Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition Archives, 1915-1996 (bulk 1933-1983)

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UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Box 951549
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
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Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition Archives, 1915-1996 (bulk 1933-1983)

Collection number: A243



UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Los Angeles, California

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  • UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
  • Box 951549
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
  • Phone: (415) 825-4361
  • Fax: (415) 206-7007
  • Email: office@arts.ucla.edu
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Finding Aid by:
Nina Schneider, Project Archivist
Processed by:
Christine Chon, October 2001
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Funding:
This project was made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition Archives,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1996 (bulk 1933-1983)
Collection number: A243
Collector: University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeology Collections Facility
Extent: 8 linear feet (14 boxes, 1 drawer in flat file)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeological Collections Facility
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Access to the archives collection is by appointment.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History 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.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected materials and corresponding objects are available as part of the Container List of the finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition Archives, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeology Collections Facility, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

The Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition (RBMVE) Archives results from excavations that were conducted between 1933 and 1938 along the Colorado River basin directed by Ansel Hall, Head of Education for the Western Region, National Park Service, based in UC-Berkeley. The interest of the National Park Service to establish a park in the Rainbow Bridge area of southeastern Utah and down into Tsegi Canyon in northern Arizona gave Hall the opportunity to organize an intensive survey of this extended area, covering 3,000 square miles. Intending to take only ten experienced men from UC-Berkeley for a preliminary exploration of the area in 1933, he instead led seventy-five men from major universities around the country. A caravan left from each coast, one from The Explorers Club in New York City, the other from UC-Berkeley. They converged on a predetermined date in the desolate settlement of Kayenta, Arizona. The archive consists of maps, photographs and negatives, site cards, original field notes and diaries, catalog ledgers, ceramic tabulation strips, cassette tapes, published and unpublished reports on the progress of ethnographic, archaeological, and botanical research, funding and organizational documentation, analyses, and correspondence. The collection also includes primary materials relating to the Fowler exhibition Honoring the Dead: Anasazi Ceramics from the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, 1983, at the Museum of Cultural History.
From the inception of the project, Hall invited a mixture of promising, young scientists to participate, along with men established in their fields to direct day-to-day field operations. Systematic excavation and meticulous recording of sites and natural resources were important new components to this expedition. Lyndon Hargrave, the first field director and Curator of Archaeology of the Museum of Northern Arizona, also put into practice the new ideas of surface collection as a survey tool, establishing a ceramic sequence, and the concept of open-site excavation. Scientific research was on-going in the areas of archaeology, zoology, geology, botany, biology, and the new sciences of dendrochronology, ethnography, and ethnobotany. Field work was conducted from small auxiliary camps, some based in very isolated areas accessible only by pack train and supplied from the base camp located first in Kayenta at a Trading Post and later at the head of Marsh Pass. Mapping was a strong focus throughout the six seasons and since only some small-scale government maps existed engineers were given the task of creating detailed topographic maps of the greater area, of the major sites, and of major geological features, including Rainbow Bridge itself. Hall wanted results published for all on-going work. He established a RBMVE newsletter where preliminary reports appeared.
Groups were assigned to pre-defined areas of the site and each day explorations were conducted by a group of volunteers, led by an experienced archaeologist. Each man carried a number of blank "site cards" which were completed when evidence of potsherds, flint chips, masonry remains, or charcoal concentrations were discovered. Photographs were taken and the site was sketched. At the end of the day the cards and potsherd collections were taken back to the camp and the cards were typed in duplicate. The RBMVE archives includes these site cards, as well as the photographs and sketches.
Many participants later pursued careers that were inspired by their work with RBMVE or at the very least they returned repeatedly to the area. The film footage, photographs, and memoirs are a tribute to the well-rounded experience, both professionally and personally, for the approximately 300 men who passed through the expedition. Photographers, pilots, artists of note, well-known archaeologists and scientists traveled to the southwest to work with the expedition as word spread of the work being done in this dramatic spot.
We know from the existing photographs and memoirs of participants that the local Navajo became an integral part of the daily routine and success of the expedition. In addition to acting as guides, they were camp cooks, provided meat and food to the isolated auxiliary camps, and were packers. Photographs also show Navajo men and their families with the RBMVE participants in leisure time playing games, trading, and relaxing with the young men on the expedition. Several participants embarked on some of the first ethnographic studies, including one study, which yielded around 500 photographs of Navajo daily life.
The larger national park never did come to fruition. Only the National Monument remained, established in 1909, to preserve the large and well-know sites of Betatakin, Kiet Siel, and Inscription House. Hall continued to find funding to bring four of the six years worth of the collections and related documentation to UCLA. He also found money to set up a lab for continued analysis for Ralph Beals, the first Anthropology professor at UCLA, George Brainerd, whom Beals later hired to teach archaeology, and Watson Smith, recently of Harvard. The result was the monograph, Archaeological Studies in Northeast Arizona: a report on the archaeological work of the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition (UC-Berkeley Press, 1945).

Chronological list of field survey leaders:

1933-1934: Lyndon Hargrave, Alonzo Pond
1935: Edward Hall, Ben Wetherill, George Brainerd, Watson Smith
1936: Charles Amsden, George Brainerd, Watson Smith
1937: Ralph Beals
1938: George Brainerd, Ralph Beals

Chronology of Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley population

250 BC - 450 AD Basketmaker II
450 - 750 Basketmaker III
750 - 900 Pueblo I
900 - 1100 Pueblo II
1100 - 1300 Pueblo III

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Administration - materials related to the management of the expedition or artifacts collected from the expedition.
  • Burial - materials related to burials and burial sites found at Rainbow Bridge
  • Ceramic analysis - materials related to analyzing pottery and potsherds, as well as other ceramic objects.
  • Ceramic seriation - materials related specifically to cataloging ceramics
  • Dating techniques - materials related to dating objects and items found at site using either carbon-14 or obsidian hydration.
  • Exhibit - materials relating to the exhibition Honoring the Dead: Anasazi Ceramics from the Rainbow Bridge - Monument Valley Expedition and its accompanying monograph, at the Museum of Cultural History in 1983.
  • Expedition history - documents related to the expedition which would include funding, planning, archaeologists, etc.
  • Field notes - notes taken in the field. These include notebooks, diaries, site and artifact cards, photographs taken of excavation or artifacts found in situ, field catalogs, and select maps.
  • Non-ceramic artifacts - materials found at site or described that are non-ceramic.
  • Publication - published and unpublished documents based on expedition. Note: this is different from Reports.
  • Reports - published and unpublished reports on progress of excavations or items found at site.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition
Excavations (archaeology)--Arizona
Excavation (archaeology)--Utah

Related Material

Additional repositories of materials relating to the archaeological work of the Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition include:
  • Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff
  • Laboratory of Ethnobotany, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Arizona, Tucson
For further information see:
  • Beals, Ralph Leon, George W. Brainerd, and Watson Smith. Archaeological studies in northeast Arizona. A report on the archaeological work of the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition. University of California publications in American archaeology and ethnology 44, no. 1. Berkeley: University of California Press,1945.
  • Christenson, Andrew L. The Last of the Great Expeditions: The Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition 1933-38. Museum of Northern Arizona, Plateau 58, no. 4, 1987.
  • Crotty, Helen K. Honoring the Dead: Anasazi Ceramics from the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition. Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, Monograph Series Number 22. Los Angeles,Museum of Cultural History, 1983.
  • Hargrave, Lyndon Lane. Report on Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Rainbow Plateau Area of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, based upon fieldwork by the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition of 1933. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1935.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 01

Photo lists, 1937-1983.

Contents: Note, List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 02

Drawings of Pottery (Brainerd)?, ND.

Contents: Drawings, Sketches, Notes, Site map

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 1, Folder 03

Potsherd Design Drawings, ND.

Contents: Drawings, Sketches, Notes

Note

Ceramic seriation

Note

Folder 1 of 3, see also Box 1, folders 4 & 5
Box 1, Folder 04

Potsherd Design Drawings, ND.

Contents: Drawings, Sketches, Notes

Note

Ceramic seriation

Note

Folder 2 of 3, see also Box 1, folders 3 & 5
Box 1, Folder 05

Potsherd Design Drawings, ND.

Contents: Drawings, Sketches, Notes

Note

Ceramic seriation

Note

Folder 3 of 3, see also Box 1, folders 3 & 4
Box 1, Folder 06

Archaeological Studies in Northeast Arizona, 1944.

Contents: Note, Draft of Report

Note

Reports

Note

By Ralph L. Beals, George W. Brainerd, Watson Smith; Folder 1 of 3
Box 1, Folder 07

Archaeological Studies in Northeast Arizona, 1944.

Contents: Draft of Report

Note

Reports

Note

By Ralph L. Beals, George W. Brainerd, Watson Smith; Folder 2 of 3
Box 1, Folder 08

Archaeological Studies in Northeast Arizona, 1944.

Contents: Draft of Report

Note

Reports

Note

By Ralph L. Beals, George W. Brainerd, Watson Smith; Folder 3 of 3
Box 1, Folder 09

RB-MV Expedition: A Manual of General Information, 1935.

Contents: Manuscript

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 10

Rainbow Bridge, 1936.

Contents: Map, Petroglyph Drawings, List

Note

Field Notes

Note

Originally attached to Rec'nce Exp. Cards
Box 1, Folder 11

RB-MV Cut-Outs of vessel forms - W. Smith, ND.

Contents: Cut-Outs

Note

Ceramic seriation
Box 1, Folder 12

RB-MV Vessel forms and capacity - W. Smith, ND.

Contents: Drawing, Note

Note

Ceramic seriation
Box 1, Folder 13

Rainbow Bridge, 1996.

Contents: List, Note, Tabulation, Catalog

Note

Burial
Box 1, Folder 14

Rainbow Bridge Inventory Rainbow Bridge #1, ND.

Contents: FOLDER EMPTY WHEN PROCESSED

Note

Administration
Box 1, Folder 15

RB-MV Publicity, etc., 1983.

Contents: Article, Memo, Draft of Article, Flyer

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 16

Exhibition Preferences Conservation to be done, 1983.

Contents: Announcement, Outline, Notes, List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 17

RB-MV Mailing List etc., 1982-1983.

Contents: Application, Correspondence, List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 18

Bibliographies, 1915-1983.

Contents: Photocopy of article, Note, Bibliography

Note

Publication

Note

Contains list of publications of the RBMV Expedition, 1933-1937
Box 1, Folder 19

Ford Motor Co. Correspondence, 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Note

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 20

RB/MV Expedition 1933-1938: A list of sponsors, crew members & other personnel, 1984.

Contents: List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 21

Rainbow Bridge Copy of Site Location Map (Beals et al., 1945), 1945.

Contents: Photograph, Map

Note

Field Notes

Note

Site RB 568
Box 1, Folder 22

RB-MV Expedition 1935 Preliminary Bulletins 1-5, Archaeological Series, 1935.

Contents: Publication

Note

Reports
Box 1, Folder 23

General Correspondence, 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 24

Current Correspondence, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Exhibit
Box 1, Folder 25

Ambler Correspondence, 1981-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Manuscript, List

Note

Exhibit

Note

Part of the lecture series
Box 1, Folder 26

John Bennet Reminiscences/Photos, 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Transcript, Photocopy of Photograph

Note

Exhibit

Note

Site RB 1006
Box 1, Folder 27

Robert L. Chamber '37, 1937-1983.

Contents: List, Correspondence, Photocopy of Photograph, Information Sheet, Article

Note

Exhibit

Note

Article from Salt Lake Tribune; "Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 28

Unanswered Letters, 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 29

Pottery Southwest Correspondence - Crotty, 1982.

Contents: Correspondence, Curriculum Vita, Article

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 30

Crotty - Correspondence From, To (New Mexico), 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Ceramic analysis

Note

also includes materials regarding exhibition catalog and burial analysis
Box 1, Folder 31

Omer Stewart, 1933-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Photocopy of Photograph, Note

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 32

Beals Correspondence RB-MV, 1970.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Administration

Note

RE transfer of RBMV materials to the Museum of Northern Arizona
Box 1, Folder 33

MacNeish, 1982-1983.

Contents: Transcript

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 34

Beals Correspondence w/Crotty, 1981-1983.

Contents: Transcript, Correspondence, Synopsis

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 35

Smith-Crotty Correspondence & Christenson, 1981-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Photocopy of photograph

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 36

Correspondence Beals/Brainerd, 1937-1963.

Contents: Note, Correspondence, Obituary, Report

Note

Expedition History

Note

includes obituary of Ansel Hall
Box 1, Folder 37

Christenson - RBMV History MS, 1984.

Contents: Report

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 38

Progress Reports Crotty, ND.

Contents: Note, Manuscript

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 39

MNA Weaver, Middleton, 1982-1983.

Contents: Note, Correspondence

Note

Exhibit

Note

Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA)
Box 1, Folder 40

Ford News - Articles on RB-MV Expedition 1936, 1936.

Contents: Newsletter

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 41

General Info. on Expedition 1936-37, 1933-1938.

Contents: Itinerary, Flyer, Report, Correspondence, Map

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 42

Synopsis of RB-MV Expedition - Christenson, 1983.

Contents: Synopsis, List, Map

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 1, Folder 43

RB-MV Expedition History, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 44

June Hall to W. Smith, 1963.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Expedition History

Note

Obituary of Ansel Hall
Box 1, Folder 45

1933 and 1946 Who's Who, 1933-1936.

Contents: List

Note

Expedition History

Note

List of personnel
Box 1, Folder 46

Beals Notebooks 1937, 1937.

Contents: Notebook

Note

Field Notes

Note

2 notebooks- RB 1006, RB 1022
Box 1, Folder 47

Brainerd Obituary (Smith) (Hijer & Beals), 1956.

Contents: Obituary

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 48

Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. Diary, 1937, 1937-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Diary

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 49

Fred Cole, Jr. -Diary/Letters 1936, 1936.

Contents: Article, Correspondence, Diary

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 50

Maps RB-MV, 1952.

Contents: Map

Note

Field Notes

Note

Site RB 568
Box 1, Folder 51

Ceramic Technology, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 1, Folder 52

Hall, A.F. 1933, 1934, 1933-1936.

Contents: Report, Article

Note

Reports
Box 1, Folder 53

Hall Obituary (Smith), 1963.

Contents: Leaflet

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 54

Hall: Field Program of the RB-MV Expedition [1935], 1934.

Contents: Correspondence, Note, Bulletin

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 55

Brainerd, 1942, 1942.

Contents: Article

Note

Publication
Box 1, Folder 56

John Wetherill, 1980.

Contents: Article

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 57

Lyons Diary, 1933, 1933.

Contents: Diary

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 58

Hall: Explorers' Newsletter, 1934-1936.

Contents: Bulletin

Note

Expedition History
Box 1, Folder 59

Hargrave: Various Info., 1934-1983.

Contents: Report, Note, Correspondence, Itinerary, Article

Note

Reports
Box 1, Folder 60

Ansel Hall's Children, 1982-1983.

Contents: Correspondence

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 10

[Pottery Drawings], ND.

Contents: Drawings

Note

Ceramic seriation
Box 11

[Field photographs]

Contents: Photographs, Captions

Note

Field Notes
Box 12

[Key Cards], ND.

Contents: Key Card

Note

Field Notes
Box 13

[Field photographs and negatives]

Contents: Photographs, Negatives

Note

Field Notes
Box 14, Folder 01

Percentage Pottery Diagrams, ND.

Contents: Ceramic Tabulation Strip

Note

Ceramic seriation
Box 14, Folder 02

Original seriation "matrices" RB-MV Expedition - G.W. Brainerd 1937-40 (?), 1937-1940?.

Contents: Ceramic Tabulation Strip

Note

Ceramic seriation
Box 14, Folder 03

[Notes on Ceramic Seriation], ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Ceramic seriation

Note

Notes pertaining to ceramic tabulation
Box 15

[RBMV Expedition Films], 1936.

Contents: Film [2 reels]

Note

Field Notes

Note

Filmed by the Ford Motor Co. 16 mm, no sound
Box 2, Folder 01

Non-Ceramic Artifact, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Non-Ceramic artifacts
Box 2, Folder 02

Zuidema-Leica Photography Article 1937, 1937.

Contents: Article

Note

Expedition History
Box 2, Folder 03

Babington: Articles on Navajos, 1934-1937.

Contents: Article

Note

Publication
Box 2, Folder 04

W. Smith Reminiscences, 1933-1982.

Contents: Transcript, Report

Note

Expedition History
Box 2, Folder 05

Misc. Articles about RB-MV, 1933.

Contents: Article, Note

Note

Expedition History
Box 2, Folder 06

RBMV Site Survey year by year listing, 1982.

Contents: List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 2, Folder 07

Map lists Christenson 51864, 1938.

Contents: List

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 2, Folder 08

Maps - 618,356, ND.

Contents: Map

Note

Field Notes

Note

Site RB 618, RBMV 356
Box 2, Folder 09

RB 568 Temper Analysis, 1983.

Contents: List

Note

Ceramic analysis

Note

Complete label reads: RB 568 Temper Analysis - B. Larson 6/83 Darcom 01050-067- Sierra 50 Central 51
Box 2, Folder 10

RB 568-78 Unfired Pots, 1983.

Contents: Drawing

Note

Ceramic analysis

Note

Complete label reads: RB 568-78 Unfired Pots - B. Larson Burial 1
Box 2, Folder 11

Pottery Technology (Brainerd NR RB 568, 551, 1006), 1938.

Contents: Field catalog, Note, Report

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 12

Pottery MNA, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Administration

Note

Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA)
Box 2, Folder 13

Pottery Notes (Brainerd) & ?, ND.

Contents: Note, List, Drawing, Tabulation

Note

Ceramic analysis

Note

oversize material moved to Box 7 [flat files], folder A
Box 2, Folder 14

Pottery Pigments (Hawley) 1929, 1929.

Contents: Article

Note

Publication
Box 2, Folder 15

Ceramic Technology, ND.

Contents: Notes, Article

Note

Publication
Box 2, Folder 16

Ceramic Analysis 564, ND.

Contents: Tabulation, Chart, Note

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 17

Deutchman: Black Mesa Interregional Interaction, ND.

Contents: Dissertation

Note

Publication

Note

By Haree L. Deutchman - S. Illinois University Dept. of Anthropology
Box 2, Folder 18

Perforated Plates, 1930-1983.

Contents: Correspondence, Article, Notes

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 19

Returning sherds (Ceramic Technology), 1977.

Contents: Article

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 20

RB 569-462 (Photos), 1959.

Contents: Dissertation

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 21

RB 568 Pottery Analysis/Notes, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Ceramic analysis
Box 2, Folder 22

RB 568 Stone Tool Analysis, 1954.

Contents: Note, Typology, Article

Note

Non-Ceramic artifacts
Box 2, Folder 23

RB Charcoal Record Site # 1006, 1002, 1004, 1024, 1034 RB Wood Specimens Site # 551, 568, 2519, 1006, 1013, 686, 682, 683, 1031, 1964-1968.

Contents: List, Note, Correspondence

Note

Dating Techniques
Box 2, Folder 24

Burial, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 25

RB 568 Burial Accession Records, 1935-1938.

Contents: Burial Accession Record

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 26

RB 568 Field Notes, 1938.

Contents: Catalog

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 27

RB 568 Stone Bead Analysis, 1931-1982.

Contents: List, Article

Note

Non-Ceramic artifacts
Box 2, Folder 28

Anonymous n.d. RB Burial Association S. Misc. Sites, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 29

RB 551- Watson Smith, Progress Report 1936, Stratigraphic information, site notes, Burial notes/Drawings, Field Notes 1937, 1936-1937.

Contents: Negative, Report, Field Note, Note

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 30

Burial Association 568, 1935-1938.

Contents: Map, List

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 31

Burial References, 1939-1974.

Contents: Article, Reference card, Note, Bibliography

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 32

RB 564 Burial Notes *Crotty Note - Burial Acc. Record, ND.

Contents: Note, Photo

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 33

RB 861 Frank Jackson Burial Notes RB 861 Burial Accession Record, 1935-1937.

Contents: Burial Accession Record, Site Card

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 34

RB 1022 Burial Accession Record Beals Site Notes, 1933-1938.

Contents: Burial Accession Record, Site Card

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 35

RB 432 Stewart Mitchell Burial Notes, 1936-1937.

Contents: Photo, Note, Site Card

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 36

RB 1203 Frank Jackson Burial Notes RB 1203 Burial Accession Record, 1935-1938.

Contents: Note, Burial Accession Record

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 37

RB 551 Burial Accession Record Burial Associated Artifacts-Catalog, 1933-1938.

Contents: List, Article, Burial Accession Record

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 38

Preliminary Reports, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 39

Russell: Ornithology Report, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 40

Wetherill: Preliminary Bulletin 1, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 41

Brainerd: Preliminary Bulletin 4, 1935-1972.

Contents: Report, Note

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 42

Rinaldo: Preliminary Bulletin 5, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 43

Smith: Preliminary Bulletin 2, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 44

Hall: Preliminary Bulletin 3, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 45

Biology and Geology Reports, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 46

Cole: Herpetology Report 1935, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 47

RB-MV Biology Reports, 1934.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 48

Eaton: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Navajo County, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 49

McGregor: Tree Ring Data, 1936.

Contents: Article

Note

Dating Techniques

Note

Tsegi
Box 2, Folder 50

Clark: Mammals, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 51

Clark: Zoology, 1935.

Contents: Report

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 52

RB 568 Marvin Karno, BK Swartz Jr., Herb Barker, Norman Coles, 1954.

Contents: Reports on osteometrics

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 53

RB 1006 Geological samples, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Non-Ceramic artifacts
Box 2, Folder 54

Floral & Faunal (except wood), 1936-1982.

Contents: Note, List

Note

Non-ceramic artifacts
Box 2, Folder 55

RB-MV Exped. Geology, 1935.

Contents: Report, Program

Note

Reports

Note

by Fred Holmes
Box 2, Folder 56

RB 551 - Original catalog, 1936-1937.

Contents: List

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 57

RB - Catalog, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Administration

Note

This is a listing of all catalogued artifacts from RBMV iste RB 568, 1935-1938. Most items are stored at the UCLA MCH
Box 2, Folder 58

RB-MV Collection Inventory, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Administration

Note

complete label reads: RB-MV Inventory RB-MV Collection Inventory A site by site listing of materials stored at UCLA MCH; Use for "000" series of sites
Box 2, Folder 59

RB 568 Inventory/Catalog duplicate, ND.

Contents: Catalog

Note

Administration

Note

complete label reads: RB 568 Inventory/Catalog Duplicate Original replaced by typed catalog
Box 2, Folder 60

Miscellanous Site Information, ND.

Contents: List

Note

Ceramic analysis

Note

complete label reads: Miscellaneous site information - Mainly ceramic info. of sites analysis by Brainerd and published in BB#S
Box 2, Folder 61

Crotty: Burial List, ND.

Contents: Site List

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 62

Manuscript (Beals) 1006, ND.

Contents: Draft of Report, List

Note

Reports
Box 2, Folder 63

Jackson + Mitchell: Kauparowits Site Field Notes, 1937.

Contents: Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 64

RB 566 Smith & Brainerd Site Notes, 1935.

Contents: Site Cards

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 65

RB 551 - Herb Crowle Field Note-1937, 1937.

Contents: Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 66

Miscellaneous field notes, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 67

RB 1006 Notes-Beals, ND.

Contents: Notebook, Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 68

RB 1006 Burial Accession Record, Burial Associated Artifacts-catalog, 1938.

Contents: Catalog, Burial Accession Record

Note

Burial
Box 2, Folder 69

RB 1008 - Surface sherds field notes, ND.

Contents: Notebook

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 70

Field Notes 1024, 1001, etc, ND.

Contents: Notebook, Note, Map

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 71

Photograph, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 72

RBMV Photos MNA, 1933-1950.

Contents: Photograph

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 73

Lab Photos 1958, 1938-1983.

Contents: Note, Photograph

Note

Expedition History
Box 2, Folder 74

Photographic Notes, 1937.

Contents: Notes

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 75

Ansel Hall Photos, 1929-1932.

Contents: Business card, photograph

Note

Expedition History

Note

Biographic Information of Ansel Hall prior to the RB Expedition
Box 2, Folder 76

Photographs of the RB-MV Expedition, 1934-1936.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes

Note

complete label reads: Photographs of the Rainbow Bridge - Monument Valley Expedition donated by Watson Smith 1983
Box 2, Folder 77

Manuscript, ND.

Contents: Note

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 78

RB 1006 1938 Burial Notes Pit House II notes, 1938.

Contents: Notebook

Note

Burial

Note

Field Record
Box 2, Folder 79

RBMV 1006 NA 2507, 1004, 1002 Miscell. Cobra Head/S.C., ND.

Contents: Notebook

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 80

RB Site 1006 Stratigraphic Tests, ND.

Contents: Notebook

Note

Field Notes

Note

By Bennet
Box 2, Folder 81

RB 1006 Field Catalog - 1937, 1937.

Contents: Catalog

Note

Field Notes
Box 2, Folder 82

Manuscript Drafts, ND.

Contents: Draft of manuscript

Note

Publication

Note

Oversized charts and maps were removed and put into flat file
Box 3, Folder 01

Honoring the Dead MS, 1983.

Contents: Key, Report, Note, List, Draft

Note

Exhibit

Note

"Honoring the Dead"
Box 3, Folder 02

Manuscript 551 (Smith), ND.

Contents: Draft of Report

Note

Reports
Box 3, Folder 03

Brainerd: Manuscript Correction, 1942.

Contents: Draft of Manuscript

Note

Publication

Note

Oversized section of report was placed in the RB flat files.
Box 3, Folder 04

Preliminary captions for figures, maps, plates, etc in BBS, ND.

Contents: Card

Note

Publication
Box 3, Folder 05

Interview of Ralph Beals about RB-MV Expedition, 1937-1938 by Helen Crotty 1981 or 82, 1981/1982.

Contents: Cassette tape

Note

Expedition History
Box 3, Folder 06

MacNeish Reminiscences of RB-MV Expedition 1937-38., 1983.

Contents: Cassette tape

Note

Expedition History

Note

Richard S. MacNeish 1/19/83 Reminiscences of Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition 1937-38 Questions by A.L. Christenson
Box 3, Folder 07

RBMV Advertisment/Poster 1936-1937, 1936-1937.

Contents: Poster

Note

Expedition History

Note

complete label reads: RBMV Advertisment/Poster 1936-1937 TBM JWAC Jo Ann Lesser 0ID 10962 Le Conte Ave. (Across from PVUD)
Box 3, Folder 08

[Original drawings from Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Types], ND.

Contents: Drawings

Note

Ceramic seriation

Note

Original plates from color supplement to Colton & Hargraves' Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Types
Box 3, Folder 10

[Field Photographs], ND.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 11

[Field Photographs], 1938.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 12

[Field Photographs], ND.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 13

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 14

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 15

[Field Photographs], 1937-1938.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 16

[Field Photographs], ND.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 17

[Field Photographs], 1933.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 18

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 19

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 20

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 21

[Field Photographs], 1937.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 22

[Field Photographs], 1936-1938.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 23

[Field Photographs], ND.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 3, Folder 24

RBMV Negatives for Exhibit, 1937-1938.

Contents: Negatives, Photographs

Note

Exhibit
Box 3, Folder 25

RB 568 (NA 11296) - Original Burial Records and Photographs, 1935-1938.

Contents: Negatives, Photographs, Notes

Note

Burial

Note

folder 1 of 2, see also Box 3, folder 26
Box 3, Folder 26

RB 568 (NA 11296) - Original Burial Records and Photographs, 1935-1938.

Contents: Negatives, Photographs, Notes

Note

Burial

Note

folder 2 of 2, see also Box 3, folder 25
Box 3, Folder 27

[Publication photograph], ND.

Contents: Photograph, Negative

Note

Reports

Note

illustration for American Archaeology and Ethnography volume 44, plate 28
Box 3, Folder 28

[Publication photograph], ND.

Contents: Photograph, Negative

Note

Reports

Note

illustration for American Archaeology and Ethnography volume 44, plate 28
Box 3, Folder 9

[Field Photographs], 1938.

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
Box 4

[Site Cards], ND.

Contents: Site cards

Note

Field Notes
Box 5

[Artifact cards], ND.

Contents: Artifact Card

Note

Field Notes

Note

Cards contain description of artifact and a thumbnail photograph or drawing of the artifact
Box 6

[Artifact cards], ND.

Contents: Artifact Card

Note

Field Notes
Box 8

Title - Rainbow Bridge Archaeology Rec'nce Exp., 1933-1937.

Contents: Site Card

Note

Field Notes
Box 9

[Field photographs]

Contents: Photographs

Note

Field Notes
 

[Digital Images]

 

Ancestral Pueblo Administration

Box 2

Reconstructing a large olla

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in the office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938 showing staff activities
Box 2

Descriptions of Photographs

Physical Description: Monument Valley 22 x 28 paper, ink

Note

taken in office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938; shows activities of staff
Box 2

Dr. Ralph Beals at his desk

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938; shows activities of staff
Box 2

Brainerd examining sherd with gadget he invented

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938; shows activities of staff
Box 2

Watson Smith drawing pottery design

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in the office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938 showing staff activities
Box 2

Watson Smith drawing

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in the office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938 showing staff activities
Box 2

Watson Smith taking photograph

Physical Description: Monument Valley 12 x 17

Note

taken in the office of Dr. Ralph L. Beals at UCLA in the spring of 1938 showing staff activities
Box 1

RB 568-Orange and Poly Jars

Physical Description: Monument Valley 22 . 28 paper, pencil

Note

whole vessel and profile drawings with measurements
Box 10

Rainbow Bridge 568-89

Physical Description: Monument Valley 28 x 31 paper, watercolors
 

Ancestral Pueblo Ceramic analysis

Box 14

Ceramic Tabulation Strips

Physical Description: Monument Valley 21 x 23 paper, colored pencil

Note

sampling of over 100 strips
Box 3

Photograph of Unidentified Cache

Physical Description: Monument Valley 18 x 25 ceramic
Box 3

Assortment of Vessels

Physical Description: Monument Valley 19 x 26 ceramic
Box 3

Corrugated Sherds

Physical Description: Monument Valley 17x 21 ceramics

Note

see Univ. of Calif. Publ., Am. Arch. & Ethno., Vol. 44, Plate 28 b for further details
Box 2

Rainbow Bridge Charcoal Record

Physical Description: Monument Valley 22 x 28 paper, ink

Note

first page of 5 page report
Box 3

1937 Rainbow Bridge Expedition Announcement

Physical Description: Monument Valley 19 x 24 paper, ink
 

Ancestral Pueblo Field photograph

Box 3

RB 551-House Unit Looking N.E.

Physical Description: Monument Valley 13 x 18 stone structures
Box 3

Site Landscape

Physical Description: Monument Valley 17 x 25
Box 3

Prints of Bone Impliments

Physical Description: Monument Valley 17 x 29 bone
 

Ancestral Pueblo Non-ceramic artifacts

Box 3

Projectile points

Physical Description: Monument Valley 20 x 26 lithics