Head Curators, Dept. of Anthropology, 1897-

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From 1897-1980, the Head curators and Chairmen of the Department of Anthropology include: William Henry Holmes, 1897-1902, 1910-1920; Otis T. Mason, Acting Head Curator, 1902-1903, Head Curator, 1904-1908; Walter Hough, Acting Head Curator, 1908-1909, 1920-1923, Head Curator, 1923-1935; Frank M. Setzler, 1935-1960; T. Dale Stewart, 1960-1962; Waldo Wedel, 1963-1965; Richard B. Woodbury, 1965-1967; Saul Risenberg, 1967-1970; Clifford Evans, 1970-1975; William Fitzhugh, 1975-1980; and Douglas H. Ubelaker, 1980-.


  • Evans, Clifford 1920-
  • Fitzhugh, William W. 1943-
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Hough, Walter 1859-1935
  • Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908
  • Risenberg, Saul
  • Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975
  • Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H
  • Wedel, Waldo Rudolph 1908-
  • Woodbury, Richard B (Richard Benjamin) 1917-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4, p. 92-93.

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