Jan Bruckner Papers

Mss.SMs.Coll.84

Date: 1974-1993 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet

Abstract

The Jan Bruckner Papers are a small collection of cassette tapes, manuscripts and printed materials produced during her time obtaining a doctorate at Indiana University's Physical Therapy Program. The main focus is applied anthropological research at Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation where she worked as a physical therapy consultant between 1982 and 1992, resulting in an illustrated binder of Tohono O'odham words and phrases to describe work done in physical therapy, as well as other related materials. Bruckner's physical therapy assistant was John Miguel, a native O'odham speaker from Santa Rosa AZ, who recorded O'odham words onto cassette tape. Other cassette tapes contain discussions of the ethics of applied anthropology, Tohono O'odham and Spanish language classes, and journal entries of Bruckner's time at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in 1987.

Background note

Janice Sara ("Jan") Bruckner is a physical therapist and physical anthropologist, most known for her research on podiatry and bioethics. Obtaining a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1975 and an MSc in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1977, Bruckner worked in a nursing home in Rochester NY, Barbados with the US Peace Corps, at United Cerebral Palsy New York State, and the Manhattan Development Center. In 1982 she enrolled in the Indiana University Physical Therapy Program, obtaining a masters in bioanthropology in 1992 and a PhD in bioanthropology with a minor in bioethics in 1993, with a thesis titled "The Human Subtalar Joint: A Theme on Variation". The research for this thesis involved working with sixty one residents of the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona, while a physical therapy consultant at Sells Indian Hospital, in addition to working at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. After receiving her doctorate, Bruckner worked on the physical therapy faculty of Northeastern University in 1993, then the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Physical Therapy in Philadelphia as its director of research from 1998. Here she ran a center providing physical therapy to those experiencing homelessness. In 2005, she received a United States patent (application 20050022421) for a ballet shoe that allows en pointe dancers to endure minimal discomfort, pain or damage.

Scope and content

The Jan Bruckner Papers are a small collection of cassette tapes, manuscripts and printed materials produced during her time obtaining a doctorate at Indiana University's Physical Therapy Program. The main focus is applied anthropological research at Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation where she worked as a physical therapy consultant between 1982 and 1992, resulting in an illustrated binder of Tohono O'odham words and phrases to describe work done in physical therapy, as well as other related materials. Bruckner's physical therapy assistant was John Miguel, a native O'odham speaker from Santa Rosa AZ, who recorded O'odham words onto cassette tape. Other cassette tapes contain discussions of the ethics of applied anthropology, Tohono O'odham and Spanish language classes, and journal entries of Bruckner's time at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in 1987.

Collection Information

Provenance

Gift of Jan Bruckner, 2018.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Jan Bruckner Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Indexing Terms


Geographic Name(s)

  • Arizona
  • Tohono O'odham Reservation (Ariz.)

Subject(s)

  • Anthropology -- United States.
  • Christianity
  • Indiana University
  • Linguistics.
  • Maps
  • Physical anthropology
  • Physical therapy
  • Spanish language
  • Tohono O'odham Indians
  • Tohono O'odham dialect


Detailed Inventory

Audiocassette tapes
 6 audiocassettes
01-01. Miguel, John.
O'odham phrases
undated1 .mp3; 00:08:52

Original title: "Delores -- O'odtham". General and physical therapy phrases in English then O'odham. Two speakers, likely Delores and then John Miguel.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

01-02. Bruckner, Janice.
O'odham language class [1 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:07:56

Recording of an O'odham language class. No speakers identified.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

01-03. Bruckner, Janice.
O'odham language class [2 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:01:51

Recording of O'odham language class. No speakers identified.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

02-01. Miguel, John.
O'odham phrases
undated1 .mp3; 00:03:30

English then O'odham physical therapy words and phrases. See recording 01-01.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

02-02. Bruckner, Janice.
"O'odham Class #2" [1 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:42:07

Recording of O'odham language class. No speakers identified.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

02-03. Bruckner, Janice.
"O'odham Class #2" [2 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:41:41

Recording of O'odham language class. No speakers identified.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

