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Mexico

Creator:
Humes, Don, Seeley, California  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Letters
Place:
Mexico -- Archeology -- Pictographs
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of July and December 1954 and snapshots (13) and 8 x 10 in. print of pictographs in a cave in unspecified location in Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671 (part)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Letters
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39e2e8667-19da-4cc4-9b43-5af1e7385e9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref2

Photograph of petroglyph from Fort Stanton, New Mexico

Creator:
Heasley, Uno J. (U.S. Public Service, Fort Stanton, New Mexico)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Print
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
October 13, 1913
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Fort Stanton -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3693a6888-c82e-48d4-9255-f7c50822487c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref23

Pictographs from Three Rivers, New Mexico

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
7 Prints
1 Drawing
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Three Rivers -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32a97283b-d731-4236-934f-7ef68fcdb91c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref24

Photographs of pictographs from 3/4 mile Northeast of Rincon, Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Creator:
Erdis, E.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
10 Prints
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Dona Ana County -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34839f433-0010-4033-b167-a9d23d3093fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref25

Drawings of pictographs from Taos New Mexico

Creator:
Manby, A.R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Scope and Contents:
Includes acknowledgement from F.W. Hodge
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Taos -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34e598d2f-793d-464d-ae7f-8011937ba606
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref26

Miscellaneous photographs of pictographs, possibly from New Mexico

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
12 Prints
5 Negatives
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3611ac359-6b4f-4961-9ce5-4bc8524b1100
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1671-ref27

Drawings of pictographs from Northeast side of Taaiyalone, Corn Mountain, near Zuni, New Mexico

Creator:
Wiles, N.W. (U.S. Indian School, Blackrock, New Mexico)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1671, New Mexico
Topic:
New Mexico -- Zuni -- Archeology -- Pictographs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1671, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
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Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Stirling, Marion  Search this
Names:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Culture:
Olmec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Correspondence
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Mexico
Ecuador
Costa Rica
Panama
Date:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Summary:
The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001.

The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist, and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

Series 1. Field work, 1921-1998 (bulk 1921-1975) and undated, documents the archaeological expeditions undertaken by Matthew and Marion Stirling over a span of 40 years. This includes expeditions Matthew undertook prior to his marriage and collaboration with Marion to Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, and Florida, and extensive documentation of expeditions they embarked on together to Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

Series 2. Other travels, 1946-1972 is comprised of materials documenting trips the Stirlings took that, for the most part, did not include field work. This includes trips for both business and personal travel, however it was common for the two to overlap.

Series 3. Administrative files, 1924-1980 and undated is partly comprised of materials the Stirlings compiled and organized into an alphabetical filing structure and also of materials that are administrative in nature and did not directly relate to other categories outlined in this finding aid.

Series 4 Writings and lectures, 1925-1990 and undated, consists of articles, papers, drafts, and notes primarily written by Matthew Stirling, with some materials co-written by Marion, and documentation relating to presentations the Stirlings gave regarding their field work and other professional matters. Also included is material relating to films that were made about the Stirling's work.

Series 5. Personal and family materials, 1880-1996 and undated, consists of documents, photographs, and ephemera that are personal in nature. This includes items relating to Matthew Stirling's young life and family history, photographs, correspondence, and clippings relating to his extended family, and photographs of and correspondence from Matt and Marion's children.

Series 6. Anthropological journals, 1876-1959, consists of collections of anthropological journals collected and categorized for reference and research purposes.

Series 7. Marion Stirling Pugh, 1924-2004 (bulk 1948-2002) and undated, consists of materials relating to endeavors Marion undertook without Matthew, primarily relating to her participation in the Society of Women Geographers from 1948-2000 and her life after Matthew died in 1975 until her death in 2001.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 7 series: 1) Field work, 1921-1998 (bulk 1921-1975), undated; 2) Other travels, 1946-1972; 3) Administrative files, 1924-1980, undated; 4) Writings and lectures, 1925-1990, undated; 5) Personal and family materials, 1880-1996, undated; 6) Anthropological journals, 1876-1959; 7) Marion Stirling Pugh, 1924-2004 (bulk 1948-2002), undated.
Biographical note:
MATTHEW WILLIAMS STIRLING:

Matthew Williams Stirling, archaeologist and Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), was born on August 28, 1896 in Salinas, California. After serving as an Ensign in the Navy from 1917-1919, he graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1920 from the University of California, Berkeley studying under T.T. Waterman, Alfred L. Kroeber, and E.W. Gifford. From 1920-1921 he worked as a teaching fellow at the university, where he taught William Duncan Strong. Stirling's first tenure at the Smithsonian (then the U.S. National Museum (USNM)) was from 1921-1924, first as a museum aide, then as an Assistant Curator of Ethnology. While in the position he took night classes at George Washington University and received his M.A. in 1922. He received an honorary Sc.D. from Tampa University in 1943. In 1924, Stirling resigned his position at the museum and embarked on a journey to South American with his friend Perry Patton. From 1925-1927 he embarked on the Smithsonian sponsored American-Dutch Expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore the previously unknown interior region of Dutch New Guinea. Stirling was appointed Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution in 1928 and married Marion Illig in 1933. They worked together for the next 40 years studying Olmec culture and the connection to greater Mesoamerica and South America. They had two children (Matthew W. Stirling Jr. in 1938 and Ariana Stirling in 1942). Stirling retired as Director of the B.A.E. on December 31, 1957. He died January 23, 1975 in Washington, D.C.

Sources consulted:

Collins, Henry B. "Matthew Williams Stirling, 1896-1975." American Anthropologist, New Series, 78, no. 4 (1976): 886-88.

Coe, Michael D. "Matthew Williams Stirling, 1896-1975." American Antiquity 41, no. 1 (1976): 67-73.

MARION STIRLING PUGH:

Marion Stirling Pugh (nee Illig) was born in Middletown, New York on May 12, 1911. She graduated from Rider College in 1930 and came to Washington D.C. in 1931 where she took a job as a secretary to the Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Matthew Stirling. She attended night school at George Washington University from 1931-1933 where she studied anthropology, geology, and Russian. Marion and Matthew were married on December 11, 1933 and promptly embarked on a honeymoon expedition to Florida where Matthew was in charge of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. They worked together for the next 40 years studying Olmec culture and the connection to greater Mesoamerica and South America. They had two children (Matthew W. Stirling Jr. in 1938 and Ariana Stirling in 1942).

Marion was an active member of the Society of Women Geographers and was elected to the executive board in 1954. She served as president of the society from 1960-1963 and 1969-1972. She had a long-time association with the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. and in the 1970s established what would become the Latin American Research Fund to secure Latin American ethnographic textiles for the museum.

After Matthew's death in 1975, Marion married General John Ramsey Pugh in 1977. Pugh died in 1994. Marion continued to travel the world, including making a trip to Antarctica in her 80s, until her death on April 24, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona.

Sources consulted:

"Marion Stirling Pugh, 89." The Washington Post. May 11, 2001. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2001/05/11/marion-stirling-pugh-89/01329ba8-f32b-4d66-83fb-9f3c311aaefb/?utm_term=.ab20f25e060b (accessed May 16, 2019).

Conroy, Sarah Booth. "Archaeologist Marion Pugh, Digging Up Memories." The Washington Post. July 8, 1996. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1996/07/08/archaeologist-marion-pugh-digging-up-memories/09f465e7-5900-455e-bcd5-b81828a502d5/?utm_term=.703ff0e84313 (accessed May 16, 2019).

Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh Chronology

1896 August 28 -- Matthew Williams Stirling born in Salinas, California to Ariana and John Williams Stirling

1911 May 12 -- Marion Illig born in Middletown, New York

1914-1920 -- Matthew Stirling attended the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his B.A. in Anthropology in 1920. He studied under A.L. Kroeber, T.T. Waterman, and E.W. Gifford.

1917-1919 -- Matthew Stirling served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War I

1920 -- Matthew Stirling's travels to Europe with his parents

1920-1921 -- Matthew Stirling worked as teaching fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and taught William Duncan Strong

1921-1924 -- Matthew Stirling worked at the United States National Museum (USNM), first as a Museum Aide and then as an Assistant Curator of Ethnology

1922 -- Matthew Stirling received Master of Arts degree from George Washington University, studying under Truman Michelson Matthew Stirling went on a trip to the cave country of France and Spain with friend Perry J. Patton

