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Work discusses the life and career of Alěs Hrdlička and of T. Dale Stewart, curators of physical anthropology in the United States National Museum. Explores the interaction between Hrdlička and Stewart and the history of the Department of Physical Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.


  • Hrdlička, Aleš
  • Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-
  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Department of Physical Anthropology (NMNH)
  • United States National Museum


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Article also contains photographs of Hrdlička and Stewart. Also contains letters to the editor (20 January 1977) about the article.

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The Washington Star (Newspaper)

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


January 10, 1977


  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Anthropology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum curators
  • Anthropologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)

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