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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
175 Lantern slides
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Creoles  Search this
Houma  Search this
Natchez  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Pascagoula Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Coosa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900s-1910s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
Arrangement:
Swanton's original order has been maintained. The photographs are in alphabetical order by language group or tribe. Lantern slides are listed at the end.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE conducting research among the Haida and Tlingit communities of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Tribes. His focus then shifted to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States.

In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern Native Americans, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137, 1946.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton.

Photographs relating to Swanton's work with the Tlingit are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States (accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577).
Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Dance  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bd54b9ba-90dd-4c40-ad8d-b106af9d3278
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76
Online Media:

Douglass' Monthly, Vol. III, No. VIII

Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1861-01
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials / Series 1: Douglass' Monthly Newspapers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa741596e6a-1811-4be2-9892-a5b80b6cd23d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-112-ref12
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Douglass' Monthly, Vol. V. No. VI

Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863-02
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials / Series 1: Douglass' Monthly Newspapers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7fd55cf6e-447a-454d-aaf0-9d9b08c1c157
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-112-ref32
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Douglass' Monthly, Vol. III, No. VI

Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1860-11
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials / Series 1: Douglass' Monthly Newspapers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7be4bdb4c-dcba-4c80-998a-2b3e99981c8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-112-ref5
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A new, narrowly endemic species of swamp-dwelling dusky salamander (Plethodontidae: Desmognathus) from the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi and Alabama

Author:
Pyron, R. Alexander  Search this
O'Connell, Kyle A.  Search this
Lamb, Jennifer Y.  Search this
Beamer, David A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2022
Citation:
Pyron, R. Alexander, O'Connell, Kyle A., Lamb, Jennifer Y., and Beamer, David A. 2022. "A new, narrowly endemic species of swamp-dwelling dusky salamander (Plethodontidae: Desmognathus) from the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi and Alabama." Zootaxa, 5133, (1) 53–82. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5133.1.3.
Identifier:
165215
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5133.1.3
ISSN:
1175-5326
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_165215

Poa chapmaniana Scribn.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Charles T. Mohr  Search this
Place:
Around dwellings Montgomery., Alabama, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 1868
Common name:
Chapman's blue grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa chapmaniana Scribn.
Barcode:
04104126
USNM Number:
221697
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3879f204c-b577-4c67-9193-bbd38054b088
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16750979

John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States"

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Artist:
McKenney & Hall  Search this
De Batz, A.  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Tidball, J. C.  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Names:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Romans, Bernard  Search this
Verelst, Willem (painter)  Search this
White, John (painter)  Search this
Extent:
80 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Houma  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Paintings
Sketches
Photographs
Illustrations
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Photographs used to illustrate John Reed Swanton's "The Indians of the Southeastern United States" depicting American Indians of the Southeast and their dwellings, food preparation, and ceremonies.
Biographical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE studying the Haida and Tlingit groups of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Indians. His focus then shifted to the American Indians of the Southeastern United States, where his interest remained for the rest of his career. In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied extensively the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern American Indians, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States (1946), a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).
Local Numbers:
NAA Photo Lot R87-2Q
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs published in BAE Bulletin 137 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-39.

Photographs made by Swanton can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and the BAE historical negatives.

The National Anthropological Archives hold more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton, in the Numbered Manuscripts.

Objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints in this collection that represent photographs not held by the National Anthropological Archives are for reference only.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Catawba Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paintings
Sketches
Photographs
Illustrations
Drawings
Citation:
Photo Lot R87-2Q, John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-2Q
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3cf240fa7-fc87-4519-af13-9b6fe4253942
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r87-2q

The Connecticut Courant, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 4461

Title:
Newspaper with advertisement for Augustus Washington's photography business
Published by:
Hartford Courant, American, founded 1764  Search this
Subject of:
Augustus Washington, American, 1821 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint
Dimensions:
H x W: 25 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (65.4 x 49.5 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place made:
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 20, 1850
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.52.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd500905a6c-a73f-49a2-a42b-a1e224cd3655
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.52.2
Online Media:

Population

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Truesdell, Leon E (Leon Edgar) 1880-1979  Search this
Edwards, Alba M. 1872-1947  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. in 7. maps, tables. 24-30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 15th, 1930
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
1933
1931-33
Topic:
Occupations  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA201 1930.A1p
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101866

Baird's Atlas

Author:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 149; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 12h; Type of Image: Book; Medium: Paper
Type:
Book
Paper
Date:
1850s - 1870s
Topic:
Maps  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2014-01441 through SIA2014-01527
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14152
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Photographic History Collection: Carl Mydans

Maker:
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Object Name:
Carl Mydans Collection
ID Number:
COLL.PHOTOS.000057
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b76f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1344341

Side of House--near Marion, Alabama

Artist:
William Christenberry, born Tuscaloosa, AL 1936-died Washington, DC 2016  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 17 3/8 x 22 in. (44.2 x 55.7 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1978, printed 1981
Topic:
Landscape\Alabama\Marion  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\wall  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Michael B. Gross
Copyright:
© 1978, William Christenberry
Object number:
1986.68.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70481320b-af54-41c6-8f79-3a448f110670
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.68.6

White Door--near Stewart, Alabama

Artist:
William Christenberry, born Tuscaloosa, AL 1936-died Washington, DC 2016  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 17 3/8 x 22 in. (44.1 x 55.7 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1980, printed 1981
Topic:
Landscape\Alabama\Stewart  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\door  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Martha Gross
Copyright:
© 1980, William Christenberry
Object number:
1986.69.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77feca254-13b2-4733-9f65-a82fc49d5498
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.69.1

Black Buildings--Newbern, Alabama

Artist:
William Christenberry, born Tuscaloosa, AL 1936-died Washington, DC 2016  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 17 1/2 x 22 in. (44.3 x 55.9 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1980, printed 1981
Topic:
Landscape\building  Search this
Cityscape\Alabama\Newbern  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\hut  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Martha Gross
Copyright:
© 1980, William Christenberry
Object number:
1986.69.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c507f16e-5e53-422f-af93-4f7db42f4558
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.69.15

Natural Bridge

Artist:
Roger Brown, born Hamilton, AL 1941-died Atlanta, GA 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 1/4 x 60 in. (122.5 x 152.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\tree\palm tree  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\natural bridge  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\science\power lines  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the S. W. and B. M. Koffler Foundation
Object number:
1979.53.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e285e1ba-ad6e-4a91-bc31-d9edbbe3e2ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.53.5

Joe Louis and Buckalew Mountain

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Joe Louis  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 5 in. (24.8 x 12.7 cm) irregular
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Landscape\Alabama\Lafayette  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\Barrow  Search this
Occupation\sport\boxing  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.389
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7abff50d3-a284-431f-a6c5-6ff7705a1b88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.389

Cabin in Alabama

Artist:
Anne Goldthwaite, born Montgomery, AL 1869-died New York City 1944  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (46.1 x 56.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1915-1925
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\domestic\cottage  Search this
Animal\donkey  Search this
Landscape\Alabama  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lucy Goldthwaite
Object number:
1968.113
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71ee402b7-3776-4208-b945-c9a00abeacdb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.113

Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Waste and cultivated grounds near dwellings  Search this
Place:
Mobile, Alabama, United States, North America
Collection Date:
-- Sep 188-
Common name:
Java-bean
Mumutun admalon
Te'ekosi
galinggang manoek
si sasar paja
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Barcode:
00322159
USNM Number:
772788
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3971a1791-c161-4a04-b413-815dc8459592
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2577927

Commelina communis L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Roland M. Harper  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Weedy place near dwellings  Search this
Place:
Tuscaloosa, near warrior river, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, North America
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1943
Common name:
Asiatic dayflower
wild wandering-jew
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Commelinales Commelinaceae
Published Name:
Commelina communis L.
Barcode:
00159516
USNM Number:
1872323
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/334e28740-0e8e-485b-917c-248abe1fe74a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2506802

Eragrostis hirsuta (Michx.) Nees

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mohr, C. T. (herbarium)  Search this
Place:
Mobile near dwelling., Alabama, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Nov 1886
Common name:
bigtop love grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eragrostis hirsuta (Michx.) Nees
Barcode:
04368527
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d732c51-8902-4173-985b-2731927bc290
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16218056

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