Administrative Records, 1893-1966

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These records consist largely of material relating to fiscal, property, and personnel matters. Considerable reference correspondence with the general public and records regarding the acquisition, loan, and transfer of collections are also included. The records relating to the investigation of the BAE in 1903 provide data on the general operations of the BAE from around 1893 to 1903 and on the activities and attitudes of individual staff members.


Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975


  • Draft register.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


(1) Requisitions, 1893-1898; (2) records relating to the investigation of the administration of the BAE, 1903; (3) correspondence regarding cooperative ethnological investigations, 1928-1935; (4) correspondence of Matthew W. Stirling, 1928-1957; (5) administrative file, 1950-1960; (6) fiscal records, 1945-1966

Repository Loc.

National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland


  • 1893
  • 1893-1966

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These records are located in the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives



  • Mixed archival materials
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5.2 linear meters

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