1923 Winter -- Matthew Stirling sent by J. Walter Fewkes to excavate at Weedon (or Weeden) Island, Florida

1924 Spring -- Matthew Stirling resigned from his Smithsonian USNM post

1924 Summer -- Matthew Stirling conducted excavations in Mobridge, South Dakota

1924 July -- Matthew Stirling went on a trip to South America with friend, Perry J. Patton

1924 Winter -- Matthew Stirling continued excavations in Weedon Island, FL

1924-1925 -- Matthew Stirling sold real estate on Weedon Island, Florida to fund the expedition to Papua New Guinea in the winters of 1924 and 1925

1925-1927 -- Matthew Stirling organized and led the American-Dutch Expedition (or Smithsonian Institution-Dutch Colonial Government expedition) to Papua New Guinea

1928 -- Matthew Stirling named Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) at the Smithsonian Institution

1929 March-April -- Matthew Stirling surveyed mounds in Tampa Bay and Calusa areas of Florida

1930s -- Matthew Stirling conducted various archaeological excavations in Georgia and Florida under the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

1930 -- Marion Illig received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider College From February through April, Mathew Stirling conducted more work on Tampa Bay mounds in Florida In July, Matthew Stirling went to Marfa, Texas to examine pictographs in caves and also went to Deeth, Nevada

1931 September-1932 March -- Matthew Stirling a member of the Latin American Expedition to South and Central America. He studied the Tule/Kuna Indians in Panama and the Jivaro in Ecuador

1931-1933 -- Marion Illig moved to Washington D.C. to attend George Washington University and worked at the BAE as a secretary for Matthew Stirling

1933 December 11 -- Matthew and Marion Stirling married

1933 December-1934 May 5 -- Matthew Stirling supervised Federal Civil Works Administration (or Federal Emergency Relief Administration) projects in Florida, also called Florida Federal Relief (Bradenton, Perico Island, Canaveral Island, and Belle Glade) and BAE excavations in Macon, Georgia

1934 October -- Conducted archaeological work in King, Queen, and Halifax counties in Virginia and Granville City, North Carolina

1935 -- Matthew Stirling acted as the president of the Anthropological Society of Washington Expedition to Guatemala, Honduras, and Yucatan Peninsula to study the Maya and the Quché (or Quiche) Indians from January to February 15, 1935

1935-1936 -- Matthew Stirling acted as the vice president of the American Anthropological Association

1936 -- Matthew Stirling and WPA workers conducted archaeological surveys in southern Florida in July 1936 Matthew and Marion Stirling visited an excavation in Macon, Georgia in Fall 1936 Matthew Stirling supervised archaeological projects in Hillsborough and Dade Counties in Florida

1938 January-March -- Matthew and Marion Stirling take first field trip to Mexico, visiting Tres Zapotes

1938 December 24-1939 April 15 -- First Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico with C.W. Weiant. Excavated Tres Zapotes and discovered lower portion of Stela C

1939 -- Matthew Stirling received his first Franklyn L. Burr Award from the National Geographic Society

1939 December 26-1940 April 20 -- Second Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico with Dr. Philip Drucker. Excavated Cerro de las Mesas and La Venta

1940 December 29-1941 April 30 -- Third Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico with Dr. Philip Drucker. Excavated Cerro de las Mesas and Izapa

1941 -- Matthew and Marion Stirling received the Franklyn L. Burr Award from the National Geographic Society (shared with Richard Hewitt Stewart)

1942 April -- Matthew Stirling visited Dr. Philip Drucker at La Venta

1942 April-June -- Fourth Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico. Visited Tuxtla Gutierrez, Zoque, Tzotzil and Chamula Indians, and Palenque

1943 -- Fifth Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico with Dr. Waldo R. Wedel. Excavated La Venta Matthew Stirling awarded honorary Doctor of Science from Tampa University

1944 January 28-May -- Sixth Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico. Visited Michoacán, Jalisco, Uruapan, Tlaquepaque, and Tarascan Indians from Lake Pátzcuaro and conducted archaeological surveys in Southern Veracruz, Tabasco, and Campeche

1945 January 22-May 31 -- Seventh Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico. Excavated La Venta, San Lorenzo, Piedra Parada, and Tapachula

1946 January 26-April -- Eighth Smithsonian Institution/National Geographic Society Expedition to Mexico with Dr. Philip Drucker. Excavated San Lorenzo

1947 -- Matthew Stirling becomes Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology (title changed from "Chief")

