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Manuscripts presented to CSAS by members

Collection Correspondent:
Nash, Philleo, 1909-1987  Search this
Zimmerman, Lorraine May  Search this
Wolfe, Alvin W. (Alvin William), 1928-  Search this
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995  Search this
Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988  Search this
Sebeok, Thomas A. (Thomas Albert), 1920-2001  Search this
Schwartz, Douglas W., 1929-  Search this
Silverberg, James Mark  Search this
Sellers, Mary  Search this
Sahlins, Marshall David  Search this
Hart, Charles William Merton  Search this
Schnitt, Ivan  Search this
Schneider, Harold Kenneth, 1925-1987  Search this
Stout, David Bond  Search this
Titterington, P.F.  Search this
Titiev, Mischa  Search this
Spicer, Edward Holland  Search this
Smith, Marian W. (Marian Wesley), 1907-1961  Search this
Spuhler, James Norman  Search this
Spier, Robert Forest Gayton  Search this
Wallis, Wilson D. (Wilson Dallam), 1886-1970  Search this
Warner, William Lloyd  Search this
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009  Search this
Weckler, Joseph E. Jr  Search this
Useem, John  Search this
Vaughan, James Herbert  Search this
Vaughan, Wilson Herbert  Search this
Wallace, Anthony F. C., 1923-  Search this
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975  Search this
Whiteford, Andrew Hunter  Search this
Whitten, Norman E.  Search this
Wittry, Warren L.  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Weer, Paul  Search this
Weitzner, Bella, 1891?-1988  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Aginsky, Ethel G.  Search this
Aberle, David F. (David Friend), 1918-2004  Search this
Bittle, William Elmer  Search this
Black, Robert A.  Search this
Boggs, Stephen Taylor  Search this
Borhegyi, Stephan F.  Search this
Bourguignon, Erika Eichhorn  Search this
Carlson, Gustav G.  Search this
Casagrande, Joseph B. (Joseph Bartholomew), 1915-1982  Search this
Champe, John L. (John Leland), 1895-  Search this
Christensen, James Boyd  Search this
Cobb, W. Montague  Search this
Cole, Fay-Cooper  Search this
Collier, Donald, 1911-1995  Search this
Henry, William E.  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Hoijer, Harry  Search this
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963  Search this
Honigsheim, Paul  Search this
Holmes, Lowell Don  Search this
Jantzen, Carl Raymond  Search this
Isaac, Barry Lamont  Search this
Jones, Volney H. (Volney Hurt), 1903-1982  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Kaplan, Bernice Antoville  Search this
Haag, William George  Search this
Harding, Charles  Search this
Hanna, Katherine  Search this
Griffin, James B. (James Bennett), 1905-1997  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Guthe, Alfred K. (Alfred Kidder), 1920-1983  Search this
Griswold, Charles H.  Search this
Frantz, Charles  Search this
Fox, George R.  Search this
Godfrey, William S.  Search this
Gallagher, Art  Search this
Estel, Leo  Search this
Eggan, Fred, 1906-1991  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Deuel, Thorne, 1890-  Search this
Douglas, Frederick Huntington  Search this
Dragoo, Don W.  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Driver, Harold E. (Harold Edson), 1907-1992  Search this
Bennett, John William  Search this
Culver, Dwight W.  Search this
De Pena, Joan Finkle  Search this
Despres, Leo Arthur  Search this
Bates, Marston  Search this
Helm, June, 1924-  Search this
Bauxar, J. Joseph  Search this
Beardsley, Richard K. (Richard King), 1918-1978  Search this
Bee, Robert L.  Search this
Baby, Raymond S.  Search this
Baerreis, David A., 1916-1989  Search this
Barnouw, Victor  Search this
Bascom, William Russell, 1912-1981  Search this
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Melin, Mary  Search this
Neumann, Georg K. (Georg Karl), 1907-1971  Search this
Nesbitt, Paul  Search this
Nash, Manning  Search this
Moss, Leonard Wallace  Search this
Morgan, Richard G.  Search this
Miner, Horace M.  Search this
Merriam, Alan P. (Alan Parkhurst), 1923-1980  Search this
Rowe, Chandler William  Search this
Robinson, J.T.  Search this
Ritzenthaler, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1911-1980  Search this
Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Philips, Jane  Search this
Osmundsen, Lita S.  Search this
Noon, John A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Central States Anthropological Society (U.S.)  Search this
American Anthropological Association. Central States Branch  Search this
Kelley, J. Charles, 1913-1997  Search this
Kneberg, Madeline D.  Search this
Keyes, Charles Fenton  Search this
La Barre, Weston, 1911-1996  Search this
Kurtz, Ronald Joseph  Search this
Lewis, Thomas M. N. (Thomas McDowell Nelson), 1896-  Search this
Lily, Eli  Search this
Lessa, William Armand  Search this
Lewis, Oscar  Search this
Laughlin, William Sceva  Search this
Lehman, Edward J.  Search this
Lange, Charles Henry  Search this
Lasker, Gabriel Ward  Search this
McGregor, Jo  Search this
McKern, W. C. (Will Carleton), 1892-  Search this
Marriott, McKim  Search this
Martin, Paul S. (Paul Sidney), 1899-1974  Search this
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich  Search this
Mandelbaum, David G.  Search this
Container:
Box 15
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Note from Pamela Effrein Sandstrom

Anderson, Myrdene—Women, Pigs, Pumpkins, Cars and Other Protected Species: Some Hows, Whys, and Maybes of Neoteny. 1985

Bourguignon, Erika—Possessed by Possession: Or How One Thing Led to Another, 1993

Mann, Brenda J.—Talking and Drinking: Ethnography of Speech Behavior in a College Bar. 1972

Passariello, Phyllis—Wandering Identities: Tourism and the Creation and the Re-creation of the Mexican Self, n.d.

Quiggins, Patricia A.—Familial Aspects of Glomerulonephritis: An Anthropologist's Perspective

Sandstrom, Alan R.—Sin and The Fate of the Soul Among the Modern Aztecs. 1988

Sandstrom, Alan R.—Protestant Missionaries in Contemporary Mexico. 1989

Sandstrom, Alan R.—Ethnic Identity and Authentic Culture: A Case Study of Contemporary Nahua Indians of Northern Veracruz, Mexico. 1992

Sandstrom, Alan R.—Tradition and Custom as a Response to Domination: The Case of Nahua Indian Ethnic Identity in Rural Mexico. 1993

Sandstrom, Alan R.—The Human Face of Scientific Ethnography. 1997

Abstracts: The Upside and the Downside of Families in the Field, by Alan R. Sandstrom

Creative Ambiguity of Being a Spouse in the Field by Pamela Effrein Sandstrom

Sandstrom, Alan R.—The Upside and the Downside of Families in the Field. 2001

Sandstrom, Alan R.—Cultural Materialism and the Paradox of Ethnography: Marvin Harris and the Struggle for Science in Anthropology. 2002

Sandstrom, Pamela Effrein—Patterns of information use and citation function in core anthropology journals. Presented 1992

Shearer, Dr. Charles L.—Finishing the Century: Technology's Challenge to the Workplace [1999?]
Collection Restrictions:
Materials relating to CSAS award applicants and selected correspondence from 1976-77 are restricted until 10 years after the death of the correspondents. Computer disks are restricted due to preservation concerns.

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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38c032de2-8c30-4bf4-8a15-e5be39f3d14e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1977-55-ref317

Nahuatl

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
14 Boxes
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Folklore
Narratives
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series contains Harrington's Nahuatl research. The materials consist of linguistic notes, grammar, texts, and miscellaneous notes.

His linguistic notes form the largest section of this subseries. A semantically arranged vocabulary was elicited from Alfonso Hernandez Catarina. The categories of lexical items include phenomena, directions, seasons, astronomy, time, plant parts, plants, animal parts, animals, age-sex, rank, relationship, material culture, religion, tribenames, and placenames. A "Flood Story" in English is also included. In addition, there are some phrases, information on phonetics and grammar, and a little ethnographic data. There are references to secondary sources such as Simeon, Carochi ("Car."), and "Gar."

