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T. Dale Stewart Papers

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1962
Scope and Contents:
The folders in this sub-series were maintained by T. Dale Stewart while he served as Head Curator, Department of Anthropology, U.S. National Museum. They include letters with a few telegrams, announcements, programs, grant applications, manuscripts, receipts, photographs, and miscellaneous other material.

Although the file was maintained when Stewart was head curator, a relatively small amount relates directly to functions peculiar to that office. In general, most concerns Stewart's activities as a physical anthropologist. During this period he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Science, was engaged in scientific work on skeletal material from Shanidar, was involved in programs for anthropology in Latin America, was physical anthropological editor for the Handbook of Middle American Indians and a professional lecturer in the School of Medicine at George Washington University. He participated in conferences on Anthropology and the Condition of Individual and Social Freedom (1961) and the International Conference on Oral Biology (1962). He was also on the council of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. In 1962, Stewart was appointed director of the National Museum of Natural History. In addition to these activities, the file concerns Stewart's research, publications, speaking engagements, donations to the museum, recruitment of departmental personnel, advice and assistance to or from colleagues and students, and training activities of the department.

Selected correspondents include the American Anthropological Association, Taha Baquir, William M. Bass, Charles Loring Brace, Carleton S. Coon, Karl P. Curtis, Clifford Evans, F. Clark Howell, W. W. Howells, A. V. Kidder, Juan Munizaga, M. Prokopec, Erik K. Reed, Charles Snow, Ralph Solecki, James V. Taylor, Gus Van Beek, and John Witthoft (interfiled with the latter are letters of H. Geiger Omwake). Material requiring special mention include an article prepared for the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science in America entitled "Aleš Hrdlička: Pioneer American Physical Anthropologist"; photographs of Stewart and other taken in Czechoslovakia (filed Prokopec); a photograph of James H. Skinner (filed Solecki); and Kidder's brief remembrances of Hrdlička.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, institution, or subject.
Related Materials:
See also: T. Dale Stewart papers.
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0311, Subseries 1.2
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Frontiers of Mesoamerica and External Relationships in Handbook of Middle American Indians

Collection Creator:
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscript drafts, bibliographies, correspondence, and photograph duplicates.
Collection Restrictions:
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans papers are open for research. Personal correspondence, however, is RESTRICTED until 2026.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers / Series 2: Writings / 2.1: Books, Articles, and Conference Papers
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National Anthropological Archives
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Thomas Dale Stewart Papers

Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Names:
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
McKern, T. W.  Search this
Extent:
65 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Alaska
Shanidar Cave (Iraq)
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Mexico
Peru
Guatemala
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Archeology
Date:
1875-1991, bulk 1931-1991
bulk 1927-1991
Summary:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a physical and forensic anthropologist and worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1931 until his death in 1997. He worked under Ales Hrdlicka until 1943, became the head curator in 1960, director of the museum in 1962, and retired in 1971. Stewart's research interests included physical and forensic anthropology and archaeology, mostly in North and South America. He also worked with the F.B.I. frequently to aid in homicide investigations, and worked extensively with the U.S. Army to identify skeletal remains from the Korean War in Operation Glory. The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers primarily deal with his life and career at the Smithsonian, particularly his research projects and publications between 1931 and 1991. Materials consist mainly of correspondence, photographic material, dossiers based on writings and research projects, and administrative files.
Scope and Contents:
The Thomas Dale Stewart Papers document his research and professional activities from 1931 to 1991 and primarily deal with his anthropological and archaeological research in North and South America. There is also significant material related to ancient human skeletal remains found in Egypt and the Middle East, Stewart's work identifying skeletal remains for the U.S. Army (Operation Glory), and the history of physical and forensic anthropology. Material documenting Stewart's work with Ales Hrdlicka and other colleagues are also represented in this collection. The collection consists of correspondence, writings and research files, project data, skeletal data punch cards, photographic and illustration materials, and administrative and financial papers.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Biographical and Background, 1937-1983; Series 2. Correspondence, 1931-1990; Series 3. Writings and Research, 1875, 1902-1990; Series 4. Operation Glory, 1954-1957; Series 5. Professional Organizations, 1930-1990; Series 6. Trip Files, 1945-1985; Series 7. Teaching and Lectures, 1950-1970; Series 8. Exhibit Material, 1961-1969; Series 9. Photographs, 1928-1979.
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Dale Stewart was a curator of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian specializing in anthropometry, early man, and forensic anthropology. He worked in the Department of Anthropology for over seventy years. Born in Delta, Pennsylvania in 1901, Stewart moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a degree at George Washington University. While attending school, he also began working at the Smithsonian in 1924 as a temporary substitute for John Baer, a family friend from Delta. After Baer died during conducting research in Panama, Stewart was invited to stay on as assistant to Ales Hrdlicka, curator of physical anthropology. Hrdlicka was impressed by Stewart's abilities and quickly took him on as a student. Promised that he would succeed Hrdlicka one day if he obtained an M.D., Stewart enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1931. After graduating, Stewart was rehired by the Smithsonian as an assistant curator.

Stewart rose through the ranks of the Department of Anthropology quickly, being promoted to associate curator in 1939 and curator in 1943 after the death of his mentor Hrdlicka. Stewart was appointed head curator of the department in 1960 and director of the Natural History Museum in 1962. He continued to work at the Smithsonian well after he retired in 1971, conducting research and producing a stream of publications well into his 90s. He died in 1997 at the age of 96. Many of Stewart's early research interests matched those of his mentor: a focus on dental caries, separate neural arch and spondylolisthesis, ossuary excavation, cranial deformations, and other examinations of archaeological remains throughout North America. While Hrdlicka was alive, Stewart provided support for many of his research projects and publications. After Hrdlicka died, Stewart expanded his interests to include forensic topics and analysis of other archaeological remains.

Anthropometry was prominent in a great deal of his work. He was the first to describe Tepexpan Man from Mexico and Midland Man from Texas. He also studied the remains of Neanderthal specimens that Ralph S. Solecki, of the Bureau of American Ethnology, had uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. In forensic work, as Hrdlicka's heir, Stewart assumed work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials. Moreover, Stewart devised new methods and published books and articles concerning forensic analysis, including his Essentials of Forensic Anthropology. In closely related work during 1954-1955, the United States Army engaged Stewart to go to Japan to examine skeletal remains repatriated after the Korean War in a project called "Operation Glory."

In terms of his areal specialization, Stewart was essentially an Americanist. In North America, he worked in Alaska with Henry B. Collins in 1927, and in subsequent years he excavated several ossuaries and other sites in the Washington, D.C., vicinity. These included a site on Potomac Creek in Virginia, Piscataway sites in Maryland, and the Townsend site in Delaware. He also carried out laboratory studies and prepared reports on skeletal remains uncovered by Smithsonian colleagues. In the 1940s and 1950s, Stewart conducted field work at archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.

He was awarded the Viking Medal in Physical Anthropology in 1953, the Joseph Henry Medal of the Smithsonian Institution in 1967, and an award from the physical anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1981.

Sources: Ubelaker, Douglas H. "Thomas Dale Stewart, A Biographer Memoir," National Academy of Sciences, 2006.

Pace, Eric. "T. Dale Stewart Dies at 96; Anthropologist at Smithsonian," The New York Times, 1997.

Chronology

1901 -- Born in Delta, Pennsylvania.

1922-1927 -- Moved to Washington, D.C. and attended George Washington University.

1924 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1927 -- Sent by Ales Hrdlicka to Alaska to collect skeletal remains with Henry Collins.

1931 -- Graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with an M.D.

1931 -- Appointed assistant curator at the Smithsonian under Hrdlicka.

1939 -- Promoted to associate curator.

1939 -- Field work in Mexico.

1941 -- Field work in Peru.

1943 -- Taught at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

1943 -- Promoted to curator after Hrdlicka dies.

1943 -- Began working on forensic cases for the F.B.I.

1945 -- Field work in Mexico.

1949 -- Field work in Peru.

1947, 1949 -- Field work in Guatemala.

1954-1955 -- Traveled to Japan to assist in the identification of skeletal remains from the Korean War (Operation Glory).

1957-1967 -- Taught at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

1960-1962 -- Served as head curator of the Department of Anthropology.

1962-1965 -- Served as the director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1964 -- Assisted in the production of Smithsonian exhibits on physical anthropology.

1966 -- Retired from administrative duties and appointed senior scientist.

1971 -- Retired from the Smithsonian.

1997 -- Died in Bethesda, Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following manuscripts related to Stewart and his work can be found at the NAA:

NAA MS 1615- Excavations in Mancos Canyon, Colorado September 1943.

NAA MS 4669- The Townsend Site Near Lewes, Delaware 1962 by Henri Omwake.

NAA MS 4843- Report by T. Dale Stewart on Human Skeletal Material Excavated by W.M. Walker at Cedar Grove Cave, Arkansas and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

NAA MS 7025- A Tentative Closing Report on the Willin Site, Eldorado, Maryland September 1, 1952.

NAA MS 7121- "Memories from Half a Century at the Smithsonian January 11, 1978" recording.

NAA MS 7223- The Townsend Site January 1950.

NAA MS 7264- Documents Concerning Preserved Paleolithic Human Remains Found in the Vicinity of Cueva, Spain 1969-1972.

NAA MS 7357- Material Relating to Dermatoglyphics of Mayan Groups ca. 1947-1949.

NAA MS 7358- Personal Identification in Mass Disasters December 9-11 1968.

NAA MS 7359- T. Dale Stewart on the Identification of Human Remains April 6, 1970.

NAA MS 7474- Sketches of Burials at Ossuary 2, Juhle Site ca. 1971-1972.

Additional material T. Dale Stewart created while assisting Ales Hrdlicka is located at the National Anthropological Archives, The Papers of Ales Hrdlicka, ca. 1887-1943.

Many objects and artifact materials collected by T. Dale Stewart throughout his career are also held by the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology. These include skeletal remains and other materials from the Shanidar Cave in Iraq, forensic anthropological material including bone casts from Operation Glory, archaelogical materials from excavations in Maryland and Virginia including the Nanjemoy and Potomac Creek sites, and skeletal remains and other related materials from Stewart's 1927 expedition to Alaska with Henry Collins. Contact Anthropological Collections for more information.
Provenance:
Materials were transferred from T. Dale Stewart to the National Anthropological Archives in multiple accretions between 1975 and 2000 under accessions 1981-52, 1981-59, 1986-04, 1988-15, 1988-33, 1995-04, 1998-61, and 2000-46.The bulk of materials in this collection were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 1994 (1995-04).
Restrictions:
The Thomas Dale Stewart papers are open for research.
Rights:
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Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Operation Glory  Search this
anthropometry  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- Eskimo  Search this
Anthropology, physical -- American Indian  Search this
Americans  Search this
Aging  Search this
Anthropology -- Exhibits  Search this
Fossil hominids  Search this
Early man -- Neanderthal  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Anthropology, history of  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Physical anthropology -- Early man  Search this
Primates  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.1988-33
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National Anthropological Archives
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Skin, Hair and Eyes [of Middle American Indians], A: Introduction

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1970
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100247

Skin, Hair and Eyes [of Middle American Indians], D: Color of Eyes and Skin

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1970
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100248

Physical Plasticity and Adaptation [of Middle American Indians]

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1970
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100249

MS 4846 Correspondence between BAE authors and the BAE Editorʹs office

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Editor  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard  Search this
Johnson, F.  Search this
Correspondent:
Adams, William Yewdale  Search this
Alphonse, Rev. E.S.  Search this
Bass, William Marvin, III  Search this
Basso, Keith  Search this
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948  Search this
Biese, L. P.  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bowers, Alfred W.  Search this
Boyd, Mark F.  Search this
Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990  Search this
Caldwell, Warren W.  Search this
Cancillius, D.  Search this
Capron, Louis Bishop, 1891-1971  Search this
Chafe, William  Search this
Coe, Joffre Lanning  Search this
Coe, Michael  Search this
Colton, Harold Sellers, 1881-1970  Search this
Cooper, Paul L. (Paul Lemen), 1909-1961  Search this
Davis, I.  Search this
De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Devereux, George  Search this
Dorsey, H. W.  Search this
Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982  Search this
Evans, Clifford, Jr  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Fisher, E. M.  Search this
Flannery, Kent Vaughn  Search this
Flannery, Regina  Search this
Fogelson, Raymond D.  Search this
Follett, W. I.  Search this
Fowke, Gerard, 1855-1933  Search this
Gearing, Frederick O., 1922-  Search this
Gentry H. S.  Search this
Gifford, Edward Winslow  Search this
Goggin, John M.  Search this
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff  Search this
Grange, R. T., Jr  Search this
Griffin, James B. (James Bennett), 1905-1997  Search this
Gulick, John  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Hass, Mary  Search this
Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979  Search this
Henry, J.  Search this
Hickerson, Harold  Search this
Hickerson, Joseph Charles, 1935-  Search this
Hilger, Marie Inez, Sister, 1891-1977  Search this
Hoffman, B.  Search this
Holland, C. G.  Search this
Holzinger, C. H.  Search this
Howard, James H., 1925-1982 (James Henri)  Search this
Hoyme, Lucile Eleanor  Search this
Jelks, Edward  Search this
Jones, J. A.  Search this
Keyes, I.  Search this
Kilpatrick, F. and A.  Search this
Kissell, Mary Lois  Search this
Krieger, Herbert W. (Herbert William), 1889-1970  Search this
Kupferer, Harriet J.  Search this
Kurath, G.  Search this
Kutsche, P.  Search this
Ladd, J.  Search this
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Landy, D.  Search this
Le Claire, P.  Search this
Lewis, M. G.  Search this
Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn  Search this
Malouf, Carling I. (Carling Isaac), 1916-2007  Search this
Mangelsdorf  Search this
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967  Search this
Mason  Search this
Mattes, Merrill, J.  Search this
Merriam, A. P.  Search this
Metcalf, George, 1900-1975  Search this
Meyer, G.  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Miller, Carl F.  Search this
Mills, J. E.  Search this
Morley, Sylvanus Griswold  Search this
Murrill, R.  Search this
Neuman, R.  Search this
Oberg, Kalvero  Search this
O'Bryan, A.  Search this
Olbrechts, Frans M., 1899-1958  Search this
Osborne, Douglas  Search this
Oswalt, W.  Search this
Palmer, M. H.  Search this
Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941  Search this
Petersen, Karen Daniels  Search this
Pierson, D.  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Rands, R. L.  Search this
Rhodes, Willard, 1901-1992  Search this
Roberts, Helen H. (Helen Heffron), 1888-1985  Search this
Roth, William P.  Search this
Shimkin, Demitri Boris  Search this
Shiner, Joel L.  Search this
Smith, C.  Search this
Smith, Homer Garner  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S.  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Spencer, Robert  Search this
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961  Search this
Squier, Robert J.  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995  Search this
Teit, James Alexander, 1864-1922  Search this
Thomas, R. K.  Search this
Tooker, Elizabeth  Search this
Tschopik, Harry S. Jr.  Search this
Tsien Y. Y.  Search this
Van Stone, James W.  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988  Search this
Vogt, Evon Zartman  Search this
Wallace, A.  Search this
Wallace, W. J.  Search this
Webb, William S. (William Snyder), 1882-1964  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Weiant, C. W. (Clarence Wolsey), 1897-1986  Search this
Weltfish, Gene, 1902-1980  Search this
Wheeler, Richard Page  Search this
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975  Search this
Wilder, C. S.  Search this
Willey, Gordon R. (Gordon Randolph), 1913-2002  Search this
Wood, Raymond  Search this
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009  Search this
Ackerknecht, Erwin H.  Search this
Beals, Ralph L. (Ralph Leon), 1901-1985  Search this
Boyd W.  Search this
Collier, Donald, 1911-1995  Search this
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
De Avile, B.  Search this
De Gandia, E.  Search this
Frenguelli, Joaquín, 1883-1958  Search this
Gillin, John, 1907-1973  Search this
Gilmore, R. M.  Search this
Goldman, Irving, 1911-2002  Search this
Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979  Search this
Henckel, C.  Search this
Horton, D.  Search this
Imbelloni, J.  Search this
Kubler, G. A.  Search this
La Barre, Weston, 1911-1996  Search this
Levi-Strauss, C.  Search this
Lipkind, William, 1904-1974  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957  Search this
McBryde, F. W.  Search this
McCown, T. D.  Search this
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967  Search this
Miller, R. R.  Search this
OʹNeale, Lila M.  Search this
Parks, E. T.  Search this
Pourchet, M. J.  Search this
Powers, N.  Search this
Riley, M. W.  Search this
Root, W. C.  Search this
Rouse, Irving, 1913-2006  Search this
Rowe, John Howland, 1918-2004  Search this
Sauer, Carl  Search this
Steggerda, Morris  Search this
Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972  Search this
Stone, D.  Search this
Stout, D. C.  Search this
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962  Search this
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995  Search this
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991  Search this
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991  Search this
Wilson, E. A.  Search this
Science Information Services  Search this
Names:
Hunter College  Search this
Extent:
3 Volumes
4 Boxes
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1927-1967
Scope and Contents:
Also records of galley and page proofs.
Arrangement:
Letters are arranged alphabetically by author, except for a separate file relating to the Handbook of South American Indians (BAE-B 143).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4846
Topic:
Handbook of Middle American Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Policy  Search this
River Basin Survey Bulletin-Final Costs  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4846, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4846
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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[Sturtevant SR 83]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 516
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents note:
Ekholm, Gordon; Oral History; abt 6 hours, winter-spring 1971
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 13: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref15330
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MS 2205 Copies of Alexander von Humboldt collection of Mexican pictographic manuscripts

