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Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Henry Bascom Collins and St. Lawrence Island dancers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
4 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Date:
1982
Scope and Contents note:
Group portraits of Henry Bascom Collins and a St. Lawrence Island dance group, made by a Smithsonian photographer on June 22, 1982. The photographs were taken at the opening of the "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry B. Collins began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology, and later was appointed to assistant curator, associate curator, and archeologist emeritus. He was also a senior ethnologist and later acting director for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Between 1927 and 1936, Collins did field work in the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, studying influences of Eskimo culture. From 1948-1955, his field work expanded eastward to Baffin, Cornwallis, and Southampton islands.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-33
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. Papers and a recording of his tour of Eskimo collections on exhibit (MS 2011-36).
Photographs of the "Inua" exhibit opening held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-29.
Footage of Yupik Eskimo Life, made by Collins, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.6.1.
Photographs of Collins in the Arctic held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, and Photo Lot 86-59.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds audio recordings of oral history interviews with Collins (SIA RU009528) and images of Collins in the Arctic.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Citation:
Photo Lot 94-33, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Henry Bascom Collins and St. Lawrence Island dancers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-33
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e5d28051-b61f-4924-902c-2a55c450fb6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-33

Photographs of Henry Bascom Collins in the Arctic

Photographer:
Brandt, G. Herman  Search this
Names:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
8 Copy prints
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Southampton Island (Nunavut)
Prince of Wales Island (Alaska)
Date:
circa 1929, 1936, 1955
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on the 1936 expedition to Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and at Southampton Island, Canada in 1954 or 1955. They include images of Henry Bascom Collins and others gathering bone and botanical specimens and travelling in a umiak. The collection was gathered for use by the Smithsonian National Associates' tour of Alaska in 1981, which was led by Collins and William F. Fitzhugh.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry B. Collins began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology, and later was appointed to assistant curator, associate curator, and archeologist emeritus. He was also a senior ethnologist and later acting director for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Between 1927 and 1936, Collins did field work on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, studying influences of Eskimo culture. His field work later expanded eastward to Baffin, Cornwallis, and Southampton islands during the period 1948-1955.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-43
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional prints made for the 1981 National Smithsonian Associates' tour to Alaska can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 86-42.
Additional photographs of Collins in the Arctic can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, and Photo Lot 86-59.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Collins's papers, a recording of his tour of Eskimo collections on exhibit (MS 2011-36), and William W. Fitzhugh's material concerning Henry Bascom Collins (MS 7525).
Footage of Yupik community life, made by Collins, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.6.1.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds audio recordings of oral history interviews with Collins (SIA RU009528) and images of Collins in the Arctic.
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 86-43, Photographs of Henry Bascom Collins in the Arctic, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-43
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b16e0a58-81d4-476c-ab34-594a0f97b0bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-43

Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection relating to Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska

Collector:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Photographer:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Havens, O. C.  Search this
Names:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Knoblock, Hermes  Search this
Silook, Paul Eskimo  Search this
Extent:
3 Copy prints
15 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Alaska
Mississippi
Pueblo Bonito Site (N.M.)
Date:
circa 1920-1936
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting crews, camps, artifacts, and excavated areas from various archeological digs and anthropological expeditions. These include Neil Merton Judd's archeological excavations at Pueblo Bonito, Collins and Hermes Knoblock measuring Choctaw people in Mississippi, James Alfred Ford and Paul Silook at Miyowagh on St. Lawrence Island, and Ford at Cape Prince of Wales.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry B. Collins (1899-1987) began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology and shortly afterwards was promoted to assistant curator. He received a Masters in Anthropology from the George Washington University in 1925 and was appointed associate curator in 1938. In 1939, Collins took a position as senior ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology and became acting director in 1963. When the BAE and the Department of Anthropology were merged in 1965, Collins became a senior scientist in the new Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. He was appointed archeologist emeritus in 1967.

Collins' independent field work during the early part of his career focused on the American South, in which he conducted investigations relating to the Choctaw and to areas whose cultural history was little known. Collins is most recognized, however, for his efforts in Arctic archeology. Between 1927 and 1936, he and colleagues, including James A. Ford and T. Dale Stewart, focused on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, including St. Lawrence Island, Nunivak Island, the Diomedes, Punuk Island, Bristol Bay, Norton Sound, Point Hope, Cape Prince of Wales, the Aleutians, and the interior of the Seward Peninsula.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-23
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Henry Bascom Collins's papers, as well as those of James Alfred Ford.
Additional photographs by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 86-42, Photo Lot 86-43, and Photo Lot 86-59.
Additional papers by Collins can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4908, MS 4976, and MS 4977.
Additional photographs of Pueblo Bonito by O. C. Havens can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo lot 83-16.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
anthropometry  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 82-23, Henry Bascom Collins photograph collection relating to Pueblo Bonito, Mississippi Choctaws, and Alaska, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e0a48539-8d27-4eb1-a5e0-1f5c6db0aedf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-23

William Louis Abbott collection

Creator:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Kloss, Charles Boden  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Photographer:
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944  Search this
Extent:
13 Linear feet
Culture:
Enggano  Search this
Jakun (Malaysian people)  Search this
Borneo  Search this
Indonesians  Search this
Dyak  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Trang -- Thailand
Anambas Islands (Indonesia)
Mergui Archipelago
Enggano (Malaysia)
Sumatra
Malaysia
Mentawai Islands (Indonesia)
Nias Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1888-1919
Summary:
The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott.

Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.
Scope and Contents:
William Louis Abbott, although formally trained in medicine, chose instead to devote his time and inherited wealth to worldwide exploration and the collection of natural history specimens and ethnological artifacts. The Abbott papers in the National Anthropological Archives reflect his collecting activities in the East Indies, and the work on his collections from that region by United States National Museum personnel, especially Otis Tufton Mason, curator of ethnology. The collection includes correspondence, maps, illustrations of artifacts, manuscripts, lists of objects in the Abbott collection in the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology, and photographic prints and negatives. In addition, there is a subject file which contains information on a variety of topics relating to Indonesia and Malaysia. The materials date from the 1890s to the early decades of this century.

This archival collection forms a valuable complement to the collection of artifacts housed in the National Museum of Natural History. (Abbott's collections from Indonesia are described by Dr. Paul M. Taylor, curator of Asian ethnology, in the Museum Anthropology Newsletter, April, 1985.) The subject file and lists of objects provide data on certain specific artifacts and their uses and Abbott's correspondence contains his observations of the daily life of the various peoples from whom the objects were collected. These documents are supplemented by a generous photographic record and sketch maps which outline the routes he followed. The papers focus on the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago, the region closest to Abbott's heart and to which he dedicated over a decade before eye disease forced him to leave the tropics.

In addition to Abbott's own materials, there are notes by museum staff, including descriptions of artifacts, and manuscripts of articles mostly by Mason who was particularly interested in basketry. The bulk of the correspondence is between Abbott, Otis Mason, Walter Hough, and Cecil Boden Kloss who accompanied Abbott on several expeditions. Other correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Jesse Walter Fewkes, William H. Furness, Alfred Cort Haddon, Ales Hrdlicka, Mary Lois Kissell, Elmer D. Merrill, William Palmer, Richard Rathbun, and Charles Clark Willoughby. Most of the letters are brief and discuss proposed work on the Abbott collections, bibliographic sources, and basketry.

Additional material in the National Anthropological Archives relating to William Louis Abbott is contained in the papers of Ales Hrdlička and of Herbert W. Krieger, the Manuscript and Pamphlet File of the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology, and the photographic collection of the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology. Because Abbott donated material to a variety of departments in the Smithsonian, his original written material is located in several other Smithsonian departments as well. There are personal letters to his mother and sister as well as Smithsonian personnel in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Field notebooks including detailed sketch maps of collecting stations are in the libraries of the departments of Mammals and of Birds.

The spelling of place names used here are those of Abbott who frequently wrote them as they sounded to him.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into 9 series: (1) Correspondence, 1896-1919; (2) Subject file; (3) Register of accessions, 1890-1906; (4) Lists of objects by accession number and location; (5) Lists of objects by type or geographic location; (6) Drafts of unpublished articles with working materials; (7) Printed material; (8) Photographic prints; (9) Photographic negatives.
Biographical Note:
William L. Abbott studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and, after receiving an M.D., continued his training in London. Although a highly successful student, he seems never to have been fully committed to medicine. Instead, around 1880, using his own resources, he turned to a life of exploration and the study of natural history.

Abbott's early expeditions were in the United States, but, in time, he went abroad, at ever increasing distances, to the Greater Antilles, East Africa, Kashmir, and Turkestan. In 1896, he began work in Malaya and Indonesia that would largely occupy him until 1915. Using Singapore as a base, he sailed his ship, the Terrapin, to points on both coasts of the Malayan Peninsula, Trang in Thailand, the Anambas Islands, the Mergui Archipelago, the Nicobars and Andamans, both costs of Sumatra and the nearby islands (notably Nias, the Mentawai Islands, and Enggano), the Rhio Archipelago, and Borneo. On many of thes voyages, he collected both biologcial and ethnological specimens and photographs. At times, however, he was accompanied by an Englishman, Cecil Boden Kloss, who handled the ethnological work. Kloss retain his own notes and many of his photographs.

Abbott's later work, between 1916 and 1923, was carried out in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. After this, he retired to a farm on the Elk River in Maryland.

Abbott has been described as one of the great field naturalists of all time simply for the quantity of material he collected. Virtually the only body of work he left, in fact, is his large collection of specimens and notes, letters, and photographs that relate to them. Although he contributed to the collections of several museums, the chief benefactor of his work was the United States National Museum. Its staff and associated produced around forty publications based on his material. Abbott himself published very little.

CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM LOUIS ABBOTT

1860 February 23 -- Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1880 -- Collected birds in Iowa and North Dakota

1881 -- Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania

1883 -- Collected birds in Cuba and Santo Domingo

1884 -- Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

1884-1886 -- Postgraduate work in England Licentiate of Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians

1886 -- Received inheritance and discontinued formal practice of medicine

1887-1889 -- Exploration of Taveta region near Mt. Kilimanjaro with William Astor Chandler. Collection donated to United States NationalMuseum

1890 -- Exploration and collection in Zanzibar, Seychelles Islands, and Madagascar

1891 -- Ethnological collections in the U.S. National Museum from Kilima-Njaro, East Africa,Annual Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1891, pages 381-398Exploration and collection in India, including Baltistan, Karachi, Kashmir, and Srinagar

1892 -- Exploration and collection in Vale of Kashmir, Baltistan, Aden, Seychelles Islands, and Aldabra Island

1893 -- Exploration and collection in Seychelles Islands; India, including Kashmir and Srinagar; Leh Ladakh; Sinkiang, China; and Eastern Turkistan

1894 -- Continued exploration and collection in region of Eastern Turkistan, Pakistan, India, and Ceylon

1895 -- Exploration and collection in Madagascar and Kashmir

1896 -- Exploration and collection in Malay Peninsula, including:Jan-Feb – PerakFeb-Mar – CantonApr-Nov – Trang Province, Siam, including Pramon, Tyching, and Penang

1897 -- Exploration and collection:Jan -- TrangApr-May -- PenangMay-Dec -- India

1898 -- Volunteered in Spanish-American War with William A. Chambers as Irregular Horse in Florida, and served in CubaTravel in Singapore and China

1899 -- Construction of schooner TerrapinExploration and collection accompanied by Cecil Boden Kloss:Jan-Mar -- TrangMarch -- SingaporeMar-Apr -- JavaJul-Sept -- Lingga and Anamba islandsOct-Nov - Singapore, PenangDec - Junkseylon

1900 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan-Mar -- Burma, Mergui ArchipelagoJun-Aug -- Natuna ArchipelagoNov-Dec -- Penang, Burma, Mergui Archipelago

1901 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan -- Andaman IslandsJan-Mar -- Nicobar IslandsApr-Nov -- Northern Sumatra, Rhio-Lingga Archipelago, Johore, PenangNov-Jan 02- Simalur

1902 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan-Feb -- Banjak Islands, Lasia, BabiFeb-Mar -- Western SumatraMar -- NiasApr-May -- Pahang, Malaya; Singapore and Straits IslandsAug-Sep -- Bintang, Rhio ArchipelagoOct-Nov -- SimalurNov-Jan 03 -- Pagi Islands

1903 -- Exploration and collection:Jan -- Western SumatraFeb -- Pulo TelloApr -- Penang, SingaporeMay-June -- Karimun IslandsJuly-Aug -- Rhio-Lingga ArchipelagoAug-Sep -- Eastern SumatraOct -- PenangNov-Mar 04 -- Burmese coast, including Victoria Point, Mergui Archipelago, and Tenasserim

1904 -- Exploration and collection:Apr -- Penang and Straits of MalaccaMay-Jun -- Banka IslandJul-Aug -- Billiton IslandAug-Sep -- Karimata IslandOct -- Benkulen, SumatraNov-Dec -- Engano

1905 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 04-Feb- Western SumatraFeb-Mar -- NiasJun-Sep -- Western Borneo, including Pontianak and Kapuas riversNov-Jan 06 -- Eastern Sumatra Designated Honorary Associate in Zoology by the U.S. National Museum

1906 -- Visited Hong Kong and Japan (April-May)Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Oct-Feb 07 -- Easter Sumatra, including Bengkalis and Rupat islands and Siak River

1907 -- Exploration and collectionMar -- Rhio ArchipelagoMay -- Islands of South China Sea, including Direction Island, Datu, Temayer, Lamukutan, Panebangan, and PelapisMay-Sep -- Western Borneo, including Kapuas and Simpang riversNov-Dec -- Java Sea, including Bawean Island

1908 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 07-Mar- Southeastern Borneo, including Pulo Laut and Pulo SebukuJun -- Southwestern BorenoNov -- Java Sea

1909 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 08-Apr -- Pulo Laut and eastern Borneo, including Pasir RiverOnset of partial blindness caused by spirochetosis, and treatment in Aachen, Germany. Illness forced Abbott to suspend collecting activities in tropics.

1910-1915 -- Exploration and collection in Kashmir

1912-1915 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Borneo by Henry Cushier Raven

1914 -- Brief visit and collection in Molucca Islands and Celebes, accompanied by his sister

1915-1916 -- Donated funds for expedition by Raven to Dutch East Indies, especially Celebes

1916 -- Exploration and collection in Dominican Republic

1917-1918 -- Exploration and collection in Haiti

1918 -- Interruption of field work by Abbott because of servere illness (dysentary) and by Raven because of the war

1919-1923 -- Exploration and collection in Hispaniola

1920 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for botanical collection in Haiti by Emery C. Leonard, aid in Division of Plants

1920-1922 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Australia by naturalist Charles M. Hoy

1923-1924 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to China by Charles M. Hoy until Hoy's death in the field; workconcluded by Reverend David Crockett Graham

1925-1927 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expeditions to Hispaniola

1928 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to China

1928 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Hispaniola by Arthur J. Poole, Division of Mammals

1928-1931 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for archeological expedition to Hispaniola by Herbert William Krieger, curator, Division of Ethnology

1932 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for archeological expedition to Cuba

1934 -- Purchase and donation of birds of the Himalayas for the United States National Museum

April 2, 1936 -- Death of William Louis Abbott at his farm near North East, Maryland of heart disease after a long illnessBequest to Smithsonian Institution any of books and papers desired (278 volumes accepted) and approximately $100,000 (1/5 of estate) to promote zoological researchers
Provenance:
William Louis Abbott was a self-trained and self-sustaining collector who donated large numbers of ethnological artifacts, zoological specimens, and funds to the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution around the turn of the twentieth century. The Abbott Papers in the National Anthropological Archives were apparently compiled by the staff of the Department of Anthropology, especially Otis Tufton Mason, curator of ethnology, in order to process incoming collections. The correspondence and printed materials relate primarily to Abbott's collecting activities and to Mason's research on Abbott's collections.
Restrictions:
The William Louis Abbott collection is open for research. Access to the William Louis Abbott collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Citation:
William Louis Abbott collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0228
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William Louis Abbott collection
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw328cd842b-b0dd-464d-aae1-0b81d6251200
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0228

MS 4903 Diary of Otis T. Mason in the [U.S.] National Museum

Creator:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
100 Items (approximately 100 pages, 13 3/4 in. x 9 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
July 1, 1884-May 23, 1891
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4903
Citation:
Manuscript 4903, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4903
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c4ea92b8-2e34-44b7-8f0e-76f4adf5305b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4903

Photograph of Henry Bascom Collins at Cape Kialegak

Names:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of a photograph depicting Henry Bascom Collins removing loose surface dirt at an excavation site at Cape Kialegak, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry B. Collins began his career in anthropology as an assistant on Neil M. Judd's 1922-1924 expeditions to Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico. In 1924, he became an aid in the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology, and later was appointed to assistant curator, associate curator, and archeologist emeritus. He was also a senior ethnologist and later acting director for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Between 1927 and 1936, Collins did field work on the Bering Sea area and the Arctic coasts of Alaska, studying influences of Eskimo culture. His field work later expanded eastward to Baffin, Cornwallis, and Southampton islands during the period 1948-1955.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-59
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Collins in the Arctic can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, and Photo Lot 86-43.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Collins's papers.
Footage of Yupik Eskimo Life, made by Collins, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.6.1.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds audio recordings of oral history interviews with Collins (SIA RU009528) and images of Collins in the Arctic.
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 86-59, Photograph of Henry Bascom Collins in Cape Kialegak, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-59
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31d4334ee-e769-4c4b-9e47-8778d7ca270b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-59

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401052
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Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401053
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401054
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_005]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401055
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Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_006]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401056
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_007]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401057
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_008]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401058
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_009]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401059
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_010]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401060
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_011]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401061
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_012]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401062
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_013]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401063
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_014]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401064
Online Media:

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, 1901

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Ethnology  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62A_F12_015]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401065
Online Media:

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