysses

Reid, Russell

Schultz, Hart (Lone Wolf)

Skinner, Constance Lindsay

Standard, Paul

Steele, Captain Russell V.

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

Stirling, Matthew W.

Watson, Elmo Scott

Wellcome, Sir Henry

White, D. Fedotoff

Wiggins, Guy

Ziegler, John
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kihnwlan, Subseries 2.2
See more items in:
W. Langdon Kihn papers
W. Langdon Kihn papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kihnwlan-ref69

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

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
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
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
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.6: Subject Files / Kensington Stone
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref11146

Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 404, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935 - 1937
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 12: Publications / 12.1: Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref15245
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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

Collection Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Container:
Box 61
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1942
Collection Restrictions:
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Aleš Hrdlička papers
Aleš Hrdlička papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1974-31-ref1575

22c Arctic Explorers block of four

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2223a
Scott Catalogue USA 2220
Scott Catalogue USA 2221
Scott Catalogue USA 2222
Scott Catalogue USA 2223
Depicts:
Adolphus W. Greely, American, 1844-1935  Search this
Elisha Kent Kane, American, 1820 - 1857  Search this
Matthew Henson, American, 1866 - 1955  Search this
Robert Edwin Peary, American, 1856 - 1920  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian, 1879 - 1962  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1986
Topic:
Maps  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.676.1-4
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8b60a50cf-885f-45d8-affe-5b6b0209e4ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.676.1-4

Viljhalmur Stefensson

Artist:
Antonio Salemme, 1892 - 2 May 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1928
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
PC991687
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cbeb9eee-a80e-4d5b-b353-ff93144514c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC991687

Drawing of V. Stefansson

Alternate Title:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Artist:
Austin Strong, 1881 - 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Pastel paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (estimate): 8.9 x 5.7cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1950
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Nantucket Historical Association
Object number:
1986.0110.001 NHA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm447e11b4e-ec05-4299-8b0e-022eb4e22b9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1986.0110.001_NHA

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Antonio Salemme, 1892 - 2 May 1995  Search this
Foundry:
Laran Bronze  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
With Base: 46.7 x 21 x 20.3cm (18 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 8")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1928
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Antonio Salemme Foundation
Object number:
NPG.2011.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2011 Antonio Salemme Foundation
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4151dae70-80aa-4e41-9ec3-42892669e04f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.2

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Antonio Salemme, 1892 - 2 May 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Without Base: 31.8cm (12 1/2")
With Base: 47cm (18 1/2")
Base: 15.2 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (6 x 6 x 6")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1965 cast from c. 1926 original
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
EXH.CP.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm483d7942b-1956-43b6-aa04-7d6f0f07d148
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.CP.18

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Emanuel Otto Hahn, 1881 - 1951  Search this
Foundry:
Artcast Inc.  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
41.8cm (16 7/16"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1980 cast after 1929 original
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the National Geographic Society
Object number:
NPG.80.137
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45ba2bcfd-22da-4d33-b955-98b10ba09efe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.137

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Wilfred Langdon Kihn, 1898 - 1957  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 90.5 x 65cm (35 5/8 x 25 9/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1835-1845
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
P.958.385
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45a238142-3832-4bfd-8b6b-d98300d31913
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_P.958.385

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Eigil Knuth, 1903 - 1996  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
47.5cm x 27.5cm x 21cm (18 11/16" x 10 13/16" x 8 1/4"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1957
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
S.958.307
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm409a2f7eb-a752-4307-8d8a-a0dbe38e7657
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S.958.307

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Buell Mullen, 10 Sep 1901 - 31 Aug 1986  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on steel
Dimensions:
82.9cm x 66.1cm (32 5/8" x 26"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1940-1950
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
PX.66
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm432cabdbe-ab8c-4cb5-be1e-47b5e957b1d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PX.66

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Maxim Kopf, 1892 - 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
82.5cm x 74cm (32 1/2" x 29 1/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1940-1950
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
P.957.191
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46dc5c5c5-110f-4181-b7a6-426620529ea6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_P.957.191

Told at the Explorers Club : true tales of modern exploration / edited by Frederick A. Blossom

