This accession consists of the online exhibition EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America, created by the National Museum of American History,
as it existed on April 12, 2014. The website, presented in both English and Spanish, presents familiar historical themes from the perspective of Americans with disabilities.
Materials are in electronic format.
Photographs depicting government buildings, Christian missions, Buddhist pagodas and monks, Muslim mosques, industry, agriculture, and dances in Burma. People depicted include Chins, Karens, Shans, Burmese, and Methodist missionaries. Some of the handcolored lantern slides are marked by the Christian Lecture Bureau in Chicago and others depict a map and sheet music, indicating that they may have been assembled for a lecture.
A recording made in 1970 by the Reverend Harry Harwood, who taught at the same school as Graves but at a later time, includes a commentary on the slides.
Williard Edwin Graves (1880-1966) was an American missionary in Rangoon from 1908-1913. He and his wife, Almyra Alford Graves, were commissioned by the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church to teach at the Methodist Episcopal Church School for Boys in Rangoon. Graves later served as principal of the school until his wife's ill health forced them to return to the United States
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-7
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional missionary photographs of Burma can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74-50.
The United Methodist Church's General Commission on Archives and History holds the Willard Edwin Graves Papers.
This collection contains United States Army-produced videos collected by the Center for African American History and Culture. The video programs focus on race relations and blacks in the military.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives also houses a collection of audiovisual records documenting exhibitions and other events at the Center for African American History and Culture before it merged with the Anacostia Community Museum.
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at email@example.com.
CAAHC Army Audiovisual Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
This collection is comprised of field notes and original specimen bags from the Hudson-Meng Paleo-Indian site near Crawford, Sioux County, Nebraska. The site, on lands owned by Nebraska State Forest, was excavated between 1971 and 1977 under USDA permit by Chadron State College. The field notes are associated with a collection of approximately 2,500 lithic artifacts and faunal remains held by the Department of Anthropology.
Biographical / Historical:
The Hudson-Meng site is located in the Oglala National Grassland near Crawford, Nebraska. The remains of hundreds of bison were first exposed in the 1950s during the construction of a pond by local rancher Albert Meng. The site was first excavated by Larry Agenbroad of Chadron State College from 1971-1977. Agenbroad's investigations discovered the remains of some 120-125 bison directly associated with Paleoindian-aged Alberta projectile points. The bonebed was dated to about 9,820 Radiocarbon Years Before the Present (RCYBP) and was the first Alberta site to ever be directly dated. Later excavations were conducted by researchers from the University of Wyoming, Colorado State University and St. Cloud State University. In 1997 an enclosure was completed over a central portion of the bonebed and each summer, the site is open to the public for interpretive tours.
NAA MS 1992-12
Other Archival Materials:
The Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History holds 2,500 lithic artifacts and faunal remains from the Hudson-Meng site. Please see catalog numbers 533,627-534,821 and accession number 361,218.
Manuscript 1992-12, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science Search this
15.5 cu. ft. (31 document boxes)
This accession consists of miscellaneous correspondence, fiscal records, annual reports, incoming and outgoing curatorial correspondence, personnel files, and records
pertaining to the Computer History Project. Staff documented include Susan Faye Cannon.
Box 30 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Subtitled "Description of artifacts collected in the Waura village, Xingu National Park Mato Grosso, Brazil, on April 8, 1983." Includes ethnographic background on the role of spirit masks, their use in ceremonial performances, and their construction. There are also notes on sound recordings, conservation of the material, and Waura words.
This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of American History's public presence on the internet in 2004. The website includes general information,
membership information, on-line exhibitions, press releases, on-line chat transcripts, educational activities, timelines, staff publications, and related files. Materials
are in electronic format.
Two set of folk tales in Tehuelche with English translations. Also includes a letter from Wolf to Franz Boas and transmittal and acknowledgement letters exchanged between Ralph Linton and Boas's secretary.
The Anacostia Oral History Project Collection contains oral history interviews with 55 individuals who either grew up in or spent a considerable amount of time in the neighborhood. Interviewees discuss their memories of Anacostia dating back to the 1890s and points of focus include education, occupations, transportation, geographic boundaries, and recreational and community activities. The interviews were conducted and recorded on audiocassettes in 1975 through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum. Most of the interviews have been digitized and are accessible in the archive on CDs.
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Anacostia Community Museum Archives also houses other oral histories of the area, including the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project.
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
This collection consists of field notes, slides and photographs documenting the excavation of the Par-Tee site (35CT20) in Clatsop County, Oregon, circa 1965-1975. The site was excavated by Robert Drucker and George Phebus.
Biographical / Historical:
The Par-Tee site derives its name from its location in the rough of a Seaside, Oregon golf course. Robert Drucker, an amateur archaeologist, began excavating the site in the mid-1960s with the assistance of the Oregon Archaeological Society. During the early years of Drucker's excavations, his work came to the attention of George Phebus, a collections assistant at the Smithsonian, who realized the archaeological significance of the Par-Tee site. Phebus and Drucker excavated the site for nearly 10 years, making it one of the most extensively excavated sites on the southern Northwest Coast.
NAA MS 1997-32
Other Archival Materials:
The Department of Anthropology holds artifacts related to this collection. Please see accession number 361,357.
This accession consists of the Smithsonian's History Explorer website as it existed on November 7, 2013. The website was developed by the National Museum of
American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. These resources focus on
learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from the museum's collections
and draw on the expertise of the museum's curatorial staff. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the American Enterprise website, maintained by the National Museum of American History, as it existed on April 4, 2013. The website
documents the planning of a new exhibition of the same name which will open in Spring 2015. In addition to providing information and updates about the exhibition and its themes,
it encourages feedback, ideas, and comments from the public. The website also includes a blog which contains posts dating back to November 2010. Materials are in electronic