National Anthropological Archives

National Anthropological Archives The National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives collect and preserve historica Welcome to our page!
(12)

Please feel free to share thoughts about our posts, ask us questions, or tell us about your visit. We hope you’ll contribute to this interactive forum and to our ongoing conversation about the work we do to further the Smithsonian's mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. While on-topic discussion is encouraged, we ask that you express yourself in a civil manner and treat other users with respe

ct. The Smithsonian also monitors and may remove posts consistent with its terms of use, as described at http://si.edu/Termsofuse -gen. For our Privacy Policy: http://www.si.edu/Privacy

The National Anthropological Archives (NAA) is the oldest archives in the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1879 as the archives of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Organizationally, the NAA sits within the Collections and Archives program in the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History. Read more about NAA history: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/history.htm

The National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives collect and preserve historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology. Their collections represent the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology – and include fieldnotes, journals, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars. Be aware that Facebook is a third-party website with its own terms of use and privacy policy. The Smithsonian does not control Facebook's collection, use, or dissemination of information. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, do not include any personally identifiable information that you do not wish to be made available to the general public. In addition, the Smithsonian may archive materials posted on this website pursuant to its document retention policies. By posting content, you are giving the Smithsonian and those authorized by the Smithsonian permission to use or modify it for any educational, promotional, or other standard museum purpose, in media of all kinds whether now known or later developed. Any data that users post on this site or that the Smithsonian collects from this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policies which can be found at: http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/ and http://www.si.edu/privacy/. The Smithsonian also monitors posts on Facebook consistent with its policy at http://si.edu/Termsofuse #/user-gen,and reserves the right to remove content in accordance with its Terms of Use.

Hello friends of the NAA! We're excited to say that we are welcoming researchers back to the archives starting April 11....
04/04/2022

Hello friends of the NAA! We're excited to say that we are welcoming researchers back to the archives starting April 11.

If you'd like to schedule a research appointment you can visit https://s.si.edu/3wQPguO to fill out our appointment request form and we'll get back to you ASAP!

And if you have any questions about visiting just send us an email us at [email protected].

Interested in an internship with the NAA? We're looking for a summer intern - applications are due by March 31! More inf...
03/24/2022

Interested in an internship with the NAA? We're looking for a summer intern - applications are due by March 31!

More info & how to apply at

node:field_teaser]

03/10/2022

Director ​​Eriberto Gualinga in conversation with Amalia Córdova, Mother Tongue Film Festival, Smithsonian. Introduced by Ron Gregg, MA in Film and Media Studies.

03/10/2022

Learn about visiting our museums and zoo.

03/07/2022
Interested in an internship with the NAA? We're looking for a (paid) summer intern - applications are due by March 31! M...
03/02/2022

Interested in an internship with the NAA? We're looking for a (paid) summer intern - applications are due by March 31!

More info & how to apply at

node:field_teaser]

Don't forget to join us TODAY @ 11:30am for a two-part roundtable discussion of the complicated legacies of the Yanomamö...
02/23/2022

Don't forget to join us TODAY @ 11:30am for a two-part roundtable discussion of the complicated legacies of the Yanomamö Film Series!

More info at https://bit.ly/33oFIer. And you can also stream the event live at https://bit.ly/3GN2jid


Recovering Voices | Documentary Educational Resources

02/21/2022

Join us THIS WEDNESDAY (Feb 23) at 11:30am as we discuss the complicated legacies of the Yanomamö Film Series & the value of historical works amidst the painful legacies of anthropology and the potential for redress and corrected narratives

The Yanomamö Film Series (1969–1976) is a groundbreaking ethnographic media project with a complicated legacy that expanded the boundaries of documentary.

This film series emerged from a collaboration between anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon (1938–2019), filmmaker Tim Asch (1932–1994), and Yanomamö communities in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. The resulting 110,000ft of film / 21 films include some of the most celebrated ethnographic films of the period. BUT this work was not w/out controversy which has had ongoing effects on Yanomamö communities.

More info can be found at https://fb.me/e/1nJSUKmnM


Recovering Voices | Documentary Educational Resources

Today is  ! Celebrate the International Decade of Indigenous Languages with us & our friends Recovering Voices with the ...
02/21/2022

Today is !

Celebrate the International Decade of Indigenous Languages with us & our friends Recovering Voices with the ! With 35 films from 16 regions in 45 languages, join us as we reflect on the legacies of our ancestors as foundations for the futures we create.

The seventh annual festival is online, with on-demand film screenings and virtual events free and open to the public.

Register now: s.si.edu/MT2022Register

35 films. 16 regions. 45 languages.The   starts TODAY! From February 17 to March 4, join us & our friends at Recovering ...
02/17/2022

35 films. 16 regions. 45 languages.

The starts TODAY! From February 17 to March 4, join us & our friends at Recovering Voices as we reflect on the legacies of our ancestors as foundations for the futures we create.

The seventh annual festival is online, with on-demand film screenings and virtual events free and open to the public.

Attend: s.si.edu/MT2022Register

02/16/2022

Join us next Wednesday (February 23) @ 11:30am for" Archival Legacies of the Yanomamö Series - Preservation, Digital Restoration, and Return"!

This two-part roundtable considers the complicated legacies of the Yanomamö Film Series (1969–1976), a groundbreaking ethnographic media project that expanded the boundaries of documentary. Acknowledging the painful legacies of anthropology, these roundtables will provoke discussions about the value of historical works and the potential for redress and corrected narratives.

For more information check out the Facebook event page at https://fb.me/e/1nJSUKmnM


Recovering Voices | Documentary Educational Resources

02/15/2022
We're hiring! Come join our team and help steward & provide access to the largest known collection of historical & conte...
11/29/2021

We're hiring! Come join our team and help steward & provide access to the largest known collection of historical & contemporary materials documenting the world's cultures!

Applications close TOMORROW (11/30) for Supervisory Anthropologist/Manager of the NAA. More information about the position and how to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/622046400

We're hiring! Help steward & provide access to the largest known collection of historical & contemporary materials docum...
11/23/2021

We're hiring! Help steward & provide access to the largest known collection of historical & contemporary materials documenting the world's cultures as Supervisory Anthropologist/Manager of the National Anthropological Archives.

Applications are due by 11/30. More information can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/622046400

08/10/2021

Today is our birthday! The Smithsonian was officially created 175 years ago today, on Aug. 10, 1846.

This Smithsonian baby photo is the earliest-known photo of our Smithsonian Institution Building, known as the Castle. It was taken in 1850 by William and Frank Langenheim, and is the only image we have of the building under construction—see if you can spot a crane rising over the North Tower.

We are excited to share that the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will begin welcoming visitors back to th...
05/26/2021

We are excited to share that the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will begin welcoming visitors back to the museum starting June 18!

However, the National Anthropological Archives remains temporarily closed to researchers at this time. For more info about the museum reopening check out http://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit.

In the meantime, you can explore NAA & HSFA collections online at https://s.si.edu/2ToIzid & https://s.si.edu/3vozDHJ. And, as always, don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions - we're happy to help!

We're excited to begin welcoming visitors back to our museum on Friday, June 18! Free timed-entry passes will be available to reserve starting on June 11. To learn more about how to visit and our added health and safety measures, please visit our website.

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit

Travel-adventurer Aloha Wanderwell Baker's film," With Car and Camera Around the World" (1929) was recently added to the...
12/18/2020

Travel-adventurer Aloha Wanderwell Baker's film," With Car and Camera Around the World" (1929) was recently added to the The Library of Congress National Film Registry. The Human Studies Film Archives has preserved the Africa segment of this travelogue film as well as her 1930 film," Last of the Bororos".

You can learn more about the National Film Registry and all of the recent additions at https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-082/.

In the early 1990s, John Homiak recorded an extensive interview with Ms. Baker. Subsequently, in 2014, her remaining films were donated by the Nile Baker estate to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Pictured: Aloha Wanderwell Baker with Brazilian General Candido Rondon, 1930

Hot off the presses! 📰 Online finding aids are now available for three more NAA collections: the Richard Lynch Garner ph...
12/08/2020

Hot off the presses! 📰 Online finding aids are now available for three more NAA collections: the Richard Lynch Garner photograph collection, the C. Earle Smith Jr. papers, and the Richard L. Hay papers.

Check out this new blogpost from NAA Project Archivist Katherine Christensen at https://bit.ly/3gshKku to learn more about these collections.

Finding aids now available on SOVA:
https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.PhotoLot.81-58A
https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.2006-24
https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.2008-09

The National Anthropological Archives (NAA) primarily contains the papers of anthropologists, archaeologists, and anthropological societies ...

The National Anthropological Archives remains temporarily closed to researchers. For further updates about the status of...
11/19/2020

The National Anthropological Archives remains temporarily closed to researchers. For further updates about the status of the Smithsonian's other museums and research facilities visit si.edu/museums

Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23. This will impact the eight Smithsonian facilities in the Washington, D.C., region that had reo...

 :  We've taken a fall break from weekly postings for   but wanted to share Documentary Educational Resources new select...
10/30/2020

: We've taken a fall break from weekly postings for but wanted to share Documentary Educational Resources new selection of films for their "Watch From Home: Fall 2020". Alas, we are late posting and these new titles are streaming for free only until November 1, 2020.

Founded in 1968, Documentary Educational Resources provides distribution, fiscal sponsorship, support, and promotion for quality ethnographic, documentary, and non-fiction films from around the world.

We're happy to announce that online  finding aids are now available for 3 more of our collections: the Papers of Chris G...
10/19/2020

We're happy to announce that online finding aids are now available for 3 more of our collections: the Papers of Chris Gjording, Marvin Harris, and Anthony Leeds!

Check out recent blog post by NAA Project Archivist Katherine Christensen to learn more about these collections at https://bit.ly/3o2BfDA.

And you can find the new online finding aids on SOVA:
Chris Gjording - https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.2008-19
Marvin Harris - https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.2009-27
Anthony Leeds - https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.1994-35

In my last post, I told you about two biological anthropologists whose papers are in the National Anthropological Archives whose finding a...

09/23/2020

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Archaeologists Ralph and Rose Solecki - who met and married as Columbia University graduate students - conducted multiple excavations in northern Iraq in the 1950 and 1960s, uncovering nine Neanderthal skeletons, two Proto-Neolithic sites, and artifacts spanning over 65,000 years of human prehistory.

Their archeological discoveries at Shanidar Cave and the Zawi Chemi Shanidar sites in Iraq fundamentally changed the way that anthropologists understand human evolution, Neanderthal culture, and the development of animal domestication.

Now you can help anthropologists and other researchers around the world learn even more about human prehistory by transcribing archaeological data cards from the Ralph and Rose Solecki Papers, held in the National Anthropological Archives -> https://transcription.si.edu/project/29072.

 : Featured UNESCO World Heritage site is the old town of Segovia (Spain) and the aqueduct, 1976.  (silent, 3:37 minutes...
08/28/2020

: Featured UNESCO World Heritage site is the old town of Segovia (Spain) and the aqueduct, 1976. (silent, 3:37 minutes).

Be prudent, be safe, be well.

The HSFA is devoted to preserving our national film heritage.

1976— Segovia: Cathedral, Parador, Aqueduct, City Center Street Scenes, Castle of Queen Isabel, La Granja Palace This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travel...

 : In the late summer doldrums, we return to UNESCO World Heritage sites with a 1960s cruise on the Seine through Paris ...
08/21/2020

: In the late summer doldrums, we return to UNESCO World Heritage sites with a 1960s cruise on the Seine through Paris (for all those unfulfilled travelers). (silent, 1:45 minutes).

Be prudent, be safe, be well.

The Human Studies Film Archives is devoted to preserving the national film heritage.

1960—Paris, part 4: Sights from the Seine River—Alex III, Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame-- SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "Footl...

 : We celebrate our colleagues at American Archive of Public Broadcasting for recently adding to the AAPB reading room t...
08/14/2020

: We celebrate our colleagues at American Archive of Public Broadcasting for recently adding to the AAPB reading room the 1963 NET documentary "Take This Hammer" featuring James Baldwin touring San Francisco. Film was also used in Raoul Peck's "I am Not Your Negro."

The Human Studies Film Archives is devoted to preserving our national film heritage.

The increasing bitterness, demoralization and despair of Negro youths in San Francisco - a city of widely advertised liberal and cosmopolitan traditions - is explored in an on-the-spot and voiceover report. Negro author James Baldwin is taken on a tour of San Francisco by Orville Luster, Executive D...

From Documentary Educational Resources
08/12/2020

From Documentary Educational Resources

As we continue to examine and grapple with how systemic racism impacts every sphere of American life including education, healthcare, housing, popular culture, and the criminal justice system, DER is proud to share a selection of relevant films from our collection available to stream for free on our website.

The films cover subject areas from Social and Political Activism, to Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, and Conflict Resolution, in the United States and abroad.

Watch the films: https://www.der.org/watch-from-home

We hope these films will encourage and enrich the important conversations taking place around these issues, and serve as a tool for effecting positive change in our communities.

All titles are available to stream for free until September 1st, 2020.

 : We celebrate our colleagues at the Chicago Film Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the ...
08/07/2020

: We celebrate our colleagues at the Chicago Film Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the new restoration of the 1971 documentary film, "The Murder of Fred Hampton" currently streaming for free. This powerful film, created by The Film Group, is the story of charismatic Fred Hampton, a Black Panther leader, who was killed by the Chicago police during production.

The Human Studies Film Archives is devoted to preserving our national film heritage.

The Film Group’s The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971) was photochemically preserved by the UCLA Film and Television archive in 2017, based off of a print that was deposited in their archive soon after Mike Gray’s passing in 2013. In 2019, CFA, in cooperation with UCLA, produced another 35mm preserv...

 : Somewhat unusual for a   post but no less relevant to our times is, I just discovered, the free streaming of the 2017...
07/31/2020

: Somewhat unusual for a post but no less relevant to our times is, I just discovered, the free streaming of the 2017 documentary film on James Baldwin, "I am Not Your Negro." The film is directed by Raoul Peck, uses remarkable archival resources, is 1:33:49 long and is excellent.

The Human Studies Film Archives is devoted to preserving, documenting, and providing access to anthropological moving image materials.

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of ra...

 :  Finally, for this Friday, the Smithsonian Channel produced a 1:55 minute interstitial introducing the Jorge Prelorán...
07/24/2020

: Finally, for this Friday, the Smithsonian Channel produced a 1:55 minute interstitial introducing the Jorge Prelorán collection at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Pam Wintle, Senior Film Archivist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, introduces us to the lyrical films of Jorge Prelorán, an Argentine f...

 :  Jorge Prelorán, known for his “ethnobiographical” films, was a prolific experimenter in many different film genres. ...
07/24/2020

: Jorge Prelorán, known for his “ethnobiographical” films, was a prolific experimenter in many different film genres. One of his earliest forays into filmmaking was with the dancer Arthur Hall in making a short film about identity, prejudice and racism entitled "The Unvictorious One" (1957). Hall was the founder of the African-American dance ensemble.

A dark, experimental dance film about identity, prejudice, and racism, it is the earliest known film of Arthur Hall dancing. Filmed in Heidelberg, Germany, while Arthur and Mr. Preloran were stationed there with the US Army Special Services. In 1996, Jorge Preloran sent to the Arthur Hall Collection...

