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Felix Webster McBryde films

Creator:
McBryde, F. Webster (Felix Webster), 1908-1995  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color silent; 9,030 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Travelogs
Place:
Central America
Guatemala
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
Papers, films and photographs of Felix Webster McBryde, cultural geographer, mostly related to his work in South and Central America. Also some papers of wife, Frances McBryde.

Supplementary materials: water colors, paper records.

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
F. Webster McBryde was a geographer who earned his geography degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1940. In 1943 he founded the American Society for Professional Geographers (ASPG). Aside from his research of markets in villages in the Gautemalan Lake Atitlan area and his teaching geography at Ohio State University from 1937 to 1942, his career was primarily as a consultant.

During WWII he worked as a senior geographer in military intelligence in the War Department. After the war he became director of the Smithsonian Institution's Institute of Social Anthropology in Lima, Peru. After three years in that position he became chief geographer for the Latin American program of the United States Bureau of the Census that included his establishing the Ecuadorian Institute of Anthropology and Geography in Quito. He also took on consulting work in ecology and environmental issues that included being the chief of the physical and culural branch of the natural resources division of the Inter-American Geodetic Survey of the U.S. Army and field director of the Bioenvironmental Program of the Atlantic-Pacific Interoceanic Sea Level Canal Studies in Panama and Colombia for the Battelle Memorial Institute.

In 1970 he founded the McBryde Center for Human Ecology and continued working for the Battelle Memorial Institute as well as other clients. New consulting work included preparing ecological studies affecting the tourist industry in Jamaica and the environmental problems of the Cerro Colorado Copper Mine in Panama for the United Nations. He conducted personal research in the domestication of plants, particularly the origin of maize in several Latin American countries.

Because of his extensive knowledge of Central American he occasionally served as advisor to government officials from those countries. He also worked on and developed new world map projections that more accurately portrayed the curvature of the earth.
Provenance:
Received from John M. McBryde in 2008.
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.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Travelogs
Citation:
Felix Webster McBryde films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2009.08
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Felix Webster McBryde films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc94689ea3b-bec2-4417-9961-c62d65778099
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2009-08

Pantograph Card Punch Used at the United States Bureau of the Census

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 49.5 cm; 4 1/8 in x 12 in x 19 1/2 in
Object Name:
tabulating equipment
Date made:
1920
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Census, US  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Anne Alvarez
ID Number:
2011.3121.01
Nonaccession number:
2011.3121
Catalog number:
2011.3121.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-732e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1414361
Online Media:

Statistical abstract of the United States / U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census

Author:
United States Economics and Statistics Administration  Search this
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
1992-
Topic:
Statistics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928309

A century of population growth : from the first census of the United States to the twelfth, 1790-1900

Title:
Century of population growth in the United States, 1790-1900
Department of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of the Census. S.N.D. North, director
Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
x, 303 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 30 cm
Type:
Statistics
Census data
Place:
United States
Date:
1909
Topic:
U.S. states--Population  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Population  Search this
Census  Search this
Call number:
HA195 .A5X
HA195.A5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9057

Wealth, debt, and taxation

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 1234 p. : maps, tables, diagrs. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 12th, 1900
Place:
United States
Date:
1907
Topic:
Finance  Search this
Taxation  Search this
Call number:
HJ257 .U55 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545014

Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses / compiled and edited by Richard L. Forstall

Author:
Forstall, Richard L  Search this
United States Bureau of the Census Population Division  Search this
Physical description:
x, 226 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Statistics
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
1996]
Topic:
Census  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA214 .P67 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507155

Census catalog and guide

Title:
Census catalog & guide
Bureau of the Census catalog and guide 1985
Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
[1985-
Topic:
Census  Search this
Statistics  Search this
Call number:
Z7554.U5U32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435303

The development of punch card tabulation in the Bureau of the Census, 1890-1940 : with outlines of actual tabulation programs / by Leon E. Truesdell

Author:
Truesdell, Leon E (Leon Edgar) 1880-1979  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
Topic:
Punched card systems  Search this
Census  Search this
Call number:
HA37.U55 T86 1965
HA37.U55T86 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_398384

Fifteenth census of the United States : Manufactures, 1929 / prepared under the supervision of LeVerne Beales, Chief Statistician for Manufactures

