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American Section

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Title:
American Section
Date [bulk]:
1898-1960
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1995
Call Number:
0044
Extent:
16 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Section was one of the first to evolve during the early development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The University Archaeological Association established in 1887 and later, the American Exploration Society, established in 1892, exhibited several small collections in College Hall before the building campaign for the museum began. Charles Abbott was the first curator of the section succeeded by Henry C. Mercer and then Stewart Culin who was also named Director in 1899. Each succeeding curator was responsible for adding collections, many of them representing their own expeditions in the United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America. Records in the files are dated from 1826 through the 1980s. The transfer of materials to the Archives took place piecemeal and without a central organization. The current re-processing placed the files into three series, Deaccessions and Loans, Collectors and Collections and Exhibits.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Title:
J. Alden Mason American Section records
Date [bulk]:
1924-1964
Date [inclusive]:
1898-1968
Call Number:
0048
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.
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Biography/History

The American Section was one of he first sectiions of the new Museum, originally titled the "Museum of American Archaeology." Preliminary steps were taken in 1886 with the appointment of Daniel Garrison Brinton as Professor of American Linguistics and Archaeology within the Religious Studies Department of the University. In 1888 Brinton organized the University Archaeological Association, a group of scholars and laymen interested in archaeology and ethnology. Brinton materials available include correspondence in the early Director's files, offprints of his pioneering articles in American Indian linguistics, and filed in the curatorial section, a portion of his "Walum Olum", a purportedly Native American epic he edited, with annotations in an unknown hand. Before his death in 1899, he saw the Museum firmly established in American archaeology and anthropology. A large file of letters concerning a memoir on Brinton being prepared by Stewart Culin can be found at the Brooklyn Museum. Brinton also willed his library of 20,000 rare volumes, including 16th century dictionaries, to the new Museum to form the core of the present Anthropology Library.

The Museum was officially established in November 1889, with Charles C. Abbott appointed its first curator, several small collections being brought together in College Hall. Abbott, after earning a medical degree, had served as a field archaeologist for Frederic Ward Putnam of the Peabody Museum and then had earned his own national reputation for publishing claims that crude stone tools found on and nearby his Trenton farm were of the same great antiquity as those claimed for early man in Europe. On his appointment Abbott turned over the burden of proof to Ernest Volk, who supplied the Museum with collections over the next 22 years. The Abbott papers consist entirely of incoming correspondence, which he soon began to number in red pencil chronologically, plus several reports to the Archaeological Association (the 1890 one lists not only American but also many sources of early collections represented). These reports contain the only description of excavations by Abbott, his son Richard, and fellow amateur archaeologist Henry C. Mercer during Abbott's brief tenure (1889-1893). A listing of Delaware Valley sites, undated and possibly by Abbott, and one of American Indian artifacts received during the 1890's are also filed with Abbott's curatorial papers. During his tenure a variety of small local excavations were undertaken in the eastern United States. Francis C. Macauley, a member of the Association donated his large collection of eastern American archaeology. The American Section curatorial files also contain an 1890 catalog of the Warren Moorehead collection which was apparently not acquired by the Museum.

After a major effort failed to obtain Franz Boas as Curator, in late 1893, Abbott was replaced by his friend Mercer, who agreed to serve without salary. Mercer, who later was to establish a nationally known tile works and pioneered the study of American folk culture, spent most of his brief tenure in the field conducting numerous small-scale excavations on Museum grants in attempts to establish great human antiquity, whether in Yucatan or Tennessee. For this reason his records are treated under Expeditions, and his papers are listed in the North America and Central America finding aids. Essential background on Mercer can be found in Mason's 1956 biographical article in the Pennsylvania Archaeologist, while the bulk of his papers are held by the Bucks County Historical Society. During this time Stewart Culin, who had been named the Museum's Director in 1892 to represent it at the Madrid exposition, acquired important American collections not only from expeditions to Key Marco in Florida and Pachacamac in Peru but also Guatemala, Venezuela, and Ecuadorian objects from the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893; the very large and valuable Hazzard/Hearst collection of Utah and Colorado prehistoric perishable antiquities (put together by the Wetherill brothers, discoverers of Mesa Verde, and others and divided with the Hearst Museum at Berkeley); the pan-American Lamborn collection; an early treasure of ceremonial objects excavated in the Chira Valley, Peru, by S. M. Scott; and a remarkable variety of ethnological and archaeological objects collected in North America by Major Horatio Rust, whose 1895 catalog survives.

Stewart Culin, who replaced Mercer in 1899, had been a founding member and secretary of the Archaeological Association and was a good friend of Daniel Brinton's. He already managed the growing Asian and general ethnology collections and had been titled "Director" since 1892. The Board of Managers retained control of budget and policy and abolished Culin's title in 1899. Culin left in 1903. Nevertheless in less than five years he managed to greatly expand the American collections, most notably by the proceeds from his own expeditions sponsored by John Wanamaker throughout the western reservations in 1900 and 1901 and a short buying trip to Zuni in early 1902. In addition to direct purchases he made acquisitions from major dealers such as C. F. Newcombe in the Northwest and Thomas Keam in Arizona, represented in correspondence and packing lists. The actual object slips are filed with field record files, while Culin's account of the 1900 trip can be found in the 1901 Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art and a bound 1901 account is available with photographs at the Brooklyn Museum. Other important collections added were that of Thomas Donaldson, painter George Catlin's executor and a key official in the 1890 Indian section of the Eleventh U.S. Census, including a number of Catlin pieces; the Dickeson collection, a bequest of an early amateur archaeologist in the Natchez, Mississippi area; western Mexican archaeology and ethnology from explorer Carl Lumholtz; and the large Poinsett-Keating Mexican archaeological collection originally donated about 1830 to the American Philosophical Society by the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and an associate. Items of special interest include the original proof sheets and photographs used in the 1890 Census acquired from Donaldson's son; 1840's plans of sites in the lower Mississippi region in the Dickeson papers; and a handful of letters by famous artist Thomas Eakins, who painted Frank Hamilton Cushing in the outfit of a Zuni chief for the Museum (painting now at the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, outfit at the Brooklyn Museum), Mrs. William Frishmuth, donator of a worldwide collection of musical instruments to the Museum (painting now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art); and a lost portrait of Stewart Culin. The Culin curatorial files contain miscellaneous routine correspondence, including a file on casts made from the Peabody, Smithsonian and Cologne Museums and a set of vouchers for 1901-1902 donations to the American Prehistoric Fund. A large ledger recording exchanges begun by Mercer but continued by Culin is in the Exchanges and Loans series (a few leaves in Culin's hand are in a Mercer folder), and Culin's 1900 and 1901 reports are filed with the rest of those from the American Section, in addition to one box of papers in the Director's files. Culin' major interest was in games worldwide, in which he worked with Frank Hamilton Cushing, and he published the definitive work on Native American games in 1907; a large collection of these are both at Penn and at Brooklyn.

With Culin's departure, the size of the collections demanded a swift replacement. The choice would almost certainly have fallen on William Farabee, a Harvard student of Sara Yorke Stevenson's old friend Dr. Putnam, but Farabee declined in favor of a Harvard instructorship. Eventually the decision was made to temporarily combine the American and General Ethnology Sections under William Furness as curator,(see East Asia finding aid) while George B. Gordon, another Putnam student who had worked for the Peabody on Honduran excavations, was hired as Assistant Curator. Furness resigned in November 1904, with Gordon then appointed Curator of the Section of American Archaeology and in 1905 Curator of General Ethnology. He held these responsibilities even after his 1910 appointment as the Museum's first true Director, until 1913. Documents on his curatorship are mostly in the Director's files and letterbooks (the latter not beginning until February 1905) and in the American Section reports, which are very detailed for 1903-1910 and less so for 1910-1913 (latter in Director's reports. Actual curatorial files include a detailed catalog and correspondence on a large and valuable North American ethnological collection offered by the Fred Harvey Company to the Museum but not purchased; a 1904 evaluation by Gordon of the collections of the New York Academy of Sciences; and a set of memos on objects acquired during the curatorship. Information on the 1905 and 1907 collection trips taken by Gordon to Alaska has been filed with field records. It should also be mentioned that systematic anthropological instruction in the University began at Gordon's instigation by 1906, with the establishment of Harrison Fellowships to bring in Assistant Curators able to finish graduate degrees and serve as instructors after 1907.

By early 1907 Gordon had met George G. Heye, wealthy New York financier and Indian collector. It appears that very soon after arrangements were made, culminating in Heye's support, for the acquisition of the Plimpton basket collection in return for duplicates collected on the Alaska trip (April 5). A major exchange of specimens was arranged in early 1908. A regular system of Gordon communicating information on collections available to Heye soon developed. By September 1908 Heye had agreed with Gordon to place his already enormous collections in the Museum, had accepted board membership, a vice-presidency, and chairmanship of the American Committee, and agreed to pay the salary of his assistant George Pepper to serve as assistant curator in the Section. These terms were ratified by the Board October 20. Pepper started work in January 1909, and served as acting curator in Gordon's absence February to early May as the Heye Collection was gradually unpacked. J. Alden Mason joined the Section as photographer and assistant at this time and with Edward Sapir, a Harrison Fellow, undertook an archaeological and ethnological reconnaissance to the Ute reservations in Utah in the summer (see North America finding aid). Meanwhile Pepper moved the large Talbot Hyde loan collection of Southwest Archaeology here from the American Museum of Natural History. William Orchard, who had been at the Museum of Natural History, was the second assistant taken on at Heye's expense in November 1909 in charge of mending, conservation and preparation of models for display (replacing Mason who was pursuing his doctoral studies).

The Heye Collection officially opened February 12, 1910, soon after Gordon became Director. Frank Speck was sent at Heye's expense to collect among the Penobscot in the spring, and Mark R. Harrington was furnished Museum authorization while collecting for Heye among the Shawnee, Kiowa, Miami, Iowa, Sac and Fox, and Delaware in Oklahoma in the summer (see Expeditions). At the start of 1911 Pepper's title was changed to acting curator and his salary made nominal for one year as he was now spending most of his time with Heye in New York, and Harrington was hired as assistant curator, with collection expenses still Heye's. He and Speck continued a wide variety of trips for Heye, as did Wilson Wallis, Orchard, and Gerda Sebbelov (the Osage).

William Farabee returned to contact with the Museum when offered the leadership of the Amazon Expedition in 1912, which he initially refused but eventually accepted in 1913, along with the curatorship. By the time he returned from his work in South America in 1916, major changes had occurred in the Section. George Heye withdrew his collections starting in May 1916 to form the nucleus of his own Museum of the American Indian in New York. Orchard had resigned in May 1915 and Harrington in January 1916, both of them continuing to work for Heye; Pepper's association had ended in January 1912. Bruce Merwin was hired as an assistant in July 1915 but spent 1917-1918 in military service before resigning. Pepper, Orchard and Harrington materials consist of correspondence in the Director's files plus a valuable 1912-1914 Harrington letterbook comprised mostly of Indian informants’ and dealers’ letters to him during his period of research in Oklahoma (he and Merwin published Journal articles, and Harrington also a monograph in Anthropological Publications). A 1911-1914 American Committee letterbook is also of great interest. Orchard's fieldwork of this period was later used to write the standard references on Native American beadwork and quillwork. Records of the Heye years include extensive Heye-Gordon correspondence, numerous photographs of specimens, several field reports by Speck, Wallis, etc.(Expeditions), and many lists of shipments coming in 1908-1916 and of complex exchanges with the Museum during these years and in 1917-1919. Heye later co-sponsored Gregory Mason's work for the museum in Colombia in the 1920's, and Theodoor deBooy left his employ for a Venezuelan Museum expedition.

Farabee served as Acting Director in 1917 in addition to the curatorship, although he was absent on military and diplomatic service 1918-1920. He made another major South American trip for the Museum in 1922-1923 to Peru and Chile. However severe illness effectively ended his job performance after his return, and his duties were undertaken by H. U. Hall in 1924-1925 until Farabee's death from anemia. The Archives contains relatively little documentation from Farabee: correspondence in the Director's files (1911-1925), extensive photographs both from the expeditions and before his curatorship, and three folders of curatorial correspondence divided geographically. He also published The Central Arawaks and The Central Caribs through the Museum on his expeditions and a variety of Journal articles. It appears however that besides the expeditions most major acquisitions were actually arranged by Gordon, who during 1903-1927 made the American Section holdings the largest in the Museum. Important examples include North American basket collections from H. K. Deisher, Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, W. K. Jewett, Plimpton, Mrs. Edward Bok, and Grace Nicholson; Plains collections from Mrs. Archibald Barklie (Armstrong), J. H. McLaughlin, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Brennan, and P. H. Ray; Guatemalan expeditions by Robert Burkitt and Alaskan by Louis Shotridge and Van Valin (S. E. Alaska); Eskimo objects from Captain George Comer, Captain Bernard, and Henry Bryant; Mesoamerican pottery from the Stearns and von der Leith; Valley of Mexico pottery excavated by Franz Boas; a prehistoric Pueblo basket of very rare type and antiquity from Zeller; and Northwest Coast objects from George Emmons. Gordon also sold the Museum a set of choice objects from his own collection in 1915.

Louis Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, met George Byron Gordon in Southeast Alaska in 1905. He came to the Museum in 1912 to aid in work on the Heye Collection. In 1915, Shotridge began regular shipments of extremely valuable Tlingit ceremonial objects to the Museum (see North America/Alaska finding aid). He was appointed an assistant curator in 1922. One folder of shipments and memos from his tenure is in the curatorial files. Don Whistler, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe, filled in as assistant to Shotridge from 1925-1926.

John Alden Mason was then hired from the Field Museum of Natural History, and his tenure (1926-1955) is well-documented, including a large professional correspondence with geographical subdivisions, offerings of collections (also geographically organized), in-house memos, a set of notebooks (1922-1952), lecture notes and bibliographies, and a long-term file on his lifelong interest in American rock art. Mason made 22 expeditions of varying scope during his active curatorship and his scholarly and field activities completely encompassed the Americas. Materials on his pre-1926 activities include the 1909 expedition for the Museum, 1913 Great Slave notes later published by Yale, 1914 Puerto Rican work for Columbia, Tepecano linguistics in west Mexico, and Santa Marta excavations for the Field Museum in Colombia. The bulk of Mason's correspondence and his linguistic fieldnotes were transferred to the American Philosophical Society on his death, and his library was sold to Southern Illinois University during his lifetime. He remained active as Emeritus Curator up to his death in 1967.

In addition to Shotridge, who spent about all of his 1922-1932 tenure in the field, Mason was assisted by Harriet Wardle, who had been curator of the Academy of Natural Sciences' Clarence Moore Collection (Southeast archaeology). Wardle came to the Museum after Moore, amid great controversy, transferred his objects to the Heye Foundation in 1929. Her curatorial records consist of a large alphabetical file of correspondence (she retired in 1948 but was active long after), while extensive research on Peruvian textiles can be found under "South America" and other work under the Key Marco Expedition and Stephens Collection.

Collections added during the Mason years include the remarkable gold objects from Cocle, Panama; objects from the Piedras Negras expeditions; Shotridge's Northwest Coast collections; the vast Academy of Natural Sciences collections including the pre-1879 Haldeman and the large Gottschall Collections, originally loaned but then acquired in exchange; Frank Speck collections from eastern Canada; the large and meticulously documented Osborne (Guatemalan textiles) and Stephens (North American ethnographic) collections; various Colombian and Panamanian gold collection and Mayer Brazilian, Broad Costa Rican, and Monday Mexican archaeological collections; jade Northwest Coast objects from Emmons.

Important research associates working with Mason include (for the most part files with "Expeditions"): Edgar Howard (1929-1943) (see Early Man files), a specialist in early man in the Americas; Mary Butler Lewis (1932-1970) (one folder of correspondence); and Frederica DeLaguna (see Alaska). John Corning worked as an assistant (1941-1943) in the Section on Cocle and his own Georgia expedition. J. Louis Giddings, an Arctic archaeologist, began as a research associate (1950-1951) and then was assistant curator (1951-1956) with correspondence in the Director's files. A major source for these years is the set of monthly American Section reports (1941-1948) written by Mason with appendices usually by Howard, Wardle, and Satterthwaite.

Linton Satterthwaite began association with the Museum as Mason's assistant on the Piedras Negras expedition in 1930 and became assistant curator in 1933, eventually becoming associate curator in 1948 and Mason's successor in 1955. In addition to a large alphabetical correspondence including such other prominent scholars as Sylvanus Morley, Herbert Spinden and J. Eric Thompson, "special", "routine", and "home" correspondence, a large series of notebooks documents Satterthwaite's long-term interest in Maya and other Mesoamerican calendrics and writing systems. Other files include lecture and class notes, bibliographies, curatorial business, exhibit designs, etc. Satterthwaite's archaeological work at Caracol and Benque Viejo in Belize and Piedras Negras and Tikal in Guatemala is described in the finding aid "Central America".

The next curatorial files of significance are those for Alfred Kidder II; although he did not hold a curatorship until 1867-1972. In his position as associate director after 1950 he had considerable involvement in American work due to his active interest in South American Archaeology. For this reason several folders of correspondence have been placed in the curatorial section. Kidder files are also in the Director’s files or in his estate. Also in this era are the papers of Frances Eyman (Witthoft), who began as an assistant in the Section in 1948, followed by an assistant curatorship and the first Keeper of American collections from 1964 to her death in 1969. Her files consist of alphabetical correspondence, exhibit labels, and research notes showing her active interest in increasing documentation and understanding of the North American objects in the Museum. These are the most recent files with significant holdings in the American Curatorial series, as the relevant papers of William Coe (Assistant Curator 1959-1964, Associate Curator 1964-1969, Curator of Middle American Archaeology 1969-1972, and Curator of the American Section 1972-1987); Robert Sharer (Assistant Curator 1972-1974, Associate Curator 1974-1984, Curator 1985-present); Ruben Reina (Assistant Curator 1959-1962, Associate Curator 1962-1967, Curator of the Latin American Ethnology 1967-1991); Anthony Wallace (Assistant and Curator of North American Ethnology 1961-1988); and John Witthoft (Research Associate 1966-1970, Associate Curator of North American Ethnology 1970-1981, Consulting Curator 1982-1986) remain in the offices of the individuals. All have joint appointments in the Anthropology Department. Also further Eyman files as well as those of later Keepers Albina de Meio (1969-1974), Claudia Medoff (1974-1982) and Pamela Hearne (1982-date) are retained in the office of the American Section. No record except for an Expedition article and a resume in the Director's files appear to exist for Thomas Greaves, Assistant Curator of South American Ethnology, 1969-1973. Records for John Cotter (Associate Curator of American Historical Archaeology, 1972-1973) have been placed with the Historical Archaeology Section. Since 1982 Professors Reina, Wallace, and Witthoft have been titled "consulting" curators and Frederica DeLaguna has been Honorary Curator of North American Ethnology.

Biography/History

J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Mason was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania for two seasons in Mexico at the International School of Archaeology and Ethnology, a joint enterprise between Mexico and the United States. He then spent more than a year in Puerto Rico recording folktales in original dialects. His association with the International School of Archaeology and Ethnology brought him into close contact with Franz Boas of Columbia University.

In 1914, Mason traveled to Puerto Rico to learn about the folktales of the native people. He visited Utuado, Coamo, San German, and Loiza and transcribed in the local dialect various tales, poetry, and some music. His field notebooks contain the names of the storytellers along with brief comments from Mason about their appearance, dialect, or diction. Some of these stories, songs, and poems have been transcribed and published. Wax recordings of the material exist at the Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore and Linguistics at the University of Indiana. Several stories were translated and sent to Mason's daughter, Kathy.

Mason's curatorial career began in 1917 as an Assistant Curator of Mexican and South American Archaeology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He married Florence Roberts in 1921. Mason remained at the Field Museum until 1924 when he assumed an Assistant Curator position at the American Museum of Natural History. Mason held this position briefly as he moved to The University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania as Curator in 1925. He gave 25 years of service to the Museum, becoming Emeritus Curator of the American Indian Section in 1955.

Collections added during the Mason curatorial years include the remarkable gold objects from Cocle, Panama; the Piedras Negras expeditions; Shotridge's Northwest Coast collections; the vast Academy of Natural Sciences collections including the pre-1879 Haldeman and the large Gottschall Collections, originally loaned but then acquired in exchange; Frank Speck collections from eastern Canada; the large and meticulously documented Osborne (Guatemalan textiles) and Stephens (North American ethnographic) collections; various Colombian and Panamanian gold collections and the Mayer Brazilian, Broad Costa Rican, and Monday Mexican archaeological collections; and jade Northwest Coast objects from Emmons.

Mason published regularly in The Museum Journal, Journal of American Folklore, International Journal of American Linguistics, and American Anthropologist, serving as editor of American Anthropologist from 1945 to 1948. His published works included "The Language of the Papago Indians" and "The Languages of the South American Indians" among others.

In addition to linguistics, Mason developed wide interests in his fieldwork including archaeology, ethnology, and folklore, particularly from Latin America. After 1916, he focused on the Uto-Aztecan languages of northern Mexico and the southwestern part of the United States. He also worked in four eastern states in the United States, and Puerto Rico, Colombia, Panama, and Guatemala. He was Field Director of the first Eldridge R. Johnson Piedras Negras Expedition returning with "Lintel 3" a Maya carved stone wall-panel on loan to the Penn Museum from 1931 to 1946 and stone stelae dating to A.D. 514.

When Mason retired from the museum in 1955, he continued his contributions including a dig at Chiapas, Mexico in 1958 while serving as Editor and Archaeological Advisor to the New World Archaeology Foundation. Mason held this post until his death in 1967.

Scope and Contents

American Section files were unarranged when transferred to the Archives. Curatorial files have been subdivided into "curatorial" proper as a sub-series (arranged, in general, "chronologically" by holders of assistant curatorships); an "exchanges, loans, deaccessions and thefts" sub-series grouping documents on the movements of American objects (to be used in connection with the records of the Registrar's Office, established in 1929); an "inventories" sub-series containing various topical and other lists of objects in the American collections; a "collectors and collections" sub-series arranged alphabetically by the name of the donor or seller or title of collection; and a "general administration" sub-series encompassing index cards, exhibit labels, various American Section reports starting with Mercer, documents on American topics with no discernible connection, miscellaneous financial transactions, etc. Research files by curators Eyman and Wardle have been placed in their curatorial files, while correspondence with non-Museum scholars using the collection for which there is no original note material (Helen Palmatary on Brazilian archaeology and Marius Barbeau on slate carving have been included in "general administration." Ernestine Singer's work on netting is now a separate collection in the American Section.

Reprocessing of the collection began in the spring of 2015. The general series were maintained with the exception of the inventories which were evaluated and placed in more appropriate series such as exhibits, personal papers, general administration, etc..

Scope and Contents

John Alden Mason was hired from the Field Museum of Natural History, and his tenure (1926-1955) is well-documented, including a large professional correspondence with geographical subdivisions, offerings of collections (also geographically organized), in-house memos, a set of notebooks (1922-1952), lecture notes and bibliographies, and a long-term file on his lifelong interest in American rock art. Mason made 22 expeditions of varying scope during his active curatorship and his scholarly and field activities completely encompassed the Americas. Materials on his pre-1926 activities include the 1909 expedition for the Museum, 1913 Great Slave notes later published by Yale, 1914 Puerto Rican work for Columbia, Tepecano linguistics in west Mexico, and Santa Marta excavations for the Field Museum in Colombia. The bulk of Mason's correspondence and his linguistic fieldnotes were transferred to the American Philosophical Society on his death, and his library was sold to Southern Illinois University during his lifetime. He remained active as Emeritus Curator up to his death in 1967.

American Section files were unarranged when transferred to the Archives. Curatorial files have been subdivided into "curatorial" proper as a sub-series (arranged,in general, "chronologically" by holders of assistant curatorships); an "exchanges, loans, deaccessions and thefts" sub-series, grouping documents on the movements of American objects (to be used in connection with the records of the Registrar's Office, established in 1929); an "inventories" sub-series containing various topical and other lists of objects in the American collections; a "collectors and collections" sub-series arranged alphabetically (includes Heye and a separate alphabetical list for Alaska) by the name of the donor or seller or title of collection; and a "general administration" sub-series encompassing index cards, exhibit labels, various American Section reports starting with Mercer, documents on American topics with no discernible connection, miscellaneous financial transactions, etc.

The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.

The Correspondence series is divided into location specific writings and notes and in-house materials with specific sections devoted to J. Alden Mason's trips to Central America and Guatemala. Correspondence with specific scholars/excavators are contained in their own folders and include Robert Zingg, Anna O. shepard, George S. Fisher. Letters relating to collections offered to the Museum, proposals for reseach and professional contacts of Dr. Mason complete the series.

The highlights of the Research series are notes related to specific excavations or museum objects, for example, the Walum Olum and petroglyphs.

The Personal series provides a window into Mason's years as a graduate student and his trip to Europe in 1924.

Added to this collection are a group of small collections sent to the museum or to Mason personally. This series is filed in Box 14.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives,  5/27/15

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives,  6/19/2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bryce Little/Jody Rodgers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bryce Little Jody Rodgers

Revision Description

 April 2016

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Abbott, Charles C., 1843-1919
  • Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899
  • Bruckner, Geraldine M., b. 1901-d. 1982
  • Coe, William R. , 1926-2009
  • Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
  • Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
  • Eyman, Frances, 1921-1949
  • Farabee, William Curtis, b. 1865-d. 1925
  • Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
  • Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963
  • King, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1929
  • Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
  • Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
  • Pepper, William, 1843-1898
  • Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941
  • Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
  • Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
  • Shotridge, Louis
  • Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
Subject(s)
  • Exhibits
  • Hazzard-Hearst collection
  • Julsrud collection
  • Osbourne collection

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Butler, Mary, 1903-1970
  • Fisher, George S.
  • Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
  • Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
  • Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
  • McHugh, Jane
  • Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
  • Shepard, Anna Osler, 1903-1973
  • Uhle, Max, 1856-1944
  • Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
Subject(s)
  • Anthropological museums and collections
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological expeditions

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Collection Inventory

Collectors and Collections, 1870-1962.

Box

Absinck & Co. Ecuadorian Gold (Pablo Sanchez).

1

Aguirre. Porfirio- Mexican bells.

1

Allen, Frederick W.(Dr. Federico Freund).

1

Allice, T. H-Northwest Coast collection purchase, 1908-1916.

1

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP)— Annotated list-Loan to UM.

1

ANSP- Original list of Academy Numbers.

1

ANSP- Miscellaneous list.

1

ANSP-Label (Lewis and Clark).

1

ANSP-Mason information re: S. S. Haldeman.

1

ANSP-Object cards with ANSP numbers and collectors (Greenland, Siam, others) (1 of 2).

1

ANSP-Object cards with ANSP numbers and collectors(Greenland, Siam, other?) (2 of 2).

1

ANSP-Miscellaneous catalogue numbers.

1

ANSP-Lists and original loan receipts (1 of 2).

1

ANSP-Lists and original loan receipts (2 of 2).

1

ANSP-1870s catalogue, miscellaneous section storage info.

2

ANSP-Wardle list, n.d.

2

ANSP-Object lists-Eastern U.S.

2

ANSP-Object lists-FL,GA,KY,TN,Ind,Ill.

2

ANSP-Object lists-mixed U.S. locales (1 of 2).

2

ANSP-Object lists-mixed U.S. locales (2 of 2).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Collection, Eyman correspondence.

2

ANSP-Gottschall, Original Catalogues.

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 1” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 2” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 3” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Collection-object lists.

2

Antique Gallery-Iroquois sash 1916.

2

Apache, Antonio 1907-1909.

2

Apache baskets-shelf and sale lists, n.d.

2

Arthur, Leland M.

2

Balch, Edwin S. Eskimo figures.

2

Balch, Edwin S. Peary collection.

2

Ball, Sallie L.

2

Barrington, Inez B.

2

Bellaire (Bella), Mrs. M.G.

2

Bernard, Capt. Joseph- Correspondence 1914-1919; specimen list.

3

Bernardi, Susie R.-Nome, Alaska.

3

Berthoud, E. L.-Colorado stone tools, 1890.

3

Bevoir, Bernard 1934.

3

Birney, Hoffman.

3

Blatchford, Col. R,M, 1916.

3

Boas, Franz-(Valley of Mexico) pottery catalogue, ca. 1913 (1 of 2).

3

Boas, Franz-(Valley of Mexico) pottery catalogue, ca. 1913 (2 of 2).

3

Bok, Mrs. Edward (Mary Louise Curtis Bok).

3

Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.

3

Brennan, Mrs. J. L- Pine Ridge Collections (Plains), 1907-1908.

3

Broad, Jennie-Costa Rica collections, 1938-1948.

3

Brock, J. W.-Dat-So-La-Lee baskets, ca. 1914.

3

Brock, Mrs. John W.

3

Brown, Anna van der Veer-Pueblo Pottery, 1913.

3

Brown, Katherine L.

3

Brown, W. Norman Dr.

3

Brummer, Joseph.

3

Bryant, Henry G. North Greenland.

3

Burbank, Elbridge A.

3

Butler, Mary.

3

Bye, Arthur Edwin-Mexican figurine collection, 1934 (33-28- ).

3

Charlie Black Wolf-beaded moccasins.

3

Cadwalader, Charles Greenland.

3

Carson, Mrs. Hampton L.

3

Caruthers, C.H.

3

Cary, Mrs. Ebenezer.

3

Chapman, S.H.

3

Church, W.H.

3

Clark, Fannie Wayne.

3

Clarke, Louis C.

3

Cleveland, Dr. A.C.

3

Cochran, Mrs. Travis.

3

Collins, Mae E.

3

Collins, Thomas J.-Middle and South American collections.

3

Colton, Harold S.

3

Comer, George Plaster casts c. 1900.

3

Cooper, Emily M. Fletcher.

3

Cope, Edward D.-skull collection 1892.

3

Copper River Collection ca. 1905 Point Pierce.

4

Corson, E. F. 1910-1911.

4

Costa Rican Government.

4

Cortissoz, Ernesto.

4

Craige, John H.

4

Crane, Mrs. Theron I.

4

Cresson, Dr.

4

Crolliers, Samuel.

4

Crosby, E.O.

4

Culver, Everett, M.

4

Cushing, Frank Hamilton, and Mrs. F. H. Cushing- objects.

4

daCunha, Joao Alves.

4

Daland, Dr. Judson 1926.

4

Deane, Frederick B.

4

Dechert, Robert.

4

DeGuerrero, E. A. P., Nicaragua Collection, 1890-1900.

4

Deisher, H. K.-correspondence re: baskets, 1905-1918.

4

Deisher, H. K.-price list and catalogue of baskets.

4

Deisher, H. K.-collection lists.

4

Deisher, H. K. (original object description, ? catalog).

4

DeLaguna, Fredericka 1957, 1971 Yukon.

4

Dickeson, M. W.-collection, [correspondence, notes and article draft (bio)], 1899-1900.

4

Dimoski, Lee 1918.

4

Dingee, R.T.

4

Donaldson, Thomas C.-correspondence, catalogue of collection, and object tags (1 of 2).

4

Donaldson, Thomas C.-correspondence, catalogue of collection, object tags (2 of 2).

4

Downing, Dorothea.

4

Dozier, Thomas S.

4

Drexel, Lucy W.-Quirigua casts, 1893-1900.

4

Duff, U. Francis.

5

Dunlap. James P.

5

Durham, John S.

5

Ealy, A.E.

5

Easton, Morton W.

5

Edwards, Mrs. H.B.(?).

5

Eells, M.

5

Egberts, William H.

5

Elkinton, Edward.

5

Ellis, F.E. Dr.

5

Ely, Gertrude Miss.

5

Emley, Frank.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence re: collections and Tahltan Indians publication, 1906-1912.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence re: collections, 1915-1938.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence and notes re: jade collections, 1940-1943.

5

Emmons, E.T.? British Columbia object list.

5

Erickson, Donald 1971.

5

Ettrup, Mrs. (Maria Rose gift).

5

Ferguson, Mrs. H.B. (Dr.).

5

Fernandez, Mauro R.

5

Fernberger, Samuel W.

5

Ferrer, Dr. Adolfo.

5

Fleischer, Janet Gallery.

5

Foley, Joseph P.

5

Ford, Henry T.

5

Frazier, Mrs. William West, Jr.

5

Freeman, Samuel T. & Co.

5

Furness, Horace Howard, shell amulet, 1890 – F. H. Cushing letter.

5

Gardiner, Edward Carey.

5

Garrisaon, H.D.

5

Gay, Mr.

5

Gentry, Juanita.

5

Giddings, Dr. J.L. 1956 Norton Sound.

5

Gist, Frank E.

5

Gomez. O.A.

5

Gordon, G. B.-collection invoices, payments, and correspondence with dealers, 1905-1914.

5

Gordon, G. B.-collection lists, 1908, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1926, 1927.

5

Gordon, G.B. 1911 purchase (Wah-ta-Waso robe).

5

Granger, Henry Gregory.

5

Granger, Caroline Gibbons.

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, Mason correspondence regarding, 1940 (1 of 2).

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, (Mason correspondence regarding, 1940) (2 of 2).

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, Mason correspondence regarding, 1941-1947.

6

Grimley, Solomon K.

6

Hanna, Mrs. Edith Tripp.

6

Hare, Hobart A.

6

Harper, Thomas-(stone implements exchange with Culin) 1899-1902.

6

Hart, Dr. Charles.

6

Harvey, Fred- Indian Collections- correspondence,1904-1907 (not obtained).

6

Harvey, Fred-Indian Collections, annotated catalogs (not obtained) (1 of 2).

6

Harvey, Fred-Indian Collections-annotated catalogues-(not obtained (2 of 2).

6

Haury, E.W.

6

Hayes, Joseph.

6

Hazeltine, Dr. John W.

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-correspondence.

6

Hazzard catalogue, 1892-McLoyd–Graham Collection.

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-packing list (see note first page).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Columbian Exposition inventory, 1893 (list by Hector Alliot?).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Cushing notes with cover letter, 1895 (1 0f 2).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Cushing notes with cover letter, 1895 (2 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Howard index ? (Satterthwaite note, 1956).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-list of objects given to Berkeley, 1901.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-notes on object provenience, ca. 1890.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Southwest mummies and associated pieces.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-misc. tags and notes.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's reproduction of Wetherill catalog.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre list-objects without original numbers.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (1 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (2 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (3 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Dr. Robert Harris correspondence on corn, 1896.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Osborne correspondence regarding processing, 1964.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-resin analysis of S.E. Utah objects, 1941.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's index of data.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's "The Hazzard Collection" from Archives for American Archaeology (1 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's "The Hazzard Collection" from Archives for American Archaeology (2 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock correspondence.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection.

8

Heiner Collection (Bartlett).

8

Heinrichs, J.H.

8

Henao, Jose T.-(Chibcha gold acquisition) 1920.

8

Henderson, Helen Miss.

8

Henkels, Stan. V.

8

Henry, Josephine deM.

8

Hering, Walter E.

8

Hewitt, H.N.B.

8

Heyman, Margaret M.

8

Hinchman, Margaretta S.

8

Hodge, F. Webb.

8

Hopkins, C.E. Dr.

8

Hoster, George E.

8

Howell, Edward J.H.

8

Huber, Helen Miss.

8

Indian Exhibits Company, 1907.

8

Isaacs, J. L. purchases, 1917.

8

Jewett Collection, 1918.

8

Johnson, Frank M., Collection-Punta Rassa Florida.

8

Johnson, Frederick see: Speck, Frank-lists of collections.

8

Johnson, H. L.-Midwest collection, 1892.

8

Jones, Francis D.-notes re: Chitimacha Indian basket, 1904.

8

Jones, Dr. Joseph.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Di Peso, Charles, 1955-56.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood, Charles, 1955-56.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Russell, William, 1953-54.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Young, Arthur, 1955.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Exhibit Labels.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood Reports, 1-10.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood Reports, 1-10, Revised.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Notes and Data.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Data Supplied by Hapgood.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Publications (Acambaro Complex).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Photos-Acambaro Complex (From Mr. Young) (1 of 2).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Photos-Acambaro Complex (From Mr. Young) (2 of 2).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Comics, by Animal Type.

9

Julsrud, W. Collection-Comics, Miscellaneous.

9

Kalebdjian, Aztec "Paris" collection, 1920.

9

Kalebdjian, list of Colombian gold collection.

9

Kelley, Matthew-Iowa medical weasel, Jan. 1930.

9

Kensinger Collection Cashinahua Indians-Peru.

9

Kercher, Mrs. D. E-plants used by Colorado Indians, 1894.

9

Kesler, C. W.-North Carolina collection, 1893.

9

Kilburn, Mrs. Sarah-Peruvian cup, 1943.

9

Kircheirer-Northwest Coast collection via Benham Ind. Trading Co., 1905.

9

Ladd, Mrs. Westray, Collection-general North American.

9

Ladd, Mrs. Westray-Navajo blanket, 1936.

9

Lamborn, Robert-Pan-American collection.

9

Lamborn Collection-Register.

9

Landsberg, Frederick see: Wanamaker Expedition.

9

Larsen, Helge.

9

Lathbury, Col. Benjamin B., Collection, 1922.

9

Laubach, Chas.-notes and maps, Pennsylvania.

9

Lavayen-Jererro Indian heads, 1904.

9

Leidy, Joseph-Cape Henlopen material.

9

Lemal, D. J.-Mexican bronzes, 1930.

9

Lenders, E. W.-exchange/purchase, 1912.

9

Lex, Francis P.-Sioux collection, 1916.

9

Lines, Jorge-correspondence re: Costa Rican Pottery, 1934.

9

Lippincott Collections-West Virginia, 1937 & 1951.

9

Lippincott Collection Catalogue 1939.

9

Lipton, Celia 1964 (shoes).

9

Ludwig, Walter K.-North Carolina collection.

9

Lumholtz, Carl correspondence re: Mexican collection, with American Museum of Natural History.

10

Macauley, Capt. C. N. B.-correspondence re: Southwest collection, 1890-1895.

10

Macauley, Mary Yorke, Collection, 1902.

10

Madara, Guy 1917.

10

Madeira, Percy C. donation- Guatemala, Mexico 1933.

10

Maratta, H. G.-Arizona sandstone charms, 1902.

10

Marshall, John-Omaha bow and arrow, 1920.

10

Martin, George C.-Texas Coastal Collection, 1930.

10

Martin, T. P.-Southwest/Taos game (?).

10

Marye, William, Collection, 1943.

10

Mayer, John Collection-Santarem, Tapajos pottery (1 of 2).

10

Mayer, John Collection-Santarem, Tapajos pottery (2 of 2).

10

McCall-Puno Peruvian silver, 1826.

10

McIlhenny, James (through Selina)-baskets, 1920.

10

McIlhenny, Sara Avery-Chitimacha baskets, correspondence, 1905.

10

McCune, John B.-Illinois Collection, 1882.

10

McLaughlin, J. H.-buffalo robes, 1911 (South Dakota dealer).

10

McNeely, R. K.-Utah Cliff-Dweller artifacts, 1895.

10

Mecker, Louis-Sioux hoop, exchange with Lenders,1901-1902, with notes.

10

Meirs, Mrs. Richard Waln-Washo baskets (1 of 2).

10

Meirs, Mrs. Richard Waln-Washo baskets (2 of 2).

10

Meirs- data on basket-maker Dat-so-la-lee and acquisition, 1938.

10

Merritt, J. S. F., Collection.

10

Metcalfe-Northwest Coast (Tlingit) mountain sheep horn spoon, donation, 1965.

10

Miller, Sarah Wistar, Collection, 1899.

10

Mitchell, S. D.-Wisconsin copper, 1889-1890, with Abbott-Putnam correspondence.

10

Monday, H. A., Collection-Mexico (1 of 2).

11

Monday, H.A., Collection- Mexico (2 of 2).

11

Monski, John-Vera Cruz figurines, 1938.

11

Mooney, James-notes on Southwestern sherds, pre-1903.

11

Moore, Charles C., Collection- Wyoming Shoshone, 1918.

11

Moore, Clarence B., Collection-correspondence.

11

Moore, Clarence B., Collection-re: sale to Heye Foundation, 1929.

11

Moorehead, Warren Collection Catalogue 1890.

11

Moorehead, W. K.-Johnson Expedition, 1920.

11

Moreland-sherd collection, 1968.

11

Morris, John-Haida copper, 1894.

11

Morris, Lydia T.

11

Murray, Ernest-Crow collection, 1926 (1 of 2).

11

Murray, Ernest-Crow collection, 1926 (2 of 2).

11

Nelson, Nels C.

11

Newell, William B., Collection, 1942.

11

Nicholson, Grace, Indian Collection-correspondence with Gordon.

11

Niederlein, Gustave-Honduran items correspondence, 1898.

11

Nisbet, Verner-Catawba pipes, 1901.

11

Nuila, H. M.-Honduran alabaster vase, 1915.

11

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia, Catalogue 1894, 1955.

11

Oldach, Mrs. Carl A.-Mexican collection correspondence.

11

Osborne, L. de J., Collection-Guatemala correspondence, 1933-1945 (1 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection-Guatemala correspondence (2 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection-Guatemala correspondence (3 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles, 1933 (1 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles 1933 (2 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles 1933 (3 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J.-Archaeological Collection 1942.

12

Osterheld, Hattie-Chiriqui pottery, 1913.

12

Outhette Venezuelan Collection, 1926.

12

Overton, Clough, Southwest Collection— correspondence re: sale of, 1902.

12

Parsons, Ella, Collection.

12

Patton, John W., Collection-correspondence.

12

Paxson, Henry D.-stone implements.

12

Peale, Franklin-Stone Implements.

12

Pearce, J. E., Collection-Texas, 1930.

12

Pearsall, Mrs. M. C.-Northwest Coast specimens, 1905.

12

Peirce, John-totem poles, 1930.

12

Pepper, William-Mexico, 1891-1894.

12

Pepper, William-Mexico 1894.

12

Pepper, William-North Dakota Sioux, 1891-1895.

12

Perez, Albert-Costa Rica gold, 1919.

12

Petrie, Elizabeth Lauder-Aztec obsidian, 1897.

12

Petroff Collection-Northwest Coast, 1884, 1894.

12

Philadelphia Art Galleries-purchases by J. A. Mason, 1927.

12

Plimpton Basket Collection-Newell-Gordon correspondence, 1906-1918.

12

Poinsett Gold Collection (Gordon letter, 1918).

12

Porter, Major F. Johnston- "Inca" gold vessels, 1925.

12

Post, Fred-Shoshone (Washakie) pipe and pouch, Culin correspondence, 1898.

12

Potts, Mrs. Francis-Chilkat blanket, c. 1922.

12

Price Basket Collection, 1947.

12

Prince William Sound Correspondence 1943-1966.

12

Pusey, Mrs. A. Edith-Winnebago club, 1962.

12

Putnam, F. W.-Columbian pottery presented by Peabody Museum, 1894.

12

Quelch, J. J. -British Guiana Collection.

12

Quinton, Amelia S.

12

Rafinesque "Walum Olum" -correspondence (Vogelin, Lilly, Mason).

12

Rainey, Froelich G. 1937.

12

Ray, P. H.-catalogue, 1907.

12

Ray, P. H., Collection-correspondence, 1907-1908.

12

Reagan, William-Pennsylvania Indian objects, 1950.

12

Reath, B.B.-Polk County hematite paint stone, 1897.

12

Rhoads, Samuel- beaver teeth, 1900.

12

Rhodes, E. M. & Co.-correspondence re: Northwest Coast objects, 1905-1907.

12

Rindge, Fred Hamilton, Collection, 1929.

12

Roberts, Miss Francis A.-Patagonian Tehuelches rhea robe, 1931.

12

Robinson, Mrs. M. D.-Tahoe basket, 1948.

12

Roddy, T. R.-correspondence, 1904-1907.

12

Rogers, Fred-Hupa Indian costume.

12

Rosenbach, A. S. W, Collection-Jivaro heads, 1930.

12

Rust Collection.

12

Samuels, W.D. 1905 purchase.

12

Saportas, Mrs. G. A.-Navajo blanket, 1940.

13

Scott Collection- Peru, 1894 see also: Expedition Records-South America-H. N. Wardle, Box 18, Fol. 1.

13

Sheeler, Charles-Aztec head.

13

Schoen-feather cape.

13

Shumway, Helen and A. A., Collection, 191620.

13

Sloan, C. G. & Co.-Gordon purchases from, 1916.

13

Smith, Harlan I., Collection, 1891.

13

Smith, Horace J., collection, 1897.

13

Smoltz Mesoamerican Collection, 1958.

13

Spiegelberg, Willi-Apache shields and clubs, 1917.

13

Stardley, J. E- Gordon correspondence, 1906.

13

Starr, George, Collection, 1903-1906 (and Henry Voth) (1 of 2).

13

Starr, George, Collection, 1903-1906 (and Henry Voth) (2 of 2).

13

Starr, Laura-Gift, Gulf of California image, n.d.

13

Stearns Collection-Chiriqui, Panama, 1918.

13

Steiner, Roland-Georgia Indians, 1900-1902 (1 of 2).

13

Steiner, Roland-Georgia Indians, 1900-1902 (2 of 2).

13

Stevenson, Sara Yorke-"Sitting Bull" Collection.

13

Sutton, W. S. (dealer)-Eskimo & Northwest Coast, 1914-1915.

13

Swayne, G. H., 1893 (through C. C. Abbott).

13

Tabasco celts.

13

Thatcher, Edward P. 1962.

13

Thompson, A. H., Southwest Collection, 1901.

13

Thompson, Mrs. Mary Abbott-Plains Collection, 1916.

13

Totem Poles-Correspondence.

13

Totem Poles-Restoration.

13

Totem Poles-Attempted Sale.

13

Tumen, Mrs. Henry-carvings.

13

Twitchell, A.H. purchase 1907.

