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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Huntington Free Library  Search this
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Collector:
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Former owner:
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Extent:
400 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Date:
1890-1998
Summary:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Scope and Contents:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Arrangement:
The MAI, Heye Foundation records have been arranged into 21 series and 50 subseries: Series 1: Directors, 1908-1990 (1.1: George Gustav Heye, 1863-1962, 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett, 1943-1960, 1.3: Frederick Dockstader, 1950-1976, 1.4: Alexander F. Draper, 1972-1977, 1.5:Roland W. Force, 1963-1990, 1.6: George Eager, Assistant Director, 1977-1990) Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1916-1990 (2.1: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1990, 2.2: Individual Board Correspondence, 1943-1990, 2.3: Subject Files, 1917-1990) Series 3: Administrative, 1916-1989 (3.1: Subject Files, 1904-1991, 3.2: Personnel, 1956-1991, 3.3: Legal, 1900-1989, 3.4: Task Force, 1976-1986, 3.5: George Abrams, 1980-1991) Series 4: Financial, 1916-1990 (4.1: Ledgers, 1900-1962, 4.2: Correspondence, 1905-1985, 4.3: Subject Files, 1916-1990) Series 5: Expeditions, 1896-1973Series 6: Collectors, 1872-1981Series 7: Registration, 1856-1993Series 8: Collections Management, 1937-1988Series 9: Curatorial, 1963-1990 (9.1: Curatorial Council, 1973-1990, 9.2: Gary Galante, 1979-1991, 9.3: Mary Jane Lenz, 1974-1994, 9.4: James G. E. Smith, 1963-1990, 9.5: U. Vincent Wilcox, 1968-1984, 9.6: Anna C. Roosevelt, 1973-1988) Series 10: Exhibits, 1923-1991 (10.1: MAI Exhibits, 1923-1990, 10.2: Non-MAI Exhibits, 1937-1991) Series 11: Public Programs, 1935-1990Series 12: Publications, 1904-1994 (12.1: Annual Reports, 1917-1989, 12.2: Publications by MAI, 1904-1990, 12.3: Publications by Other Sources, 1881-1990, 12.4: Administration, 1920-1988, 12.5: Archival Set of Official Publications, 1907-1976) Series 13: Public Affairs, 1938-1991Series 14: Development, 1927-1991 (14.1: Administration, 1979-1990, 14.2: Donors, 1978-1990, 14.3: Fundraising, 1973-1990, 14.4: Grants, 1970-1990, 14.5: Subject Files, 1976-1990) Series 15: Other Departments, 1914-1990 (15.1: Archives, 1914-1990, 15.2: Conservation, 1972-1989, 15.3: Education, 1921-1990, 15.4: Indian Information Center, 1977-1989, 15.5: Museum Shop, 1947-1989, 15.6: Photography, 1918-1990, 15.7: Physical Anthropology, 1919-1956) Series 16: Huntington Free Library, 1926-1991Series 17: Museum Relocation, 1969-1992 (17.1: Subject Files, 1979-1990, 17.2: American Museum of Natural History, 1980-1987, 17.3: Dallas, Texas, 1984-1987, 17.4: Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1990, 17.5: U.S. Custom House, 1977-1990, 17.6: Other Locations, 1974-1987) Series 18: MediaSeries 19: PhotographsSeries 20: Miscellaneous, 1837-1990Series 21: Oversize, 1873-1972 (21.1: Maps, 1873-1975, 21.2: Miscellaneous, 1884-1982)
History of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was established by wealthy collector George Gustav Heye in 1908. Heye began collecting American Indian artifacts as early as 1897 and his collection rapidly increased over the next several years. Based in New York, Heye bought collections and documentary photographs, sponsored expeditions, and traveled and collected items himself. In addition, once MAI was established he sponsored numerous expeditions across the Western Hemisphere, including North American, Canada, South America and Central America.

From 1908 to 1917 Heye housed his artifacts on temporary loan at the University of Pennsylvania's University Museum, Pennsylvania, in lofts on East 33rd Street in New York City, and at other depositories. In 1917, the collections moved from his apartment to their permanent museum location at Audubon Terrace, at 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. The museum, containing ethnographic and archaeological collections from North, Central and South America, opened to the public in 1922. Less than ten years later, Heye completed a storage facility in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx, known as the Research Branch. Heye served as Chairman of the Board and Museum Director until his death in 1957. After growing concern about the financial and other management of the collections came to a head, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 and in 1994 opened exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green near New York City's Battery Park. The Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland later opened in 1999 and the main Washington, DC museum opened in 2004.

Please visit the following links for more information about the history of the museum; History of the Collection, Collections Overview, and Significance of the Collection. Moreover, for information about how the museum currently cares for and exhibits the collection, please see the Conservation department and recent entries regarding Exhibitions and Conservation on the NMAI Blog. In addition, see portions of the NMAI Archive Center's collections highlighted in the SIRIS Blog.
Related Materials:
In 2004, the Huntington Fee Library, once part of the MAI/Heye Foundation, was transferred to the Cornell University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. While this collection mainly contained books, it also contained a significant amount of archival materials. The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America, as well as contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection. Further information about the collection and links to finding aids can be found here: rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL_old.html.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
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Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
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Excavations (Archaeology) -- Panama  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Jersey  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Missouri  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Nevada  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California  Search this
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Indians of Central America  Search this
Pre-Columbian objects  Search this
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Archaeological expeditions  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001
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Online Media:

FORDISC 2.0: Personal Computer Forensic Discriminant Functions

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1998. "FORDISC 2.0: Personal Computer Forensic Discriminant Functions." International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 8 128–133.
Identifier:
101691
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_101691

The Use of Forensic Anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1998. "The Use of Forensic Anthropology." Journal of Forensic Identification, 48, (1) 45–47.
Identifier:
101692
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_101692

Ancient Disease in Anthropological Context

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Editor:
Greenblatt, Charles L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1998. "Ancient Disease in Anthropological Context." In Digging for Pathogens. Greenblatt, Charles L., editor. 175–199. Jerusalem: Center for the Study of Emerging Diseases.
Identifier:
101859
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_101859

Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

Editor:
Krahl, Regina  Search this
Guy, John  Search this
Wilson, J. Keith  Search this
Raby, Julian  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2010
Citation:
Krahl, Regina, Guy, John, Wilson, J. Keith, and Raby, Julian, editors. 2010. Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
108599
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_108599

Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

Editor:
Tsiang, Katherine R.  Search this
Wilson, J. Keith  Search this
Born, Richard A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2010
Citation:
Tsiang, Katherine R., Wilson, J. Keith, and Born, Richard A., editors. 2010. Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Identifier:
108600
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_108600

Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration

Editor:
Launius, Roger D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2013
Citation:
Launius, Roger D., editor. 2013. Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. In Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.
Identifier:
114188
ISBN:
9781137273161
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_114188

Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight

Editor:
Neufeld, Michael J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2013
Citation:
Neufeld, Michael J., editor. 2013. Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
Identifier:
116273
ISBN:
978-1935623199
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_116273

History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 3

Editor:
Collins, Martin J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2010
Citation:
Collins, Martin J., editor. 2010. History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 3. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Identifier:
117097
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_117097

History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 2

Editor:
Collins, Martin J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2010
Citation:
Collins, Martin J., editor. 2010. History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 2. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Identifier:
117098
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_117098

History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 1

Editor:
Collins, Martin J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2010
Citation:
Collins, Martin J., editor. 2010. History and Technology: an International Journal; vol. 26, no. 1. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Identifier:
117099
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_117099

Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned

Editor:
Launius, Roger D.  Search this
Krige, John  Search this
Craig, James I.   Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2013
Citation:
Launius, Roger D., Krige, John, and Craig, James I. , editors. 2013. Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned. Reston, Virginia: American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Identifier:
117285
ISBN:
9781624102165
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_117285

Description of a new Odontophorus from Costa Rica

Author:
Oberholser, Harry C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1932
Citation:
Oberholser, Harry C. 1932. "Description of a new Odontophorus from Costa Rica." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 45 39–41.
Identifier:
122122
ISSN:
0006-324X
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_122122

Los Inkas en la sierra central del Perú. Balance crítico desde la perspectiva etnohistórica

Author:
Arellano, Carmen  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Arellano, Carmen. 1998. "Los Inkas en la sierra central del Perú. Balance crítico desde la perspectiva etnohistórica." Tawantinsuyu, (5) 490.
Identifier:
130644
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_130644

A new Gracilaria on Azalea

Author:
Busck, August  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1914
Citation:
Busck, August. 1914. "A new Gracilaria on Azalea." Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, (1) 1–2.
Identifier:
131418
ISSN:
1059-1559
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_131418

The chestnut bastminer

Author:
Busck, August  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1914
Citation:
Busck, August. 1914. "The chestnut bastminer." Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, (1) 3–4.
Identifier:
131419
ISSN:
1059-1559
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_131419

New Microlepidoptera from Hawaii

Author:
Busck, August  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1914
Citation:
Busck, August. 1914. "New Microlepidoptera from Hawaii." Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, (7) 103–107.
Identifier:
131448
ISSN:
1059-1559
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_131448

A manual of North American birds

Author:
Ridgway, Robert  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1896
Citation:
Ridgway, Robert. 1896. A manual of North American birds. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co.
Identifier:
133076
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_133076

Der Golfstrom nach den neuesten Forschungen

Author:
Dall, William H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1883
Citation:
Dall, William H. 1883. "Der Golfstrom nach den neuesten Forschungen." Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 1 19–21.
Identifier:
137070
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_137070

Notes on the paleontological publications of Prof. William Wagner

Author:
Dall, William Healey  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1897
Citation:
Dall, William Healey. 1897. "Notes on the paleontological publications of Prof. William Wagner." Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia, 5 7–11, pls. 1-3.
Identifier:
138088
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_138088

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