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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.
Topic:
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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:

Edward Norbeck photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley

Creator:
Norbeck, Edward, 1915-1991  Search this
Names:
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Cappannari, Stephen Clement  Search this
Carrasco Pizana, Pedro, 1921-2012  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957  Search this
Mandelbaum, David Goodman, 1911-1987  Search this
McCown, Theodore Doney, 1908-1969  Search this
Murphy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1924-1990  Search this
Norbeck, Edward, 1915-1991  Search this
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975  Search this
Extent:
10 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
1957
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Samuel Alfred Barrett, Stephen Cappannari, Pedro Carrasco, Alfred Louis Kroeber, Robert Harry Lowie, David G. Mandelbaum, Theodore D. McCown, Robert Francis Murphy, Edward Norbeck, and Leslie Alvin White while gathering for lunch at the Unviersity of California at Berkeley on April 7, 1957. Photographs were made at the university faculty club and near the temporary Department of Anthropology building. Norbeck was the photographer for almost all of the pictures; those that show Norbeck were made by either White or Cappannari.
Biographical/Historical note:
These photographs were made at the request of Leslie White, a visiting professor at the university, who wanted to add images of Kroeber and Lowie to his photograph collection of distinguished anthropologists. Norbeck believes these photographs of Lowie are among the last of him alive.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-68
Reproduction Note:
Prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1977.
General note:
Information about the event at which these photographs were made has been provided by Edward Norbeck in a letter to James Glenn, 1977.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Edward Norbeck's papers, 1950s-1970s.
Correspondence from Edward Norbeck can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers and the Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers.
Additional photographs of Kroeber and Lowie at the University of California, Berkeley, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 81-16.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo lot 77-68, Edward Norbeck photographs of anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-68
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a027a11e-492f-456e-8820-f9a6f46879bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-77-68

The Cayapa numeral system by S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
pages [395]-404 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1909
Topic:
Numeration  Search this
Cayapa Indians  Search this
Call number:
F3722.1.C3 B37 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941491

The Kratz creek mound group; a study in Wisconsin Indian mounds, by S.A. Barrett and E.W. Hawkes

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Hawkes, Ernest William 1883-  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. illus., XIX pl., fold. plan. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1919
[1919]
Topic:
Mounds  Search this
Call number:
GN795 .B37 1919
QH1.M63 vol.3, no.1X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260071

The Cayapa Indians of Ecuador / by S.A. Barrett ..

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., CXLII pl. on 77 leaves (part col. ; incl. plan~|~|~ tab.) : ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1925
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 40
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_943331

Certain mounds and village sites of Shawano and Oconto counties, Wisconsin / by S.A. Barrett and Alanson Skinner

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Author:
Skinner, Alanson 1886-1925  Search this
Physical description:
pages 404-552, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1932
Topic:
Mounds  Search this
Call number:
E74.W8 B25 1932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083067

Los indios cayapas del Ecuador / S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
407 p., [95] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Call number:
F3722.1.C3 B218 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795566

The Wintun Hesi ceremony / by S.A. Barrett

Title:
Hesi ceremony
Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[437]-488 p., plates 22-23 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1919
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Wintun dance  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
E99.W79 B37 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607405

Ceremonies of the Pomo Indians / by S. A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[397]-441 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1917
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Pomo dance  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
E99.P65 B15 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607410

The geography and dialects of the Miwok Indians / by S.A. Barrett. On the evidences of the occupation of certain regions by the Miwok Indians, by A.L. Kroeber

Title:
On the evidences of the occupation of certain regions by the Miwok Indians
Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Kroeber, A. L (Alfred Louis) 1876-1960 On the evidences of the occupation of certain regions by the Miwok Indians  Search this
Physical description:
[333]-380 p., [1] leaf of plates : map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1908
Topic:
Miwok languages  Search this
Call number:
E99.M69 B274 1908
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607505

Pomo Indian basketry / Samuel A. Barrett ; introduction, The human faces of Pomo Indian basketry by Sherrie Smith-Ferri

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Smith-Ferri, Sherrie 1958-  Search this
Smith-Ferri, Sherrie 1958- Human faces of Pomo Indian basketry  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 308 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
1908
C1996
Topic:
Pomo baskets  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506392

The Rudolph J. Nunnemacher collection of projectile arms / by John Metschl ; S.A. Barrett, editor ; Ira Edwards, assistant editor

Author:
Rudolph J. Nunnemacher Collection of Projectile Arms  Search this
Metschl, John 1892-  Search this
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Edwards, Ira  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
[1928]
Topic:
Weapons  Search this
Armor  Search this
Firearms--History  Search this
Firearms industry and trade  Search this
Firearms--Patents  Search this
Patents  Search this
Call number:
U804 .M66 1928
U804.M66 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401879

Material aspects of Pomo culture / S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (507 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463760

The dream dance of the Chippewa and Menominee Indians of northern Wisconsin / S. A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
p. 252-415 : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
1911
Topic:
Ojibwa dance  Search this
Menominee dance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472955

The Cudahy-Massee-Milwaukee Museum African Expedition, 1928-29 / S.A. Barrett, editor [and] Ira Edwards, assistant editor

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Edwards, Ira  Search this
Gromme, Owen J  Search this
Perkins, Irving J  Search this
Milwaukee Public Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[219]-589 p., 1 leaf of plates : ill. (1 col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Africa, Northeast
Date:
1930
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT365.2 .C96 1930
DT365.2.C96 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309405

Ancient Aztalan, by S.A. Barrett ..

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
602 p. illus., plates. (1 double) 2 maps (1 fold.) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wisconsin
Aztalan, Wisconsin
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Date:
1933
[1933]
Topic:
Earthworks (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
QH1.M63 vol.13X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254816

The dream dance of the Chippewa and Menominee Indians of northern Wisconsin, by S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[251]-406 p. illus., 25 pl. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1911
Topic:
Indian dance  Search this
Call number:
E98.D2B2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263100

Miwok material culture, by S.A. Barrett and E.W. Gifford

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Gifford, Edward Winslow 1887-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., [119]-376 p. illus., pl. XXVIII-LXXVI. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
[1933]
Call number:
E99.M69B27 1933
E99.W38B27 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263564

Pomo myths, by S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., 608 p. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
[1933]
Topic:
Legends  Search this
Call number:
E99.P65B27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263797

The Washo Indians, by S.A. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, S. A (Samuel Alfred) 1879-1965  Search this
Physical description:
52 p., 13 leaves of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
[1917]
Topic:
Washo baskets  Search this
Call number:
E99.W38 B27 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263993

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