Guide to the Jerry W. Leach Trobriand Papers and Sound Recordings,
1969-1978
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1988-38
Creators:
Leach, Jerry W. (Jerry Wayne)
Dates:
1969-1978
Languages:
Multiple languages
Materials are in
English
and
Kilivila (Kiriwina)
.
Physical Description:
1.9 Linear Feet
5 document boxes
42 sound recordings
Repository:
Jerry Leach was one of the founding faculty members of the University of Papua New Guinea, serving as lecturer at the university from 1969 to 1973. During this period he studied folklore and culture change in the Trobriand Islands, which he described in his thesis "The Kabisawali Movement in the Trobriand Islands" (1978) and in his documentary film, "Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism." This collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of Trobriand Folklore recorded by Jerry Leach between 1969 and 1974 as well as audio recordings of the Kula Conference held at King's College, Cambridge, England, in July 1978.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of Trobriand folklore recorded by Jerry Leach between 1969 and 1974 as well as audio recordings of the Kula Conference held at King's College, Cambridge, England, in July 1978. The transcripts are complete and include translations.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Collection is arranged into three series: 1) Trobriand Foklore Transcripts and Translations; 2) Trobriand Folklore Sound Recordings; 3) Kula Conference Sound Recordings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jerry W. Leach earned a B.A. in History from Emory University; a M.A. in Social Anthropology and the Middle East from the University of California, Berkeley; and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Leach was one of the founding faculty members of the University of Papua New Guinea, serving as lecturer at the university from 1969 to 1973. During this period he studied folklore and culture change in the Trobriand Islands, which he described in his thesis "The Kabisawali Movement in the Trobriand Islands" (1978) and his documentary film, "Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism."
Leach has held a number of positions over the years. In addition to serving as an assistant lecturer at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1979, Leach served as Deputy Director of Strategic Technology Affairs for the U.S. State Department; White House Director of International Economic Affairs (NSC); Peace Corps Regional Director for Eastern Europe, the Soviet Republics, Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific; National President of the World Affairs Council of America; and Director of the American Studies Center at the American University of Cairo.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed and encoded by Lorain Wang and Amelia Raines, 2014.
Author
Lorain Wang
Sponsor
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Selected Bibliography
Selected Bibliography
Leach, Jerry W., and Edmund Ronald Leach. 1983. The Kula: new perspectives on Massim exchange. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press.
Leach, Jerry W., and Gary Kildea. 2004. Trobriand cricket: an ingenious response to colonialism.
Leach, Jerry Wayne. 1988. "Structure and message in "Trobriand cricket". Anthropological Filmmaking. 237-251.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The Jerry W. Leach Trobriand papers and sound recordings are open for research.
Preferred Citation
Jerry W. Leach Trobriand papers and sound recordings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
"Trobiand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism" both edited film and associated footage are available for research at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Guinea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papua New Guinea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kula Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trobriand Islanders Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/