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Edward M. Weyer photographic slide collection

Identifier: PSC 649-651

Scope and Contents

Photographic slides removed from larger Weyer collection. 649. Eskimos, Aleuts, History of the Arctic, maps, explorers, costumes, ceremonies and animals. Also includes portraits of V. Stefansson and Evelyn Stefansson, Knud Rasmussen, Hans Edege, Sir John Franklin, and Robert Peary. Photographs for Man in the Arctic, the Northeast Passage, Peary controversy, and Greenland after the Norse. 650. Dogs, sledding, hunting and eating, Eskimos and butchering, skins. North Greenland: making boots, chewing skins, dwelling, people, plants, landscape, dog shoes, bird catching. Pole shift experiment with bowling ball. 651. Eskimo art, Mexico archeology, Chiapas and Yucatan, Camayuran Indian, Xingu region, Brazil, South Africa, Rock painting, New Guinea, and Borneo.


  • undated


Restrictions on Access

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1115 Photographic Slides : color ; 35

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes )

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condition reviewed 20110826 fair; some slides are fading; trays for glass mounted slides are caving; non-archival tape used

General Note

All slides have captions.

General Note

Many slides have glass mounts.

General Note

Includes field photographs.

General Note

Evelyn Stefansson also credited as photographer.

Edward M. Weyer photographic slide collection, undated
Iris Lee
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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