Handwritten Cheyenne linguistic and ethnographic notes and anthropometric data collected by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma. Much of the information is from his work with Mack Haag. The materials include vocabulary and notes on grammar and phonetics; a short story in Arapaho about spider with an interlineal English translation; notes on Cheyenne family and kinship relationships, marriage, divorce, adultery, illegitimacy, incest, pregnancy, death, etc.; and anthropometrical data on 22 Cheyenne adult males, identified by name and age.
NAA MS 3188-b
Citation corrected from 3188 (part) to 3188-b on 2/28/12.
Title changed from "Miscellaneous notes June 9, 11, 13, 1930" 5/22/2014.
Place supplied from 47th Annual Report of Bureau of American Ethnology, page 2.
This subseries consists of position/job descriptions, announcements and evaluations for specific employees, organizational charts, lists of employees, compensation and benefits, insurance, reports, correspondence, printed materials and memoranda related to employee and management matters.
Also included are employee identification cards, training and safety materials. The training materials include memoranda for specific training, such as basic chemistry and manuals. A 1957 orientation workbook, U.S.M.C. Organization: United in Action was given to all employees in the Research Division.
The safety materials document the division's Safety Committee, which was responsible for the compliance of safety codes and regulations. Materials include memoranda, meeting minutes, a Safety Committee Manual (1962), and information about the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The management and personnel materials include notes, memoranda, and reports. United Shoe created a group called the "Little Leaguers" in the 1950s. Made up of personnel primarily from the Development Department, the group discussed various personnel-related issues and focused on communicating corporation policies, projects, events, and news among top research management and all other personnel. There are some informational sheets such as "R&D Management: A Study of Supervisor-Subordinate Interpersonal Relations and Securing Satisfactory Performance From Your Staff," prepared for managers as well as documentation on the corporation's use of the PERT computer program for project management.
There is extensive documentation about the corporate management visit to the Research Division in 1972 and a 1970 progress report by Choice Phillips, Jr., about the involvement of a minority (specifically African American) business operation and/or entrepreneurial venture with United Shoe. A proposal from David M. Nero of Nero Industries Incorporated, 1969 is also included and addresses training opportunities for minorities in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, there are materials about Earl Nightingale (1921-1989). Known as the "Dean of Personal Development," he was a motivational speaker and counselor to many major companies about management training. Nightingale created "Creative Thinking," "Lead the Field" and "Great Ideas" counseling sessions on 33 1/3 LP 7" records. Product literature about his counseling services and a speech "On Motivating the Disadvantaged Child" (1966), is available. Printed materials for the Success Motivation Institute, Inc. founded by Paul Meyer are also included as well as a 33 1/3 LP record, 1965.
The collection is open for research.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage and audio visual materials. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period, reference copies do not exist for audio visual materials. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Sub-series (2.2) is restricted until 2054 and sub-series (2.3) is restricted until 2057 due to the presence of personal health information (PHI). Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Wenner-Gren Foundation.
Notebook containing autobiographies of two Kiowa women handwritten in English by Truman Michelson. The two women, ages 72 and 73, recount memories from their childhood and their marriages. Topics include childhood amuseuments, being vaccinated for smallpox, adultery, and interpersonal relationships between relatives.
NAA MS 3341
Title changed from "Autobiographies; sociology" 5/28/2014.
Notebook containing Kickapoo syllabic texts handwritten in 1929 by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Also English translations dictated by Alice Abraham of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and handwritten by her granddaugther Susan in 1967. The texts include a story of why rabbits only have fat on their shoulders and an anecdote from Murdock's courtship days. Other texts are on a virginity test, marriage and natal customs, joking relationships, and father and mother-in-law taboos. The notebook also contains 2 pages of linguistic notes in phonetic transcription with English translations.
NAA MS 833
Title changed from "Kickapoo Legends and ethnology 1929" 6/10/2014.
Dr. Sarah Bekker was a noted scholar, author, and lecturer on Asian art, with special interests in Thai art and the peoples and art of Burma. The Collection is in two parts: the papers of Dr. Bekker and other scholars, and the slides taken by her and used for her lectures. The majority of slides relates to her study of Thai art, with many photos taken during her residence in Bangkok when her husband, Dr. Konrad Bekker, was stationed there in the late 1960s with the U.S. State Dept. She traveled and photographed widely throughout Asia during that time and until her death in 2013.
Several boxes of papers
Several boxes of slides
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah McInteer Bekker was born April 28, 1923, in Meade County, KY. In 1944 she received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and in 1946 an M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral thesis, "The Burmese Concept of Anade: Its Function and Meaning in Interpersonal Relations" was submitted to George Washington University in 1963. Her professional work included scholarly articles, book reviews, and slide lectures and presentations at Asian art focused organizations throughout the US and abroad. Dr. Bekker conducted study tours for the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations. She died in Washington DC on April 1, 2013.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives