John Ewers

ID: 92-1794

Creator: Clark, Chip

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1970s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder May 1978

Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Dr. John C. Ewers, senior Ethnologist of National Museum of Natural History's anthropology staff. He is holding a Native American artifact and is sitting in front of a scene of a Native American battle.

Author

Clark, Chip

Subject

  • Ewers, John Canfield
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Featured in TORCH, May 1978
  • Dr. John C. Ewers (1909-1997) was one of the nation's foremost scholars in the ethnology of the Plains Indians and the history of the West. He began his career in 1935 as a field curator for the National Park Service, developing exhibits for park sites. From 1941 to 1944, he was Curator of the Museum of the Plains Indian, Bureau of Indian Affairs. In 1945, Ewers was appointed Associate Curator of the Division of Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum and developed the Museum's Exhibits Modernization Program. Ewers served as Planning Officer for the development of the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as the National Museum of American History, from 1956 to 1959, as Assistant Director from 1959 to 1964, and as Director from 1964 to 1965. Following his post as museum director, Ewers returned to active research as Senior Ethnologist in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History until his retirement in 1978. In 1979, he was appointed Ethnologist Emeritus.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder May 1978

Contact information

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

Date

1978

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Artifacts
  • Anthropology
  • Museums
  • Ethnology
  • Natural history museums
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropology
  • Artifacts
  • Ethnology
  • Indians of North America
  • Museum directors
  • Museum curators
  • Natural history museums

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

92-1794

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record