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Charles Sheeler papers

Creator:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Eidlitz, Dorothy  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Newhall, Nancy Wynne.  Search this
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941  Search this
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
Waters, George  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Photographer:
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Date:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. There are photographs of Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

Biographical materials date from 1875, and 1928-1965, and include funeral records, medical records, insurance, tax, and scattered financial records. There is one folder of records relating to artwork and exhibitions, as well as Sheeler's numerous certificates, prizes and awards, and the condolence book used at his funeral.

Correspondence consists of Sheeler's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1937-1966 with friends, artists, dealers, collectors, photographers, and curators. Notable correspondents include Ansel Adams, Walter and Louise Arensberg, William Lane, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, George Waters, William Carlos Williams, and Edward Weston. The series also includes correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Sheeler's biographer Constance Rourke, and with publishers, editors, children, and the general public. Lastly, there are condolence letters written to Musya Sheeler following Sheeler's death in May 1965.

Writings include Sheeler's journal dating from the 1950s-1963 and two notebooks containing notes, addresses, recipes, etc. Also found are Sheeler's writings on artists, drafts for articles, and a manuscript and notes for an autobiography that Sheeler wrote for Harcourt Brace. The autobiography became the basis for Constance Rourke's biography Charles Sheeler: Artist in the American Tradition published in 1938. The writing series also includes a short story by Musya Sheeler, and an illustrated short story by friend Dorothy Eidlitz.

The scrapbook series contains two oversize scrapbooks dating from 1930s-1960s that include newspaper and magazine clippings about Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition announcements and brochures, a poem, and a thank you letter from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Additional printed materials date from 1923-1966 and document Sheeler's numerous exhibitions, notably his partnership with Edith Halpert and the Downtown Gallery. Found here are clippings, copies of magazines, exhibition announcements and catalogs, museum bulletings, books, and miscellaneous items.

Photographs date from circa 1840s-1963 and include photographs of Sheeler's family, of Sheeler, and of Sheeler with friends and colleagues. There is one daguerreotype, two ambrotypes, and two tintypes of Sheeler's family and of Sheeler as a child. There are copyprints of these originals. Additional photographs are of Sheeler's mother and father (or possibly Sheeler's grandparent), of Sheeler, of Sheeler with his wife Musya, Sheeler with William Lane, Sheeler with Edward Weston, and Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The series also includes photographs of Sheeler's collection of Shaker furniture, and photographs of exhibitions.

Artwork by Sheeler dates from circa 1930s-1960s and includes artifacts of manufactured pieces based on his industrial designs. Found are a glass tumbler, salt and pepper shakers, a tea spoon, fabrics designed by Sheeler, and sketches. The series also includes a drawing by Peggy Bacon and a photograph by Minor White.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series. Materials are arranged by material type and chronologically or alphabetically thereafter:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1875, 1928-1965 (Boxes 1, 5, OV10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1966 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1930s-1965 (Boxes 1-2 ; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930s-1960s (Boxes 2, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1966 (Boxes 2-4, 7; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840s-1963 (Box 4, OV11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1930s-1960s (Boxes 4-5, 8-9, OV12-OV14; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Painter, photographer, lithographer and designer, Charles Rettew Sheeler Jr. was born on July 16, 1883 to Mary Cunningham Sheeler and Charles Rettew Sheeler in Philadelphia. He attended the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia from 1900-1903 and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under William Merritt Chase. He found early success as a painter and exhibited at the Macbeth Gallery in 1908.

Around 1910 Sheeler took up photography, and by 1912 financially supported himself photographing buildings for local Philadelphia architects. The following year, Sheeler exhibited six paintings at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. In the mid 1910s, Sheeler began to collect American antiques, and by the 1920s was actively acquiring Shaker crafts and furniture.

In 1916, Sheeler was hired by Marius de Zayas of the Modern Gallery in New York to photograph objects and artwork. From 1917-1924, he worked as the staff photographer for the Modern Gallery and moved to New York in 1918. In 1920, Sheeler was hired as a still photographer for The Arts Magazine.

