The National Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology, including manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars; records of anthropological organizations; 400,000 photographs, including some of the earliest images of indigenous people worldwide; and 20,000 works of native art, mainly North American, Asian, and Oceanic.

The following is a list of major collections from NAA cataloged in Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS):


Chugure [Chugurµo] naganµun nom
1 14 x 17.5 cm drawing

Clifford Evans Papers
Evans, Clifford, 1920
7 cubic feet

Codex Hopiensis, Hopi Kachinas November, 1899-March, 1900
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
3 volumes

Collection of family photographs
Power, Susan K. Dakota
43 prints 40 electrostatic pages

Collection of Indian Photographs
Woody, Howard
13 postcards

"Collections, April-September 1901, Arizona" 1901
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
96 pages

Collections de Auguste Genin
Genin, Auguste
1 volume
37 photographs

Conjugation of the Cherokee verb, "to cut."
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
9 pages

Conrad Copeland Reining Papers 1950-1982
Reining, Conrad Copeland 1918-1984
ca. 10.5 linear feet ca. 3.2 linear meters

Washington Association of Scientists
3 pages

Copies of photographs from the Hough family album
Hough family
21 prints

Correspondence 1874-1913
Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee
81 pages

Correspondence concerning The U. S. A., American Anthropologist, December 1955 1953-1954
Lantis, Margaret
ca. 3/4 in.

Cultural Resource Investigations for the Steigerwald Lake Wetlands Area, Clark County, Washington Report to Portland District U. S. Army Corps of Egineers under Contract No. DACW57-85-D-0084-0001, Heritage Research Associates Report No. 41 November 27
Minor, Rick
60 pages

Cultural Resources Survey of Mobile Harbor, Alabama
Mistovich, Tim S.
232 pages

Culture divisions and culture levels in South America
Schmidt, P.
ca. 130 pages

Cynthia Irwin-Williams Papers
Irwin-Williams, Cynthia
140 cubic feet

Dakota and Crow photographs n.d.
Barry, David Francis
15 photoprints

Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February.
Little Chief, Daniel, d. 1906
1 disbound volume (65 pages) of 29 drawings and 34 pages of typescript.

Data for identification of human skeletal material 1940s
United States Army American Graves Registration Service, Pacific Zone United States Army Central Identification Laboratory Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
119 pages
46 photographs

Decorated rawhide quiver and work box
1 Photograph

Description of a basket in the USNM collection
Dodge, K. T. Mrs
3 pages

Descriptive catalogue of ethnological specimens collected by Lucien M. Turner in Alaska ca. 1889
Turner, Lucien McShan
247 pages

Division of Archaeology Miscellaneous Photographs 1870s-1930s
Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Department of Anthropology Division of Archeology
1600 items

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers 1927-1977
Lehmer, Donald Jayne 1918-1975
1.7 feet
2000 leaves

Dr. Henry Collins Memorial Service November 5, 1987
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology
1 tape casette

Draft manuscript 1840s
Hale, Horatio Emmons
149 pages
165 pages
2 parts

Medicine Crow Crow
28 photoprints

Drawings and watercolors of people, animals, boats, ships, and houses
Hunt, George ?
13 drawings

Drawings by Acoma Indians, of Kachina masks and other ceremonial objects
White, Leslie Alvin
63 drawings

Drawings by Isleta Indians, mainly relating to ceremonies
29 drawings

Drawings by Lakota students at Pine Ridge Agency School, ca. 1893?
53 drawings (37 leaves) : graphite and colored pencil on construction paper ; 20 x 27 cm.

Drawings by Tichkematse and others, n.d.
Tichkematse, 1857-1932
13 drawings (12 leaves) : graphite, crayon, watercolor, and ink ; 20 x 23 cm.-22 x 54 cm.

