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MS 7551 Donald Croom Beatty: Alabama's Aviator, Explorer, and Inventor

Creator:
Carmichael, Mary Alice Beatty  Search this
Names:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
137 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
Feb. 1, 1988
Scope and Contents:
Includes chronology, biographical text, and copies of documents.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatty donated the collections he made in Latin America to the Smithsonian.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7551
Local Note:
Electrostatic copy of typescript document in spiral binding
Topic:
South America -- Exploration and travel  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7551, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7551
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw383021e60-15c6-43a1-972e-7daf30a51c3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7551

MS 7315 Material relating to the Beatty Latin American Expedition, 1931-1932

Creator:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
88 Pages
Culture:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes diary entries, letters, word lists, and notes. Although the material was sent to the archives as "field notes on the Jivaro collection of Donald C. Beatty, 1931, accession 341,779, catalog 420,836-421,072," it actually includes historical data and data on nonmaterial aspects of Jivaro life. Regarding the Indians, it has information on customs ranging from childbirth to sex differences. There is also a description of Iquitos as well as miscellaneous other material.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7315
Local Note:
Xerox copies of typescripts
Rights:
Use of document is limited to examination. Cannot be reproduced.
Topic:
Iquitos (Ecuador)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7315, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7315
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fad6f4d6-91e0-499f-822c-72f82b44b42e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7315

Donald Croom Beatty photographs of South American expedition

Creator:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
9 Negatives (nitrate)
150 Copy prints (circa)
237 Negatives (acetate)
Culture:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Amazon River Region
Date:
circa 1931
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of photographs depicting of South American Indigenous peoples, made during Donald Croom Beatty's South American expedition. It includes images of Jivaro (Shuar) people, as well as their boats, houses and villages. Additional photographs depict members of the expedition and the Amazon River.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Croom Beatty (1900-1980) was an American aviator who flew to South America in 1931 as part of a trade delegation. His expedition was endorsed by Major Leslie Barbrook of the National Geographic Society and Matthew Stirling (chief ethnologist for the Smithsonian Institution) and was funded by J. P. Morgan. The expedition explored the interior of the continent and acquired the first photographs and motion-picture recordings of the Jivaro (Shuar) people, as well as the collection of artifacts and live animal specimens from the Amazon River region. The expedition also led to Beatty's induction as a "fellow" to both The Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographical Society.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-43
Reproduction Note:
Prints made by Smithsonian Institution from Beatty's negatives, circa 1982
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Material relating to Beatty's Latin American Expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7124, MS 7315 and MS 7551.
Jivaro artifacts donated by Beatty can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 341779.
Photographs of a Smithsonian reception honoring Donald C. Beatty can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-51.
Restrictions:
Original negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
The photographs were copyrighted and their present status will have to be determined before copies can be made for researchers.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
NAA Photo Lot 82-43, Donald Croom Beatty photographs of South American expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-43
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw301b2c32d-77ef-408e-b23a-7e3b22e16008
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-43

Photographs of National Museum of Natural History reception honoring Donald C. Beatty

Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Mello, James F., 1936-  Search this
Wilcox, U. Vincent  Search this
Extent:
29 Slides
6 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a ceremony and reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Beatty with a James Smithson Society membership and medal for their donation of a Jivaro collection. The event took place in the office of the director of the National Museum of Natural History on October 12, 1979. The photographs were probably made by the Department of Anthropology Chairman's office.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-51, NAA Photo Lot 80-16
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-16 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-51. These photographs were also made by the Department of Anthropology at the same event and form part of this collection.
Material relating to Beatty's Latin American Expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7124, MS 7315, MS 7551, and Photo Lot 82-43.
The Jivaro collection donated by Beatty can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 341779.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Award presentations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-51, Photographs of National Museum of Natural History reception honoring Donald C. Beatty, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-51
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35ddebe1f-b80f-4def-94dc-5c372d81cf16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-51

MS 7124 Inventory of artifacts collected by the Beatty Latin American Expedition, 1931-32

Creator:
Beatty, Donald Croom, 1900-1980  Search this
Carmichael, Mary Alice Beatty  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
1 Map
Culture:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Date:
ca. 1978
Scope and Contents:
The artifacts were collected in the Oriente de Ecuador. The inventory includes a brief preface by Beatty and two lists compiled by Carmichael under Beatty's supervision and depending reportedly in part on Beatty's memory. One list is arranged by type of artifact and the descriptions are very brief. The second list is arranged by photograph number and includes sketches and dimensions of the items. It also includes for some objects a Jivaro term and brief notes on use, manufacture, and damage. In addition, there are references to Matthew W. Stirling's Historical and Ethnological Material on the Jivaro Indians, BAE Bulletin 117, 1938. Stirling was a member of the expedition, which is referred to as the Latin American Expedition in the BAE correspondence files. See NAA Acc. 80-16 for photographs of a reception for Beatty in the Director's office NMNH.
Added 1/5/80, catalog of exhibit of Beatty collection, Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1975, received from Processing Lab.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7124
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7124, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7124
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34a521d79-755d-4c5b-9e76-8ac6fb82fa99
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7124

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