Institution: Arizona State Museum
Collection Title: Wetherill Photograph Collection
Date (inclusive): unknown
Collection Identifier: unknown
Repository (location info): Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ
Finding Aid link: On file with repository. Also a copy in ONWARD Project archive.
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RBMVE Biographical Note: The Wetherills were a family of traders and ranchers in the Four Corners area. Out of a trading post in Kayenta, AZ, John and Louisa Wetherill, their son, Ben, and their nephew, Milton, were instrumental in helping the RBMVE run by providing provisions, pack animal and equipment, sharing their property as a staging area, hosting guests of the Expedition, and using their connections with the local Navajo and San Juan Paiute community to recruit packers, guides, and translators.
Scope and Content: Description from the website listed above: “The Wetherill collection illustrates fifty years of running trading posts, excavations, and explorations by the Wetherill family in the Four Corners region. Included in this collection are photographs that document expeditions with Neil Judd (1909), President Theodore Roosevelt (1913), and Charles Bernheimer (1921) to Rainbow Bridge.”

Container List or Summary of RBMVE-related Material: There are a small number of photographs in this collection of people and places in the four corners region that may have been taken during the RBMVE.