George S. Snyderman Papers

Mss.Ms.Coll.51

Date: 1758-1995 1945-1985 | Size: 3 Linear feet

Abstract

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 Snyderman edited the previously unpublished diaries of Halliday Jackson and John Phillips, Quaker missionaries to the Senecas in the late 18th and early 19th century.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.

Background note

George S. Snyderman was born in Philadelphia on August 23, 1908. After attending Temple University for his B.S. in Education (1931), he studied anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania under Frank G. Speck, receiving his M.A. in 1933 and his Ph.D. in 1948. His research centered on Seneca folklore, medicine, and social organization.

Snyderman worked at the Pennsylvania State Employment Service in Philadelphia from 1938 to 1961, occasionally conducting research about Native Americans west of the Ohio River for court cases involving Native American land claims being litigated by lawyer Felix S. Cohen. In 1961, Snyderman became Associate Director of the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service. He began lecturing at Temple University in 1963.

Snyderman is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Anthropological Association. He participated in the White House Conference on Children and Youth. He currently resides in Orchard Park, New York.

Scope and content

The George S. Snyderman Papers (1758-1995) contain correspondence, subject files, works by Snyderman and others, and photographs. The collection consists primarily of Snyderman's research notes and manuscripts about Seneca religion, medicine, and social organization. The most recent items in the collection are letters dated 1995.

The papers (7 boxes; 3.5 linear feet) are divided into five series:

Series I. Correspondence, 1940-1990(2 boxes; 1 linear foot)
Series II. Subject files, 1758-1994(0.5 boxes; 0.25 linear foot)
Series III. Works by Snyderman, 1939-ca.1985(1.5 boxes; 0.75 linear foot)
Series IV. Works by others, 1758-1984(1 box; 0. 5 linear foot)
Series V. Photographs, 1790-1993(1 box; 0.5 linear foot)
Series I-III. Oversized material(1 box; 0.25 linear foot)

Oversized materials follow the same series arrangement as noted above. Cross-referencing to oversized material appears on the folders in the standard sized boxes. All photographs have been removed from Series I-IV and placed in Series V. Cross-references appear in the original series. Reprints have been moved to the printed materials collection of the APS Library. If a reprint was found as an enclosure, a photocopy of the title page was filed in its place. To retrieve reprints, consult the card catalog for printed materials. Audio-cassette recordings, three of Seneca music and one of Clara Redeye, have also been removed from the collection; to retrieve those items, consult the card catalog for manuscript materials.

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

Provenance

The Snyderman Papers have been donated by George S. Snyderman from 1987 to 1995. It is expected that further additions will be made to this collection.

Preferred citation

Cite as: George S. Snyderman Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Catalogued by Miriam B. Spectre, Timothy T. Wilson, Carla B. Zimmerman, 1995.

Related material

The Snyderman Papers are one of several collections at the APS that pertain to the ethnography and history of Seneca Indians, including the Papers of William N. Fenton, Elisabeth Tooker, Frank Speck, Anthony F. C. Wallace, and Paul A. W. Wallace.Quaker missions to the Seneca Indians during the late 18th and early 19th centuries are documented in the Anthony F. C. Wallace Papers and in a ten reel microfilm set of the records of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee (Film 824). The originals of the latter are housed in the Quaker Collection at Haverford College. Additional materials, including the originals of the journals found in the Snyderman Papers, are located at Haverford and at the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College.

Bibliography

Snyderman, George S., "Concepts of land ownership among the Iroquois and their neighbors" Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology 149 (1951), 13-34. Call no.: 970.1 Pam. no.149

Snyderman, George S., "The manuscript collections of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends pertaining to the American Indian" Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 102 (1958), 613-620. Call no.: 506.73 Am4p

Snyderman, George S., "The function of wampum in Iroquois religion" Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 105 (1961), 571-608. Call no.: 506.73 Am4p

Snyderman, George S., "Witches, witchcraft, and Allegany Seneca medicine," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 127 (1983), 263-277. Call no.: 506.73 Am4p

African American History Note

This collection contains at least one item which may be of interest to students of African American history:

Frobenius, Leo. "Early African Culture as an Indication of Present Negro Potentialities." n.d. 9 pages.

