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.007, [Volume 2 of Charles Francis Hall's Notes on Arctic Explorers]

Author:
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Collection Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, 17.0" x 11".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
circa 1860
Scope and Contents:
Second volume of four notebooks on arctic explorers in preparation for Hall's 1st expedition.
Local Numbers:
AC0702-0000024
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Francis Hall Collection
Charles Francis Hall Collection / .006-.009, Four notebooks with notes on other arctic explorers, in preparation for Hall's 1st expedition
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0702-ref636
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Marion Walton papers, 1915-1976

Creator:
Walton, Marion, 1899-1996  Search this
Walton, Marion, 1899-1996  Search this
Subject:
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Beard, Mary Ritter  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green  Search this
Williams, Shirley  Search this
Walton, Blanche Wetherill  Search this
Marsh, Fred Dana  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Cowell, Henry  Search this
Carmer, Carl Lamson  Search this
Forrestal, James  Search this
Daniels, Jonathan  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Gage-Colby, Ruth  Search this
Kadar, Bela  Search this
Jameson, Storm  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6984
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209116
AAA_collcode_waltmari
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209116
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Ellis Wilson papers, 1922-1959, bulk 1940s

Creator:
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977  Search this
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977  Search this
Subject:
Locke, Alain  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8673
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210853
AAA_collcode_wilselli
Theme:
African American
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210853
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Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978

Creator:
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Subject:
Aronson, Boris  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Haucke, Frederick  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lassen, Ben  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Lax, David  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence  Search this
Liberte, Jean  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Masson, André  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Ormandy, Eugene  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Rome, Harold  Search this
Rose, Iver  Search this
Ryan, Sally  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Stark, Margaret  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Tschacbasov, Nahum  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Wilson, Ben  Search this
Alfredo Valente Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Art and photography -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Portrait photography -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213857
AAA_collcode_valealfr
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213857

Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011

Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Subject:
Arbus, Diane  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Israel, Marvin  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Push Pin Studios  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Ephemera
Illustrations
Music
Photocopies
Photographs
Posters
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City -- Photographs
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Music--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photography--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Theater--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16242
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370445
AAA_collcode_sarccosm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370445
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Oral history interview with John Cage, 1974 May 2

Interviewee:
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey), 1912-1999  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey), 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bird, Bonnie  Search this
Buhlig, Richard  Search this
Cowell, Henry  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Watts, Alan  Search this
Weiss, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12442
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212080
AAA_collcode_cage74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212080
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter De Maria, 1972 October 4

Interviewee:
De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013  Search this
De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12362
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212629
AAA_collcode_demari72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212629

Oral history interview with Gordon Parks, 1964 Dec. 30

Interviewee:
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006  Search this
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and race  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213717
AAA_collcode_parks64
Theme:
African American
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213717
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Oral history interview with Hans Barschel, 1994 September 14

Interviewee:
Barschel, Hans Joachim, 1912-1998  Search this
Barschel, Hans Joachim, 1912-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Cowles, Hobart E.  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Design -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching -- Germany  Search this
National socialism and art  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215764
AAA_collcode_barsch94
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215764
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert, 1995 August 28

Interviewee:
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001  Search this
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Elliott, Philip Clarkson  Search this
John, Augustus  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215883
AAA_collcode_cuthber95
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215883
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Wilmerding, 2018 March 19-20

Interviewee:
Wilmerding, John, 1938-  Search this
Wilmerding, John, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17556
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)393538
AAA_collcode_wilmer18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_393538

Oral history interview with Michael Smith, 2018 July 30-August 1

Interviewee:
Smith, Michael, 1951-  Search this
Smith, Michael, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zapol, Liza, 1978-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17596
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396436
AAA_collcode_smith18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_396436
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Buffie Johnson papers, circa 1920-2010

Creator:
Johnson, Buffie, 1912-2006  Search this
Johnson, Buffie, 1912-2006  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209016
AAA_collcode_johnbuff
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209016
Online Media:

American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942

Creator:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Hambidge, Jay  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209088
AAA_collcode_ameracaa2
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209088

Herbert Ferber papers, 1932-1987

Creator:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7042
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209175
AAA_collcode_ferbherb
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209175

Henry Botkin papers, 1917-1979

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Subject:
Arlen, Harold  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Gershwin, George  Search this
Gershwin, Ira  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209614
AAA_collcode_botkhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209614

Edna Boies scrapbook of teaching notes, 1902-1903

Creator:
Hopkins, Edna Boies, 1872-1937  Search this
Hopkins, James Roy, 1877-1969  Search this
Hopkins, Edna Boies, 1872-1937  Search this
Subject:
Veltin School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Decoration and ornament -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decoration and ornament -- United States -- Design  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9719
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212003
AAA_collcode_hopkedna
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212003

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Oral history interview with Hans Barschel

