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De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004
McClellan, Catharine
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Guédon, Marie Françoise
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Dates:
1890-2004
bulk 1923-2004
Size:
2 Map drawers
38 Linear feet (71 document boxes, 1 half document box, 2 manuscript folders, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize box)
Collection ID:
NAA.1998-89
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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, Tutochone, 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.

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Creators:
Burg, Amos
Dates:
1933-1934
Size:
200 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including contact prints))
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Amos Burg in the coastal areas between Buenos Aires,Argentina, and Chiloe Island, Chile. Most depict the area around the Strait of Magellan, and include images of terrain, harbors, ships and shipping facilities, industries, and towns, though there are also some images relating to Yahgan peoples.

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Creators:
Vincent, Leon
Dates:
1941-1948
Size:
Film reels (5,400 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1994.29
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film taken by Leon Vincent of Pt. Barrow Alaska and other locations in Alaska. Footage covers activities of Inuits, primarily. Film shot between 1941 and 1948. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents ...

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Creators:
Van Valin, William B., 1878-
Dates:
1912-1918
Size:
10 Film reels (black-and-white silent; 6,950 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1986.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film shot by William Van Valin as leader of the John Wanamaker Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska for the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The film, that later toured in a film-lecture series by Van Valin, is known under the main title TIP TOP OF THE EARTH: Alaskan Eskimo Educational Series. Series includes the titles: SCENES AT NOME, ALAS...

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Dates:
2006-2007
Size:
10 Sound recordings (11 hours, Cassette tapes)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2010.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The audio tapes are "conservation dialogues" with elders from a number of Alaskan native cultures who consulted on Alaskan objects in the collections. The video tapes were created by Landis Smith, Michele Austin-Dennehey and Kim Cobb for the collaborative loan between the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of Natural His...

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Creators:
Reinburg, LeRoy
Dates:
1907-1908
Size:
6 Copy prints
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Native peoples and their villages and dwellings, made as part of the activities of the United States Cutter Service (Coast Guard) Bering Sea Patrol. Locations depicted include Lutke Harbor, St. Lawrence Bay, and Chennotski.

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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
bulk 1915 November 10
Size:
2 Pages (and 1 envelope)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2002-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Typewritten letter sent by Vilhjalmur Stefansson to James Mooney on November 10, 1915 from the winter quarters of the Canadian Arctic Expedition at Armstrong Point, Victoria Island. The letter is a response to Mooney's letter sent July 10, 1914. In Stefansson's letter, Stefansson clarifies Eskimo terms and suggests people in Point Barrow, Alaska th...

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Creators:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
Dates:
ca. 1880
Size:
91 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2109
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: Festivals, pages 1-24; Burial customs, 25-33; Hunting, 34-38; Fishing 39-41; Physical development and character, 42-47, Customs and beliefs, 47-55; Music, 55a-b; Villages and houses, 56-59; Implements and trade, 60-61; Tales, 6-89.

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Creators:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2366
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Gives summary of the approximate number of Indians in the U. S., British America, Alaska, and Greenland, which originally occupied these sections (1,148,000), and the present- 1924 (403,000).

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Dates:
circa 1885-1900
Size:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 Copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Natives by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection c...

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