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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Huntington Free Library  Search this
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Collector:
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Former owner:
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Extent:
400 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Date:
1890-1998
Summary:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Scope and Contents:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Arrangement:
The MAI, Heye Foundation records have been arranged into 21 series and 50 subseries: Series 1: Directors, 1908-1990 (1.1: George Gustav Heye, 1863-1962, 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett, 1943-1960, 1.3: Frederick Dockstader, 1950-1976, 1.4: Alexander F. Draper, 1972-1977, 1.5:Roland W. Force, 1963-1990, 1.6: George Eager, Assistant Director, 1977-1990) Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1916-1990 (2.1: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1990, 2.2: Individual Board Correspondence, 1943-1990, 2.3: Subject Files, 1917-1990) Series 3: Administrative, 1916-1989 (3.1: Subject Files, 1904-1991, 3.2: Personnel, 1956-1991, 3.3: Legal, 1900-1989, 3.4: Task Force, 1976-1986, 3.5: George Abrams, 1980-1991) Series 4: Financial, 1916-1990 (4.1: Ledgers, 1900-1962, 4.2: Correspondence, 1905-1985, 4.3: Subject Files, 1916-1990) Series 5: Expeditions, 1896-1973Series 6: Collectors, 1872-1981Series 7: Registration, 1856-1993Series 8: Collections Management, 1937-1988Series 9: Curatorial, 1963-1990 (9.1: Curatorial Council, 1973-1990, 9.2: Gary Galante, 1979-1991, 9.3: Mary Jane Lenz, 1974-1994, 9.4: James G. E. Smith, 1963-1990, 9.5: U. Vincent Wilcox, 1968-1984, 9.6: Anna C. Roosevelt, 1973-1988) Series 10: Exhibits, 1923-1991 (10.1: MAI Exhibits, 1923-1990, 10.2: Non-MAI Exhibits, 1937-1991) Series 11: Public Programs, 1935-1990Series 12: Publications, 1904-1994 (12.1: Annual Reports, 1917-1989, 12.2: Publications by MAI, 1904-1990, 12.3: Publications by Other Sources, 1881-1990, 12.4: Administration, 1920-1988, 12.5: Archival Set of Official Publications, 1907-1976) Series 13: Public Affairs, 1938-1991Series 14: Development, 1927-1991 (14.1: Administration, 1979-1990, 14.2: Donors, 1978-1990, 14.3: Fundraising, 1973-1990, 14.4: Grants, 1970-1990, 14.5: Subject Files, 1976-1990) Series 15: Other Departments, 1914-1990 (15.1: Archives, 1914-1990, 15.2: Conservation, 1972-1989, 15.3: Education, 1921-1990, 15.4: Indian Information Center, 1977-1989, 15.5: Museum Shop, 1947-1989, 15.6: Photography, 1918-1990, 15.7: Physical Anthropology, 1919-1956) Series 16: Huntington Free Library, 1926-1991Series 17: Museum Relocation, 1969-1992 (17.1: Subject Files, 1979-1990, 17.2: American Museum of Natural History, 1980-1987, 17.3: Dallas, Texas, 1984-1987, 17.4: Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1990, 17.5: U.S. Custom House, 1977-1990, 17.6: Other Locations, 1974-1987) Series 18: MediaSeries 19: PhotographsSeries 20: Miscellaneous, 1837-1990Series 21: Oversize, 1873-1972 (21.1: Maps, 1873-1975, 21.2: Miscellaneous, 1884-1982)
History of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was established by wealthy collector George Gustav Heye in 1908. Heye began collecting American Indian artifacts as early as 1897 and his collection rapidly increased over the next several years. Based in New York, Heye bought collections and documentary photographs, sponsored expeditions, and traveled and collected items himself. In addition, once MAI was established he sponsored numerous expeditions across the Western Hemisphere, including North American, Canada, South America and Central America.

From 1908 to 1917 Heye housed his artifacts on temporary loan at the University of Pennsylvania's University Museum, Pennsylvania, in lofts on East 33rd Street in New York City, and at other depositories. In 1917, the collections moved from his apartment to their permanent museum location at Audubon Terrace, at 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. The museum, containing ethnographic and archaeological collections from North, Central and South America, opened to the public in 1922. Less than ten years later, Heye completed a storage facility in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx, known as the Research Branch. Heye served as Chairman of the Board and Museum Director until his death in 1957. After growing concern about the financial and other management of the collections came to a head, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 and in 1994 opened exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green near New York City's Battery Park. The Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland later opened in 1999 and the main Washington, DC museum opened in 2004.

Please visit the following links for more information about the history of the museum; History of the Collection, Collections Overview, and Significance of the Collection. Moreover, for information about how the museum currently cares for and exhibits the collection, please see the Conservation department and recent entries regarding Exhibitions and Conservation on the NMAI Blog. In addition, see portions of the NMAI Archive Center's collections highlighted in the SIRIS Blog.
Related Materials:
In 2004, the Huntington Fee Library, once part of the MAI/Heye Foundation, was transferred to the Cornell University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. While this collection mainly contained books, it also contained a significant amount of archival materials. The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America, as well as contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection. Further information about the collection and links to finding aids can be found here: rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL_old.html.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
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Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
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Indians of Central America  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv412df8cf1-44c0-41fd-9101-eefb477e5aef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001
Online Media:

Human Studies Film Archives: A Celebration of Its 40th Anniversary

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-02-17T16:47:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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HSFAFilmClips
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_4NFdGAMoPJs

The Lincoln Assassination: Was Mary Surratt a Conspirator?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-04-14T16:07:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianMagazine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMagazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_O0_3IdFT4LY

The Natural Hair Movement Takes Root

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-06-07T18:35:50.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianMagazine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMagazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_c3Q_DGGm7nA

Arrowhead

Donor Name:
Ms. Dorsey  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Forestville, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1883
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
013454
USNM Number:
A61766-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fe4c785b-13d1-4f06-b47e-bf72068952cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8306971
Online Media:

Arrowhead

Donor Name:
Ms. Dorsey  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Forestville, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1883
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
013454
USNM Number:
A61767-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d22d316b-ca55-4a8c-b829-d469ac3096ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8306972
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Point, serrated blade, Kirk type

Donor Name:
Ms. Dorsey  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Forestville, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1883
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
013454
USNM Number:
A61768-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/355f9e568-5811-4eea-b980-ca0ed6a50012
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8306973
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Arrowhead

Donor Name:
Ms. Dorsey  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Forestville, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1883
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
013454
USNM Number:
A61769-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3da45ba5d-a089-4176-b23e-284f0a13bd4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8306974
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Ceremonial (Axe) Bannerstone

Donor Name:
Stanley E. Gary  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Bannerstone
Place:
Howard County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1883
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
013643
USNM Number:
A61956-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3362a7695-b683-4eae-a2fb-9142b10b9e5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8307188
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First Joint Archaeology Congress, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989

Container:
Box 20 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 20
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-002-refidd1e10689

Points - Quartz

Donor Name:
George J. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Montgomery County (not certain), District Of Columbia (not certain) / Maryland (not certain), United States, North America
Accession Date:
1866
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00084
USNM Number:
A1558-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ddfdfdfd-ad9c-411f-bff8-a7c58042e706
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027485
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Points, rhyolite

Donor Name:
George J. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Montgomery County (not certain), District Of Columbia (not certain) / Maryland (not certain), United States, North America
Accession Date:
1866
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00084
USNM Number:
A1560-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de9616f9-aa51-4111-8794-b9e1c15adaed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027716
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Arrowpoints; Stew B. Rhyolite

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216090-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3da747ff8-fad1-473d-aa74-9125d2316d2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8051643
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Small Points; Drills Rhyolite

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216091-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3771568c6-9c67-49f4-9a4b-a8db207ecdcc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8051644
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Broken Bifaces & Point, Rhyolite

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Biface/Point
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216092-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c4683050-4fb8-4fb4-aaaf-9a25110c1ba6
EDAN-URL:
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Rude Pieces Of White Quartz-Workshop Refuse.

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Core
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216094-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d57996a9-12b5-4bff-97a0-8b02195e1c48
EDAN-URL:
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Arrowpoints; White Quartz.

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216095-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33873a950-d87e-4e42-a929-40ef971448a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8051648
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Fragment Of Pottery Pipe bowl

Donor Name:
Mr. William H. Holmes  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Frederick County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1902
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
039269
USNM Number:
A216098A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c49eebb8-7531-4286-8cb9-7bcfc158dea6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8051652

Folsom Type Point

Donor Name:
Howard A. Maccord  Search this
Culture:
Paleo-American  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Charles County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
16 May 1941
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
159927
USNM Number:
A382705-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bba07738-600b-48b7-89d4-d357363237ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8127015
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Projectile Points/1 lot

Collector:
Richard G. Slattery  Search this
Donor Name:
Richard G. Slattery  Search this
Site Name:
Walker Site No. 2  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Nov 1957
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
217907
USNM Number:
A417624-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36e68fd12-437d-43ee-8e3a-44147a6a8a39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8166359
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