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MS 4550 Manuscripts relating to the Marsh Darien Expedition

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Names:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
7 Photographs
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Contents as follows: "The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama." Brockport, New York, October, 1923. 35 pages, typed, 7 photographs. "The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924." 18 pages, handwritten, signed by R.O. Marsh. "The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R.O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis." Special newspaper feature, produced by Science Service, Inc., Washington, D.C. Copyright 1924 by Science Service. 22 pages, mimeo.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4550
Other Title:
The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama
The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924
The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R. O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4550, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4550
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4550

Permanent Administrative Files

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1877-1975
Descriptive Entry:
Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include Smithsonian participation in expositions, operation of certain museum divisions, and miscellaneous subjects. Accession records include: data on the Herber R. Bishop jade collection; William Joseph Hammer collection of incandescent lamps, 1905; Robert Ward collection of ferns, 1905-1906; transfer of the United States Patent Office collections to the United States National Museum, 1906-1909; Hubert G. Squires collection of Chinese porcelain; Hippisley collection of Chinese porcelain, 1909-1912; collections from the Arizona fossil forest; E. A. Wakefield collection of Basuto pottery; James D. S. Chalmers collection of minerals; McIntire collection of historical objects; Charles Fuller Baker collection from the Galapagos Islands; United States National Museum collection of postage stamps; Isaac Lea collection of gems and mollusks; George D. Seymour collection of clocks; Joseph Priestley collection of scientific apparatus; Robert C. Hall ethnological collection; Dwight J. Partello bequest; John B. Bernadou bequest; Bernard Rogan Ross ethnological collections; Mrs. James W. Pinchot collection of textiles; Richard Mansfield collection of theatrical costumes; B. F. Chandler herbarium; Morris Loeb collection of chemical compounds; Donn collection of Lincoln relics; Frank S. Collins herbarium and library; Oldroyd collection of Lincoln relics; Thomas Jefferson writing desk; Richard E. Byrd airplane "Josephine Ford"; Walter W. Holmes fossil bird bone collection; Brush-Swan electrical apparatus collection; collection of first ladies' gowns in the United States National Museum; Virgil Michael Brand coin collection; Charles Russell Orcutt natural history collections; Isobel H. Lenman collection of Old World archaeology; American period costume collection in the United States National Museum; Charles A. Lindbergh collection of personal memorabilia; Nordenskold Mesa Verde collection; Joseph Nelson Rose collection of cacti; Osborne collection of Guatemalan textiles; United States National Museum collection of building stones; the Holt collection of birds from South America, 1936-1940; the Annie H. Hegeman lace and textile collection; the United States National Museum's collection of Jean Leon Gerome Ferris paintings; James Townsend Russell anthropological collection; the Harvey Harlow Nininger meteorite collection; the Hope diamond.

Records related to Smithsonian expeditions and field work include: Mexican-United States Boundary Commission; expeditions and collecting in the Philippine Islands, 1903-1905; University of Pennsylvania expedition to Babylonia, 1887-1888; Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt, 1909; Arthur deC. Sowerby collecting trips to China, 1909-1936; Owen Bryant-William Palmer expedition to Java, 1905-1910; Smithsonian-Roosevelt African expedition, 1909; Rainey African expedition, 1911; Smithsonian-Harvard expedition to Altai Mountains, Siberia, 1912; National Geographic Society-Yale University expedition to Peru, 1915; Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition, 1920; David C. Graham collecting work in China, 1925-1940; Hugh McCormick Smith collecting work in Siam; Marsh-Darien expedition, 1924; Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1911-1912; Ellsworth Paine Killip collecting work in Europe, 1935, and Venezuela, 1943-1944; Henry Bascom Collins, Jr., field work in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1938; Herbert Girton Deignan's collecting work in Siam, 1936-1937; the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies, 1933; Stanley John's collecting work in the British West Indies, 1935-1938; Charles W. Gilmore and Frank H. H. Roberts collecting work in Arizona, 1937; the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1938-1939; Matthew William Stirling's field work in Mexico, 1940-1946; the National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands, 1939; Walter W. Taylor, Jr.'s, archeological field work in Mexico, 1940-1945; Floyd A. McClure's bamboo investigations in Mexico and Central and South America, 1943-1944; Henri Pittier's botanical field work in Venezuela, 1944-1946; Philip Hershkovitz field work in Colombia, 1946-1950; the Finn Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-1948; Brina Kessel field work in Alaska, 1950; Clifford Evans, Jr., field work in Ecuador, 1954-1958; Marshall T. Newman field work in Peru, 1955-1957; James Paul Chapin collecting work in Africa, 1957; Ralph S. Solecki field work in Iraq, 1954-1959.

Records that document Smithsonian involvement in expositions include: South Carolina and West Indian Exposition, Charleston, 1902; Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904; Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition, 1907; International Photographic Exposition, Dresden, 1909; World's Columbian Exposition, 1896; Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915; International Silk Exposition, New York, 1921; Pageant of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1922; Sesquicentennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1926; Progress Exposition, New Haven, 1926; International Exposition, Seville, Spain, 1927; Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1931; Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, 1936; New York World's Fair, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936; Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1937; Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition, Haiti, 1949.

Records related to the origin or operation of subdivisions of the United States National Museum include: development of the Division of Textiles; history of the National Herbarium, 1886-1908; development of the Division of Medicine; development of the Division of Mineral Technology, 1914; Traveling Exhibit Service; Division of Graphic Arts; Division of Numismatics.

Miscellaneous topics covered by these records include: establishment of Bermuda Biological Station, 1900-1904; United States military operations against insurgents in the Philippine Islands, 1904; the Lincoln Memorial Commission, 1913; proposed construction of a George Washington Memorial; National Museum involvement in search for the Port Orford meteorite; exhibition of the "Spirit of St. Louis"; National Museum exhibition of objects from World War I; use of the National Museum Building by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in World War I; proposed creation of a National Museum of Engineering and Industry under Smithsonian control; Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments; Smithsonian activities during World War II, particularly the evacuation of United States National Museum collections from Washington; A. Remington Kellogg's work on the Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography and the International Whaling Commission; United States National Museum correspondence with Phineas T. Barnum, 1882-1891; Washington A. Roebling's mineral collections.

Most of the correspondence is directed to the officer in immediate charge of the United States National Museum (Richard Rathbun, 1897-1918; William deC. Ravenel, 1918-1925; Alexander Wetmore, 1925-1948; A. Remington Kellogg, 1948-1962) with lesser amounts to John Enos Graf, who was appointed Associate Director, United States National Museum, in 1931. Also, a smaller amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian (Spencer F. Baird, 1878-1887; Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906; Charles D. Walcott, 1907-1927; Charles G. Abbot, 1928-1944; Alexander Wetmore, 1944-1952; Leonard Carmichael, 1953-1964) and to various museum curators. This correspondence was usually referred to the chief administrator of the United States National Museum for response.
Historical Note:
In 1902 the Museum's Division of Correspondence and Documents instituted a numeric filing system for the general correspondence of the United States National Museum. That correspondence, as found in this record unit, comprises most of the central administrative files of the Museum. Prior to 1902, museum correspondence had been filed alphabetically by correspondent (see record unit 189). Beginning in 1862 the accession records of the National Museum had been filed using a numeric system similar to that later adopted for correspondence. Finally in 1924 the two numbering systems were integrated.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Hope diamond  Search this
Port Orford meteorite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 192
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Permanent Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0192

#85426 - #85725. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the second Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924 (#85487).

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 294 of 672
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files
See more items in:
Permanent Administrative Files
Permanent Administrative Files / Box 294
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0192-refidd1e6362

Richard O. Marsh Diary, 1925

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1925
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-133
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252303

John Peabody Harrington papers: Cuna, 1914, 1924-circa 1931

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa  Search this
Subject:
Densmore, Frances 1867-1957  Search this
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 box
Culture:
Cuna Indians  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Nomenclature
Vocabulary
Manuscripts
Songs
Date:
1914
1914-1931
1914, 1924-circa 1931
Topic:
Cuna language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Ethnomusicology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Mexico/Central America/South America, circa 1907-1960
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363583

Richard O. Marsh collection, 1923-1994, bulk 1923-1925

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Correspondent:
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Marsh, Helen Louise Cleveland  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, Richard O (Richard Oglesby) 1883-1953  Search this
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
4 linear feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1923
1923-1994
bulk 1923-1925
Topic:
Cuna Indians  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_95193

Two Women with Face and Body Paint and in Costume Near and Structure with Thatch Roof 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 002 in mounted on 003 in x 002 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235100
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55122
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Choco Man in Ceremonial Costume and Woman in Costume at River's Edge 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 002 in mounted on 003 in x 002 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235200
OPPS NEG 91-2269
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55123
Online Media:

Choco Man in Ceremonial Costume and Woman in Costume at River's Edge (Back View) 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 003 in x 003 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235300
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55124
Online Media:

View from Across River of Choco Platform House with Thatch Roof, Clothes on Railing; Dugout Canoe with Motor in River 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 003 in mounted on 004 in x 003 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235400
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55125
Online Media:

Two Choco Boys in Costume and Inside Platform House with Thatch Roof and Notched Pole Ladder; Clothes on Railing 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 003 in x 003 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235500
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55126
Online Media:

Choco Woman in Costume with Infant on Back and Pounding Rice With Large Wood Pestle in Wood Mortar, Outside Platform House With Thatch Roof 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 003 in x 003 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04235600
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55127
Online Media:

Choco Harvest Festival 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print 004 in x 004 in mounted on 006 in x 005 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04236000
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55131

Interior of Choco Platform House with Thatch Roof Showing Mats, Baskets and Gourds on Floor 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 006 in x 004 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04236100
OPPS NEG 11120
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55132
Online Media:

Choco Group Wearing Face Paint and in Costume, One Man with Silver Ear Plugs and Cuffs, Outside Platform House with Thatch Roof 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04236200
OPPS NEG 42389
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55133
Online Media:

Choco Group Wearing Face Paint and in Costume, One Man with Silver Ear Plugs and Cuffs, Outside Platform House with Thatch Roof 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04236300
OPPS NEG 42389
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55134
Online Media:

Choco Group Wearing Face Paint and in Costume, One Man with Silver Ear Plugs and Cuffs, Outside Platform House with Thatch Roof 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04236400
OPPS NEG 42389
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55135
Online Media:

Choco Man in Ceremonial Costume on Shore and Young Boy in River 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 004 in mounted on 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04269800
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55471

Man Wearing Silver Ear Plugs and in Ceremonial Costume Near Painted Notched Post and Wood Crate 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 005 in mounted on 006 in x 005 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04269901
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55472
Online Media:

Non-Native Man with Camera on Tripod Taking Photo of Group in Costume; Basket Nearby 1923

Creator:
Charlton, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 002 in x 003 in
Culture:
Choco  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1923
Local number:
NAA INV 04269902
OPPS NEG 85-806
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_55473

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