The cultures of the people of Africa vary greatly across the African continent. The paper examines the differences and commonalities of various historical African cultures and their effect on the "potentialities of present-day Negroes in Africa and America."

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Akwesasne Counselor Organization

Genre(s)

  • Gelatin silver prints
  • Maps.
  • Photographic prints -- Color
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegany Reservation (N.Y.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Deardorff, Merle H., d.1971
  • Ettawageshik, Fred, 1896-1969
  • Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
  • Frobenius, Leo
  • Harris, Helen
  • Parrish, John
  • Phillips, John
  • Pierce, John
  • Post, Frederick
  • Redeye, Clara
  • Snyderman, George Simon, 1908-2000
  • Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950
  • Tantaquidgeon, Gladys
  • Witthoft, John

Subject(s)

  • Africa
  • Anthropology, ethnography, fieldwork
  • Cayuga Indians
  • Culture, community, organizations
  • Ethnohistory
  • Indians of North America -- New York (State)
  • Iowa -- Maps
  • Iroquois Indians -- Dwellings
  • Iroquois dance
  • Missouri -- Maps
  • Mohawk Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Ohio -- Maps
  • Oneida Indians -- Wisconsin
  • Seneca Indians -- Missions
  • Seneca Indians -- New York (State)
  • Seneca Indians -- Religion
  • Seneca Indians -- Social life and customs
  • Seneca masks
  • Society of Friends -- Missions

Collection overview

 2 boxes; 1 linear foot

Incoming with comparatively little outgoing correspondence. The largest series in the collection, Series I is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name and then chronologically within each folder. Unidentified correspondence has been filed as "Unidentified" and is arranged chronologically. Enclosed manuscripts have been removed from this series and placed in Series III or IV as appropriate. As with the reprints, a photocopy of the title page was filed with the original letter.

Correspondents include anthropologists, government officials, students, Native Americans, and interested amateur anthropologists. Among the topics covered in this series are Iroquois ceremonies and customs and the business of the Pennsylvania State Employment Service. There are many letters from Clara Redeye, whom Snyderman met while doing fieldwork, and who, with her husband Sherman, adopted Snyderman in a Seneca ceremony in 1947. Also included are letters from Clara Redeye's daughter, Helen Harris. Both womens' letters detail daily life, social customs, and folklore of the Seneca of Allegany Reservation. Correspondence with Merle H. Deardorff and William N. Fenton documents the exchange of information on the Iroquois; Deardorff's correspondence also includes information about the construction of Kinzua Dam. Letters from Marcus Solomon Goldstein discuss various topics, including anthropology and life in Israel.

 0.5 boxes; 0.25 linear foot

Reports, legal documents, and newspaper clippings. The folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The earliest items in this series are transcriptions from the Quaker Collection at Haverford College. Also of note is a printed booklet of sketches of Iroquois life done by Jesse J. Cornplanter in 1903.

 1.5 boxes; 0.75 linear foot

Snyderman's typewritten drafts and research notes for articles and reviews. There are several reports that Snyderman wrote as historical background material for lawyer Felix S. Cohen. There are also unpublished and published manuscripts on such topics as Seneca folklore, Seneca medicine, and ethnohistory. Snyderman's reports for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security appear in this series as well.

 1 box; 0. 5 linear foot

Articles, notes, and papers written by colleagues and students of Snyderman, as well as transcriptions of works from the late 1700s and early 1800s. This series is arranged alphabetically by author and then by title. There are works by William N. Fenton and several files of notes by Merle H. Deardorff. Also included in this series are folk tales recorded by Clara Redeye and Helen Harris.

 1 box; 0.5 linear foot

Native American Images note : Removed from the Series I-IV, over one hundred black and white silver gelatin prints, postcards, and color Polaroid of the Allegany Senecas and St. Lawrence Mohawks of New York. Taken by William N. Fenton, Frank Speck, and Snyderman, the images include Cold Spring longhouses, corn husk false faces, and Iroquois masked medicine dancers. The oversize maps in Series II and III, hand-drawn, crayon-colored by Snyderman, reflect nineteenth century Native American settlements in Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio. Of interest, Speck's student Jane Willets' Ottawan Chief Ettawageshik, Snyderman's Seneca consultant Helen Harris, and Ray Fadden's Akwesasne Mohawk Council print materials. Images date from 1939-1993; Maps from 1795-1866.

  


Detailed Inventory

Series I. Correspondence, 1940-1990
 2 boxes; 1 linear foot

Incoming with comparatively little outgoing correspondence. The largest series in the collection, Series I is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name and then chronologically within each folder. Unidentified correspondence has been filed as "Unidentified" and is arranged chronologically. Enclosed manuscripts have been removed from this series and placed in Series III or IV as appropriate. As with the reprints, a photocopy of the title page was filed with the original letter.

Correspondents include anthropologists, government officials, students, Native Americans, and interested amateur anthropologists. Among the topics covered in this series are Iroquois ceremonies and customs and the business of the Pennsylvania State Employment Service. There are many letters from Clara Redeye, whom Snyderman met while doing fieldwork, and who, with her husband Sherman, adopted Snyderman in a Seneca ceremony in 1947. Also included are letters from Clara Redeye's daughter, Helen Harris. Both womens' letters detail daily life, social customs, and folklore of the Seneca of Allegany Reservation. Correspondence with Merle H. Deardorff and William N. Fenton documents the exchange of information on the Iroquois; Deardorff's correspondence also includes information about the construction of Kinzua Dam. Letters from Marcus Solomon Goldstein discuss various topics, including anthropology and life in Israel.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Library
1952 box 1
American Anthropological Association
1953-1954,1991 box 1

Johnson, Frederick

American Anthropologist
1958 box 1
American Philosophical Society
1950-1991 box 1
Bowen, Merrill W.
  box 1

-See Ser.I, Cornplanter Indian Landowners Corporation

Broughton, John G.
  box 1

-See Ser.I, New York State Museum and Science Service

Bryn Mawr College
1962 box 1
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
1980-1981 box 1

-See also Ser.I, Deardorff, Merle H.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society
1990 box 1
Canada. Indian Affairs Branch
1953,[1955] box 1
Chester County Historical Society
1953 box 1
Cohen, Felix S.
1950 box 1
Congdon, Charles E.
1951 box 1
Cooper, John M.
1946 box 1
Cornplanter Indian Landowners Corp.
1965 box 1

Bowen, Merrill W.  United States. Army Engineer District, Pittsburgh

Crouse, Myrtle (Mrs. Clifford)
1947-1972 box 1

-See also Deardorff, Merle H., Aug. 1953

Cullen, William B.
  box 1

-See Ser.I, Hoffmann, Wilfred E.

Curry, Ed
1972-1974,n.d. box 1
Deardorff, Mary T. (Mrs. Merle H.)
1971-1972 box 1

Deardorff, Merle H.

Deardorff, Merle H. (Folder #1)
1943-1947 box 1

Includes correspondence with Buffalo Historical Society; Kent, Don; Taplinger, Dick; Voget, Fred W.; Wallace, Anthony F.C. -See also Ser.I, Deardorff, Mary -See also Ser.I, Fenton, William -See also Ser.I, Snow, Kenneth (Mrs.) -See also Ser.I, Snow, Lena -See also Ser.I, White, Clayton

Deardorff, Merle H. (Folder #2)
1948-1953 box 1
Deardorff, Merle H. (Folder #3)
1954-1970,n.d. box 1
Depp, Frederick C.
1972 box 1
Devereux Foundation
1959 box 1
Dilworth, Richardson
1961 box 1
Dodge, Ernest Stanley
1949,1951 box 1
Dowler, Maxine
1974 box 1
Einhorn, Art[hur]
1973 box 1
Encyclopedia Americana
1955 box 1
English, Nicholas Conover
1951 box 1
Eshelman, John E.
1953 box 1
Fadden, Ray
n.d. box Oversize

Native American images note: charts of illustrations by Ray Fadden from the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor organization, St. Regis Mohawk reservation, Hogansbury, New York. Images include utensils, musical instruments, clothes, and masks. -See Oversized

Fenton, William Nelson
1940-1994 box 1

Deardorff, Merle H. (1940) Nichols, Robert Hastings (1951)

Francello, Joseph A.
1980-1981 box 1
General, Alex (Deskaheh)
1949 box 1

-See also Ser.I, Speck, Frank G.


