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MS 4851 Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr., papers and photographs

Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Greenwood, Walter B.  Search this
Hill, Ernest H. Jr  Search this
Kyte, Dorothy  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
Morgan, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, George Hubert  Search this
Stern, Theodore, 1917-  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Correspondent:
Allyn, Harriet M.  Search this
Antevs, Ernst V.  Search this
Baker, Frank C.  Search this
Chaney, Ralph W.  Search this
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977  Search this
Figgins, J.D.  Search this
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Hall, Marion  Search this
Harcus, John  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Hitchcock, Virginia Beth  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Howard, Edgar B.  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Judson, Sheldon  Search this
Kellogg, A. Remington  Search this
Krieger, Alex D. (Alex Dony), 1911-1991  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
McCarty, Oscar  Search this
Miller, Carl F.  Search this
Moomaw, Jack C.  Search this
Ray, Cyrus N.  Search this
Reiter, Paul David  Search this
Richards, Horace G.  Search this
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990  Search this
Shepard, Anna O.  Search this
Van Devanter, D.W.  Search this
Van Riet, Clarence  Search this
Wheat, Joe Ben  Search this
Woodbury, George  Search this
Author:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Anderson, Jack C.  Search this
Baby, Raymond S.  Search this
Atkins, Ruth  Search this
Deacon, John C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Papers : 5.4 linear feet (16 boxes)
1 Item (Photographs : ca 3100 prints and negatives)
1 Item (Maps and illustrations )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Archeology
Bc53, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico -- Archeology
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Archeology
Colorado -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
New Mexico -- Archeology
Agate Basin, Wyoming -- Archeology
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection of Rober's papers and photographs is almost excluvely concerned with his scientific fieldwork and resulting publications. It is not complete; for example, there is little in the photographs concerning his work at Agate Basin in Wyoming (though some related site forms are part of the records of the River Basin Surveys). Apparently, some of the series that form the records of the RBS began as Roberts's own files and were simply continued once his interest turned to the administration of the RBS. For instance, there is correspondence concerning Robert's work in New Mexico among the RBS correspondence series. The file of correspondence in manuscript 4851 is a miscellany with few letters from any one correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr. studied history and English at the University of Denver and after receiving his B.A.worked briefly as a journalist. Entering graduate school at Denver he was influenced by Etienne Bernadeau Renaud and, later, Jean Allard Jeacon. Although his studies toward a master's degree were in political science, he carried out archeological work among ruins in the Piedra-Pagosa region of the San Juan River valley in southwestern Colorado and became an instructor in archeology at the University of Denver. In 1923, he became an assistant curator at the Colorado State Museum.
Robert's formal training in archeology came through subsequent studies at Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D. in 1927. While a student, he worked during the summers of 1925 and 1926 for Neil Merton Judd on expeditions to Chaco Canyon. Judd offered him the opportunity to study pottery sequences, expanding upon work already carried out successfully for the Piedra region. From his work under Judd, Roberts produced his dissertation. The work also led to a permanent appointment as an archeologist with the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1926.
For some time after this, Roberts continued to work primarily among ruins in the Southwest. In 1927, he conducted excavations at Shabik'esche Village in Chaco Canyon and carried on excavations at Kiathuthlunna on the Long H Ranch in eastern Arizona. In 1930, he excavated in the Village of the Great Kivas on the Zuni reservation and, in 1931-1933, worked along the Whitewater River in eastern Arizona and at a site near Allantown, Arizona. For the University of New Mexico Field School in 1940-1941, Roberts directed expeditions to the Bc-53 site in Chaco Canyon.
Throughout this work Roberts's primary interest was "the early structure and sequences of Southwestern culture." This led to Roberts's ultimate interest in the problem of early man in America. He was asked to inspect the discoveries at the original Fosom site in 1927, and over time became convinced of an error in contemporary thinking about the relatively recent arrival of humans in the New World. He was increasingly drawn to study the problem and particuarly after 1933, devoted most of his field work to it. Between 1934 and 1940, he worked at Lindenmeier, a Folsom campsite in northern Colorado. In 1941, he excavated the Mons site near the Peaks of Otter in Virginia, though failing to find expected remains of early man. In the same year, he worked at a Folsom site at San Jon, New Mexico, and, in 1942, another Folsom site in the Agate Basin in Wyoming. In 1943--again in connection with this interest in early man--he carried out a reconnaissance of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Texas. In addition, Roberts inspected other sites in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Saskatchewan.
Roberts also worked briefly with other interests. In 1932, he served as an advisor to the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., in its excavation at Chichen Itza and Uxmal in the Yucatan. In 1933-1934, he conducted a Civil Works Administration expedition to excavate mounds in the Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. In 1956-1960, he was on the advisory council for the National Park Service's Wetherill Mesa Project.
In the administration of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Roberts became the assistant chief under Matthew Williams Stirling in 1944. In 1946, he became, in addition, the director of the BAE's River Basin Surveys, a salvage archeological program concerned with areas where the federal government was planning dams and reservoirs. In 1947, he became the associate director of the BAE and, in 1958, its director. In addition to these duties and his scientific work, Roberts served as American representative to the League of Nations' International Conference of Archeologists at Cairo in 1937 and as representative on the International Commission for Sites and Monuments in 1939-1942. During World War II, he was involved with the Ethnogeographic Board, an organization that provided liaison between federal war agencies and the scientific community. For the board, Roberts prepared a survival manual and a volume on Egypt and the Suez Canal that was issued as one of the Smithsonian's War Background Studies. For several years later in his life, Roberts was also on the National Council for Historical Sites and Buildings. He also served the Smithsonian on committees concerned primarily with personnel.
Outside official duties, Roberts represented the American Anthropological Association on the National Research Council in 1935-1949. In 1936, he was president of the Anthropological Society of Washington and, in 1944, vice president of the AAA. In 1949, he became president of the Washington Academy of Sciences. A founding member of the Society for American Archaeology and a member of the committee that drafts its constitution and bylaws, Roberts served that organization as president in 1950. In 1952, he became a vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Local Numbers:
MS 4851
Restrictions:
The photographic negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Topic:
Early man -- in America  Search this
Shiloh National Military Park  Search this
Lindenmeier site, Colorado -- Archeology  Search this
Shiloh Mound, Tennessee -- Archeology  Search this
San Jon, New Mexico -- Archeology  Search this
Piedra District, Colorado -- Archeology  Search this
Kiathuthlanna, Arizona -- Archeology  Search this
Village of the Great Kivas, New Mexico -- Archeology  Search this
Whitewater District, Arizona -- Archeology  Search this
Wyoming -- Archeology  Search this
Clear Fork site, Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Pagosa Springs, Colorado -- archeolgoy  Search this
Peaks of Otter -- Virginia -- Archeology  Search this
Virginia -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
MS 4851, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4851
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MS 4455 Photographs relating to Wyoming archaeology, including views of pictographs

Creator:
Epperson, S.  Search this
Extent:
21 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Many of the photographs lack captions.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4455
Citation:
Manuscript 4455, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4455
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4455

MS 4335 Photographs of pictographs, Dinwoody and Torrey Lake areas, Wyoming

Creator:
Daniels, T. W.  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Prints, from negatives submitted by T.W. Daniels, Moran, Wyoming, with letter of May 2, 1949, copy of which is filed with prints. A map of the Washakie (now Shoshone) National Forest with the areas marked which accompanied the negatives is filed with the original correspondence. (U.S. National Museum files). The negatives were returned to Mr. Daniels on May 25, 1949 (See letter).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4335
Topic:
Shoshone National Forest -- Wyoming -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4335, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4335
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4335

MS 3388 Photographs of pictographs on sandstone from Big Horn County and Fremont County, Wyoming

Creator:
Knight, Wilbur C. (Wilbur Clinton), 1858-1903  Search this
Extent:
6 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
October, 1897
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3388
Topic:
Big Horn County (Wyoming) -- Archeology  Search this
Fremont County (Wyo.) -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3388, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3388
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3388

MS 7296 Archeological remains in the Angostura Reservoir Area, South Dakota, and in the Keyhole and Boysen Reservoir Areas, Wyoming

Creator:
Wheeler, Richard Page  Search this
River Basin Surveys  Search this
Extent:
7 Inches
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Angostura Reservoir (South Dakota) -- Archeology
Date:
1957
Biographical / Historical:
The work was done while Wheeler was on the staff of the River Basin Surveys.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7296
Local Note:
Xerox copy of typescript
Topic:
Keyhole Reservoir (Wyoming) -- Archeology  Search this
Boysen Reservoir (Wyoming) -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 7296, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7296
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7296

MS 4844 W.P.A. Archaeological reports

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
31 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Alabama -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
Georgia -- Archeology
Missouri -- Archeology
Mississippi -- Archeology
Nebraska -- Archeology
North Carolina -- Archeology
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Pennsylvania -- Archeology
South Dakota -- Archeology
Tennessee -- Archeology
Date:
1934-42
Scope and Contents:
Reports on archaelogical excavations by the W.P.A. in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
The reports are mainly accounts for a given month or quarter and usually concern several sites. They are filed alphabetically by state and chronologically within states. Monthly reports precede quarterly reports. Reports concerning more than one year are filed under the earliest year. Note: Within bound volumes the earliest reports are usually at the back.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4844
Topic:
Arkansas -- Archeology  Search this
California -- Archeology  Search this
Indiana -- Archeology  Search this
Iowa -- Archeology  Search this
Kentucky -- Archeology  Search this
Louisiana -- Archeology  Search this
Michigan -- Archeology  Search this
Minnesota -- Archeology  Search this
Montana -- Archeology  Search this
New Jersey -- Archeology  Search this
Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Wisconsin -- Archeology  Search this
Wyoming -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4844, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4844
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4844

Geology of the Mekean Site (48CK7)

Author:
Albanese, John P.  Search this
Todd., Lawrence C.  Search this
Kornfeld, Marcel  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99348

Negative Log Book Number 26, (96-10000 to 96-11199; 97-10000 to 97-10946; 98-10000 to 98-10436; 99-10000 to 99-10829)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1996
1996-1999
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB26]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367124
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McKean Site: A 1983 Preliminary Analysis

Author:
Frison, George C.  Search this
Kornfeld, Marcel  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99347

Occasional papers on Wyoming archeology

Author:
University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Wyoming
Great Plains
Date:
1978
1978-
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F756 .O25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910142

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