Welcome to the Peabody online catalog!

The Robert S. Peabody Institute curates artifacts, documents, and images pertaining to indigenous cultures of the Americas, past and present. The geographical areas with the most complete representation are the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Southwestern United States; the Arctic and Subarctic, Central and South America, and Mexico.

A full list of the sites represented in our collection can be found here.

Our online catalog is actively growing and new records are added regularly. We encourage you to explore our site and return often.

All research and image reproduction inquiries should be sent to the Curator of Collections, Marla Taylor, at mtaylor@andover.edu.

Tips for Searching

Need some help getting started with your search? Try the Random Images button to see an assortment of images from the records online. Use Keyword Search to search all fields or Advanced Search for information in a specific data field if you know what you are looking for. You can also browse the collection by using the Objects or Archives button.

Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Bull Brook will return records associated with Bull OR Brook). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words.

To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.