02-04. Miguel, John.
"O'odham John"
undated1 .mp3; 00:04:08

General and physical therapy phrases in Tohono O'odham, spoken by John Miguel. See also recordings 01-01 and 02-01.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

03-01. Bruckner, Janice.
Tohono O'odham humor and descriptions of physical therapy treatments
undated1 .mp3; 00:11:29

Monologue by Bruckner.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

03-02. Bruckner, Janice.
Applied anthropology ethics class [1 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:19:43

Interview discussing fieldwork ethics (interviewee unidentified), focusing on gendered clothing in rural Greece. Tape original title: "Informant I. Ethics". Likely at Indiana University.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

03-03. Bruckner, Janice.
Applied anthropology ethics class [2 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:17:05

Interview discussing fieldwork ethics (interviewee unidentified). Tape original title: "Mon. 1/7. P313 IV. Informant I.". Likely at Indiana University.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

03-04. Bruckner, Janice.
Unidentified discussion
undated1 .mp3; 00:13:59

Quiet recording, possibly of a budget meeting. Not apparently related to recording 03-03.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

04-01. Bruckner, Janice.
Journal entry, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital [1 of 2]
1987-03-061 .mp3; 00:31:54

Monologue by Bruckner. Field notes describing first day.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

04-02. Bruckner, Janice.
Journal entry, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital [2 of 2]
1987-03-061 .mp3; 00:22:40

Monologue by Bruckner. Field notes describing first day.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

04-03. Bruckner, Janice.
Journal entry, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
1987-03-091 .mp3; 00:08:02

Monologue by Bruckner.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

04-04. Bruckner, Janice.
Journal entry, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
1987-03-101 .mp3; 00:01:13

Monologue by Bruckner.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

05-01. Bruckner, Janice.
Journal entry, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
1987-03-181 .mp3; 00:12:28

Monologue by Bruckner, describing physical therapy with an elderly man.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

05-02. Miguel, John.
"John Miguel, Physical Therapy words in O'odtham"
undated1 .mp3; 00:06:53

Words and phrases in English and Tohono O'odham by John Miguel. See also recordings 01-01, 02-01 and 02-04.

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

06-01. Bruckner, Janice.
Class [1 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:31:00

Possibly a Spanish language class with discussion of history. Original tape title: "Crop Over Harvest Song. Wed 6/15." (appears unrelated).

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

06-02. Bruckner, Janice.
Class [2 of 2]
undated1 .mp3; 00:30:59

Possibly a Spanish language class with discussion of history. Original tape title: "Powerlessness of Physical Therapists" (appears unrelated).

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Audiocassette) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

"Conversational Tohono O'odham" binder
1989 

Illustrated binder with Tohono O'odham words and phrases for use in physical therapy examinations. In the introduction, Bruckner thanks John Miguel, Marcella Mapatis and Bernice Belin for their assistance. Binder contains post-it notes containing comments from an unidentified assessor with knowledge of Tohono O'odham. Sections: "Introduction" "Anatomy", "Physical Exam, History, Treatment", "Case Studies", "Everyday Phrases".

Handout for learning Tohono O'odham
1993 

In Saxton and Alvarez-Hale orthographies. Sections: "Sounds of the O'othham Language", "Some Spelling and Pronunciation Rules", "Greetings", "General Questions", "Medical History", "The Auxiliary", "Some Directions", "The Present Tense", "Numbers, Counting, Time", "The Past Tense", "The Future Tense", "Plurals", "Direct and Indirect Objects".

Maps
1985-1992, undated5 item(s)

Printed maps of Arizona, the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation (labeled the Papago Indian Reservation), and the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation, and a tourist brochure for the southwest United States produced by National Geographic.

"The Smoke Signal" No. 30
197423 p.

Publication of the Tuscon Corral of the Westerners. Issue describes Franciscan chapels on the Papagueria, 1912-1973.

Tohono O'odham medical phrases
undated 

Medical phrases in English and Tohono O'odham, printed on continuous-form paper. Sections: "General", "History", "Physical Examination", "Instructions", "Body Parts".