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Michele M. Serros Papers

Creator:
Serros, Michele M.  Search this
Source:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Former owner:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 folders)
Culture:
Latinos -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Essays
Letters (correspondence)
Newsletters
Notebooks
Notes
Television scripts
Posters
Syllabi
Writings
Creative writing
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1968-2012
Summary:
Michele M. Serros was a Chicana writer who grew up in Oxnard, California. She is best known for Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard and How to be a Chicana role model. The papers cover her childhood, high school work, undergraduate courses, published works, and speaking and workshop engagements. The collection also includes photographs, drawings, and her high school yearbook.
Content Description:
The Michelle M. Serros Papers include materials from her childhood, undergraduate education, and music interests. The majority of the collection documents her work as a poet, speaker, and author.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Antonio Magaña.
Restrictions:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Rights:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Fan mail  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Poets  Search this
Zines  Search this
Hispanic American college students  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Latinos in American society and culture  Search this
California literature  Search this
Valentines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1950-2000
Essays
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Notebooks
Notes
Television scripts
Posters -- 1950-2000
Syllabi
Writings -- 20th century
creative writing
Citation:
Michele M. Serros Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1481
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Michele M. Serros Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1481

John Peabody Harrington photographs from California

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Names:
Bautista, Bob, c.1843-1923  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Heye, Thea  Search this
Extent:
17 negatives (photographic)
16 Photographic prints
2 copy negatives
Culture:
Chumash  Search this
Tachi Yokuts  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Santa Barbara -- California -- archeology
Ventura County (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Date:
1923
Summary:
Negatives and photographic prints taken by John Peabody Harrington in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California in 1923. John Peabody Harrington (1884-1961) was an ethnologist and linguist who specialized in the Native peoples of California and served with the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology from 1915 to 1955. Beyond his efforts to document innumerable Native languages, Harrington also collected objects for the Bureau of Ethnology and on his own. Photographs in this collection accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Scope and Contents:
The John Peabody Harrington photographs from California include negatives and photographic prints taken in 1923 by Harrington while in the field. All of the negatives were taken at the Ventura County fair in the fall of 1923. These photographs depict a group of Chumash men building a grass lodge, organized by J.P. Harrington, as well as Bob Bautista, a Tachi Yokuts man, demonstrating traditional boat and house building. George Gustav Heye is pictured in several shots while the Chumash grass lodge is being built. Prints [P11568-P11572] were made from the aforementioned negatives. There is also one copy negative made from one of the subsequent prints.

The remainder of the photographic prints in this collection were taken during the Burton Mound expedition, funded by Thea Heye and led by John Peabody Harrington in 1923. Photographs taken by Harrington show workers excavating the mound as well images of the mound itself. There are four additional photographs from Burton Mound that were not taken by Harrington. These include an image Of J.P Harrington, D.B. Rogers and George W. Bayley standing with excavated materials. Some of these photographs have been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Arrangement:
Physically arranged by catalog number. Negatives: N08762-N08766, N08964-N08975, N35868, N36678. Prints: P06039, P05564-P05566, P09497-P09502, P11568-P11572, P28107.
Biographical / Historical:
John Peabody Harrington (1884-1961) was an ethnologist and linguist employed by the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) for forty years, from 1915 to 1955. He came to the Smithsonian after training at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. He became interested in Native American languages upon meeting historically renowned anthropologist A. L. Kroeber. J. P. Harrington was reportedly fluent in nine international languages and eighteen Native American languages.

In 1923, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation provided funding for J.P. Harrington to lead an expedition in Santa Barbara, California to excavate the Burton Mound.

Additional information on John Peabody Harrington can be found on the National Anthropological Archives' website, home to his collection.
Related Materials:
Archaeological materials excavated from Burton Mound can be found in NMAI's archaeological collection. For more information on these object please contact NMAICollections@si.edu.
Provenance:
The negatives were acquired from John Peabody Harrington by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation shortly after they were taken in 1923. It is likely that prints [P11568-P11572] were made from the negatives some time in the 1930s. Prints from Burton Mound [P09497-P09502] were cataloged by the MAI in 1929 though the additional Burton Mound prints arrived with the collection in 1923. The provenance of P06039 and P28107 is unknown.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Some images restriced: Cultural Sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Mounds -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Peabody Harrington photographs from California, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.040
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John Peabody Harrington photographs from California
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-040
Online Media:

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 1), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Grammar, Comparative and general  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363789

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 2), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363792

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 3), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363793

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 4), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363794

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 5), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363796

John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash (part 6), 1912-1961

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)  Search this
San Buenaventura Mission  Search this
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)  Search this
Santa Barbara Mission  Search this
Physical description:
169 boxes
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Dictionaries
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Date:
1912
1912-1961
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Languages  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southern California/Basin, 1907-1961
John Peabody Harrington papers: Chumash
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363797

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