 : This three for one   begins with the newly published finding aid for the Jorge Prelorán collection.  Many thanks to K...
07/24/2020

: This three for one begins with the newly published finding aid for the Jorge Prelorán collection. Many thanks to Karma Foley and Katie Christensen.

 :  Our colleagues at Documentary Educational Resources (DER.org) are once again providing free streaming of several of ...
07/17/2020

: Our colleagues at Documentary Educational Resources (DER.org) are once again providing free streaming of several of their films that will inspire conversations on systemic racism and responsibility. Two of these films, "901/904" and "Inside/Outside Station Nine", were created by John Marshall riding with the Pittsburgh Police Department in 1968-69. Shot in black and white, Marshall’s unobtrusive and sensitive camera work allowed him to capture various aspects of policing before the War on Drugs and subsequent militarization of the police. All 18 films from this film project and the film outtakes are archived in the HSFA.

Summer 2020 As we continue to examine and grapple with how systemic racism impacts every sphere of American life including education, healthcare, housing, popular culture, and the criminal justice system, DER is proud to share a selection of relevant films from our collection. We hope these films wi...

 :  In honor of snake day we share one of our favorite clips of an Egyptian snake handler. This 1926-30 film is archived...
07/16/2020

: In honor of snake day we share one of our favorite clips of an Egyptian snake handler. This 1926-30 film is archived in the HSFA. Clip is one minute long.

Excerpts from a silent black & white film sequence of a snake catcher in Egypt from award-winning amateur filmmaker John V. Hansen's travel footage, ca. 1926...

07/15/2020
 : A shout out to our Documentary Educational Resources (DER) colleagues for streaming "COVID-19 Micro-Ethnographies" cr...
07/03/2020

: A shout out to our Documentary Educational Resources (DER) colleagues for streaming "COVID-19 Micro-Ethnographies" created by DER filmmakers from around the world.

Happy July 4th! Be prudent, be safe, be well.

The Human Studies Film Archives is devoted to preserving, documenting, and providing access to anthropological moving image materials.

COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, its impact reaching across the globe, affecting individuals in virtually every nation on the planet. While we don’t yet know the long-term effects of the pandemic, what we do know – and what these films attest to – is that in order to attend to the si...

  returns with part 2 of NMNH Anthropology Department fellow José Pons blog: Cultures in Motion: The Huichol Film Projec...
06/26/2020

returns with part 2 of NMNH Anthropology Department fellow José Pons blog: Cultures in Motion: The Huichol Film Project, 1973-1975.

You can read part 2 at https://si-siris.blogspot.com/2020/05/cultures-in-motion-huichol-film-project.html

You can read part 1 at https://bit.ly/3dqmcNV

The Huichol Film Project original film footage, along with sound recordings, still images and associated documentation, are part of the collections of the Human Studies Film Archives. You can find more information about this film collection at https://s.si.edu/2Lekymx

Be safe, be prudent, stay well.

For Part I of this blog post please click here . Image from copy at University of California Libraries. Accessed via Internet Arc...

Join us and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in enhancing the presence of women scientists (includin...
06/22/2020

Join us and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in enhancing the presence of women scientists (including, of course, anthropologists!) on Wikipedia! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced editor, YOU can help us close the Wikipedia gender gap this Thursday, June 25, at 12 -1:30 p.m. EDT. Register here: https://s.si.edu/3dov726

05/31/2020

Like many Americans, watching multiple incidents of deadly violence against black people unfold before our eyes has left us feeling demoralized and distraught, aghast, and angry. Not only have we been forced to grapple with the impact of a global pandemic, we have been forced to confront the reality...

Address

4210 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland, MD
20746

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5:30pm

Telephone

+13012381310

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when National Anthropological Archives posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to National Anthropological Archives:

Videos

Share

Category

Nearby museums


Other Museums in Suitland

Show All

Comments

Tis the season to complete capture! We have finished imaging nearly 30,000 35mm slides from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives collection from HSFA.1975.01 Kalman Muller films and photographs of New Hebrides [Vanuatu]
Job Alert!

