Waldo Wedel

ID: 94-2865

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: June 1977

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

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.

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.

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

National Museum of Natural History Archaeologist Waldo Wedel (1908-1996) holding a string of beads. In 1936, he was appointed assistant curator in the Division of Archeology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum. He was made associate curator in 1942, and devoted a significant amount of time to the River Basin Surveys. During World War II, he was detailed for a brief period to the Military Planning Division of the Quartermaster Corps, being charged with analysis of captured foreign materiel. In 1950, he was named curator of archeology at the USNM. In 1962, he became head curator of the Department of Anthropology, and in 1964-1965, he was acting head of the newly organized Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. He became Senior Archeologist in 1965. He retired in 1977 from what had become the Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History and became curator emeritus. He continued activity with the department until 1990 when he moved to Boulder, Colorado.

Subject

  • Wedel, Waldo Rudolph 1908-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, June 1977

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: June 1977

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1977

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Beads
  • Archaeologists
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

94-2865

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record