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MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette

Collector:
Fillette, T. Glover  Search this
Extent:
8 Prints
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Works of art
Woodblock prints
Place:
China
Taiwan
Japan
Vietnam
East Asia
Date:
circa 1885
Scope and Contents:
The collection conists of eight (8) Chinese and Japanese woodblock prints. Seven (7) of the prints deal with the Sino-French war (1884-1885) and Chinese-French relations in the latter half of the nineteenth cenutry. According to the accession records, the prints were meant to illustrate the "French war in Tonkin from the Chinese point of view," but several of the prints were made in Japan. One (1) print depicts an Italian traveling circus.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
T. Glover Fillette was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served on the USS Enterprise, a neutral warship moored at the Pagoda Anchorage during the Battle of Fuzhou, the opening engagement of the Sino-French war.
Local Numbers:
USNM Accession Number 24739

USNM Catalog Number 152751
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sino-French War, 1884-1885  Search this
Circus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Woodblock prints
Citation:
MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7431
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MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b17164ac-4e87-44f4-b84e-b968aeb3cfff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7431

Beaded Vest

Collector:
Ruth D. Lionberger  Search this
Donor Name:
Hawthorne Daniel  Search this
Culture:
Sioux (Oceti Sakowin)  Search this
Object Type:
Vest
Place:
Norfolk, Near / Omaha, Near, Madison County / Douglas County, Nebraska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343158
USNM Number:
E421359-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35c0c3923-d36c-4f13-a1c4-9845090e2999
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454079
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Legging

Collector:
Ruth D. Lionberger  Search this
Donor Name:
Hawthorne Daniel  Search this
Culture:
Sioux (Oceti Sakowin)  Search this
Object Type:
Legging
Place:
Norfolk, Near / Omaha, Near, Madison County / Douglas County, Nebraska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343158
USNM Number:
E421360-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33dee9236-2ff5-443f-956f-84a04a85ee80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454081
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Pipe-Pouch

Collector:
Ruth D. Lionberger  Search this
Donor Name:
Hawthorne Daniel  Search this
Culture:
Sioux (Oceti Sakowin)  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe Bag
Place:
Norfolk, Near / Omaha, Near, Madison County / Douglas County, Nebraska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343158
USNM Number:
E421361-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f456461e-0ab2-4dc2-b3e4-89a9dc9b49b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454082
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Pipe-Pouch

Collector:
Ruth D. Lionberger  Search this
Donor Name:
Hawthorne Daniel  Search this
Culture:
Sioux (Oceti Sakowin)  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe Bag
Place:
Norfolk, Near / Omaha, Near, Madison County / Douglas County, Nebraska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343158
USNM Number:
E421362-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d9e9f853-4784-45a2-a476-b603e677999d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454083
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Stone Club

Collector:
Ruth D. Lionberger  Search this
Donor Name:
Hawthorne Daniel  Search this
Culture:
Sioux (Oceti Sakowin)  Search this
Object Type:
Club
Place:
Norfolk, Near / Omaha, Near, Madison County / Douglas County, Nebraska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
17 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343158
USNM Number:
E421363-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c51ba609-acd6-44a3-89d1-5e09beb84db7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454084
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Billet, Part of Arrow Maker's Tool Set

Collector:
Loren W. Green  Search this
Donor Name:
Loren W. Green  Search this
Culture:
Wintu, McCloud  Search this
Object Type:
Flaker
Place:
Baird (not certain), Shasta County / McCloud River, California, United States, North America
Accession Date:
20 May 1886
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
017414
USNM Number:
E126810-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ea145586-7933-4296-9d5a-7363e4c05d91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8333510
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Check List of Univalve Mollusca of North America (Fresh Water and Land Shells). Compiled from accessible records up to 1874. James Lewis, Mohawk, N.Y.