In 1926, Sheeler was hired by Edward Steichen to work as a fashion and celebrity photographer for Conde Nast Publications. His photographs were regularly featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair, but Sheeler also worked as a still life photographer for numerous advertising agencies. The following year, he was commissioned by the advertising firm N.W. Ayer and Son to photograph Ford Motor Company's new plant at River Rouge.

While working as a photographer, Sheeler continued to paint and used the subjects and composition of his photographs as a basis for his painting. His paintings Skyscrapers, 1922; Upper Deck, 1929; and American Landscape, 1930 are examples of Sheeler's technique of merging photographic imagery with painting and his overall precisionist style.

In 1931, upon the advice and guidance of Edith Halpert of the Downtown Gallery, Sheeler began to paint more often and to photograph less. Halpert became Sheeler's primarily dealer, and from 1931-1966 regularly exhibited his paintings and drawings. With Halpert's support, Sheeler produced Classic Landscape, 1931; American Interior, 1934; Silo, 1938; Amoskeag Canal, 1948; and Convolutions, 1952. In addition to Sheeler's partnership with Halpert, his work was exhibited by other galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.

In 1939, Sheeler married his second wife, Musya Metas Sokolova (1908-1981) and, in 1942, the couple moved to Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. Sheeler continued to paint and photograph until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1959. After 1959, Sheeler remained active exhibiting his artwork until his death on May 7, 1965 in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections that are related to Charles Sheeler.

There are two oral history interviews with Sheeler conducted by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey in December 1958, and by Martin Friedman in June 1959. The Archives also has the records of the Macbeth Gallery, which include a substantial amount of correspondence with Sheeler from 1907-1921, and the Downtown Gallery records, which also include correspondence with Sheeler, photographs of Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition publications, clippings, press releases, and audio visual materials dating from 1904-1972.

Also found in the the Archives is a loan of Charles Sheeler letters filmed on reel NY/59-5 containing letters written by Sheeler to his psychologist and art collector, Dr. Helen Boigon, art student George Craven, and friend William Carlos Williams, all dating from 1939-1958. There is a collection of six letters of Sheeler letters addressed to Doris Royce, possibly an art critic, dating from 1949-1957. Miscellaneous manuscript collections include one letter written by Sheeler to E.P. Richardson in 1958, and another letter written to Frank Crowninshield in September, 1939.
Separated Material:
Portions of Sheeler's papers that were originally loaned for microfilming were not included in the later gifts and are available only on microfilm reel NSH-1. A watercolor study microfilmed on reel 1811 was later transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. These materials are not described in the container list of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Charles Sheeler's wife Musya initially loaned the papers to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1958, 1965, and 1966. In June, 1966, she donated most of the earlier loaned materials. In 1964, Sheeler's friend Howard Lipman donated three photographs of Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The third accrual was transferred to the Archives by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library in June 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Citation:
Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sheechar
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Charles Sheeler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97080c38f-51c0-443b-808a-a0c408c8352d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheechar
Online Media:

Two 1761 Wigwams at Niantic, Connecticut

Author:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1975
Citation:
Sturtevant, William C. 1975. "Two 1761 Wigwams at Niantic, Connecticut." American Antiquity, 40, (4) 437–444.
Identifier:
94377
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_94377

Cultural Keystone Places and the Chumash Landscapes of Kumqaq', Point Conception, California

Author:
Rick, Torben C.  Search this
Braje, Todd J.  Search this
Graham, Lain  Search this
Easterday, Kelly  Search this
Hofman, Courtney A.  Search this
Holguin, Brian E.  Search this
Mychajliw, Alexis M.  Search this
Reeder-Myers, Leslie  Search this
Reynolds, Mark D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2022
Citation:
Rick, Torben C., Braje, Todd J., Graham, Lain, Easterday, Kelly, Hofman, Courtney A., Holguin, Brian E., Mychajliw, Alexis M., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, and Reynolds, Mark D. 2022. "Cultural Keystone Places and the Chumash Landscapes of Kumqaq', Point Conception, California." American Antiquity, 87, (3) 487–504. https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2021.154.
Identifier:
167188
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2021.154
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_167188

Finding solace in the soil an archaeology of gardens and gardeners at Amache Bonnie J. Clark