Drawings of ceremonial dry paintings 1897-1904
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1850-1915
4 pages

Drawings of Eskimo scenes 1895?
Kakarook, Guy
2 volumes

Drawings of kachinas by Hopi Indian students at Sherman Institute
4 drawings
3 pages

Drawings of Kachinas, by Zuni Indians 1920-1930
Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990
16 pages

Drawings of "Virginia" (North Carolina) Indians, Eskimos, "Pictes," and the flora and fauna of the West Indies, North Carolina, and Great Britain 1577-1587
White, John
63 photographic copies

E.A. Mearns Catalog of Collections ca. 1890
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
1 volume
64 pages

Ed Brady Collection 1880s-1990s Photographs
Brady, Ed
31 prints

Edmund deS. Brunner Photograph album ca.1927-28
Brunner, Edmund deS
50 leaves
ca. 500 items

Edo meisho zue
Hiroshige 1797-1858
10 22 x 15.5 cm prints

Edward Ezrol World Travel Collection
Ezrol, Edward 1908-1994
8 cubic feet

Ellis Kerley Papers
Kerley, Ellis R
9 cubic feet

Emlyn Hodge Photograph Collection
Hodge, Emlyn
5 photoprints

Emmanuel Zeis Photograph Collection collected 1928
Zeis, Emmanuel
70 lantern slides
32 photograph prints

Eskimo activities, insects, animals, and a stone lamp November 1877
7 pages

Eskimo activities, with captions and translations
Binyon, Capt
1 page

Eskimos and kayaks, and Indian (?) wrestlers
Schonborn, Anton
1 page

Eskimos hunting, Eskimo family, animals, and white men by Eskimo artist from Cumberland Gulf, (Northwest Territory (?), Canada) before 1894
3 pages

Eskimos of Smith Sound (British Columbia) loading seal onto sled, inscribed "W. H. Holmes"
Holmes, William Henry
1 page

Etahdleuh drawings, 1880.
Etahdleuh, 1856-1888
4 drawings : graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and ink ; 22 x 31 cm.-31 x 43 cm.

Ethel Cutler Freeman Papers 1934-1970
Freeman, Ethel Cutler 1886-1972
54 linear feet

Ethel Mary Albert Papers 1940s-1960s
Albert, Ethel Mary 1918-1989
8 linear feet

Ethnobotany of the Squamish Indian People of British Columbia 1976
Turner, Nancy J.
189 pages

Ethnographic Data about Samoa n.d.
Safford, William Edwin 1859-1926
250 pages

Ethnological Studies of the Hoh and Quileute Indians, the Sole Survivors of the Chimakuan Linguistic Family
Reagan, Albert B.
212 pages
2 maps
3 musical score pages

Eugene O. Leonard Collection of Photographs ca. 1880-1920
Leonard, Eugene O
500 items

Eugene S. Dutcher Photographs 1892-1898
Dutcher, Eugene S
ca. 200 prints

Example of double-curve design; woven bag
1 Photograph

Excavations of woolly mammoths Photographic slides 1970
Vereschagin, Nicholas K
21 slides

Excerpts relating to South America from Illustrierte VŽolkerkunde
Buschan, Georg
75 pages

Exhibit photographs 1937-1972
Cordry, Donald
122 items

Exhibit scripts for John Wesley Powell exhibit 1969
Ewers, John Canfield
2 inches

Field catalog of Honduran artifacts and other lists ca. 1936
Strong, William Duncan, 1899-1962
47 pages

Field notes and ethnographic material on Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati (latter incomplete), plus a partial Southeast comparative ethnology of southeastern U.S 1936-1940 (part).
Taylor, Lyda Averill
3 boxes

Field notes and related material 1953-1959
Solecki, Ralph Stephan
6 inches
29 drawings
150 photographs
ca 450 slides

Field notes on the Cocopa language 1953; 1955
Wares, Alan C.
1 microfiche
74 frames

Field notes on the Kiliwa language 1955
Wares, Alan C.
1 microfiche
49 frames


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