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C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs, ca. 1890-1938
Microfilm: BANC FILM 2004 Originals: BANC PIC 1978.008--PIC  
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Description
The photographs in this collection accompanied a collection of material described by Robert Heizer in his "Catalogue of the C. Hart Merriam Collection of Data Concerning California Tribes and Other American Indians." (This manuscript collection is available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 1022.) Heizer's guide arranged the photographs by tribe, according to a system devised for the manuscripts. This arrangement is described below. In 1978 Lawrence Dinnean, Pictorial Curator of The Bancroft Library, reviewed the collection, removing numerous duplicate photographs and produced a new listing that followed the general structure of Heizer's guide. Dinnean assigned a collection number and numbered the photographs according to this collection number. The structure of his system was the collection number (1978.008) followed by a group number that corresponded to Heizer's picture number (P1, P2, etc.), followed by an item number. This resulted in catalog numbers like 1978.008.1.1, 1978.008.2.3, etc. This cumbersome system has been dropped in the current finding aid and the pictures are identified solely by Heizer's system (see "Rationale of the Catalog System" below).
Extent
4,462 items 1441 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Pictorial Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner 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
Viewing prints available on microfilm. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections.