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Public places, public spaces. Discovery places / by Denise Liebowitz

Title:
Discovery places
Author:
Liebowitz, Denise  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States Botanic Garden  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Physical description:
p. 12-[15] : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington Metropolitan Area
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2006
2006]
Topic:
Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals (National Museum of Natural History (U.S.))  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Call number:
NA6700.W37 L54 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_790149

Research training program [electronic resource] : Smithsonian. National Museum of Natural History

Title:
RTP Home Page
Research training at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History
Author:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2000
2000-]
Topic:
Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Natural history museums--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
College students--Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH54.5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_670673

Catalog of the illustrated Paleozoic plant specimens in the National Museum of Natural History [by] Arthur D. Watt

Author:
Watt, Arthur Dwight 1921-  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
53 p. 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
Paleozoic
Topic:
Paleobotany  Search this
Paleobotany--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Call number:
QE701 .S666 no.5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_357706

Summary of ethnological objects in the National Museum of Natural History associated with the Pueblo of Santa Clara / prepared by Charles W. Smythe and Patrice Peakheart

Title:
Pueblo of Santa Clara
National Museum of Natural History Pueblo of Santa Clara ethnographic summary report
Pueblo of Santa Clara ethnographic summary report
Author:
Smythe, Charles W  Search this
Peakheart, Patrice  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 29 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
New Mexico
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
Date:
1999
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Call number:
E76.85 .S95sca 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_594085

An analysis of forensic anthropology cases submitted to the Smithsonian Institution by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1962 to 1994 / Gretchen A. Grisbaum and Douglas H. Ubelaker

Author:
Grisbaum, Gretchen A  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 14 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Dead--Identification  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668676

The avifauna of the cayerias of southern Cuba, with the ornithological results of the Paul Bartsch Expedition of 1930 / Donald W. Buden and Storrs L. Olson

Author:
Buden, Donald W  Search this
Olson, Storrs L  Search this
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Paul Bartsch Expedition (1930)  Search this
Subject:
Paul Bartsch Expedition (1930)  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 34 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1989
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL688.C9 B83 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776105

Echiurus echiurus alaskanus Fisher

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Fox Islands, Unalaska Island, Dutch Harbor, Dolgai, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1940
Common name:
Spoon Worms
Taxonomy:
Animalia Annelida Polychaeta Echiuroidea Echiuridae Echiurinae
Published Name:
Echiurus echiurus alaskanus Fisher
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
20781
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716042

Haploscoloplos alaskensis Hartman

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Slide
Type Status:
Syntype
Place:
Kodiak Island, Alitak Bay, Lazy Bay, Off Alitak Bay, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
12 Nov 1940
Common name:
Polychaetes
Taxonomy:
Animalia Annelida Polychaeta Orbiniidae
Published Name:
Haploscoloplos alaskensis Hartman
Accession Number:
161385
USNM Number:
20915
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716170

Malmiana scorpii (Malm)

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska  Search this
Depth (m):
91 - 91
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Kodiak Island, Olga Bay, W Of Cannery Harbor, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Nov 1940
Common name:
Leeches
Leeches
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Annelida Annelida Hirudinea Hirudinea Piscicolidae Piscicolidae
Published Name:
Malmiana scorpii (Malm)
Ottoniobdella scorpii
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
21571
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716627

Untitled Object

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Alaska Peninsula, Shumagin Islands, Unga Island, Baralof Bay, Squaw Harbor, On Shore, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
20 Oct 1940
Common name:
Turbellarians
Taxonomy:
Animalia Platyhelminthes Turbellaria
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
147900
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_673986

Notoplana sanjuania Freeman

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Depth (m):
91 - 91
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Alaska Peninsula, Pavlof Bay, Entrance to bay, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
25 Sep 1940
Common name:
Turbellarians
Taxonomy:
Animalia Platyhelminthes Turbellaria
Published Name:
Notoplana sanjuania Freeman
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
20797
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716055

Notoplana longastyletta (Freeman)

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Depth (m):
46 - 73
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Alaska Peninsula, Canoe Bay, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
2 Oct 1940
Common name:
Turbellarians
Taxonomy:
Animalia Platyhelminthes Turbellaria
Published Name:
Notoplana longastyletta (Freeman)
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
20799
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716057

Notoplana sanjuania Freeman

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Depth (m):
91 - 91
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Alaska Peninsula, Pavlof Bay, Entrance to bay, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
25 Sep 1940
Common name:
Turbellarians
Taxonomy:
Animalia Platyhelminthes Turbellaria
Published Name:
Notoplana sanjuania Freeman
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
20798
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716056

Echiurus echiurus alaskanus Fisher

Vessel:
Dorothy Dix R/V  Search this
Expedition:
Alaska King Crab Investigation  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Kodiak Island, Alitak Bay, Near Head Of Lazy Bay, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
22 Feb 1941
Common name:
Spoon Worms
Taxonomy:
Animalia Annelida Polychaeta Echiuroidea Echiuridae Echiurinae
Published Name:
Echiurus echiurus alaskanus Fisher
Accession Number:
157371
USNM Number:
20782
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_716043

Lyman B. Smith Papers, 1940s-1990s

Creator:
Smith, Lyman B  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Lyman B  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Physical description:
3.69 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 oversize box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Place:
South America
Date:
1990
1940s-1990s
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 93-014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254137

William C. Sturtevant papers

Topic:
Handbook of North American Indians
Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Names:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Six Nations  Search this
Extent:
220 Linear feet (The total extent of the collection is 191.41 linear feet (consisting of 473 document boxes and 2 record boxes) plus 254 sound recordings, 94 computer disks, 42 card file boxes, 85 oversize folders, 9 rolled items, 18 binder boxes, and 3 oversize boxes. Of the total extent, 4.79 linear feet (14 boxes) are restricted.)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Date:
1952-2007
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and his involvement in various professional activities. The collection is comprised of research and field notes, sound recordings, realia, clippings, negatives, slides, prints, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, memorandums, conference papers and meeting notes, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, bibliographies, student files such as class notes and papers from Sturtevant's years as an anthropology student, teaching materials including lecture notes and exams, daily planners, passports, military records, artwork including prints and lithographs, maps, and computer files.

The materials in this collection document Sturtevant's career as a preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, university professor, his role as General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, and his contributions to the field of Anthropology. From his early work with the Seminole Indians of Florida to his forays into Burma, and his decades-long study of how Native Americans have been depicted in artistic and popular culture, Sturtevant's diverse intellectual interests are represented in his research files. A copious note taker, Sturtevant captured his observations and opinions of everything from meetings with colleagues to museum exhibits. Sturtevant's commitment to the anthropological profession can be found in the notes and programs of the many conferences, symposiums, and lecture series he attended and at which he presented. He also held numerous leadership positions in various professional associations and sat on the board of directors/trustees for several cultural organizations including Survival International and the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation. Sturtevant was respected for his vast knowledge of indigenous peoples and he received a voluminous amount of correspondence from colleagues who often included copies of their papers and grant proposals. He kept many of these works, which, it appears he used as reference material. Sturtevant's own work is reflected in his writings; he published over 200 scholarly papers, articles, and books.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 14 series: 1. Correspondence, 1951-2008; 2. Research Files, 1851, 1860s, 1880s, 1890, 1939-2006; 3. Writings, 1952-2006; 4. Professional Activities, 1952-2006; 5. Smithsonian, 1954-2008; 6. Handbook of North American Indians, 1971-2007; 7. Biographical Files, 1933-2007; 8. Student Files, 1944-1985; 9. Subject Files, 1902-2002; 10. Photographs, 1927-2004; 11. Artwork, 1699-1998; 12. Maps, 1949-1975; 13. Sound Recordings, 1950-2000; 14. Computer Files, 1987-2006.
Biographical/Historical note:
William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007), preeminent North American ethnologist, museum curator, and university professor, was best known for his contributions to Seminole ethnology, as curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and for his work as the general editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

Sturtevant's passion for studying Native peoples began at a young age. In third grade "after a class on American Indians, he asked his father what kind of people study Indians, and his father replied, 'Anthropologists.' Sturtevant decided then that he would make anthropology his career" (Merrill 11). After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, Sturtevant went on to Yale University to complete his graduate work in anthropology. When it came time to decide on what area of North America he should focus his research, one of his faculty members at Yale, Irving Rouse, "suggested he consider the Seminoles of south Florida. By the end of his first fieldwork season, Sturtevant was convinced that the dearth of ethnographic information about these Seminoles and their status as one of the least acculturated of all North American Indian societies justified ethnographic research among them and offered the possibility of making an important contribution to North American ethnology" (Merrill 13). Sturtevant spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 conducting preliminary fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole and in 1952 he took up temporary residence at Big Cypress Reservation to undertake research for his dissertation, "The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices." This work focused on Seminole medicine, but also included Sturtevant's analysis of Seminole worldview, religion, history, inter-ethnic relations, material culture, economy, kinship, language, and social organization.

In 1954, while he was finishing his dissertation, Sturtevant made the transition from student of anthropology to professional anthropologist. He was hired as an instructor in Yale's Anthropology Department and began his career in museum work as an assistant curator of anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1955, Sturtevant moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where he accepted a position as a research anthropologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). This position afforded Sturtevant the chance to continue to explore his many research interests in ways that a full time professorship or museum curatorship could not. Over the next ten years he studied the Catawba in South Carolina; the Seneca and Cayuga nations of the Iroquois League in New York, Oklahoma, and Ontario; continued his work with the Seminole; visited European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture; and spent a year in Burma. In 1963, Sturtevant and his wife, Theda Maw, the daughter of a prominent Burmese family, took their three young children to Burma so that they could visit with Maw's family. Sturtevant took this as an opportunity to branch out from his Native American research and spent the year visiting neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examining archival materials, studying the Burmese language, learning about Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, and taking photographs. He also collected 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian.

When Sturtevant returned from Burma, he found the BAE had been dissolved. In 1965, he was transferred from the now-defunct BAE to the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), where he became curator of North American Ethnology, a position he held for the next forty-two years. During his tenure at NMNH Sturtevant oversaw all the North American ethnology collections, planned exhibitions, served on committees, and sponsored interns and fellows. One of Sturtevant's primary duties at NMNH was serving as the General Editor of the Handbook of North American Indians, "a major multi-volume reference work summarizing anthropological, linguistic, and historical knowledge about native peoples north of Mexico" (Jackson). Each volume was designed to represent a geographic or topical area of Americanist study. As General Editor, Sturtevant selected volume editors, chapter authors, oversaw office staff, and proofread manuscripts over the course of production.

Besides focusing on the Handbook, much of Sturtevant's time was taken up by responsibilities he held outside the Institution. Sturtevant was extremely involved in professional anthropological associations and held many leadership positions. Fresh out of graduate school, he began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington in 1957. He later became a member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society, served as book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist from 1962-1968, was a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums and was both vice president and president of the committee once it became the Council for Museum Anthropology, was on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives, served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation from 1976-1982 and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986, and sat on the Board of Directors of Survival International from 1982-1988. He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, the American Ethnological Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Anthropological Society of Washington. Sturtevant also taught classes at Johns Hopkins University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology, served as a consultant on exhibits at other museums, and reviewed manuscripts for scholarly publications.

Sturtevant remained active in the profession throughout his later years. After divorcing Theda Maw in 1986, he married Sally McLendon, a fellow anthropologist, in 1990 and they undertook several research projects together. Sturtevant was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of anthropology in 1996 when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Brown University, and in 2002 when his colleagues published a festschrift in his honor, Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant.

Sturtevant died on March 2, 2007 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, MD after suffering from emphysema.

Sources Consulted

Estrada, Louie. 2007. William C. Sturtevant; Expert on Indians. Washington Post, March 17. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602273.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2007. William C. Sturtevant (1926-2007). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com/2007/03/william-c-sturtevant-1926-2007.html, accessed August 31, 2012.

