Trained as an anthropologist under Frank Speck at the University of Pennsylvania, the ethnohistorian George Snyderman (1908- ) spent his career studying Seneca Indian religion, history, and culture. Snyderman edited the previously unpublished diaries of Halliday Jackson and John Phillips, Quaker missionaries to the Senecas in the late 18th and early 19th century. The Snyderman Papers includes a small volume of correspondence, along with manuscripts of works by Snyderman and colleagues, and copies of primary source materials pertaining to Seneca history. Of particular interest is his correspondence with anthropologists William N. Fenton, Merle Deardorff, and Frank Speck and with his Seneca consultant Clara Redeye and her daughter, Helen Harris, and photographs of the Allegany Senecas taken by Fenton and Speck.
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Africa | Akwesasne Counselor Organization | Allegany Reservation (N.Y.) | Anthropology, ethnography, fieldwork | Cayuga Indians | Culture, community, organizations | Delaware Indians | Ethnohistory | Ettawageshik, Fred, 1896-1969 | Gelatin silver prints | Haudenosaunee | Indians of North America -- New York (State) | Iowa -- Maps | Iroquois Indians | Iroquois Indians -- Dwellings | Iroquois dance | Maps. | Missouri -- Maps | Mohawk Indians -- Social life and customs | Ohio -- Maps | Oneida Indians -- Wisconsin | Parrish, John | Phillips, John | Photographic prints -- Color | Photographs | Postcards | Seneca Indians -- Missions | Seneca Indians -- New York (State) | Seneca Indians -- Religion | Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs | Seneca masks | Snyderman, George S., 1908-2000 | Society of Friends -- Missions | Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 | Wampum