600 Mounted prints (circa 600 mounted prints, silver gelatin)
4,000 Color slides (circa)
Pakistan -- Description and Travel
Fiji -- Description and Travel
Ethiopia -- Description and Travel
Easter Island -- Description and Travel
Yemen -- Description and Travel
Honduras -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Vietnam -- Description and Travel
Solomon Islands -- Description and Travel
Colombia -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Jordan -- Description and Travel
Uzbekistan -- Description and Travel
Singapore -- Description and Travel
Bhutan -- Description and Travel
Afghanistan -- Description and Travel
Burma -- Description and Travel
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Australia -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
Iraq -- Description and Travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
New Guinea -- Description and Travel
Syria -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Cambodia -- Description and Travel
Sri Lanka -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Mongolia -- Description and Travel
New Zealand -- Description and Travel
Russia -- Description and Travel
Kenya -- Description and Travel
Macau (China) -- Description and Travel
Malaysia -- Description and Travel
Yucatan -- Description and Travel
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Janet Longcope during trips to countries around the world. They depict landscapes, buildings, markets, dances, agriculture, arts and crafts, ceremonies, children, cooking, musicians, and transportation. Locations depicted include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Guinea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Siberia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yucatan. Longcope used many of these photographs in lectures.
Janet Longcope (1886-1974) was a bookbinder and world traveler who gave informal lectures about her travels. Ater the death of her husband Dr. Warfield T. Longcope in 1953, she visited countries all over the world, returning to some, such as India, as many as nine times.
This collection consists mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Cartwright's research on Coleoptera. Also included are records concerning his curatorial
work at the Division of Insects, USNM, and the Department of Entomology, NMNH; field work; and professional activities. Smaller amounts of correspondence were written during
his pre-Smithsonian career. The collection also contains a few photographs and illustrations of beetles, and research notes.
Oscar L. Cartwright (1900-1983) was a coleopterist and specialist on the biology and taxonomy of scarab beetles. He was educated at Allegheny College (B.S., 1923) and
Ohio State University (M.S., 1925). In 1925, Cartwright was appointed Assistant Entomologist at the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station at Clemson College. He remained
at Clemson until 1948, except for the years 1945-1946 when he was employed by the United States Public Health Service to study mosquito and rat borne diseases in South Carolina
and Tennessee. In 1948, Cartwright was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Insects, United States National Museum (USNM). When the Department of Entomology was
created in 1963, as part of a reorganization of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Cartwright was appointed Curator and supervisor of the Division of Coleoptera.
After his retirement in 1970, Cartwright continued his research as an Emeritus Entomologist at NMNH.
Cartwright was an authority on Western Hemisphere Aphodiinae, a subfamily of scarab beetles. He conducted field work in the southeastern United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, and the Bahama Islands. His bibliography included over 80 titles in which 132 new taxa were described. Seventeen beetles were named in his honor.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
The Doris Holmes Blake papers consist of correspondence, diaries, photographs and related materials documenting in great detail Blake's personal life and, to a lesser
degree, her professional career.
The heavy correspondence she maintained with her mother and daughter, her essays and children's books, and the 70 years' worth of daily journals all attest to her infatuation
with the written word and preoccupation with her inner life. Blake's diaries and family papers stunningly illuminate the contrasts in the daily lives of herself, her mother,
and her daughter.
The papers relating to her professional life are less complete. Although she spent almost 60 years (1919-1978) in association with the entomological staffs of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution, published numerous professional papers, produced all of her own illustrations, and illustrated many of her husband's
botanical works as well, this collection contains only a very limited amount of material documenting those activities. The papers do, however, include her extensive correspondence
with fellow entomologists, both in the United States and abroad.
In the course of transferring her husband's papers to the University of Texas, some of Blake's own papers were included as well. They are presently in the collection of
the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin and include letters to her parents, 1906-1950; school and college notebooks, papers, essays and drawings;
and clippings, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous family letters and papers.
