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John Ewers

Clark, Chip
John Ewers
Clark, Chip
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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.
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.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder May 1978
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Anthropologists, Anthropology, Artifacts, Ethnology, Indians of North America, Museum directors, Museum curators, Natural history museums
Ewers, John Canfield, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Washington (D.C.)
Photographic print, Person, candid
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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
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John Ewers, by Clark, Chip, 1978, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 92-1794.

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