Contents and Arrangement

At Keams Cañon, 1890 October 31 - November 4

1 item

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of 170 albumen photographic prints taken by Julian Scott from August 1890 to August 1891 for the 11th United States Census published in 1893. Locations include Oklahoma and settlements and pueblos in New Mexico and Arizona. Beyond images of Native Americans there are also images of frontiersmen and woman, frontier life, the census party and their camps, and images of United States Calvary men. Notable individuals photographed include General Alexander McDowell McCook, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Thomas Jefferson Morgan, Quanah Parker, and Thomas V. Keam. There is also an elicpsed view of Ben Wittick or Charles F. Lummis, photographers who also photographed the Walpi Snake Dance the same day as Scott.

The last series, Miscellaneous Materials, consists of a single manuscript letter by Julian Scott, and the documentary and digital media included with the collection at the time of purchase.

The images have been numbered 1-170 in a best approximation of chronological order and are arranged in series by location. The images were made with a No. 2 Kodak camera that produced three different style plates. The prints measure 8 x 9 cm on 10 x 12.5 cm board mounts. Image titles are transcribed from manuscript captions written in pencil or ink on either the image side (recto) or the reverse (verso) of the card. The abbreviation "I.T." stands for Indian Territory. Any differences between the title and caption are noted at the item-level. Notes on condition and other physical characteristics of the prints are also included at the item-level.

In-line citations refer to Julian Scott: Artist of the Civil War and Native America by Titterton and Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890: Extra Census Bulletin by Donaldson as listed in the Works Cited.

This collection is arranged into nine series in chronological order.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2011 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Special Requirements for Access:

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media, but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

At Keams Cañon; Julian Scott Photographs for the 11th Census, C1412, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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