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Franz Boas photograph collection

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 Chicago,...

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence

Identifier: VPA 1
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Names preceded with an asterisk also have individual index cards with additional details. 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,...

American Museum of Natural History, Expedition to China correspondence

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 information...

William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948)

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 publications:...

[Journals and notebooks] : [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #1

Photographs of African people and culture

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 Exposition...

Waldemar Jochelson collection, 1899-1979 (bulk 1899-1942)

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...

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Research Library Special Collections 7
Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives 1
Manuscript Collection 3
Photographic Print Collection 2
Administrative 1
Aleuts 1
Animals -- Classification 1
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Anthropologists -- Russia (Federation) -- Correspondence 1
Anthropologists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Anthropology -- China 1
Archives Microfilm 1
Art, African 1
Art, Chinese 1
Australia -- Description and travel. 1
Benin 1
China -- Civilization 1
China -- Social life and customs 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Dakar (Senegal) 1
Ethnological expeditions -- China 1
Ethnological expeditions -- Northwest Coast of North America. 1
Ethnological expeditions -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia. 1
Ethnologists -- Russia (Federation) -- Correspondence. 1
Ethnologists -- United States -- Correspondence. 1
Ethnology -- Alaska. 1
Ethnology -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia. 1
Exhibition Videorecording 1
Fishes -- Anatomy. 1
Fishes -- Evolution. 1
Guinea 1
Ichthyologists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Indians of North America -- Hudson Bay -- Social life and customs. 1
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America 1
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Rites and ceremonies -- Exhibitions 1
Inuit -- Hudson Bay -- Social life and customs. 1
Kamchadals. 1
Kenya 1
Kikuyu (African people) 1
Koryaks. 1
Kuba (African people) 1
Kwakiutl Indians 1
Kwakiutl Indians -- Rites and ceremonies -- Exhibitions 1
Kwakiutl art -- Exhibitions 1
Mammals -- Evolution. 1
Museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Correspondence. 1
Natural history museum curators -- Correspondence 1
New Zealand -- Description and travel. 1
Niger 1
Ontogeny. 1
Paleontologists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Paleontology -- Research -- History. 1
Potlatch -- British Columbia 1
Potlatch -- British Columbia -- Exhibitions 1
Primates -- Evolution. 1
Pygmies 1
San (African people) 1
Sao Vicente -- Barlavento -- Cape Verde 1
Scientific expeditions -- Africa. 1
Scientific expeditions -- Australia. 1
Scientific expeditions -- China 1
Scientists -- Correspondence 1
Sculpture, African 1
South Africa 1
Transvaal (South Africa) -- Description and travel. 1
Vertebrates, Fossil 1
Whalers' writings, American. 1
Yukaghir. 1
Zululand (South Africa) 1
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