Chiefs of BAE after Powell, 1902-1965

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1902-1965. William Henry Holmes succeeds Powell as Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1902-1909) followed by: Frederick Webb Hodge, Ethnologist-in-Charge, 1910-1918; Jesse Walter Fewkes, Chief, 1918-1928; Matthew W. Stirling, Chief, 1928-1954, Director, 1954-1957; Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr., Director, 1957-1964; and Henry B. Collins, Acting Director, 1964-1965.


  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966
  • Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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