Matthew W. Stirling

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Summary

Matthew W. Stirling (1896-1975) was an archeologist. In 1921-1924, he was a museum aid and assistant curator in the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Ethnology. In 1928, after several years absence from the Smithsonian staff, he became the chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology. He continued in the position until 1957, his title changing to director in 1947. After his retirement, Stirling was a research associate of the Smithsonian, a collaborator in archeology with the National Park Service, and a member of the Committee on Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society. In addition to his career as an administrator, Stirling was an active field worker.

Subject

  • Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of Henry B. Collins Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, March 12, 1985, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 9528 Box 1 Henry B. Collins, Jr. Oral History Interview

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1953

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Anthropology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum curators
  • Archaeologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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