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“To honor and remember”: An ethical awakening to African American remains in museums

Author:
Sholts, Sabrina B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2024
Citation:
Sholts, Sabrina B. 2024. "“To honor and remember”: An ethical awakening to African American remains in museums." American Journal of Biological Anthropology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24943.
Identifier:
172226
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24943
ISSN:
2692-7691
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_172226

Handbook of North American Indians records

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Editor:
Goddard, Ives, 1941-  Search this
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Extent:
513 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 513 linear feet with 11 boxes of oversized material, four boxes of rolled maps and three large map folders )
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Bibliographies
Correspondence
Financial records
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Maps
Photographs
Publications
Research
Date:
circa 1966-2008
Summary:
This collection is comprised of the working records of the Handbook of North American Indians, the unpublished photographs, published photographs, editorial correspondence, Illustrations and Bibliographic research as well as administrative files and linguistics research.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of the working records of the Handbook of North American Indians, which includes published and unpublished photographs, editorial correspondence, illustrations, bibliographic and linguistic research, and administrative files. The total extent of the collection is 513 linear feet with 11 boxes of oversized material, four boxes of rolled maps and three large map folders.

Series 1: Published photographs (78.75 linear feet) contains the printed, photocopied or digital representations of the photographs and illustrations published in The Handbook of North American Indians (HNAI). The series also contains the correspondence and documentation surrounding the research and use of these images. The files are organized by published volume (culture area or special topic), chronologically by publication date and, therein segmented alphabetically by chapter author. Authors who have contributed multiple chapters within the same volume are further delineated by the chapter title.

Series 2: Unpublished photographs (91.5 linear feet) contains original photographs, photocopied images and/or digital representations of the photographs and illustrations not published in The Handbook of North American Indians (HNAI). It is primarily the result of research trips made by Joanna Cohan Scherer, Illustrations Researcher from 1970-2006. The series also contains the correspondence and documentation surrounding the accession of these images and their potential use in the HNAI project or future use by the NAA.

Series 3: Photo repository files (16 linear feet) contains an alphabetical listing of repositories or photographers that were utilized or inventoried in the collecting of the photographs for volume publication and research. Each file represents a discreet repository- files are arranged alphabetically. Folders contain correspondence, newspaper clippings and company information when available.

Series 4: Central editorial files (134 linear feet) contains the working files of various editors within the office of the Handbook of North American Indians. Within this series you will find correspondence with chapter authors, manuscript edits and related research. Folder titles are organized first by volume publication date, beginning with Volume 8- California and those volumes are organized alphabetically by the last name of each chapter author. Further chapter organization is delineated in the following manner: the front folder contains an original working copy of the chapter manuscript and a bibliography, the second folder contains a file copy of the manuscript and three smaller folders titled: "orthography", "illustrations" and "correspondence". The final portion of the chapter folders consists of the superseded manuscript text.

Series 5: General Editor files (30 linear feet) contains the files of William C. Sturtevant as they relate to his work as General Editor for the Handbook of North American Indians. This material was packed in the order in which it was found in the sub-office of the General Editor. The General Editor oversaw the production of all volumes of HNAI. Included are superseded files from the Indians in Contemporary Society Volume, volume reviews, original author questionnaires for the soliciting of volume contributors as well as a number of research publications.

Series 6: Linguistic Editor files (9 linear feet) consists of files from the office of Linguistic Editor Dr. Ives Goddard. Included are orthographies, alphabets, typologies and personal names gathered in the publication of all volumes of the Handbook of North American Indians but mostly focused on the Language Volume.

Series 7: Managing Editor files (5 linear feet) consists of the files from Dr. Ives Goddard's time as the managing editor of the Handbook. Correspondence, volume production schedules and chapter edits can be found in this series. The managing editor took over the role of the general editor.

Series 8: Editorial assistant files (24 linear feet) consists of the files of Editorial Assistant Paula Cardwell. Ms. Cardwell worked as the assistant to General Editor William C. Sturtevant. This series is unprocessed.

Series 9: Illustrator research files (9 linear feet and 11 boxes of oversized materials) contains the files associated with the illustrations research function of the Handbook of North American Indians office. It is comprised heavily of correspondence with chapter authors and of oversized illustrations for the volumes.

Series 10: Bibliographer files (3 linear feet) contains the files of bibliographer Cesare Marino and others who helped to compile the bibliographies for all volumes of the Handbook.

Series 11: Bibliographic card files and lists (18 linear feet) consists of the Bibliographic card files created to organize the information content of the handbook volumes and stored for potential use in the unpublished Bibliography volumes 19 and 20. This series is unprocessed.

Series 12: Coordinator files (3 linear feet) consists of the papers of the HNAI coordinator office and includes documents related to typesetting, printing, indexing, schedules and documentation of the Handbook publication practices. These files were maintained by Dianne Della-Loggia.

Series 13: Administrative (13 linear feet) consists of the administrative papers of the Handbook of North American Indians office and were maintained by administrator Melvena Jackson. This series is unprocessed.

Series 14: Quarterly reports (3 linear feet) consistss of the quarterly financial reports of the Handbook office from 1976 to 1992.

Series 15: Vertical file (16 linear feet) contains published reference data for use in the making of HNAI, including scholarly articles, research and other publications. This series is unprocessed.

Series 16: Maps (4 boxes of rolled maps and 3 folders of annotated maps).
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 16 series: 1) Published photographs; 2) Unpublished photographs; 3) Photo repository files; 4) Central editorial files; 5) General Editor files; 6) Linguistic Editor files; 7) Managing Editor files; 8) Editorial assistant files; 9) Illustrator research files; 10) Bibliographer files; 11) Bibliographic card files and lists; 12) Coordinator files; 13) Administrative; 14) Quarterly reports; 15) Vertical file; 16) Maps.
Historical Note:
The Handbook of North American Indians, originally a project of the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology, was transferred to the Center for the Study of Man upon its organization in the late 1960's. With the center's winding down in the late 1970's, the Handbook was returned to the Department of Anthropology. William C. Sturtevant was Editor from the inception until 2007. The office of the Handbook was concerned with the production of a multivolume work intended to supersede F.W. Hodge's two-volume Handbook of Indians North of Mexico, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30, 1907-1910. The Handbook office was terminated in December of 2007 having published 15 of the planned 20 volumes.

1966 -- William C. Sturtevant officially named general editor

1968 -- Office of the Handbook is established

1970 -- First staff member hired by Sturtevant- Joanna Cohan Scherer

1972 -- First manuscript submitted to the Office, April 28

1978 -- California volume published Northeast volume published

1979 -- Southwest volume published

1981 -- Subarctic volume published

1983 -- Second Southwest volume published

1984 -- Arctic volume published

1986 -- Great Basin volume published

1988 -- History of Indian-White Relations volume published

1990 -- Northwest Coast volume published

1996 -- Languages volume published

1998 -- Plateau volume published

2000 -- Plains volume published

2004 -- Southeast volume published

2006 -- Environment, Origins and Populations volume published

2007 -- General Editor William C. Sturtevant retires in January General Editor William C. Sturtevant Passes away on March 2nd Office terminated in December

2008 -- Indians in Contemporary Society volume published
Provenance:
These records from the Office of the Handbook of North American Indians were moved in November of 2008 from the office of the Handbook of North American Indians to the National Anthropological Archives at the Museum Support Center.
Restrictions:
Advanced notice must be given to view portions of the collection stored off-site. Consult the reference archivist for more information.
Rights:
The NAA does not own rights to many of the photographs and illustrations in Series 1 Published Photographs and Series 2: Unpublished Photographs. Permission to use photographs must be obtained from the corresponding repository and or source (ie photographer and or anthropologist). Photographers and anthropologists who contributed their original material often gave permission for the Smithsonian to freely use their materials, corresponding catalog cards will often indicate whether there are restrictions on use.

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Genre/Form:
Articles
Bibliographies
Correspondence
Financial records
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Maps
Photographs
Publications
Research
Citation:
Handbook of North American Indians records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2008-25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39244069f-8786-4b72-b3bb-b4d9a7841bcd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2008-25

River Basin Surveys records

Creator:
River Basin Surveys  Search this
Names:
Committee for the Recovery of Archaeological Remains  Search this
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers  Search this
United States. Bureau of Reclamation  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
424 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
North America
Date:
1928-1969
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of the files of the central office and field offices, including many administrative files. Also included are several site files that include photographs and completed forms for data collected in the field and the laboratory. Mostly these include material collected by Smithsonian employees. There are also materials collected by archeologists outside the Smithsonian. For the most, however, this later type of material was retained by the many institutions that sponsored the work. The files of Harold A. Huscher and Carl Miller were separated because of their continued work on the data they contain.

Huscher's material largely concerns work along the Chattahoochee River. Miller's files mainly concern work in Virginia and North Carolina. Both of these men's papers also include material concerning some of their earlier work. Miller's papers, for example, include data concerning his archeological work for the Work Projects Administration. Similarly, some of Director Frank Harold Hanna Robert's documents concerning work not related to the RBS have been incorporated in the records of the Washington office.

Much of the material regarding sites is controlled by the system for designating sites developed by the Smithsonian. This consists of a three-part code that includes a number to indicate the state, an alphabetical abbreviation to indicate county, and a number for each site within a county.

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.
Historical Note:
The creation of the River Basin Surveys (RBS) grew out of preliminary work by the Committee for the Recovery of Archaeological Remains, an ad hoc group of anthropologists sponsored by the American Anthropological Association, Society for American Archaeology, and the American Council of Learned Societies, with liaison members from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Research Council. The committee's concern was the preservation of archaeological evidence threatened by public works programs, especially the construction of dams and reservoirs, that were carried out after World War II.