Author:
Blossom, F. A (Frederick Augustus) b. 1878  Search this
Explorers Club  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Andrews, Roy Chapman 1884-1960 DSI  Search this
Aughinbaugh, W. E. DSI  Search this
Bailey, Edward P. DSI  Search this
Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946 DSI  Search this
Carpenter, Warwick Stevens DSI  Search this
Cherrie, George K. DSI  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel 1853-1935 DSI  Search this
Ekblaw, W. Elmer DSI  Search this
Fiala, Anthony 1869-1950 DSI  Search this
Foster, Harry L (Harry La Tourette) 1894-1932 DSI  Search this
Freeman, Lewis R (Lewis Ransome) 1878- DSI  Search this
Frothingham, Robert 1865-1937 DSI  Search this
Gray, Prentiss N (Prentiss Nathaniel) 1884-1935 DSI  Search this
Hobbs, William Herbert 1864-1952 DSI  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956 DSI  Search this
Holman, John P. DSI  Search this
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942 DSI  Search this
Lindsay, John DSI  Search this
McConnell, Burt M. (Burt Morton) 1888-1960 DSI  Search this
MacCreagh, Gordon 1886-1953 DSI  Search this
Moorehead, Warren King 1866-1939 DSI  Search this
Morden, William J (William James) 1886-1958 DSI  Search this
Riesenberg, Felix 1913-,- DSI  Search this
Shearwood, George F. DSI  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur 1879-1962 DSI  Search this
Thorington, J. Monroe (James Monroe) 1894- DSI  Search this
Wallace, Dillon 1863-1939 DSI  Search this
Wegemann, Carroll H. DSI  Search this
Wells, Carveth DSI  Search this
Wilkins, George H (George Hubert) Sir 1888-1958 DSI  Search this
Wilson, Earl B. 1891-1973 DSI  Search this
Witten, George DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Robinson, Joseph DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 425 pages, [34] pages of plates : illustrations, frontispiece, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Adventure and adventurers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779588

Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18 / [leaders, Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (northern party), R.M. Anderson (southern party) ; general editor, R.M. Anderson]

Author:
Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918)  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur 1879-1962  Search this
Anderson, Rudolph Martin 1876-1961  Search this
Canada. Department of Naval Science  Search this
Canada Department of Mines  Search this
Canada Department of Marine and Fisheries  Search this
Subject:
Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1915)  Search this
Physical description:
14 v. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Canada, Northern
Date:
1919
1946
1919-1946
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Canadian  Search this
Call number:
G670 1913 .C21 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_569880

MS 2002-01 Letter from Vilhjalmur Stefansson to James Mooney

Creator:
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Correspondent:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (and 1 envelope)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Barrow, Point (Alaska)
Date:
bulk 1915 November 10
Scope and Contents:
Typewritten letter sent by Vilhjalmur Stefansson to James Mooney on November 10, 1915 from the winter quarters of the Canadian Arctic Expedition at Armstrong Point, Victoria Island. The letter is a response to Mooney's letter sent July 10, 1914. In Stefansson's letter, Stefansson clarifies Eskimo terms and suggests people in Point Barrow, Alaska that Mooney can contact for information on the Barrow Eskimos. He also describes errors in his recently published diary, Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic expedition of the American museum: preliminary ethnological report, published by the American Museum of Natural History (1914).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2002-01
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Eskimo ?  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2002-01, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2002-01
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2002-01

Rockwell Kent papers

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964  Search this
Daniel, Charles, 1878-1971  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Freuchen, Peter, 1886-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Keller, Charles, 1914-2006  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud, 1879-1933  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977  Search this
Wildenstein, Felix, 1883-1952  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
88 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Summary:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.
Scope and Content Note:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

Circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the papers are highlighted in an article by Garnett McCoy ("The Rockwell Kent Papers," in the Archives of American Art Journal, 12, no. 1 [January 1972]: 1-9), recommended reading for researchers interested in the collection. The collection is remarkably complete, for in the mid 1920s Kent began keeping carbon copies of all outgoing letters, eventually employing a secretary (who became his third wife and continued her office duties for the remainder of Kent's life).

Series 1: Alphabetical Files contain Kent's personal and professional correspondence, along with business records of the dairy farm and associated enterprises; also included are printed matter on a wide variety of topics and promotional literature relating to organizations and causes of interest to him. Voluminous correspondence with his three wives, five children, and other relatives, as well as with literally hundreds of friends, both lifelong and of brief duration, illuminates Kent's private life and contributes to understanding of his complex character. Among the many correspondents of note are: his art teachers William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; fellow artists Tom Cleland, Arthur B. Davies, James Fitzgerald, Hugo Gellert, Harry Gottleib, Marsden Hartley, Charles Keller, and Ruth Reeves; collectors Duncan Phillips and Dan Burne Jones; critics J. E. Chamberlain and Walter Pach; and dealers Charles Daniel, Felix Wildenstein, and Macbeth Galleries. Kent corresponded with such diverse people as Arctic explorers Peter Freuchen, Knud Rasmussen, and Vilhjalmar Steffanson; composer Carl Ruggles and songwriters Lee Hays and Pete Seeger; civil rights pioneers Paul Robeson and Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois; writers Bayard Boyesen, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Louis Untermeyer; and art historian and print curator Carl Zigrosser.

Kent's interest and involvement in the labor movement are reflected in correspondence with officials and members of a wide variety and large number of unions and related organizations, among them: the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Farmers' Union of the New York Milk Shed, International Workers Order, National Maritime Union, and United Office and Professional Workers of America. Of special interest is his participation, often in leadership roles, in various attempts to organize artists. Files on the American Artists' Congress, Artists League of America, The Artists Union, United American Artists, and United Scenic Artists contain particularly valuable material on the movement.

A supporter of New Deal efforts to aid artists, Kent was actively interested in the various programs and often was critical of their limitations; he advocated continuing federal aid to artists after the Depression abated. The Kent papers include correspondence with the Federal Arts Project, Federal Fine Arts Project, Federal Writers Project, and the War Department, as well as correspondence with the Citizens' Committee for Government Art Projects and President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the subject.

Kent's professional correspondence documents exhibitions, sales, consignments, and reproduction of prints and paintings. He kept meticulous records of his advertising commissions and illustration work. Detailed correspondence with publishers and printers indicates Kent's involvement in the technical aspects of production and provides a good overview of the publishing industry during the mid-twentieth century.

Business records of Asgaard Farm include records of the dairy and transfer of ownership to its employees, tax and employee information, and documents concerning several related business ventures such as distributor ships for grain, feed, and farm implements.

Series 2: Writings consists of notes, drafts, and completed manuscripts by Rockwell Kent, mainly articles, statements, speeches, poems, introductions, and reviews. The Kent Collection given to Friendship House, Moscow, in 1960, was augmented later by a set of his publications and the illustrated manuscripts of many of his monographs. Also included are a small number of manuscripts by other authors.

Series 3: Artwork consists mainly of drawings and sketches by Kent; also included are works on paper by other artists, many of whom are unidentified, and by children.

Series 4: Printed Matter consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, broadsides, programs, and newsletters. These include items by and about Kent and his family, as well as articles written and/or illustrated by him, and reviews of his books. There is also material on a variety of subjects and causes of interest to him. Additional printed matter is included among the alphabetical files, mainly as attachments to correspondence.

Series 5: Miscellaneous includes biographical material, legal documents, and memorabilia. Artifacts received with papers include textile samples, a silk scarf, dinnerware, ice bucket, and rubber stamp, all featuring designs by Rockwell Kent. Also with this series are a variety of documents including a phrenological analysis of an ancestor, lists of supplies for expeditions, a hand-drawn map of an unidentified place, and technical notes regarding art materials and techniques.

Series 6: Photographs includes photographs of Kent, his family and friends, travel, and art number that over one thousand. Also included here are several albums of family and travel photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically. The arrangement of the remaining series is explained in each series description. Note that sealed materials that became available in 2000 were microfilmed separately on reels 5740-5741, but have integrated into this finding aid.

Missing Title

Series 1: Alphabetical Files, circa 1900-1971, undated (Reels 5153-5249, 5256, 5740-5741)

Series 2: Writings, 1906-1978, undated (Reels 5249-5252, 5741)

Series 3: Art Work, 1910-1972, undated (Reels 5252, 5741)

Series 4: Printed Matter, 1905-1993, undated (Reels 5252-5254)

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1859-1969, undated (Reels 5254, 5741)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840-1970, undated (Reels 5254-5255, 5741)
Biographical Note:
Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), an energetic and multitalented man, pursued many interests and careers during his very long and active life. At various times he was an architect, draftsman, carpenter, unskilled laborer, painter, illustrator, printmaker, commercial artist, designer, traveler/explorer, writer, professional lecturer, dairy farmer, and political activist.

