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MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette

Collector:
Fillette, T. Glover  Search this
Extent:
8 Prints
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Works of art
Woodblock prints
Place:
China
Taiwan
Japan
Vietnam
East Asia
Date:
circa 1885
Scope and Contents:
The collection conists of eight (8) Chinese and Japanese woodblock prints. Seven (7) of the prints deal with the Sino-French war (1884-1885) and Chinese-French relations in the latter half of the nineteenth cenutry. According to the accession records, the prints were meant to illustrate the "French war in Tonkin from the Chinese point of view," but several of the prints were made in Japan. One (1) print depicts an Italian traveling circus.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
T. Glover Fillette was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served on the USS Enterprise, a neutral warship moored at the Pagoda Anchorage during the Battle of Fuzhou, the opening engagement of the Sino-French war.
Local Numbers:
USNM Accession Number 24739

USNM Catalog Number 152751
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sino-French War, 1884-1885  Search this
Circus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Woodblock prints
Citation:
MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7431
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MS 7431 Chinese and Japanese prints collected by T. Glover Fillette
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b17164ac-4e87-44f4-b84e-b968aeb3cfff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7431

Administrative Records, 1835-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
Clough, G. Wayne  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Horvath, Albert G  Search this
Skorton, David J  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
542.48 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Ephemera
Floor plans
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Color photographs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Sketches
Video recordings
Compact discs
Drawings
Videotapes
Illustrations
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Books
Architectural drawings
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Newspapers
Date:
1835
1835-2019
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Real property  Search this
Estates (Law)  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Product management  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00771
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Administrative Records 1835-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220180

Sketches for Peter Cooper Monument

Alternate Title:
Peter Cooper
Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1 Mar 1848 - 3 Aug 1907  Search this
Sitter:
Peter Cooper, 12 Feb 1791 - 4 Apr 1883  Search this
Medium:
Blue ink on white linen paper
Dimensions:
Dimension data unavailable.
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1887-97
Topic:
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Peter Cooper: Male  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Peter Cooper: Education and Scholarship\Founder\School  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Peter Cooper: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Peter Cooper: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1937.70.2 CHNDM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d5c0cca8-154e-4af8-8491-6390a1bda8c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1937.70.2_CHNDM

Lucretia Coffin Mott

Artist:
Adelaide Johnson, 26 Sep 1859 - 10 Nov 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Lucretia Coffin Mott, 3 Jan 1793 - 11 Nov 1880  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
71.2cm x 47cm x 38.1cm (28 1/16" x 18 1/2" x 15"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1886-93
Topic:
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Female  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social reformer  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Suffragist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Feminist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Women's rights advocate  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
241839.DUP14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4236d8e2c-a7f5-4ecc-a8d5-f31dd0559fda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_241839.DUP14

William T. Sherman

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896  Search this
Publisher:
Judge Magazine, active 1881 - 1947  Search this
Sitter:
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 50.6 x 34.1 cm (19 15/16 x 13 7/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1890-91
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Male  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2010.70
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4acadb2d7-d276-405e-b3f6-3f8e6738ce61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.70

Cecilia Beaux Self-Portrait

Artist:
Cecilia Beaux, 1 May 1855 - 17 Sep 1942  Search this
Sitter:
Cecilia Beaux, 1 May 1855 - 17 Sep 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 45.4 x 35.2 x 2.5cm (17 7/8 x 13 7/8 x 1")
Frame: 57.2 x 46.7 x 5.4cm (22 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1889-94
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Cecilia Beaux: Female  Search this
Cecilia Beaux: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Cecilia Beaux: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.71.34
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42014fc4b-deb3-45e9-8242-b2cd4253b8b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.71.34