1947 December-1948 -- First Smithsonian Institution/ National Geographic Society Expeditions to Panama including Cocle, Balboa, Chitre, Parita (Sixto Pinilla Place), Monagrillo, and El Hatillo

1949 -- Second Smithsonian Institution/ National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama

1951 -- Third Smithsonian Institution/ National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama

1953 -- Fourth Smithsonian Institution/ National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama

1954 -- Marion Stirling elected to the executive board of the Society of Women Geographers

1955 -- "Pan Am" (or Inter-American Highway) Road Trip

1956-1957 -- Smithsonian Institution/ National Geographic Society Expedition to Ecuador. Excavated in the ManabÍ Province

1957 December 31 -- Matthew Stirling retired as Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology

1958 -- Matthew Stirling received his third Franklyn L. Burr Award from the National Geographic Society

1960-1963 -- Marion Stirling acted as president for the Society of Women Geographers for the first time

1960-1975 -- Matthew Stirling's membership in the National Geographic Society Committee on Research and Exploration

1961 -- Trip to Mexico Marion Stirling's trip to Peru Matthew Stirling collaborated with Dr. L.S.B. Leakey through the NGS Committee on Research and Exploration

1963 -- Trip to Nicaragua

1964 -- Expedition to Costa Rica Trip to Asia

1967 -- International Tuna Match, Bahamas

1968 -- Trip to New Guinea Attended the Cultural Olympics in Mexico City

1969 -- Trip to Turkey, Bali, Etc.

1969-1972 -- Marion Stirling acted as president for the Society of Women Geographers for the second time

1972 -- Trip to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands Farmer finds upper portion of Stela C, confirming Matthew Stirling's original date as 31 B.C.

1972-1973 -- Trip to Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

1974 -- Marion Stirling established the Mexican Research Fund (now the Latin American Research fund) for the Textile Museum

1975 January 23 -- Matthew Williams Stirling died in Washington D.C.

1977 -- Marion Stirling married Major General John Ramsey Pugh

1985 -- Marion Stirling Pugh received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Peruvian Embassy

1994 -- Death of Major General John Ramsey Pugh Marion Stirling Pugh's trip to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

1995 -- Marion Stirling Pugh's trip to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands

1996 -- Marion Stirling Pugh's trip to China, and separately to Belize and Honduras

2001 April 24 -- Marion Stirling Pugh died in Tucson, Arizona
Separated Materials:
Film materials were transferred to the Human Studies Film Archive (HSFA).
Provenance:
The bulk of these papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 2016 by Matthew and Marion Stirling's grandchildren, Jessica Gronberg and Jeremy Withers.
Restrictions:
The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers are open for research.

The scrapbooks listed in Series 1.7 are restricted due to preservation concerns. Please contact the reference archivist for more information.

Access to the Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Occupation:
Women archaeologists  Search this
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2016-24
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31131a350-b4ba-421a-bc30-0ecfb99820e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2016-24

View of Rock with Pictographs

Creator:
Revilla, Guillermo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 003 in)
Container:
Box Arch:3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1934
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01731200
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Sonora -- Yaqui River
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Archeo Mexico BAE 3321 01731200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 3: Archaeology / Archeo Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33330d8dc-2829-4192-80a8-cc1adc69e35c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref16206

View of Rock with Pictographs

Creator:
Revilla, Guillermo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 003 in)
Container:
Box Arch:3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1934
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01731300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Sonora -- Yaqui River
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Archeo Mexico BAE 3321 01731300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 3: Archaeology / Archeo Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34053325f-fd81-4089-af7a-660d3562046d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref16207

Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection

Creator:
Wood, Charles Morgan  Search this
Extent:
142 Photographic prints
12 Copy negatives
Culture:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Hopi-Tewa  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
Nambe Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Hopi [First Mesa]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Santa Fe (New Mexico)
Walpi (Arizona)
Navajo Indian Reservation
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
1908-1925
Summary:
This collection includes photographic prints and copy negatives made by Charles Morgan Wood between 1908 and 1925 of indigenous communities and archaeological sites within Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The communities photographed include the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Tesuque Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Nambe Pueblo, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Laguna Pueblo, A:shiwi (Zuni), Hopi Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo.
Scope and Contents:
Series one includes photos taken in Arizona between 1908-1925. Photos include landscapes, buildings, and portraits of living communities posing or engaging in tasks, such as decorating pottery, blanket weaving, and grinding corn. The depicted communities include the Hopi-Tewa, Hopi Pueblo, and Diné (Navajo). Also included are photographs of archaeological sites within Arizona, including several pictographs at Betatakin. A few prints document the Diné (Navajo) mud-bathing for a head dance. Catalog numbers include N36036, N41315, P07121-P0145; P07152-P07168

Series two includes photos taken between 1920-1925 in New Mexico. Some photos depict archaeological sites and prehistoric ruins, including photos of the Bandelier National Monument, the Inscription Rock in El Morro, and cliff-dwellings in Rito de los Frijoles. This series also depicts houses, buildings, and portraits taken among living communities, including the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Isleta Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Taos Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, and K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo). Several photos also document women selling pottery and the A:shiwi (Zuni) rain dance. Catalog numbers include N36029-N36035; N36037-N36039; P07072-P07120; P07146-P0151; P07169-P07207.

Series three includes several photos of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, taken between 1920 and 1925. Structures include a view of a Spruce-tee house, Cliff palace, the Balcony house, and "Navajo Canon." Catalog numbers include P07066-P07071.

Prints include P07066-P07207. Copy negatives include N36029-N36039, N41315.
Arrangement:
Arranged intro three series geographically. Arranged by catalog number within each series.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Morgan Wood was born in 1879. He was a manufacturer and author from Dayton, Ohio. He retired to Tucson in 1923 where he pursued interests in writing, western history, and book collecting. At the time of his death in 1927, he was gathering material for a history of the Apache Indians.

Biography adapted from Arizona Historical Society.
Provenance:
Gift of Charles Morgan Wood, 1925.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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).

P07133 and P07139 are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Archeology -- Mesa Verde, Colorado  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.167; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.167
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44245b31a-42a3-4ea5-8657-83386fdc6554
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-167

Odd Halseth collection of negatives and photographs

Creator:
Halseth, Odd S.  Search this
Extent:
158 Negatives (photographic) (black and white)
4 Photographic prints (black and white)
Culture:
Puye Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Zia Pueblo  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui) [Pascua Yaqui]  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1920-1925
Summary:
The collection consists of negatives and photographs made by Halseth from 1920 to 1925 in Arizona and New Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of negatives and photographs made by Halseth from 1920 to 1925 in Arizona and New Mexico. The materials are primarily informal, outdoor group and individual portraits of Akimel O'odham (Pima), Diné (Navajo), Yoeme (Yaqui) [Pascua Yaqui], Piipaash (Maricopa), K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Zia Pueblo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), and Tesuque Pueblo men, women, and children. In addition among the Akimel O'odham photographs are depictions of dwellings, potters, ladle makers, baskets, the construction of an oven, food preparation, dwellings, and mattress factory wokers; among the K'apovi ceremonials and village views; among the Zia pottery and portraits of and paintings by Velino Shije Herrera; among the Jemez ceremonials and village views; among Kewa ovens; and among San Ildefonso village views and paintings by Awa Tsireh. The collection also includes photogrpahs depicting the pictographs at Puye.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N32893-N33051)

Prints Arranged by print number (P19345-P19346, P19630-P19631)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1893 in Moss, Norway, Halseth was an anthropologist, museum director, educator, author, art critic, and lecturer. As a young man he studied electrical engineering and anthropology in Germany and served both Norway and the United States during World War I. While in San Diego for military training, he met archaeologist Edgar L. Hewett and after the war accepted a position with Hewett as the curator of art at the San Diego Museum. In 1923, he moved to Santa Fe, where he was on both the staff of the School of American Research and the Museum of New Mexico. After four years, Halseth was appointed director of the newly established Arizona Museum in Phoenix and in 1929 initiated the excavation of the Pueblo Grande Indian ruins and founded the Pueblo Grande Museum. Halseth was also Phoenix's head archaeologist and superintendent of the city's Division of Archaeology. Active in his field, Halseth was a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, a member of the Society of American Archaeology, and the author of numerous publications on Arizona archaeology and indigenous arts and crafts. He retired in 1960.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic materials separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Odd Halseth collection of negatives and photographs, 1920-1925, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.038
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4ec35a040-8abe-41ff-9e12-5370dc81350c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-038