Container:
Box 71 of 74
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: CATALOGUES, REPORT BOOKS, INVOICES, LOG BOOKS, LISTS, AND RELATED MATERIALS, 1851-1937, AND UNDATED. / Box 71
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0073-refidd1e13379

House Model

Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Height - House, To Roof Peak:
35 cm
Height - Door Post:
54 cm
Width - House Front:
60 cm
Depth - House:
38 cm
Culture:
Haida  Search this
Object Type:
House Model / Crest Column Model
Place:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET24565-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d7a45bb8-8aa4-4fb5-a735-40d733a11134
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10202345

Indiana, Robert (correspondence)

Collection Creator:
Stable Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk 1953-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stable Gallery records
Stable Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92020f8ad-89cf-4e1d-895a-8752b1836861
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stabgall-ref197

Duck-Shaped Fishing Buoy, Wood Carving

Collector:
Commander Lester A. Beardslee  Search this
Donor Name:
U. S. Department of the Navy  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Float
Place:
Chichagof Island / Hoonah, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
31 Oct 1881
Collection Date:
1879 to 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010686
USNM Number:
E46476-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/327b5e37f-27b9-4bf6-8bad-17a4c34d8166
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8465494
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Shaman's Rattle Raven Rattle

Collector:
Commander Lester A. Beardslee  Search this
Donor Name:
U. S. Department of the Navy  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit, Hoonah  Search this
Object Type:
Rattle
Place:
Chichagof Island / Hoonah, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
31 Oct 1881
Collection Date:
1879 to 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010686
USNM Number:
E46479-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/394a6665c-da4e-4a12-9334-aed8b312ea2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8465497
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Indian Gambling-Sticks 1 Set

Collector:
Commander Lester A. Beardslee  Search this
Donor Name:
U. S. Department of the Navy  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit, Chilkat  Search this
Object Type:
Gambling Set
Place:
Chilkhat (Chilkat or Klukwan?), Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
31 Oct 1881
Collection Date:
1879 to 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010686
USNM Number:
E46487-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ae6ae028-7287-4fca-8110-94b5546b006f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8465505
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Labret, Oval

Collector:
Commander Lester A. Beardslee  Search this
Donor Name:
U. S. Department of the Navy  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit, Chilkat  Search this
Object Type:
Labret
Place:
Chilkaht (Chilkat or Klukwan?) (not certain), Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
15 Jun 1881
Collection Date:
1879 to 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
010350
USNM Number:
E58212-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a7d31b1b-c26a-4af2-bf61-ae47a16a86bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8470048
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MS 1387 Letter to William John McGee

Creator:
Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919  Search this
Addressee:
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Names:
Black Moon (Dakota)  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Sioux  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
Transmits small stone "idol" [tunkan--RDM] given to Allison in 1881 by the Hunkpapa chief, Black Moon.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1387
Local Note:
Autograph letter signed
Topic:
Amulets and fetishes -- Dakota  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1387, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1387
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3012dded4-551a-4bb0-8e1c-2237139563e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1387

Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
245 Linear feet ((375 boxes and 10 map drawers))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1878-1965
Summary:
The records in this collection embody the administrative functions of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1879 to 1965. The collection consists of correspondence, card files, registers, official notices, annual and monthly work reports, research statements, research proposals, grant applications, personnel action requests, notices of personnel action, meeting minutes, purchase orders and requisitions, property records, biographical sketches, resolutions, newspaper clippings, reviews of publications, drafts of publications, circulars, programs, pamphlets, announcements, illustrations, cartographic materials, photographic prints, photographic negatives, bibliographies, and reprinted publications.
Scope and Contents:
The records in this collection embody the administrative functions of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1879 to 1965. The collection consists of correspondence, card files, registers, official notices, annual and monthly work reports, research statements, research proposals, grant applications, personnel action requests, notices of personnel action, meeting minutes, purchase orders and requisitions, property records, biographical sketches, resolutions, newspaper clippings, reviews of publications, drafts of publications, circulars, programs, pamphlets, announcements, illustrations, cartographic materials, photographic prints, photographic negatives, bibliographies, and reprinted publications.

Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection. A significant portion of this correspondence originates from the Bureau's duty to field inquiries regarding North American aboriginal cultures and respond to requests relating to the duplication of BAE library and archival materials. Inquiries and requests, received from all parts of the world, were submitted by colleagues, museum curators and directors, students, professors, amateur archaeologists, government agents, military officials, Smithsonian Institution officials, artists, and members of the general public. Other correspondence reflects the Bureau's day-to-day operations and internal affairs. Subjects discussed in this correspondence include research projects, field expeditions, annual budgets, personnel matters, the acquisition of manuscripts, the disbursement of specimens, and production of BAE publications. Correspondence is occasionally accompanied by announcements, circulars, programs, pamphlets, photographs, drawings, diagrams, bibliographies, lists, newspaper clippings, and maps. Also among these records are the card files and registers of incoming and outgoing correspondence maintained by early BAE administrative staff. For a list of correspondents, see the appendix to this finding aid, available in the NAA reading room.

The majority of illustrations, artwork, and photographs that appear in this collection are associated with BAE publications, including BAE Annual Reports, BAE Bulletins, Contributions to North American Ethnology and Smithsonian Institution, Miscellaneous Collection. Maps located among the collection originate, by and large, from BAE field expeditions and research projects. BAE staff also amassed great quantities of newspaper clippings that concerned BAE research or points of interest. Of particular note are three scrapbooks comprised of clippings that relate to "mound builders" and the work of the BAE's Division of Mound Explorations.

Also worthy of note are the various records relating to the 1903 investigation of the BAE. Records related to the investigation highlight the Smithsonian Institution's longstanding dissatisfaction with the internal management of the BAE, its concerns over the BAE's loose relationship with the parent organization, and displeasure with the manner in which BAE scientific research was developing. Other materials of special interest are the various administrative records covering the period 1929 to 1946 and 1949 to 1965. The majority cover personnel matters; however, others justify the work of the BAE and bear witness to growing concerns that the BAE would eventually be absorbed by the Department of Anthropology within the United States National Museum.
Arrangement:
The collection has been arranged into the following 12 series: (1) Correspondence, 1897-1965; (2) Cooperative Ethnological Investigations, 1928-1935; (3) Miscellaneous Administrative Files, 1929-1946; (4) Miscellaneous Administrative Files, 1949-1965; (5) Records Concerning the Photographic Print Collection, 1899-1919; (6) Records Concerning Employees; (7) Fiscal Records, 1901-1902 and 1945-1968; (8) Records Relating to the 1903 Investigation of the BAE; (9) Property Records and Requisitions; (10) Clippings; (11) Publications; (12) BAE Library Materials, Pamphlets and Reprints
Administrative History:
The Bureau of Ethnology was established by an act of the United States Congress on March 3, 1879, but it was largely the personal creation of the geologist and explorer Major John Wesley Powell. His earlier explorations of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon formed the basis of the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. While exploring the area, Powell became alarmed at what he perceived to be the decline of the aboriginal way of life due to rapid depopulation. In a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, he warned that "in a few years, it will be impossible to study…Indians in their primitive condition, except from recorded history" (Hinsley). He urged swift government action; the result of which was the appropriation of $20,000 (20 Stat. 397) to transfer all documents relating to North American Indians from the Department of Interior to the Smithsonian Institution and its Secretary's appointment of Powell as director of the newly established Bureau of Ethnology, a position he held until his death in 1902. In 1897, its name was changed to the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) to underscore the limits of its geographical reaches.

Under Powell, the BAE organized the nation's earliest anthropological field expeditions, in which the characteristics and customs of native North Americans were observed firsthand and documented in official reports. Images of Indian life were captured on photographic glass plate negatives, and their songs on wax cylinder recordings. Histories, vocabularies and myths were gathered, along with material objects excavated from archaeological sites, and brought back to Washington for inclusion in the BAE manuscript library or the United States National Museum.

The fruits of these investigations were disseminated via a series of highly regarded and widely distributed publications, most notably BAE Annual Reports, BAE Bulletins, and Contributions to North American Ethnology. BAE research staff also responded routinely to inquiries posed by colleagues, government agencies, and the general public on matters ranging from artwork to warfare. Moreover, the BAE prepared exhibits on the various cultural groups it studied not only for the Smithsonian Institution, but also for large expositions held nationwide.

In 1882 Powell, under instruction of Congress, established the Division of Mound Explorations for the purpose of discovering the true origin of earthen mounds found predominately throughout the eastern United States. It was the first of three temporary, yet significant, subunits supported by the Bureau. Cyrus Thomas, head of the Division, published his conclusions in the Bureau's Annual Report of 1894, which is considered to be the last word in the controversy over the mounds' origins. With the publication of Thomas' findings, the Division's work came to a close.

