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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Clark, Charles Upson, 1875-1960
Dates:
1939
Level:
subseries
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This subseries of the Northern and Central California series contains material that supplement Harrington's research on Nisenan and Northern Sierra Miwok. A section of Harrington's field notes are based on Prince Paul of Wurttemberg's research on "Hok" (Southwestern Nisenan) dialect and "Kosume" (Northern Sierra Miwok). In 1937 Matthew W. Stirling...

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Creators:
Fonseca, Harry , 1946-2006
Dates:
circa 1989
Size:
15 Copy negatives
429 Copy color slides
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of art pieces by Harry Fonseca, many of which depict his representation of the mythical figure Coyote. Included are copies of the 115 color slides Fonseca used in his lecture at the Smithsonian in 1989. There are also images of his "Stone Poems" series, each Smithsonian-exhibited piece, and views of the exhibit as a whole.

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Creators:
Chase, Alexander W.
Dates:
1874
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (002 in x 004 in mounted on 002 in x 004 in)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Hareskin Robe with Gopher Tails, Flicker Quill Headband, Stick with Red Woodpecker Scalps, and Abalone Gorget

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984
Dates:
circa 1907-circa 1957
Level:
subseries
Size:
5 Boxes
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This subseries of the Notes and writings on special linguistic studies series contains material that supplement Harrington's Northern and Central California field notes. There are materials on Wiyot/Yurok/Mattole; Nisenan/Northern Sierra Miwok; Southern Pomo/Central Sierra Miwok; Plains Miwok; Karok/Shasta/Konomihu; Chimariko/Hupa; Wailaki; Achomaw...

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Creators:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Dates:
circa 1902-1938
Size:
5,000 Items (glass negatives, film negatives, lantern slides, and some prints)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Native American baskets and portraits of Native Americans with whom C. Hart Merriam worked, as well as scenic views and images of animals and plants, mostly in California. Many of the photographs were made by Merriam himself or his daughter Zenaida Merriam Talbot. In addition, Merriam collected photographs from other research...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1912-1957
Level:
series
Size:
100.13 Linear feet (300 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The arrangement of material in this section forms the basis for Volume 2 of the microfilmed papers. The reel numbers of corresponding microfilm are listed where appropriate. "N/A" indicates material that was not included in the microfilm.

This series within the John Peabody Harrington papers represents the results of Harrington's work on the native languages and cultures of northern and central California from the Oregon border to the Tejon region in the San Joaquin Valley. The fieldwork was undertaken just prior to and during his employment as ethnologist (1915-1954) by the Bureau ...

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Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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