Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 1, Folder: 39
Identifier: Mss .H682
Identifier: PPC .B63
Scope and Content Note The Franz Boas Photo Collection consists mainly of photographs of Northwest Coast Natives from the Jesup North Pacific Expedition: 1897-1902, sponsored by AMNH, and the Boas Expedition to Northwest Territories in 1894. There was no original order within this collection and most of the collection is stamped with the marking, “From the Boas Collection 43.” Many other sources besides Boas contributed to this collection, including the British Columbia Provincial Museum, the Field Museum of...
Dates: 1868-1943; Majority of material found within 1894-1902
Identifier: VPA 105
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Hundreds of scientists worldwide are represented by correspondence and include Alexander Agassiz, Glover M. Allen, Florentino Ameghino, Erwin H. Barbour, Franz Boas, Stephen F. Borhegyi, Robert Broom, Barnum Brown, Hermon C. Bumpus, Edwin H. Colbert, Thomas Alva Edison, Childs Frick, Walter Granger, William T. Gregory, Claude W. Hibbard, D.A. Hooijer, William T. Hornaday, Remington...
Identifier: Mss .E973
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 16 folders of material, primarily typewritten correspondence (some carbon copies), relating to the planning, organization and progress of the Expedition to China. The majority of the letters are between Laufer and Franz Boas (a famed anthropologist who had formerly worked at AMNH and at the time was running the anthropology PhD. program at Columbia University), with Laufer supplying regular reports on his work to Boas, who disseminated and coordinated the...
Dates: 1900-1904; Majority of material found within 1901-1904
Identifier: Mss .G7441
Scope and Contents The collection consists of administrative, scientific, academic and personal papers, and correspondence. Papers include Gregory's general correspondence with universities, colleges and scientists about his research topics and publications; correspondence with museums about purchasing replicas of fossils; and with students seeking employement. Other papers include lecture notes prepared for zoology classes emphasizing evolution, 1925-1926 and 1939; and manuscripts and notes for his...
Dates: 1889-1948; Majority of material found within 1906-1948
Identifier: Archives Microfilm #1
Identifier: PPC .A381
Scope and Content Note The majority of this collection consists of photographs and photographic postcards of African people, locations and objects. Many of the photographs are portraits and various cultures are represented. Most of the images are captioned and several items are accompanied by brief notes.The earliest dated item is among a group of photographs collected by Franz Uri Boas for research (Folder 1). These include various objects of ritual and daily use, pygmies at the 1904 St. Louis...
Dates: circa 1904-1950
Identifier: Mss .D66
Scope and content The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. The material relates to both Jochelson's and Brodsky's work and writings, and also includes many personal and family items. Much of the early correspondence is from the 1920s and 30s between Jochelson or Brodsky and former colleagues and professors, many living in Russia (the USSR at the time). Letters describe social conditions as well as covering professional topics. Correspondents...
Dates: 1899-1979; Majority of material found within ( 1899-1942)