Subject(s): Haudenosaunee; Iroquois Indians; Cayuga Indians

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Gibson, Edmond P.
1950 box 1
Goldstein, Marcus Solomon
1986-1994,n.d. box 1
Grace, Natalie
1960 box 1
Hallowell, A[lfred] I[rving]
1954 box 1
Harris, Helen (Folder #1)
1948-1986 box 1

-See also Ser.I, Speck, Frank G.

Harris, Helen (Folder #2)
1987-1991 box 2
Harris, Helen (Folder #3)
1992-1995,n.d. box 2
Harris, Linda
1990 box 2
Harris, Rosalie
1984 box 2
Hartwick College
1971 box 2
Haverford College. Library. The Quaker Collection
1952,1983 box 2

-See also Ser.II, Haverford College Library

Hay, John
1959-1960 box 2
Herzfeld, Regina F.
1969 box 2
Hoffmann, Wilfred E.
1946 box 2

Cullen, William B.

Hutchinson, Tracy
1993 box 2
Jewish Employment and Vocational Service
1959,1971 box 2
Jimerson, Lidelia (Mrs. A.J.)
1989 box 2
John, Terri M.
1984,n.d. box 2
Johnson, Frederick
  box 2

-See Ser.I, American Anthropological Association

Jones, Leroy O.
1951 box 2
Kent, Don
  box 2

-See Ser.I, Deardorff, Merle H.

Kennedy, Robert J.
1983 box 2

-See also Westvaco

Kluckhohn, Clyde
1954 box 2
LeFever, Carole
1987,n.d. box 2
Leshner, Saul S.
1991-1992 box 2
Leslie, Charles
1969 box 2
Main Line "School Night" Association
1953 box 2
Neighborhood Centre of Philadelphia
1959 box 2
Nephew, Oscar (Family of)
[1987] box 2
New York Folklore Society
1980 box 2
New York Public Library
1953 box 2
New York (State). Dept. of Social Welfare
1953 box 2
New York (State). Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
1983 box 2
New York State Museum and Science Service
1970 box 2
Oberholtzer, Cath
1984 box 2
Painter, Levinus K.
1953 box 2
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
1953,n.d. box 2
Pennsylvania State Employment Service
1959-1971 box 2

-See also Ser.I, Selecky, Paul R.

Redeye, Clara (Folder #1)
1946-1960 box 2
Redeye, Clara (Folder #2)
1961-1974 box 2
Redeye, Sherman
1947 box 2

-See also Ser.I, Redeye, Clara

Richards, Henry M. M.
1962 box 2
Riegelman, Strasser, Schwartz & Spiegelberg
1950 box 2
St. Bonaventure University. Library
1962 box 2
School District of Philadelphia
1960,1970 box 2
Seiler, Joe
1986 box 2
Selecky, Paul R.
1960 box 2

Pennsylvania State Employment Service

Smith, Amy L.
1988 box 2
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
1959 box 2
Snow, Kenneth (Mrs.)
1946 box 2

Deardorff, Merle H.

Snow, Lena
1947-1952,n.d. box 2

Deardorff, Merle H.

Society of Friends. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Indian Committee
1956 box 2
Solenberger, Robert
1954 box 2
Speck, Florence Insley (Mrs. Frank G. Speck)
1951-1952 box 2

Contains two letters, primarily concerning the writing of a memorial for Mrs. Speck's recently deceased husband, the anthropologist Frank Speck, and the disposition of his collection of scholarly reprints and related items. Mentions William Fenton, A. Irving Hallowell, Dr. Eisley, and the American Philosophical Society.

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Speck, Frank G.
1914, 1927, 1939-1950, n.d. box 2

Primarily concerns Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) matters, especially wampum, including specific items. Includes some letters to Speck from Glenn Black of the Indiana Historical Society, Kenneth Kidd of the Royal Ontario Museum, Alexander General ("Deskaheh"), Fred Washington of "Lenape Nation" in Oklahoma; copies of class handouts from an Anthropology course taught by Speck in 1927. Related correspondences in this collection include Alex General and Helen Harris.


Subject(s): Haudenosaunee; Iroquois Indians; Wampum; Delaware Indians

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Spoehr, Alexander
1951 box 2
Stone, Mark K.
1991 box 2
Supper, Helen
1985 box 2
Swarthmore College. Friends Historical Library
1953 box 2
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck
1988 box 2
Taplinger, Dick
  box 2

-See Ser.I, Deardorff, Merle H.

Teeters, Negley
1968 box 2
Temple University
1966 box 2
Uhlig, Richard H.
1960 box 2
Unidentified
1969,1987,1991,n.d. box 2
United States. Army Engineer District, Pittsburgh
  box 2

-See Ser.I, Cornplanter Indian Landowners Corporation

United States. Dept. of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
1952 box 2
United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration
1961,1971 box 2
United States. Dept. of Labor
1960-1964 box 2
United States. Dept. of the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs
1952-1953 box 2
University of Michigan
1959 box 2
University of Pennsylvania
1990 box 2
Voget, Fred W.
  box 2

-See Ser.I, Deardorff, Merle H.

Wallace, Anthony F.C.
  box 2

-See Ser.I, Deardorff, Merle H.

Wannemacher, Ed H.
1950 box 2
Webb, Charles G.
1958 box 2
Westvaco
1983 box 2

Kennedy, Robert J.

Whitacre, M. Elizabeth
1953 box 2
White, Clayton C.
1941-1942,1953 box 2

Deardorff, Merle H.

Witthoft, John
1954 box 2
WRCV
1960 box 2
Series II. Subject files, 1758-1994
 0.5 boxes; 0.25 linear foot

Reports, legal documents, and newspaper clippings. The folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The earliest items in this series are transcriptions from the Quaker Collection at Haverford College. Also of note is a printed booklet of sketches of Iroquois life done by Jesse J. Cornplanter in 1903.

American Anthropological Association
1949 box 3
Anthropology, Description of the Profession
n.d. box 3
Cartoon
n.d. box 3
Cayuga Reservation--Map
1795 box Oversize

-See Oversized

Clippings
1948-1984,n.d. box 3
Concentrated Employment Program
1963-1971 box 3
Conference on Iroquois Research (3rd)
1947 box 3
Cornplanter, Jesse J.
1903 box 3

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

"Deed from the Six Nations to William Trent and Others"--Transcript Copy
1769 box 3
Haverford College Library. The Quaker Collection
1758,1795-1815 box 3

transcript copies

Illinois--Map
n.d. box Oversize

Native American Image note: Map of Illinois showing areas of Native American settlements, such as, Ottawa, Potawatami, Sac and Fox, Kickapoo, Iowa. See Oversize.

Iowa--Maps
1795,1816,1825,n.d. box 3
See LH-B-26 XOS

Native American Images note: Six maps of Iowa with color key codes showing areas of Sioux, Sac and Fox settlements. Two charts of forty Native American sites from 1700-1837. -See Oversized

Iowa State Historical Society
[1951] box 3

2 Folders

Jimerson, Avery J., Sr.
[1974],1986 box 3
Kansas--Map
n.d. box Oversize

Native American Images note: Negative print of map of Kansas and Nebraska. -See Oversized

Keating, John. Index to His Letter Book--Transcript Copy
1819-1821 box 3
Kinzua Dam
1964 box 3
Labor Terms
n.d. box 3
Minnesota--Map
n.d. box Oversize

Native American images note: Map shows Native American settlements within the state. -See Oversized

Missouri--Maps
n.d. box Oversize

Native American images note: Three maps showing waterways and Native American treaty boundaries. -See Oversized

Oneida Nation of New York vs. The State of New York
1982 box 3
Pennsylvania State Employment Service
1961,n.d. box 3
Philadelphia Anthropological Society
1948,1950 box 3
Saint Joseph's Indian School
1994 box 3
Six Nations Population
1789-1790 box 3
Wampum
1885-1950,n.d. box 3
Wisconsin--Map
n.d. box Oversize

Native American images note: black ink map by Snyderman with Sac and Fox settlements. -See Oversized

Wounded Knee School
[1994] box 3
Series III. Works by Snyderman, 1939-ca.1985
 1.5 boxes; 0.75 linear foot

Snyderman's typewritten drafts and research notes for articles and reviews. There are several reports that Snyderman wrote as historical background material for lawyer Felix S. Cohen. There are also unpublished and published manuscripts on such topics as Seneca folklore, Seneca medicine, and ethnohistory. Snyderman's reports for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security appear in this series as well.

Allegany Reservation--Notes
n.d. box 3
Blacksnake--Notes
[194-] box 3
"Bohemia: the Underworld of Art"--Ms.
[1939] box 3
Coppermine Journey by Farley Mowat--Review
1958 box 3
Cornplanter--Notes
n.d. box 3
"The Economic Life of the Ohio Indians"--Ms.
n.d. box Oversize

Native American images note: Two crayon colored maps. -See also Oversized

Encyclopedia Americana Entries
[1955?] box 3
"Ethno History: Amalgam of Anthropology and History"--Ms.
[1953] box 3
"An Ethnological Discussion of Allegany Seneca Wampum Folklore"--Ms.
[198-] box 3
"Experimental Program for Hard-to-Place Youth"--Ms.
[1960] box 3
Field Notes
  box 4
Folder #1
1946 box 4

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

Folder #2
1950-1951 box 4

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

Halliday Jackson's Journal of a Visit Paid to the Indians of New York (1806)--Review
1959 box 4
"The Historical Method and Its Use in Anthropology"--Ms.
[1950?] box 4
"Illinois"--Ms.
n.d. box 4
"Introduction to the Study of Iroquois Government"--Ms.
[1948] box 4

"Prepared for Speck" appeared on orig. folder

Medicine (Seneca)--Notes
1950, n.d. box 4

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

Messianic Movements--Notes
n.d. box 4
Midwinter Rites of the Cayuga Longhouse by Frank G. Speck--Review
[1949] box 4
Miscellaneous--Notes and Research
1946-1965, n.d. box 4
"Notes on a Visit to the Seneca Nation of Indians by John Pierce and Joshua Sharples"--Notes
n.d. box 4
"Notes on Oneida of Wisconsin"--Ms.
[1950] box 4
"Notes on the Population of Selected Tribes West of the Ohio"--Ms.
n.d. box 4
"O He Yoh: the Once Beautiful Country and Home of Indian Peoples"--Ms.
[1971] box 4
"Ohio"--Ms.
n.d. box 4
Parrish, John--Notes
n.d. box 4
"The Philadelphia Pilot Placement and Counseling Project"--Ms.
5 May 1958 box 4
"References"
n.d. box 4
Reports for Felix Cohen--Research
n.d. box 4
Seneca Witchcraft--Notes
n.d. box 4

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Simmons, Henry, Jr.--Notes
n.d. box 4
"Suggested Guide for Training New Interviewers"--Ms.
n.d. box 4
"Witches, Witchcraft, and Allegany Seneca Medicine"--Ms.
n.d. box 4

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

Series IV. Works by others, 1758-1984
 1 box; 0. 5 linear foot

Articles, notes, and papers written by colleagues and students of Snyderman, as well as transcriptions of works from the late 1700s and early 1800s. This series is arranged alphabetically by author and then by title. There are works by William N. Fenton and several files of notes by Merle H. Deardorff. Also included in this series are folk tales recorded by Clara Redeye and Helen Harris.

Alexander, Heap.
"Flag Day in Washington"
  box 5

Ms.

Boyle, David.
"On the Paganism of the Civilized Iroquois of Ontario"
  box 5

Ms.

Brodie, Paul.
Notes
  box 5

Transcript Copy

Deardorff, Merle H., d.1971.
Cold Spring
  box 5

Notes

Deardorff, Merle H., d.1971.
Miscellaneous
  box 5

Notes

Deardorff, Merle H., d.1971.
Henry Simmons, Jr.
  box 5

Notes

Deardorff, Merle H., d.1971.
Transcriptions
  box 5

Transcriptions

Depp, Frederick C..
"Observations on Research and Practice in the Transitional Sheltered Workshop"
  box 5

Ms.