Arcadio Sagahon was also a major contributor. Harrington recorded eighteen pages of basic vocabulary with him. There is also a section of randomly arranged vocabulary based on an examination of rock and plant specimens, with occasional references to "Arc's book" (not further identified). Some equivalent terms were provided by Tiburcio Jaimez.

A compilation of several sets of word lists on numbered pages resulted from a number of linguistic sessions with Tiburcio Jaimez. These include commentary on a book by Cardenas (abbreviated "Card.") which is not further identified. Harrington also elicited Jaimez's aid in rehearing the source referred to as "Gar." They developed fairly extensive annotations to pages 40 to 51 of that work, and the section on verbs. In addition, Jaimez provided commentary on the book Raices etimologicas del idioma nahuatl by Pedro Barra y Valenzuela.

Additional linguistic data were furnished by Tomas Perez Escobar and Jose Farias Galindo. A general, unsorted vocabulary which Harrington recorded from Escobar, with a few comments from Arcadio Sagahon, is supplemented by a sizable section of notes in his own hand. Sentences in Nahuatl are each followed by a Spanish translation. Farias provided vocabulary during a number of sessions in which he was accompanied by Captain Santos Acevedo Lopez. There is also a small file of miscellaneous vocabulary given together by Farias and Arcadio Sagahon.

Many of the data from the preceding groups of field notes were brought together in a comprehensive semantic arrangement. In addition, Harrington compiled lists of words in English and Spanish as a questionnaire for eliciting Maya words. (In fact, this section is headed by a sheet with the label "Questionnaire for Az[tec].")

A final section of linguistic notes includes miscellaneous shorter vocabularies, a four-page word list, and Harrington's questionnaire. A "Coyotepec Vocabulary" of nineteen pages was recorded from Francisco Pinera Martinez. It includes Xochimilco equivalences, commentary by Jose Farias Galindo, and a reference to Mr. Sanchez. Notes from a "Cuautla Trip" include a short vocabulary (seven pages) from an unidentified informant and miscellaneous notes on people and places. A twenty-three page basic vocabulary and a few phrases were recorded from Jose Fortino. Harrington later obtained a few Xochimilco glosses and a little commentary by Arcadio Sagahon. The sixteen pages of notes, resulting from a trip Harrington took to Tepotzotlan with Farias and "Arc," contain miscellaneous data and references to an unnamed informant. A basic vocabulary and some short sentences were elicited from Jose Barreraon May 2, 1951, under the heading "Tete. Voc." It is unclear whether the language referred to is Tetelcingo or Tetela but it was presumably related to the language of Tezcoco. The seventy pages of data, which include some Xochimilco terms and information on the country, are supplemented by two pages obtained from "Juan while waiting for the bus." The material was reheard with Farias, Perez, and Sagahon at a later date. There are nine pages of data from an interview with Albino (Alvino) Cortes. There is a mention of Frederico Hernandez, and Miguel Romero was also present during the recording of the "Aztec vocabulary." Lexical items were recorded from Munoz (alternate spelling Munos), Romero, and Juan Ramos of Puebla, near Vera Cruz City. There are also four pages of notes in an unidentified hand and a questionnaire used by Harrington in his linguistic work. It includes a little data from "Alf." and "Arc."

Notes on Nahuatl grammar include excerpts from a number of published sources, primarily Whorf, Simeon, and Carochi. The topics covered include phonetics (one section is labeled "Phonetics Tibd"), syntax, verb, noun, pronoun, numeral, adjective, adverb, postposition, conjunction, and interjection. The principal informants cited are Arcadio Sagahon and Tomas Perez Escobar. Additional information was provided by Alfonso Hernandez Catarina, Tiburcio Jaimez, Tomas Perez Escobar, Jose Farias Galindo, and Captain Acevedo. One page of the grammar is in Farias' handwriting. Several pages are marked "Tete."

The major sets of Nahuatl texts which Harrington recorded were assigned by him to one of two categories: "Finished" or "Not yet gone over." The first designation indicates that the Nahuatl phonetic transcription of a given text was refined with the original speaker--and sometimes reheard by others--and that it was accompanied by a complete Spanish translation and possibly notes. There are references to Matlapa and Jalpilla forms. The predominant contributor was Arcadio Sagahon. Alternate versions of each text were also given by Tiburcio Jaimez and Alfonso Hernandez. All of the stories have to do with animals and many appear to be translations of fables rather than native texts: "The Sky Is Falling" (Chicken Little), "La Zorra y el Queso" (The Fox and the Cheese). The texts labeled "Not gone over" appear to have been recorded from Hernandez and Jaimez but not reviewed with Sagahon. The stories include "The Girl and the Head of the Birds," "The Queen Bee and the Drone," and the lengthy "La Vida de un Indigena." A miscellaneous set of texts at the end of the series represents an attempt at a translation of the Lord's Prayer by Hernandez and Sagahon and a poem evidently written by the latter.

Harrington also compiled several miscellaneous files of data on Nahuatl. The first, consisting of notes from the period 1922 to 1927, includes bibliographic references, a list of "Aztek" words from Ben Elson in Vera Cruz, and a partial English translation of Carochi's grammar by Paul Vogenitz. Other files -which contain some typed and handwritten notes prepared by others-include background notes on the geography, history, and language of the Nahuatl; bibliographic references; maps; and a list of "persons and addresses." The latter contains some biographical data on Harrington's informants. There are also reports from Carlos Morales and copies of letters which reflect Harrington's efforts to contact Nahuatl speakers.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrington conducted fieldwork on Nahuatl--also referred to as Aztec--during a six-month period in 1951. In March he left Washington, D.C., arriving at the Hotel Fornos in Mexico City on March 25. He remained there until early September. Most of his informants were found locally, although he did make a number of side trips into the surrounding regions.

During the course of his study he worked with speakers of a number of dialects. He distinguished between the various forms he recorded by the use of abbreviations: "Az." or "Cl. Az." referred to Classical Aztec and "Naw." to Nahuatl. "Fed. Dist." was used for Federal District, "Xoch." for Xochimilco, "MA" for Milpa Alta, "V.C." for Vera Cruz, and "Mat(l)." for Matlapa. Terms from the Valley of Mexico were noted variously by the markers "Valle de Mex.," "V de M.," or "V of M." Some comparisons were occasionally made with Cahuilla (Cah.) words.

Harrington made use of a number of secondary sources throughout his study. The primary works which he consulted included the Dictionnaire de La langue nahuatl ou mexicaine by Remi Simeon, Arte de La lengua mexicana by Horacio Carochi, and a source referred to as "Gar."--possibly by Angel Maria Garibay Kintana or Jose I. Davila Garibi. He evidently had plans to prepare an annotated version of Simeon's Nahuatl-French dictionary. An assistant aided him in photostatting and pasting each entry on a separate card. Preliminary steps were taken to provide English glosses but no new Nahuatl data were appended to them.

The first informant whom Harrington contacted was Miguel Romero. They worked together on March 26 and 27 and April 1. He spoke with Salome Perez on March 27 and interviewed Tomas Perez Escobar on an almost daily basis from March 28 through April 28. The latter, referred to variously as "Professor Perez," "Perez," and "Tomas," was from the Valley of Mexico. Sessions were conducted intermittently with Frederico Hernandez Mota and Professor Jose Farias Galindo in April and May. Farias (Far.) was a Nahuatl speaker teaching elementary school in Mexico City and Xochimilco. Harrington also noted that he was the translator of the Mexican national anthem into Nahuatl and that he published poetry. In several sessions he was accompanied by Santos Acevedo Lopez, a captain in the Mexican army, who also typed a number of sheets for Harrington.

