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37 Photographic prints (gelatin silver, 4 x 5 inches.)
43 Acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
Gelatin silver prints
Bruneau Canyon (Nev. and Idaho) -- photographs
This collection contains 43 black-and-white negatives and 37 gelatin silver prints taken by Godfrey J. Olsen. The images depict several archaeological excavations in West Long Branch and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, circa 1933. Also present are images from a survey of Bruneau Canyon, Owyhee County, Idaho, which was undertaken in 1937 for the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation.
Scope and Contents:
The Godfrey J. Olsen collection consists of 43 black-and-white negatives and 37 gelatin silver prints made by Olsen around 1933 and in 1937. The circa 1933 images depict several archaeological excavations in West Long Branch and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and the 1937 a survey of Bruneau Canyon, Owyhee County. Olsen made the 1937 materials for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N20646-N20650, N20678-N20690, N21435-N21459).
Prints Arranged by print number (P10305-P10311, N10444-P10452, N12676-N12696).
Godfrey J. Olsen was an archaeologist for the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Over the course of his career, he excavated several sites in New Jersey, and in 1937 surveyed Idaho's Bruneau Canyon for the Museum of the American Indian.
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Jersey -- Photographs Search this
Archaeological surveying -- Idaho -- Photographs Search this
Gelatin silver prints
Godfrey J. Olsen collection of negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).