Author:
Clark, Bonnie J  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xvi, 207 pages) illustrarions
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Colorado
Amache
Date:
2020
Topic:
Garden archaeology  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Ethnoarchaeology  Search this
Japanese Americans--Antiquities  Search this
Japanese Americans--History  Search this
Japanese Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Relogement et internement forcés, 1942-1945  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--General  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156443

Society for American Archaeology records

Correspondent:
Basto, Arthur  Search this
Bauxar (Finkelstein), J. Joe  Search this
Beardsley, Richard K. (Richard King), 1918-1978  Search this
Barnett, Homer Garner, 1908-  Search this
Bartel, Brad  Search this
Bartlett, Katherine  Search this
Bass, George F.  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Chapman, Carl H. (Carl Haley), 1915-1987  Search this
Cheek, Anetta L.  Search this
Clark, M. Margaret  Search this
Clements, Forrest Edward  Search this
Bell, Earl H.  Search this
Bell, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1914-2006  Search this
Chambers, Moreau Browne Congleton  Search this
Champe, John L. (John Leland), 1895-  Search this
Antle, H.R.  Search this
Ayres, J.E.  Search this
Anderson, Duane  Search this
Angus, John A.  Search this
Bailey, John H.  Search this
Bennett, John William  Search this
Babcock, Willoughby M.  Search this
Baerreis, David A., 1916-1989  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Adams, Richard E.W.  Search this
Barka, Norman F.  Search this
Adovasio, J. M.  Search this
Amsden, Charles  Search this
Deuel, Thorne, 1890-  Search this
Di Peso, Charles Corradino  Search this
DeJarnette, David Lloyd  Search this
Dellinger, Samuel Claudius  Search this
Day, H. Summerfield  Search this
Dean, Jeffrey S.  Search this
Davis, Edward Mott  Search this
Davis, Hester A., 1930-  Search this
Dworsky, Don  Search this
Dyck, Ian  Search this
Downer, Alan  Search this
Dumand, Don E.  Search this
Dixon, Keith A.  Search this
Dorrance, Frances  Search this
Dickson, Don F.  Search this
Dincauze, Dena F.  Search this
Cooper, Paul L. (Paul Lemen), 1909-1961  Search this
Cook, Persifor M.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Colton, Harold Sellers, 1881-1970  Search this
Collier, Donald, 1911-1995  Search this
Cole, Fay-Cooper  Search this
Coggins, Clemency  Search this
Davidson, D. S.  Search this
Daugherty, Richard D.  Search this
Daniels, Helen Sloan  Search this
Cummings, Calvin R.  Search this
Culbert, T. Patrick  Search this
Cross, Dale R.  Search this
Cordell, Linda S.  Search this
Corbyn, Ronald C.  Search this
Greywacz, Kathryn B.  Search this
Green, Ernestene  Search this
Grayson, Donald K.  Search this
Goodyear, Albert C.  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Gladwin, Harold Sterling  Search this
Gladfelter, Bruce G.  Search this
Gilbert, William Harlen, 1904-1988  Search this
Gerald, Rex E.  Search this
Garvey, Robert R.  Search this
Gaines, Sylvia W.  Search this
Beals, Ralph L. (Ralph Leon), 1901-1985  Search this
Frost, Janet A.  Search this
Frost, Everett  Search this
Frison, George C.  Search this
Brew, J. O. (John Otis), 1906-1988  Search this
Breternitz, Donald A.  Search this
Buckner, John L.  Search this
Broadbent, Sylvia M.  Search this
Boudeman, Donald O.  Search this
Blossom, F.H.  Search this
Bray, Warwick  Search this
Brand, Donald Dilworth  Search this
Black, Glenn A. (Glenn Albert), 1900-1964  Search this
Birdsell, Joseph B.  Search this
Blom, Frans  Search this
Bliss, Robert Woods  Search this
Berlin, Heinrich  Search this
Bennett, Wendell Clark, 1905-1953  Search this
Berry, J. Brewton  Search this
Bernal, Ignacio  Search this
Ford, Richard I.  Search this
Fowler, Don D.  Search this
Fox, George R.  Search this
Fisher, Reginald G.  Search this
Fitting, James E.  Search this
Flannery, Kent Vaughn  Search this
Cahill, Edgar D.  Search this
Campbell, Elizabeth W.C.  Search this
Cate, William  Search this
Fewkes, Vladimir Jarolslav  Search this
Buikstra, Jane E.  Search this
Burrill, A.C.  Search this
Butler, Mary  Search this
Byers, Douglas S., 1903-1978  Search this
Farrand, William R.  Search this
Fejos, Paul, 1897-1963  Search this
Dyson, Robert H.  Search this
Edwards, Robert Q.  Search this
Eggan, Fred, 1906-1991  Search this
Ellis, H. Holmes  Search this
Ezell, Paul Howard  Search this
Fagan, Brian M.  Search this
Fairbanks, Charles H. (Charles Herron), 1913-1985  Search this
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968  Search this
Creator:
Barnett, Clifford  Search this
Society for American Archaeology  Search this
Eaton, Jack  Search this
Names:
American Antiquity  Search this
Society for American Archaeology  Search this
Extent:
195.75 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-2010
Summary:
This collection consists of the records of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and documents the activities of the officers of SAA and the editors of the journal American Antiquity. Materials include minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial records, memorandums, contracts and journals.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the records of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and documents the activities of the officers of SAA and the editors of the journal American Antiquity. Materials include minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial records, memorandums, contracts and journals.

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.
Arrangement:
Portions of this collection are unprocessed. Please contact the repository for further information.

Earlier accessions, containing records dating from 1935-1985, have been arranged in the following proposed series: (1) Records of the secretary-treasurer, 1935-1947; (2) treasurer's records, 1935-1950; (3) executive committee meeting minutes, 1961-1978; (4) records concerning annual meetings, 1935-1978; (5) records concerning nominations and elections, 1971-1978; (6) secretary's general correspondence, 1968-1978; (7) secretary's correspondence with SAA presidents, 1970-1978; (8) correspondence with affiliated organizations, 1968-1976; (9) secretary's subject files, undated; (10) records relating to committees, undated; (11) records relating to constitutional revision, undated; (12) copies of legislation; resolutions, undated; (13) antiquities actions, 1970-1976; (14) financial statements and treasurer's correspondence with the secretary, 1968-1977: (15) membership records, 1970-1977; (16) records concerning publications, 1970-1977; (17) field school lists, 1968-1979; (18) indexes and other compilations regarding executive committee and annual meeting actions; (19) executive committee meeting minutes, 1945-1976; (20) records concerning publications, 1970-1977; (21) field school lists, 1968-1979; (22) indexes and other compilations regarding executive committee and annual meeting actions; (23) executive committee meeting minutes, 1945-1978, 1980; (24) material relating to executive committee and annual meetings, including some reports, 1978-1983; (25) secretary's subject file, ca.1967-1983; (26) procedural materials; (27) material relating to proposals from and contract with management firm, 1983; (28) printed and processed material; (29) chairperson's records of the Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology; (30) Fred Wendorf's files, 1972-1981; (31) records of the Committee on Public Archaeology, 1969-1981; (32) videocasettes and photographs, 1985; (33) editor's files; (34) Don D. Fowlers files; and (35) materials relating to American Antiquity.
Historical note:
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization with over 7,000 members. Founded in 1934, the SAA is "dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas."
Restrictions:
Some material may be restricted. Contact the repository for further information.

Access to the Society for American Archaeology records requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Scholarly periodicals  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
Society for American Archaeology records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1980-55
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ccc0ebcc-5b11-45ba-84c1-b305f9db853d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1980-55

Advances in Brazilian Archeology, 1935-1985

Author:
Meggers, Betty J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Meggers, Betty J. 1985. "Advances in Brazilian Archeology, 1935-1985." American Antiquity, 50 364–373.
Identifier:
96705
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_96705

Folder 2 American Academy of Arts and Sciences - American antiquities

Container:
Box 4 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1927. Arranged Alphabetically. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e454

American Antique Brass Co. New York

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Brass, Bronze, and Copper, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Brass, Bronze, and Copper
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Brass, Bronze, and Copper / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep895132b57-9213-40ec-8461-c137938602d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-brass-ref525

James Henri Howard Papers

Creator:
Howard, James H., 1925-1982 (James Henri)  Search this
Correspondent:
Woolworth, Alan R.  Search this
Weslager, C.A.  Search this
Witthoft, John, 1921-1993  Search this
Swauger, James Lee  Search this
Turnbull, Colin  Search this
Horn, Frances L.  Search this
Garcia, Louis  Search this
Fogelson, Raymond D.  Search this
Hodge, William  Search this
Hayink, J.  Search this
Feder, Norman  Search this
Ervin, Sam J. Jr  Search this
Feraca, Stephen E., 1934-  Search this
Feest, Christian F.  Search this
Cree, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Edward Mott  Search this
De Busk, Charles R.  Search this
Iadarola, Angelo  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
Bunge, Gene  Search this
Cavendish, Richard  Search this
Clifton, James A.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Blake, Leonard W.  Search this
Dean, Nora Thompson  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Smith, John L.  Search this
Swanton, John Robert  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Peterson, John H.  Search this
Paredes, J. Anthony, 1939- (James Anthony)  Search this
Schleisser, Karl H.  Search this
Reed, Nelson A.  Search this
Medford, Claude W.  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Opler, Morris Edward  Search this
Nettl, Bruno, 1930-  Search this
Kraft, Herbert C.  Search this
Johnson, Michael G.  Search this
Lindsey-Levine, Victoria  Search this
Kurath, Gertrude  Search this
Adams, Richard N. (Richard Newbold), 1924-  Search this
Allen, James H.  Search this
Barksdale, Mary Lee  Search this
Battise, Jack  Search this
Names:
Lone Star Steel Company  Search this
Extent:
10.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Shawnee  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Oto  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Date:
1824-1992
bulk 1950-1982
Summary:
To a considerable degree, the James H. Howard papers consist of manuscript copies of articles, book, speeches, and reviews that document his professional work in anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, archeology, linguistics, musicology, and folklore between 1950 and 1982. Among these are a few unpublished items. Notes are relatively scant, there being somewhat appreciable materials for the Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Dakota, Omaha, Ponca, Seminole, and Shawnee. The chief field materials represented in the collection are sound recordings and photographs, but many of the latter are yet to be unidentified. A series of color photographs of Indian artifacts in folders are mostly identified and represent the extensive American Indian Cultural collection of costumes and artifacts that Howard acquired and created. Other documents include copies of papers and other research materials of colleagues. There is very little original material related to archeological work in the collection and that which is present concerns contract work for the Lone State Steel Company.
Scope and Contents:
The James Henri Howard papers document his research and professional activities from 1949-1982 and primarily deal with his work as an anthropologist, archeologist, and ethnologist, studying Native American languages & cultures. The collection consists of Series 1 correspondence; Series 2 writings and research, which consists of subject files (language and culture research materials), manuscripts, research proposals, Indian claim case materials, Howard's publications, publications of others, and bibliographical materials; Series 3 sound recordings of Native American music and dance; Series 4 photographs; and Series 5 drawings and artwork.

Howard was also a linguist, musicologist, and folklorist, as well as an informed and able practitioner in the fields of dance and handicrafts. His notable books include Choctaw Music and Dance; Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion; and Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe and its Cultural Background.

Some materials are oversize, specifically these three Winter Count items: 1. a Dakota Winter Count made of cloth in 1953 at the request of James H. Howard, 2. a drawing of British Museum Winter Count on 4 sheets of paper, and 3. Photographs of a Winter Count.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 5 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1960-1982, undated; Series 2. Writings and Research, 1824-1992; Series 3. Sound Recordings, 1960-1979; Series 4. Photographs, 1879-1985; Series 5. Drawings and Artwork, 1928-1982.
Chronology:
1925 -- James Henri Howard was born on September 10 in Redfield, South Dakota.

1949 -- Received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska.

1950 -- Received his Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska and began a prolific record of publishing.

1950-1953 -- Began his first professional employment as an archaeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum in Bismarck.

1955-1957 -- Was a museum lecturer at the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum.

1957 -- James H. Howard received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys in the summer.

1957-1963 -- Taught anthropology at the University of North Dakota.

1962 -- Chief archeologist at the Fortress of Louisberg Archeological Project in Nova Scotia.

