Franz Boas correspondence, 1885-1909


Date: 1885-1909 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


This correspondence refers to his trips to Baffin Island (N.W.T.) and British Columbia, during which he studied and collected materials on Northwest Coast languages among the Eskimos.

Background note

American anthropologist Franz Boas studied the Eskimo and Northwest Coast Indians and held positions at Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Exchange with Smithsonian Institution, Office of Anthropology and accessioned, 1966 (1966 2248mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Office of Anthropology Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.


Index (2 p.) at beginning of reel.

Indexing Terms


  • Anthropology -- Research
  • Eskimos
  • Indians of North America
  • Indigenous peoples -- British Columbia.
  • Indigenous peoples -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island.
  • Inuit