MS 3223 Color tracings of the Codex Colombino

Collector:
Saussure, Henri de, 1829-1905  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (tracings )
Culture:
Mixtec  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The manuscript relates the history of events in the 11th century dealing with the Lords of Tututepec. It was used as proof of ownership in a land dispute, and apparently at this time various figures were erased from the manuscript. (See historical note attached to tracings).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3223
Local Note:
ink and crayon or color pencil tracings on vellum
Topic:
Archeology -- Mixtec  Search this
Pictographs -- Mixtec Indians  Search this
Writing systems -- Mixtec  Search this
Codex Colombino  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 3223, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3223
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dfd37940-af89-4e93-ae15-fbb63667c30b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3223
Online Media:

Racist Phrase Found Etched on Native American Petroglyphs in Utah

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:13:59 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d67ef753fefda9e218c91bf82129d541

MS 3385 Photographic prints of Chaco ruins, New Mexico and print of pictograph (?) - human head carved on stone, full face outlined

Creator:
Groendyke, C.F.  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3385
Local Note:
Letter accompanying photos is in Smithsonian Institution-Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence, September 15, 1895, number 497.
Topic:
Archeology -- New Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3385, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3385
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32df756e5-ddb9-4eeb-adea-3197bdd91ed9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3385

MS 3444 Letter from Dr Edgar L. Hewett

Collector:
Kurtz, Alice W.  Search this
Creator:
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
January 28, 1912
Scope and Contents:
Incloses certificate signed by Miss Kurtz, stating that the "Mexican Pictograph" which was being kept for her by the Smithsonian Institution, was to be given to Dr Hewitt in case of her death. Certificate dated December 22, 1911.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3444
Local Note:
No such codex in Bureau of American Ethnology files, 1955.
Topic:
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3444, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3444
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bfa134d6-ecea-4877-8f7e-444cdd9d4348
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3444

Photographs of pictographs in cave to east of Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer:
Miller, Walter S.  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1948
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3497
Local Note:
Filed: Original prints, Mexico, Archeology.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Pictographs -- Mexico  Search this
Archeology -- Pictographs -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 3497, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3497
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31fec3f5c-2028-4c6c-8a9b-11abfef20fcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3497

Photographs of Indian cliff dwellings in the State of Sonora, Mexico and photographs of rock with petroglyphs at Yaqui River, Sonora, Mexico

Photographer:
Murillo, Angel Dr.  Search this
Correspondent:
Voetter, Thomas W.  Search this
Extent:
11 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1932 ?
Scope and Contents:
Also a letter from Thomas W. Voetter, American Consul, American Consulate, Guaymas, Mexico, to the Secretary of State in the U. S. regarding the ruins. Guaymas, Mexico, June 1, 1932. Typescript carbon copy letter. 2 pages and brief notes by Stirling and Judd, June 11, 1932 and June 14, 1932. Autograph document signed.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3321
Local Note:
Annotations in ink on back of the two petroglyph photos say, "Yaqui River, Sonora, Mex. see letter Guillermo Revilla" and "Yaqui River Sonora. Guillermo Revilla." It was not known in 1969 who Guillermo Revilla was.
Filed: Original prints, Mexico, Archeology.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- cliff dwellings -- Mexico  Search this
Pictographs -- Petroglyphs -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 3321, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3321
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34d1dbb9e-06f4-4218-9c59-cd16054f95cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3321

MS 250 Miscellaneous correspondence and photographs regarding the purchase of the so-called Codex Nuttall, etc

Creator:
Nuttall, Zelia, 1858-1933  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1907
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Various letters concerning the proposed purchase of the Codex Nuttall from Mrs. Zelia Nuttall through Mrs. Alice Fletcher. Another series of correspondence included concerns the financing of archaeological work in the area of the Pedregal outside of Mexico City by Mrs. Nuttall. The four photographs show a series of ceramic heads found in surface collections in that area. A single photograph shows the cover of the codex in question.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 250
Local Note:
Typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Pictographs -- Codex Nuttall  Search this
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 250, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS250
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw357dd2800-e508-4e1c-b3c9-1851c88fe764
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms250

MS 2417 Drawings of pictographs in New Mexico

Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
3 small blue prints and one tracing 15 x 20 in. Also original drawings.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2417
Local Note:
drawings
Topic:
Archeology -- Pictographs -- New Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2417, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2417
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3465870fb-ccd6-4cb7-8584-f519e20a0469
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2417
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