Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition Collection Guide
Each RBMVE-related collection and its contents have been outlined in the “Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition Collection Guide.
Andrew Christenson RBMVE Research Collection
Andrew Christenson (Archaeologist, Curator of the Smoki Museum, and RBMVE Historian) has compiled an extensive amount of RBVME material resulting from exhibit research, a book, and a historical archaeology project verifying locations of the archaeological sites recorded by the original expedition.
Ray Garner Descendant Family Collection, The ONWARD Project Archive
Ray Garner was a photographer and filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY who participated in the 1937 RBMVE. The RBMVE was Garner’s first major step in realizing his goal of becoming a professional documentary filmmaker.
Edward Pierrepont Beckwith Collection, The Explorer’s Club
Edward Pierrepont Beckwith was a photographer who participated in the RBMVE in 1937. Beckwith took aerial photographs, as well as photographs on the ground. Beckwith went on many well-known expeditions all over the world, worked for General Electric, and was a member of The Explorer’s Club.