Harris Hawthorne Wilder was a professor of Zoology at Smith College from 1892 to the time of his death in 1928. He is best known in the scientific community for his work relating to forensics and criminology, including his work with fingerprinting (dermatoglyphics) and facial reconstruction. However, Wilder has also been widely criticized since the 1990s for collecting Indigenous peoples’ remains and using them to further scientific theories about racial hierarchies. This collection...
Dates of Materials:
1868 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1882-1928