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James Baenen Native American Slides, 1962-1979
Overview of the Collection
- Baenen, James A., 1938-2017
- James Baenen Native American Slides
- 1962-1979 (inclusive)19621979
- 0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box), (1190 Items)
- Collection Number
- PC 193 (collection)
- Photographic slides depicting Native American life, some original and some reproductions of other materials. Of most interest are likely original archeological slides in the northwest and southwest series.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
James “Jim” Anthony Baenen (July 2, 1938-Oct. 5, 2017) received a B.A. from the University of Idaho before getting an M.A. in Anthropology at Washington State University in 1965. His WSU thesis dealt with hunting and fishing rights of the Nez Perce Indians. Baenen became a professor of Anthropology at Seattle Central Community College.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collections consists of slides of and relating to Native Americans. Included are personal slides as well as commercial slides; these were apparently used both in his own research and for instruction purposes. About half of the slides are labeled with additional information, often including sources (for the reproductions) or dates.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions apply.
James Baenen Native American Slides, 1962-1979 (PC 193)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The slides are housed in slide sheets, each holding up to 20 slides, and each individual slide sheet came from a single source in the original organization (i.e. no slide sheets were combined in processing). Those original sources were combined and organized into several series which are organized alphabetically by geographic region, and then alphabetically by subject within those. The few non-geographic materials, as well as unidentified sets, are located at the end. Dates are given in the folder descriptions below only for original photographs, and only where they could be determined.
James Dunne purchased these slides at at Jim Baenen’s estate sale in Lynnwood, WA on June 13th, 2019. He donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on August 24th, 2020, where they were retained as UPC 20-02.
University Archivist Mark O’English processed this collection in January, 2021. The slides were originally received as six slide carousels (each holding up to 140 slides), three plastic slide cases (each up to 36 slides), twenty-one small boxes of slides (each up to 40 slides), and 22 loose sheets of slides (each up to 20 slides). Those not already in slide sheets were rehoused, making every attempt to retain their original order. All materials were retained in processing, excepting one sheet labeled “dark” which was too dark to be usable, one sheet of Smithsonian exhibit photographs, and one sheet of modern and unrelated motorcycle images.
James Baenen Nez Perce Audio Recordings, 1963 (Cage 938)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: NorthwestReturn to Top
Ozette. From filmstrip.
Plateau archaeology. 1962, 1968.
St. John. WSU mammoth dig. 1962.
Swinomish fish trap. Snee-oosh Point. 1973.
Swinomish. Lone Tree Point, 1973.
Yakima. Appears to be from filmstrip: Indians of Eastern Washington Today, Part 1, by J.W. Thompson.
Series 2: SouthwestReturn to Top
Cliff dwellings. 1972-1973.
Photographs by Adam Clark Vroman (reproductions from originals created 1895-1904).
Series 3: Other regionsReturn to Top
"KOT 2." 1970. (Far northern; only label is "oogruk!" This might be related to Netsilik?)
Series 4: Non-geographic setsReturn to Top
Native American art.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Indians of North America -- Photographs
- Baenen, James A., 1938-2017 -- Archives.