Message #82
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 
Subject: Anthro Papers In Library Search Engine

[AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

Several examples of southwestern data available from
this Berkeley search engine (Bancroft Library):
Inventory of the Cassidy Family Papers, [ca. 1897-1965]
The Cassidy family papers consist of the papers of artist
Ira D. Cassidy, better known as Gerald Cassidy, and writer
Ina Sizer Cassidy, both of them long time residents of
Santa Fe, New Mexico. They were married in Denver, Colorado
on January 10, 1912, and thereafter their professional
lives were inextricably tied to the Southwest.
Inventory of the Francisco Mujica Diez de Bonilla Papers,
1956-1979 Professor Mujica's collection of original
hand-drawn reproductions of the art and architecture of
pre-Colombian Mexico and New Spain.
Register of the Howard E. Gulick Papers,1948-1980 Papers
of Howard E. Gulick, author, cartographer and traveler in
the Mexican states of Baja California Norte, Baja
California Sur and Nayarit. Gulick coauthored one of the
first guidebooks on Baja California, the LOWER CALIFORNIA
GUIDEBOOK (1956), which combined history and culture with
field maps and mileage tabulation. His guidebook to Nayarit
CAPITAL, THE CITY OF TEPIC (1965) was the first English-
language guide to that state. The Baja California materials
date between 1948 and 1973 and the Nayarit materials date
between 1964 and 1965.
Leslie Spier, anthropologist, was born on December 13,
1893, in New York City where he grew up, graduating with
an engineering degree from the College of the City of New
York in 1915. After meeting Franz Boas, however, he went
on to obtain a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia
University in 1920. While still a graduate student he was
named Assistant Anthropologist at the American Museum of
Natural History, a position he retained until 1920, when he
came to Berkeley as lecturer and acting curator in the
Museum of Anthropology at the University of California.
Spier's first field trip, during his stay with the American
Museum, took him to the Southwest, an area he was to explore
in much greater depth during ensuing years. He also assisted
in intensive field studies of the Plains Indian tribes,
analyzing and summarizing the data of all the field workers.
Harry Crosby was born in Seattle, Washington, on June 10,
1926. He received his B.A from Occidental College in 1948
and his masters degree from San Diego State University in 1951.
In 1963, he retired from teaching in the San Diego Unified
School District to become a professional photographer. Between
1963 and 1974, Crosby worked in commercial photography,
specializing in brochure, magazine and book illustration. In
1967, Crosby was hired by the Commission of the Californias
to illustrate a book to commemorate the California bicentennial
entitled THE CALL TO CALIFORNIA (1969). During his research
for the book, he rode 600 miles in Baja California, mostly on
muleback, and followed the route of the Portola/Serra
expedition of 1769. While photographing historic places in
Baja, Crosby also became interested in peninsular rock art
and the history of the isolated ranch families he encountered.
Correspondence to and from the Viceroys of Mexico, mainly
relating to Indian troubles in Texas (Apaches, Comanches
and Lipans) and to procuring military aid for Texas. A few
letters pertain to the Louisiana boundaries and to the
United States' intervention in Spanish territories. These
papers are from the Howell-Zeitlin purchase. The arrangement
of the collection is chronological. A partial list,
alphabetical, of correspondents is appended.
Timothy H. O'Sullivan was born in 1840. He learned
photography at the New York gallery of Mathew Brady, and
accompanied Brady on a Civil War photography assignment.
In 1863 O'Sullivan left Brady to establish his own gallery
in Washington D.C. He published a series of "Photographic
Incidents of the War" (1862-1865). In 1867 he joined the
Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, led by
Clarence King, which was the first of the four great
post-war surveys carried out by the United States
Government. This expedition explored the area from the
eastern edge of the Sierras and across the great Basin to
the front range of the Rocky Mountains. After three years as
King's photographer, O'Sullivan was appointed Photographer to
the Darien Surveying Expedition in 1870 by the Secretary of
the Navy. The purpose of this expedition was to report to the
government on possible routes for a ship canal between the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He returned to the West in 1871
with the Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys
West of the 100th Meridian, commanded by Lieutenant George M.
Wheeler of the Corps of Engineers. The party surveyed Owens
Valley, Death Valley, and the Colorado River through the Grand
Canyon. Most of O'Sullivan's photographs during this expedition
were ruined in transit. O'Sullivan was transferred back to a
Clarence King survey in 1872, to a team that went to Wyoming.
In the winter of 1872-1873, O'Sullivan printed two sets of his
King survey photographs for an exhibition at the World's Fair
in Vienna in 1873. In 1873 O'Sullivan accompanied Wheeler once
again, this time to Arizona and New Mexico, photographing the
mysterious Native American ruins of Canyon de Chelly, San
Miguel Church in Santa Fe, and Zuni Pueblo. In 1874 he visited
the West for the last time, working in northern New Mexico,
southern Colorado, and Idaho. He became Photographer to the
U.S. Treasury Department in 1880. O'Sullivan died of
tuberculosis in Staten Island in 1882.
Inventory of Arizona Photographs / by Carleton E. Watkins
[graphic], 1880
C. Hart Merriam Collection of Native American Photographs,
ca. 1890-1938
Inventory of Photographs of Zuni, New Mexico / by I. W. Taber
[graphic], 188-
Stereoviews of Indians and the Colorado River from the J.W.
Powell Survey, ca. 1869-1874
Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and
Fort Mojave, 1863
Inventory of Photographs of the Southern Pacific Route /
Taken by H. C. Tibbitts [graphic], 1894