The course of BAE operations remained largely the same under Powell's successors: W.J. McGee (acting director) 1902; William Henry Holmes, 1902-1910; Frederick W. Hodge, 1910-1918; J. Walter Fewkes, 1918-1928; Matthew W. Stirling, 1928-1957; Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr., 1957-1964; and Henry B. Collins (acting director), 1964-1965. However, following a 1903 internal investigation of the Bureau's administrative activities, Smithsonian officials called for a broader scope of ethnological inquiry and greater application of anthropological research methodologies. The BAE responded in 1904 by expanding agency activities to include investigations in Hawaii, the Philippines, and the Caribbean.

The BAE extended its geographical reaches once again, in the 1940s, to include Central and South America. In 1943, the Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) was established as an independent subunit of the Bureau for the purpose of developing and promoting ethnological research throughout the American Republics. The findings of ISA-sponsored investigations were published in the six volume series, Handbook of South American Indians (BAE Bulletin 143). Julian H. Steward, editor of the Handbook, was appointed director of ISA operations and held the position until 1946 when George M. Foster assumed responsibility. The ISA was absorbed by the Institute of Inter-American Affairs in 1952, thus terminating its relationship with the BAE.

In 1946 the BAE assumed partial administrative control of the recently established River Basin Surveys (RBS), its third and final autonomous subunit. The purpose of the RBS was to salvage and preserve archaeological evidence threatened by post-World War II public works programs, more specifically the rapid construction of dams and reservoirs occurring throughout the country. Excavations conducted under the RBS yielded considerable data on early North American Indian settlements, and subsequent deliberations on this data were published as reports in various BAE Bulletins.

In 1965, the BAE merged administratively with the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology to form the Office of Anthropology within the United States National Museum (now the Department of Anthropology within the National Museum of Natural History). The BAE manuscript library, also absorbed by the Department of Anthropology, became the foundation of what is today the National Anthropological Archives (NAA).

In its 86 year existence, the BAE played a significant role in the advancement of American anthropology. Its staff included some of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' most distinguished anthropologists, including Jeremiah Curtain, Frank Hamilton Cushing, J.O. Dorsey, Jesse Walter Fewkes, Alice Cunningham Fletcher, Albert H. Gatschet, John Peabody Harrington, John N.B. Hewitt, William Henry Holmes, Ales Hrdlicka, Neil Judd, Francis LaFlesche, Victor and Cosmo Mindeleff, James Mooney, James Pilling, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, Matthew Williams Stirling, William Duncan Strong, and William Sturtevant. The BAE also collaborated with and supported the work of many non-Smithsonian researchers, most notably Franz Boas, Frances Densmore, Gerard Fowke, Garrick Mallery, Washington Matthews, Paul Radin, John Swanton, Cyrus Thomas, and T.T. Waterman, as well as America's earliest field photographers such as Charles Bell, John K. Hillers, Timothy O'Sullivan, and William Dinwiddie. Several of its staff founded the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1880, which later became the American Anthropological Association in 1899. What is more, its seminal research continues to be drawn upon by contemporary anthropologists and government agents through the use of BAE manuscripts now housed in the NAA.

Sources Consulted:

Hinsley, Curtis. Savages and Scientists: The Smithsonian Institution and the Development of American Anthropology, 1846-1910. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.

McGee, WJ. "Bureau of American Ethnology." The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half-Century, pp. 367-396. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1897.

Sturtevant, William. "Why a Bureau of American Ethnology?" Box 286, Functions of the BAE, Series IV: Miscellaneous Administrative Files, 1948-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, National Anthropological Archives.
Related Materials:
Additional material relating to BAE administrative affairs and research projects can be found among the National Anthropological Archives' vast collection of numbered manuscripts. Too numerous to list in this space, these include official correspondence, monthly and annual work reports, fiscal records, field notes, personal diaries, expedition logs, catalogues of specimens, vocabularies, historical sketches, maps, diagrams, drawings, bibliographies, working papers and published writings, among various other material. Most of these documents are dispersed throughout the numbered manuscript collection as single items; however, some have been culled and unified into larger units (e.g., MS 2400 is comprised of documents relating to the Division of Mound Explorations). Artwork and illustrations produced for BAE publications are also located among the NAA's numbered manuscript collection as well as its photograph collection (e.g., Photo Lot 78-51 and Photo Lot 80-6).

Photographs concerning BAE research interests can be found among the following NAA photographic lots: Photo Lot 14, Bureau of American Ethnology Subject and Geographic File ca. 1870s-1930s; Photo Lot 24, BAE Photographs of American Indians 1840s to 1960s (also known as the Source Print Collection); Photo Lot 60, BAE Reference Albums 1858-1905; and Photo Lot 85, BAE Miscellaneous Photographs 1895 to 1930. Other photographic lots include portraits of BAE staff and collaborators, namely Photo Lot 33, Portraits of Anthropologists and others 1860s-1960s; Photo Lot 68, Portraits of John Wesley Powell ca. 1890 and 1898; and Photo Lot 70, Department of Anthropology Portrait File ca. 1864-1921.

Additional materials in the NAA relating to the work of the BAE can be found among the professional papers of its staff, collaborators and USNM anthropologists. These include the papers of Ales Hrdlicka, John Peabody Harrington, Otis Mason, J.C. Pilling, Matthew Williams Stirling, and William Duncan Strong. Documents relating to the work of the BAE can be found among the records of the River Basin Surveys (1928-1969) and the Institute of Social Anthropology (1941-1952).

Records related to this collection can also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA). SIA accession 05-124 includes information regarding the 1942 transfer of six audio recordings related to the Chumash Indian language from the Bureau of American Ethnology to the National Archives, nine pages of Chumash translations, and "The Story of Candalaria, the Old Indian Basket-Maker." The Fiscal and Payroll Records of the Office of the Secretary, 1847 to 1942 (Record Unit 93), includes voucher logs, disbursement journals and daybooks of money paid out to the BAE from 1890 to 1910. BAE correspondence can also be found among the Records of the Office of the Secretary (Record Unit 776, accession 05-162). The Papers of William Henry Holmes, second director of the BAE, are also located among the SIA (Record Unit 7084).

Accession records concerning artifacts and specimens collected by the BAE are located in the registrar's office of the National Museum of Natural History.

Related collections can also be found at the National Archives and Records Administration. RG 57.3.1, the Administrative Records of the United States Geological Survey, includes register of applications for BAE ethnological expositions conducted between 1879-1882. RG 75.29, Still Pictures among the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, includes 22 photographs of Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Navajo, and Apache Indians taken by William S. Soule for the BAE during 1868-1875. RG 106, Records of the Smithsonian Institution, includes cartographic records (106.2) relating to Indian land cessions in Indiana created for the First Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1881 (1 item); a distribution of American Indian linguistic stock in North America and Greenland, by John Wesley Powell, for the Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, ca. 1887 (1 item); a distribution of Indian tribal and linguistic groups in South America, 1950 (1 item); the Indian tribes in North America, for Bulletin 145, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1952 (4 items). Sound Recordings (106.4) include songs and linguistic material relating to the Aleut, Mission, Chumash, and Creek, gather by the BAE in 1912, 1914, 1930-41. Some include translations (122 items).
Provenance:
The Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology were transferred to the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives with the merger of the BAE and the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History in 1965. The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives was renamed the National Anthropological Archives in 1968.
Restrictions:
The Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology are open for research.

Access to the Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0155
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Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw391046c25-21e2-4334-a01f-9a6f734ae9cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0155
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George Catlin papers, undated

Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Seward, William Henry  Search this
Type:
Photogravures
Citation:
George Catlin papers, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Miniature painters  Search this
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Ethnological illustrators  Search this
Art and race  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5435
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209512
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Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209512
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston records, 1870-1973

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Subject:
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa)  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely  Search this
Sewall, Henry F.  Search this
Rowlands, Walter  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Stuart, Frederick T.  Search this
Walker, Charles Alvah  Search this
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Falconer, John Mackie  Search this
Farrer, Henry  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Citation:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston records, 1870-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9074
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211267
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Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211267

Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007

Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J.  Search this
Subject:
Horowitz, Margaret  Search this
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Magriel, Paul David  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adelson Galleries  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)369703
AAA_collcode_hororaym
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_369703
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Wood Carving - Shaman's Wand

Collector:
Commander Lester A. Beardslee  Search this
Donor Name:
U. S. Department of the Navy  Search this
Object Type:
Staff
Place:
Baranof Island / Sitka, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Sep 1880
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
009256
USNM Number:
E43247-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39e39ade1-be64-41a0-8837-83136e9087af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8462140
Online Media:

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