1963-1968 -- Taught anthropology at the University of South Dakota; State Archeologist of South Dakota; Director of the W. H. Over Dakota Museum.

1963-1966 -- Director of the Institute of Indian Studies, University of South Dakota.

1968-1982 -- Associate professor of anthropology at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater (became a full professor in 1971).

1979 -- Consulted for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

1982 -- Died October 1 after a brief illness.
Biographical/Historical note:
James H. Howard was trained in anthropology at the University of Nebraska (B.A., 1949; M.A., 1950) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1957). In 1950-1953, he served as archeologist and preparator at the North Dakota State Historical Museum; and, in 1955-1957, he was on the staff of the Kansas City (Missouri) Museum. During the summer of 1957, he joined the staff of the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys. Between 1957 and 1963, he taught anthropology at the Universtity of North Dakota. Between 1963 and 1968, he served in several capacities with the University of South Dakota including assistant and associate professor, director of the Institute of Indian Studies (1963-1966), and Director of the W.H. Over Museum (1963-1968). In 1968, he joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, where he achieved the rank of professor in 1970. In 1979, he was a consultant for exhibitions at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Howard's abiding interest were the people of North America, whom he studied both as an ethnologist and archeologist. Between 1949 and 1982, he worked with the Ponca, Omaha, Yankton and Yaktonai Dakota, Yamasee, Plains Ojibwa (or Bungi), Delaware, Seneca-Cayuga, Prairie Potatwatomi of Kansas, Mississipi and Oklahoma Choctaw, Oklahoma Seminole, and Pawnee. His interest in these people varied from group to group. With some he carried out general culture studies; with other, special studies of such phenomena as ceremonies, art, dance, and music. For some, he was interest in environmental adaptation and land use, the latter particularly for the Pawnee, Yankton Dakota, Plains Ojibwa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and Ponca, for which he served as consultant and expert witness in suits brought before the United Stated Indian Claims Commisssion. A long-time museum man, Howard was also interested in items of Indian dress, articles associated with ceremonies, and other artifacts. He was "a thoroughgoing participant-observer and was a member of the Ponca Hethuska Society, a sharer in ceremonial activities of many Plains tribes, and a first-rate 'powwow man'." (American Anthropologist 1986, 88:692).

As an archeologist, Howard worked at Like-a-Fishhook Village in North Dakota, Spawn Mound and other sites in South Dakota, Gavin Point in Nebraska and South Dakota, Weston and Hogshooter sites in Oklahoma, and the Fortess of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. He also conducted surveys for the Lone Star Steel Company in Haskall, Latimer, Le Flore and Pittsburg counties in Oklahoma.
Related Materials:
Howard's American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts, that he acquired and created during his lifetime, is currently located at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In Boxes 19-21 of the James Henri Howard Papers, there are photographs with accompanying captions and descriptions in binders of his American Indian Cultural Collection of Costumes and Artifacts that his widow, Elfriede Heinze Howard, created in order to sell the collection to a museum.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Henri Howard's wife, Elfriede Heinz Howard, in 1988-1990, 1992, & 1994.
Restrictions:
The James Henri Howard papers are open for research. Access to the James Henri Howard papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Folklore -- American Indian  Search this
Powwows  Search this
Citation:
James Henri Howard Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1994-30
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John Kenneth Byard papers, 1908-1960

Creator:
Byard, John Kenneth, 1886-1959  Search this
Subject:
Jetté, Ellerton Marcel  Search this
McClure, J. Reed  Search this
Moore, Cornelius C.  Search this
Wasserman, Otto M.  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Adler, A. M. (Abraham M)  Search this
Flynt, Henry N. (Henry Needham)  Search this
Hanan, Robert B.  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Kenneth Byard papers, 1908-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208997
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Art Market
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Archives of American Art
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John Gaines account book, 1712-1759

Creator:
Gaines, John, 1677-1750  Search this
Citation:
John Gaines account book, 1712-1759. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210332
AAA_collcode_gainjohn
Theme:
Craft
Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art
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Clay Lancaster papers, 1958

Creator:
Lancaster, Clay, 1917-2000  Search this
Subject:
Lesley, Miriam L.  Search this
Citation:
Clay Lancaster papers, 1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architectural writing  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9732
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212031
AAA_collcode_lancclay
Theme:
Research and writing about art
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Archives of American Art
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
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Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Paradigms Lost—Paradigms Found?