While studying architecture at Columbia University, Kent enrolled in William Merritt Chase's summer school at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. He then redirected his career ambitions toward painting and continued to study with Chase in New York. Kent spent a summer working and living with Abbott H. Thayer in Dublin, New Hampshire, and attended the New York School of Art, where Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller were his teachers.

Critically and financially, Kent was a successful artist. He was very well known for his illustration work--particularly limited editions of the classics, bookplates, and Christmas cards. He was a prolific printmaker, and his prints and paintings were acquired by many major museums and private collectors. During the post-World War II era, Kent's political sympathies resulted in the loss of commissions, and his adherence to artistic conservatism and outspoken opposition to modern art led to disfavor within art circles. After many years of declining reputation in this country and unsuccessful attempts to find a home for the Kent Collection, Kent gave his unsold paintings--the majority of his oeuvre--to the Soviet Union, where he continued to be immensely popular.

An avid traveler, Kent was especially fascinated by remote, Arctic lands and often stayed for extended periods of time to paint, write, and become acquainted with the local inhabitants. Between 1918 and 1935, he wrote and illustrated several popular books about his experiences in Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, and Greenland. In the 1930s and 1940s, Kent was much in demand as a lecturer, making several nationwide tours under the management of a professional lecture bureau; he spoke mainly about his travels, but among his standard lectures were some on "art for the people."

In 1927, Kent purchased Asgaard Farm at AuSable Forks, New York, in the Adirondacks, where he lived for the remainder of his life, operating a modern dairy farm on a modest scale for many years.

As a young man, Kent met Rufus Weeks, became committed to social justice, and joined the Socialist Party. Throughout his life, he supported left-wing causes and was a member or officer of many organizations promoting world peace and harmonious relations with the Soviet Union, civil rights, civil liberties, antifascism, and organized labor. Kent was frequently featured as a celebrity sponsor or speaker at fund-raising events for these causes. In 1948, he ran unsuccessfully as the American Labor Party's candidate for Congress. Kent's unpopular political views eventually led to the dissolution of his dairy business, resulted in a summons to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and prompted the U.S. State Department to deny him a passport, an action that subsequently was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kent wrote two autobiographies, This Is My Own (1940) and It's Me, O Lord (1955). In 1969, he was the subject of an oral history interview conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.

Missing Title

1882 -- born, Tarrytown, New York

1887 -- death of Rockwell Kent, Sr.

1894-1896 -- attended Cheshire Academy

1895 -- toured Europe with Aunt Jo

1896 -- attended Horace Mann School, New York City

1900-1902 -- studied architecture at Columbia University

1900-1902 -- attended William Merritt Chase's summer school, Shinnecock Hills, Long Island

1903 -- studied with William Merritt Chase, New York City

1904 -- first sale of a painting

1904 -- met Rufus Weeks and attended first Socialist meeting

1905 -- lived and worked with Abbott H. Thayer, Dublin, New Hampshire

1905 -- first painting trip to Monhegan Island, Maine

1907 -- first one-man show, Claussen Galleries, New York City

1908 -- marriage to Kathleen Whiting

1908 -- studied with Robert Henri

1908 -- joined Socialist Party

1909 -- birth of Rockwell, III

1910 -- ran Monhegan Summer School of Art

1910 -- first trip to Newfoundland

1910 -- helped to organize first Independent Exhibition

1911 -- birth of Kathleen

1912 -- moved to Winona, Minnesota

1913 -- birth of Clara

1914 -- settled in Newfoundland

1915 -- deported from Newfoundland

1915 -- birth of Barbara

1917 -- served as full-time organizer and administrator of Independent Exhibition

1918-1919 -- in Alaska with son Rocky

1919 -- purchased Egypt Farm, Arlington, Vermont

1919 -- incorporated self

1920 -- publication of Wilderness

1920 -- birth of Gordon

1922 -- traveled to Tierra del Fuego

1924 -- publication of Voyaging

1925 -- trip to France

1925 -- divorced from Kathleen

1926 -- marriage to Frances Lee

1926 -- traveled to Ireland

1927 -- purchased Asgaard Farm, AuSable, New York

1927 -- editor of Creative Art

1927 -- helped organize National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.