Doris Holmes (1892-1978) was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, to a middle-class grocer and his wife. Essentially an only child (two siblings died in early childhood
and infancy), her natural intelligence, stubbornness, and extremely competitive nature were well fostered by her parents, who steadily encouraged and supported her determination
Holmes left Stoughton for Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1909, where she pursued studies in business and the classics, earning her A.B. in
1913. Her business skills led to her association with the Boston Psychopathic Hospital in 1913, initially as a clerk, and later as aide to Dr. Herman Adler. Her interests
in science and psychology led her to an A.M. from Radcliffe College in zoology and psychology in 1917.
After a short time as a researcher at Bedford Hills Reformatory for Women, Holmes married her childhood sweetheart, botanist Sidney Fay Blake. Early in 1919, Doris Blake
found work as a clerk for the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology under Frank H. Chittenden, and began the entomological studies that would continue for the rest
of her life.
Blake worked her way up to junior entomologist and, when Chittenden retired, continued her work under Eugene A. Schwarz at the United States National Museum. The birth
in 1928 of daughter Doris Sidney (an infant son had died shortly after birth in 1927) was not a sign for her to slow down -- Blake hired a nurse to watch the baby while she
continued to watch beetles. In 1933 her official employment came to an end with the institution of regulations prohibiting more than one member of a family from holding a
government position (Sidney Blake was then working for the Department of Agriculture).
Although no longer on the payroll, Blake continued her taxonomic work on the family Chrysomelides for almost 45 more years, first as a collaborator and then as a research
associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Shortly after her husband's death, Blake traveled to Europe in 1960 on a National Science Foundation grant to revise the genus Neobrotica
Jacoby. She ultimately published 97 papers in various journals (see "Doris Holmes Blake," Froeschner, Froeschner and Cartwright, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 83(3), 1981, for
a complete bibliography) and continued her active research until shortly before her death on December 3, 1978.
Includes map of eastern Honduras, undated, (hand-drawn, in the map drawer); map of Honduras, palisaded villages of the Xicaque (Torrupan) Indians, by Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen, 1938, (in the map drawer); and maps of Costa Rica, Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, undated, (apparently used as figures for an unknown publication).
The William Duncan Strong papers are open for research.
Access to the William Duncan Strong papers requires and appointment.
William Duncan Strong papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878 Search this
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
These papers include a letter to Joseph Henry on existing manuscript sources for the history of Guatemala, April 2, 1875; manuscript notes on Central America; and other
notes and letters, some in Spanish.
Carl H. Berendt (1817-1878) worked in Mexico and Central America on the ethnology and philology of the native tribes. His work was supported in part by the Smithsonian,
the Philadelphia Academy of Science, and the Chicago Academy of Science.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These papers concern mostly his professional work as an entomologist and administration of the work of the Department of Agriculture and the National Museum. His field
notebooks include information on his trips to California (1903), Texas (1904 and 1918), Guatemala (1906), and Arizona (1914), and lists of photographs of specimens taken during
the trips. In a series of outgoing correspondence, 1904-1909, family and other personal correspondence predominates, but in later correspondence, professional and museum matters
assume priority. Some letters to and from Schwarz are included, probably a result of close association. This latter correspondence is concerned with Museum and Agriculture
business, including acquisition of specimens, arrangements for study at the Museum, internal administration, acquisition and loan of specimens, and answers to questions and
requests for determinations; a substantial proportion of the correspondence consists of professional communication between Barber and other entomologists concerning questions
of taxonomy and biology of insects.
Prominent correspondents are listed in the description of each series, followed by folder lists. Some Barber material remains in the Department of Entomology, notably random
nomenclature and taxonomic notes on various genera of Chrysomelidae (.75 cubic foot) and card files of collecting and research work at Plummer's Island.
