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MS 2011-29 Oral history interview of Waldo R. Wedel

Interviewee:
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Banks, Larry D.  Search this
Givens, Douglas R.  Search this
Names:
River Basin Surveys  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Lehmer, Donald Jayne, 1918-1975  Search this
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Stephenson, Robert L. (Robert Lloyd), 1919-  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962  Search this
Wedel, Mildred Mott  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (analog)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1996 June 17
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Waldo R. Wedel conducted by Larry D. Banks and Douglas Givens on June 17, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. The interview was conducted at Wedel's nursing home, a couple of months before he died.This interview is part of a series of oral histories of archaeologists recorded by Givens. Topics include Wedel's youth, career, fieldwork, colleagues, the Smithsonian Institution, and the River Basin Surveys.
Biographical / Historical:
Waldo R. Wedel was an archaeologist, best known for his contributions to Plains archaeology. He worked at the Smithsonian Institution from 1936 to 1977. He began his career at the Smithsonian as an assistant curator under Neil M. Judd in the Division of Archeology in the United States National Museum. He later became curator of archeology in 1950, and in 1962, he became head curator of the Department of Anthropology. In 1964-1965, he was acting head of the newly organized Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. Wedel also established and directed the Missouri Basin Project (1946-50) of the Bureau of American Ethnology's River Basin Surveys.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2011-29
General:
Date on box insert incorrectly listed as July 18, 1996.
Other Archival Materials:
See also Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers
Provenance:
Received from Dennis Stanford.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Manuscript 2011-29, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS2011-29
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2011-29

Stone Flake

Collector:
A. Bowers  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
Larson Site  Search this
Culture:
Middle Missouri  Search this
Object Type:
Flake
Place:
Oahe Reservoir, Walworth County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Sep 1986
Collection Date:
12 Aug 1964
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
362299
USNM Number:
A602301-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30f00d653-bde3-4f76-a9f2-7008ef7665da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12916785

Knife

Collector:
J. J. Hoffman  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
Larson Site  Search this
Culture:
Middle Missouri  Search this
Object Type:
Knife
Place:
Oahe Reservoir, Walworth County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Sep 1986
Collection Date:
24 Aug 1966 to 25 Aug 1966
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
362299
USNM Number:
A602968-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32c9da76d-0ba0-42ee-bc23-0ba3cc19703e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12917485

Shell and animal bone fragments, including deer and bird

Donor Name:
University of Alberta  Search this
Site Name:
Gourd Creek Cave  Search this
Culture:
Archaic - Woodland  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Phelps County, Missouri, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Aug 2003
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012462
USNM Number:
A581502-0
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Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33f22868b-ba3b-4807-a900-18e7fec4bb98
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11005636

Shell and animal bone fragments

Donor Name:
University of Alberta  Search this
Site Name:
Gourd Creek Cave  Search this
Culture:
Archaic - Woodland  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Phelps County, Missouri, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Aug 2003
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012462
USNM Number:
A581510-0
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Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/392cb4837-c4b9-4a19-84a1-792caefce342
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11005656

Shell and animal bone fragments

Donor Name:
University of Alberta  Search this
Site Name:
Gourd Creek Cave  Search this
Culture:
Archaic - Woodland  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Phelps County, Missouri, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Aug 2003
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012462
USNM Number:
A581551-0
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Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3758b83d4-8ecd-4559-b7ec-b7c3460a84d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11055090

Faunal remains

Donor Name:
University of Alberta  Search this
Site Name:
Gourd Creek Cave  Search this
Culture:
Archaic - Woodland  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Phelps County, Missouri, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Aug 2003
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012462
USNM Number:
A581568-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f0e8d5ea-67fd-4dda-a7b8-f1c742cc481e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11055134

Shell and animal bone fragments

Donor Name:
University of Alberta  Search this
Site Name:
Gourd Creek Cave  Search this
Culture:
Archaic - Woodland  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Phelps County, Missouri, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Aug 2003
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012462
USNM Number:
A581604-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/336de7f86-5bda-4d56-95a7-7688068c3d1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11100838

MS 1304 Maps of South Dakota mounds

Creator:
DeLestry, Edmond L. (Edmond Louis), 1860-1933  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
Three blueprints: 1. Survey map showing the extent and location of the mounds in Adamsʹ Grand River group, being the most northerly group in the entire field, with all mounds numbered to 84. 2. Showing the location of the two groups of mounds and the prehistoric fortification along the course of the Missouri River, in twp. 124, N, range 79 west, Walworth County, South Dakota.
Map of the prehistoric fortification, made from the highest (?) point of the interior plateau, showing the gateways and springs as well as other peculiar features of this work. Also prints (poor) showing views of mounds, and one of pottery fragments and implements. Letter of transmittal dated September 11, 1897, and letter from Dr. Thomas asking that the material be filed for future reference.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1304
Topic:
Walworth County -- South Dakota -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1304, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1304
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1304

Researchers Locate Wreck of Battleship That Survived Pearl Harbor and Nuclear Bomb Tests

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 13 May 2020 16:19:44 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8a05424c08508d8082a33d7e0feb5184

River Basin Surveys, Missouri Basin Project

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
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.6: Subject Files / Loans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref11322

Cedar County, Missouri

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
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.6: Subject Files / Newspaper clippings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref11556

Missouri Basin Project

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
Container:
Box 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.6: Subject Files / River Basin Surveys - transfer of collections
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref12160

Missouri River

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
Container:
Box 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Frauds
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref13338

Springfield, Missouri

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
Container:
Box 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Frauds
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref13404

Missouri

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
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref10047

Adams, Lee

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
Container:
Box 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Missouri
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref10048

Allison, Dr. V. C.

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
Container:
Box 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Missouri
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref10049

Bradford, R. E.

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
Container:
Box 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Missouri
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref10050

Braecklein, J. G.

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
Container:
Box 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / Missouri
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref10051

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