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John Peabody Harrington papers: General and miscellaneous materials (Mexico/Central America/South America), circa 1907-circa 1957

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Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
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Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Cora Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Tojolabal Indians  Search this
circa 1907-circa 1957
Microfilm and digital surrogates of microfilm are available. See Volume 7, reel 36. Only original documents created by Harrington, his coworkers and field assistants, or field notes given to him by others were microfilmed.
Electronic inventory available. Consult with archivist. See also "The papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1957, Volume 7: A guide to the field notes: Native American history, language, and culture of Mexico/Central America/South America," edited by Elaine L. Mills (1988).
Addl. KW Subjects:
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series consists of highly miscellaneous, unsorted notes which were found scattered throughout Harrington's papers. Most of the material deals with Mexico and Central America, although there are data relating to South America and possibly to his study of placenames and province names. The notes were recorded during various periods of time as evidenced by the different types of paper used; most are undated. There are references to Aztec, Tarahumara, Tarascan, Cochimi, Cora, Chontal, and Tojulabal. Castulo Ucan, an informant with whom Harrington worked in New York, is mentioned. Perhaps of greatest interest is a four-page list of Zapotec words, consisting of numbers and miscellaneous vocabulary, which was elicited from a Mr. Harvey in February 1923.
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Mexico/Central America/South America: General and miscellaneous materials, John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Zapotec language  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Languages  Search this
Indians of Central America--Languages  Search this
Indians of South America--Languages  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
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Accession #1976-95
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