[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Abbott, G.H.
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Dates:
August 31, 1858
Collection ID:
NAA.MS125
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

With map and census of Coquille and adjoining tribes (census dated August, 1861 in Gibbs' hand). 9 pages. Also Coquille vocabulary, 6 pages in Smithsonian printed outline and 6 page copy of same in hand of George Gibbs.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Rigsby, Bruce Joseph, 1937-
Dates:
March 27, 1963
Size:
4 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4667
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Concerns visit to Siletz, Oregon, to see Mr. Archie Johnson, a speaker of Coquille Athabaskan.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Dates:
circa 1870-1956
bulk 1870-1895
Size:
30 Linear feet (70 boxes, 1 oversized box, 20 manuscript envelopes, 4 rolled maps, and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4800
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Milhau, John J.
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Dates:
1856
Size:
18 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS193
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

MS 191-a: Note in hand of Milhau: "...this language was spoken by nearly all the Indians who formerly occupied the valley of the Umpqua east of the Coast Range and is very similar to that spoken on the Headwaters of the Coquille." MS 191-b: Two copies by George Gibbs of John J. Milhau's Upper Umpqua vocabulary. Consists of 1 literal copy, 6 pages,...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
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.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Viola, Herman J. (Herman Joseph), 1938-
Dates:
1970-1991
Size:
120 Negatives (circa, 35 mm)
31 Color slides
300 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
310 Negatives (circa, acetate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-17
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Herman J. Viola, depicting the 1973 Institute of American Indian Art meeting, Wolf Robe Hunt and his Acoma pottery, the transfer of Blue Eagle collection from Mae Abbott home to National Anthropological archives, and the 1974 Star Hawk Pow Wow in Watonga, Oklahoma. Additionally, there are photographs of NAA staff and the 1974 A...

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Rinzler, Ralph
Dates:
1890-2011
bulk 1950-1994
Size:
106.32 Cubic feet (87.5 cubic feet of papers, 18.82 cubic feet of audio)
Collection ID:
CFCH.RINZ
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

This collection, with bulk dates from 1950-1994, documents the life of Ralph Rinzler and his professional activities as Director of Field Programs for the Newport Folk Festival, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (formerly the Festival of American Folklife) and the Office of Folklife Programs (now the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), and the Smithsonian Institution's Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Includes personal papers, business records, correspondence, notes, photographs, audiotapes and field recordings.

Found In
[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 16-September 6, 1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

Found In