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is hiring a Director of the National Anthropological Archives (“Supervisory Research Anthropologist” GS-13)!

"The NAA holds the largest known collection of historical and contemporary materials documenting the world’s cultures and the history of anthropology via a wide array of media types. Indigenous communities, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, film scholars, and national and international researchers and filmmakers are the primary users of the collections."

Applications are due November 30, 2021.


Economic anthropologist Stanley Ann Dunham conducted pioneering research on the role of women in village economies and traditional craft processes in Indonesia, Pakistan, and beyond - all while raising her two children, including future 44th President of the United States Barack Obama.

Read her transcribed field notes, now held in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's National Anthropological Archives -> https://transcription.si.edu/project/31340.

On the blog 👉 The last in our series on the anthropologists and makers who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball's exhibition is We'wha (1849-1896), a Zuni weaver and potter of exceptional talent: https://buff.ly/3oudW54 (Images: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian)
On The Blog: Next up in our series on the pioneering women that inspired Mariana Castillo Deball's exhibition is American ethnologist, geologist and explorer, Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915). Read more: https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/spotlight-american-explorer-matilda-coxe-stevenson/

(Images: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian)
An article featuring CDSC Director and Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program, Dr. Kimberly Christen, was recently published in Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Christen discusses how Indigenous communities have used Mukurtu CMS to aid in the ethical curation and sharing of cultural heritage and knowledge.

https://www.neh.gov/article/mukurtu-digital-platform-does-more-manage-content

College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University Washington State University Libraries Pullman WSU Museum of Anthropology Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU The MASC Wsu-NativeOutreach Digital Technology & Culture - WSU Pullman WSU School of Languages, Cultures, and Race National Endowment for the Humanities Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums CIMCC: California Indian Museum and Cultural Center Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways National Anthropological Archives The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian The Library of Congress American Folklife Center The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture The Sustainable Heritage Network WSU Native Center Huna Heritage Foundation Penobscot Nation Museum Penobscot Nation Yakama Nation Cultural Center Nez Perce Tribe Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee The Museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Hntsegwtn STI Preservation
Drumroll...🥁

Long in planning and production, we are thrilled to unveil "Gulf Islanders: The Story of Weedon Island"! Produced by Into Nature Films and funded by the Friends of Weedon Island (FOWI), this short film tells the captivating tale of the Preserve's history and this magnificent Florida environment.

In this difficult time, we hope that this reminder of why Weedon is so special helps make your day more positive, interesting, and pleasant. https://youtu.be/AviQc2TIuF4

On behalf of FOWI, we would like to thank the Preserve's amazing volunteers Jim and Emma who narrated this production, the St. Petersburg Museum of History and National Anthropological Archives for many of the historical images utilized in the film, the archaeological research team from the University of South Florida, and our partners from the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE).
Our colleagues at National Anthropological Archives are getting in to the fun too!
Our colleagues from National Anthropological Archives share some of their own inspiration!
In this 1916 staged photo, Densmore and Mountain Chief, a Blackfoot Indian pose in front of the Smithsonian for a portrait while listening to a wax cylinder phonograph. [Photo: National Anthropological Archives MS 4720]

Good sidebar: Read some thoughts from one of our curators about the context of the photo and its meaning.
https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/behind-portrait-frances-densmore-and-mountain-chief
I have read Curator permission is required to examine Dr William Sheldon's work. This is shocking. The mere facts of him being dated and wrong is no reason to censor his work. This policy makes as little sense and is in the exact same vein as the unbridled misanthropic bigotry of pulling down historical statues because some people disapprove of some aspect of a person's life.
Attention local Wikipedians! National Anthropological Archives is hosting an edit-a-thon next week at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History on women in anthropology.

More details: