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Native American History, Language, and Culture of Alaska and the Northwest Coast

Catalog Data

Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
26.86 Linear feet (76 boxes)
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Archival materials
Field notes
Washington (State)
Canada, Western
Northwest Coast of North America
1910, 1933-1957
Scope and Contents:
The arrangement of material in this section corresponds to Volume 4 of the microfilmed papers. The reel numbers of corresponding microfilm are listed where appropriate. "N/A" indicates material that was not included in microfilm.
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.
Series is arranged into 16 subseries: (1) Aleut; (2) Tlingit/Eyak; (3) Northern Athapascan; (4) Nicola/Thompson; (5) Lummi/Nespelem; (6) Duwamish; (7) Chimakum/Clallam/Makah/Quileute; (8) Quinault/Chehalis/Cowlitz/Yakima/Chinook/Chinook Jargon; (9) "Kwalhioqua-Tlatskanai"; (10) Tillamook; (11) Alsea/Siuslaw/Coos; (12) Southwest Oregon Athapascan; (13) Galice/Applegate; (14) Takelma; (15) General and Miscellaneous Materials
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
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Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Field notes
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
NAA.1976-95, Series 1
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National Anthropological Archives