Correspondence between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst


Date: 1978-1979 | Size: 14 item(s)


Fourteen letters between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst, from April 7, 1978 to May 31, 1979, initially regarding a permission question, with additonal subsequent correspondence including de Laguna's reaction to a review of Under Mount Saint Elias, reference to her travel plans, offering comments on Yakutat Tlingit informants and Yakutat music, and mention of Franz Boas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Ruth Benedict, David McAllister, and Alan Lomax. Includes copies of obituaries (in 2004) for de Laguna and the program for her memorial service at Bryn Mawr College.

Collection Information


Gift of John Bierhorst, December 1, 2004. (M2005-08)

Processing information

Processed by Brian Carpenter in December 2015.

Indexing Terms


  • Obituaries.


  • Tlingit Indians
  • Tlingit Indians -- Music