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"Coldspring Notes"
11 Aug. 1946 box 5
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"Condolence Council. Six Nations Reserve"
31 March 1951 box 5

Notes

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"Condolence Council. Six Nations Reserve"
14 May 1948 box 5

Address

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"A Day on the Allegheny Ox-Bow"
Jul. 1945 box 5
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Diplomacy and Indian Gifts: Anglo-French Rivalry Along the Ohio and North-West Frontiers, 1748-1763. By Wilbur R. Jacobs
[1950] box 5

Review

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"Iroquois Studies at the Mid-Century"
[1951] box 5

Ms

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
"Locality as a Basic Factor in the Development of Iroquois Social Structure"--
1949 box 5

Ms

Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005.
Miscellaneous
1933, 1942, n.d. box 5

Notes

Freilich, Morris.
"The Modern Shtetl: A Study of Cultural Persistance"--
1962 box 5

MS

Frobenius, Leo.
"Early African Culture as an Indication of Present Negro Potentialities"
n.d. box 5

Ms.

George, Edward I..
"Transcription of the Original Records of the Western Missionary Society"--
15 Apr. 1936 box 5

Ms

Goldstein, Marcus S. (Marcus Solomon), 1906-1997.
"Anthropological Research, Action and Education in Modern Nations: With Special Reference to the U.S.A."
Oct. 1968 box 5
Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974.
"Frank Gouldsmith Speck (1881-1950)"
n.d. box 5

Ms

Harris, Helen.
Folk talkes
1948, 1984 box 5

Ms

Harris, Linda.
Folk talkes
[1984] box 5

Ms

Philips, John.
Journal
1806 box 5

Cy

Pierce, John and Joshua Sharpl.
"Notes on a Visit to the Seneca Nation of Indians"
1798 box 5

Transcript Cy

Pierce, John.
Oneida Journal
1798 box 5

Transcript Cy

Post, Frederick.
Journal of Journey from Philadelphia to Wyoming--Transcript Copy
1758 box 5

Transcript Cy

Redeye, Clara.
Folk Tales
1947-1976, n.d. box 5

Ms

Rochnes, Louis L..
"Research on the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma"
11 Aug. 1949 box 5

Ms

Tantaquidgeon, Gladys.
"Delaware Indian Designs"--
1933 box 5

Ms

Unidentified.
"Anthropology and the Social Worker"
[198-] box 5
Unidentified.
"Preliminary Report of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma"
n.d. box 5

Ms

Unidentified.
"Preliminary Report on Land Rights of the Wisconsin Oneida Tribe"--
n.d. box 5

Ms

Unidentified.
"Shawnees"
n.d. box 5

Ms.

Witthoft, John.
"The New Religion of the Iroquois"--
n.d. box 5

Ms

Wright, Asher, 1803-1875.
"Council at Six Nations"--
4 Oct. 1848 box 5

Transcript Copy

Series V. Photographs, 1790-1993
 1 box; 0.5 linear foot

Native American Images note : Removed from the Series I-IV, over one hundred black and white silver gelatin prints, postcards, and color Polaroid of the Allegany Senecas and St. Lawrence Mohawks of New York. Taken by William N. Fenton, Frank Speck, and Snyderman, the images include Cold Spring longhouses, corn husk false faces, and Iroquois masked medicine dancers. The oversize maps in Series II and III, hand-drawn, crayon-colored by Snyderman, reflect nineteenth century Native American settlements in Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio. Of interest, Speck's student Jane Willets' Ottawan Chief Ettawageshik, Snyderman's Seneca consultant Helen Harris, and Ray Fadden's Akwesasne Mohawk Council print materials. Images date from 1939-1993; Maps from 1795-1866.

