Kaeppler, Adrienne L. 1988. "Four Entries (Hawaiian "Lei niho palaoa", Fijian "Kali", Marquesan "'U'u" and "Pu"." In African, Oceanic, and Indonesian Masterpieces in the Rotterdam Museum of Ethnology. Greub, Suzanne, editor. 114–121. Basel: Tribal Art Centre.
Thompson conducted fieldwork in Kambara, on Lau, Fiji from October 1933 to April 1934 with her first husband, Bernhard Tüting. This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, field notes, topical notebooks and manuscripts related to Thompson's investigations. Original manuscripts for Thompson's Fijian Frontier (1940) are not found in the collection. Correspondents include colleagues, grant-awarding institutions and publishing companies. Manuscript materials for Thompson's unpublished book, "Famine Isles," are filed in the order in which they were received. These materials also include correspondence with publishers and research notes directly related to the manuscript. Documents filed as "notes" include both field and research notes; most are undated, but they appear to have been compiled by Thompson as she synthesized the results of her field study. Photographs, which are located at the end of the series, consist primarily of fifty-four prints of twenty-eight different images, eleven of which were published in "Southern Lau, Fiji: An Ethnography" (1940). Many are stamped "credit to B.P. Bishop Museum," and it is presumed that all are from the Bishop Museum. For that reason, the NAA cannot grant reproduction permission.
Materials arranged alphabetically by document type and chronologically therein; notes and photographs arranged alphabetically by subject. Index files and photos placed at end of series. Dates non-inclusive.
Portions of the collection, in particular materials from the Indian Personality, Education and Administration Research Project, are restricted in use.
Access to the Laura Thompson papers requires an appointment.
Laura Thompson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution