Elsie Clews Parsons Papers

Mss.Ms.Coll.29

Date: 1880-1980 | Size: 38.25 Linear feet

Abstract

Elsie Clews Parsons (1875-1941) was trained as a sociologist at Columbia University, but made her greatest achievements in the fields of anthropology and folklore. Parsons' early works in the field of sociology dealt primarily with gender roles, conventions of society, and the effect of society's pressures on the individual. After a trip to the American Southwest with her husband in 1910, Parsons' interests turned to anthropology. She began making field trips to Arizona and New Mexico and, under the influence of her friend Franz Boas, Parsons recorded in meticulous detail data on social organization, religious practices, and folklore of the Southwest Indians. Concurrently, Parsons conducted research in folklore, concentrating on folk tales of Afro-Americans and Caribbean peoples. She was active in a number of professional associations and was the associate editor of the Journal of American Folklore from 1918 until her death.

The Parsons Papers were acquired as two separate accessions and remains organized in two distinct subcollections. Subcollection I (572 P35), acquired in 1949, contains approximately 12 linear feet of materials focused on Parsons' career in anthropology. Subcollection II, acquired in 1985, consists of 26.25 linear feet of materials divided into ten series, covering a larger scope of Parsons' life, including family and personal correspondence.

Background note

Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1875-1941) was a sociologist, anthropologist, and folklorist. By birth and marriage, Parsons belonged to the wealthy, social, and generally conservative circles of New York City. Nevertheless, the chose to study at newly founded Barnard College (B.A. 1896) and received a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University in 1899. In 1900 Elsie Clews married New York lawyer Herbert Parsons, who later became a Republican National Committeeman (1916-1920). They had six children, four of whom survived: Elsie ("Lissa") born in 1901, John Edward in 1903, Herbert in 1909, and Henry McIlvaine ("Mac") in 1911.

Parsons' early works were in the field of sociology and dealt primarily with gender roles, conventions of society, and the effect of society's pressures on the individual. Her works on these subjects include: The Family (1906), The Old-Fashioned Woman (1913), Fear and Conventionality (1914), Social Freedom (1915), and Social Rule (1916). She also wrote numerous newspaper and journal articles on feminism and pacifism.

After a trip to the American Southwest with her husband in 1910, Parsons' interests turned to anthropology. She began making field trips to Arizona and New Mexico. Under the influence of her friend Franz Boas, Parsons recorded in meticulous detail data on social organization, religious practices, and folklore of the Southwest Indians. Her publications from this period include: The Social Organization of the Tewa of New Mexico (1929), Hopi and Zuni Ceremonialism (1933), and Pueblo Indian Religion (1939). Later in her career, Parsons became interested in the Spanish influence on Indian cultures. She conducted research in Mexico and in Ecuador for her final ethnographies, Mitla: Town of the Souls (1936) and Peguche (1945).

Concurrently, Parsons conducted research in folklore, concentrating on folk tales of Afro-Americans and Caribbean peoples. She travelled to the Carolinas, Cape Verde Islands, and Caribbean islands to collect tales, and she frequently funded anthropology students to collect data. Publications in this area of interest include: Folk-Lore from the Cape Verde Islands (1923), Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, S.C. (1924), and Folk-Lore of the Antilles, French and English (3v., 1933-1943).

Elsie Clews Parsons held the office of President of the American Folklore Society (1918-1920), the American Ethnological Association (1923-1925), and the American Anthropological Association (1940-1941). She was the associate editor of the Journal of American Folklore from 1918 until her death. Parsons also gave much financial support to these groups and financed field trips by young scholars.

Scope and content

The Parsons Papers (1880-1980; bulk dates 1880-1942) contain correspondence, lectures, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, research notes and notebooks, and photographs which document the life of the anthropologist, Elsie Clews Parsons. While the bulk of the collection is comprised of material generated by Parsons during the course of her career, it includes some significant material collected by her, including Frank Hamilton Cushing's notebook of Zuni vocabulary, 1880, and valuable material collected about her.

Many letters, especially in Subcollection II - Series II (Personal Correspondence) are undated. In cases where the bulk of the correspondence has no dates, "original" order (i.e. the order in which it arrived at this repository) was maintained. In folders where only a few undated letters exist, these items are placed following the dated ones. Dates in brackets with question marks are, for the most part, Peter H. Hare's estimation. Other dates supplied are by the repository's archivists and are taken from the postmark on the accompanying envelope. Envelopes were disposed of, but in cases where they are kept, for dating or exhibition purposes, the envelopes are placed in front of the corresponding letter.

The Elsie Clews Parsons Papers was acquired as two separate groupings and remains organized in that way. Subcollection I (12 linear feet acquired in 1949), is tightly focused on Parsons' professional career, and includes correspondence, ca. 1921-1941 (ca. 1000 items), notebooks, papers, photographs, news clippings, etc., relating to the tales, proverbs, and folklore of the West Indies; Jamaican Negro proverbs and sayings collected by George R. Drinkwater in 1892; "Filipino Village Reminiscences" by Parsons; riddles, folk tales, poems from York Village, Maine; materials on birth control; "Indian trait survey" by Edward W. Gifford; the Hopi notebooks of Alexander M. Stephens; ethnography and folklore of Pueblo of the southwest U.S., Mitla in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Peguch, Ecuador; and unpublished manuscripts on sleep, a trip to Greece, and "The World Changes." The correspondence pertains primarily to her publications and those written by others, and with her efforts for the American Anthropological Association, and the American Folklore Society. Correspondents include: Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Fay-Cooper Cole, Fred Eggan, Juan Gorrell, A. Irving Hallowell, Melville Herskovits, Alfred V. Kidder, Alfred L. Kroeber, Oliver La Farge, Robert H. Lowie, John E. Parsons, Robert Redfield, Gladys Reichard, Edward Sapir, Stith Thompson, and Leslie A. White.

There is a great deal of material concerning Parson's publications in anthropology and folklore, with related correspondence and reviews of her work, along with numerous manuscripts relating to her commitment to feminist causes and pacifism during World War I. The collection includes at least four unpublished manuscripts: "In the Southwest" (a complete travel guide), "Imaginary Mistress," "Journal of a Feminist," and "Journal of a Pacifist." There is an interesting reminiscence of Parsons by Ralph Beals.

The most recent materials in the Parsons Papers were assembled by Peter Hare who, with the family's consent, collected material on Parsons for his biography, A Woman's Quest for Science (1985).

In the following, notes have been added to clarify the relationships between Parsons and her correspondents. Such notes are usually intended to distinguish Elsie's husband Herbert from her son Herbert, and her father-in-law John E. Parsons, from her son John E. Parsons. Unless otherwise specified, the relationship given in the note (e.g. son) is that of the individual to Elsie Clews Parsons.

Native American Image Note : Over 2,000 ethnographic images: 800 black and white silver gelatin photographs, 900 ink and pencil sketches, 100 color illustrations, 200 watercolor paintings of Pueblo Indians, particularly the Hopi, Isleta, Taos, Tewa, and Zuni. All images by Elsie Parsons, except where noted, the collection is organized in two separate groupings with a date range of 1880-1942. All social and cultural aspects are depicted such as men weaving, women making pottery, dwellings, masks, tools, prayer sticks, arrows and rattles. Series VIII in Ms. Coll. 29 presents extensive images of over twenty types of dances with some action and some group portraits of Native Americans in native attire. Numbers 60-66 in 572 P25.1 contain social customs of the Quechua of Ecuador and stencils of masks of the Kwakiutl of British Columbia. Of particular and rare note, Number 25 in 572 P25.1, contains 189 original watercolor and ink sketches by Joe Bartolo Lente, a Tewa from the Isleta pueblo of New Mexico. In 1962, 140 of the paintings were published by the Bureau of American Ethnology in Isleta Paintings. Other watercolors by Albert Looking Elk and other unidentified artists depict ceremonies such as the deer, snake and rain dance. The APS American Indian Collections Guide by John Freeman and manuscript sketch file contain descriptions and itemized lists of the images in the collection. Note: Pueblo tribes are particularly sensitive to depiction of their culture so respectful use of the images is requested.

There are 42 maps in this collection, chiefly of Picuris Pueblo and of Hopi materials. Some of the maps are diagrams of dwellings and dance areas. Most of the maps have no title and were made in her notebooks. (Realms of Gold, 37).

Arrangement

The papers are divided into two subcollections, each containing multiple series:

Elsie Clews Parsons Papers Subcollection I
Series I. Correspondence (nos, 1-4) 1.5 linear feet
Series II. Notes, manuscripts, etc. (nos, 5-67) 10.5 linear feet

Elsie Clews Parsons Papers Subcollection II
Series I. Professional Correspondence 4 linear feet
Series II Personal Correspondence 5.5 linear feet
Series III Lectures and Manuscripts 4 linear feet
Series IV Research Notes and Notebooks 6.25 linear feet
Series V Herbert Parsons Papers 0.75 linear feet
Series VI Peter H. Hare Papers 0.75 linear feet
Series VII Ephemera 0.5 linear feet
Series VIII Photographs and Negatives 2 linear feet
Series IX Financial Papers 0.75 linear feet
Series X Estate of Elsie Clews Parsons 1.25 linear feet
Series I-X Oversized materials 0.5 linear feet

Material in oversized box #1 follows the same series arrangement as noted above. Unusual formats, such as scrapbooks, portfolios, and oversized notebooks are located in oversized box #2. Cross referencing to oversized material appears on the folders in the standard size boxes. Reprints and published works have been removed from the collection; consult the card catalog for printed materials to retrieve those items.

Subcollection I was originally assigned call number 572 P35. That designation has been maintained to accomodate older references, but the entire collection now has the call number Ms. Coll. 29.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

Some materials in this collection recorded in indigenous communities may contain information that is considered culturally sensitive to those communities. In accordance with the APS Protocols for the Treatment of Indigenous Materials, materials evaluated to be potentially culturally sensitive are restricted pending review from the community of origin. Materials not currently designated as potentially culturally sensitive may be designated as such when evaulated by an archivist, including in the course of a reference request.

Provenance

The materials included in Elsie Clews Parsons Papers Subcollection I (Call no. 572.P25) were donated to the American Philosophical Society by the Parsons family in 1949.

The materials in Elsie Clews Parsons Papers II were presented by Mrs. John E. Parsons and Fanny Parsons Culleton in three accessions

  1. Accesion no. 1985-185ms, 17 lin. feet presented by Mrs. John E. Parsons, January 1985
  2. Accesion no. 1988-1527ms, 9 lin. feet presented by Fanny Parsons Culleton, June 1988
  3. Accesion no. 1988-1869ms, ca. 1 lin. foot) by Fanny Parsons Culleton, July 1988.

The latter accessions have been kept separate from the 1949 accession, which consists primarily of professional correspondence, field notes, and manuscripts.

Accruals:

Five additional accessions were added to the Parsons Papers in 1996: 1996-601ms, 602ms (gift of Marnie Frost), 898ms, 1113ms, 1222ms. These are inventoried separately.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Elsie Clews Parsons Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Catalogued by Carla B. Zimmerman and Timothy T. Wilson, June 1992, revised October 1992, and updated for encoding by Alison Lewis, 2001.

Other finding aids

Most of the materials in Elsie Clews Parsons Papers I is indexed in the online Daythal Kendall Guide to Native American Collections at the American Philosophical Society. The second subcollection is not indexed.

Separated material

Reprints and books found in the collection have been removed for storage to the APS printed materials collection.

Related material

The papers of Parsons' mentor Franz Boas (B B61 and B B61p) include abundant correspondence with and about Parsons.

Bibliography

Hare, Peter H., A Woman's Quest for Science. Buffalo: Prometheus, 1985.

Reichard, Gladys A., "The Elsie Clews Parsons Collection," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 94, 3 (1950).

Conservation Note

During processing, the entire collection was refoldered and re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. All metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips when necessary. White acid-free paper has been placed in folders permanently, to distinguish between clipped or stapled papers, and, temporarily, to keep acidic materials separate. Please do not remove these sheets. Many brittle and torn items have been photocopied onto Permalife bond paper. After this process, originals were discarded.

If a deteriorating item was considered valuable in its original state, a white acid-free marker was placed in its folder. A list of these manuscripts has been compiled by series and will be submitted for in-house conservation.

African American History Note

Of particular interest to scholars of African American history is Parson's research in folklore. Parson produced three major monographs on African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans: Folk-Lore from the Cape Verde Islands (1923), Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, S.C. (1924), and Folk-Lore of the Antilles, French and English (3 volumes, 1933-1943).

Materials which may be of interest in the collection include: correspondence (e.g. with Melville Herskovits, Anson Phelps Stokes, and Franz Boas); several manuscripts -- "Arabic elements in Negro Folk Tales," "Folklore from Georgia," 1934, "Negro Folklore" (5 folders), "Old signs in Alabama" and "Spirituals in Alabama," "Provenience of certain Negro folk-tales" (6 folders) in Series III; and research notes on African American folklore (Series IV).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Folklore Society
  • University of California, Berkeley. Anthropology Department.

Genre(s)

  • Gelatin silver prints
  • Illustrations.
  • Nitrate negatives
  • Sketches.
  • Watercolors

Personal Name(s)

  • Balch, Ernesto
  • Beals, Ralph L. (Ralph Leon), 1901-1985
  • Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1848
  • Boardman, Ruth
  • Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
  • Bourne, Randolph
  • Bovey, Charles
  • Brice, Kirkpatrick
  • Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990
  • Camody, Mary
  • Cole, Fay-Cooper, 1881-1961
  • Day, Clarence
  • Drinkwater, George R.
  • Eastman, Max, 1883-1969
  • Eggan, Fred, 1906-1991
  • Fitz, Reginald
  • Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911
  • Gifford, Edward W.
  • Goddard, Pliny Earle, 1869-1928
  • Goldenweiser, Alexander, 1880-1940
  • Gorrell, Juan L.
  • Hackett, Francis
  • Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974
  • Hare, Peter
  • Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
  • Hughes, Larry
  • Johnson, Alvin
  • Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963
  • Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
  • La Farge, G. Grant
  • La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963
  • Law, George
  • Lewis, Margaret
  • Looking Elk, Albert
  • Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957
  • Luhan, Mabel Dodge
  • Opler, Morris Edward, 1907-1996
  • Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941
  • Parsons, John E.
  • Redfield, Robert, 1897-1958
  • Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
  • Spier, Leslie
  • Stephen, Alexander M.
  • Taft, William Howard, 1857-193
  • Thompson, Stith
  • Titiev, Morris
  • True, Clara
  • White, Leslie A.
  • Young, George

Subject(s)

  • Anthropology, ethnography, fieldwork
  • Birth control.
  • Blacks -- Jamaica -- Folklore
  • Culture, community, organizations
  • Feminism.
  • Folklore
  • Folklore -- Jamaica
  • Greece -- Description and travel -- 20th century
  • Hopi Indians
  • Indians of Central America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of North America -- Arizona
  • Indians of North America -- British Columbia
  • Indians of North America -- New Mexico
  • Indians of South America -- Ecuador
  • Isleta Indians
  • Kwakiutl Indians
  • Pacificism
  • Peace movements -- 20th century
  • Phillipine Islands -- Description and travel -- 20th century
  • Pueblo Indians
  • Quechua Indians
  • Southwest Indians
  • Taos Indians
  • Tewa Indians
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Zuni Indians

Collection overview

  572 P25.1

Professional correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of Elsie Clews Parsons relating to research in folklore and anthropology. Subcollection I includes much of the most significant material relating to Parsons's fieldwork among the Indians of the American Southwest (Acoma, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Pecos, Picuris, Taos, Tewa, Zuni), Mexico (Mitla), and the West Indies.

Parsons I is organized essentially as received, with no coherent, overall arrangement, but with good topical arrangement at a more refined level. The correspondence relating to Parsons's research on Indians is indexed in the online Daythal Kendall Guide to Native American Collections at the American Philosophical Society.

1921-19411.5 linear feet
  
1898-1937 

Subcollection II is comprised of 26.25 linear feet of personal and professional correspondence, early childhood material, miscellaneous geneaological, autobiographical, and other manuscripts, financial records, and photographs. acquired in 1985. A rich assemblage, Parsons II differs from the previous Parsons accession in documenting a larger scope of Parsons' life, and in particular, it includes a wealth of family and personal material and a greater representation of her interests outside of anthropology and folklore.

Parsons II The more personal, family material includes correspondence between Parsons and her children, and more extensively (1898-1925) with her husband Herbert (1869-1925), many written while Parsons was conducting research in field. Many other anthropologists are represented in the correspondence, the most notable being the large number of letters (ca. 1915-1930s) from Alfred L. Kroeber, whose letters discuss personal matters, the state of anthropology at Berkeley and elsewhere, and colleagues and mutual friends.

The collection also includes an interesting family genealogy, "Record of Family Faculties" (a printed form-book devised by Francis Galton) which includes photographs of Parsons and others, with a detailed description of herself, and Parsons's financial records, which provide detailed documentation of Parsons's self-financed field research during the 1920s and 1930s.

The collection contains incoming and outgoing manuscript and typescript letters, postcards and telegrams generated during Parsons' career. Series I is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name and then chronologically within each file. Chronologically, the correspondence is evenly distributed. Colleague's manuscript articles and short papers are included in this series under the author's name. Unidentified correspondence has been filed as "Unidentified" and is arranged chronologically.

Correspondence relates to Parsons' interests in sociology, anthropology, and professional and political organizations. In ambiguous cases of professional vs. personal relationships, the correspondence has been filed in this series. Correspondents include: Franz Boas, Randolph S. Bourne, Clarence Day, Jr., P.E. Goddard, Francis Hackett, A.L. Kroeber, C. Grant La Farge, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Gladys A. Reichard, and Morris Titiev.

1898-1937 
1882-1941; 1965 
1898-1947 

contains Parsons' addresses, lectures, and manuscripts. Notes or drafts that can be identified have been placed in this series. Unidentifiable notes or drafts have been placed in Series IV as "Miscellaneous." Correspondence with publishers, critiques from colleagues, and printed reviews have been placed in this series by manuscript title. Arrangement is alphabetical by type of material (e.g. Address, Manuscript), and within each type alphabetical by title. There is a bibliographic card file kept by Parsons from 1914 to 1920, listing articles sent to publishers with notes made on rejections and acceptances. Some items are from Parsons' graduate coursework at Columbia University. Subjects include all of Parsons' interests: anthropology of the Southwest, sociology, feminism, pacifism, and folklore, in addition to a few fictional works. Unpublished manuscripts include: "In the Southwest," "The Imaginary Mistress," "Journal of a Feminist," and "Journal of a Pacifist."

1880-1935? 

contains primarily notes on Indians of the Southwest, especially the Hopi and the Zuni, and Mexico. The Mexican material includes two handwritten manuscripts of "La Conquista," which relates the historical events between Montezuma and Cortez. The undated "Conquista" manuscript contains elaborate pen-and-ink drawings. There is also a large section of notes on Arabic and Sudanese folklore, as well as that of Nova Scotia, the Cape Verde Islands, and several other island communities. In addition, there is a smaller section of notes on the folklore of African-American communities. This series also includes the stenographer's notebooks kept by Parsons' secretary, Anne Nagle, from the years 1929-1935?. All of Nagle's notebooks are taken in Gregg shorthand, and contain correspondence, notes and tales. Notebooks and notes are arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically within each subject. Unidentified notes appear in this series under "Miscellaneous." The bulk dates for the notebooks are from 1915 to 1932.

1894-1931 

primarily contains papers of Elsie Clews Parsons' husband. This series is narrow in its focus; it contains personal correspondence with their children and other relatives, and includes material on his work with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe in 1918. The bulk of the material in this series dates from 1916 to 1920. Herbert's correspondence with Elsie appears in Series II. N.B. The bulk of Herbert Parsons' papers are deposited in the Columbia University Libraries.

1900-1980 

contains research conducted by Hare for his biography, A Woman's Quest for Science: Portrait of Anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, 1985). This series includes background information, copies of Parsons' publications, and correspondence between Hare and Parsons' colleagues and repositories that hold letters from Parsons. Photocopies of Parsons' letters collected by Hare are filed in this series under the recipients' names. There are interesting reminiscences of Parsons by Ralph L. Beals and Arthur Huff Fauset.

As this material was gathered from various institutional and people, some correspondence and supporting material which appears in this series carries restrictions on duplication. All restrictions are noted on the folder.

Collected from various institutions and people, some correspondence and supporting material which appears in this series carries restrictions on duplication. All restrictions are noted on the folder.

1888-1942 

contains newspaper clippings, concert programs, museum pamphlets, postcards, miscellaneous items, and a few artifacts from Parsons' possessions. There is a beautiful portfolio which originally contained a large portion of photographs and ephemera. Of interest in this series are the clippings on the Bursum Bill regarding Indian rights. The poems to Elsie and Herbert Parsons, and "Marriage Customs and Taboos Among the Early Heterodites" are amusing. Other ephemera may be found in Ser. VIII, [Scrapbook] which includes photographs as well as commencement programs, correspondence, and passenger lists from various trips.

[ca.1885?]-1935; 1963 

holds prints, negatives, plates, and albums of family, friends, and homes. Of note are the negatives of Elsie and Herbert's 1905 trip with William Howard Taft to the Philippines, and two mini-albums by Gladys A. Reichard with photographs of Parsons, Boas, and Margaret Mead among others. With the exception of Mexico, there are very few photographs of Parsons' field trips and subjects of study. There is a large series of photographs, and negatives, of John and Lissa Parsons from 1908. There are also a small group of photographs of Elsie Clews as a young girl. Of particular note in this series is the "Record of Family Faculties" which includes photographs of and biographical information on the Parsons and Clews families. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically. Unidentified subjects were filed under "Unidentified."

1906-1941 

primarily contains accounts with banks and stock brokers (mostly dating after Herbert's death in 1925) and domestic bills and receipts (1906-1928). The bills and receipts are arranged by type of alphabetical order by type of material (e.g. Accounts), and then in alphabetical order by folder title, and then in chronological order.

1927-1967 

contains correspondence and account information related to the settlement of Parsons' estate. The principal executors were John Parsons and Elsie Parsons Kennedy, though Herbert and McIlvaine conducted some estate business. The series is organized alphabetically by type of material (e.g., Accounts), and then in alphabetical order by folder title, and then in chronological order. The bulk dates for the material in this series are from 1942 to 1945.

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Detailed Inventory

572 P25.1 Elsie Clews Parsons Papers I
  572 P25.1

Professional correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of Elsie Clews Parsons relating to research in folklore and anthropology. Subcollection I includes much of the most significant material relating to Parsons's fieldwork among the Indians of the American Southwest (Acoma, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Pecos, Picuris, Taos, Tewa, Zuni), Mexico (Mitla), and the West Indies.

Parsons I is organized essentially as received, with no coherent, overall arrangement, but with good topical arrangement at a more refined level. The correspondence relating to Parsons's research on Indians is indexed in the online Daythal Kendall Guide to Native American Collections at the American Philosophical Society.

Series I. Correspondence (1-4)
1921-19411.5 linear feet
Aberle, Sophie
19393 itemsbox 1

Freeman 3715

Adair, John
1938-19405 itemsbox 1

Freeman 3979

Adair, John Joseph
  box 1
Aginsky, Bernard W.
  box 1
Alford, Floyd, Jr.
  box 1
American Anthropological Association
  box 1
American Association for the Advancement of Science
  box 1
American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on Native Languages of America.
  box 1
A.C.L.S. Committee on Research and Publication in the Fine Arts
  box 1
A.C.L.S. Conference on Negro Studies
  box 1
American Ethnological Society
  box 1
American Folklore Society
  box 1
American Geographical Society
  box 1
American Society for the Hard of Hearing
  box 1
Ames, Mrs.
  box 1
Anigstern, L.
  box 1
Ariss, Robert
19401 itembox 1

Freeman 314

Ashforth, John E., Jr.
  box 1
Augur, Wheaton
  box 1
Augustin, J. J.
  box 1
Bascom, William R.
  box 1
Baumann, Caroline F.
19391 itembox 1

Freeman 3981

Beals, Ralph
1937-19404 itemsbox 1

Freeman 2157, 3681, 3918, 3929

Beals, Ralph
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Bell, Marcus
  box 1
Benedict, Ruth
1937-19403 itemsbox 1

Freeman 3070, 3983

Benedict, Ruth
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Berberich, Peter
  box 1
Betty
19401 itembox 1

Freeman 396

Binger, Carl
  box 1
Binger, Walter D.
  box 1
Bird, Henry
  box 1
Blair, Walter
  box 1
Boas, Franz
1936-194116 itemsbox 1

Freeman 1922

Boas, Franz
19261 itembox 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Boas, Franziska
  box 1
Boggs, Ralph S.
  box 1
Boston (Mass.). City Hospital
  box 1
Bowditch, Mary Orne
  box 1
Brainerd, Margaret
19401 itembox 1

Freeman 1552

Brand, Donald D.
  box 1
Brassard, François J
  box 1
Brewer, J. Mason
  box 1
Brownlee, Robert E.
  box 1
Buler, Harriett B.
  box 1
Bunzel, Ruth
  box 1
Byers, Douglas S.
  box 1
Byrd, William, Press, Inc.
  box 1
California Folklore Society
  box 1
Callcott, Frank
  box 1
Cappannari, Stephen
  box 1
Carmichael, Leonard
  box 1
Carr, Miss Malcolm
19381 itembox 1

Freeman 2383

Carrière, Joseph M.
  box 1
Chambers, Henry Wick
  box 1
Chaves, Lorenzo
19231 itembox 1

Freeman 3985

Clearing House for Southwestern Museums
  box 1
Clews, Henry
  box 1
Cochise, George
19212 itemsbox 1

Freeman 1553

Cole, Fay-Cooper
19401 itembox 1

Freeman 747

Cole, Fay-Cooper
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Collier, Donald
19411 itembox 1

Freeman 3100

Collier, John
  box 1
Columbia Lecture Bureau
  box 1
Columbia University
  box 1
Columbia University. Library
  box 1
Columbia University Press
  box 1
Comhaire-Sylvain, Suzanne
  box 1
Conway, J. A.
  box 1
Cooper, John M.
  box 1
Cordry, Donald Bush
ca.19381 itembox 1

Freeman 1583

Courlander, Harold
  box 1
Crawford, Suzanne
  box 1
Dangel, Davidson, D. S.
  box 1
De Laguna, Frederica
  box 1
Dorado, Carolina Marcia
  box 1
Douglas, F. H.
19412 itemsbox 1

Freeman 3710

Du Bois, Cora
  box 1
Dunn, R.
1939Postcardbox 1

Freeman 3930

Dunn, R.
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Dutton, Bertha P.
19381 itembox 1

Freeman 572

Dutton, Bertha P.
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Eggan, Fred
1937-19414 itemsbox 1

Freeman 1555, 3071

Eggan, Fred
  box 1

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Elwyn, James
  box 1
Embree, Edwin R.
  box 1
Espinosa, Aurelio M., Jr.
  box 1
Foor, Frances
  box 1
Frankel, Rose
  box 1
Fuente, Julio de la
19382 itemsbox 1

Freeman 3932, 3944

Garson, Eugenia
  box 2
Gatz, Mathilde B.
  box 2
Gayton, Ann
  box 2
Gillin, John
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3105

Glass, Mary Gordon
  box 2
Goggin, John M.
19392 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3074

Goldfrank, Esther
1925 box 2

Restrictions on Use: Reproduction of this material is restricted due to cultural sensitivity concerns. Please consult the Manuscripts Librarian for information.

Gonzalez,
  box 2
Goodwin, Grenville
1936-19383 itemsbox 2

Freeman 399

Gorrell, Juan
1940-19413 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3107 Gorrell assisted Parsons in her Ecuadorian work, both while she was doing field work and after when he recorded ethnographic and folklore materials from native informants of Juan Montalvo, Cayambe, and Peguchi. The letters relate to Ecuadorian materials in bundle 60.

1. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to ECP
May 27, 19407p.box 2
2. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
June 8 [1940] box 2
3. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
TLS to Juan L. Gorrell
[Aug. 2, 1940]2p.box 2
4. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Aug. 14, 19402p.box 2
5. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
TLS to Juan L. Gorrell
Reply to Aug. 14-15,1940 box 2
6. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Aug. 15, 19405p.box 2
7. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Aug. 20, 1940 box 2
8. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons (Reply to 5)
Sept. 19, 19402p.box 2
9. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Sept. 23, 19401p.box 2
10. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 4, 19401p.box 2
11. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 17, 19403p.box 2
12. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 26, 19401p.box 2
13. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 29, 19402p.box 2
14. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 29, 19401p.box 2
15. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 30, 19401p.box 2
16. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Nov. 18, 19401p.box 2
17. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
TLS to Juan L. Gorrell
Nov. 21, 19402p.box 2
18. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Dec. 2, 19401p.box 2
19. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Feb. 10, 1940 [i.e. 1941]2p.box 2
20. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Mar. 18, 19412p.box 2
21. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Mar. 31, 19411p.box 2
22. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
April 7, 19411p.box 2
23. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
April 17, 19411p.box 2
24. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
April 22, 19412p.box 2
25. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
TLS to Juan L. Gorrell
April 26, 19412p.box 2
26. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
May 5, 19411p.box 2
27. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
June 8, [1941]1p.box 2
28. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
TLS to Juan L. Gorrell, reply to June 8 no. 27 (incomplete)
 1p.box 2
29. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Aug. 11, 19411p.box 2
30. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 11 [1941]1p.box 2
31. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 13, [1941]2p.box 2
32. Gorrell, Juan L..
TLS to Elsie Clews Parsons
Oct. 25, 19411p.box 2
Goubauld, Antonio
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3108

Gregory, Alyse
  box 2
Guthe, Carl E.
  box 2
H., Francis
  box 2
Hallowell, A. Irving
  box 2
Hand, Learned
  box 2
Hanson, Avery T.
  box 2
Hare, David. Note on Hare's portfolio and letter from Betty
19412 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3078

Hartman, Howard R.
  box 2
Hatch, Charles B.
  box 2
Haury, Dr.
19371 itembox 2

Freeman 3068

Heard, Alexander
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3109

Heflin, Woodford
  box 2
Herskovits, Melville J.
19412 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3682, 3683

Herskovits, Melville J.
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Herzog, George
19372 itemsbox 2

Freeman 2957

Herzog, George
  box 2
Hill, W. W.
ca.19401 itembox 2

Freeman 3082

Hodge, F. W.
19371 itembox 2

Freeman 3064

Hoebel, E. Adamson
  box 2
Hoijer, harry
19402 itemsbox 2

Freeman 2388

Holt, Hamilton
  box 2
Howland,Alice G.
  box 2
Hunkins, R. V.
  box 2
Hutton, A. G.
  box 2
Identification
  box 2
Jaegerhuber, Werner A.
  box 2
Jijon y Caamano, Jacinto
19401 itembox 2

Freeman 3111

Johnson, Owen
  box 2
Jones, Volney H.
19381 itembox 2

Freeman 1556

Kelly, Isabel
19381 itembox 2

Freeman 436

Kennard, Edward A.
1938-19393 itemsbox 2

Freeman 1557

Kennard, Edward A.
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Kennedy, John D.
  box 2
Kennedy, Lissa Parsons
  box 2
Kent, R. G.
  box 2
Keur, Dorothy L.
  box 2
Kidder, Alfred V.
1923-19383 itemsbox 2

Freeman 2384, 3222

King, Dale S.
  box 2
Kluckhohn, Clyde
  box 2
Knobhauer, Mary
  box 2
Knopf, Alfred A., Inc.
  box 2
Kroeber, A. L.
19391 itembox 2
L, Mabel
  box 2
LaBarre, Weston
19372 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3711

LaFarge, Oliver
19293 itemsbox 2

Freeman 574

Lambert, E. V.
  box 2
Lange, Charles
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3987

Law, George
  box 2
Lawry, George A.
  box 2
Lee, Dorothea D.
  box 2
Leland, Waldo G.
  box 2
Lesser, Alexander
  box 2
Lestrade, G. P.
  box 2
Lewis, Margaret
19372 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3988

Lieurance, Thurlow
  box 2
Light, G.
19381 itembox 2

Freeman 575

Liming, George W.
  box 2
Lincoln, J. Steward
19361 itembox 2

Freeman 714

Linton, Ralph
  box 2
Lowie, Robert H.
1936-194110 itemsbox 2

Freeman 576, 1863, 3076, 3172, 3795

Lowie, Robert H.
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Luhan, Mabel Dodge
1939-19417 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3712

McDuffey, Joseph
  box 2
McKern, W. C.
  box 2
Martin, Paul S.
1938-19392 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3065, 3066

Martin, Paul S.
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Mason, John Alden
  box 2
Mayer, Mrs. M.
19401 itembox 2

Freeman 1558

Mead, Margaret
19392 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3934

Means, Philip Ainsworth
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3131

Medical Clarion
  box 2
Mekeel, H. Scudder
1938-19398 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3077

Mekeel, H. Scudder
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Mera, H. P.
19411 itembox 2

Freeman 3067

Merrill, E.
  box 2
Mills, Ogden L.
  box 2
Mirabel, Antonio
19392 itemsbox 2

Freeman 3713

Mishkin, Bernard
19391 itembox 2

Freeman 578

Miscellany
  box 2
Mitla, Town of Souls
  box 2

Consists entirely of printed reviews of Mitla, Town of Souls. Includes newspaper clippings and journal articles.

Morgan, Mrs. Anita
  box 2
Nancy Couture, Inc.
  box 2
Natural History Magazine
  box 2
New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs
  box 2
New School for Social Research, Inc.
  box 2
Newspaper clippings
  box 2
North Haven, Maine
  box 2
Oakman, Elise
  box 2
Opler,Marvin K.
1938-194112 itemsbox 2

Freeman 400, 3829

Opler,Marvin K.
  box 2

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Osanai, Iva T.
19391 itembox 2

Freeman 3079

Osgood, Cornelius
  box 2
Paramount Pictures
  box 3
Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Memorandum on relations with Spanish America
19401 itembox 3

Freeman 3688

Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Letters in re. Mitla, Town of the Souls
1936 box 3

Freeman 3933. Includes letter from Arthur Davison Ficke

Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Pawnee kinship terms
n.d.1 itembox 3

Freeman 2666

Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Project report for Navajo archaeology
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 2381

Parsons, Elsie Clews
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Parsons, Herbert
  box 3
Parsons, John E.
  box 3
Parsons, Mary
  box 3
Patterson, Rufus Lenoir
  box 3
Peters, Robeson
  box 3
Powell, Thomas Reed
  box 3
Profitt, Charles G.
  box 3
Quisumbing, Eduardo
  box 3
Rael, Juan B.
  box 3
Railway Express Agency
  box 3
Ray,
  box 3
Redfield, Robert
1937-194129 itemsbox 3

Freeman 579, 748, 3119, 3919, 3940

Redfield, Robert
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Reichard, Gladys
1939-19417 itemsbox 3

Freeman 2386

Reichard, Gladys
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Reiter, Paul
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 3069

Robinson, Randolph
  box 3
Roosevelt, Sara Delano, Tribute Committee
  box 3
Rosenberger, E. G.
  box 3
Rosett, Joshua
  box 3
Rydal,Press
  box 3
St. Paul's School
  box 3
Santa Fe (N.M.) First National Bank
  box 3
Sapir, Edward
1920-19252 itemsbox 3
Schloss
  box 3
Scholarly Monthly
  box 3
Scott, Donald
  box 3
Sedgwick, Sher
  box 3
Seligman, C. G.
  box 3
Setzler, Frank M.
  box 3
Simkhovitch, Mary
  box 3
Simmons, Leo W.
19411 itembox 3

Freeman 1562

Smith, Marian K.
  box 3
South American Handbook
  box 3
South American Trip - Miscellany
  box 3
Spier, Leslie
1937-194119 itemsbox 3

Freeman 3927

Spier, Leslie
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Stagg, F. L.
  box 3
Stammer, P.
  box 3
Stearns, Harold E.
  box 3
Stechert, G. E., & Co.
  box 3
Stern, Bernhard J
  box 3
Stevenson, J. H., & Company
  box 3
Steward, Julian
1939-19406 itemsbox 3

Freeman 3120, 3687, 3690

Stokes, Anson Phelps
  box 3
Stout, D. B.
  box 3
Strong, W. Duncan
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 2382

Strong, W. Duncan
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Sturges, Mia P.
  box 3
Swanton, John R.
1921, 19403 itemsbox 3

Freeman 480a, 2668

T., B. R.
  box 3
Taylor, Archer
  box 3
Tello, Julio
  box 3
Thompson, Stith
  box 3
Thorburn, Lois
19411 itembox 3

Freeman 3121

Thorburn, Lois
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Thurber, Mrs. Francis B. [Louise]
  box 3
Titiev, Mischa
1938-19405 itemsbox 3

Freeman 1565

Titiev, Mischa
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Toro, Angélica Q. de
  box 3
Torrey, J. Howard
  box 3
Toskvig, Signe
  box 3
Trager, George L.
1938-19416 itemsbox 3

Freeman 750, 3155, 3156, 3725

True, Clara D.
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 3722

True, Clara D.
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Tweedy, Elizabeth R.
  box 3
Underhill, Ruth
1939-19396 itemsbox 3

Freeman 2645

U.S. Department of the Interior
  box 3
U.S. Treasury Department
  box 3
University of Chicago Press
  box 3
University of Edinburgh. Library
  box 3
Unknown
  box 3
Vaillant, George C.
  box 3
Valkenburgh, Richard Van
  box 3
Virginia Quarterly Review
  box 3
Voegelin, Erminie W.
19401 itembox 3
Wagley, Charles
19371 itembox 3

