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McClintock, Walter, 1870-1949



  • Existence: 1870 - 1949


Walter McClintock was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the second son of Oliver McClintock (Yale 1861) and Clara Courtney Childs McClintock. He attended the Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh, and entered Yale College in 1887. His older brother, Norman McClintock (born 1868) was also a member of the Yale class of 1891.

In 1936, Yale appointed McClintock Curator of the McClintock Indian Collection in the Yale University Library. As part of his position, McClintock delivered an annual lantern slide illustrated lecture about the Beaver Bundle.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter McClintock Papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-1175
Scope and Contents: The papers and photographs in this collection document the history and customs of the Piegan Indians (also known as the Blackfeet Indians) in Montana, and their contact with Europeans and Anglo Americans. The collection provides detailed information about McClintock's photographic practice, as well as his public presentations about the Piegan Indians. A significant part of the collection records the development and production of Poia, an opera based on...
Dates: 1874-1949, bulk 1888-1949