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Michele M. Serros Papers

Creator:
Serros, Michele M.  Search this
Former owner:
Magana, Antonio  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 3 map-folders)
4 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Culture:
Latinos -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Creative writing
Essays
Letters (correspondence)
Newsletters
Notebooks
Notes
Posters
Syllabi
Television scripts
Writings
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1968-2012
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, Chicana, 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.
Scope and Contents:
The Michelle M. Serros Papers include materials from her childhood, undergraduate education, and musical interests. The majority of the collection documents her work as a poet, speaker, and author. Some of the materials in Series 5 (Nope! Magazine) feature racially insensitive content.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Published Works, 1991-2012, undated Series 2: Writing Projects, 1987-2005, undated Series 3: Writing Programs, 1987-2009, undated Series 4: Undergraduate Materials, 1985-1995, undated Series 5: Ephemera, 1938-2015, undated
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Antonio MagaƱa.
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:
California literature  Search this
Chicanas  Search this
Fan mail  Search this
Hispanic American college students  Search this
Latinos in American society and culture  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Poets  Search this
Valentines  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Zines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1950-2000
creative writing
Essays
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Notebooks
Notes
Posters -- 1950-2000
Syllabi
Television scripts
Writings -- 20th century
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep844337082-8a71-4374-a114-6197bddee8b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1481

Syrmatium decumbens (Benth.) Greene

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Adolph D. E. Elmer  Search this
Place:
Ventura County. Calif. Griffins., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jul 1902
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Syrmatium decumbens (Benth.) Greene
Barcode:
02308641
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3161b3789-f4f2-4e45-ba1e-3ae2695bc28c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13326991

John Peabody Harrington photographs from California

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4dbae27d1-eb1f-4a81-9416-bdecb8b03a9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-040
Online Media:

History of Ventura County, California [microform] / by Sol. N. Sheridan

Author:
Sheridan, Sol. N (Solomon Neill) 1859-  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1974
1926
Topic:
History  Search this
Biography  Search this
Call number:
mfm 715n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_385567

An archaeological survey of Mutau Flat, Ventura County, California [by] Hal Eberhart [and] Agnes Bierman Babcock

Author:
Eberhart, Hal  Search this
Babcock, Agnes Bierman  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 17 p. illus., map, plates. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Ventura County
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1963
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F868.V5 E16
F868.V5E16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_49005

Ventura County : the garden of the world / by Edwin Earl Hampton, Jr

Title:
Garden of the world
Author:
Hampton, Edwin Earl  Search this
Ventura County Historical Society  Search this
Ventura County Museum of History & Art  Search this
Physical description:
235 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
2002
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F868.V5 H36 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759932

The noontide sun : the field notes and unpublished manuscripts of the Rev. Stephen Bowers / by Arlene Svea Benson

Author:
Benson, Arlene Svea  Search this
Subject:
Bowers, Stephen 1832-1907  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxi, 488 leaves) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1982
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E99.C815 B47 1982
E99.C815B47 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363737

Heritage & history

Title:
Heritage and history
Author:
Ventura County Historical Society  Search this
Subject:
Ventura County Historical Society  Search this
Ventura County Historical Museum  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
19uu
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F868.V5 H475
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695332

Doctor C.L. Bard : soldier, pioneer, doctor / by Michaela Crawford Reaves

Title:
Cephas Little Bard
Author:
Reaves, Michaela Crawford  Search this
Ventura County Historical Society  Search this
Subject:
Bard, Cephas Little 1843-1902  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Ventura County
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F868.V5 V54 v.45, no.3&4
F865 .R43 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695959

Ventura County Historical Society quarterly

Author:
Ventura County Historical Society  Search this
Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
History
Place:
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1955
2007
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701547

Native Americans on the Central Coast : a photo essay depicting aspects of the life of the Native American community in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura / exhibit compiled and booklet edited by the members of the Black Gold System Advisory Board in collaboration with John R. Johnson

Author:
Johnson, John R (John Richard) 1949-  Search this
Black Gold Cooperative Library System  Search this
Physical description:
[69] p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
California
San Luis Obispo County
Santa Barbara County
Ventura County
San Luis Obispo County (Calif.)
Santa Barbara County (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
Date:
1997
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
E78.C15 N365 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593695

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