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Harrington Microfilm Volume 4

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

A Guide to the Field Notes: Native American History, Language and Culture of the Southwest

This series within the John Peabody Harrington papers represents the results of Harrington’s work on the native languages and cultures of the Southwest, the area in which he first undertook fieldwork. The field notes were recorded 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 they also include significant amounts of ethnographic and historical information.

Volume 4, Reels 1-58:

Reel 1: Apache and Kiowa Apache

Reel 2-13: Navajo (part 1)

Reel 14-25: Navajo (part 2)

Reel 26: Hopi

Reel 27-30: Zuni

Reel 31: Acoma/Laguna/Santo Domingo

Reel 32: Cochiti

Reel 33-35: Jemez

Reel 36: Isleta/Isleta del Sur/Piro

Reel 37: Picuris

Reel 38-49: Taos

Reel 50-57: Tewa

Reel 58: General and Miscellaneous Materials (Southwest)




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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