Freeman 2103

Wagley, Charles
  box 3

Not indexed in Freeman and Smith

Wallis, Wilson D.
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 2234

Watkins, Dr.
19391 itembox 3

Freeman 1560

Waters, Frank
  box 3
Weitzner, Bella
  box 3
Wenicks, Elna
  box 3
White, Leslie A.
  box 3
Whitefield, Bernard
  box 3
Whitman, William
19382 itemsbox 3

Freeman 2605

Whorf, Benjamin L.
19371 itembox 3

Freeman 3089

Willey, Gordon R.
  box 3
Wissler, Clark
  box 3
Woodbury, Richard B.
19413 itemsbox 3

Freeman 1551

Woodward, B. D.
  box 3
Yuan, T. L.
  box 3
Zingg, Robert M.
1934-19352 itemsbox 3

Freeman 1598, 1600

Series II. Notes, manuscripts, etc. (5-67)
  
No. 5. Correspondence with Isleta, New Mexico
1936-1941ALsS and TLsS, 338 leavesbox 3

Restrictions on Use: This material has been designated as potentially culturally sensitive. Reproduction, including Reading Room photography, is restricted. Please consult the Manuscripts Department for more information.

No. 6. Picuris
19251 notebook, 7-3/4x5 and map, 17x37.box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 6, Part A. Picuris notebook
  

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 6, Part B. Picuris map
  
No. 7. Pecos - Tewa - Taos
 1 notebook, 5x3-1/4.box 3
No. 8. Taos
 1 notebook and 22 leaves, 9x5-3/4 and 11-1/2x8.box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 9. Taos
1937.1 notebook, 9x5-3/4box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 10. Isleta tales
1925-19278 notebooks, 9x4-3/4 and 8x5.box 3

Restrictions on Access: This material has been designated as potentially culturally sensitive. Reproduction, including Reading Room photography, is restricted. Please consult the Manuscripts Department for more information.

No. 11. Taos Notebooks
1922-193011 notebooks, 8x5; 9x5; and 7x5.box 3
No. 11a. Taos notebooks
 10 notebook

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 11b. Mexico (Oaxaca) notebook (labelled "Taos")
1929-12-30-1930-12-171 notebook1 notebook, 289 p.

Predominantly in Spanish and concerning fieldwork in Oaxaca among Zapotec communities, such as Mitla. The word "Taos" is written on the front cover, but the notebook does not appear to contain any notes written at Taos, with only brief comparative comment relating to Taos on a few pages late in the notebook. Pages 1-258 span December 30, 1929 to March 28, 1930. Pages 259-277, span December 2 to 17, 1930. Pages 278-289 contain miscellaneous notes not indicated with dated entries.

No. 12. Antilles material. Haiti; D.
1927.5 notebooks, 8-3/4x4-3/4.box 3
No. 13. Antilles material (Cariacos, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua)
19254 notebooks, 8x5 and 9x4-3/4.box 3
No. 14. Antilles material (Trinidad, all four, and Grenada - part of IV)
 4 notebooks, 8x5.box 3
No. 15. Antilles material (Martinique, all five, and St. Lucia, part of one)
 5 notebooks, 8x5.box 3
No. 16. Antilles material (Guadaloupe, Puerto Rico)
 6 notebooks in 7 volumes, 9x5box 3
No. 17. Antilles material. St. Dominica (2); Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Croix and St. Thomas (part of 1); and New Mexico material (part of 1).
 3 notebooks, 8x5.box 3
No. 18. Hopi materials
1885-18924 notebooks, 6-1/2x4; 7-1/2x4; 8x4-3/4 and 9-3/4x6-1/4.box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 19. Mitla journals (one marked Zapoteca)
 5 notebooks, 6-1/2x5box 3

Related material: See also final notebook in Item 11, "Taos notebooks," which appears relate entirely to Parsons' travels in Mexico, especially Oaxaca.

1 - "Mexican Notes"; "Guatemala - Mexico"
1929-02-01-1929-12-1850 p.Approximately 50 pages, plus loose sheets and card

On cover: "Mexican Notes [beginning] Feb 1, 1929. Guatemala - Mexico, Wed. Dec 18, 1929"

2 - "Zapoteca"
1930192 p.192 numbered pages, plus loose sheets

Inside cover: "Zapoteca [beginning] Jan 12, 1930"

3 - "Mitla 1931 (A)"
1930-12-30-1931-01-30230 p.Approximatetly 230 pages, plus loose sheets and card

Journal begins on December 16, 1930, in Uruapan, Michoacán and the first 40 pages appear to center on that area or region. The subsequent 190 pages, beginning on December 31, 1930, were written in Oaxaca.

4 - "Mitla 1931 (B) IV; Misc. 1932"
1931-01-1932-11251 p.Approximately 251 pages, plus loose sheets

First 237 pages begin on January 31, 1931. The "miscellaneous" section begins in November 14, 1932 and was written in the Nayarit region, perhaps relating to Parsons' Cora and Huichol research.

5 - "Mitla, Tasapan, Chapala. 1933-1935"
1933-1935200 p.Approximately 200 pages, plus loose sheets

Portions in Tizapan el Alto and Chapala may relate to research on Purépecha people.

No. 20. Mayo - Yaqui; 1 notebook, 9x5-3/4.
1932 box 3
No. 21. Dominica Notebooks
 3 notebooks, 8x6-1/2.box 3
No. 22. Drinkwater, George R..
Jamaica Negro proverbs, sayings, etc.
Dec. 8, 18921 notebook, 9x7.box 3
No. 23. Pastorella(s?).
Recuerdos tiernos amorosos en el nacimiento del Verbo dierno dios y salvador del mundo
1835-1896148 items, most 8-3/4x6-1/2box 3

In Spanish. Religious writings

No. 24. Isleta pictures and manuscripts
 10 items, various sizesbox 3

For additional Isleta correspondence, see No.5 See Extra-oversized material. The bulk of these items are at the Smithsonian Institution.

No. 25. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Bibliography
 TMs, 31 p. (74 p. of copies) 11x8-1/2 and 8-1/2x5-1/2.box 3
No. 26. Adair, John, 1913-1997.
Photographs of Zuni and Isleta Indians (8 items)
1938 box 3

8 photographic portraits of individuals: 5 from Zuni, 2 from Isleta, 1 from Acoma.

No. 27. Photographs of Indians and Taos
 48 itemsbox 3

Includes some negatives

Taos dwellings
1925 
No. 28. Mitla songs and photographs (Oaxaca region)
1930301 itemsbox 3

Includes 14 songs, 183 photos, ca.100 negatives of Oaxaca; 3 drawings and an article on Zapotec words; letter from E. D. Merrill to Franz Boas, May 13, 1930.

Plate 08-a: Fetching water from the River
1930 
Plate 08-b: A stand of bamboo and the fig tree by the River
1930 
Plate 09-a: Victor's cameón, and Bernabé's store, shored up
1930 
Plate 09-b: Returning from the mill (in middlle background, the smithy
1930 
Plate 09-c: The plaza and La Sorpresa
1930 
Plate 14-a: Weavers
1930 
Plate 14-b: Weavers
1930 
Plate 15-a: Lorenza Santiago, spinning
1930 
Plate 15-b: Dye pot in shed and the dyer, Ana Santiago
1930 
Plate 43-a: Agustina
1930 
Plate 43-b1: Petronilla
1930 
Plate 43-b2: Petronilla
1930 
Plate 44-a: Moises, the future maestro
1930 
Plate 44-b: Soltera
1930 
No. 29. Photographs of Zuni
 8 photos, 54 negs.box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 30. Plates from Bureau of American Ethnology and 2 pictures drawn by Albert Looking Elk
 2 ms. and 126 plates. 11x7-1/2; 10x6-1/2 and 10-3/4x8.box 3
No. 31. Cachina tables: Pueblo Indian religion
 ca. 150 itemsbox 3

Misc.notes and correspondence with R.H.Lowie, A.V.Kidder, etc., some in fragmentary condition.

No. 32. Tewa and Jemez pictures, printed and original
 20 itemsbox 3

Includes 10 printed pictures; 4 original; 5 ms. sheets in pencil, and reprint from the American Anthropologist 20 (1918): E.C.Parsons. "War God Shrines of Laguna and Zuni".

No. 33. Caddo material
 20 itemsbox 3

Includes correspondence with Erminie W. Voegelin; and 2 printed items by Erminie Wheeler Voegelin.

No. 34. The World Changes
 ca. 1,000 p.box 3

Unpublished manuscript; some newspaper clippings.

No. 35. Trip to Greece
 1 notebook and 16 typed leaves. 11x8-1/2 and 7x4-1/2box 3
No. 36. Note on sleep
 3 cys, 2 lettersbox 3

Rejection letters from AAAS and Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. Also: reprint: Walter Freeman and James W. Watts, "An interpretation of the functions of the frontal lobe" Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

No. 37. Notes on parallels between Cora-Huichol and the Pueblos
1934-193529 p. (total)box 3

Incldues correspondence with Robert M. Zingg.

No. 38. Potsherds from 2 different pots.
  box 3

Consists of potshers of one Zia vessel and one Cochiti canteen.

No. 39. Riddles, folk tales and poems (York Village, Maine)
 1 p. of ms. and 8 p. typed. 2p. cc. 11x8-1/2.box 3
No. 40. Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1875-1941.
Filipino village reminiscence
19391 notebook, loose sheets.box 3

Galley proof of Scientific Monthly article, 1939. Printed items, of 6 strips. 23x7-1/4. Also TMs outline of article, 37 leaves. 26 leaves, and 1 notebook. 2p.listing of kinship terms in the Philippines by Philip Olivares.

No. 41. Birth control material
1926-1938 box 3

3 pamphlets by W.F. Ogburn, 2 newspaper clippings, letter from W.F.Ogburn; Oct. 11, 1937; and article, published in Stearns: America Now, by Parsons, in typescript of 6p; with correspondence concerning the publication. Typed D. 8p. 11x8-1/2 and 8x5. (Title of article: The Family.)

No. 42. Natural History, vol. 17
Sept. 1938 box 3
American Antiquityvol.VI, no.3. Steward, Julian H. Petroglyphs of California and Adjoining States. U.of Cal.Press. Berkeley, Cal.
Jan. 1941, 1929. box 3
Stephen.
Navaho Notebook
1885-18911 vol. (3p. of typed notes)box 3

Probably published. Origin myths, illustrations from notebooks.

Restrictions on Access: This material has been designated as containing potentially culturally sensitvte material. Reproduction of this material, including Reading Room photography, is restricted. Please consult the Curator of Native American Materials for more information.

No. 43. Gifford, Edward W..
Indian trait survey. D. 34p. 8-1/2 xll. Correspondence in re Indian trait survey; Typed L. 17p. 11x8-1/2. E.W.Gifford. Religious preparations for Hunt. Typed D. 54p. 11x8-1/2.
1937. box 3
No. 44. Castañega, Martin de.
Tratado muy utile e bien fundado de las supersticiones y hechicerias, y varios conjuros y abusiones y otras cosas al caso tocantes, y de la posibilidad y remedio de ellas
 TMs, [1], 76 p.box 3
Witchcraft material
1938-19396 p.box 3

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this item, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to the existence of potentially culturally sensitive content. Please consult the Manuscript Department for more information.

No. 45. Correspondence with Margaret Lewis
19394 p.box 3
"Zunis offer five dances"
 7 leaves, 1 note.box 3

Printed item of 2 leaves. Note on incest by Parsons.

Questions asked Isletan
 TMs, 1p.; notes, 14 itemsbox 3
No. 46. "A Pre-Spanish Record of Hopi Ceremonies" American Anthropologist, 1938
1938-1940 box 3

Correspondence in re Sikyatki bowl in The Southwest Museum.

No. 47. Pueblo material, misc.
 113 leaves, 10 pr. itemsbox 3

"Parts may have been used but no plan to incorporate these in any work under way"- A.Nagel.

No. 48. Antilles material - Unpublished
  box 3
La guia ou dammier
 60p.box 3
[Brer Rabbit and the] Riding Horse. Nevis Island
 2 leavesbox 3
Martinique (Modock) Tales, which stories, true stories, songs, etc.
 189p.box 3

In French and English.

Verses (Revised) originals. Montserrat, St. Eustasius verses not revised yet
 171p.box 3
Lesser Antilles. Current beliefs
 125 leavesbox 3
Antilles. Current beliefs
 81p.box 3
St. Croix Stories
 7p. AMs. and 17p. TMsbox 3
Dominica. Revised
 67 leavesbox 3

In French.

Martinique material
 13 leavesbox 3
No. 49. Antilles. Unpublished.
  box 3