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Alexander Wetmore Elected Secretary

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Oehser book says the date of election occurred in 1944, but Wetmore was elected at the January 12, 1945, meeting of the Board of Regents according to the Annual Report and minutes of the Board of Regents.

Image of Alexander Wetmore, 1944, Negative Number: 82-3138.

Audio Clip of Alexander Wetmore's second Oral History Interview describing how he hired new staff, Record Unit 9504.

Transcript of Interview two of the Alexander Wetmore Oral History Interview, Record Unit 9504.

Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 63.

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1945. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946, p. 7.

Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978) is elected the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution on 12 January 1945 by the Board of Regents. A noted ornithologist, he had been associated with the Institution since 1924, when he served for a short time as director of the National Zoological Park. He had also served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum from 1925 through 1948, and had served as Acting Secretary since July 1, 1944, when Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot retired. Wetmore served a seven year term as Secretary, from 12 January 1945 to 31 December 1952.

Smithsonian Scientists Conduct Biological Survey on Bikini Atolls

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Image of scientists on Bikini Atoll during the 1946-47 Operation Crossroads, 1947, 92-11701.

Transcript of Leonard P. Schultz Oral History, SI Archives Record Unit 9510.

Video clip of Operation Crossroads footage, Accession 95-138.

Audio Clip, Leonard P. Schultz discussing his selection to the Operation Crossroads team, Record Unit 9510.

Audio Clip, Leonard P. Schultz describing the explosion of the Atomic Bomb, Record Unit 9510.

Leonard P. Schultz Oral History Interviews, Record Unit 9510.

In 1946, Smithsonian staff join a team of scientists at the request of the U. S. Navy to send experts to the Marshall Islands. Called Operation Crossroads, scientists conduct a biological survey of the Bikini Atolls prior to testing the atomic bomb there. Leonard Peter Schultz, ichthyologist, and Joseph P.E. Morrison, invertebrate zoologist, at the National Museum of Natural History, were among the scientists sent on the survey.

The Bikini scientists survey of plants and animals on and around Bikini, Eniwetok, Rongelap and Rongerik Atolls, and compile data on the abundance and distribution of organisms prior to the bomb tests. They also collect specimens after the bomb tests, to compare with the earlier data.

One year later, on June 28, 1947, Schultz and Morrison return to the Bikini Atoll, to conduct a resurvey. Frederick M. Bayer, a young, newly hired invertebrate zoologist at the museum specializing in corals also goes. This Smithsonian team conducts a wide range of studies and brings in many new collections to the National Museum which stimulate a great deal of research on the flora and fauna of the region.

Marshall !Kung Expedition III 1952-1953

Human Studies Film Archives
Supplementary materials: sound recordings, production logs, manuscripts, maps, correspondence, photographs title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection For supporting HSFA collections see also: 2007.17 (Robert Gesteland's daily log from the 1957-58 expedition); 2008.12 (National Geographic Society/Wolper Productions 1973 film project on John Marshall); and 2008.13 (Nippon TV ca. 1985 video project on John Marshall) Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000 Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee Photographs by Lorna Marshall and others are held at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. The Marshall !Kung Expedition film projects are part of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection which was received over several years of accessioning from different parties. In 1983, John Marshall deposited the 1950-1978 film and audio with some prodcution records. In 2005, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) deposited the 1981-2000 film, video, and audio and in 2008, DER deposited paper records, photographs, and master video copy of "A Kalahari Family." Maps used by the Marshall family for the early expeditions were deposited in 2008. Full film record shot during an expedition to the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia was sponsored by the Harvard Peabody Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. Footage documents both the hunting and gathering lifeways of the Ju/'hoansi as well as aspects of their historical association with Herero and Tswama pastoralists. Locations include Gam, /Kai /Kai, and /Gautcha waterholes. Documentation on Ju/'hoan subsistence practices includes: gathering gum, baobob and palm fruit, and mangetti nuts; digging and water roots; picking and berries; collecting salt at a pan; and tracking, shooting, butchering, and cooking large and small game (including giraffe, eland, gemsbok, wildebeest, duiker, badger, warthog, ostrich, tortoise, and python). Other footage documents: technologies (netmaking and the manufacture of string, arrows, and poison), distribution of meat and sociability around (shelters), divining with oracle discs, trance-dancing and curing, nursing babies, making toy cars, "rolling" fire with firesticks, playing musical instruments (one-string violin and //uashie), and activities around waterholes. Also included is footage on the Mutues, a Bantu-speaking people of Angola. The published film titles THE HUNTERS, RITE OF PASSAGE, and !KUNG BUSHMAN HUNTING EQUIPMENT were produced from this project. Footage was primarily shot by John Marshall with additional photography by Laurence Marshall and Lorna Marshall.

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National Anthropological Archives
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Songs of the Pueblo Indians: Eagle Dance Songs.

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National Anthropological Archives
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Men singing with piano accompaniment

Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Alsea Texts and Myths; Frachtenberg, Leo J; BAE Bulletin 67, 1920

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Kathlamet Texts; Boas, Franz; BAE Bulletin 26, 1901

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr Kathlamet Texts; Boas Franz; BAE Bulletin 26, 1901

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr; Boas, Franz; BAE Bulletin 26, 1901 Handbook of American Indian Languages; Boas, Franz; BAE Bulletin 40, Part 1, 1911; Part 2, 122

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Alsea Sound Recording MAY 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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DT CL

Disc Note:Jpm List:JPH Lr Marr; Boas, Franz; BAE Bulletin 26, 1901 Handbook of American Indian Languages; Boas, Franz; BAE Bulletin 40, Part 1, 1911; Part 2, 1922

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0008-0011, BEAR STORY CHE 0013-0018, COON STORY

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0012, 0014-0018

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0012, 0013, 0015-0018 2ND A, CHE CT1A, 19 MINS:CHE CT1B, 19 MINS; 2ND B, CHE CT2A, 21 MINS:CHE CT2B, 23 MINS, SLOWER SPEECH DELIVERY, 7.50IPS, NARS

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0012-0014, 0016-0018 2ND C, CHE CT3A,21 MINS:CHE CT3B, 24 MINS; 2ND D, CHE CT4A, 21 MINS;CHE CT4B, 24 MINS, SLOWER SPEECH DELIVERY, 7.50IPS, NARS

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0020-0022, 0024-0028

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0020, 0023, 0025-0028

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Sound recording APR 1941

National Anthropological Archives
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SEE CHE 0020-0025, 0027, 0028

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