Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

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Birth 1864-10-28
Death 1956-09-28
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Frederick Webb Hodge was an ethnographer, archaeologist, editor and museum director. Hodge's first exposure to archaeology was as secretary of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. When the project was over he returned to work at the Bureau of American Ethnology as Librarian. His work as editor began with the revitalization of the American Anthropologist and carried through his 2 vol. set of the Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, to the famous 20 vol. set by Edward S. Curtis on the North American Indian. Hodge worked in various positions at the BAE until 1918 when he moved to the Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation) as assistant director. He conducted archaeological field work at the Pueblo of Zuni during his tenure at the Museum. He resigned in December 1931 to become the Director of the Southwest Museum, a postion he held until his retirement in 1955.

From the description of Frederick Webb Hodge Manuscript Collection papers 1884-1956 / Frederick W. Hodge. 1884-1956. (Southwest Museum, Braun Research Library). WorldCat record id: 30984957

From the description of Hendricks-Hodge expedition to Hawikuh : 1917-1923. papers 1917-1923 / Frederick W. Hodge. 1917-1923. (Autry National Center). WorldCat record id: 770739316

From the description of Handbook of the American Indian North of Mexico papers 1907, 1910 / Frederick W. Hodge. 1907, 1910. (Autry National Center). WorldCat record id: 770736837

Frederick Webb Hodge was born in Plymouth, England, Oct. 28, 1864; attended Columbian Univ. in Washington, DC (now George Washington Univ.); employed as secretary, US Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE); secretary, Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, 1886-89; executive assistant, Smithsonian Institution, 1901-5; edited Handbook of American Indians north of Mexico; editor, The American anthropologist, 1899-1910 and 1912-1914; co-founder and president (1915-17) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA); director, Museum of the American Indian, 1918-32; moved to Los Angeles to assume directorship of the Southwest Museum, 1932; editor of Southwest Museum's The masterkey for 24 years; retired, 1956; died, Santa Fe, NM, Sept. 28, 1956.

From the description of Papers, 1894-1957. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 37761420

Anthropologist, author of Handbook of American Indians, and long-time Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology employee.

From the description of Letter : Smithsonian Institution, Washington, to [Edward E.] Ayer, [Chicago, Ill.], 1901 Sept. 30. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37862219

Frederick Webb Hodge was an anthropologist. He was associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology, Columbia University, Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, and U.S. Geological Survey. Hodge was the director of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles. He served as executive officer at the Smithsonian Institution, chairman of the Committee of Editorial Management and the Committee dealing with the Linguistic Families North of Mexico. He was a member of the Committee on Archaeological Nomenclature, the Committee of Policy, the National Research Council, and the Laboratory of Anthropology, School of American Research, Journal of Physical Anthropology, and the Museum of the American Indian in New York City.

From the description of Frederick Webb Hodge papers, 1888-1931. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64063648

Biography

Frederick Webb Hodge was born in Plymouth, England, October 28, 1864; attended Columbian University in Washington, D.C. (now George Washington Univ.); employed as secretary, U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE); secretary, Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, 1886-89; executive assistant, Smithsonian Institution, 1901-5; edited Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico ; editor, The American Anthropologist, 1899-1910 and 1912-1914; co-founder and president (1915-17) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA); director, Museum of the American Indian, 1918-32; moved to Los Angeles to assume directorship of the Southwest Museum, 1932; editor of Southwest Museum's The Masterkey for 24 years; retired, 1956; died, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 28, 1956.

From the guide to the Frederick Webb Hodge Papers, 1894-1957, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Excavations (Archeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Indianists
  • Anthropologists--Correspondence
  • Apache Indians
  • Indians of North America--Maps
  • Zuñi Indians--Antiquities
  • Indians of North America--History
  • Indians of North America
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Anthropologists--Archival resources
  • Archaeological expeditions--Archival resources
  • Anthropologists--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc

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  • Anthropologists--United States--Archival resources

Places:

  • Southwest, New (as recorded)
  • Southwest, New (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Hawikuh Site (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Southwest, New (as recorded)
  • Chaco Canyon (N.M.) (as recorded)