[Peabody Museum director records, Frederic W. Putnam (1839-1915), 1870-1923].


Smith, Erminnie Adele Platt, 1836-1886. [Peabody Museum director records, Frederic W. Putnam (1839-1915), 1870-1923].

[Peabody Museum director records, Frederic W. Putnam (1839-1915), 1870-1923].

These director records reflect the wide scope of not only Putnam's individual activities, but the museum collections themselves, the global community in which these activities took place, and the museum's prominent role in establishing American archaeology and anthropology as an academic discipline. Thus, the records contain a mixture of curatorial, administrative and professional subjects, often in the same individual items, or groups of materials.

4 linear feet (9 boxes) ; c. 12 oversize rolled maps and plans.

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