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Special Collections: Guide to the Wabanaki Indians: Material from Collections at the American Philosophical Society

Collection title: Wabanaki Indians: Material from Collections at the American Philosophical Society
Collection number: MS 1328
Dates of collection:
 1872-1977
Size of collection: 1 box + 2 reels of microfilm

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photocopies of material on Abenaki Indians and others and consists primarily of field notes by 20th century anthropologists. It was copied from various collections at the American Philosophical Society Library for University of Maine history professor Liam Riordan in 2002. The majority of the collection consists of material from the collection of Frank G. Speck, including some of his correspondence with Fannie Hardy Eckstorm and others, field notes about the Penobscot Indians and their culture, and notes for his book, Penobscot Man. Also included are works of Marine Leland, Philip S. LeSourd, and Nicholas N. Smith on Passamaquoddy and Malecite languages and natural history. The collection also contains two reels of microfilm containing information from the Franz Boas collection on Indian linguistics as well as copies of works by Dalton Dorr, J. Dyneley Prince, and Joseph Fayrer.

Contents of Boxes

Box 1 of 1

Folder

1 On-line catalogue of nations, languages and tribes, American Indian manuscript collection, American Philosophical Society (June 19, 2001)
2 Leland, Marine. Mrs. Johnson’s narrative of her captivity.
3-5 LeSourd, Philip S. Passamaquoddy and Malecite notes, language, 1977
6-7 LeSourd, Philip S. Passamaquoddy field notes, 1977
8 Smith, Nicholas N. Malecite words pertaining to natural history, 1960
9 Speck, Frank G. Correspondence re publications
10 Speck, Frank G. Correspondence with Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, 1936-1942
11 Speck, Frank G. Bird lore of the northern Indians, 1921
12 Speck, Frank G. Field notes
13 Speck, Frank G. Field notes (Penobscot); description of canoe-making
14 Speck, Frank G. Hunting morality
15 Speck, Frank G. Penobscot art
16 Speck, Frank G. Penobscot religion
17 Speck, Frank G. Penobscot sayings
18 Speck, Frank G. Penobscot texts
19 Speck, Frank G. Material for Penobscot Man: Penobscot shelter
20-21 Speck, Frank G. Material for Penobscot Man: Culture
22 Speck, Frank G. Material for Penobscot Man: Family groups of the Penobscot
23 Speck, Frank G. Material for Penobscot Man: Art
24 Speck, Frank G. Material for Penobscot Man: Language, stories

Microfilm Reel 1: Material from Franz Boas collection

Bloomfield, Leonard. Cree texts
Bloomfield, Leonard. Menomini inflections, 1937
Swadesh, Morris. Menomini notes, 1937
Swadesh, Morris. Menominee field notes, 1938
Swadesh, Morris. Kickapoo vocabulary, 1940
Pierce, Joe E. Shawnee, Kickapoo, Ojibwa, Saux and Fox materials, 1951-1952
Swadesh, Morris. Potawatomi vocabulary, 1937
Willets, Jane. Ottawa Indian manuscripts, 1947
Swadesh, Morris. Chippewa field notes, 1938
Hunkins, E.S. Ottawa Indian songs and dances, 1954
Swadesh, Morris. Mohican lexical materials, 1939
Swadesh, Morris. Interlinear translation of Mohican liturgical literature, 1939-1944
Swadesh, Morris. Mohican field notes, 1937-1938
Swadesh, Morris and C.F. Voegelin. Notes on Penobscot and Malecite, 1933
Sapir, Edward. Blackfoot vocabulary, 1916
Hockett, Charles F. Sapir on Arapaho, 1939
Sapir, Edward. Beothuk-Algonkian comparisons, 1915
Angulo, Jaime de. Chinantec text; el perrito do Teotitlan, 1922
Angulo, Jaime de. Chinantec text; el perrito de Teotitlan, 1922
Angulo, Jaime de. Chinantec text; cuento del pescador, 1922
McQuown, Norman A. Chinantec vocabulary, 1940
Angulo, Jaime de. Chichimeco texts, 1930

Microfilm Reel 2

Dorr, Dalton. Notes of travel made from memoranda in old diaries, 1897
Prince, J. Dyneley. Passamaquoddy-Malecite dictionary, 1911-1921
Fayrer, Joseph. The thanatophidia of India, 1872

 

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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