Merrill, William L. 2002. William Curtis Sturtevant, Anthropologist. In Anthropology, History, and American Indians: Essays in Honor of William Curtis Sturtevant. William L. Merrill and Ives Goddard, eds. Pp. 11-36. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1926 -- Born July 26 in Morristown, NJ

1944 -- Entered the University of California at Berkeley as a second-semester freshman

1944 -- Attended summer school at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City where he took courses on Mexican archaeology and South American ethnology

1945 -- Drafted into the United States Navy

1946 -- Received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class and returned to UC Berkeley

1947 -- Attended the University of New Mexico's summer field school in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

1949 -- January: Received his Bachelor's degree with honors in anthropology from UC Berkeley

1949 -- Began graduate studies at Yale University

1950-1951 -- Spent the summers of 1950 and 1951 in Florida conducting fieldwork among the Mikasuki-speaking Seminole

1951 -- Conducted his first research study of the Iroquois, a classification of Seneca musical instruments, their construction and use, with Harold Conklin

1952 -- May: Moved to Big Cypress Reservation in Florida to conduct research for his dissertation. He focused on Seminole medicine, but also collected physical anthropological data such as blood-type frequencies, handedness, and color blindness

1952 -- July 26: Married Theda Maw

1954 -- Hired by Yale University as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology and as an assistant curator of anthropology in the Yale Peabody Museum

1955 -- Received PhD in anthropology from Yale University

1956 -- Joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) as a research anthropologist

1957 -- Began a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1957 -- Traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to collect linguistic data from Sam Blue, the last member of the Catawba tribe to have maintained some proficiency in the Catawba language. While there, he made a small collection of Catawba pottery for the United States National Museum

1957-1958 -- Spent seven weeks continuing his research among the New York Seneca

1959 -- Returned to Florida to study Seminole ethnobotany. He also collected ethnographic materials, especially objects made for the tourist market, which he deposited in the United States National Museum

1959-1960 -- Member of the executive committee of the Florida Anthropological Society

1960 -- July and August: Visited 17 European museums to examine early ethnographic examples and possible European prototypes of eastern North American Indian material culture

1961-1962 -- Spent the summers of these years conducting ethnographic fieldwork among the Seneca-Cayuga in Oklahoma

1962 -- October: Visited the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada to conduct fieldwork among the Seneca and Cayuga there

1962-1968 -- Book-review editor and associate editor of the American Anthropologist

1963 -- October: Spent the year in Burma; visited neighborhoods in Rangoon and villages in the surrounding countryside, examined photographs in several archives, studied the Burmese language, and read extensively about the country's history and culture. Assembled notes on Burmese clothing and other aspects of the culture, took hundreds of photographs, and made a collection of 386 items of clothing and other objects for the Smithsonian

1964 -- Visited Inle Lake in the Southern Shan States southeast of Mandalay, where he examined local approaches to artificial island agriculture

1964-1981 -- Became a member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Anthropological Research in Museums, which became the Council for Museum Anthropology in 1974. Sturtevant was the Council's first vice president, serving two terms between 1974 and 1978, and was its president from 1978 to 1981

1965 -- Became curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History after the dissolution of the BAE

1965-1966 -- President of the American Society for Ethnohistory

1966 -- Named the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians

1967-1968 -- Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Oxford University's Institute of Social Anthropology

1969 -- Began serving on the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Archives

1974-1989 -- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University

1976-1982 -- Served three terms on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and was appointed to a fourth term between 1984 and 1986

1977 -- President of the American Ethnological Society

1980-1981 -- President of the American Anthropological Association

1981 -- Spent part of the spring semester at the University of California Berkeley as a Regents Lecturer

1982-1988 -- Board of Directors of Survival International

1986 -- Divorced Theda Maw

1986-1987 -- Smithsonian Fellow at Oxford University's Worcester College

1990 -- Married Sally McLendon

1992 -- President of the Anthropological Society of Washington

1996 -- Awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Brown University

2007 -- Died March 2 in Rockville, MD
Related Materials:
Other materials relating to William C. Sturtevant at the National Anthropological Archives are included in the following collections:

Manuscript 4504

Manuscript 4595

Manuscript 4806

Manuscript 4821

Manuscript 4972

Manuscript 7045

Photo Lot 59

Photo Lot 79-51

Photo Lot 80-3

Photo Lot 81R

Photo Lot 86-68 (6)

Photo Lot 86-68 (7)

American Society for Ethnohistory records

Committee on Anthropological Research in Museum Records

Handbook of North American Indians records

Records of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

Gordon Davis Gibson Papers, Sound Recordings

SPC Se Powhatan Confederacy Mattapony BAE No # 01790700

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913800

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04913900

DOE Oceania:Amer Poly:Hi:Hawaiian Helmet:Sturtevant 04914000

Negative MNH 1530

Negative MNH 1530 B

Sturtevant is listed as a correspondent in the following NAA collections:

Administrative file, 1949-1965, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology

John Lawrence Angel Papers

James Henri Howard Papers

Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers

John Victor Murra Papers

Records of the Society for American Archaeology

Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers

Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers

Copies of sound recordings made by William C. Sturtevant can be found at The California Language Archive at UC Berkeley in two collections, The William Sturtevant collection of Creek/Seminole sound recordings, which includes 31 minutes of Northern Muskogean linguistic field recordings from 1951, and The William Sturtevant collection of Mikasuki sound recordings, which includes 33 minutes of Mikasuki linguistic field recordings from 1951. Two sound tape reels of Seminole music Sturtevant recorded in Florida in 1951 can be found at Wesleyan University's World Music Archives. Folk songs on these recordings include "Scalping Sickness," "Bear Sickness with blowing," "Bear sickness without blowing," "Lullaby," "Feather Dance," "Snake Dance," and "Crazy Dance." Performers include Josie Billie, Lee Cypress, Harvey Jumper, Boy Jim, Charlie (Johnny?) Cypress, Little Tiger Tail, Billy Ossiola, and Charlie Billy Boy.
Separated Materials:
One video tape, "Seminole History and Tradition", was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Series 2.2, Tukabahchee Plate: Glass negative of spectrogram from FBI (Box 135), removed for storage with other glass plate negatives.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
History  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Realia
Research
Notes
Office files
Theses
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
Field notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Microfilms
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Memorandums
Articles
Card files
Books
Artifacts
Negatives
Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-24
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William C. Sturtevant papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-24
Additional Online Media:

Departmental Records, 1948-2019, with related records from 1918

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Subject:
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-  Search this
Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991  Search this
Stern, William Louis 1926-  Search this
Littler, Mark M (Mark Masterton)  Search this
Skog, Laurence E  Search this
Wagner, Warren Lambert  Search this
Hale, Mason E  Search this
Ayensu, Edward S  Search this
Wasshausen, Dieter C  Search this
Kress, W. John  Search this
Dorr, Laurence J  Search this
International Association for Plant Taxonomy  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Herbarium Services Unit  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Plants  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
12.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
16.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Clippings
Date:
1918
1918-2019
1948-2019, with related records from 1918
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00205
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Departmental Records 1948-2019, with related records from 1918 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217994

Curatorial Correspondence, 1936-2011

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Subject:
Eyde, Richard H  Search this
Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991  Search this
Nowicke, Joan W  Search this
Shetler, Stanwyn G  Search this
United States Bureau of Plant Industry  Search this
Physical description:
5.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
22.69 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Field notes
Color transparencies
Brochures
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1936
1936-2011
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00214
See more items in:
Curatorial Correspondence 1936-2011 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218003

The Japji of Guru Nanak : a new translation with commentary / by Rupinder S. Brar ; with an introduction by Paul Michael Taylor

Author:
Brar, Rupinder S (Rupinder Singh) 1961-  Search this
Author:
Nānak Guru 1469-1538 Japujī English  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Asian Cultural History Program  Search this
Author of introduction:
Taylor, Paul Michael 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Nānak Guru 1469-1538 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Nānak Guru 1469-1538 Japujī English  Search this
Physical description:
168 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
Topic:
Sikh philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114202

Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropological exhibits

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Photographer:
Beckwith, Paul E.  Search this
Ellis, Harry C., b. 1857  Search this
Extent:
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Prints (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Rock Creek Park
Date:
circa 1890-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of images of exhibits of anthropological material. These include Oceanic and African implements and artifacts exhibited at the Field Columbian Museum; a William Henry Holmes-designed diorama in Piney Branch (1895); costumed mannequins and busts at the United States National Museum; the Smithsonian Exhibit at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1891); dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History; African artifacts in Herbert Ward's studio in Paris; and exhibit halls in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building (1891). The photographers represented in the collection include Paul Edmond Beckwith, Henry E. Sorgersen & Co., and Harry C. Ellis.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, previously filed in Photo Lot 4, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 87-2L.
Additional Harry C. Ellis photographs of Herbert Ward's studio held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 75-52.
Additional images of United States National Museum collections held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 99-41.
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Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropological exhibits, 1890-1910
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 4, Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropological exhibits, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4

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