Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The papers of William C. Sturtevant were processed with the assistance of a Wenner-Gren Foundation Historical Archives Program grant awarded to Dr. Ives Goddard. Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
The Priscilla Reining papers are open for research.
Some materials from the East African Medical Survey and Ethnography of Reproduction project contain personal medical history and are thus restricted. Grant applications sent to Reining to review are also restricted as well as her students' grades, and recommendation letters Reining wrote for her students. Electronic records are also restricted.
A small portion of the materials relating to Reining's Haya research, Ethnography of Reproduction project, and IBRD ujamaa research suffered severe mold damage. These materials have been cleaned and may be accessed. The legibility of some of the documents, however, is limited due to water and mold stains. Mold odor is also still present.
Priscilla Reining Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Text handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) by Joe Peters, with an English translation by Ida Poweshiek. On the first page of the Meskwaki text, Truman Michelson writes "Eagles...wapeneùsiùwaiye see middle p. 76."
NAA MS 2998
Title changed from "Eagle gens. (W)apenesiwaiye" 6/16/2014.
Meskwaki (Fox) texts and kinship notes collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. Four of the texts are by Alfred Kiyana in Meskwaki syllabary. The translated titles are "When Indians captured horses a long time ago," "The two youths who fasted who were brothers," "The one who runs fast," and "War dance." A fifth text is by Kiwatewa (Mrs.Paquane) and is on adoption feasts. These texts are accompanied by English translations dictated by Harry Lincoln and in Truman Michelson's hand. There are also 3 pages of notes on kinship from Annie Kiosatuck.
NAA MS 2433
Title changed from " Kinship terms, family Ethnology" 3/26/2014.
Topics: population; Reports of Indian Affairs; Jesuit Relations; Houk; references to Annals of Iowa; Kansas Historical Society Collections; Carver; Wisconsin Historical Society; Perrot; Armstrong; notes on the Religion Dance; notes on the Fox system of consanguinity.
Contents: The one who made the Thunder gens pack, text and translation; origin of Thunder gens- informant H.L.; text and translation; Billy Jones sacred pack (1917); both packs in Heye Museum. H. Waseskuk, Jr. sacred pack, text and English translation; The one who made the Thunder gens pack a long time ago.
NAA MS 2421
The one who made the Thunder gens pack
Origin of Thunder gens
Billy Jones sacred pack
H. Waseskuk Jr sacred pack
The one who made the Thunder gens pack a long time ago
Also Wolf gens, text by Shawata, English translation. List of Indian tribes known to Shawata; kinship terms by Shawata; medicine ceremony at Jim Bear's; syllabic text by H.L. and English translation of same.
NAA MS 3217
Informant, Shawata, assistant, Harry Lincoln- probably, dictated by Shawata to H.L.- some text by Shawata and some by H.L.
Includes: kinship terms; adoption feasts; gens festivals; Snail Dance; Victory Dance; Fox names of places, early Indian traders, and interpreters, moccasin game, Indian name of Antoine Le Claire's mother; notes on the Mide, Sisakayeweni, Wabanowiwen, Nanakawinatawinoni; lists of various rituals and dances belonging to different gentes; notes on those named after the White Deer (See Number 2239); notes on Squaw Dance, and so-called Worshipping Dance.