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Inacessible House

Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
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
Extent:
6 Pages
Container:
Box 12, Folder 151
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Colorado -- Archeology
Date:
1915
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Archeology -- Colorado  Search this
Inaccessible House  Search this
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records / Series 17: Division of Ethnology / 17.1: Manuscript and Pamphlet File / Cliff Dwellers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e800fca7-6aa7-484e-9237-c5f1da900923
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref15615

Elmer E. Higley collection

Topic:
Methodist Episcopal Church
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth
Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
534 Lantern slides
0.2 Linear feet
Culture:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]  Search this
Nooksack  Search this
Tulalip  Search this
Haida  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Wasco  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Date:
bulk circa 1900-1968
Summary:
This collection consists of 534 glass lantern slides depicting Indigenous groups throughout North America. It also includes a small number of publications written by Elmer E. Higley and others about Native Americans and missionary work during the early twentieth century.
Scope and Contents:
The Elmer E. Higley collection consists of both Lantern Slides and Printed Materials. Series 1: Lantern Slides, 1900-1924, includes 534 glass lantern slides, many hand-colored. The lantern slides were used by Higley in lectures to promote his missionary and reform work with the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was the Superintendent from 1919 to 1923. While Higley was the photographer of some of the lantern slide images, specifically those taken in Mesa Verde, the majority of the photographs were not taken by Higley, but rather collected by him for use in his lectures as he traveled around the country. Series 2: Printed Materials, 1914-1968, includes a small number of early twentieth-century publications written by Higley and others about Native Americans and missionary work in the United States during this time.
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into two series. Series 1: Lantern Slides, 1900-1924 and Series 2: Printed Materials, 1914-1968.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer Ellsworth Higley was born in Ohio in 1867. He attended high school and college in northwestern Pennsylvania before marrying Alice C. Dowler in 1892. Higley later also attended the Drew Theological Seminary and afterwards worked as a pastor in a number of Methodist churches around the country. In approximately 1919 Higley was appointed Superintendent of the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with his office based in Chicago, Illinois. Employed in this work until 1923, Higley traveled the United States, visiting Native reservations and promoting Christian reform efforts for American Indian education. While traveling, Higley frequently presented illustrated lectures on his missionary work to audiences, using the glass lantern slides now residing in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. In the years after 1923, Higley continued as a pastor in both Ames, Iowa, and Evanston, Illinois, the latter where he eventually died in 1931.
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. R. S. Jensen and Family in 2018 and 2019.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Topic:
Missionaries  Search this
cliff dwellings -- Colorado -- Mesa Verde National Park  Search this
Methodist church buildings  Search this
Missions -- Mission School  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv45ca4b0f8-01c2-4114-b663-3d3cb3d59f0c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-228
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Lantern Slides

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
534 Lantern slides
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Arrangement:
The Lantern Slides series is arranged by location or culture group into the following seven subseries. Suberies 1: Northwest Coast, 1900-1924, Subseries 2: Great Basin / Plateau, 1900-1924, Suberies 3: Northeast / Great Lakes, 1900-1924, Subseries 4: Plains, 1900-1924, Suberies 5: Southwest, 1900-1924, Subseries 6: Missionary Work, 1919-1924, Suberies 7: General / Unidentified North America, 1900-1924
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44f5ef9d9-c945-4396-ac92-dd0c838f7a92
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref1

Mesa Verde Notebook / Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1914-1919
Scope and Contents:
This folder contains Elmer E. Higley's notebook / scrapbook from his work with Mesa Verde National Park between the years 1914 and 1919. Specifically, it includes Higley's typed notes and newspaper clippings, referencing Higley's work with Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes during these years.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Topic:
cliff dwellings -- Colorado -- Mesa Verde National Park  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 2.1
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 2: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv47c7b5663-bb13-4e48-a507-5e61f81147ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref10

Publications by Elmer E. Higley and the Joint Committee on Indian Work

Topic:
Methodist Episcopal Church
Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1919-1924
Scope and Contents:
This folder contains Elmer E. Higley's articles and published works associated with the mission of the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 2.2
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 2: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv403f4a343-3fdb-4a04-ab08-5ff31d3e3054
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref11

Miscellaneous brochures and publications about Native Americans

Topic:
American Indians
Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1916-1968
Scope and Contents:
This folder contains a small number of publications about Native Americans, possibly collected by Elmer E. Higley.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 2.3
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 2: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44fbee187-a2b1-4ea2-8aec-c3bf3c100171
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref12

Printed Materials

Topic:
Methodist Episcopal Church
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth
Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1968
Scope and Contents:
The printed materials consist of a small number of early twentieth-century publications and articles written by Higley and members of the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a U.S.-based missionary society working to reform life on Native American reservations. Materials also include Higley's notebook/scrapbook from Mesa Verde, and a few miscellaneous brochures and publications about Native Americans not directly related to Higley or his missionary work.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Occupation:
Missionaries  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41660959b-349c-4726-ab5b-507f984a9d05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref2

Northwest Coast

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
50 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Culture:
Nooksack  Search this
Tulalip  Search this
Haida  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 50 glass lantern slides of the Northwest Coast of the continental U.S. and coastal Alaska. Communities depicted include the Nooksack and Tulalip peoples of Washington state, as well as many Alaska Native communities including the Haida and Tlingit.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.1
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49dd5097d-ab40-407b-a429-695eeb18dce7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref3

Great Basin / Plateau

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
7 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Wasco  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 7 glass lantern slides from the Great Basin / Plateau region. Communities depicted include the Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles), Wasco, and Yakama (Yakima) peoples.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.2
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv481ef3655-41b2-4295-8548-c58462a802a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref4

Northeast / Great Lakes

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
3 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Mohawk  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 3 glass lantern slides from the Northeast / Great Lakes region. Communities depicted include the Mohawk peoples, a member of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederacy.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.3
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41c87d643-da68-45a3-a6b9-a2a9073b8bee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref5

Plains

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
96 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6
Box 7
Culture:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 96 glass lantern slides from the Plains region. Communities depicted include primarily the Pikuni (Piegan) and Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet) peoples of Montana.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Some photographs in this series are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.4
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4a99b5fbb-b2d2-437e-8115-86b359b5bc34
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref6

Southwest

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
212 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 7
Box 8
Box 9
Box 10
Box 11
Box 12
Box 13
Box 14
Box 15
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 212 glass lantern slides from the Southwest region. Approximately 100 of these images are of the "Cliff Dwelling" structures at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, photographed by Elmer E. Higley between 1914 and 1919. Other images depict Diné (Navajo) peoples, buildings, and a number of Pueblo communities.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Some photographs in this series are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Topic:
cliff dwellings -- Colorado -- Mesa Verde National Park  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.5
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b53e8012-5cbe-43d7-b926-811512d66961
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref7

Missionary Work

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
71 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 15
Box 16
Box 17
Box 17
Box 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1919-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 71 glass lantern slides depicting Elmer E. Higley's missionary work. Images include Methodist Episcopal Church buildings and Indian Mission School buildings on numerous Native American reservations, missionary work with Mexican immigrant families in the Los Angeles area, and lantern slides with textual information relating to Higley's lectures.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some photographs in this colletion are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Topic:
Methodist church buildings  Search this
Missions -- Mission School  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.6
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Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv46a3f0e29-03f4-4672-bceb-e288e5e489f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref8

General / Unidentified North America

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
95 Lantern slides
Container:
Box 18
Box 19
Box 20
Box 21
Box 22
Culture:
American Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 95 glass lantern slides depicting various Native American communities. Images do not include descriptions, and the Native American individuals and communities portrayed are unidentified.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Some photographs in this series are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.7
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4114179ee-fc1b-4d7c-943c-0eebd10a2a7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref9

Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
McKee, Thomas M., 1854-1939  Search this
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)  Search this
Rowland, Wesley R.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Artist:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Mullett, G. M.  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (cromolithograph)
40 Prints (circa, halftone)
77 Prints (circa, albumen)
84 Drawings (circa 84 drawings (some mechanically produced))
1,655 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
71 Copy negatives
43 Copy prints
363 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
7 Paintings
1 Print (cyanotype)
1 Print (photogravure)
1 Postcard (collotype)
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Negatives
Paintings
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska)
South Carolina -- Antiquities
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Huasteca Region (Mexico)
Maryland -- Antiquities
Louisiana -- Antiquities
Alabama -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
Florida -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Antiquities
Hovenweep National Monument (Utah and Colo.)
Utah -- Antiquities
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Navajo National Monument
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1890-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and drawings mostly relating to archeological subjects, collected and arranged by Jesse Walter Fewkes for his reference. Subjects include burial mounds, excavations, drawn maps, as well as urns, implements, idols, pottery, and other artifacts found in excavations, and Hopi, Zuni, and Piegan ceremonies and dances. Many of the photographs and drawings were probably made by Fewkes. Publication information is noted on some. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Photographs were taken in Alabama, Arizona (including Casa Grande, Elden Pueblo, Navajo National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument), Colorado (including Mesa Verde and Montezuma Valley), Florida (including Weeden Island), Illinois (Cahokia Mound), Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico (including La Huasteca Region), Mississippi Valley, New Mexico (including Chaco Canyon, Hawikuh, and Mimbres Valley), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (including Hill Canyon, McElmo Canyon, and McLean Basin Ruins), Hovenweep National Monument, the West Indies (including Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba), and West Virginia.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist, and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and acted as curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. While on a collecting trip in the western United States, he developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology, studying and recording Hopi ceremonials. In 1895, he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, excavating ruins in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. He was appointed chief of the Bureau in 1918, and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4321
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Jesse Walter Fewkes Papers (MS 4408), his photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde (Photo Lot 30), his negatives (Photo Lot 86), and other manuscript collections by and related to Fewkes' ethnological research and archeology and his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Burial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4321, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4321
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw326ec7376-28c6-4b70-ad07-f145221fcf18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4321
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