MS 4857-a Words of the Upper Tanana Dialect, collected in the neighborhood of the Healy, Goodpaster, and Volkmar rivers, 1904-1906
MS 1857 Photostat copy of Comparative Athapascan vocabulary: "Tu-cho-tinne [Tutchone ?], Tha-kenni [Sekani], A-cho-tinne [Slave], Sha-two'-ho-tinne [Kaska ?], Tanana, Kai-cho-tinne [?], Louchoux [Kutchin]"
MS 7105 "Minto Nenana Athabaskan Noun Dictionary, Preliminary Version"
Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site
Signed with monogram "h" (probably mark of lithographer, "A. Hoen & Co. Lith., Baltimore"). Plate I Tribe-Malemiut "Mahlemute-Man and Woman" Published Plate Number III. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiut "Kuskokvegmute--Male Summer Dress" Published Plate Number IV. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiute "Beluga Hunter and Dwellings--Lower Kuskokvim, Alaska Published Plate Number V Plate IV …
MS 4857-b English translation of Extracts from Leopold Radloff's "Vocabulary of the Kinai Language," edited by A. Schiefner, St Petersburg, 1874
MS 1580 Comments on the etymology of "Altamaha" River of Georgia; Canadian River, Tugaloo; Pishtaka Lake; Gatineau River; Gila River
Also place and river names derived from Ati-muca language. 27 cards.
Frederica de Laguna papers
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Guédon, Marie Françoise
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
These papers reflect the professional and personal life of Frederica de Laguna. The collection contains correspondence, field notes, writings, newspaper clippings, writings by others, subject files, sound recordings, photographs, and maps. A significant portion of the collection consists of de Laguna's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as her informants from the field. Her correspondence covers a wide range of subjects such as family, health, preparations for field work, her publications and projects, the Northwest Coast, her opinions on the state of anthropology, and politics. The field notes in the collection mainly represent de Laguna and her assistants' work in the Northern Tlingit region of Alaska from 1949 to 1954. In addition, the collection contains materials related to her work in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Ontario in 1947 and Catherine McClellan's field journal for her research in Aishihik, Yukon Territory in 1968. Most of the audio reels in the collection are field recordings made by de Laguna, McClellan, and Marie-Françoise Guédon of vocabulary and songs and speeches at potlatches and other ceremonies from 1952 to 1969. Tlingit and several Athabaskan languages including Atna, Tutchone, Upper Tanana, and Tanacross are represented in the recordings. Also in the collection are copies of John R. Swanton's Tlingit recordings and Hiroko Hara Sue's recordings among the Hare Indians. Additional materials related to de Laguna's research on the Northwest Coast include her notes on clans and tribes in Series VI: Subject Files and her notes on Tlingit vocabulary and Yakutat names specimens in Series X: Card Files. Drafts and notes for Voyage to Greenland, Travels Among the Dena, and The Tlingit Indians can be found in the collection as well as her drawings for her dissertation and materials related to her work for the Handbook of North American Indians and other publications. There is little material related to Under Mount Saint Elias except for correspondence, photocopies and negatives of plates, and grant applications for the monograph. Of special interest among de Laguna's writings is a photocopy of her historical fiction novel, The Thousand March. Other materials of special interest are copies of her talks, including her AAA presidential address, and the dissertation of Regna Darnell, a former student of de Laguna's. In addition, materials on the history of anthropology are in the collection, most of which can found with her teaching materials. Although the bulk of the collection documents de Laguna's professional years, the collection also contains newspaper articles and letters regarding her exceptional performance as a student at Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate and graduate report cards. Only a few photographs of de Laguna can be found in the collection along with photographs of her 1929 and 1979 trips to Greenland.
Deaconess Harriet M. Bedell photographs
115 Copy negatives (black and white)
Photographs in this collection include indoor and outdoor portraits, domestic scenes, landscapes of Gwich'in (Kutchin), Seminole and Cheyenne Indians taken by Deaconess M. Bedell from her work as missionary between 1907-1939.
Aleš Hrdlička papers
The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.
Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel papers
Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel were professors of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. The collection consists of materials documenting their research, writing, and teaching, and reflects their interests in ritualized exchange systems, kinship, social organization, and material culture.