1929 -- sailed to Greenland on Direction

1930 -- publication of N by E

1932-1933 -- returned to Greenland

1934-1935 -- final trip to Greenland

1935 -- publication of Salamina

1936 -- trip to Puerto Rico

1937 -- trip to Brazil

1937-1938 -- Post Office Department mural commission and controversy over Eskimo-language message interpreted as encouraging Puerto Rican independence

1939 -- divorced from Frances

1939 -- General Electric Co. mural commission for New York World's Fair

1940 -- publication of This Is My Own

1940 -- marriage to Shirley Johnstone (Sally)

1942 -- solo exhibition, Know and Defend America, at Wildenstein Galleries, New York City

1946 -- elected to Executive Committee of American Labor Party

1948 -- congressional candidate, American Labor Party

1948 -- transferred ownership of dairy to remaining employees after boycott resulting from support of Wallace for president

1949 -- attended World Congress for Peace, Paris

1950-1958 -- denied U.S. passport; lawsuit, appeals, and Supreme Court decision reinstating right to travel

1953 -- testified before House Un-American Activities Committee

1955 -- publication of It's Me, O Lord

1958 -- one-man show at Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

1959 -- publication of Of Men and Mountains

1960 -- gift of Kent Collection to Friendship House, Moscow

1960 -- exhibition at Pushkin Museum, Moscow

1963 -- publication of Greenland Journal

1966 -- elected to Academy of Arts of the USSR

1967 -- awarded Lenin Peace Prize, Moscow

1969 -- oral history interview, Archives of American Art

1969 -- home at Asgaard destroyed by fire; papers survived with some water and smoke damage

1969 -- first installment of Rockwell Kent Papers donated to Archives of American Art

1971 -- died, Plattsburgh, New York

1971 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent Papers to Archives of American Art

1979 -- gift of textile samples to the Archives of American Art

1996 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent Papers to Archives of American Art

2000 -- death of Sally [Shirley Johnstone] Kent Gorton

2000 -- previously sealed correspondence of wives Frances and Sally (Series 1) opened to researchers

2001 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent papers to the Archives of American Art from the Estate of Sally Kent [Shirley Johnstone] Gorton
Provenance:
In 1969, Rockwell Kent donated his papers to the Archives of American Art; textile samples were received in 1979, and his widow gave additional papers in 1971 and 1996. Letters to Rockwell Kent from wives Frances and Sally, sealed during Sally Kent Gorton's lifetime, became available for research after her death in 2000, and further material was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2001 by the Estate of Sally Kent [Shirley Johnstone] Gorton.
Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Genre/Form:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kentrock
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Rockwell Kent papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-kentrock
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Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Names:
H. B. Hall & Sons, engraver  Search this
Wilcox, John Angel James, 1835- (engraver)  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878  Search this
Birtwell, Francis Joseph  Search this
Boban, E.  Search this
Bohmersheim, August Bohn von  Search this
Bolles, T. Dix (Timothy Dix), -1892  Search this
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Craddock, Charles Egbert, 1850-1922  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Dedrick, Thomas S.  Search this
Eames, Moses  Search this
Evans, Sir John  Search this
Fisk, Clinton Brown  Search this
Golovneen, D.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H.  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Johnston, T. C.  Search this
Knowlton, Frank Hall, 1860-1926  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McCartee, Divie Bethune, 1820-1900  Search this
Millner, Isaac B.  Search this
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925  Search this
Murfree, Mary Noailles, 1850-1922  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Renshawe, John H.  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Simpson, Charles Torrey, 1846-1932  Search this
Slocum, Joshua, 1844-1909  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Volk, Ernest  Search this
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897  Search this
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Winson, Justin  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Dumble, A. E.  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Herman, Mme de (of Paris)  Search this
Holland (of Trenton, New Jersey)  Search this
Lainer, Charles  Search this
Macnabb Studio  Search this
Notman, J.  Search this
Parker, Charles  Search this
Parker, Joseph C.  Search this
Prince, George  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Teel, S. S.  Search this
Yasvoin, A. (of St. Petersburg, Russia)  Search this
Collector:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
4 Copy prints
4 Engravings
2 Prints (woodburytype)
42 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
18 Prints (halftone)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Engravings
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1864-1921
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an Native American demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition.

Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De Lancey W. Gill, Mme de Hermann, of Paris; Holland, of Trenton, New Jersey; Charles Lainer, J. Notman; Parker, George Prince, Macnabb, of New York; Moses P. Rice; Napolean Sarony; S. S. Teel; and A. Yasvoin, of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 70
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photograph collections of anthropologists held in the National Anthropological Archives are Photo Lot 4822, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, and Photo Lot 77-80.
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Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropologists, circa 1864-1921
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 70, Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.70
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-70

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