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Reproduction of a painting by J.R. Willis of two Indians, possibly performing the snake dance, circa 1935
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Content Warning
Dehumanizing and harmful descriptions using racist, colonialist, and sexist language were used to describe many of the items in this collection. In some cases, descriptions were creator-supplied or generated from transcriptons of captions on the photographs. In other cases in which photographs lacked any identifying information, descriptions were created by an archivist. These items are identified in the description with the note, "Cataloger supplied title."
Photographs aquired prior to 2015 are arranged by size and format. Photographs aquired after 2015 are arranged in the order in which they were accessioned.
No material was separated during processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed and described by Heather Shannon in 2006. Finding aid created by Faith Charlton in 2014. Finding aid updated periodically with new accessions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, and Chloe Pfendler.
No additions will be made to this collection. Accessions relating to this topic will be added to the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140).
The existence of harmful language was noted in the collection-level description note by Faith Charlton in 2023 as an initial step per reparative description-related work.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
- Conditions Governing 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.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
- Credit this material:
Reproduction of a painting by J.R. Willis of two Indians, possibly performing the snake dance; Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs, WC064, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box S13
- Existence and Location of Copies
Many of the items in this collection are available in digital format at the Princeton University Digital Library: http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0017
- Subject Terms:
Indigenous peoples of North America
Rites and ceremonies
- Genre Terms:
- Photographic postcards
- Underwood & Underwood
Keystone view company
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Randall, B. G.
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
Westmann, Orloff R.
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903