13

Vaillant, George-Peruvian Collection, informal, Bruckner list of.

13

Valentine, L. G- Honduras Collection, 1914.

13

Van Valin Collection correspondence 1957.

13

Van Valin, Ethyl B. Port Barrow 1961-1962.

13

Velasco, Costa Rican jade 1898.

13

Venezuelan Government Gift, 1893-1894.

13

Verrill, A. Hyatt-Central and South American Collections, 1926-1929.

13

Volke, Ernest- correspondence concerning.

13

Von der Lieth, T. R.-Chiriqui pottery, 1916-1918.

14

Voy, C. D. Collection see: Administrative Record- Oceanian Section.

14

Wainwright, Mrs. T. F. D.-Plains shirt, 1962.

14

Walde-Waldegg, Herman Von, 1936-1947.

14

Wanamaker, John-Gordon store purchases, 1906.

14

War Eagle (Chief)-drum, Wolf Clan Oklahoma, 1930.

14

Watmough, Miss Marjorie-Indian costume, 1912.

14

Watts, William, Collection.

14

Weaver, P. Lyle, Collection, 1912.

14

Weight, A.B.-Sioux Collection, 1894.

14

Weiss and Schmidt-Rio Negro Collection, 1906.

14

Wetherill-Navajo objects, correspondence, 1904.

14

Wheeler, Mrs. Walter S.-Eskimo carving.

14

Wheeler, Dr. and Mrs. E.P. 1962.

14

White, Edward, Collection, 1913.

14

Whitman, E. S.-Lacandon bark shirt, Mexico, 1958.

14

Wicker Collection-Costa Rica, 1918.

14

Wiestling, G.L. Collection 1905.

14

Wilcox, Ida C. Collection 1922.

14

Wilcox, James Collection 1927.

14

Wilkins, Paul R. & Samuel H., 1942, 1951.

14

Wilkinson, J. L.-South American silver, 1911.

14

Willard, Mrs. De Forest-Navajo blankets, 1934.

14

Willard, F. P., Collection, 1923.

14

Wilson, J. Lapsley-Gift, 1924.

14

Wise, John- textile and lienzo, 1941, 1944.

14

Wood, Edward-Birchbark Collection.

14

Wood, H. C- Penobscot ? Birchbark Canoe, 1898.

15

Wood, Mrs Randolph-Totem Pole, 1896.

14

Woolworth, Mrs. E. G.-Blankets, 1924.

14

Worth, John G.-Blanket Collection, 1917-1926.

14

Worth, John G., Hopi Vases Collection 1943.

14

Wright, Harry B.-Bequest.

14

Wright, Harry B.-Pan-American Collection.

14

Wright, Mrs. Minturn T.

14

Wyman, Walter, Collection (dealer).

14

Zeller— "Cliff-Dweller" Basket correspondence, 1905-1907 and commentary, 1920-1921.

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. I (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (1 of 3).

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. II (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (2 of 3).

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. III (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (3 of 3).

14

Deacessions and Loans, 1949-1986.

Box

Culin Object Exchange List n.d.

15

Peru and Chiriqui object loan 1892 (Culin and Clay agreement).

15

Mercer and Culin Exchange Catalogue 1894-1900.

15

Russian Exchange 1892.

15

Culin-Giglioli Exchanges 1894-1902.

15

Berlin, A.F. Collection 1897-1904.

15

Exchange-Wanamaker Expedition Pomo objects with Field Columbian Museum.

15

Wanamaker Expedition Exchange with Field Columbian Museum 1901 (1 of 2).

15

Wanamaker Expedition Exchange with Field columbian Museum 1901(2 of 2).

15

Field Columbian Museum Fossils, sale and exchange of 1894-1901, 1902.

15

Commercial Museum Exchanges, Correspondence 1901.

15

F. Starr Spear-Throwers for Cushing reproductions 1901.

15

Pachacamac Specimens to Chicago Field Museum, List 1901, 1905.

15

Partial Biddle Collection return 1902.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1908.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1912.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1917.

15

Kiowa Material to J. Mooney 1917.

15

Object receipts 1916, 1920.

15

Marejo Pottery-Santa Merta Material Exchange with Chicago Field Museum, information 1926, 1931.

15

Loan of Southwestern Pottery to Laboratory for Anthropology-University of New Mexico 1932.

15

Pennsylvania State Museum Deaccessions 1932.

15

List of Objects for Distribution to Members 1935.

15

Mason Alpha Correspondence re: exchanges and loans 1934-1952 (1 of 2).

15

Mason Alpha Correspondence re: exchanges and loans 1934-1952 (2 of 2).

15

Hallowell, A.J. 1940.

15

Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe 1938.

15

Wardle List of Objects Placed in Education Department 1934.

15

Wardle Loan List 1941.

15

Southwest Pottery loan to Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe 1941.

15

Downtown Gallery Loan 1942.

15

T. Hamilton Correspondence with Mason 1944.

15

American Philosophical Society 1943.

15

Information on stolen Mexican gold objects 1949.

15

Tyler School of Art, Temple University 1949.

15

Smithsonian Institution (Mason) n.d.

15

Exchange of Museum Slide for Haitian Objects (Kurt A. Fischer).

15

Exchange Iroquois Masks for New York Pottery.

15

West Virginia Archaeological Society 1950.

15

Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences 1952.

15

Miscellaneous Loans 1952-1956.

15

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Phototgraphic Loan 1953-1954.

15

List (Incomplete) of Catlin Specimens on Loan to New Jersey State Museum 1956.

15

Eyman Papers re: Denver Art Museum Exchange 1954.

15

Piedras Negras Exchange 1938-1956.

16

Chief Halftown (Channel 6) 1956.

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Danish National Museum 1956.

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Museum of Primitive Art 1956, 1962, 1966.

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Loan to Koninklijk Instituut Voor De Tropen 1956.

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Denver Art Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann 1956-1957.

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Denver Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann 1957-1959.

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Denver Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann-Stroller 1958.

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Denver Art Exchange Eyman-Husserick-Feder Correspondence 1959-1963.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1957-1958.

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Pennsylvania State Museum Exchange-Eyman 1958.

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Memo on Loans 1959.

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Chicago Natural History Museum 1959.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1959.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1960.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1961.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1962-1963.

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Hazzard-Hecrut Glen Canyon Loan to Salt Lake Art Center 1963-1964.

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Davenport Museum of Art 1964.

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Loan to Lowie Museum. Berkeley-Eyman 1964-1966.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1964.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1965-1970.

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Keokuk Catlin Loan to Denver Art Museum 1966.

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Gimbels 1966.

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Amon Carter Museum-Catlin loan.

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Vancouver Art Museum 1967.

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Peale House Loan 1967.

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia 1966.

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Sale of Catlin and King Paintings 1971.

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Loans for Casting 1971-1972.

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Indian Paintings (American) Sale of, 1971 (1 of 2).

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Indian Paintings (American),Sale of, 1971 (2 of 2).

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Amon Carter Museum 1972.

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Catlin Restoration, Siegl and Ewers.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1973, 1975-1977.

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Flint Institute of Arts 1975.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1979.

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Coach Leather Museum 1980.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1980-1981.

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Natural History Museum of L.A. County 1981, 1986.

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Dallas School District 1981-1983.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1982-1983.

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Miscellaneous Loans 1984.

17

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 1985-1986.

17

Sale Listings 1961.

17

Gifts (1969 + undated).

17

Loan for Restoration (Guatemala) 1974.

17

Exhibits, 1930-1995.

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Central American Gold-drawings (n.d.).

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"Peru: Past and Present" 1944.

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"Middle and South American Gold" 1950.

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"Art of the Ancient Maya" 1958.

17

"Basket Exhibit" object list (n.d.).

17

"War and Peace"-proposed Maya exhibit 1970s.

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"Guatemalan Textiles" 1970-1971.

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"Caribbean Splendors" 1972.

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Eastern Indian Exhibit Proposal 1975 ("Native Americans: Variety and Change").

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"American Indian Life: 1776-1976" 1976 (Bicentennial Exhibit).

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"American Indian Life" 1976-1978.

18

"Masks, Tents, Totems and Talismans" 1979.

18

"Shadow Catcher: E.S. Curtis Photographs" 1980.

18

"The Lenape: Wanderers in Their Own Land" 1982-1983 (1 of 2).

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"The Lenape: Wanderers in their Own Land" 1982-1983 (2 of 2).

18

"Man and Animals: Living, Working, Changing Together" 1984-1985.

18

"Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles" 1985.

18

"Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache" 1995 (1 of 2).

18

"Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache" 1995 (2 of 2).

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Education Department-Mobile Guides-Object lists (n.d.).

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Miscellaneous Exhibit Checklists 1954-1969.

18

American Galleries-Children's Quiz Cards (n.d.).

19

Labels for Maya Exhibit (1930s ?).

19

Eskimo Exhibition lists 1931.

19

Eskimo Hall (>1951) (1 of 2).

19

Eskimo Hall (>1951) (2 of 2).

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Okvik Eskimo Archaeology exhibit case 1953.

19

Hall of Man 1956.

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North American Exhibition Hall (1956- ) (1 of 2), 1930-1995.

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North American Exhibition Hall (1956- ) (2 of 2).

19

North American Exhibition Hall-labels/distribtion maps (n.d.) ( 1 of 2).

19

North American Exhibition Hall-labels/distribution maps (n.d.) (2 of 2).

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North American Exhibit Hall drawings (n.d.).

19

North American Culture Hall (1956-1961) Eskimo labels/Rainey text.

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North American Archaeology ( -1956) (1 of 2).

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North American Archaeology ( -1956) (2 of 2).

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North American Ethnology (c. 1956) Drawings.

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West Coast Hall (1941-1951) Drawings.

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North American Indian Hall ( -Spr. 1951) Drawings.

20

Woodland Indians Original labels (n.d.).

20

Delaware Indians Archaeology (PA Week 1950-1951) Labels.

20

Pennsylvania Rock Dwellers Excavation Labels (n.d.).

20

Southwest Gallery (1956-1962).

20

Southwest Gallery-Anasazi (1956-1962) (1 of 2).

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Southwest Gallery-Anasazi (1956-1962) (2 of 2).

20

Old South American Archaeology Hall ( -9/1958).

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South American Ethnology (1940s-1950s).

21

South American Gallery ( -1950) Labels/drawings.

21

South American Archaeology Storage diagrams (> 1954).

21

Peruvian Hall Exhibit case layout (n.d.).

21

South American Gold Exhibit case contents (n.d.).

21

Early Man Exhibit-Witthoft (c.1959).

21

North American Indian Archaeology and Ethnology Hall ( -1966).

21

North American Indian-exhibit lists/drawings.

21

General North American labels (n.d.).

21

North American Indian Art labels (1959) (1 of 3).

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North American Indian Art ( -9/1969) (2 of 3).

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North American Indian Art ( -9/1969) (3 of 3).

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Meso American Labels (n.d.).

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Meso American Drawings ( -1960s)).

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Central American Gold Artifacts- drawings (n.d.).

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Miscellaneaous Dismantled Displays-Middle American Hall-drawings.

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South American Archaeology Hall ( -8/1971).

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Central and South American Exhibit Maps.

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Southwest Gallery ( -1975).

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Southwest Gallery Case lists ( -1975) (1 of 2).

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Southwest Gallery Case lists ( -1975) (2 of 2).

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Caddo Indians-Oklahoma Labels (n.d.) (1 of 2).

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Caddo Indians-Oklahoma Labels (n.d.) (2 of 2).

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Northwest Coast Labels/text (1970s).

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Northwest Coast Drawings/objects (1970s).

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Objects in Special Displays in the Building- 1962,1967,1972.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1926-1958.

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North American Curatorial 1926-1955.

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Middle America Curatorial 1926-1967.

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South America Curatorial 1926-1955.

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Collections Offered-Middle America 1928-1958.

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Collections Offered-South America 1898-1948 (1 of 2).

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Collections Offered-South America 1898-1948 (2 of 2).

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Collections Offered-North America 1927-1953.

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Proposal for founding Institute of Latin American Culture Researches (early 1930s).

Box

In-House Correspondence 1926-1929.

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In-House Correspondence 1930 (Central America trip).

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In-House Correspondence 1934-1939.

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In-House Correspondence 1938 (Guatemala trip).

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In-House Correspondence 1940-1951.

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Professional 1926-1958.

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A.E. Anderson 1934 (Huastecan vessels).

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Oetteking, Bruno.

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Anna O. Shepard 1942-1943 (Mexican object in plumbate report).

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Robert Zingg 1953 (Maya lectures, Mexican codices).

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Margaret Plass 1955.

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Shell Heap-Damariscotta, ME 1955.

13

American Section, 1930-1948.

Box

Educational Slide Lectures 1930-1931 (correspondence).

13

Educational Slide Lectures 1930-1931 (drafts and lists).

13

"Value of Some of My Indian Material"-Catalogue of section purchases 1933-1934.

13

Section memos and financial records 1929, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1952.

13

Section Reports 1931,1941-1943 (1 of 2).

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Section Reports 1931,1941-1943 (2 of 2).

13

Records Placed in Vault 1942.

13

List of Pueblo Bonito sherd lots available-AMNH 1943.

13

Section Reports 1944-1948 (1 of 2).

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Section Reports 1944-1948 (2 of 2).

13

Research, 1937-1956.

Box

Notes on the Walum Olum.

13

Washington County excavation notes-George S. Fisher 1937.

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James W. Dickey report on excavation at Tunja and Puerta Servies,Colombia 1937.

13

Proposals for research by members of American section 1939.

13

Notes on Shotridge and Shotridge Collection c.1942.

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Notes on Eight Chiriqui Whistles 1944.

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Maya Pottery-list of original drawings 1950.

13

Research on Henry C. Mercer for article-Pennsylvania Archaeologist 1956.

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S.W. Fernberger Peyote study.

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Petroglyph Correspondence 1933-1957.

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Petroglyph Manuscript and notes 1939, 1950.

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Petroglyph photos and drawings 1914,1936,1942 (1 of 2).

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Petroglyph photos and drawings 1914,1936,1942 (2 of 2).

Publications, 1927-1955.

Proposed Publications by American Section 1928.

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Drafts of Published Articles (n.d.-1927) (1 of 2).

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Drafts of Published Articles (n.d.-1927) (2 of 2).

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Personal, 1913-1968.

Box

Mason's class notes and bibliographies as a student 1913-?.

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Diary of European trip 1924.

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Notes on American artifacts in European Museums 1924.

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Lectures and academic record 1925-1964.

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Bibliography of Mason's writings; list of negatives 1959-1968.

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Mary Butler's file on Mason, papers, library 1968.

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Non-Museum Collections, 1926-1941.

Box

Nicaragua Clay Cylinder Cells (B. Marin) n.d.

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Caribbean-Antigua, B.W.I. 1931.

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Hernandez de Alba, Hacienda Segovia 1936.

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Gold Objects-Veraguas, Panama 1940.

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A.T. Anderson Excavation-Melbourne, FL. 1941.

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American Section

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American Section

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Title:
American Section
Date [bulk]:
1898-1960
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1995
Call Number:
0044
Extent:
16 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The American Section was one of the first to evolve during the early development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The University Archaeological Association established in 1887 and later, the American Exploration Society, established in 1892, exhibited several small collections in College Hall before the building campaign for the museum began. Charles Abbott was the first curator of the section succeeded by Henry C. Mercer and then Stewart Culin who was also named Director in 1899. Each succeeding curator was responsible for adding collections, many of them representing their own expeditions in the United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America. Records in the files are dated from 1826 through the 1980s. The transfer of materials to the Archives took place piecemeal and without a central organization. The current re-processing placed the files into three series, Deaccessions and Loans, Collectors and Collections and Exhibits.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Title:
J. Alden Mason American Section records
Date [bulk]:
1924-1964
Date [inclusive]:
1898-1968
Call Number:
0048
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.
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Biography/History

The American Section was one of he first sectiions of the new Museum, originally titled the "Museum of American Archaeology." Preliminary steps were taken in 1886 with the appointment of Daniel Garrison Brinton as Professor of American Linguistics and Archaeology within the Religious Studies Department of the University. In 1888 Brinton organized the University Archaeological Association, a group of scholars and laymen interested in archaeology and ethnology. Brinton materials available include correspondence in the early Director's files, offprints of his pioneering articles in American Indian linguistics, and filed in the curatorial section, a portion of his "Walum Olum", a purportedly Native American epic he edited, with annotations in an unknown hand. Before his death in 1899, he saw the Museum firmly established in American archaeology and anthropology. A large file of letters concerning a memoir on Brinton being prepared by Stewart Culin can be found at the Brooklyn Museum. Brinton also willed his library of 20,000 rare volumes, including 16th century dictionaries, to the new Museum to form the core of the present Anthropology Library.

The Museum was officially established in November 1889, with Charles C. Abbott appointed its first curator, several small collections being brought together in College Hall. Abbott, after earning a medical degree, had served as a field archaeologist for Frederic Ward Putnam of the Peabody Museum and then had earned his own national reputation for publishing claims that crude stone tools found on and nearby his Trenton farm were of the same great antiquity as those claimed for early man in Europe. On his appointment Abbott turned over the burden of proof to Ernest Volk, who supplied the Museum with collections over the next 22 years. The Abbott papers consist entirely of incoming correspondence, which he soon began to number in red pencil chronologically, plus several reports to the Archaeological Association (the 1890 one lists not only American but also many sources of early collections represented). These reports contain the only description of excavations by Abbott, his son Richard, and fellow amateur archaeologist Henry C. Mercer during Abbott's brief tenure (1889-1893). A listing of Delaware Valley sites, undated and possibly by Abbott, and one of American Indian artifacts received during the 1890's are also filed with Abbott's curatorial papers. During his tenure a variety of small local excavations were undertaken in the eastern United States. Francis C. Macauley, a member of the Association donated his large collection of eastern American archaeology. The American Section curatorial files also contain an 1890 catalog of the Warren Moorehead collection which was apparently not acquired by the Museum.

After a major effort failed to obtain Franz Boas as Curator, in late 1893, Abbott was replaced by his friend Mercer, who agreed to serve without salary. Mercer, who later was to establish a nationally known tile works and pioneered the study of American folk culture, spent most of his brief tenure in the field conducting numerous small-scale excavations on Museum grants in attempts to establish great human antiquity, whether in Yucatan or Tennessee. For this reason his records are treated under Expeditions, and his papers are listed in the North America and Central America finding aids. Essential background on Mercer can be found in Mason's 1956 biographical article in the Pennsylvania Archaeologist, while the bulk of his papers are held by the Bucks County Historical Society. During this time Stewart Culin, who had been named the Museum's Director in 1892 to represent it at the Madrid exposition, acquired important American collections not only from expeditions to Key Marco in Florida and Pachacamac in Peru but also Guatemala, Venezuela, and Ecuadorian objects from the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893; the very large and valuable Hazzard/Hearst collection of Utah and Colorado prehistoric perishable antiquities (put together by the Wetherill brothers, discoverers of Mesa Verde, and others and divided with the Hearst Museum at Berkeley); the pan-American Lamborn collection; an early treasure of ceremonial objects excavated in the Chira Valley, Peru, by S. M. Scott; and a remarkable variety of ethnological and archaeological objects collected in North America by Major Horatio Rust, whose 1895 catalog survives.

Stewart Culin, who replaced Mercer in 1899, had been a founding member and secretary of the Archaeological Association and was a good friend of Daniel Brinton's. He already managed the growing Asian and general ethnology collections and had been titled "Director" since 1892. The Board of Managers retained control of budget and policy and abolished Culin's title in 1899. Culin left in 1903. Nevertheless in less than five years he managed to greatly expand the American collections, most notably by the proceeds from his own expeditions sponsored by John Wanamaker throughout the western reservations in 1900 and 1901 and a short buying trip to Zuni in early 1902. In addition to direct purchases he made acquisitions from major dealers such as C. F. Newcombe in the Northwest and Thomas Keam in Arizona, represented in correspondence and packing lists. The actual object slips are filed with field record files, while Culin's account of the 1900 trip can be found in the 1901 Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art and a bound 1901 account is available with photographs at the Brooklyn Museum. Other important collections added were that of Thomas Donaldson, painter George Catlin's executor and a key official in the 1890 Indian section of the Eleventh U.S. Census, including a number of Catlin pieces; the Dickeson collection, a bequest of an early amateur archaeologist in the Natchez, Mississippi area; western Mexican archaeology and ethnology from explorer Carl Lumholtz; and the large Poinsett-Keating Mexican archaeological collection originally donated about 1830 to the American Philosophical Society by the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and an associate. Items of special interest include the original proof sheets and photographs used in the 1890 Census acquired from Donaldson's son; 1840's plans of sites in the lower Mississippi region in the Dickeson papers; and a handful of letters by famous artist Thomas Eakins, who painted Frank Hamilton Cushing in the outfit of a Zuni chief for the Museum (painting now at the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, outfit at the Brooklyn Museum), Mrs. William Frishmuth, donator of a worldwide collection of musical instruments to the Museum (painting now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art); and a lost portrait of Stewart Culin. The Culin curatorial files contain miscellaneous routine correspondence, including a file on casts made from the Peabody, Smithsonian and Cologne Museums and a set of vouchers for 1901-1902 donations to the American Prehistoric Fund. A large ledger recording exchanges begun by Mercer but continued by Culin is in the Exchanges and Loans series (a few leaves in Culin's hand are in a Mercer folder), and Culin's 1900 and 1901 reports are filed with the rest of those from the American Section, in addition to one box of papers in the Director's files. Culin' major interest was in games worldwide, in which he worked with Frank Hamilton Cushing, and he published the definitive work on Native American games in 1907; a large collection of these are both at Penn and at Brooklyn.

With Culin's departure, the size of the collections demanded a swift replacement. The choice would almost certainly have fallen on William Farabee, a Harvard student of Sara Yorke Stevenson's old friend Dr. Putnam, but Farabee declined in favor of a Harvard instructorship. Eventually the decision was made to temporarily combine the American and General Ethnology Sections under William Furness as curator,(see East Asia finding aid) while George B. Gordon, another Putnam student who had worked for the Peabody on Honduran excavations, was hired as Assistant Curator. Furness resigned in November 1904, with Gordon then appointed Curator of the Section of American Archaeology and in 1905 Curator of General Ethnology. He held these responsibilities even after his 1910 appointment as the Museum's first true Director, until 1913. Documents on his curatorship are mostly in the Director's files and letterbooks (the latter not beginning until February 1905) and in the American Section reports, which are very detailed for 1903-1910 and less so for 1910-1913 (latter in Director's reports. Actual curatorial files include a detailed catalog and correspondence on a large and valuable North American ethnological collection offered by the Fred Harvey Company to the Museum but not purchased; a 1904 evaluation by Gordon of the collections of the New York Academy of Sciences; and a set of memos on objects acquired during the curatorship. Information on the 1905 and 1907 collection trips taken by Gordon to Alaska has been filed with field records. It should also be mentioned that systematic anthropological instruction in the University began at Gordon's instigation by 1906, with the establishment of Harrison Fellowships to bring in Assistant Curators able to finish graduate degrees and serve as instructors after 1907.

By early 1907 Gordon had met George G. Heye, wealthy New York financier and Indian collector. It appears that very soon after arrangements were made, culminating in Heye's support, for the acquisition of the Plimpton basket collection in return for duplicates collected on the Alaska trip (April 5). A major exchange of specimens was arranged in early 1908. A regular system of Gordon communicating information on collections available to Heye soon developed. By September 1908 Heye had agreed with Gordon to place his already enormous collections in the Museum, had accepted board membership, a vice-presidency, and chairmanship of the American Committee, and agreed to pay the salary of his assistant George Pepper to serve as assistant curator in the Section. These terms were ratified by the Board October 20. Pepper started work in January 1909, and served as acting curator in Gordon's absence February to early May as the Heye Collection was gradually unpacked. J. Alden Mason joined the Section as photographer and assistant at this time and with Edward Sapir, a Harrison Fellow, undertook an archaeological and ethnological reconnaissance to the Ute reservations in Utah in the summer (see North America finding aid). Meanwhile Pepper moved the large Talbot Hyde loan collection of Southwest Archaeology here from the American Museum of Natural History. William Orchard, who had been at the Museum of Natural History, was the second assistant taken on at Heye's expense in November 1909 in charge of mending, conservation and preparation of models for display (replacing Mason who was pursuing his doctoral studies).

The Heye Collection officially opened February 12, 1910, soon after Gordon became Director. Frank Speck was sent at Heye's expense to collect among the Penobscot in the spring, and Mark R. Harrington was furnished Museum authorization while collecting for Heye among the Shawnee, Kiowa, Miami, Iowa, Sac and Fox, and Delaware in Oklahoma in the summer (see Expeditions). At the start of 1911 Pepper's title was changed to acting curator and his salary made nominal for one year as he was now spending most of his time with Heye in New York, and Harrington was hired as assistant curator, with collection expenses still Heye's. He and Speck continued a wide variety of trips for Heye, as did Wilson Wallis, Orchard, and Gerda Sebbelov (the Osage).

William Farabee returned to contact with the Museum when offered the leadership of the Amazon Expedition in 1912, which he initially refused but eventually accepted in 1913, along with the curatorship. By the time he returned from his work in South America in 1916, major changes had occurred in the Section. George Heye withdrew his collections starting in May 1916 to form the nucleus of his own Museum of the American Indian in New York. Orchard had resigned in May 1915 and Harrington in January 1916, both of them continuing to work for Heye; Pepper's association had ended in January 1912. Bruce Merwin was hired as an assistant in July 1915 but spent 1917-1918 in military service before resigning. Pepper, Orchard and Harrington materials consist of correspondence in the Director's files plus a valuable 1912-1914 Harrington letterbook comprised mostly of Indian informants’ and dealers’ letters to him during his period of research in Oklahoma (he and Merwin published Journal articles, and Harrington also a monograph in Anthropological Publications). A 1911-1914 American Committee letterbook is also of great interest. Orchard's fieldwork of this period was later used to write the standard references on Native American beadwork and quillwork. Records of the Heye years include extensive Heye-Gordon correspondence, numerous photographs of specimens, several field reports by Speck, Wallis, etc.(Expeditions), and many lists of shipments coming in 1908-1916 and of complex exchanges with the Museum during these years and in 1917-1919. Heye later co-sponsored Gregory Mason's work for the museum in Colombia in the 1920's, and Theodoor deBooy left his employ for a Venezuelan Museum expedition.

Farabee served as Acting Director in 1917 in addition to the curatorship, although he was absent on military and diplomatic service 1918-1920. He made another major South American trip for the Museum in 1922-1923 to Peru and Chile. However severe illness effectively ended his job performance after his return, and his duties were undertaken by H. U. Hall in 1924-1925 until Farabee's death from anemia. The Archives contains relatively little documentation from Farabee: correspondence in the Director's files (1911-1925), extensive photographs both from the expeditions and before his curatorship, and three folders of curatorial correspondence divided geographically. He also published The Central Arawaks and The Central Caribs through the Museum on his expeditions and a variety of Journal articles. It appears however that besides the expeditions most major acquisitions were actually arranged by Gordon, who during 1903-1927 made the American Section holdings the largest in the Museum. Important examples include North American basket collections from H. K. Deisher, Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, W. K. Jewett, Plimpton, Mrs. Edward Bok, and Grace Nicholson; Plains collections from Mrs. Archibald Barklie (Armstrong), J. H. McLaughlin, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Brennan, and P. H. Ray; Guatemalan expeditions by Robert Burkitt and Alaskan by Louis Shotridge and Van Valin (S. E. Alaska); Eskimo objects from Captain George Comer, Captain Bernard, and Henry Bryant; Mesoamerican pottery from the Stearns and von der Leith; Valley of Mexico pottery excavated by Franz Boas; a prehistoric Pueblo basket of very rare type and antiquity from Zeller; and Northwest Coast objects from George Emmons. Gordon also sold the Museum a set of choice objects from his own collection in 1915.

Louis Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, met George Byron Gordon in Southeast Alaska in 1905. He came to the Museum in 1912 to aid in work on the Heye Collection. In 1915, Shotridge began regular shipments of extremely valuable Tlingit ceremonial objects to the Museum (see North America/Alaska finding aid). He was appointed an assistant curator in 1922. One folder of shipments and memos from his tenure is in the curatorial files. Don Whistler, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe, filled in as assistant to Shotridge from 1925-1926.

John Alden Mason was then hired from the Field Museum of Natural History, and his tenure (1926-1955) is well-documented, including a large professional correspondence with geographical subdivisions, offerings of collections (also geographically organized), in-house memos, a set of notebooks (1922-1952), lecture notes and bibliographies, and a long-term file on his lifelong interest in American rock art. Mason made 22 expeditions of varying scope during his active curatorship and his scholarly and field activities completely encompassed the Americas. Materials on his pre-1926 activities include the 1909 expedition for the Museum, 1913 Great Slave notes later published by Yale, 1914 Puerto Rican work for Columbia, Tepecano linguistics in west Mexico, and Santa Marta excavations for the Field Museum in Colombia. The bulk of Mason's correspondence and his linguistic fieldnotes were transferred to the American Philosophical Society on his death, and his library was sold to Southern Illinois University during his lifetime. He remained active as Emeritus Curator up to his death in 1967.

In addition to Shotridge, who spent about all of his 1922-1932 tenure in the field, Mason was assisted by Harriet Wardle, who had been curator of the Academy of Natural Sciences' Clarence Moore Collection (Southeast archaeology). Wardle came to the Museum after Moore, amid great controversy, transferred his objects to the Heye Foundation in 1929. Her curatorial records consist of a large alphabetical file of correspondence (she retired in 1948 but was active long after), while extensive research on Peruvian textiles can be found under "South America" and other work under the Key Marco Expedition and Stephens Collection.

Collections added during the Mason years include the remarkable gold objects from Cocle, Panama; objects from the Piedras Negras expeditions; Shotridge's Northwest Coast collections; the vast Academy of Natural Sciences collections including the pre-1879 Haldeman and the large Gottschall Collections, originally loaned but then acquired in exchange; Frank Speck collections from eastern Canada; the large and meticulously documented Osborne (Guatemalan textiles) and Stephens (North American ethnographic) collections; various Colombian and Panamanian gold collection and Mayer Brazilian, Broad Costa Rican, and Monday Mexican archaeological collections; jade Northwest Coast objects from Emmons.

Important research associates working with Mason include (for the most part files with "Expeditions"): Edgar Howard (1929-1943) (see Early Man files), a specialist in early man in the Americas; Mary Butler Lewis (1932-1970) (one folder of correspondence); and Frederica DeLaguna (see Alaska). John Corning worked as an assistant (1941-1943) in the Section on Cocle and his own Georgia expedition. J. Louis Giddings, an Arctic archaeologist, began as a research associate (1950-1951) and then was assistant curator (1951-1956) with correspondence in the Director's files. A major source for these years is the set of monthly American Section reports (1941-1948) written by Mason with appendices usually by Howard, Wardle, and Satterthwaite.