Herbert Spencer Barber (1882-1950) was associated with entomology in the United States National Museum, Division of Insects, from 1898 until his death in 1950. A man
with little formal education, he was appointed as assistant preparator of insects in 1898, and until 1902 worked directly for Eugene Amandus Schwarz. From 1902-1904 he was
employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, part of which time he spent studying cotton insects in the southern states. From 1904 to 1908 he was back in the museum
with Schwarz. From 1908 until his death in 1950 he was a specialist on beetles in the Division of Insect Identification in the Agriculture Department. During these years he
worked mostly in the museum, in association with Schwarz until the latter1s death in 1928. Barber collected insects in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala, and he was
an internationally recognized authority on chrysomelid bruchid and lampyrid beetles. He had wide knowledge extending beyond his own specialties, the coleoptera, and even the
field of entomology.
This series, 1906-circa 1939, and the following series, through 1950, comprise the major professional correspondence of Herbert Barber. It is primarily concerned
with Museum business, including acquisition and loan of specimens, arrangements for study at the Museum, internal administration, and answer of questions and requests for
determinations; but a substantial proportion of the correspondence consists of professional communications between Barber and other entomologists concerning questions of the
taxonomy and biology of insects, including drafts of articles, mostly Barber's, and exchanges of correspondence about publications. Correspondents for whom there is correspondence
of substantial interest include: John Merton Aldrich (especially regarding trip to Guatemala); Gilbert J. Arrow; Kenneth G. Blair; Frank E. Blaisdell; J. R. de la Torre Bueno;
Francisco Campos R; Frank Hurlburt Chittenden; Kenneth W. Cooper; Charles Dury; George Paul Englehardt; Henry Clinton Fall; Howard B. Hinton; Walther Horn; Charles William
Leng; Frank Alexander McDermott; Andrew J. Mutchler; Frank J. Psota; John D. Sherman; Joseph Mason Valentine. The correspondence is international, including especially Chile,
Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain. Administration is the primary topic in folders of Leland Ossian Howard, Harold Morrison, and Sievert Allen Rohwer.
Correspondence exists with many institutions, but it is especially extensive with the American Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum (see John R. Bowman), the Deutsches
Entomologisches Institut (see Walther Horn), and Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle (see R. Jeannel). Barber wrote an article on an unrecorded journey of Thomas Say in Mexico,
on which he had correspondence with Philip P. Calvert (also see Thomas Say).
Numerous letters to or from Eugene Amandus Schwarz are included in these two series, notably in the file for Raymond C. Shannon. Probably this was the inevitable result
of the the thirty-years' association betweem Barber and Schwarz.
The two series of correspondence, divided about 1939, apparently were retained by Schwarz, although they may have resulted from later arrangement.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
Manuscript, taken from an octodecimo grammar presented to the American Ethnological Society, entitled, "Arte de la lengua Metropolitana del Reyno Cakchiquel e Guatemalteco, con parallello de las lenguas Metropolitanas de los Reynos Kiche, Cakchiquel y, Tutuhil, que hoy integran el Reyno de Guatemala. Composta por P. F. Ildefonso Joseph Flores, etc., etc., "En Guatemala, con licencia, etc., 1753." Theodore Dwight's copy of the original and also a copy of Mr Dwight's copy. 18 pages.
NAA MS 1087
Previously titled "On numerals and methods of counting various objects."
Volume 1: Cultural notes and grammatical summary, some notes on pronunciation, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, verbs, numerals, particles; some morphological analysis. The Lord's Prayer, as received by G. Reed, with interlineation. A few kin terms and loan words in the vocabulary, which begins in Volume 1 and runs through the remaining volumes. The English-Kekchi vocabulary is not properly alphabetized. In volume 1 there are about 240 entries, A- CURASSON. 73 pages.
Volume 2: CHACHA-POUR OUT, 72 pages, about 700 entries.
Volume 3: PLEASANT-YELLOW, 61 pages. About 525 entries, plus about 75 Kekchi English phrases, plus a few greetings and 1 page of Christian and family names at the end. Dated at the end at Tullahoma, Tennessee, July 8, 1885. H. Landau 8 V11 1969