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Mark Raymond Harrington Photograph Collection, 1899-1947

Creator
Harrington, M. R (Mark Raymond) 1882-1971
donor
Harrington, Marie Walsh
Creator
Heye, George G (George Gustav) 1874-1957
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Date
1899
1899-1947
1890-1949
Type
Negatives
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Physical Description
2133 negatives
174 b&w photographic prints
3 lantern slides
Restrictions & Rights
Access restricted. For information on this collection consult the NMAI photo archivist at 301-238-1400 or NMAIphotos@si.edu
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information
Local number
NMAI.AC.001.035
Culture
Alibamu
Catawba
Cherokee
Chippewa
Chiricahua Apache
Chitimacha
Choctaw
Chumash Indians
Comanche
Delaware
Iowa Indians
Iroquis
Kaw
Kickapoo Indians
Kiowa Indians
Klamath
Kaosati
Maidu
Mattaponi
Mohegan Indians
Nanticoke
Narragansett
Navajo
Niantic
Nyantic
Ojibwa
Osage Indians
Paiute Indians
Pamunkey Indians
Peoria
Pit River
Potawatomi
Quapaw
Sac and Fox
Sauk and Fox
Seminole Indians
Shawnee
Tolowa
Tulare
Wampanoag
Wichita
Wyandot
Yara
Zuni
Notes
NMAItest
329 negatives, 19 prints, and 3 lantern slides have been digitized as of July 2003.
Mark Raymond Harrington was born on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on July 6, 1882. He received his BS in 1907 and his MA in 1908 from Columbia University, where he studied under Franz Boas. He met George Heye while working at Covert's Indian store in New York in 1908 and Heye hired him shortly thereafter. Harrington spent from 1908-1911 visiting and collecting from tribes in the east and Midwest for Heye. From 1911-1915 Harrington was assistant curator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. From 1916-1917 he conducted archeological surveys in Cuba and Arkansas, after which he spent a short time in the U.S. Army during the First World War. After his return in 1919 he started a series of archeological surveys in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Texas. Harrington worked for George G. Heye as an archaeologist, ethnologist, field collector, and curator, primarily along the eastern seaboard, in the south, Midwest, west, Cuba and Ecuador, from 1908 to 1928. He then joined the staff of the Southwest Museum as curator until his retirement in 1964. He died in San Fernando, California on June 30, 1971. Harrington is the author of many books and several hundred articles. A partial bibliography can be found in the Mark Raymond Harrington manuscript collection in the archives of the National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resource Center, Suitland, Maryland.
Photographs taken between the years 1899 and 1947. Many, taken by Harrington on his field expeditions, probably came into the museum during the time of his employ with Heye. However, some may have also come in with a collection of papers (some donated and some sold) to the museum by his widow, Marie Walsh Harrington, between the years 1971 and 1985.
Organization
Collection arranged by format and item number
Summary
Includes photographs of individual tribal members, artifacts; and the following archeological sites: Hawikku (Hawikuh), Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico; Mill Creek, Tehama County, California; Coachilla Valley, California; Sandal Cave, New Mexico; Eagle Canyon, Texas; Thea Heye Cave, Pyramid Lake, Nevada; Crown Peak, Chisos Mountains, Texas; Pueblo Grande, Nevada; Salt Caves, St. Thomas, Nevada; Chuckawalla Cave, Nevada; Lovelock Cave, Pershing County, Nevada; other sites in Nevada; cacti in Brewster County, Texas and California; archaeological sites in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New York, and Tennessee Collection also includes a variety of scenic shots in different states; shots of persons, identified and unidentified; personal photographs of Harrington, his son, and one of his wives (ELH); and photographs taken during his expeditions to Cuba and Ecuador.
Includes photographs of the Alibamu, Apache, Catawba, Cherokee, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Chumash, Comanche, Delaware, Iowa, Iroquois, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Koasati, Maidu, Mattaponi, Mohegan, Nanticoke, Narragansett, Navajo, Niantic (Nyantic),Ojibwa (Chippewa), Osage, Paiute, Pamunkey, Peoria, Pit River, Potawatomi, Quapaw, Sac and Fox (Sauk and Fox), Seminole, Shawnee, Tolowa, Tulare, Wampanoag, Wichita, Wyandot, Yara, and Zuni tribes.
Repository Loc.
National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, MRC-541, Cultural Resources Center, 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746 (tel. 301 238-6624, fax 301 238-3038) Consult archivist by appointment
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
Place
Great Basin
California
Northeastern States
Southeastern States
Southwestern States
Arizona
Arkansas
Canada
Colorado
Cuba
Ecuador
Florida
Louisiana
Mexico
Nevada
Missouri
New Mexico
New York
Oklahoma
Southern States
Tennessee
Texas
Usage
Usage conditions apply