Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the working records of the Handbook of North American Indians, which includes published and unpublished photographs, editorial correspondence, illustrations, bibliographic and linguistic research, and administrative files. The total extent of the collection is 513 linear feet with 11 boxes of oversized material, four boxes of rolled maps and three large map folders.
Series 1: Published photographs (78.75 linear feet) contains the printed, photocopied or digital representations of the photographs and illustrations published in The Handbook of North American Indians (HNAI). The series also contains the correspondence and documentation surrounding the research and use of these images. The files are organized by published volume (culture area or special topic), chronologically by publication date and, therein segmented alphabetically by chapter author. Authors who have contributed multiple chapters within the same volume are further delineated by the chapter title.
Series 2: Unpublished photographs (91.5 linear feet) contains original photographs, photocopied images and/or digital representations of the photographs and illustrations not published in The Handbook of North American Indians (HNAI). It is primarily the result of research trips made by Joanna Cohan Scherer, Illustrations Researcher from 1970-2006. The series also contains the correspondence and documentation surrounding the accession of these images and their potential use in the HNAI project or future use by the NAA.
Series 3: Photo repository files (16 linear feet) contains an alphabetical listing of repositories or photographers that were utilized or inventoried in the collecting of the photographs for volume publication and research. Each file represents a discreet repository- files are arranged alphabetically. Folders contain correspondence, newspaper clippings and company information when available.
Series 4: Central editorial files (134 linear feet) contains the working files of various editors within the office of the Handbook of North American Indians. Within this series you will find correspondence with chapter authors, manuscript edits and related research. Folder titles are organized first by volume publication date, beginning with Volume 8- California and those volumes are organized alphabetically by the last name of each chapter author. Further chapter organization is delineated in the following manner: the front folder contains an original working copy of the chapter manuscript and a bibliography, the second folder contains a file copy of the manuscript and three smaller folders titled: "orthography", "illustrations" and "correspondence". The final portion of the chapter folders consists of the superseded manuscript text.
Series 5: General Editor files (30 linear feet) contains the files of William C. Sturtevant as they relate to his work as General Editor for the Handbook of North American Indians. This material was packed in the order in which it was found in the sub-office of the General Editor. The General Editor oversaw the production of all volumes of HNAI. Included are superseded files from the Indians in Contemporary Society Volume, volume reviews, original author questionnaires for the soliciting of volume contributors as well as a number of research publications.
Series 6: Linguistic Editor files (9 linear feet) consists of files from the office of Linguistic Editor Dr. Ives Goddard. Included are orthographies, alphabets, typologies and personal names gathered in the publication of all volumes of the Handbook of North American Indians but mostly focused on the Language Volume.
Series 7: Managing Editor files (5 linear feet) consists of the files from Dr. Ives Goddard's time as the managing editor of the Handbook. Correspondence, volume production schedules and chapter edits can be found in this series. The managing editor took over the role of the general editor.
Series 8: Editorial assistant files (24 linear feet) consists of the files of Editorial Assistant Paula Cardwell. Ms. Cardwell worked as the assistant to General Editor William C. Sturtevant. This series is unprocessed.
Series 9: Illustrator research files (9 linear feet and 11 boxes of oversized materials) contains the files associated with the illustrations research function of the Handbook of North American Indians office. It is comprised heavily of correspondence with chapter authors and of oversized illustrations for the volumes.
Series 10: Bibliographer files (12 linear feet) contains the files of bibliographer Cesare Marino and others who helped to compile the bibliographies for all volumes of the Handbook.
Series 11: Bibliographic card files and lists (18 linear feet) consists of the Bibliographic card files created to organize the information content of the handbook volumes and stored for potential use in the unpublished Bibliography volumes 19 and 20. This series is unprocessed.
Series 12: Coordinator files (3 linear feet) consists of the papers of the HNAI coordinator office and includes documents related to typesetting, printing, indexing, schedules and documentation of the Handbook publication practices. These files were maintained by Dianne Della-Loggia.
Series 13: Administrative (13 linear feet) consists of the administrative papers of the Handbook of North American Indians office and were maintained by administrator Melvena Jackson. This series is unprocessed.
Series 14: Quarterly reports (3 linear feet) consistss of the quarterly financial reports of the Handbook office from 1976 to 1992.
Series 15: Vertical file (16 linear feet) contains published reference data for use in the making of HNAI, including scholarly articles, research and other publications. This series is unprocessed.
Series 16: Maps (4 boxes of rolled maps and 3 folders of annotated maps).