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Summary

The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation was founded by George Gustav Heye in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City. The nature of the museum was stated as "A museum for the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of all things connected with the anthropology of the aboriginal people of North, South and Central Americas, and containing objects of artistic, historic, literary and scientific interest."

Subject

  • Heye, George Gustav
  • 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

Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-086, Box 2, folder: Museums A

Contact information

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

Date

May 10, 1916

Topic

  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums

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