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Mintz, Jerome R 1930-1997  Search this
Physical description:
20 linear feet (49 document boxes) plus 70 sound recordings 10 floppy disks
Jews, Hasidic  Search this
Spaniards  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Andalusia (Spain)
New York (State)
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
Mintz's original Spanish and Hopi sound recordings are at the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, Bloomington.
The papers of Jerome R. Mintz were processed with the assistance of a Wenner-Gren Foundation Historical Archives Program grant.
Copies of Mintz's Spanish films and associated photos and sound recordings are at the Human Studies Film Archives.
Jerome R. Mintz was a professor of anthropology and Jewish studies at Indiana University. He earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Mintz received the National Jewish Book Award in 1993 for Hasidic People: A Place in the New World. He also received international recognition for his work in Andalusia, Spain. His book The Anarchists of Casas Viejas (1982) is considered the most comprehensive account of the tragic events surrounding the 1933 uprising in the small rural town of Casas Viejas. He also produced 6 films on tradition and change in Andalusia, Spain.
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
Collection is organized into 10 series: 1) Spain, 1965-1991, undated; 2) Hasidim, 1959-1964, 1970-1981, 1985, undated; 3) Hopi, 1962; 4) Grants, 1967-1990, undated; 5) Writings, 1962, 1965-1988, undated; 6) Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated; 7) Teaching, 1964-1990, undated; 8) Photographs, circa 1960s, undated; 9) Sound Recordings, 1960, 1962-1963, 1986-1988, undated; 10) Electronic Records, 1980, undated
This collection consists of the professional papers of Jerome Mintz, documenting his work as an anthropologist, filmmaker, and professor. The collection contains his correspondence, research files, writings, photographs, sound recordings, grant applications, teaching files, and floppy disks. A significant portion of the collection pertains to his work in Spain, particularly his research on the anarchist uprising in Casas Viejas. There are also materials related to his ethnographic films and his collection of song lyrics from carnivals held in Cadiz Province. His research on Hasidic tales and social change is also represented in this collection as well as interviews from his Hopi fieldwork. His course files as a professor at Indiana University also form a sizable portion of the collection. He taught a wide range of courses within the folklore, Jewish studies, and anthropology departments.
Cite as:
Jerome R. Mintz Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Instution
Anarchism  Search this
Carnival  Search this
Hasidim--Legends  Search this
Tales  Search this
Spaniards--music  Search this
Hopi Indians--history  Search this
Anthropology--study and teaching (higher)  Search this
Visual anthropology  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons
Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives