Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
The papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by the terms of the will of Ethel Cutler Freeman and they were deposited in the archives in 1972.
Addl. KW Subjects:
(1) Biographical information and miscellaneous personal papers, 1944-1970; (2) correspondence, n.d.; (3) writings, 1941-1968; (4) miscellaneous research materials, 1934-1970; (5) material concerning Seminole Indians, 1939-1971; (6) material concerning other North American Indians, 1936-1963; (7) material concerning people other than North American Indians, 1946-1968; (8) papers concerning professional meetings, 1959-1968; (9) printed material, 1939-1970; (10) pamphlets, n.d.; (11) sound recordings, n.d.; (12) lists of photographs, n.d.; (13) unarranged photographs, n.d
Ethel Cutler Freeman was an amateur Seminole specialist and research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Her papers also reflect field work among the Arapaho, Shoshoni, Navaho, Pueblo, Hopi, Kickapoo, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, and the music and chants of Africa, including those of the Masai, Zulu, and Pygmies. A small amount of material relates to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was a member.
Correspondents include several Seminole Indians and governmentofficials, personal acquantances, organization, and associates of the AmericanMuseum of Natural History as well as the persons named below.
Ethel Cutler Freeman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland