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Report on the excavation and repair of Cliff-palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colo., in 1909

Author:
Fewkes, J. W.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1909
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135102

Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Publisher:
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
45 Prints (silver gelatin and photostat)
3 sketches on graph paper
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Maps
Drawings
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1919-1921
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs, drawings, and maps relating to Jesse Walter Fewkes' excavations in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Photographs depict the ruins and paths through the park before and after excavation and repair. There are also original photographs by George L. Beam made for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Some of the drawings are original illustrations for Fewkes' publications.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. Some of his research focuses on the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians, an interest he developed while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. Embarking on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1895, he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. During the summers of 1908‐1909, 1915‐1916, and 1918-1922, Fewkes worked almost exclusively on excavations and repairs of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 30
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 1, and Photo Lot 86 (negatives).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkesʹs field notes and papers (MS 4408).
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.
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, circa 1919-1921
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Drawings
Citation:
Photo lot 30, Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.30
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39c68ccb1-ab10-4b5e-8613-3ffb70a55ee9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-30
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Cliff dwellings of prehistoric men (E.), Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. 10584 Interpositive

Topic:
THE UNITED STATES TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 24195
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.36 [31].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Colorado  Search this
Archaeology -- Colorado  Search this
Cliffs -- Colorado  Search this
Homes -- Colorado  Search this
Parks -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 24181-24282
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e7a73e5a-18cd-4c08-b6d3-c997734858d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21961

Balcony House, Ruin Canon, and outlook S., Mesa Verde National Park. Caption no. 10654 : stereoscopic interpositive

Topic:
COLORADO TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Balcony House (Mesa Verde National Park)
Colorado -- 1900-1910
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Ruin Canyon
Date:
1910
Local Numbers:
RSN 24249
General:
"March 1910 CB MS" on envelope.
Currently stored in box 3.2.37 [136].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Colorado  Search this
Homes -- Colorado  Search this
Mountains -- Colorado  Search this
Parks -- Colorado  Search this
Ruins -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 24181-24282
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85f453c12-a4d4-4e7a-9c8b-0205dab7ba67
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref22015

A canon where the ancient cliff dwellers lived (S.), Mesa Verde National Park. 10652 Interpositive

Topic:
COLORADO TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 27655
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Canyons -- Colorado  Search this
Cliffs -- Colorado  Search this
Formations (Geology)  Search this
Gorges -- Colorado  Search this
Parks -- Colorado  Search this
Rocks -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27633-27740
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8120cfc0c-d70d-4ee4-80e9-aa6d377cbf50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25413

Cliff Palace (S.S.E.), largest of prehistoric homes in Mesa Verde National Park. [Active no. 10653 : non-stereo interpositive.]

Topic:
COLORADO TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Cliff Palace (Mesa Verde National Park)
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 27656
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.57 [83].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cliffs -- Colorado  Search this
Dwellings -- Colorado  Search this
Cliff-dwellings -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27633-27740
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81e68ad3f-fe47-45b6-b7d6-a884b8e075de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25414

Music of the Sioux and Navajo

Creator:
Rhodes, Willard, 1901-1992  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
3 Phonograph records (analog, 78 rpm, q0 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1949
Contents:
Peyote cult song : male voice, water-drum, gourd rattle -- Love song : male voice -- Love song : male voice -- Honoring song : mixed chorus, drum -- Riding song : mixed chorus -- Song of happiness : children's chorus, drum, harmonica -- Spinning dance : female voice -- Spinning dance : female voice -- Corn grinding song : female voice, basket drum -- Squaw dance : male chorus, drum -- Silversmith's song : male voice, anvil -- Night chant : male chorus, gourd rattles.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0071

Folkways.1401
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1949
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
The Sioux songs (the 1st-4th selections) recorded at Pine Ridge and Wanblee, S.D.; the Navajo songs (the remaining selections) at Fort Wingate, N.M., Toadalena, Lukachukai, and Pine Springs, Ariz., and Mesa Verde National Park, Colo.
General:
[recorded by Willard Rhodes in Indian communities with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs].
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sioux Nation  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0071
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a37b1d4a-3395-4c3f-ab4d-0264a9e6496f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21527

Music of the Sioux and the Navajo

Recorder:
Rhodes, Willard, 1901-1992  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Arizona
Contents:
The Sioux: Rabbit dance -- Peyote cult dance -- Love song -- Sun dance -- Omaha dance -- Love song -- Honoring song. The Navajo: Riding song -- Song of happiness -- Spinning dance -- Spinning dance -- Corn grinding song -- Squaw dance -- Silversmith's song -- Night chant.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4892
General:
Folkways 4401

CDR copy

The Sioux was recorded at Wanblee and Pine Ridges, S.D. and the Navajo was recorded at Fort Wingate, N.M.; Pine Springs, Toadalena and Lukachukai, Ariz.; Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. "Recorded by Willard Rhodes in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs."
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sioux Nation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4892
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk573124346-1150-4e11-a206-3301ef649e5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26577

Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Palace by Jesse Walter Fewkes

Author:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages, 35 leaves of plates (some folded) illustrations, plan 24 cm
Type:
Books
Government publications
Nonfiction
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
1911
Topic:
Cliff-dwellers  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of North America--Antiquities  Search this
Navaho (Indiens)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062557

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado

Author:
Hazzard, C. D  Search this
Subject:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5 X 8; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
Date unknown but probably c. 1906
Topic:
Cliff Palace  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19495
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10806

Frederick S. Dellenbaugh photographs, negatives and other material

Creator:
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935  Search this
Extent:
14 Negatives (photographic) (black and white)
486 Photographic prints (black and white, color)
1 Lantern slide (black and white)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Ute  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
New Mexico
Arizona
Utah
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Colorado
Date:
circa 1861-1934
Summary:
Images in this collection were mostly taken by Frederick Dellenbaugh, William Henry Jackson, Alexander Gardner, John Wetherill, John K. Hillers, Edward O. Beaman, Charles Milton Bell and Frank Rinehart. Subjects include delegation portraits, images from the Hayden's and Powell's Geological and Geographical Surveys, cliff dwellings, landscape views, and images from the U.S. Indian Congress Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha 1898.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slide: organized in envelopes; arranged by image number

Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number

Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853--935) was an American explorer, artist and mapmaker, best known for his travels and descriptions of the Southwest. At the age of only 18, he was chosen to accompany the second Powell expedition down the Colorado River, serving as both artist and mapmaker. In 1899, Dellenbaugh was part of the Harriman Alaska Expedition.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Citation:
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh photographs, negatives and other material, circa 1861-1934, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.018
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49adc9e36-a360-47fd-b682-2eb14f1a7afe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-018

Arthur Chapman photographs of Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

Creator:
Chapman, Arthur, 1873-1935  Search this
Extent:
8 Stereographs (silver gelatin)
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1912
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Spruce Tree House, Cliff Palace, and Balcony House in Mesa Verde. The collection includes one image of Balcony House before restoration.
Biographical/Historical note:
Arthur Chapman (1873-1935) was a cowboy, poet, and newspaper columnist who explored much of the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, and other scenic areas in Colorado and the West. He wrote his most famous poem, "Out Where the West Begins" (circa 1910), as an homage to the people and land of the frontier.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2G
Location of Other Archival Materials:
An additional photograph by Chapman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Correspondence from Chapman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4517.
The Denver Public Library holds photographs of Chapman.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Cliff-dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Stereographs
Citation:
Photo lot 87-2G, Arthur Chapman photographs of Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2G
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw348350c90-2013-4f17-9188-fb84bf6bb6bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-2g

Richard Wetherill prints and negatives

Creator:
Wetherill, John  Search this
Wetherill, Richard, 1858-1910  Search this
Extent:
3 Acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
54 Photographic prints (albumen, 5 x 7 inches.)
Culture:
Pueblo  Search this
Zia Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Albumen prints
Place:
Johnson Canyon (Colo.)
San Juan Mountains (Colo. and N.M.)
Mancos Canyon (Colo.)
Colorado -- Antiquities
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
circa 1890-1900
Summary:
This collection contains 54 albumen prints and 3 black-and-white negatives taken circa 1890-1900. Only two of the images can be definitively attributed to Richard Wetherill; the majority are attributed to "one of the Wetherill Brothers," either Richard or his brother John. The images depict views of various locations in Colorado, including Johnson Canyon, Mancos Canyon, the La Plata Mountains (San Juan Mountains), Mesa Verde (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, Navajo Canyon, Cliff Canyon, Ruin Canyon), and the Wetherill ranch known as Alamo House. Also present are images of a Zia Pueblo woman and a burial site at Grand Gulch, Utah.
Arrangement note:
Prints:organzied in folders,arranged by image number.

Negatives: organized in individual sleeves,arranged by image number.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian. Some images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Albumen prints
Citation:
Richard Wetherill prints and negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.051
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv461ef619f-5ff6-4f55-bde2-50d73df1dcec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-051

William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection

Photographer:
Beatty, William Gedney  Search this
Extent:
5 Glass plate negatives
1 Contact print
Culture:
Pueblo (Anasazi) (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Contact prints
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
circa 1892-1900
Summary:
The William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection contains 5 photographs depicting Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling sites at Mesa Verde, Colorado prior to restoration, circa 1892-1900. The collection was photographed or collected by architect and artist W. Gedney Beatty.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 5 glass plate negatives (and 1 contact print) depicting Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling sites (pre-restoration) at Mesa Verde, Colorado, circa 1892-1900. The photographs depict Spruce Tree House and Cliff Palace prior to archaeological preservation.

It is unclear whether architect W. Gedney Beatty (1869-1941) shot the photographs or he collected them.
Arrangement:
Photographs arranged in catalog number order in glass plate negative box 56-2.
Biographical / Historical:
William Gedney Beatty was born in New York on Jun 27, 1868 to John C. Beatty and Hetty Bull Beatty. W. Gedney worked in New York City as an architect and painter. He was also a collector and bequested large collections of books and gemstones to museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His siblings included Robert Beatty (1872- 1942) and Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968), who was a successful mining entrepreneur and collector. W. Gedney died on July 1, 1941.
Related Materials:
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center also holds the John Wetherill lantern slide collection (NMAI.AC.106), which contains glass lantern slides depicting Mesa Verde shot by Wetherill circa 1892.
Provenance:
Gift of A. Hyatt Mayor, 1956.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive 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.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass plate negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection, image #, NMAI.AC.160. National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.160
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William Gedney Beatty glass plate negatives collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv411413d6d-eb7d-4a10-b9fa-be0688f4867d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-160
Online Media:

George L. Beam photographs of Pueblo dwellings

Creator:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Publisher:
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of two photographs, one depicting Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde and the other depicting a man standing by a Pueblo building.
Biographical/Historical note:
George L. Beam (1868-1935) was company photographer for the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. In this capacity, he documented the railroad and scenery of the western United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Beam can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 30.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the George L. Beam Papers, circa 1917-1927 (MS 4517).
Photographs by Beam can be found at the Denver Public Library in the James L Ozment Collection.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Cliff-dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 87-2A, George L. Beam photographs of Pueblo dwellings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3368c024a-75cc-4f12-82a6-33c1be519e78
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-2a

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
Online Media:

'We Contacted Smithsonian': The Wetherills at Mesa Verde

Author:
Harrell, David  Search this
Subject:
Cather, Willa  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wetherill, Benjamin K  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 229-248
Place:
North America
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
July 1987
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Fiction  Search this
Publisher:
University of New Mexico
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3181

Contributions to Mesa Verde archaeology / by Robert H. Lister

Author:
Lister, Robert H (Robert Hill) 1915-1990  Search this
University of Colorado Boulder Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Date:
1964
1964-
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pueblo Indians--Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_367348

Site 875, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado / by Robert H. Lister

Author:
Lister, Robert H (Robert Hill) 1915-1990  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 112 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Southwest, New
Date:
1965
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
E78.C6 L5 1965
E78.C6L5 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374779

Site 866, and the cultural sequence at four villages in the far view group, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado / by Robert H. Lister

Author:
Lister, Robert H (Robert Hill) 1915-1990  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 117 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Southwest, New
Date:
1966
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
E78.C6 L5s 1966
E78.C6L5s 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374780

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