Linton Satterthwaite began association with the Museum as Mason's assistant on the Piedras Negras expedition in 1930 and became assistant curator in 1933, eventually becoming associate curator in 1948 and Mason's successor in 1955. In addition to a large alphabetical correspondence including such other prominent scholars as Sylvanus Morley, Herbert Spinden and J. Eric Thompson, "special", "routine", and "home" correspondence, a large series of notebooks documents Satterthwaite's long-term interest in Maya and other Mesoamerican calendrics and writing systems. Other files include lecture and class notes, bibliographies, curatorial business, exhibit designs, etc. Satterthwaite's archaeological work at Caracol and Benque Viejo in Belize and Piedras Negras and Tikal in Guatemala is described in the finding aid "Central America".

The next curatorial files of significance are those for Alfred Kidder II; although he did not hold a curatorship until 1867-1972. In his position as associate director after 1950 he had considerable involvement in American work due to his active interest in South American Archaeology. For this reason several folders of correspondence have been placed in the curatorial section. Kidder files are also in the Director’s files or in his estate. Also in this era are the papers of Frances Eyman (Witthoft), who began as an assistant in the Section in 1948, followed by an assistant curatorship and the first Keeper of American collections from 1964 to her death in 1969. Her files consist of alphabetical correspondence, exhibit labels, and research notes showing her active interest in increasing documentation and understanding of the North American objects in the Museum. These are the most recent files with significant holdings in the American Curatorial series, as the relevant papers of William Coe (Assistant Curator 1959-1964, Associate Curator 1964-1969, Curator of Middle American Archaeology 1969-1972, and Curator of the American Section 1972-1987); Robert Sharer (Assistant Curator 1972-1974, Associate Curator 1974-1984, Curator 1985-present); Ruben Reina (Assistant Curator 1959-1962, Associate Curator 1962-1967, Curator of the Latin American Ethnology 1967-1991); Anthony Wallace (Assistant and Curator of North American Ethnology 1961-1988); and John Witthoft (Research Associate 1966-1970, Associate Curator of North American Ethnology 1970-1981, Consulting Curator 1982-1986) remain in the offices of the individuals. All have joint appointments in the Anthropology Department. Also further Eyman files as well as those of later Keepers Albina de Meio (1969-1974), Claudia Medoff (1974-1982) and Pamela Hearne (1982-date) are retained in the office of the American Section. No record except for an Expedition article and a resume in the Director's files appear to exist for Thomas Greaves, Assistant Curator of South American Ethnology, 1969-1973. Records for John Cotter (Associate Curator of American Historical Archaeology, 1972-1973) have been placed with the Historical Archaeology Section. Since 1982 Professors Reina, Wallace, and Witthoft have been titled "consulting" curators and Frederica DeLaguna has been Honorary Curator of North American Ethnology.

Biography/History

J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Mason was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania for two seasons in Mexico at the International School of Archaeology and Ethnology, a joint enterprise between Mexico and the United States. He then spent more than a year in Puerto Rico recording folktales in original dialects. His association with the International School of Archaeology and Ethnology brought him into close contact with Franz Boas of Columbia University.

In 1914, Mason traveled to Puerto Rico to learn about the folktales of the native people. He visited Utuado, Coamo, San German, and Loiza and transcribed in the local dialect various tales, poetry, and some music. His field notebooks contain the names of the storytellers along with brief comments from Mason about their appearance, dialect, or diction. Some of these stories, songs, and poems have been transcribed and published. Wax recordings of the material exist at the Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore and Linguistics at the University of Indiana. Several stories were translated and sent to Mason's daughter, Kathy.

Mason's curatorial career began in 1917 as an Assistant Curator of Mexican and South American Archaeology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He married Florence Roberts in 1921. Mason remained at the Field Museum until 1924 when he assumed an Assistant Curator position at the American Museum of Natural History. Mason held this position briefly as he moved to The University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania as Curator in 1925. He gave 25 years of service to the Museum, becoming Emeritus Curator of the American Indian Section in 1955.

Collections added during the Mason curatorial years include the remarkable gold objects from Cocle, Panama; the Piedras Negras expeditions; Shotridge's Northwest Coast collections; the vast Academy of Natural Sciences collections including the pre-1879 Haldeman and the large Gottschall Collections, originally loaned but then acquired in exchange; Frank Speck collections from eastern Canada; the large and meticulously documented Osborne (Guatemalan textiles) and Stephens (North American ethnographic) collections; various Colombian and Panamanian gold collections and the Mayer Brazilian, Broad Costa Rican, and Monday Mexican archaeological collections; and jade Northwest Coast objects from Emmons.

Mason published regularly in The Museum Journal, Journal of American Folklore, International Journal of American Linguistics, and American Anthropologist, serving as editor of American Anthropologist from 1945 to 1948. His published works included "The Language of the Papago Indians" and "The Languages of the South American Indians" among others.

In addition to linguistics, Mason developed wide interests in his fieldwork including archaeology, ethnology, and folklore, particularly from Latin America. After 1916, he focused on the Uto-Aztecan languages of northern Mexico and the southwestern part of the United States. He also worked in four eastern states in the United States, and Puerto Rico, Colombia, Panama, and Guatemala. He was Field Director of the first Eldridge R. Johnson Piedras Negras Expedition returning with "Lintel 3" a Maya carved stone wall-panel on loan to the Penn Museum from 1931 to 1946 and stone stelae dating to A.D. 514.

When Mason retired from the museum in 1955, he continued his contributions including a dig at Chiapas, Mexico in 1958 while serving as Editor and Archaeological Advisor to the New World Archaeology Foundation. Mason held this post until his death in 1967.

Scope and Contents

American Section files were unarranged when transferred to the Archives. Curatorial files have been subdivided into "curatorial" proper as a sub-series (arranged, in general, "chronologically" by holders of assistant curatorships); an "exchanges, loans, deaccessions and thefts" sub-series grouping documents on the movements of American objects (to be used in connection with the records of the Registrar's Office, established in 1929); an "inventories" sub-series containing various topical and other lists of objects in the American collections; a "collectors and collections" sub-series arranged alphabetically by the name of the donor or seller or title of collection; and a "general administration" sub-series encompassing index cards, exhibit labels, various American Section reports starting with Mercer, documents on American topics with no discernible connection, miscellaneous financial transactions, etc. Research files by curators Eyman and Wardle have been placed in their curatorial files, while correspondence with non-Museum scholars using the collection for which there is no original note material (Helen Palmatary on Brazilian archaeology and Marius Barbeau on slate carving have been included in "general administration." Ernestine Singer's work on netting is now a separate collection in the American Section.

Reprocessing of the collection began in the spring of 2015. The general series were maintained with the exception of the inventories which were evaluated and placed in more appropriate series such as exhibits, personal papers, general administration, etc..

Scope and Contents

John Alden Mason was hired from the Field Museum of Natural History, and his tenure (1926-1955) is well-documented, including a large professional correspondence with geographical subdivisions, offerings of collections (also geographically organized), in-house memos, a set of notebooks (1922-1952), lecture notes and bibliographies, and a long-term file on his lifelong interest in American rock art. Mason made 22 expeditions of varying scope during his active curatorship and his scholarly and field activities completely encompassed the Americas. Materials on his pre-1926 activities include the 1909 expedition for the Museum, 1913 Great Slave notes later published by Yale, 1914 Puerto Rican work for Columbia, Tepecano linguistics in west Mexico, and Santa Marta excavations for the Field Museum in Colombia. The bulk of Mason's correspondence and his linguistic fieldnotes were transferred to the American Philosophical Society on his death, and his library was sold to Southern Illinois University during his lifetime. He remained active as Emeritus Curator up to his death in 1967.

American Section files were unarranged when transferred to the Archives. Curatorial files have been subdivided into "curatorial" proper as a sub-series (arranged,in general, "chronologically" by holders of assistant curatorships); an "exchanges, loans, deaccessions and thefts" sub-series, grouping documents on the movements of American objects (to be used in connection with the records of the Registrar's Office, established in 1929); an "inventories" sub-series containing various topical and other lists of objects in the American collections; a "collectors and collections" sub-series arranged alphabetically (includes Heye and a separate alphabetical list for Alaska) by the name of the donor or seller or title of collection; and a "general administration" sub-series encompassing index cards, exhibit labels, various American Section reports starting with Mercer, documents on American topics with no discernible connection, miscellaneous financial transactions, etc.

The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.

The Correspondence series is divided into location specific writings and notes and in-house materials with specific sections devoted to J. Alden Mason's trips to Central America and Guatemala. Correspondence with specific scholars/excavators are contained in their own folders and include Robert Zingg, Anna O. shepard, George S. Fisher. Letters relating to collections offered to the Museum, proposals for reseach and professional contacts of Dr. Mason complete the series.

The highlights of the Research series are notes related to specific excavations or museum objects, for example, the Walum Olum and petroglyphs.

The Personal series provides a window into Mason's years as a graduate student and his trip to Europe in 1924.

Added to this collection are a group of small collections sent to the museum or to Mason personally. This series is filed in Box 14.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives,  5/27/15

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives,  6/19/2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bryce Little/Jody Rodgers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bryce Little Jody Rodgers

Revision Description

 April 2016

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Abbott, Charles C., 1843-1919
  • Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899
  • Bruckner, Geraldine M., b. 1901-d. 1982
  • Coe, William R. , 1926-2009
  • Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
  • Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
  • Eyman, Frances, 1921-1949
  • Farabee, William Curtis, b. 1865-d. 1925
  • Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
  • Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963
  • King, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1929
  • Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
  • Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
  • Pepper, William, 1843-1898
  • Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941
  • Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
  • Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
  • Shotridge, Louis
  • Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
Subject(s)
  • Exhibits
  • Hazzard-Hearst collection
  • Julsrud collection
  • Osbourne collection

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Butler, Mary, 1903-1970
  • Fisher, George S.
  • Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
  • Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
  • Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
  • McHugh, Jane
  • Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
  • Shepard, Anna Osler, 1903-1973
  • Uhle, Max, 1856-1944
  • Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
Subject(s)
  • Anthropological museums and collections
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological expeditions

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Collection Inventory

Collectors and Collections, 1870-1962.

Box

Absinck & Co. Ecuadorian Gold (Pablo Sanchez).

1

Aguirre. Porfirio- Mexican bells.

1

Allen, Frederick W.(Dr. Federico Freund).

1

Allice, T. H-Northwest Coast collection purchase, 1908-1916.

1

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP)— Annotated list-Loan to UM.

1

ANSP- Original list of Academy Numbers.

1

ANSP- Miscellaneous list.

1

ANSP-Label (Lewis and Clark).

1

ANSP-Mason information re: S. S. Haldeman.

1

ANSP-Object cards with ANSP numbers and collectors (Greenland, Siam, others) (1 of 2).

1

ANSP-Object cards with ANSP numbers and collectors(Greenland, Siam, other?) (2 of 2).

1

ANSP-Miscellaneous catalogue numbers.

1

ANSP-Lists and original loan receipts (1 of 2).

1

ANSP-Lists and original loan receipts (2 of 2).

1

ANSP-1870s catalogue, miscellaneous section storage info.

2

ANSP-Wardle list, n.d.

2

ANSP-Object lists-Eastern U.S.

2

ANSP-Object lists-FL,GA,KY,TN,Ind,Ill.

2

ANSP-Object lists-mixed U.S. locales (1 of 2).

2

ANSP-Object lists-mixed U.S. locales (2 of 2).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Collection, Eyman correspondence.

2

ANSP-Gottschall, Original Catalogues.

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 1” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 2” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Catalogue, "Typical Collection No. 3” (copy).

2

ANSP-Gottschall Collection-object lists.

2

Antique Gallery-Iroquois sash 1916.

2

Apache, Antonio 1907-1909.

2

Apache baskets-shelf and sale lists, n.d.

2

Arthur, Leland M.

2

Balch, Edwin S. Eskimo figures.

2

Balch, Edwin S. Peary collection.

2

Ball, Sallie L.

2

Barrington, Inez B.

2

Bellaire (Bella), Mrs. M.G.

2

Bernard, Capt. Joseph- Correspondence 1914-1919; specimen list.

3

Bernardi, Susie R.-Nome, Alaska.

3

Berthoud, E. L.-Colorado stone tools, 1890.

3

Bevoir, Bernard 1934.

3

Birney, Hoffman.

3

Blatchford, Col. R,M, 1916.

3

Boas, Franz-(Valley of Mexico) pottery catalogue, ca. 1913 (1 of 2).

3

Boas, Franz-(Valley of Mexico) pottery catalogue, ca. 1913 (2 of 2).

3

Bok, Mrs. Edward (Mary Louise Curtis Bok).

3

Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.

3

Brennan, Mrs. J. L- Pine Ridge Collections (Plains), 1907-1908.

3

Broad, Jennie-Costa Rica collections, 1938-1948.

3

Brock, J. W.-Dat-So-La-Lee baskets, ca. 1914.

3

Brock, Mrs. John W.

3

Brown, Anna van der Veer-Pueblo Pottery, 1913.

3

Brown, Katherine L.

3

Brown, W. Norman Dr.

3

Brummer, Joseph.

3

Bryant, Henry G. North Greenland.

3

Burbank, Elbridge A.

3

Butler, Mary.

3

Bye, Arthur Edwin-Mexican figurine collection, 1934 (33-28- ).

3

Charlie Black Wolf-beaded moccasins.

3

Cadwalader, Charles Greenland.

3

Carson, Mrs. Hampton L.

3

Caruthers, C.H.

3

Cary, Mrs. Ebenezer.

3

Chapman, S.H.

3

Church, W.H.

3

Clark, Fannie Wayne.

3

Clarke, Louis C.

3

Cleveland, Dr. A.C.

3

Cochran, Mrs. Travis.

3

Collins, Mae E.

3

Collins, Thomas J.-Middle and South American collections.

3

Colton, Harold S.

3

Comer, George Plaster casts c. 1900.

3

Cooper, Emily M. Fletcher.

3

Cope, Edward D.-skull collection 1892.

3

Copper River Collection ca. 1905 Point Pierce.

4

Corson, E. F. 1910-1911.

4

Costa Rican Government.

4

Cortissoz, Ernesto.

4

Craige, John H.

4

Crane, Mrs. Theron I.

4

Cresson, Dr.

4

Crolliers, Samuel.

4

Crosby, E.O.

4

Culver, Everett, M.

4

Cushing, Frank Hamilton, and Mrs. F. H. Cushing- objects.

4

daCunha, Joao Alves.

4

Daland, Dr. Judson 1926.

4

Deane, Frederick B.

4

Dechert, Robert.

4

DeGuerrero, E. A. P., Nicaragua Collection, 1890-1900.

4

Deisher, H. K.-correspondence re: baskets, 1905-1918.

4

Deisher, H. K.-price list and catalogue of baskets.

4

Deisher, H. K.-collection lists.

4

Deisher, H. K. (original object description, ? catalog).

4

DeLaguna, Fredericka 1957, 1971 Yukon.

4

Dickeson, M. W.-collection, [correspondence, notes and article draft (bio)], 1899-1900.

4

Dimoski, Lee 1918.

4

Dingee, R.T.

4

Donaldson, Thomas C.-correspondence, catalogue of collection, and object tags (1 of 2).

4

Donaldson, Thomas C.-correspondence, catalogue of collection, object tags (2 of 2).

4

Downing, Dorothea.

4

Dozier, Thomas S.

4

Drexel, Lucy W.-Quirigua casts, 1893-1900.

4

Duff, U. Francis.

5

Dunlap. James P.

5

Durham, John S.

5

Ealy, A.E.

5

Easton, Morton W.

5

Edwards, Mrs. H.B.(?).

5

Eells, M.

5

Egberts, William H.

5

Elkinton, Edward.

5

Ellis, F.E. Dr.

5

Ely, Gertrude Miss.

5

Emley, Frank.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence re: collections and Tahltan Indians publication, 1906-1912.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence re: collections, 1915-1938.

5

Emmons, G. T.-correspondence and notes re: jade collections, 1940-1943.

5

Emmons, E.T.? British Columbia object list.

5

Erickson, Donald 1971.

5

Ettrup, Mrs. (Maria Rose gift).

5

Ferguson, Mrs. H.B. (Dr.).

5

Fernandez, Mauro R.

5

Fernberger, Samuel W.

5

Ferrer, Dr. Adolfo.

5

Fleischer, Janet Gallery.

5

Foley, Joseph P.

5

Ford, Henry T.

5

Frazier, Mrs. William West, Jr.

5

Freeman, Samuel T. & Co.

5

Furness, Horace Howard, shell amulet, 1890 – F. H. Cushing letter.

5

Gardiner, Edward Carey.

5

Garrisaon, H.D.

5

Gay, Mr.

5

Gentry, Juanita.

5

Giddings, Dr. J.L. 1956 Norton Sound.

5

Gist, Frank E.

5

Gomez. O.A.

5

Gordon, G. B.-collection invoices, payments, and correspondence with dealers, 1905-1914.

5

Gordon, G. B.-collection lists, 1908, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1926, 1927.

5

Gordon, G.B. 1911 purchase (Wah-ta-Waso robe).

5

Granger, Henry Gregory.

5

Granger, Caroline Gibbons.

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, Mason correspondence regarding, 1940 (1 of 2).

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, (Mason correspondence regarding, 1940) (2 of 2).

6

Gratacos-Panama Gold, Mason correspondence regarding, 1941-1947.

6

Grimley, Solomon K.

6

Hanna, Mrs. Edith Tripp.

6

Hare, Hobart A.

6

Harper, Thomas-(stone implements exchange with Culin) 1899-1902.

6

Hart, Dr. Charles.

6

Harvey, Fred- Indian Collections- correspondence,1904-1907 (not obtained).

6

Harvey, Fred-Indian Collections, annotated catalogs (not obtained) (1 of 2).

6

Harvey, Fred-Indian Collections-annotated catalogues-(not obtained (2 of 2).

6

Haury, E.W.

6

Hayes, Joseph.

6

Hazeltine, Dr. John W.

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-correspondence.

6

Hazzard catalogue, 1892-McLoyd–Graham Collection.

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-packing list (see note first page).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Columbian Exposition inventory, 1893 (list by Hector Alliot?).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Cushing notes with cover letter, 1895 (1 0f 2).

6

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Cushing notes with cover letter, 1895 (2 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Howard index ? (Satterthwaite note, 1956).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-list of objects given to Berkeley, 1901.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-notes on object provenience, ca. 1890.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Southwest mummies and associated pieces.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-misc. tags and notes.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's reproduction of Wetherill catalog.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre list-objects without original numbers.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (1 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (2 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Barre's write-up on McLoyd-Graham Collection (3 of 3).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Dr. Robert Harris correspondence on corn, 1896.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-C. Osborne correspondence regarding processing, 1964.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-resin analysis of S.E. Utah objects, 1941.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's index of data.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's "The Hazzard Collection" from Archives for American Archaeology (1 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock's "The Hazzard Collection" from Archives for American Archaeology (2 of 2).

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection-Sharrock correspondence.

7

Hazzard/Hearst Collection.

8

Heiner Collection (Bartlett).

8

Heinrichs, J.H.

8

Henao, Jose T.-(Chibcha gold acquisition) 1920.

8

Henderson, Helen Miss.

8

Henkels, Stan. V.

8

Henry, Josephine deM.

8

Hering, Walter E.

8

Hewitt, H.N.B.

8

Heyman, Margaret M.

8

Hinchman, Margaretta S.

8

Hodge, F. Webb.

8

Hopkins, C.E. Dr.

8

Hoster, George E.

8

Howell, Edward J.H.

8

Huber, Helen Miss.

8

Indian Exhibits Company, 1907.

8

Isaacs, J. L. purchases, 1917.

8

Jewett Collection, 1918.

8

Johnson, Frank M., Collection-Punta Rassa Florida.

8

Johnson, Frederick see: Speck, Frank-lists of collections.

8

Johnson, H. L.-Midwest collection, 1892.

8

Jones, Francis D.-notes re: Chitimacha Indian basket, 1904.

8

Jones, Dr. Joseph.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Di Peso, Charles, 1955-56.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood, Charles, 1955-56.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Russell, William, 1953-54.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Young, Arthur, 1955.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Exhibit Labels.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood Reports, 1-10.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Hapgood Reports, 1-10, Revised.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Notes and Data.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Data Supplied by Hapgood.

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Publications (Acambaro Complex).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Photos-Acambaro Complex (From Mr. Young) (1 of 2).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Photos-Acambaro Complex (From Mr. Young) (2 of 2).

8

Julsrud, W. Collection-Comics, by Animal Type.

9

Julsrud, W. Collection-Comics, Miscellaneous.

9

Kalebdjian, Aztec "Paris" collection, 1920.

9

Kalebdjian, list of Colombian gold collection.

9

Kelley, Matthew-Iowa medical weasel, Jan. 1930.

9

Kensinger Collection Cashinahua Indians-Peru.

9

Kercher, Mrs. D. E-plants used by Colorado Indians, 1894.

9

Kesler, C. W.-North Carolina collection, 1893.

9

Kilburn, Mrs. Sarah-Peruvian cup, 1943.

9

Kircheirer-Northwest Coast collection via Benham Ind. Trading Co., 1905.

9

Ladd, Mrs. Westray, Collection-general North American.

9

Ladd, Mrs. Westray-Navajo blanket, 1936.

9

Lamborn, Robert-Pan-American collection.

9

Lamborn Collection-Register.

9

Landsberg, Frederick see: Wanamaker Expedition.

9

Larsen, Helge.

9

Lathbury, Col. Benjamin B., Collection, 1922.

9

Laubach, Chas.-notes and maps, Pennsylvania.

9

Lavayen-Jererro Indian heads, 1904.

9

Leidy, Joseph-Cape Henlopen material.

9

Lemal, D. J.-Mexican bronzes, 1930.

9

Lenders, E. W.-exchange/purchase, 1912.

9

Lex, Francis P.-Sioux collection, 1916.

9

Lines, Jorge-correspondence re: Costa Rican Pottery, 1934.

9

Lippincott Collections-West Virginia, 1937 & 1951.

9

Lippincott Collection Catalogue 1939.

9

Lipton, Celia 1964 (shoes).

9

Ludwig, Walter K.-North Carolina collection.

9

Lumholtz, Carl correspondence re: Mexican collection, with American Museum of Natural History.

10

Macauley, Capt. C. N. B.-correspondence re: Southwest collection, 1890-1895.

10

Macauley, Mary Yorke, Collection, 1902.

10

Madara, Guy 1917.

10

Madeira, Percy C. donation- Guatemala, Mexico 1933.

10

Maratta, H. G.-Arizona sandstone charms, 1902.

10

Marshall, John-Omaha bow and arrow, 1920.

10

Martin, George C.-Texas Coastal Collection, 1930.

10

Martin, T. P.-Southwest/Taos game (?).

10

Marye, William, Collection, 1943.

10

Mayer, John Collection-Santarem, Tapajos pottery (1 of 2).

10

Mayer, John Collection-Santarem, Tapajos pottery (2 of 2).

10

McCall-Puno Peruvian silver, 1826.

10

McIlhenny, James (through Selina)-baskets, 1920.

10

McIlhenny, Sara Avery-Chitimacha baskets, correspondence, 1905.

10

McCune, John B.-Illinois Collection, 1882.

10

McLaughlin, J. H.-buffalo robes, 1911 (South Dakota dealer).

10

McNeely, R. K.-Utah Cliff-Dweller artifacts, 1895.

10

Mecker, Louis-Sioux hoop, exchange with Lenders,1901-1902, with notes.

10

Meirs, Mrs. Richard Waln-Washo baskets (1 of 2).

10

Meirs, Mrs. Richard Waln-Washo baskets (2 of 2).

10

Meirs- data on basket-maker Dat-so-la-lee and acquisition, 1938.

10

Merritt, J. S. F., Collection.

10

Metcalfe-Northwest Coast (Tlingit) mountain sheep horn spoon, donation, 1965.

10

Miller, Sarah Wistar, Collection, 1899.

10

Mitchell, S. D.-Wisconsin copper, 1889-1890, with Abbott-Putnam correspondence.

10

Monday, H. A., Collection-Mexico (1 of 2).

11

Monday, H.A., Collection- Mexico (2 of 2).

11

Monski, John-Vera Cruz figurines, 1938.

11

Mooney, James-notes on Southwestern sherds, pre-1903.

11

Moore, Charles C., Collection- Wyoming Shoshone, 1918.

11

Moore, Clarence B., Collection-correspondence.

11

Moore, Clarence B., Collection-re: sale to Heye Foundation, 1929.

11

Moorehead, Warren Collection Catalogue 1890.

11

Moorehead, W. K.-Johnson Expedition, 1920.

11

Moreland-sherd collection, 1968.

11

Morris, John-Haida copper, 1894.

11

Morris, Lydia T.

11

Murray, Ernest-Crow collection, 1926 (1 of 2).

11

Murray, Ernest-Crow collection, 1926 (2 of 2).

11

Nelson, Nels C.

11

Newell, William B., Collection, 1942.

11

Nicholson, Grace, Indian Collection-correspondence with Gordon.

11

Niederlein, Gustave-Honduran items correspondence, 1898.

11

Nisbet, Verner-Catawba pipes, 1901.

11

Nuila, H. M.-Honduran alabaster vase, 1915.

11

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia, Catalogue 1894, 1955.

11

Oldach, Mrs. Carl A.-Mexican collection correspondence.

11

Osborne, L. de J., Collection-Guatemala correspondence, 1933-1945 (1 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection-Guatemala correspondence (2 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection-Guatemala correspondence (3 of 3).

11

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles, 1933 (1 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles 1933 (2 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J. Collection of textiles 1933 (3 of 3).

12

Osborne, L. de J.-Archaeological Collection 1942.

12

Osterheld, Hattie-Chiriqui pottery, 1913.

12

Outhette Venezuelan Collection, 1926.

12

Overton, Clough, Southwest Collection— correspondence re: sale of, 1902.

12

Parsons, Ella, Collection.

12

Patton, John W., Collection-correspondence.

12

Paxson, Henry D.-stone implements.

12

Peale, Franklin-Stone Implements.

12

Pearce, J. E., Collection-Texas, 1930.

12

Pearsall, Mrs. M. C.-Northwest Coast specimens, 1905.

12

Peirce, John-totem poles, 1930.

12

Pepper, William-Mexico, 1891-1894.

12

Pepper, William-Mexico 1894.

12

Pepper, William-North Dakota Sioux, 1891-1895.

12

Perez, Albert-Costa Rica gold, 1919.

12

Petrie, Elizabeth Lauder-Aztec obsidian, 1897.

12

Petroff Collection-Northwest Coast, 1884, 1894.

12

Philadelphia Art Galleries-purchases by J. A. Mason, 1927.

12

Plimpton Basket Collection-Newell-Gordon correspondence, 1906-1918.

12

Poinsett Gold Collection (Gordon letter, 1918).

12

Porter, Major F. Johnston- "Inca" gold vessels, 1925.

12

Post, Fred-Shoshone (Washakie) pipe and pouch, Culin correspondence, 1898.

12

Potts, Mrs. Francis-Chilkat blanket, c. 1922.

12

Price Basket Collection, 1947.

12

Prince William Sound Correspondence 1943-1966.

12

Pusey, Mrs. A. Edith-Winnebago club, 1962.

12

Putnam, F. W.-Columbian pottery presented by Peabody Museum, 1894.

12

Quelch, J. J. -British Guiana Collection.

12

Quinton, Amelia S.

12

Rafinesque "Walum Olum" -correspondence (Vogelin, Lilly, Mason).

12

Rainey, Froelich G. 1937.

12

Ray, P. H.-catalogue, 1907.

12

Ray, P. H., Collection-correspondence, 1907-1908.

12

Reagan, William-Pennsylvania Indian objects, 1950.

12

Reath, B.B.-Polk County hematite paint stone, 1897.

12

Rhoads, Samuel- beaver teeth, 1900.

12

Rhodes, E. M. & Co.-correspondence re: Northwest Coast objects, 1905-1907.

12

Rindge, Fred Hamilton, Collection, 1929.

12

Roberts, Miss Francis A.-Patagonian Tehuelches rhea robe, 1931.

12

Robinson, Mrs. M. D.-Tahoe basket, 1948.

12

Roddy, T. R.-correspondence, 1904-1907.

12

Rogers, Fred-Hupa Indian costume.

12

Rosenbach, A. S. W, Collection-Jivaro heads, 1930.

12

Rust Collection.

12

Samuels, W.D. 1905 purchase.

12

Saportas, Mrs. G. A.-Navajo blanket, 1940.

13

Scott Collection- Peru, 1894 see also: Expedition Records-South America-H. N. Wardle, Box 18, Fol. 1.

13

Sheeler, Charles-Aztec head.

13

Schoen-feather cape.

13

Shumway, Helen and A. A., Collection, 191620.

13

Sloan, C. G. & Co.-Gordon purchases from, 1916.

13

Smith, Harlan I., Collection, 1891.

13

Smith, Horace J., collection, 1897.

13

Smoltz Mesoamerican Collection, 1958.

13

Spiegelberg, Willi-Apache shields and clubs, 1917.

13

Stardley, J. E- Gordon correspondence, 1906.

13

Starr, George, Collection, 1903-1906 (and Henry Voth) (1 of 2).

13

Starr, George, Collection, 1903-1906 (and Henry Voth) (2 of 2).

13

Starr, Laura-Gift, Gulf of California image, n.d.

13

Stearns Collection-Chiriqui, Panama, 1918.

13

Steiner, Roland-Georgia Indians, 1900-1902 (1 of 2).

13

Steiner, Roland-Georgia Indians, 1900-1902 (2 of 2).

13

Stevenson, Sara Yorke-"Sitting Bull" Collection.

13

Sutton, W. S. (dealer)-Eskimo & Northwest Coast, 1914-1915.

13

Swayne, G. H., 1893 (through C. C. Abbott).

13

Tabasco celts.

13

Thatcher, Edward P. 1962.

13

Thompson, A. H., Southwest Collection, 1901.

13

Thompson, Mrs. Mary Abbott-Plains Collection, 1916.

13

Totem Poles-Correspondence.

13

Totem Poles-Restoration.

13

Totem Poles-Attempted Sale.

13

Tumen, Mrs. Henry-carvings.

13

Twitchell, A.H. purchase 1907.

13

Vaillant, George-Peruvian Collection, informal, Bruckner list of.

13

Valentine, L. G- Honduras Collection, 1914.

13

Van Valin Collection correspondence 1957.

13

Van Valin, Ethyl B. Port Barrow 1961-1962.

13

Velasco, Costa Rican jade 1898.

13

Venezuelan Government Gift, 1893-1894.

13

Verrill, A. Hyatt-Central and South American Collections, 1926-1929.

13

Volke, Ernest- correspondence concerning.

13

Von der Lieth, T. R.-Chiriqui pottery, 1916-1918.

14

Voy, C. D. Collection see: Administrative Record- Oceanian Section.

14

Wainwright, Mrs. T. F. D.-Plains shirt, 1962.

14

Walde-Waldegg, Herman Von, 1936-1947.

14

Wanamaker, John-Gordon store purchases, 1906.

14

War Eagle (Chief)-drum, Wolf Clan Oklahoma, 1930.

14

Watmough, Miss Marjorie-Indian costume, 1912.

14

Watts, William, Collection.

14

Weaver, P. Lyle, Collection, 1912.

14

Weight, A.B.-Sioux Collection, 1894.

14

Weiss and Schmidt-Rio Negro Collection, 1906.

14

Wetherill-Navajo objects, correspondence, 1904.

14

Wheeler, Mrs. Walter S.-Eskimo carving.

14

Wheeler, Dr. and Mrs. E.P. 1962.

14

White, Edward, Collection, 1913.

14

Whitman, E. S.-Lacandon bark shirt, Mexico, 1958.

14

Wicker Collection-Costa Rica, 1918.

14

Wiestling, G.L. Collection 1905.

14

Wilcox, Ida C. Collection 1922.

14

Wilcox, James Collection 1927.

14

Wilkins, Paul R. & Samuel H., 1942, 1951.

14

Wilkinson, J. L.-South American silver, 1911.

14

Willard, Mrs. De Forest-Navajo blankets, 1934.

14

Willard, F. P., Collection, 1923.

14

Wilson, J. Lapsley-Gift, 1924.

14

Wise, John- textile and lienzo, 1941, 1944.

14

Wood, Edward-Birchbark Collection.

14

Wood, H. C- Penobscot ? Birchbark Canoe, 1898.

15

Wood, Mrs Randolph-Totem Pole, 1896.

14

Woolworth, Mrs. E. G.-Blankets, 1924.

14

Worth, John G.-Blanket Collection, 1917-1926.

14

Worth, John G., Hopi Vases Collection 1943.

14

Wright, Harry B.-Bequest.

14

Wright, Harry B.-Pan-American Collection.

14

Wright, Mrs. Minturn T.

14

Wyman, Walter, Collection (dealer).

14

Zeller— "Cliff-Dweller" Basket correspondence, 1905-1907 and commentary, 1920-1921.

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. I (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (1 of 3).

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. II (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (2 of 3).

14

Zingg, Robert M.-Notes on Huichol Indians, Pt. III (UM Acc. #38-23- ) (3 of 3).

14

Deacessions and Loans, 1949-1986.

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Culin Object Exchange List n.d.

15

Peru and Chiriqui object loan 1892 (Culin and Clay agreement).

15

Mercer and Culin Exchange Catalogue 1894-1900.

15

Russian Exchange 1892.

15

Culin-Giglioli Exchanges 1894-1902.

15

Berlin, A.F. Collection 1897-1904.

15

Exchange-Wanamaker Expedition Pomo objects with Field Columbian Museum.

15

Wanamaker Expedition Exchange with Field Columbian Museum 1901 (1 of 2).

15

Wanamaker Expedition Exchange with Field columbian Museum 1901(2 of 2).

15

Field Columbian Museum Fossils, sale and exchange of 1894-1901, 1902.

15

Commercial Museum Exchanges, Correspondence 1901.

15

F. Starr Spear-Throwers for Cushing reproductions 1901.

15

Pachacamac Specimens to Chicago Field Museum, List 1901, 1905.

15

Partial Biddle Collection return 1902.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1908.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1912.

15

E.W. Lenders Exchange 1917.

15

Kiowa Material to J. Mooney 1917.

15

Object receipts 1916, 1920.

15

Marejo Pottery-Santa Merta Material Exchange with Chicago Field Museum, information 1926, 1931.

15

Loan of Southwestern Pottery to Laboratory for Anthropology-University of New Mexico 1932.

15

Pennsylvania State Museum Deaccessions 1932.

15

List of Objects for Distribution to Members 1935.

15

Mason Alpha Correspondence re: exchanges and loans 1934-1952 (1 of 2).

15

Mason Alpha Correspondence re: exchanges and loans 1934-1952 (2 of 2).

15

Hallowell, A.J. 1940.

15

Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe 1938.

15

Wardle List of Objects Placed in Education Department 1934.

15

Wardle Loan List 1941.

15

Southwest Pottery loan to Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe 1941.

15

Downtown Gallery Loan 1942.

15

T. Hamilton Correspondence with Mason 1944.

15

American Philosophical Society 1943.

15

Information on stolen Mexican gold objects 1949.

15

Tyler School of Art, Temple University 1949.

15

Smithsonian Institution (Mason) n.d.

15

Exchange of Museum Slide for Haitian Objects (Kurt A. Fischer).

15

Exchange Iroquois Masks for New York Pottery.

15

West Virginia Archaeological Society 1950.

15

Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences 1952.

15

Miscellaneous Loans 1952-1956.

15

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Phototgraphic Loan 1953-1954.

15

List (Incomplete) of Catlin Specimens on Loan to New Jersey State Museum 1956.

15

Eyman Papers re: Denver Art Museum Exchange 1954.

15

Piedras Negras Exchange 1938-1956.

16

Chief Halftown (Channel 6) 1956.

16

Danish National Museum 1956.

16

Museum of Primitive Art 1956, 1962, 1966.

16

Loan to Koninklijk Instituut Voor De Tropen 1956.

16

Denver Art Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann 1956-1957.

16

Denver Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann 1957-1959.

16

Denver Exchange Correspondence, Eyman-Cann-Stroller 1958.

16

Denver Art Exchange Eyman-Husserick-Feder Correspondence 1959-1963.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1957-1958.

16

Pennsylvania State Museum Exchange-Eyman 1958.

16

Memo on Loans 1959.

16

Chicago Natural History Museum 1959.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1959.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1960.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1961.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1962-1963.

16

Hazzard-Hecrut Glen Canyon Loan to Salt Lake Art Center 1963-1964.

16

Davenport Museum of Art 1964.

16

Loan to Lowie Museum. Berkeley-Eyman 1964-1966.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1964.

16

Miscellaneous Loans 1965-1970.

16

Keokuk Catlin Loan to Denver Art Museum 1966.

16

Gimbels 1966.

16

Amon Carter Museum-Catlin loan.

17

Vancouver Art Museum 1967.

17

Peale House Loan 1967.

17

Museo Nacional de Antropologia 1966.

17

Sale of Catlin and King Paintings 1971.

17

Loans for Casting 1971-1972.

17

Indian Paintings (American) Sale of, 1971 (1 of 2).

17

Indian Paintings (American),Sale of, 1971 (2 of 2).

17

Amon Carter Museum 1972.

17

Catlin Restoration, Siegl and Ewers.

17

Miscellaneous Loans 1973, 1975-1977.

17

Flint Institute of Arts 1975.

17

Miscellaneous Loans 1979.

17

Coach Leather Museum 1980.

17

Miscellaneous Loans 1980-1981.

17

Natural History Museum of L.A. County 1981, 1986.

17

Dallas School District 1981-1983.

17

Miscellaneous Loans 1982-1983.

17

Miscellaneous Loans 1984.

17

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 1985-1986.

17

Sale Listings 1961.

17

Gifts (1969 + undated).

17

Loan for Restoration (Guatemala) 1974.

17

Exhibits, 1930-1995.

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Central American Gold-drawings (n.d.).

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"Peru: Past and Present" 1944.

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"Middle and South American Gold" 1950.

17

"Art of the Ancient Maya" 1958.

17

"Basket Exhibit" object list (n.d.).

17

"War and Peace"-proposed Maya exhibit 1970s.

17

"Guatemalan Textiles" 1970-1971.

17

"Caribbean Splendors" 1972.

17

Eastern Indian Exhibit Proposal 1975 ("Native Americans: Variety and Change").

17

"American Indian Life: 1776-1976" 1976 (Bicentennial Exhibit).

17

"American Indian Life" 1976-1978.

18

"Masks, Tents, Totems and Talismans" 1979.

18

"Shadow Catcher: E.S. Curtis Photographs" 1980.

18

"The Lenape: Wanderers in Their Own Land" 1982-1983 (1 of 2).

18

"The Lenape: Wanderers in their Own Land" 1982-1983 (2 of 2).

18

"Man and Animals: Living, Working, Changing Together" 1984-1985.

18

"Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles" 1985.

18

"Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache" 1995 (1 of 2).

18

"Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache" 1995 (2 of 2).

18

Education Department-Mobile Guides-Object lists (n.d.).

18

Miscellaneous Exhibit Checklists 1954-1969.

18

American Galleries-Children's Quiz Cards (n.d.).

19

Labels for Maya Exhibit (1930s ?).

19

Eskimo Exhibition lists 1931.

19

Eskimo Hall (>1951) (1 of 2).

19

Eskimo Hall (>1951) (2 of 2).

19

Okvik Eskimo Archaeology exhibit case 1953.

19

Hall of Man 1956.

19

North American Exhibition Hall (1956- ) (1 of 2), 1930-1995.

19

North American Exhibition Hall (1956- ) (2 of 2).

19

North American Exhibition Hall-labels/distribtion maps (n.d.) ( 1 of 2).

19

North American Exhibition Hall-labels/distribution maps (n.d.) (2 of 2).

19

North American Exhibit Hall drawings (n.d.).

19

North American Culture Hall (1956-1961) Eskimo labels/Rainey text.

20

North American Archaeology ( -1956) (1 of 2).

20

North American Archaeology ( -1956) (2 of 2).

20

North American Ethnology (c. 1956) Drawings.

20

.

20

West Coast Hall (1941-1951) Drawings.

20

North American Indian Hall ( -Spr. 1951) Drawings.

20

Woodland Indians Original labels (n.d.).

20

Delaware Indians Archaeology (PA Week 1950-1951) Labels.

20

Pennsylvania Rock Dwellers Excavation Labels (n.d.).

20

Southwest Gallery (1956-1962).

20

Southwest Gallery-Anasazi (1956-1962) (1 of 2).

20

Southwest Gallery-Anasazi (1956-1962) (2 of 2).

20

Old South American Archaeology Hall ( -9/1958).

21

South American Ethnology (1940s-1950s).

21

South American Gallery ( -1950) Labels/drawings.

21

South American Archaeology Storage diagrams (> 1954).

21

Peruvian Hall Exhibit case layout (n.d.).

21

South American Gold Exhibit case contents (n.d.).

21

Early Man Exhibit-Witthoft (c.1959).

21

North American Indian Archaeology and Ethnology Hall ( -1966).

21

North American Indian-exhibit lists/drawings.

21

General North American labels (n.d.).

21

North American Indian Art labels (1959) (1 of 3).

21

North American Indian Art ( -9/1969) (2 of 3).

21

North American Indian Art ( -9/1969) (3 of 3).

21

Meso American Labels (n.d.).

21

Meso American Drawings ( -1960s)).

21

Central American Gold Artifacts- drawings (n.d.).

21

Miscellaneaous Dismantled Displays-Middle American Hall-drawings.

21

South American Archaeology Hall ( -8/1971).

22

Central and South American Exhibit Maps.

22

Southwest Gallery ( -1975).

22

Southwest Gallery Case lists ( -1975) (1 of 2).

22

Southwest Gallery Case lists ( -1975) (2 of 2).

22

Caddo Indians-Oklahoma Labels (n.d.) (1 of 2).

22

Caddo Indians-Oklahoma Labels (n.d.) (2 of 2).

22

Northwest Coast Labels/text (1970s).

22

Northwest Coast Drawings/objects (1970s).

22

Objects in Special Displays in the Building- 1962,1967,1972.

22

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1926-1958.

Box

North American Curatorial 1926-1955.

12

Middle America Curatorial 1926-1967.

12

South America Curatorial 1926-1955.

12

Collections Offered-Middle America 1928-1958.

12

Collections Offered-South America 1898-1948 (1 of 2).

12

Collections Offered-South America 1898-1948 (2 of 2).

12

Collections Offered-North America 1927-1953.

12

Proposal for founding Institute of Latin American Culture Researches (early 1930s).

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In-House Correspondence 1926-1929.

12

In-House Correspondence 1930 (Central America trip).

12

In-House Correspondence 1934-1939.

12

In-House Correspondence 1938 (Guatemala trip).

12

In-House Correspondence 1940-1951.

12

Professional 1926-1958.

12

A.E. Anderson 1934 (Huastecan vessels).

12

Oetteking, Bruno.

12

Anna O. Shepard 1942-1943 (Mexican object in plumbate report).

12

Robert Zingg 1953 (Maya lectures, Mexican codices).

13

Margaret Plass 1955.

13

Shell Heap-Damariscotta, ME 1955.

13

American Section, 1930-1948.

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Educational Slide Lectures 1930-1931 (correspondence).

13

Educational Slide Lectures 1930-1931 (drafts and lists).

13

"Value of Some of My Indian Material"-Catalogue of section purchases 1933-1934.

13

Section memos and financial records 1929, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1952.

13

Section Reports 1931,1941-1943 (1 of 2).

13

Section Reports 1931,1941-1943 (2 of 2).

13

Records Placed in Vault 1942.

13

List of Pueblo Bonito sherd lots available-AMNH 1943.

13

Section Reports 1944-1948 (1 of 2).

13

Section Reports 1944-1948 (2 of 2).

13

Research, 1937-1956.

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Notes on the Walum Olum.

13

Washington County excavation notes-George S. Fisher 1937.

13

James W. Dickey report on excavation at Tunja and Puerta Servies,Colombia 1937.

13

Proposals for research by members of American section 1939.

13

Notes on Shotridge and Shotridge Collection c.1942.

13

Notes on Eight Chiriqui Whistles 1944.

13

Maya Pottery-list of original drawings 1950.

13

Research on Henry C. Mercer for article-Pennsylvania Archaeologist 1956.

13

S.W. Fernberger Peyote study.

13

Petroglyph Correspondence 1933-1957.

13

Petroglyph Manuscript and notes 1939, 1950.

13

Petroglyph photos and drawings 1914,1936,1942 (1 of 2).

13

Petroglyph photos and drawings 1914,1936,1942 (2 of 2).

Publications, 1927-1955.

Proposed Publications by American Section 1928.

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Drafts of Published Articles (n.d.-1927) (1 of 2).

14

Drafts of Published Articles (n.d.-1927) (2 of 2).

14

Personal, 1913-1968.

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Mason's class notes and bibliographies as a student 1913-?.

14

Diary of European trip 1924.

14

Notes on American artifacts in European Museums 1924.

14

Lectures and academic record 1925-1964.

14

Bibliography of Mason's writings; list of negatives 1959-1968.

14

Mary Butler's file on Mason, papers, library 1968.

14

Non-Museum Collections, 1926-1941.

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Nicaragua Clay Cylinder Cells (B. Marin) n.d.

14

Caribbean-Antigua, B.W.I. 1931.

14

Hernandez de Alba, Hacienda Segovia 1936.

14

Gold Objects-Veraguas, Panama 1940.

14

A.T. Anderson Excavation-Melbourne, FL. 1941.

14