Collector:
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859  Search this
Illustrator:
Steinen, Karl von den, 1855-1929  Search this
Names:
Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922  Search this
Extent:
18 Prints
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Illustrations
Place:
Mexico
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian naturalist and geographer who traveled extensively in Central and South America among other locations. The records and studies he made during his travels helped establish physical geography and geophysics as disciplines. His writings such as "Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland" and "Kosmos" also contributed to make him one of the foremost scholars of the 19th century.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2205
General:
Information on manuscripts taken from Eduard Seler, "Mexican picture writing of Alexander von Humboldt", Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology Number 28, 1904, and John B. Glass, "A Census of Native Middle American Pictorial Manuscripts," Handbook of Middle American Indians, 1975.
Other Archival Materials:
Tracings of Humboldt's original collection in British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom, Humboldt Fragment 1.
Restrictions:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Picture-writing  Search this
hieroglyphics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Citation:
Manuscript 2205, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2205
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MS 2205 Copies of Alexander von Humboldt collection of Mexican pictographic manuscripts
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2205
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Cancian- Political and Religions Organizations (Handbook of Middle American Indians)

Collection Creator:
Laughlin, Robert M.  Search this
Container:
Box 65
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Robert Moody Laughlin papers are open for research.

Electronic media is currently restricted due to preservation concerns.

Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.

Access to the Robert Moody Laughlin papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Moody Laughlin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Moody Laughlin papers
Robert Moody Laughlin papers / Series 6: Writings By Others / 6.3: General
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-06-ref402

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians

Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1981
1981-
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1434 .H231
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_149369

Handbook of Middle American Indians, 1950-1957

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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[1969]

Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Scope and Contents:
Alksne, Lois; Call, D. J.; Dash, Joan; Farnsworth, E. Allan; Fogelson, Raymond (includes Bunzel's review of Manning Nash's volume on social anthropology for the Handbook of Middle American Indians); Goldschmidt, Walter; Gruhn, Ruth (includes her manuscript, "A Guide to Chichicastenango"); Kennedy, Raymond (Encyclopedia Americana; includes Bunzel's article on Alexander Goldenweiser); Lawrence, G.; Moore, G. Alexander , Jr.; Morrison, Jean (includes copy of Ruth Landes's grant application); Otten, Charlotte M.; Pletcher, David M. (Hispanic American Historical Review); Rispoli, Louis P. (includes flyer and booklet for dedication ceremonies of Ruth Benedict College)
Collection Restrictions:
Materials with student grades were separated and have been restricted. Most of the restricted materials are not open for access until 2030.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
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Ruth Leah Bunzel Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Frontiers of Mesoamerica and External Relationships in Handbook of Middle American Indians

Collection Creator:
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Extent:
4 folders
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscript drafts, bibliographies, correspondence, and photograph duplicates.
Collection Restrictions:
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans papers are open for research. Personal correspondence, however, is RESTRICTED until 2026.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers
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National Anthropological Archives
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Frontiers of Mesoamerica and External Relationships in Handbook of Middle American Indians

Collection Creator:
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Extent:
4 folders
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscript drafts, bibliographies, correspondence, and photograph duplicates.
Collection Restrictions:
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans papers are open for research. Personal correspondence, however, is RESTRICTED until 2026.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Thomas Dale Stewart Correspondence 1961-1962

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Correspondent:
Bass, William Marvin III  Search this
Brace, C. Loring  Search this
Coon, Carlton Stevens Jr 1904-1981  Search this
Curtis, Karl P  Search this
Evans, Clifford Jr  Search this
Howell, F. Clark  Search this
Howells, W. W  Search this
Kidder, Arthur Vincent  Search this
Munizaga, Juan  Search this
Prokopec, Miroslav  Search this
Reed, Erik Kellerman  Search this
Snow, Charles  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
Taylor, James V  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W (Gus Willard) 1922-  Search this
Witthoft, John  Search this
Omwake, Henri Geiger 1907-1967  Search this
American Anthropological Association  Search this
Baqir, Taha  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
National Academy of Science Stewart, Thomas Dale  Search this
Anthropology and the Condition of Individual and Social Freedom 1961  Search this
International Conference on Oral Biology 1962  Search this
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
12 inches
Type:
Letters
Telegrams
Announcements
Programs
Grant proposals
Manuscripts
Receipts
Photographs
Place:
Shanidar Cave (Iraq)
Iraq
Date:
1961-1962
Topic:
Archeology  Search this
See more items in:
Thomas Dale Stewart Correspondence 1961-1962 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87147

Bureau of American Ethnology Administrative File 1949-1965

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Correspondent:
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Sturtevant, William C  Search this
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Chafe, Wallace L  Search this
Holder, Preston  Search this
Willey, Gordon Randolph  Search this
Vogt, Evon Zartman  Search this
Hoebel, E. Adamson (Edward Adamson) 1906-1993  Search this
De Laguna, Frederica 1906-2004  Search this
Haury, Emil Walter  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Miller, Carl F  Search this
Dávalos Hurtado, Eusebio  Search this
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff  Search this
Fenton, William Nelson  Search this
Devereux, George  Search this
Evans, Clifford Jr  Search this
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Irvine, F. R  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology history  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Anthropology (proposed)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of South American Indians  Search this
Physical description:
20 linear inches
Type:
Letters
Publications
Memoranda
Reports
Lectures
Manuscripts for publication
Illustrations
Maps
Minutes
Proposals
Grant proposals
Lists
Questionnaires
Place:
Russell Cave, Alabama
Date:
1949-1965
Topic:
Handbook of Middle American Indians  Search this
Archeology  Search this
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology Records 1878-1965 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Bureau of American Ethnology Administrative File 1949-1965 [Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87578

Handbook of Middle American Indians

Author:
Wauchope, Robert 1909-1979  Search this
Physical description:
16 v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
1976
[1964-1976]
Call number:
F1434 .H23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270938

Los cazadores primitivos en Mesoamérica

Author:
Aveleyra Arroyo de Anda, Luis  Search this
Physical description:
81 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1967
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .A918X
F1219.A918X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30239

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