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, field notes, 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):


John Canfield Ewers Papers
Ewers, John Canfield
97 linear feet

John G. Salsman Photographs
Salsman, John G. 1928-1929
114 Photoprints

John H. Fouch Photographs 1877
Fouch, John H.
4 prints

[John Kilepak's Visit to Carmel, California, September 1969] 1969
612 ft silent color

John Lawrence Angel Papers 1930s-1980s
Angel, J. Lawrence John Lawrence
ca. 75 linear feet

John P. Harrington Papers 1907-1959 (some earlier)
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961
683 linear feet

John T. Hitchcock Papers, 1944-1997
Hitchcock, John Thayer 1917-2001
52 boxes

John Victor Murra papers, 1927-1998.
Murra, John V. John Victor, 1916
42.5 linear feet (88 boxes and 1 map case folder)

John Wallace Griffin Papers
Griffin, John W
5 cubic feet

Journal of United States National Museum expedition to the Bering Sea Regions of Alaska, including St. Lawrence Island May 13-October 4, 1931
Chambers, Moreau Browne Congleton
41 pages

Kachinas and ceremonial apparatus September-October, 1928
Hunt, Henry
37 pages

Kiowa drawings by Koba, Etahdleuh, and others, 1875-1878.
33 drawings : graphite, colored pencil, crayon, ink, and watercolor ; 12 x 18 cm.-20 x 55 cm.

Korean Hatter and Weaver at the 1982 Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1982
30 prints

Kwakiutl dugout canoe and Haida dugout canoe
5 pages

Land and sea animals, inscribed "Wrichtau, a Cumberland Island Eskimo" November 1877
4 pages

Larry and Mary Ellen Blair photographs and slides most 1986 (some as early as 1984)
Blair, Larry
5 color prints
5 black and white prints
4 color slides

Laura Thompson papers, 1905-1997.
Thompson, Laura, 1905-2000
27 linear feet (50 boxes)

Ledger book of drawings, probably Lakota and Cheyenne, 1866.
1 disbound volume of 83 drawings+ 3 pages of notes : graphite, colored pencil, and ink ; 20 x 32 cm.

Legal documents re Marshall Island Land 1883; 1904
Capelle, George Eduard Adolph
10 pages

Leonard Bloomfield Papers
Bloomfield, Leonard 1887-1949
12 linear feet

Leonard Mason Papers 1938-1943
Mason, Leonard Edward anthropologist
ca .43 linear meter ca. 17 linear inches

Letter to A. E. Henning April 8, 1949
Setzler, Frank M. Frank Maryl, 1902-1975
18 pages

Letter to Edwin Wilmsen November 22, 1971
Evans, Clifford Jr
2 pages

Letter to Joffre L. Coe January 22, 1945
Judd, Neil Merton 1887-1976
1 page

Letter to Otis Tufton Mason December 31, 1895
Jackson, Sheldon
1 page

Letter to Otis Tufton Mason June 16, 1902
Emmons, George T. Lt
2 pages

Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
10 pages

Letters collected by Thomas Wilson
Wilson, Thomas
15 pages

Letters to Charles Hockett regarding Algonquian linguistics 1937-1938
Michelson, Truman
2 pages

Letters to George Bird Grinnell October 29 and November 13, 1924
Skinner, Alanson
5 pages

Letters to William Henry Holmes concerning archeological finds at Hudson Hot Spring, in New Mexico 1901-1902
Graham, A. R.
5 pages

Library of Congress Collection of American Indian Photographs 1860s-1930s 1890s-1920s
Libray of Congress Copyright Office
ca. 6000 items

Linda Klug Papers, 1965-1986
Klug, Linda M. Linda Marie, 1940
7.3 linear feet (15 boxes)

"List of figures and costumes for exhibition at World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago"
Bergmann, C.
113 pages
1 notebook

List of West African artifacts collected by Warren L. D'Azevedo n.d.
University of California, Berkeley Lowie Museum
6 sheets

Lithographs of American Indians 1842
Pettrich, Ferdinand
5 lithographs

Lizard Hawk and Hearty Bear pictographic signatures, ca. 1880-1884.
2 drawings : graphite ; 6 x 9 cm.-6 x 13 cm.

Makah village at Neah Bay, Sketched from nature by Geo. Gibbs Esq., Jasper Green, Del., April, 1867
Gibbs, George
1 page

Making Medicine book of drawings, ca. 1875-1878.
Making Medicine, 1844-1931
1 disbound volume of 21 drawings (22 leaves) : graphite, colored pencil, and crayon ; 22 x 29 cm.

1 39.5 x 54 cm page
1 39.5 x 54 cm page

Map 1933
Matsui Tenzan
1 36 x 62 cm page
1 36 x 62 cm page

Map Before 1871
1 62 x 91 cm page
1 62 x 91 cm page

Map ca. 1850
Ueyama Yahei
1 61 x 91 cm page
1 61 x 91 cm page

Map of Cairo Showing Mohammedan Monuments 1950
Survey of Egypt
2 sheets 31.5x42.25 inches

Map of the former territorial limits of the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians Exhibiting the boundaries of the various cessions of land made by them to the Colonies and to the United States by treaty stipulations, from the beginning of their relations with
Royce, Charles C.
1 sheet 29 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.

Maps, missions, forts, council meeting scenes, Indians, and activities of Northwest Plateau 1853-62
Sohon, Gustavus
25 drawings

Maps of parts of Baffin Island drawn by Eskimos; and related notes by Franz Boas 1883-1884
Boas, Franz 1858-1942
35 drawings

Marian W. Cavendish Papers 1964
Cavendish, Marian W.
2 linear feet

Marshall Durbin Papers
Durbin, Marshall Elza 1936
12 cubic feet

Mary Shepherd Slusser Papers ca. 1954-1992
Slusser, Mary Shepherd
3 1/4 linear feet

Masai Warrior at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Sabbagh, Michael of the University of Texas
1 item

Material concerning Immanuel Moses Casanowicz
.5 inch

Material on the Calaveras Skull 1891, 1899
Wilson, Thomas
6 pages

Material relating to the archeology of the Parita Zone of Panama ca. 1959-1964
Ladd, John
20 inches

May Mandelbaum Edel Papers
Edel, May M. May Mandelbaum, 1909-1964
2 linear feet

Mayan Number Theory 1972
Rauh, James Hulse
196 pages

Memorandum February 28, 1947
Conference on Science and Democracy
2 pages

Memorial ceremony for Clifford Evans
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
2 casettes

Men using a treadmill pump
Meyer, Frank N
1 photograph 12.5 c 10 cm.

Military target record book containing drawings by Silver Horn and others and a pictorial diary by Silver Horn, ca. 1884-1897.
1 volume of 186 drawings (129 leaves) : graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, ink ; 35 x 30 cm.

Milo Hellman Papers
Hellman, Milo
12 cubic feet

Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to the aboriginal Indians of Dutch and Britsh Guiana. 1925
Roth, Walter Edmund
218 pages

Miscellaneous photographs late 19th century
Dinwiddie, William
ca. 75 prints

Miscellaneous photographs of Department of Anthropology personnel ca. 1972-1973
35 negatives + 6 prints

Miscellaneous photographs of specimens and exhibits n.d.
ca. 500 prints

Miscellaneous zoological illustrations and drawings
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
ca. 119 items

Model of Tlingit house made by Sitka (Tlingit) Indian, signed "James G. Swan" March 1874
Swan, James Gilchrist
1 page

"Mrs. Frohman's Klickitat baskets"
Frohman, I. Mrs
5 pages

Mrs. Ruth K. Roberts: In memory
Pilling, Arnold Remington
8 pages


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