Includes "Pima Baskets with Labyrinth Designs," with apparently related shorter manuscripts, bibliographic data, and photographs of Casa Grande and baskets, some in use. Also includes W. Andrew Archer's "Bibliography of O.F. Cook," June 15, 1950. In addition, photographs of artifacts, most anthropomorphic; a Hohokam pottery collection from southern Arizona; and photographs of mummies and Mexican antiquities by C.B. Waite.
The collection consists of one (1) painting depicting the ruins at Casa Grande. The painting was made by Spencer B. Nichols for the Ancient Pueblos and New Mexico exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in 1909. More information about the painting can be found in: The Exhibits of the Smithsonian Institution at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1909, p. 42.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
Spencer Baird Nichols (1875-1950) was an American portrait painter, landscape painter, muralist, book illustrator, and educator.
This report describes the results of archaeological investigations undertaken northeast and in the vicinity of the Tator Hills at the southern edge of the Santa Cruz Flats. The archaeological investigations were funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Projects Office. The work was conducted to mitigate the impact to prehistoric resources in the construction of the Central Arizona Irrigation and Drainage District.
Item in off site storage. Contact archives for information on availability.
Photographs documenting Hohokam canals, excavations of Hohokam houses, and the surrounding desert. A photograph dated 1968 is by E.E. Hertzog.
The Hohokam were an ancient peoples living in the Salt River Valley, possibly as early as 300 B.C. They were farmers who built an irrigation system of canals over 100 miles long, which forms the basis of the modern Salt River Project irrigation system.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-60
Copy prints made by United States Bureau of Reclamation, circa 1975.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Hohokam canals can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 3.
Additional photographs by the Bureau of Reclamation can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 32.
The libraries at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas hold additional photographs made by E.E. Hertzog for the Bureau of Reclamation.