National Museum of the American Indian Staff, New York City

ID: SIA2011-1103

Creator: Furth, Karen

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1990

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1990

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Summary

  • Museum of the American Indian staff (and some colleagues from the Huntington Library) gathered in July for this group photo in New York City. The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, located at that time at 155th Street and Broadway, became part of the Smithsonian Institution in the summer of 1990.
  • The collection, which became part of the Smithsonian in June 1990, was assembled by George Gustav Heye (1874-1957) during a 54-year period, beginning in 1903. He traveled throughout North and South America collecting Native objects. Heye used his collection to found New York's Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and directed it until his death in 1957. The Heye Foundation's Museum of the American Indian opened to the public in New York City in 1922. The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, was relocated in 1994 to the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House.

Subject

National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, October 1990.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1990

Contact information

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

Date

1990

Restrictions & Rights

No Restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Historians
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museums--Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans

Place

New York

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-1103

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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