Preliminary guide to the Francis B. Wilson papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.2015-08
Creators:
Wilson, Luke E.
Dates:
1945-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.25 Linear feet
Repository:

Content Description
Content Description
The Francis B. Wilson papers comprise material documenting Wilson's time in Ulithi and include correspondence, a diary, photographs, Ulithi language documentation, a copy of Life magazine featuring the Ulithi community in which Wees and Wilson lived, and compiled transcripts of a radio show distributed as "Ulithi Encyclopedia," with information about the islands and their inhabitants. Also included is Wees' autobiographical publication King Doctor of Ulithi. Photographs include an annotated photo album plus additional photographic prints and negatives.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1945 Dr. Marshall Paul Wees received orders to travel to Ulithi Atoll (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia) and treat an outbreak of yaws. He selected Francis B. "Willie" Wilson (1914-2004), a Chief Pharmacist's Mate, to accompany him as assistant.

Administration
Separated Materials
The Francis B. Wilson papers came to the Smithsonian as part of a larger collection which contain objects from Ulithi collected by Wilson. These materials, which include basketry, carved wooden figures and other items comprise Accession No. 2059602 in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.
Author
Gina Rappaport
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were part of a donation of Ulithi materials to the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History (Accession No. 2059602) , from Luke E. Wilson, son of Francis Wilson, in 2015. The papers were separated from the objects and transferred to the National Anthropological Archives.

Selected Bibliography
Selected Bibliography
Wees, Marshall Paul, as related to Thornton, Francis Beauchesne. King-Doctor of Ulithi. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1950.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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