The result of the committee's work was a cooperative arrangement, called the Inter-Agency Salvage Program, among the Smithsonian, the National Park Service, the Corps of Engineers, many universities, and other public and private organizations to exchange information and finance and carry out salvage archeological work throughout the United States. The RBS was organized in 1946 to carry out the Smithsonian's part of the program. It was particularly active in field work in the Missouri Basin, states of the West Coast, Texas, and southeastern states. Initially, the arrangement was for the National Park Service to handle the financing of the work, using its own funds and requesting additional funds from other agencies. In time, the Park Service bore virtually all direct costs in its own budget, providing the RBS with funds and making contracts with state and other organizations to carry out part of the archeological work. In the mid-1950s, the Park Service became increasingly involved in field work and took over some of the field offices of the RBS.

Through most of its existence, the RBS was an autonomous unit of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Headquarters were in Washington, D. C. and from that office were carried out many of the projects not within areas of field offices. There was a major field office in Lincoln, Nebraska, that directed work in the Missouri Basin, and there were also field offices for relatively short periods of time in Austin, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon, that directed work in Texas and parts of the West Coast. When the Bureau was disbanded in 1965, the RBS became a unit of the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology (Department of Anthropology since 1968). In 1966, the headquarters were moved to Lincoln and, in 1968, the RBS was placed administratively under the director of the National Museum of Natural History. In 1969, the RBS was transferred to the National Park Service, but provision was made for the deposit of its records and manuscripts in the Smithsonian.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Bureau of American Ethnology records. Information about the Committe for the Recovery of Archaeological Remain may be found in the Frederick Johnson papers.
Restrictions:
The River Basin Surveys records are open for research.

Access to the River Basin Surveys records requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
River Basin Surveys records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1973-13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3376322b4-ab45-4ee9-af67-d9183f873ebf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1973-13

The construction of gender and the experience of women in American Indian societies

Publisher:
D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 312 pages 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1996
Topic:
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Femmes--Conditions sociales  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America--Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
E98.W8 C66 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1166992

From colonial acquistions to cosmopolitan exhibitions

Author:
Kuper, Adam  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 415 pages illustrations (black and white) 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2023
Topic:
Ethnological museums and collections--History  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Cultural property--Government policy  Search this
Cultural property--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisition--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Ethnologie--Musées et collections--Histoire  Search this
Ethnologie--Musées et collections--Aspect moral  Search this
Musées--Acquisition--Aspect moral  Search this
Patrimoine culturel--Politique gouvernementale  Search this
Patrimoine culturel--Aspect moral  Search this
Musées--Acquisitions--Aspect moral  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1161056

Navajo men as weavers

Writer of added commentary:
Stiver, Louise  Search this
Thomas, Wesley 1954-  Search this
Publisher:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
9 pages illustrations (some color), portraits 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1999
Topic:
Navajo male weavers  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Navajo textile fabrics  Search this
Tisserands navajo  Search this
Textiles et tissus navajo  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1166334

Creeks and other Southeastern native Americans: a bibliography

Author:
Kanen, Ronald  Search this
Simpson, Charles  Search this
Author:
Richardson, Sue B  Search this
Daniels-Sakim, C. Randall  Search this
Illustrator:
Johns, Mary  Search this
Physical description:
126 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Bibliographie
Bibliographies
Place:
Southern States
États-Unis (Sud)
Date:
1983
Topic:
Creek Indians--Language  Search this
Muskogean languages  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Five Civilized Tribes  Search this
Langues muskogee  Search this
Peuples autochtones  Search this
Cinq tribus civilisées  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1166910

Native peoples arts and lifeways

Title:
Native peoples magazine
Native peoples arts & lifeways
Author:
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art  Search this
Heard Museum  Search this
Native American Communication Career Development Inc  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1987
2016
C1987-
Call number:
E75.A1 N275
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404784

Geisha Hairstyling (ca. 1927)

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2011-10-19T13:49:50.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Anthropology  Search this
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Human Studies Film Archives
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edanmdm:yt_0hbRio-qbpc

1960 Paris, France Part 3

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-12-29T04:05:26.000Z
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1976 Tokyo, Japan Part 7

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2016-05-13T18:13:49.000Z
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1946 San José Pt. 1 - Costa Rica

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2013-08-07T17:20:41.000Z
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1976 Tokyo, Japan Part 9

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2016-06-17T15:53:50.000Z
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1967 Railroads are Fun: Circus Trains

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-05-06T17:06:12.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Tractor Square Dance, Early, Iowa (1957)

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-07-02T00:47:25.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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1976 Tokyo, Japan Part 4

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2016-03-11T18:11:59.000Z
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1958 Guatemala Map - Guatemala

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2013-07-01T18:25:52.000Z
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Kazmain Shrines, Baghdad, Iraq, 1956

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2008-04-22T14:54:10.000Z
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Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency, 1908 (clip)

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2018-12-13T14:16:31.000Z
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1960 Monaco

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Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2015-01-03T23:30:28.000Z
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