Author:
Meltzer, David J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Meltzer, David J. 1981. "Paradigms Lost—Paradigms Found?" American Antiquity, 46 622–625.
Identifier:
96829
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_96829

The Archaeology of Interaction: Views from Artifact Style and Material Exchange in DorsetSociety

Author:
Odess, Daniel  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Odess, Daniel. 1998. "The Archaeology of Interaction: Views from Artifact Style and Material Exchange in DorsetSociety." American Antiquity, 63, (3) 417–435.
Identifier:
131935
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
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Subsistence in the Florida Archaic: The Stable Isotope and Archaeological Evidence from the Windover Site

Author:
Tuross, Noreen C.  Search this
Fogel, Marilyn L.  Search this
Newsom, L.  Search this
Doran, G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1994
Citation:
Tuross, Noreen C., Fogel, Marilyn L., Newsom, L., and Doran, G. 1994. "Subsistence in the Florida Archaic: The Stable Isotope and Archaeological Evidence from the Windover Site." American Antiquity, 59, (2) 289–303.
Identifier:
56309
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
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The Standardization Hypothesis and Ceramic Mass Production: Technological, Compositional, and Metric Indices of Craft Specialization at Tell Leilan, Syria

Author:
Blackman, M. James  Search this
Stein, G. S.  Search this
Vandiver, Pamela B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1993
Citation:
Blackman, M. James, Stein, G. S., and Vandiver, Pamela B. 1993. "The Standardization Hypothesis and Ceramic Mass Production: Technological, Compositional, and Metric Indices of Craft Specialization at Tell Leilan, Syria." American Antiquity, 58, (1) 60–79.
Identifier:
56553
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_56553

Atalla: A Center on the Periphery of the Chavín Horizon

Author:
Burger, Richard L.  Search this
Matos, Ramiro  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2002
Citation:
Burger, Richard L. and Matos, Ramiro. 2002. "Atalla: A Center on the Periphery of the Chavín Horizon." Latin American Antiquity, 13, (2) 153–177.
Identifier:
89449
ISSN:
1045-6635
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_89449

MS 2205 Copies of Alexander von Humboldt collection of Mexican pictographic manuscripts

Collector:
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859  Search this
Artist:
von den Steinen, Wilhelm, 1854-1934  Search this
Names:
Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922  Search this
Extent:
18 Drawings (pencil, ink, watercolor)
2 Photocopies (photostats)
Culture:
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photocopies
Works of art
Facsimiles (reproductions)
Place:
North America
Mexico
Date:
circa 1904
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 18 drawings and 2 photostats. The drawings are copies of fragments of Aztec manuscripts collected by Alexander von Humboldt and donated to the Royal Library of Berlin (now the Berlin State Library or Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) in 1806. The drawings were made by Wilhem von den Steinen from the originals in the Royal Library. They were commissioned by Eduard Seler and the Bureau of American Ethnology to illustrate Seler's article "Mexican Picture Writings of Alexander von Humboldt" in the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin, 28, (1904).

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:
Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian naturalist and geographer who traveled extensively in Central and South America. The records and studies he made during his travels helped establish physical geography and geophysics as disciplines. His writings such as Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland and Kosmos also contributed to make him one of the foremost scholars of the 19th century.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2205
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds material related to the publication of these materials in BAE Bulletin 28 in MS 3251 Miscellaneous material used in Bulletin 28, Mexican and Central American Antiquities, Calendar Systems and History.

The British Museum holds copies of the Humboldt collection drawn by Agostino Aglio for Lord Kingsborough in MS 8882.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Works of art
Drawings
facsimiles (reproductions)
Citation:
MS 2205 Copies of Alexander von Humboldt collection of Mexican pictographic manuscripts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2205
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Current research: lower Central America

Author:
Cooke, Richard G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1977
Citation:
Cooke, Richard G. 1977. "Current research: lower Central America." American Antiquity, 42, (2) 281–283.
Identifier:
107302
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_107302

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