While Leonard Mason was attending the University of Minnesota in 1938, he visited the Swampy Cree at the Hudson's Bay Company's Oxford House in Manitoba and, in 1940, he carried out field work among them. The material served for preparing his master's thesis. In 1943, at Yale, he prepared a proposal for the study of the Beaver Indians and collected a small amount of data about them.
Addl. KW Subjects:
1. Notebooks on the Swampy Cree, 1940; 2. Cree biliography; 3. note slips arranged by numerical scheme; 4. Ojibwa bibliography; 5. maps; 6. photographs, 1938-1940
The collection includes material on the Swampy Cree and Beaver. It also includes a letter from Allan Nelson concerning the Salteaux at Little grand Rapids in Manitoba in 1938.
Papers of Leonard Edward Mason, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland