MS 4937 Tunica texts with interlinear English translation and vocabularies
Young, Sam, 1870-1948
Includes: "Autobiography of Sam [Young ?]," "Origin of Coulee des Gris," and "War Between the Indians."
MS 4940 Tunica stories in English
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Young, Sam, 1870-1948
Also letter to John R. Swanton transmitting stories. Saline, Louisiana. May 26, 1931. Typescript letter signed. 2 pages.
Institute of Social Anthropology records
The Institute of Social Anthropology was an autonomous unit of the Smithsonian Institution which existed from 1942-1952. The objectives of the Institute of Social Anthropology were to work in cooperation with the institutions in certain Latin American republics which had requested assistance in anthropological work; the Institute of Social Anthropology had two main objectives: 1) Training of personnel in the concepts and techniques of anthropology; 2) Acquisition of a body of scientific information concerning the basic rural populations that is fundamental to any program affecting Latin Americans as well as to science and education. The research provided an understanding of the manner of living, agricultural systems in relation to environmental factors, economic life, crafts and industries, food habits, health status, social organization, religion, language, literacy, and basic attitudes and interests of the people. From a scientific point of view, these studies revealed the most recent changes and the factors making for change in cultures that in many instances can be traced back more than 2,000 years through archaeology and post-conquest written history. From a practical point of view, the findings were indispensable to any action programs, both governmental and private, concerned with matters of health, education, soil erosion, commercial development, colonization, marketing, and so on.
American Ethnological Society records
Ewbank, Thomas, 1792-1870
French, Kathrine S. (Kathrine Story), 1922-2006
The records of the American Ethnological Society (AES) document its activities from its founding in 1842 through the mid-1960s. The American Ethnological Society is the oldest anthropological association in America. It has been interested in publishing and promoting study of different cultures in the Americas from its founding in 1842 to the present. Materials include correspondence, reports, and financial records relating to the administrative functions of the organization.
Marcus Solomon Goldstein papers
The collection is made up of three types of material: photographs, notes, drafts of writings, tables, and so forth relating to physical anthropological work concerning Indians of Texas; correspondence; and materials of Muzaffer Suleyman Senyurek. The correspondence concerns publications, professional organizations, special projects relating to museums and racial attitudes, and …
Walter Hough papers
The collection consists of clippings, photographs, drawings, and photocopies of other Hough material. It includes a signed drawing and note by Felix Mahony (1867-1939), Washington Star cartoonist and then director of the National School of Fine and Applied Art). Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and …
Society for Humanistic Anthropology records
This collection contains the records of the treasurer of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, circa 1993-2005, and details the financial activities of the organization. The collection comprises budgets, reports, memorandums and correspondence. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …
Barbara K. Kopytoff papers
The collection consists of papers compiled by Kopytoff during ethnographic fieldwork in Jamaica in 1966-67 and during subsequent field trips during the 1970s through the 1990s. These materials include work by Kopytoff in colonial archives in London and in archives and record offices in Jamaica. The collection primarily consists of photocopies of archival …
Shawnee Minisink site files
American University (Washington, D.C.). Department of Anthropology
Contains field books, lab books, logs, transit books and remains records from the excavation of the Shawnee-Minisink Site, circa 1974-1978. One of the earliest dated Native American sites in the northeastern United States, the site is deeply buried and stratified, with occupations related to the Paleo-Indian, Archaic and Woodland periods. The …