Boas Solicits Heye Collection for AMNH

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Summary

Anthropologist Franz Boas suggests to George Gustav Heye in 1910 that he donate his collection of Native American artifacts to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Heye declines the offer and creates his own Heye Foundation, Museum of the American Indian in 1916.

Subject

  • Boas, Franz 1858-1942
  • Heye, George Gustav
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Voice, April 8, 1986, p. 32.

Contact information

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

Date

1910

Topic

  • Historians
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Anthropology
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums
  • Indians of North America

Place

New York (N.Y.)

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