Abram, Cornelius and Elsie and children
1947 box 6

Taken by William N. Fenton (for negative, see Ms. Coll. No. 20, Ser. VI Neg. Box #4, Vol. XII, #46-47)

Abram, Hannah
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Stevens, Fannie

Allegany State Park
n.d. box 6
Allegheny River
22 Jun. 1941 box 6

Taken by William N. Fenton (for negatives, see Ms. Coll. No. 20, Ser. VI, Neg. Box #4, Vol. XI, #1-17)

Clark, Torrence
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Dancers

Cloud, Wilton
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Watt, Cephas

Collar (Mohawk Beaded)
[1949] box 6
Cooper, Hattie (Mrs. William)
n.d. box 6

Jones, Geneva

Cornplanter Monument
n.d. box 6
Crouse, Clifford and Myrtle
1945, 1947, 1965, 1970 box 6
Curlyhead, Margaret Lightmoon, Princess
1948 box 6

Taken by Frank G. Speck

Margaret Curlyhead, Princess Lightmoon
1948 
Curry, Edward
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Dancers

Document
n.d. box 6
Dowdy, Lynn
1947, 1950 box 6
Eskimos
1949 box 6

Taken by Edmund S. Carpenter

Ettawageshik
n.d. box 6
Chief Ettawageshik
1948 
False Face
1993 box 6

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

False Faces
  box 6
Folder #1
Feb. 1945 box 6

Taken by Frank G. Speck

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

Folder #2
n.d. box 6

Possibly taken by William N. Fenton

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

Halliday [Jackson] Journal
1806 box 6
Harris, Helen
  box 6
Folder #1
1979-1980, 1984, n.d. box 6
Folder #2
27 Sep. 1988 box 6
Helen Harris
1988 
Husk Face
  box 6
Folder #1
n.d. box 6

Probably taken by William N. Fenton

Folder #2
n.d. box 6

Taken by Frank G. Speck

Iroquois Woman
1955 box 6

Taken by Tip Roseberry (for negative, see Ms. Coll. No. 20, Ser. VI, "Roseberry, Tip")

Jimerson, Avery
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Watt, Cephas

Jimerson, John
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Watt, Cephas

John, Osspi
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Snyderman, Michael

John Sisters
1945 box 6
Johnny John, Albert
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Dancers

Johnny John, Arthur
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Dancers

Johnny John, Richard and Dancers
Jun. 1948 box 6

Clark, Torrence Curry, Edward Johnny John, Albert Johnny John, Arthur Jones, Albert

Johnny John, Richard and Albert Jones
1955 box 6
Jones, Albert
1960, n.d. box 6

-See also Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Dancers -See also Ser.V, Johnny John, Richard and Albert Jones

Jones, Geneva
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Cooper, Hattie

Lightmoon, Princess
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Curlyhead, Margaret

Longhouse (Allegany)
1940-1949 box 6

Taken by William N. Fenton

Seneca longhouse
1940-1949 
Longhouse (Cold Spring)
1945? box 6

Taken by William N. Fenton

Longhouse (Old)
1945 box 6
Mound
n.d. box 6
Pierce, Marius
1790, 1837 box 6
Pierce, Sara
1949 box 6

taken by Frank G. Speck

Sara Pierce
  
Printup, Maxime Crouse
1965, 1970 box 6

-See also Ser.V, Snyderman, Michael

Redeye, Clara
1963, 1970 box 6
Redeye, Clara and Sherman
3 Feb. 1947 box 6
Redeye, Henry
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Watt, Cephas

Redeye, Sherman
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Redeye, Clara and Sherman

Schaeffer, Claude
193- box 6

Speck, Frank

Snyderman, Michael
1950 box 6

John, Osspi Printup, Maxime Crouse

Speck, Frank G.
  box 6

-See Ser.V, Schaeffer, Claude

Stauffer Home
Jan. 1945 box 6
Stevens, Fannie, Abram, Hannah
1939 box 6

Taken by William N. Fenton

Tuscarora Masks
n.d. box 6

taken by Frank G. Speck

Restrictions on Access: Reproduction of this material, including Reading Room photography, is restricted due to cultural sensitivity concerns. Please consult the Curator of Native American Materials for more information.

Wampum String Announcing Death of Joseph Hill
n.d. box 6
"On the War Path"
n.d. box 6
Watt, Cephas; Cloud, Wilton
n.d. box 6

Taken by Frank G. Speck Jimerson, Avery Jimerson, John Redeye, Henry

Winter Scene
1945 box 6
Series VI. Recordings
  

Abstract: Removed from collection and processed as (Mss.Rec.139) Seneca Songs and Stories, 1959-1963.