Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid to the Southwest Society Institutional Archives, 1903-1917 MS.2
MS.2  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (80.96 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The Southwest Society was an active branch of the Archaeological Institute of America from 1903-1917. The Society was founded by Charles F. Lummis with the intent of eventually opening a museum of artifacts of the Southwest. Southwest Society Institutional Archives includes administrative records, materials related to Southwest Society expeditions, and documentation regarding the dispute between Frank M. Palmer and Charles Fletcher Lummis. This collection also includes all Southwest Society bulletins, publication drafts, scrapbooks, correspondence, and ephemera. The dates of the material range from 1903-1917.
Background
The Southwest Society was an active branch of the Archaeological Institute of America from 1903-1917. The Society was founded by Charles F. Lummis with the intent of eventually opening a museum of artifacts of the Southwest. The Society succeeded in this goal in 1907, when the Southwest Museum was founded. At that point, the mission of the Southwest Society was entirely geared towards supporting the museum. The Society separated from the Archaeological Institute of America in 1914. Once the Southwest Museum established a staff of its own, the Southwest Society was dissolved in 1917. Lummis was still adamant that some sort of society needed to exist separate from the Museum, so he founded the Institute of the West in 1917, which then dissolved in 1918.
Extent
12.0 Linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org Box-level inventory is available from library staff.