Interviewee:
Barschel, Hans Joachim, b. 1912  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Cowles, Hobart E., 1923-1980  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert, 1913-2011  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (2 hrs., 1 min.), analog)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 September 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Hans Joachim Barschel conducted 1994 September 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Barschel discusses his childhood during World War I and the 1920s in two Berlin suburbs, Charlottenburg and Pankow, as the son of a civil engineer and his wife, whose father was a factory foreman; the contrast of the ludicrous militarism of the late Wilhelmine Germany with the straightened but liberalized circumstances of life in the Weimar Republic which followed; and his first acquaintance with foreign cultures during a 1929 excursion with his free-spirited aunt and uncle.
He remembers the enlightened teaching and loose curricula he experienced during 1930-35 in advertising design study with George Salter at the Municipal Art School, Berlin, and then in graduate studies in design, painting, printmaking, and photography at the Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, Berlin-Charlottenburg. He talks about his disgust at the onset of Naziism; his brief career (1935-37) in Berlin as a free-lance graphic designer and as head graphic designer for the Reichsbahn; his getting his beloved teacher, George Salter, a Jew, out of Nazi Germany; his emigration in 1937 using forged documents and his rapid establishment as a designer in New York thanks to his friendship with Dr. Robert Leslie of The Composing Room.
He discusses advertisements, posters, and book jackets designed for American publications and companies and (1948) for the United Nations; his move to Rochester, New York, in 1952, as a designer for printing companies and beginning the teaching of design at the Rochester Institute of Technology at the invitation of Stanley Witmeyer, Director of its School of Art and Design; fellow teachers at RIT, including the ceramists, Hobart Cowles and Frans Wildenhain; and the importance of continually refreshing the creative powers by sketching in nature, a principle instilled in him as a student which he carried into his teaching at RIT.
Biographical / Historical:
Hans Joachim Barschel (1912-1998) was a graphic designer and art instructor from Rochester, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 1 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Design -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching -- Germany  Search this
National socialism and art  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.barsch94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barsch94

J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937

Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Abram, Charles, Chief  Search this
Buck, Emeline  Search this
Buck, John, Chief  Search this
Buck, Joshua  Search this
Buck, Susan  Search this
General Mrs  Search this
General, Myrtle  Search this
Gibson, Simeon, 1889-1943  Search this
Hill, George  Search this
Hill, Simon  Search this
Jamieson  Search this
Jamieson, Clara Miss  Search this
Jamieson, James Mrs  Search this
Sandy, William  Search this
Sandy, William Mrs  Search this
Extent:
307 Photographs (2 document boxes, silver gelatin)
305 Negatives (3 negative boxes, nitrate)
Culture:
Iroquois [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Cayuga  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Tutelo  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Negatives
Date:
circa 1897-circa 1937
Summary:
Photographs documenting Iroquois people made circa 1897-circa 1937 on and near the Six Nations Reserve by J.N.B. Hewitt, linguist with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology.
Scope and Contents note:
Hewitt's photos primarily depict Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Oneida, and Tutelo peoples. There are also a few images of Iroquois houses and other structures, Hewitt's mask collection, and Onondaga Chief John Buck and family, Seneca Chief John Arthur Gibson and family, Cayuga Chief James Jamieson and family, and Cayuga-Seneca Chief Simeon Gibson. Most of the photographs were taken during several trips between 1897 and 1937, on and near the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario (Oshweken, Deseronto, and Brantsford), and New York (Niagara Falls, Nedrow, and Syracuse).
Arrangement note:
For Photo Lot 155 Hewitt's original arrangement and numbering has been maintained. The order of the photographs does not follow the chronology that they were taken; for instance there are often several photographs of an individual that were clearly made in different years. The original negatives also represent a variety of film and camera types.

The arrangement and numbering for MS 4596, established at an unknown time, was maintained.
Biographical note:
J.N.B. (John Napoleon Brinton) Hewitt (December 6, 1859-October 14, 1937) was a linguist and ethnographer who specialized in Iroquoian and other Native American languages. Born on the Tuscarora Reservation near Lewiston, New York, his mother was of Tuscarora, French, Oneida, and Scottish descent. His father's heritage was English and Scottish, but he was raised in a Tuscarora family. Hewitt spoke English growing up, but when he left the reservation to attend schools in Wilson and Lockport, he learned to speak the Tuscarora language from other students. Hewitt grew up planning to become a physician, like his father. However, the course of Hewitt's interests changed when, in 1880, he was hired by Erminnie A. Smith of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology (now the Bureau of American Ethnology) as an assistant ethnologist tasked with collecting myths among the Iroquoian tribes of New York. He continued this work from 1880-1884, and then was briefly employed by the Jersey City Railways Co. (1884-1885) and Adams Express Co. (1885-1886). Upon Smith's death in 1886, Hewitt returned to the BAE to continue her work, remaining employed there until his death.

Over the course of his career, Hewitt became the leading authority on the organization of the Iroquois League and the ceremonials, customs, and usages of the tribes composing it. He acquired an intimate knowledge of the languages of the League, including a speaking knowledge of Mohawk and Onondaga, and also became acquainted with several Algonquian dialects. On February 28, 1914, in recognition of his services in preserving for posterity a knowledge of the history and ethnology of the Iroquoian people of New York state, he was awarded the Cornplanter medal for Iroquois Research.

Additionally, he was a founder of the American Anthropological Association and an active member of the Anthropological Society of Washington and the American Museum of Natural History, serving as both treasurer (1912-1926) and president (1932-1934) of the latter. Hewitt also contributed over one hundred articles for the Handbook of American Indians (Bulletin 30) and published the two volume Iroquoian Cosmology (1903 and 1928).
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Topic:
Wampum  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
Wampum -- Iroquois  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 155, J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.155
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J.N.B. Hewitt photographs of Iroquois people on the Six Nations Reservation, circa 1897-circa 1937
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National Anthropological Archives
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