George Inness

Artist:
Valerian Michaelovich Gribayedoff, 1858 - Feb 1908  Search this
Copy after:
E. S. Bennett  Search this
Sitter:
George Inness, 1 May 1825 - 3 Aug 1894  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 8.7 x 6.5cm (3 7/16 x 2 9/16")
Sheet: 23 x 17.6cm (9 1/16 x 6 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1884-91
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
George Inness: Male  Search this
George Inness: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.33
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm423a4c09f-ec9e-49ba-8925-112c828f23fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.33

William Thomas Sampson

Artist:
Kurz & Allison Lithography Company, c. 1880 - 1899  Search this
Sitter:
William Thomas Sampson, 9 Feb 1840 - 6 May 1902  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 51.3 x 47cm (20 3/16 x 18 1/2")
Sheet: 71.6 x 56.1cm (28 3/16 x 22 1/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1898-99
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
William Thomas Sampson: Male  Search this
William Thomas Sampson: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer\Admiral  Search this
William Thomas Sampson: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.111
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ad07fac5-f9d7-44dd-a776-9ca56cdae2f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.111

J. A. M. Whistler

Artist:
Frederick Francis Foottet, 1850 - 1935  Search this
Sitter:
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 11 Jul 1834 - 17 Jul 1903  Search this
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 32.9 × 23.5 cm (12 15/16 × 9 1/4")
Sheet: 45 × 31.6 cm (17 11/16 × 12 7/16")
Mat: 56 × 40.7 cm (22 1/16 × 16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1880-90
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Monocle  Search this
James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Male  Search this
James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lionel C. Epstein
Object number:
NPG.85.232
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46ff1dd6b-0747-4c6d-baa7-545b3cadfcb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.232

Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom Cleveland

Artist:
Donaldson Brothers  Search this
Sitter:
Stephen Grover Cleveland, 18 Mar 1837 - 24 Jun 1908  Search this
Frances Folsom Cleveland, 21 Jul 1864 - 29 Oct 1947  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11.8cm x 7.1cm (4 5/8" x 2 13/16")
Sheet: 12.4cm x 7.6cm (4 7/8" x 3")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1886-90
Topic:
Architecture\Window  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Equipment\Textile Working\Needlework\Sewing\Sewing machine  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Male  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Law and Law Enforcement\Police\Sheriff  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
Stephen Grover Cleveland: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor\Buffalo, NY  Search this
Frances Folsom Cleveland: Female  Search this
Frances Folsom Cleveland: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Frances Folsom Cleveland: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of John O'Brien
Object number:
NPG.91.114
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b46e4445-fd14-457e-84d6-b7159af87597
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.114

Eugene Field

Artist:
Kurz & Allison Lithography Company, c. 1880 - 1899  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Eugene Field, 2 Sep 1850 - 4 Nov 1895  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 47.9 x 46cm (18 7/8 x 18 1/8")
Sheet: 71.9 x 56.2cm (28 5/16 x 22 1/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1885-90
Topic:
Eugene Field: Male  Search this
Eugene Field: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Eugene Field: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Eugene Field: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Eugene Field: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Eugene Field: Literature\Writer\Humorist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.80.11
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f12e7a16-6520-47cd-ac34-0c7090fec6d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.80.11

William James Scanlan

Artist:
Strobridge Lithography Company, 1867 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
William James Scanlan, 1856 - 1898  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithographic poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 83.2 × 63 cm (32 3/4 × 24 13/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1885-90
Topic:
Poster  Search this
William James Scanlan: Male  Search this
William James Scanlan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
William James Scanlan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.83.47
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm480df4bb4-dbe3-41bc-9fa3-44d49042c0c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.83.47

Patrick Francis Glassey

Artist:
H. A. Thomas & Wylie Lithography Co., active 1887 - 1891?  Search this
Sitter:
Patrick Francis Glassey, 1840 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Lithographic poster with tintstone on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 50.5 × 37.6 cm (19 7/8 × 14 13/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1887-91
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Poster  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Male  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Minstrel  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Leslie and Alice Schreyer
Object number:
S/NPG.84.440
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48b1d03a3-18bc-43a3-b1a2-25f4a4af1126
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.84.440

Patrick Francis Glassey

Artist:
H. A. Thomas & Wylie Lithography Co., active 1887 - 1891?  Search this
Sitter:
Patrick Francis Glassey, 1840 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph with tintstone on paper
Dimensions:
image: 33cm x 45.2cm (13" x 17 13/16"), Accurate
Sheet: 38.5cm x 50.7cm (15 3/16" x 19 15/16"), Accurate
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1887-91
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower  Search this
Container\Pot  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Male  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Patrick Francis Glassey: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Minstrel  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Leslie and Alice Schreyer
Object number:
S/NPG.84.441
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40c508701-5e9b-4a05-adf3-b7628da997ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.84.441

William C. Sturtevant papers

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Six Nations  Search this
Extent:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Date:
1952-2007
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and his involvement in various professional activities. The collection is comprised of research and field notes, sound recordings, realia, clippings, negatives, slides, prints, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, memorandums, conference papers and meeting notes, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, bibliographies, student files such as class notes and papers from Sturtevant's years as an anthropology student, teaching materials including lecture notes and exams, daily planners, passports, military records, artwork including prints and lithographs, maps, and computer files.

The materials in this collection document Sturtevant's career as a preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, university professor, his role as General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, and his contributions to the field of Anthropology. From his early work with the Seminole Indians of Florida to his forays into Burma, and his decades-long study of how Native Americans have been depicted in artistic and popular culture, Sturtevant's diverse intellectual interests are represented in his research files. A copious note taker, Sturtevant captured his observations and opinions of everything from meetings with colleagues to museum exhibits. Sturtevant's commitment to the anthropological profession can be found in the notes and programs of the many conferences, symposiums, and lecture series he attended and at which he presented. He also held numerous leadership positions in various professional associations and sat on the board of directors/trustees for several cultural organizations including Survival International and the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation. Sturtevant was respected for his vast knowledge of indigenous peoples and he received a voluminous amount of correspondence from colleagues who often included copies of their papers and grant proposals. He kept many of these works, which, it appears he used as reference material. Sturtevant's own work is reflected in his writings; he published over 200 scholarly papers, articles, and books.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 14 series: 1. Correspondence, 1951-2008; 2. Research Files, 1851, 1860s, 1880s, 1890, 1939-2006; 3. Writings, 1952-2006; 4. Professional Activities, 1952-2006; 5. Smithsonian, 1954-2008; 6. Handbook of North American Indians, 1971-2007; 7. Biographical Files, 1933-2007; 8. Student Files, 1944-1985; 9. Subject Files, 1902-2002; 10. Photographs, 1927-2004; 11. Artwork, 1699-1998; 12. Maps, 1949-1975; 13. Sound Recordings, 1950-2000; 14. Computer Files, 1987-2006.
Biographical/Historical note:
William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007), preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, and university professor, was best known for his contributions to Seminole ethnology, as curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and for his work as the general editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

Sturtevant's passion for studying Native peoples began at a young age. In third grade "after a class on American Indians, he asked his father what kind of people study Indians, and his father replied, 'Anthropologists.' Sturtevant decided then that he would make anthropology his career" (Merrill 11). After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, Sturtevant went on to Yale University to complete his graduate work in anthropology. When it came time to decide on what area of North America he should focus his research, one of his faculty members at Yale, Irving Rouse, "suggested he consider the Seminoles of south Florida. By the end of his first fieldwork season, Sturtevant was convinced that the dearth of ethnographic information about these Seminoles and their status as one of the least acculturated of all North American Indian societies justified ethnographic research among them and offered the possibility of making an important contribution to North American ethnology" (Merrill 13). Sturtevant spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 conducting preliminary fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole and in 1952 he took up temporary residence at Big Cypress Reservation to undertake research for his dissertation, "The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices." This work focused on Seminole medicine, but also included Sturtevant's analysis of Seminole worldview, religion, history, inter-ethnic relations, material culture, economy, kinship, language, and social organization.

In 1954, while he was finishing his dissertation, Sturtevant made the transition from student of anthropology to professional anthropologist. He was hired as an instructor in Yale's Anthropology Department and began his career in museum work as an assistant curator of anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1955, Sturtevant moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where he accepted a position as a research anthropologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). This position afforded Sturtevant the chance to continue to explore his many research interests in ways that a full time professorship or museum curatorship could not. Over the next ten years he studied the Catawba in South Carolina; the Seneca and Cayuga nations of the Iroquois League in New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario; continued his work with the Seminole; visited European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture; and spent a year in Burma. In 1963, Sturtevant and his wife, Theda Maw, the daughter of a prominent Burmese family, took their three young children to Burma so that they could visit with Maw's family. Sturtevant took this as an opportunity to branch out from his Native American research and spent the year visiting neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examining archival materials, studying the Burmese language, learning about Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, and taking photographs. He also collected 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian.

When Sturtevant returned from Burma, he found the BAE had been dissolved. In 1965, he was transferred from the now-defunct BAE to the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), where he became curator of North American Ethnology, a position he held for the next forty-two years. During his tenure at NMNH Sturtevant oversaw all the North American ethnology collections, planned exhibitions, served on committees, and sponsored interns and fellows. One of Sturtevant's primary duties at NMNH was serving as the General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, "a major multi-volume reference work summarizing anthropological, linguistic, and historical knowledge about native peoples north of Mexico" (Jackson). Each volume was designed to represent a geographic or topical area of Americanist study. As General Editor, Sturtevant selected volume editors, chapter authors, oversaw office staff, and proofread manuscripts over the course of production.

Besides focusing on the Handbook, much of Sturtevant's time was taken up by responsibilities he held outside the Institution. Sturtevant was extremely involved in professional anthropological associations and held many leadership positions. Fresh out of graduate school, he began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1957. He later became a member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society, served as book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist from 1962-1968, was a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums and was both vice president and president of the committee once it became the Council for Museum Anthropology, was on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives, served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation from 1976-1982 and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986, and sat on the Board of Directors of Survival International from 1982-1988. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, the American Ethnological Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Anthropological Society of Washington. Sturtevant also taught classes at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology, served as a consultant on exhibits at other museums, and reviewed manuscripts for scholarly publications.

Sturtevant remained active in the profession throughout his later years. After divorcing Theda Maw in 1986, he married Sally McLendon, a fellow anthropologist, in 1990 and they undertook several research projects together. Sturtevant was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of anthropology in 1996 when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Brown University, and in 2002 when his colleagues published a festschrift in his honor, Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant.

Sturtevant died on March 2, 2007 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, MD after suffering from emphysema.

Sources Consulted

Estrada, Louie. 2007. William C. Sturtevant; Expert on Indians. Washington Post, March 17. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602273.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2007. William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com/2007/03/william-c-sturtevant-1926-2007.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Merrill, William L. 2002. William Curtis Sturtevant, Anthropologist. In Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant. William L. Merrill and Ives Goddard, eds. Pp. 11-36. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1926 -- Born July 26 in Morristown, NJ

1944 -- Entered the University of California at Berkeley as a second-semester freshman

1944 -- Attended summer school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City where he took courses on Mexican archaeology and South American ethnology

1945 -- Drafted into the United States Navy

1946 -- Received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class and returned to UC Berkeley

1947 -- Attended the University of New Mexico's summer field school in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

1949 -- January: Received his Bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from UC Berkeley

1949 -- Began graduate studies at Yale University

1950-1951 -- Spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 in Florida conducting fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole

1951 -- Conducted his first research study of the Iroquois, a classification of Seneca musical instruments, their construction and use, with Harold Conklin

1952 -- May: Moved to Big Cypress Reservation in Florida to conduct research for his dissertation. He focused on Seminole medicine, but also collected physical anthropological data such as blood-type frequencies, handedness, and color blindness

1952 -- July 26: Married Theda Maw

1954 -- Hired by Yale University as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology and as an assistant curator of anthropology in the Yale Peabody Museum

1955 -- Received PhD in anthropology from Yale University

1956 -- Joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) as a research anthropologist

1957 -- Began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1957 -- Traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to collect linguistic data from Sam Blue, the last member of the Catawba tribe to have maintained some proficiency in the Catawba language. While there, he made a small collection of Catawba pottery for the United States National Museum

1957-1958 -- Spent seven weeks continuing his research among the New York Seneca

1959 -- Returned to Florida to study Seminole ethnobotany. He also collected ethnographic materials, especially objects made for the tourist market, which he deposited in the United States National Museum

1959-1960 -- Member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society

1960 -- July and August: Visited 17 European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture

1961-1962 -- Spent the summers of these years conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the Seneca-Cayuga in Oklahoma

1962 -- October: Visited the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada to conduct fieldwork among the Seneca and Cayuga there

1962-1968 -- Book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist

1963 -- October: Spent the year in Burma; visited neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examined photographs in several archives, studied the Burmese language, and read extensively about the country's history and culture. Assembled notes on Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, took hundreds of photographs, and made a collection of 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian

1964 -- Visited Inle Lake in the Southern Shan States southeast of Mandalay, where he examined local approaches to artificial island agriculture

1964-1981 -- Became a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums, which became the Council for Museum Anthropology in 1974. Sturtevant was the Council's first vice president, serving two terms between 1974 and 1978, and was its president from 1978 to 1981

1965 -- Became curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History after the dissolution of the BAE

1965-1966 -- President of the American Society for Ethnohistory

1966 -- Named the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians

1967-1968 -- Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Oxford University's Institute of Social Anthropology

1969 -- Began serving on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives

1974-1989 -- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University

1976-1982 -- Served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986

1977 -- President of the American Ethnological Society

1980-1981 -- President of the American Anthropological Association

1981 -- Spent part of the spring semester at the University of California Berkeley as a Regents Lecturer

1982-1988 -- Board of Directors of Survival International

1986 -- Divorced Theda Maw

1986-1987 -- Smithsonian Fellow at Oxford University's Worcester College

1990 -- Married Sally McLendon

1992 -- President of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1996 -- Awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Brown University

2007 -- Died March 2 in Rockville, MD
Related Materials:
Other materials relating to William C. Sturtevant at the National Anthropological Archives are included in the following collections:

Manuscript 4504

Manuscript 4595

Manuscript 4806

Manuscript 4821

Manuscript 4972

Manuscript 7045

Photo Lot 59

Photo Lot 79-51

Photo Lot 80-3

Photo Lot 81R

Photo Lot 86-68 (6)

Photo Lot 86-68 (7)

American Society for Ethnohistory records

Committee on Anthropological Research in Museum Records

Handbook of North American Indians records

Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

Gordon Davis Gibson Papers, Sound Recordings

SPC Se Powhatan Confederacy Mattapony BAE No # 01790700

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913800

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913900

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04914000

Negative MNH 1530

Negative MNH 1530 B

Sturtevant is listed as a correspondent in the following NAA collections:

Administrative file, 1949-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

John Lawrence Angel Papers

James Henri Howard Papers

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers

John Victor Murra Papers

Records of the Society for American Archaeology

Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers

Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Copies of sound recordings made by William C. Sturtevant can be found at The California Language Archive at UC Berkeley in two collections, The William Sturtevant collection of Creek/Seminole sound recordings, which includes 31 minutes of Northern Muskogean linguistic field recordings from 1951, and The William Sturtevant collection of Mikasuki sound recordings, which includes 33 minutes of Mikasuki linguistic field recordings from 1951. Two sound tape reels of Seminole music Sturtevant recorded in Florida in 1951 can be found at Wesleyan University's World Music Archives. Folk songs on these recordings include "Scalping Sickness," "Bear Sickness with blowing," "Bear sickness without blowing," "Lullaby," "Feather Dance," "Snake Dance," and "Crazy Dance." Performers include Josie Billie, Lee Cypress, Harvey Jumper, Boy Jim, Charlie (Johnny?) Cypress, Little Tiger Tail, Billy Ossiola, and Charlie Billy Boy.
Separated Materials:
One video tape, "Seminole History and Tradition", was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Series 2.2, Tukabahchee Plate: Glass negative of spectrogram from FBI (Box 135), removed for storage with other glass plate negatives.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
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Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Christian Abraham Fleetwood

Artist:
Merritt & VanWagner, active c. 1886 - ?  Search this
Sitter:
Christian Abraham Fleetwood, 1840 - 1914  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 14.7 × 9.8 cm (5 13/16 × 3 7/8")
Mount: 16.4 × 10.8 cm (6 7/16 × 4 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
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Round the World with Nellie Bly

Artist:
J. A. Grozier, active late 19th century  Search this
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H. A. Mayers, active late 19th century  Search this
Publisher:
McLoughlin Brothers, 1858 - 1920  Search this
Sitter:
Nellie Bly, 5 May 1867 - 27 Dec 1922  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithograph (and varnish?) on paper laid down on board Game pieces: wood, dye
Dimensions:
Sheet: 48.7 × 39.5 cm (19 3/16 × 15 9/16")
Mount: 49.2 × 40.3 cm (19 3/8 × 15 7/8")
Box: 49.2 × 40.3 × 0.4 cm (19 3/8 × 15 7/8 × 1/8")
Type:
Other
Place:
United States\New York\New York
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
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Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Baggage & Luggage\Bag  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water\Lake  Search this
Nature & Environment\Mountain  Search this
Decorative Arts\Box  Search this
Board game  Search this
Nellie Bly: Female  Search this
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Credit Line:
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Object number:
NPG.2017.111
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CC0
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.111
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Decoration Day Academy of Music [program]

Sponsor:
Grand Army of the Republic  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Programs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1880-1890
Date:
May 30, 1882
Scope and Contents:
Program for Decoration Day for Grand Army of the Republic, New York City, May 30, 1882. Folded leaflat, heavy paper, pink inside, white outside. Cover has engraving of a rose.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001247a.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)

AC0060-0001247b.tif (AC Scan No.: inside pages)
General:
In Box 2, Folder 25.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
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Topic:
Roses  Search this
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Memorial Day Celebrations  Search this
Decoration Day  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Programs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Town Hall, Bolton, Decoration Day, 1886 [albumen photoprint]

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Grand Army of the Republic  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted, Ink on paper., 4.25" x 6.5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Bolton (state unidentified)
Date:
1886
Scope and Contents:
Photograph (cabinet print) of Town Hall, Bolton, Decoration Day, 1886, showing elaborate decorations, including framed pictures of uniformed soldiers, flags, G.A.R. emblems, flowers, etc.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001291 (AC Scan No.)
General:
In Box 4, Folder 11 (postcards folder, although this is not a postcard)..
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
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Photographs -- 1880-1890 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86180db89-340e-4188-a409-76ae3cab14b9
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref628

Steal! Slide! Anyway! [sheet music]

Composer:
Mascotte, James  Search this
Lyricist:
Duncan, Virginia  Search this
Publisher:
Weinstein, N.  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Sheet music
Date:
copyright 1889
Scope and Contents:
Cover illustration: baseball equipment (ball, bat, gloves, etc).
Local Numbers:
AC0300-0000740.tif (AC scan no.)
General:
Subseries 7.1, box 1, folder A.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
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Topic:
Baseball -- Songs and music -- 1880-1890  Search this
Sports -- Songs and music -- 1880-1890  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music -- 19th century
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 7: Sports / 7.1: Baseball / General Songs, 1867 1970, not related to stage, screen or other topical categories. / General Songs
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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