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Beales, LeVerne 1875-  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 15th, 1930
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
Topic:
Manufactures  Search this
Manufacturing industries  Search this
Industries  Search this
Call number:
Z7914.M3 U58 1933
Z7914.M3U58 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383289

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930 ... [Reports]

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
32 v. maps (part fold.) tables, diagrs., forms. 24-30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 15th, 1930
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
1934
1931-34
Call number:
HA201.1930.A3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199675

Thirteenth census of the United States taken in the year 1910

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Durand, Edward Dana 1871-1960  Search this
Harris, William J (William Julius) 1868-1932  Search this
Hunt, William C (William Chamberlin) 1856-1929  Search this
Coulter, John Lee 1881-1959  Search this
Powers, Le Grand 1847-1933  Search this
Teele, R. P (Ray Palmer) 1868-1927  Search this
Steuart, William M. - (William Mott) 1861-1956  Search this
Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich 1860-1924  Search this
Physical description:
11 v. maps, diagrs. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 13th, 1910
Place:
United States
Date:
1912
1914
1912-14. [v. 9, 1912]
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Quarries and quarrying  Search this
Manufactures  Search this
Manufacturing industries  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA201.1910.A15X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199679

Fourteenth census of the United States taken in the year 1920 ... [Reports]

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
13 v. maps, tables, diagrs., charts. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 14th, 1920
Place:
United States
Date:
1921
1923
1921-23
Call number:
HA201 1920.A15X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199680

Statistical atlas of the United States. Prepared under the supervision of Charles S. Sloane, geographer of the census

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Sloane, Charles S. (Charles Swift) 1859-1923  Search this
Yeomans, Evelyn L  Search this
West, Katharine T  Search this
Physical description:
99 p., 1l., [25], xii p. 503 pl. on 264 l. (maps, diagrs.) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 13th, 1910
Statistics
Place:
United States
Date:
1914
Topic:
Atlases  Search this
Call number:
HA205.A4 1914X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199726

Sixteenth census of the United States: 1940. Population ..

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
17 v. maps, tables, diagrs. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 16th, 1940
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
1943
1942-43
Topic:
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA201 1940 .A44
HA201 1940.A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15986

U.S. census of industry, 1870 [-1880] [microform.]

Title:
Census of industry [New York State], 1870
Census of industry [New York State], 1880
Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
10 v
Type:
Microforms
Census, 1880
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
1870
187-?--188-?]
Topic:
Manufactures--Statistics  Search this
Manufacturing industries--Statistics  Search this
Census, 1870  Search this
Call number:
mfm863
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143594

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Metropolitan districts. Population and area. Prepared under the supervision of Clarence E. Batschelet, geographer

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Batschelet, Clarence Edmund 1889-  Search this
Physical description:
253 p. incl. maps, tables. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 15th, 1930
Place:
United States
Date:
1932
Topic:
Cities and towns--Statistics  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA201 1930.A1m
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101865

Population

Author:
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Truesdell, Leon E (Leon Edgar) 1880-1979  Search this
Edwards, Alba M. 1872-1947  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. in 7. maps, tables. 24-30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 15th, 1930
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
1933
1931-33
Topic:
Occupations  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
HA201 1930.A1p
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101866

Mr. A. H. O. Rolle

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Rolle, A. H. O (August H. O.) 1875-1940  Search this
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 2.13w x 2.13h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
May 1936
Topic:
Exhibit cases  Search this
Men  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
American Artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-1054 and 32477-9
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13267

US Census Bureau Punch Cards for 1934 Census of Prisoners

Maker:
U. S. Census Bureau  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .5 cm x 17 cm x 8.4 cm; 3/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 3 5/16 in
Object Name:
punch cards, group of
Date made:
1934
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Milton Schwartzbart
ID Number:
1995.3080.02
Nonaccession number:
1995.3080
Catalog number:
1995.3080.02
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Computers & Business Machines
Punch Cards
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-0cd4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690156
Online Media:

The Color Line Series No. 2: 5,000,000 Jobs: The Negro at Work in the United States

Published by:
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.8 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1933
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.70
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5217269b3-22e4-46c8-bc9f-59e5a854a394
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.70
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