Harrington's financial records for May 22 mention receipts for payment signed by Tiburcio Jaimez and Arcadio Sagahon, indicating that he probably worked with them at least during the latter part of May. Jaimez, usually referred to by the abbreviation "Tib.," was born and raised in the pueblo of San Francisco Calixtlahuacan.

The field notes indicate that Harrington worked with another major informant, Professor Alfonso Hernandez Catarina, beginning in July. Born at Coxcatlan, "Alf." had been living for some nine years at Ciudad Santos, San Luis Potosi.

Among secondary informants with whom Harrington consulted were Professor Gregorio Cruz (Cruz, Ruz), of the Colegio Administrativo at Toluco, who was teaching school in Tenango;Jose Fortino, a resident of Teskitote Ranch; and Professor Camarena of Toluca. Others mentioned were Francisco Pinera Martinez (middle name alternately spelled Pireda), E[fraim] Sanchez, Pablo Yadieis, and Juan Baloria.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Nahuatl language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Zoology -- nomenclature  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Folklore
Narratives
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 7.2
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John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 7: Mexico/Central America/South America
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31da33128-08f5-4876-b6e0-b2b194ae05c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15100
Online Media:

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jimenez, Daughter of Nahua Cloth

Type:
Cloths
Date:
2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156858

The Eagle's Children

Collection Creator:
Lane, Bruce, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (39 minutes, color sound; 1,470 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by Pacho (Bruce) Lane documents Mexican-American "danzantes" travelling to Chalma, Central Texas, and San Diego, California, where they rediscover their indigenous heritage. The "danzantes" are adherents of "La danza de la conquista del Gran Tenochtitlan," also known as "Los concheros," "Danza Azteca," and "Danza Chichimeca," a dance tradition that traces its origins to pre-Columbian Nahua ("Aztec") roots
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2004.14.4
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Pacho Lane films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc942e1a8f7-bed5-481e-a5b3-48d8790d2b54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2004-14-ref3

Group of Men and Children in Native Dress

Creator:
Dahlier, C. T.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in mounted on 005 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 9
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
NOV 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803200
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Mexico -- Puebla -- Cholula
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 27061 00803200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31f9301e7-a556-4edc-b641-01cfad166079
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9641
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Group of Women and Girls in Native Dress, One Carrying Infant in Rebozo

Creator:
Dahlier, C. T.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in mounted on 005 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 9
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
NOV 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803300
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Mexico -- Puebla -- Cholula
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 27061 00803300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32a44c051-0dbb-4a65-ab33-3eb7cbe20c4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9642
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Woman in Native Dress with Wood Paddle

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (002 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 11
Culture:
Tarasco ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Michoacan -- Patzcuaro Lake
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 33294 00803400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37128aa06-40e2-43cd-a42c-0867f8902a16
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9643
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Portrait of Woman and Boy with Leather Bag in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 12
Culture:
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803500
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 37239 00803500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw327f24f7d-dd97-4624-9b36-021f0271033d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9644

Nahua? Man with Straw Hat and Broom, Carrying Goods On Back

Creator:
Becerril, Lorenzo ?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 12
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803600
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 37239 00803600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31492f175-d7b2-4db7-9fcf-ae90f465fd0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9645
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Portrait of Woman in Native Dress

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (004 in x 006 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 12
Culture:
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803701
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Mexico
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM 37239 00803701, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33707d6d5-0a29-4725-8080-c47eff562f0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9646

Group in Native Dress Outside Thatch-Roof Huts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (009 in x 007 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 13
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803800
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Veracruz -- Orizaba (Near)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM No # 00803800, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bababbb2-0e81-431d-a3f4-d643913ac2af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9648
Online Media:

Two Women Outside Adobe House with Thatch Roof

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (007 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 13
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00803900
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Distrito Federal -- Ixtacalco
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM No # 00803900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3212ce969-3fce-4d18-afc6-7e7716d6f220
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9649
Online Media:

Two Men in Boat, Fishing with Plunge Nets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 13
Culture:
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804000
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM No # 00804000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f94cf0d0-912e-4381-8ab2-1eb2ad96094c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9650
Online Media:

