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Harrington Microfilm Volume 1

The Papers of John P. Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution 1907-1957
Volume One, Microfilm

A Guide to the Field Notes: Native American History, Language and Culture of Alaska/Northwest Coast

This series within the John Peabody Harrington papers represents the results of Harrington’s work on the native languages and cultures of Alaska, Western Canada, Washington, and Oregon which was undertaken just prior to and during his employment as ethnologist (1915-1954) by the Bureau of American Ethnology. The documents focus primarily on linguistic data, although there also include significant amounts of ethnographic and historical information.

Volume 1, Reels 1-30:

Reel 1-9: Aleut

Reel 10-12: Tlingit

Reel 13-14: Northern Athapascan

Reel 14: Nicola/Thompson

Reel 15: Lummi/Nespelem

Reel 15: Duwamish

Reel 16: Chimakum/Clallam/Makah/Quileute

Reel 17-18: Quinault/Chehalis/Cowlitz/Yakima/Chinook/Chinook Jargon

Reel 19: Kwalhioqua-Tlatskanai

Reel 20: Tillamook

Reel 21-24: Alsea/Siuslaw/Coos

Reel 25-27: Southwest Oregon Athapascan

Reel 28: Galice/Applegate

Reel 28: Takelma

Reel 29-30: General and miscellaneous materials (Alaska/Northwest Coast)


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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