Shelf list: Box 1. Alabama, Choctaw, and Koasati field notes. Box 2. Ethnographic material on Alabama and Koasati, plus incomplete manuscript on ethnography of southeastern U.S. Box 3. Miscellaneous notes on Alabama and Koasati. Detailed list of contents accompanies main catalog card.
Includes letters, copies of maps, copies of documents, notes, and printed material. Much of the material relates to the coasts of Alabama and Florida, particularly to Mobile. Some relates to the entire Southeast.
Includes: census of Indian families in several Louisiana towns, pages 2 and 200; Houma vocabulary, pages 3, 198, and 4; Alibamu belt design, page 8; Hitchiti and Creek stories, pages 29-33, 172-169; and diagram of "Stomp ground in Greenleaf Mtns. for Natchez and Cherokee," page 58. Diary of May 2-22  in Louisiana; then proceeds to Indian Terr...
Includes 1 printed U. S. Coast and Geodetic Chart, Number 8102, "Southeast Alaska, Hecate Strait to Etolin Island," June, 1920, annotated with key numbers for geographic names listed in text.
Includes Houma vocabulary and ethnographic notes, 4 pages; diagram of green corn dance, 1 page; scattered notes on several southeastern tribes living in Oklahoma, 4 pages; census of Indians in Louisiana in 1890 and 1900, 2 pages. (not in Swanton's hand; possibly in H. E. Bolton's).
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Contents: Provision of Food, Clothing and Shelter...as a collective obligation in primitive society, 20 pages; The Social Organization of the Northwestern Indians (Written about 1910-15-never printed and now out of date--J.R.S.), 50 pages; Interchange of commodities between Old and New Worlds, 6 pages; Culture in primitive society, notes, 4 pages; ...
On oversize mounts, as follows: Cape Fox village, 11" x 22"; Tuxekan village, 11" x 22"; Tongass, 11" x 28". See Bureau of American Ethnology Prints 1863 for major part of photographic collection, and see also file 2915 for field maps and drawings made on this trip, and file 2938 for manuscript on Tlingit geographic names.
The Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection includes portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenic shots and landscape views made between 1909 and 1937. Speck was an anthropologist and ethnographer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting ethnographic materials across the Eastern United States and Canada. His collection of photographs includes materials from native communities ranging from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to South Carolina in the United States.
Includes specimen numbers and notes. The material was collected in the South from whites and Indians, including Choctaws and Catawbas. Also includes transmittal letter, Cyrus Thomas to Spencer F. Baird, November 21, 1884.