Ceremony

Creator:
Houghton, Delano ?  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (007 in x 005 in)
Container:
Box Mex:1, Folder 13
Culture:
Mexican ?  Search this
Nahua ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1898
Scope and Contents:
Men in Costume, Papantli (Papantla?) Type
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00804100
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
Mexico -- Veracruz
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Mexico Nahuatl NM No # 00804100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 4: Latin America / Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica / Mexico -- Nahuatl
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3886c33c5-829a-4ca4-b6f6-66a17f6d7957
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref9651
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MS 2003-07 Arthur Leipold field research on the Otomi and Nahua in Ixtenco and Cuauhtenco, Mexico

Creator:
Leipold, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (2.5 inches (1 document box)
Culture:
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Mexico
Ixtenco (Tlaxcala, Mexico)
Cuahtenco (Tlaxcala, Mexico)
Date:
bulk 1958-1959
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photocopies of the ethnographic field notes of Arthur Leipold, who introduced solar cookers to the Otomi and Nahua of Ixtenco and Cuahtenco. Includes Otomi word lists.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Leipold conducted research among the Otomi and Nahua of Ixtenco and Cuahtenco in Tlaxcala, Mexico as part of a University of Wisconsin, Madison project headed by Milton Barnett. Graduate anthropology students distributed solar powered cookers developed by the university among four Native American tribes in Arizona and in Ixtenco and Cuahtenco in the late 1950s. The students studied the effectiveness of the cookers under daily use and how well the cookers were accepted.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2003-07
Topic:
Solar energy  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cooking -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2003-07, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2003-07
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b3e8e2c4-7d96-4fa9-be2d-f6720f327eaa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2003-07

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Collector:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Koehne, William L.  Search this
Extent:
60 Mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Chol Maya  Search this
Chontal (Chontol)  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Chocholtec (Chocho)  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Triqui (Trique Choco)  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d7f3a80c-2158-41ad-b0ee-07bb8f9ac7df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 Color transparencies
93 Mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe  Search this
Amuzgo (Amusgo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Chiapanec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted groups include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Indigenous peoples of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Indigenous Mexican art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bbb563fb-4f02-46de-9c51-37e81c7dbd07
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

MS 1066 Tlascalteco language vocabulary

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Creator:
Suarez, Telesforo  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 1886
Scope and Contents:
Obtained in Saltillo, Cuahuila, Mexico, from Telésforo Suarez, Calle de Moctezuma

3 Coasati words in back of book.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1066
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1066, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1066
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw374c85f69-ee07-4831-b001-95bfa295319b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1066

Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona

Photographer:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Owner:
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Names:
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Former owner:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Extent:
588 Photographic prints
190 Copy negatives
Culture:
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Opata  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Cora  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Tepecano  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Arizona -- photographs
Mexico -- Photographs
Date:
1898-1902
Summary:
This collection contains photographic prints and copy negatives taken by Ales Hrdlicka in Arizona and Mexico between 1898 and 1902. The majority of the photographs were donated by George Pepper to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1923. Native communities that Hrdlicka photographed during his research include--Purepecha (Tarasco), Yoeme (Yaqui), Hualapai (Walapai), Havasupai (Coconino), Piipaash (Maricopa), Mojave (Mahave), Tohono O'odham (Papapgo), Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan), Tepecano, Akimel O'odham (Pima), Opata, Cora, Seri, Wixarika (Huichol), Nahua, Otomi and Yoreme (Mayo). Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in the Czech Republic moved to the United States in 1881. Hrdlicka became known as the "Father" of Physical Anthropology and worked at the U.S. National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History).
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographic prints taken by Ales Hrdlicka in Arizona and Mexico between 1898 and 1902. It is likely that many of the photographs were taken in 1902 as a part of the Hyde exploring expeditions on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. Some of these photographs were taken by Carl Lumholtz and not Hrdlicka. Native communities that Hrdlicka photographed during his research include--Purepecha (Tarasco), Yoeme (Yaqui), Hualapai (Walapai), Havasupai (Coconino), Piipaash (Maricopa), Mojave (Mahave), Tohono O'odham (Papapgo), Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan), Tepecano, Akimel O'odham (Pima), Opata, Cora, Seri, Wixarika (Huichol), Nahua, Otomi, and Yoreme (Mayo). Locations photographed in Mexico include--Michoacán, Sonora, Mesa del Encanto and the Ruins of Totoate in Jalisco, Ruins of La Quamada and Ruins of Teul in Zacatecas, Nayarit State, and the central altiplano. Locations photographed in Arizona include--Casa Grande in Pinal County, Fort Yuma Reservation, Supai in Coconino County and the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

The photographs include a large amount of posed portraits of men and women, none of them identified in our collection. Hrdlicka often posed his subjects both facing forward and in profile so that he could better examine their physical attributes.There are some group portraits as well as scenic shots of houses, churches and village views. Hrdlicka also photographed archaeological ruins inlcuding Casa Grande, Mesa del Encanto, Totoate, La Quamada and Teul.

The copy negatives that were made from the prints in the late 1960s by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Arrangement:
The majority of the photographs have been left in the order that they were originally cataloged. Photographs from the various tribal communities in Arizona and Mexico are in Series 1-16, each community with its own series. The final series, Series 17, contains photographs from various archaeological ruins in Arizona and Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Bohemia in and came to America when he was thirteen. As a young man, he was trained in medicine at New York's Eclectic Medical College and the New York Homeopathic Medical College, receiving degrees from each. His first professional work was as a private practitioner, but he gave that up in 1894 when he joined the staff of the New York State Hospital for the Insane at Middletown. There, in addition to other duties, he began studies of the physical characteristics of inmates. In 1896, in preparation for a research appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State hospitals, Hrdlicka went to Paris and studied with Leon Manouvrier. After his return to America, he worked for a short period with the Pathological Institute and came into contact with G.S. Huntington, of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Hrdlicka arranged and studied Huntington's large collection of skeletal material, thus gaining knowledge of a well-documented collection representing largely normal persons of European ancestry. He furthermore came to the attention of Frederic Ward Putnam, of the American Museum of Natural History, who arranged for his first anthropological field studies.

Hrdlicka became a member of the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and northern Mexico. In 1898, he traveled to Mexico with Carl Lumholtz to study the Tarahumaras, Huichols, and neighboring tribes. In subsequent years, he returned to Mexico and the Southwest alone and studied physical characteristics and medical conditions of several American Indian tribes. Following this experience and examinations of the Trenton and Lansing skeletal material for Putnam, Hrdlicka was appointed head of the newly formed Division of Physical Anthropology in the United States National Museum in 1903.

In 1905, Hrdlicka returned to the Southwest for studies of Pima and Apache children and, in the following year, traveled to Florida to examine allegedly ancient remains of man. In 1908, he worked among a number of Native American tribes, including the Menominee, Oglala Dakota, Quinailt, Hupa, and Mohave, in a study of tuberculosis among them. In 1909, he traveled to Egypt with an expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in order to study living Egyptians and to examine remains of Egypt's past population. The following year took him to Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. In the first of these, he again examined allegedly ancient remains of man. In Peru, he made a large collection of skeletal material near Trujillo, at Pachamac, and in the Chicama Valley.

Between 1912-1914, Hrdlicka undertook a physical anthropological exhibit for the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego and, for this, traveled to eastern Siberia, Mongolia, Peru, and Florida. He also examined fossil remains of man in Europe and directed field work of other anthropologists in South and East Africa, St. Lawrence Island in Alaska, the Philippines, eastern Siberia, and the Ukraine. In 1915, for the Department of Justice, he assessed the racial makeup of Chippewas on the Leech Lake and White Earth reservations in Minnesota and also studied Dakota Indians. In 1917, his field work was directed toward white American families with longtime residence in the United States. In 1918, he carried out a survey of ancient sites in eastern Florida for the Bureau of American Ethnology. In 1920, he traveled to Hawaii, Japan, Korea, and Manchuria in connection with an appointment to lecture at the Peking Union Medical College. As director of the American School for Prehistoric Studies in France, he again studied fossil remains of man in Europe in 1922 and 1923. In 1925, he carried out work in India, Ceylon, Java, Australia, South Africa, and Europe. In 1927, he was again in Europe to deliver the Huxley Memorial Lecture before the Royal Anthropological Society in Great Britain. Between 1929 and 1938, he traveled frequently to Alaska to carry on an anthropological survey. In 1939, he traveled to Russia and Siberia.

Beginning with much of the skeletal collection of the Army Medical Museum, which had been transferred to the Smithsonian in 1898 before he was appointed there, Hrdlicka amassed a bone collection that included, among many other specimens, the Huntington collection, casts of fossil remains of man, and a large and diverse North American collection. He also gathered a large collection of human brains. Over three hundred publications resulted from his study of this material, his field work, and his study of specimens in other museums. In addition, he was involved in many other activities. For United States government agencies, he provided services ranging from examinations of human remains for law enforcement officials to providing information and opinions concerning national origins and traits that were needed to interpret laws and form foreign policy. During World War II, he also advised government officials on policies to be pursued with certain national groups following the war.

In 1918, Hrdlicka founded the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and remained its editor until 1942. In 1928, he was the major force behind the organization of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and served as its president in 1928-1932. He was also president of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1907, the American Anthroplogical Association in 1925-1927, and the Washington Academy of Sciences in 1928-1929. He was chairman of Section H of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1918 and secretary of the Committee on Anthropology of the National Research Council in 1917. In addition, Hrdlicka was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. He represented the Smithsonian at several international gatherings of scholars, including meetings of the International Congress of Americanists.

Biographical note courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History. See Ales Hrdlicka Papers. Edited by Rachel Menyuk, Processing Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Related Materials:
The majority of Ales Hrdlicka's papers and photographs are located at the National Athropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. In addition to the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943 additional Hrdlicka photographs can be found in photographic lots 8, Division of Physical Anthropology collection; 9, photographs of Indians for the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego; 24, Bureau of American Ethnology, United States National Museum photographs of American Indians; 70, Department of Anthropology portrait file; 78, miscellaneous negatives; 97, Division of Ethnology collection (―USNM‖ Collection); 73-26B, Aleš Hrdlička photographs; 73-26G, miscellany; 77-48, group portraits of International Congress; 79-38, Division of World Archeology collection; 83-41, Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of human bones; and 92-46, anthropology lantern slides.
Provenance:
Although it is unclear when George Pepper received the photographs from Ales Hrdlicka, Pepper donated the majority of the collection of photographs to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (MAI) in 1923. The rest of the photographs were cataloged by the MAI some time in the 1920s but the provenance history is unknown.
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).

There are several restricted photographs in Series 2: Yoeme (Yaqui). This have been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
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.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona, Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.103
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Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv428a5c065-696f-4fa2-a3cd-11e427060b67
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-103
Online Media:

Nahua

Collection Photographer:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Collection Owner:
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Extent:
43 Photographic prints
10 Copy negatives
Container:
Folder 64-72
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1902
Scope and Contents:
P05036-P05078, N35537-N35546
This series includes 43 photographic prints taken of Nahua people near the Volcan de Colima and the city of Tuxpan. Hrdlicka visited the Nahuas in the region in 1902 as part of the Hyde Exploring Expedition. The Nahuas are an indigenous groups located across all of Mexico and parts of El Salvador. The Nahuas are also sometimes referred to as Aztecs. Photographs in this series include posed portraits of all kinds—seated and standing individuals; seated and standing small and large groups; and frontal and profile shots.
Collection 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).

There are several restricted photographs in Series 2: Yoeme (Yaqui). This have been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona, Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.103, Series 15
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Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4e89caf94-6d46-402c-b47f-bf6be711acf2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-103-ref24

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