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harrington_91_f1_03 Notes from a rehearing of Merriam's Miwok tribenames and placenames Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Box 91 National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution harrington_69-11_x002 Notes from Takelma placename trips Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Box 69 National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian InstitutionThe J. P. Harrington Collection currently occupies over 1,200 boxes. Much of the manuscript material was copied to microfilm in the 1970s and 1980s, resulting in 494 reels representing over half a million pages. A published nine-volume guide to the microfilm provides the most comprehensive description of the collection available, although it covers only what was filmed. (The Papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1959, ed. by Elaine L. Mills et al, Kraus International Publications, 1981-1991.)

harrington_mf3_r2_0064 Microfilmed notes from Obispeño semantic slipfile Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Box 382 National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution The microfilm is now being converted to digital format as funds become available and additional original material is digitized. At present, the list of digital files follows the organizational system used for the microfilm with reference to volumes and reel numbers.

“Box lists” provide a general description of the contents of the J. P. Harrington Collection and its physical arrangement. This arrangement is the basis for the organization of the microfilm volumes and reels. These lists have been included here to help researchers in locating the original material. Corresponding microfilm reels numbers are listed where appropriate. “N/A” indicates material that was not included in microfilm.

“Microfilm” indicates links to digitized reels of microfilm. 

“Guides”  are links to electronic versions of each of the nine-volumes of the published Papers of John P. Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution 1907-1957, edited by Elaine Mills.  The Guides have detailed information about the contents of individual reels. 

 


Box Lists Inventory

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Microfilm Inventory

 

harrington_mf2_r46_0038 Microfilmed Barbareño grammatical notes Papers of John Peabody Harrington National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Descriptions are based on the Mills et al guide to microfilm.

Click to view digitized copies of: The Papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1959, ed. by Elaine L. Mills et al, Kraus International Publications, 1981-1991.

 

 


Microfilm Guides

 

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“Guides”  are links to electronic versions of each of the 9 volumes of the published Papers of John P. Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution 1907-1957, edited by Elaine Mills. 

Please note: The PDFs may take a few moments to download.

The Guides have detailed information about the contents of individual reels:

We are grateful to the Pechanga tribe for assistance in scanning these guides.



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Sincere appreciation and thanks to those who helped make the Harrington collection more widely accessible to the interested public. Support for preparation and digitization of the collection for online access has been provided by the following:

Arcadia Fund; Colorado College Library; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua; Pechanga Band of Luiseno; Recovering Voices, SI; Rosetta Project, Long Now Foundation; Save America’s Treasures, DoI; Matthew Vestuto, on behalf of Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians; Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS); and the Collections Program of the National Museum of Natural History.

 

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