William Neil Smith papers, 1829-1975 (Bulk 1944-1970)

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William Neil Smith papers, 1829-1975 (Bulk 1944-1970)

MS 316


Collection Summary

Creator: Smith, William Neil, 1920-
Collection Name:William N. Smith papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1829-1975 (Bulk 1944-1970)
Physical Description:24 linear feet
AbstractThis collection is divided into seven series: Biographical Information, General Correspondence, Writings and Publisher Correspondence, Field Notebooks and Logs, Research Files, Audio-Visual Media, and Supplemental Material. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings, publications, field notebooks, field research data sheets, subject files, bibliography cards, photographs, negatives, color slides, motion picture film, and sound recordings, chiefly from 1944-1970, of William Neil Smith, relating to his anthropological field work amongst the Seri Indians of Tiburon Island and the northwest coast of Sonora, Mexico.
Collection Number:MS 316
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

William Neil "Bill" Smith, Jr. was born May 5, 1920, at New York City (Broad Street Hospital, Manhattan), New York, the son of William Neil Smith, an architect, and Florence E. Derby. After his father died in 1934, Bill and his mother moved to Arizona. He attended high school at the Southern Arizona School (Sabino Canyon) in Tucson, 1934-1936 and the Palo Verde Ranch School in Mesa, 1937-1938. He attended the University of Arizona from 1939-42 and 1946-48, studying under Byron Cummings(Kinishba Ruins-Fort Apache Reservation-University of Arizona Summer School, Department of Archaeology) and Edward Spicer. He worked in the summer of 1937 at the University of Arizona Archaeological Field School held at the Kinishba Ruins on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. He graduated in May 1948 with an A.B. in Anthropology. He took graduate course work in 1950. He also served briefly in the Army in 1944-45.

From 1945-1967, Smith made many extended ethnographical field trips to Sonora, Mexico, to study the Seri Indians at Desemboque and Tiburon Island. His research included lifestyle, customs, language, genealogy, kinship, and cultural changes due to the influence of outsiders. He assisted the Seris by bringing much needed medicines and supplies to them. On four occasions, he brought groups of Seris to the United States to experience different cultures. He sought to educate people in the United States and Mexico about Seri culture and the problem of cultural change affecting the Seris through numerous lectures, publications, and film projects.

After concluding his studies in Sonora, Smith during three trips to Asia (1971-1972, 1975-1982, 1985-1993) carried out anthropological research in Australia, Bali, Thailand, and the Maldive Islands where he completed a research paper for the Republic of Maldives Department of Education on Islamic Youth, Development from Birth to 20 Years in 1992. He also contributed four detailed manuscripts to the Australian Department of Aboriginal Affairs - Alice Springs, Northern Territory covering research and participant observer studies of tribal problems in the Northern Territories (1988-1991) and lectures. Since his return from third trip to Asia and Australia, Smith has lectured on Islamic culture and worked on various articles related to Southwestern and Sonoran archaelogical data from his earlier unpublished notes.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is divided into seven series: Biographical Information, General Correspondence, Writings and Publisher Correspondence, Field Notebooks and Logs, Research Files, Audio-Visual Media, and Supplemental Material. The first series consists of William Neil Smith's resumes, educational records, personal calendar records and biographical clippings, plus lists of materials collected during his studies. The second series is Smith's correspondence with archaeologists, colleagues, officials, publishers and friends regarding his studies of the Seri Indians.

The third series is divided into two sub-series. The first sub-series contains published and unpublished articles about the Seri by William Neil Smith. The second sub-series contains published and unpublished articles by other authors which were collected by Smith.

The fourth series consists of William Neil Smith's personal notebooks and field logs. These contain notes on each visit to Seri Country including itineraries, purchases, mileage logs and names of contacts.

The fifth series, Research Files, is divided into four sub-series. The first sub-series, "Census and Genealogy," consists of Smith's detailed records of the Seri population, including names, dates of birth, marriage and death, and kinship. Smith's filing system of index cards using various color coding has been preserved. The second sub-series is the Sea Turtle Figurine Study, which includes drafts of a manuscript about the study, photographs and sketches of the figurines, Smith's classification system, and related correspondence. The third sub-series consists of documentation and notes regarding Smith's Seri film projects, including correspondence with Walt Disney Studios. The fourth sub-series consists of subject files dealing with various aspects of Seri culture and outside contacts with the Seri. There are also miscellaneous records of Smith's associations with various societies, schools and museums.

The sixth series is audio-visual materials and is divided into four sub-series: photographs and negatives, color slides, motion picture film, and sound recordings. All of these materials were produced by Smith during his visits with the Seri Indians. Additional photographs can be found in the series, Research Files.

The last series is supplemental material consisting of posters advertising his lectures, display cards and sketches.


Organization

This collection is organized into seven series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Cummings, Byron, 1860-1954
Di Peso, Charles C. (Charles Corradino), b. 1920
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Moser, Edward
Moser, Mary Beck, 1924-
Sauer, Carl Otwin, 1889-1975
Smith, William Neil, 1920- -- Archives
Spicer, Edward Holland, 1906-1983

Family Name(s)
Montano family

Corporate Name(s)
American Friends Service Committee

Geographic Name(s)
Desemboque (Sonora, Mexico)
Infiernillo Straits (Mexico)
Kino Bay (Mexico)
Patos Island (Mexico)
San Esteban Island (Mexico)
Sonora (Mexico: State) -- Description and travel
Tecomate (Sonora, Mexico)
Tiburon Island (Mexico)

Subject(s)
Seri Indians -- Pottery
Bow and arrow making -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Ethnohistory -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Face painting -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Fire-making
Indian baskets -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Indian wood-carving -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and customs
Puberty rites -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Seri Indians
Seri Indians -- Boats
Seri Indians -- Bone carving
Seri Indians -- Census
Seri Indians -- Cultural assimilation
Seri Indians -- Games
Seri Indians -- Genealogy
Seri Indians -- Kinship
Seri Indians -- Music
Seri Indians -- Religion
Seri Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
Seri language
Yuman Indians

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Notebooks
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Papers of William N. Smith(MS 316). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Biographical Information, 1946-1971
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11 Clippings. , 1947-1959
12 Education: Schools.
13 Education: Schools. Anthropology seminar: Social Organization of Papago Indians / Ruth Underhill, (under direction of Edward Spicer). , 1950
14 General -- Miscellaneous.
15 Poems, philosophy, doodles.
16 Resumes and Seri field study chronology.
17 Calendar records of visits to Seri country: Desemboque and Tiburon Island, (includes information on births). , 1946-1966
18 Desemboque robbery. , November 1950
19 Grant proposals. , 1948-1965
110 Peace Corps, (application only). , 1962
111 Southwest Museum - Description of Seri materials, (Smith was an official collector for the Southwest Museum, appointment by Frederic W. Hodge). , 1946-1947
112 Hancock Foundation - Description of Seri materials (proposed sale). , 1949-1950
113 Amerind Foundation - Description of Seri materials, (for Charles DiPeso). , 1954
114 Arizona State Museum - Description of Seri materials, (Bill Wasley, Bernard Fontana - exhibit on Seri Culture, under Bob Baker and Ernie Leavitt). , 1960s, November 1970-Spring 1971
Series II: General Correspondence, 1942-1975
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21 Irvin Ashkenazy - Proposed article. , 1950-1955
22 Byron Cummings, (related to Apache studies). , 1942
23 Leonora S. Curtin. , 1949-1951
24 Jack Danciger. , 1955
25 Edward H. Davis. , 1947-1949
26 Charles C. Di Peso. , 1956-1969
27 Clark Field. , 1947-1953
28 John S. Garth. , 1951
29 Howard S. Gentry. , 1951
210 Frances Gillmor. , 1969
211 Frederick W. Hodge, Southwest Museum. , 1947-1955
212 Otis S. Marston. , 1949
213 Edward and Mary Beck Moser. , 1953-1965
214 Stuart H. Perry. , 1952-1953
215 Carl Sauer. , 1949-1950
216 Carl Schuster. , 1955-1964
217 Edward Spicer. , 1951-1965
218 Charles and Patricia Vaurie, American Museum of Natural History. , 1952
219 W. N. Smith to his mother, Florence Smith. , 1946-1947
220 Miscellaneous. , 1945-1975
221 Miscellaneous, regarding Seri and other topics. , 1943-1967
222 Publishers, regarding Seri articles by W. N. Smith. , 1949-1961
223 Mexican anthropologists. , 1947-1954
224 Mexican government agencies and officials. , 1946-1960
225 Letters of recommendation for W. N. Smith. , 1947-1955
Series III: Writings, 1829-1974
Writings by William Neil Smith -- published
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31 The Papago Game of "Gince Goot," ( Masterkey). , 1945
32 "Seri Photographs, 1948," ( Masterkey). , 1951
33 "Island That Time Forgot," ( Colliers). , 1951
34 "Why Bring Seri Indians From Tiburón Island to Visit the United States," ( Masterkey). , 1951
35 "Origin of Seri Indian Legends, the Sea-horse Story," ( Masterkey). , 1958
36 "Observations Regarding Seri Indian Basketry," ( Kiva). , 1959
37 The Seri Indians, by Ted De Grazia and W. N. Smith (manuscript draft of preface & introduction). , 1970
38 The Seri Indians: A Primitive People of Tiburón Island, by Ted De Grazia with William Neil Smith. , 1970
39 "The Seri Indians and the Sea Turtles," ( Journal of Arizona History). , 1974
Writings by William Neil Smith -- unpublished
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310 Report on Seris from Visit to Tiburón Island. , September 10-11, 1944
311 Outlines and notes. , 1947
312 History of the Seri Indians. , 1947
313 Papago-Seri Chronology. , ca. 1950
314 Field Ethnology - Letter report to Carl Sauer, University of California - Berkeley. , 1950
315 Why Study Seri Indians. , 1950-1951
316 Report on Seri film plan. , ca. 1951
317 Seri Ethnohistory, 1890-1953 (1); also, conclusions, addenda and short version presented at American Anthropological Association (A.A.A.) meeting, Tucson. , 1953
318 Seri Ethnohistory, 1890-1953 (2). , 1953
319 Seri Ethnohistory, 1890-1953 (3) - short version presented at A.A.A. meeting, Tucson. , 1953
320 Seri Ethnohistory, 1890-1953 (4) - version sent to American Anthropologist. , 1954
321 Seri Ethnohistory, 1890-1953 (5) - version sent to Charles H. Lowe, Jr., Zoology Department, University of Arizona. , 1954
322 Research report sent to Manuel Gamio, Instituto Indigenista Interamericano. , 1954
323 Culture change - Letter report to Ned Spicer, University of Arizona. , 1962
324 Apache-Seri Contacts in the Seri Area, 19th Cen. , 1965
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41 Culture change, 1950-1965; The Advent of Christianity Among the Seri, by W.N. Smith and Zip Dobyns, 1966 , 1966
42 Research on Seri - Letter report to Howard Baldwin, Sensory Systems Laboratory, Tucson, (C-14 data). , 1966
43 The Seri Indians, A Coastal and Desert Island People by W. N. Smith and Ernest Leavitt (in association with exhibit at Arizona State Museum, Nov. 1970-May 1971). , 1970
Writings by other authors -- published
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44 Travels in the Interior of Mexico in 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, by Lieut. R.W.H. Hardy [chapters on Seri]. , 1829
45 The Most Primitive American Savages, by Waldon Fawcett. , 1901
46 The Wildest of Our Tribes - Seriland and the Seri, by W.J. McGee. , 1901
47 Notes on the Indians of Sonora, Mexico, by Aleš Hrdli_ka. , 1904
48 Serian, Tequistlatecan, and Hokan, by A.L. Kroeber. , 1915
49 A Mexican Land of Canaan, by Frederick Simpich. , 1919
410 Our Indian Neighbors in Mexico, by M.E. Edwards. , 1919
411 Indians of the Sea, by Alvin E. Moore. , 1930
412 Sons of the Stone Age - The Seri - Modern Mexico's Most Savage Indians, by Roberto Thompson. , 1931
413 Region de los Seris Situacion Geographica, by Baltasar Samped. , 1933
414 Juan Tomas, War Chief of the Seris, by Edward H. Davis. , 1933
415 Missione per lo Studio delle Popolazioni Indigene del Messico, by Giuseppe E. Genna. , 1933-1934
416 Una Expedicion a la Isla del Tiburon - Vida, Costumbres y Tradiciones de los Indios Seris, by Giovanni Masturzi. , 1934
417 Premiers résultats d'une expédition italo-mexicaine parmi les populations indigènes et métisses du Mexique, by Corrado Gini. , 1934
418 Savages in Uncle Sam's Back Yard, by Richard Hallibuton. , 1934
419 Race Suicide Threat of Seris Disclosed, by Ernest B. Ehrke. , 1936
420 200 Miles to the Stone Age, by Robert M. Hyatt. , 1936
421 Children of the Ancients in Pacific Mexico, by Phil Hanna. , 1936
422 North America's Most Primitive Savages, by Sydney H. Parsons. , 1937
423 Face Painting is Art to Seri Indian Girl. , 1939
424 Seris O Kunkak, by Francisco Rojas Gonzalez. , 1941
425 Los Seris, by Luis Arturo Gonzalez Bonilla. , 1941
426 Seri Indians on Tiburon Island, by Julian D. Hayden. , 1942
427 Memorial de su jira placer y de observación por la Península de la Baja California, durante el mes de abril de 1943, by Jack Danciger. , 1943
428 Some Ethnobotanical Notes on the Seri Indians, by E. Yale Dawson. , 1944
429 I Seri Contributo alla conoscenza delle razze indigene del Messico, by Giuseppe Genna. , 1944
430 The Savage Seris of Sonora, by Edward Davis and E. Yale Dawson. , 1945
431 Mis Amigos Los Seris, by Roberto Thomson. , 1946-1947
432 The Stone-Age Men of 1947, by Cameron Shipp. , 1947
433 Seri's Last Stand, by Grancel Fitz, (color photographs/W.N.Smith). , 1948
434 Throwback to Stone Age Man is Found on Island near Los Angeles, by Gray Willson. , 1949
435 Primitivos del Norte, by I.N.A.H., Museo Nacional de Antropologia. , ca. 1950
436 America Indigena. , 1950
437 The Seris: Tribe of the North of Mexico, by Otilia Meza Soto. , 1951
438 La Resurreción de los Seris, by Cesar Lizardi Ramos. , 1952
439 Articles and brief notes in Boltin Indigenista. , 1952-1961
440 Una Tribu Perdida en la Isla de Tiburón, de Felipe Bustamante, 1953 , 1953
441 Los Seris, Antes y Hoy, by Carmen Cook de Leonard. , 1953
442 Trouble Over Tiburon, by Franz Kurth. , 1953
443 America's Most Depraved Tribe, by George Spencer. , 1954
444 Mexico Struggles to Save a People, by Victor Alba. , 1954
445 They Wouldn't Be Civilized, by Clifford L. Burdick. , 1954
446 Occurence (sic) of Zalophus californianus in the Gulf of California, by Robert B. Chiasson. , 1954
447 I Faced Death in the Lost World, by Gerald Kendrick. , 1955
448 Some Clay Figurines and Seri Dolls from Coastal Sonora, Mexico, by Roger C. Owen; A Seri Fertility Figurine from Bahia Kino, Sonora, by George E. Fay; Artifacts from Estero Tastiota, Sonora, Mexico, by Frank M. Holzkamper; Notes on the Archaeology of the Central Coast of Sonora, Mexico, by Julian D. Hayden. , 1956
449 Articles from Acción Indigenista. , 1957-1959
450 Demografia de los Seris, by Ricardo Pozas. , 1958
451 Expedition for Seri Gold is Epic Story of Hardship, by Roscoe G. Willson. , 1958
452 The Seris - Indians That Time Forgot, by Robert M. Hyatt. , 1958
453 The Seri Indians - The People That Time Passed By. , 1958
454 Nature and Origin of the "Seri Boot", by Ronald L. Ives. , 1959
455 La Tribu Seri, by Horacio Sobarzo. , 1960
456 ,
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51 Seri Indian Figurines, by James Manson. , 1961
52 Treasure of Tiburon, by Myron Brenton. , 1962
53 The Dictionary of Anthropology, by Wolfgang H. Lindig. , 1962
54 Über die Bestattung bei den Seri in Sonora, Mexiko, by Wolfgang Lindig. , ca. 1963
55 The Collective Suicide of the Seri Nation. , 1963
56 Seri Bands, by Edward Moser. , 1963
57 I Can Never Go Back to Tiburon, by Al P. Yorick. , 1963
58 Tree Burial Among the Seri Indians, by Wolfgang H. Lindig. , 1964
59 Seri Blue, by Mary Beck Moser; Seri Blue - An Explanation, by H. Wesley Peirce. , 1964
510 The Seri Indians in 1692 as Described by Adamo Gilg, S.J., translated & edited by Charles Di Peso and Daniel S. Matson. , 1965
511 The Seri Indians, Museum Exhibit, Bowers Memorial Museum. , 1965
512 Seri Country Today, by Ted Trevor. , 1965
513 Segunda Cartilla Seri and Cuarta Cartilla Seri, by Instituto Linguistico de Verano. , 1966
514 Recent Seri Culture Change, by John A. Woodward. , 1966
515 Seri Pottery, by Thomas Bowen and Edward Moser; Seri Clay Figurines, by E. Moser and Richard S. White; Seri Ironwood Carving, by Bernice Johnston. , 1968
516 "Seri Studies," (7 articles in The Kiva). , 1970
Writings by other authors -- unpublished
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517 Informe del Intendente de Sonora acerca de la ilegitimidad del Monasterio de Monserrat, para reclamar derecho de propiedad sobre las tierras repartidas a los Seris en el Pueblo de Seris. , 1772
518 Diario de operaciones y novedades ocurridas en la marcha sobre la isla del Tiburon, by Francisco Andrade. , 1844
519 Portion of a Typed Diary, written by George F. Flavell. , 1894
520 The Tribe of Seri Indians, by C.M. Ginther. , 1907
521 Makes Study of the Seris on Tiburon Island - Michael Williams Declares Indians are not Canibals (sic). , ca. 1930
522 Isla del Tiburon. , 1943
523 Report to American Friends Service Committee on Seri Indians, by Norman Krekler. , 1949
524 Los Indios Seris, by M. Bernal Huetomu. , 1950
525 The Significance of Baja California for Anthropological Research, by Ralph Beals. , 1952
526 La Resurreción de los Seris, by Cesar Ramos. , 1952
527 The Papagos and Seris, by Bonaventure Oblasser. , 1957
528 Mexican Trip - 1957, by Frederic C. Alexander. , 1957
529 Informe de la prima brigada de exploracion sanitaria a la Tribu Seri en el ano de 1959, by Ramiro Quezada et al. , 1959
530 Bandas Seri, by Eduardo Moser. , ca. 1960
531 Los Seris, by Ricardo Pozas, I.N.A.H. , 1961
532 Demographic Analysis of Four Small Ethnic Groups in the West, by Henry Pang. , 1967
533 Miscellaneous articles and notes on the Seri. , 1935-1961
534 Miscellaneous articles on Sonoran archaeology. , 1908-1967
535 Western State Bulletin of the American Anthropological Association. , 1949-1952
Series IV: Field Notebooks and Logs, 1945-1966
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61 Seri Field Notes. , 1946
62-4 Seri Field Notes. , 1947
65 Seri Field Notes. , 1948
66 Seri Field Notes. , 1949
67 Seri Field Notes. , 1950
68 Seri Field Notes. , 1951
69 Seri Field Notes. , 1952
610 Seri Field Notes of Alfred F. Whiting. , 1951
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71 Seri Field Logs. , 1945-1946
72 Seri Field Logs. , 1946-1947
73 Seri Field Logs. , 1948-1949
74 Seri Field Logs. , 1950-1952
75 Seri Field Logs. , 1952-1953
76 Seri Field Logs. , 1954-1956
77 Seri Field Logs. , 1956-1959
78 Seri Field Logs. , 1959-1966
Series V: Research Files, 1890-1975
Census and Genealogy
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81 Census data -- Explanation of color code used for recording Seri genealogies. , 1947-1953
82 Census data -- Index to genealogies. , ca. 1950
83 Census data -- Notes regarding forms to be used for recording observations of Seri individuals (living). , 1951
84 Census data. , 1960-1965 [includes some 1966-1970]
85 Census data -- Copies of data cards.
86 Census data -- Miscellaneous notes , Deaths before December 31, 1947
87-8 Census data. , December 31, 1947
89 Census data, annotated. , December 31, 1947
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91 Census data -- Notes. , December 31, 1947
92 Census data -- Genealogical charts. , ca. 1947
93 Census data -- Graphs and tables. , 1948-1967
94 Census data -- Individual record sheets. , 1950
95 Census data -- Miscellaneous notes. , 1947-1955
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101 Census data -- Miscellaneous notes. , 1950-1951
102 Census data -- Miscellaneous notes. , 1950-1952
103 Census data -- Miscellaneous notes. , 1958-1964
104 Census data (Material for proposed monograph on 5-year population study of Seri 1948-1952). , 1948-1954
105 Census data -- Notebooks. , 1948-1960
106 Census data -- Observation and notes -- Males born prior to January 1930. , 1950
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11 Census data -- Birth and death records, 1948-1960; families; records of descendants; Kinship linguistic records [on index cards]. , 1948-1960
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12 Census data -- All Seris living December 31, 1947, or born after that date (includes Key to Cross-Index File) [on index cards]. , 1947
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13 Census data, 1890-1947 [on index cards]. , 1890-1947
Sea Turtle Figurine Study
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141 Figurines: Correspondence. , 1954-1970
142 Correspondence with Carl L. Hubbs, Scripps Institute. , 1963-1964
143 Correspondence with Carl Schuster. , 1963-1970
144 Miscellaneous notes, sketches, references. , ca. 1965
145 Manuscript draft with annotations by Bernard Fontana. , 1966-1968
146 Manuscript draft. , 1967
147 Abstract of paper presented at American Association for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. , 1967
148 Notes and observations, questions. , 1967-1969
149 Kunkaak Culture - Tiburon Island, manuscript draft with comments by Charles Di Peso, Director, Amerind Foundation. , 1969
1410 Notes - Journal articles. , ca. 1960s
1411 Photographs of types I-IV, caches, brands and other miscellaneous figurine photographs, by Carl Schuster. , ca. 1960s
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151 Figurines: Types and geographic ranges. , 1963
152 Types -- Smith classification. , ca. 1960s
153 Photographs from other sites, museum. , 1967
154 Specimens from Arizona State Museum -- Photographs. , ca. 1960s
155 Specimens from Mexico, Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum -- Photographs. , ca. 1960s
156 Figurines and "Estrellas" - Photographs by Carl Schuster. , ca. 1960s
157-8 Photographs by Carl Schuster, in package sent to Bernard Fontana, Arizona State Museum. , ca. 1960s
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161-2 Figurines: Photographs by Carl Schuster. , ca. 1960s
163 Miscellaneous photographs. , ca. 1960s
164 Cruciform object study (prehistoric). , 1960s
Film Projects
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171 Seri film -- Viking fund grant. , 1951-1952
172 Mickey Mouse Club Television Program, "Seri Children's Activities," ("Peoples and Places in the World," T.V., spring 1955). , 1955
173 Clippings. , 1955
174 Disney Studios. , 1955-1956
175 Seri film -- Plan and organization used in shooting film, Tiburon Island, 1950-1954. , ca. 1960
176 Seri film -- Map data, organization of titles, introduction and plan for organization of reels I and II. , ca. 1960
177 Seri film -- Notes and data -- Cutting records, footage records. , July-September 1960
178 Seri film -- Notes -- Sequence organization. , 1960
179 Seri film - Notes on grants, correspondence, other film projects. , 1960-1962
1710 Seri film -- Data on University of Arizona project. , 1961
1711 Introduction to Accompany the Moving Picture "The Seri Indians of Tiburon Island," by W. N. Smith (text for film). , 1966
1712 Correspondence -- Patos Island film. , 1966-1969
1713 Four Seasonal Coverage of the Ecological Aspects of Survival in a Sub-marginal Marine-Desert Environment, by W. N. Smith (film notes). , 1968
Subject Files
Seri subject files
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181 Balsa boats. , 1955
182 Band distribution -- Notes and maps. , 1956
183 Basketry. , 1952
184-8 Bibliography.
189 Birth control practices.
1810 Blanket drive. , 1948
1811 Boat project (to raise funds for purchase of lumber to make boat for Montano Family). , 1950
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191 Camps -- Household composition. , 1949-1953
192 Clippings. , 1950-1956
193-4 Clippings. , 1952-1975
195 Clippings -- Seri political movement. , 1955-1956
196 Clippings -- Native American and other miscellaneous. , 1943-1975
197 Culture change. , 1950-1960
198 Ethnography. , 1949
199 Ethnography (Tiburon Island). , 1949
1910 Ethnography (Tiburon, San Esteban Islands, etc.). , 1947-1952
1911 Exhibit -- Arizona State Museum. , 1970-1971
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201 Exhibit in Harold Porter's window. , 1951
202 Exhibit -- Tucson Festival of the Arts. , 1951
203 Face paintings and miscellaneous drawings. , 1946-1949
204 Fishing cooperative, (original formation at Bahia Kino--1934--Lazero Cardenas--Cooperativa de la Tribu Seri--Vaguero was orignal head). , 1949
205 Fund/expenses. , 1952
206 History -- Spanish period. , 1600-1800
207 History -- 19th century. , 1800-1900
208 Historical records. , 1900-1920
209 Historical records. , 1920-1930
2010 Historical records. , 1930-1940
2011 Historical records. , 1940-1950
2012 Historical records. , 1950-
2013 Influenza vaccine for Seri. , 1956
2014 Ironwood carvings. , 1969
2015 Kinship. , ca. 1950
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211-2 Language. , 1947-1952
213 Lecture: Heard Museum, Phoenix. , January 15-16, 1948
214 Heard Museum, Phoenix. , January 26-27, 1950
215 Heard Museum, Phoenix. , February 7-8, 1952
216 Hermosillo, Sonora. , February 16, 1952
217 Kiwanis, Scottsdale, Arizona. , March 24, 1950
218 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. , February 1949
219 Lectures -- Miscellaneous records. , 1944-1965
2110 Maps (annotated by W.N. Smith). , 1944-1952
2111-12 Maps. , 1947-1952
2113 Maps. , ca. 1950
2114 Maps. , ca. 1952
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221 Materials collected for Seri by W.N. Smith. , 1947-1963
222 Measles epidemic. , Spring 1955
223 Miscellaneous notes -- Seri lifeway. , 1950s
224 Notes on field methods.
225 Preparations for trips to Seri country. , 1947-1952
226 Puberty ceremony songs. , 1958
227 Puberty records. , 1950-1955
228 Quakers-American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.). , 1947-1954
229 Quakers -- Notes/correspondence -- W.N. Smith. , 1948-1953
2210 Quakers -- A.F.S.C. -- Norman Krekler letter (also L. Warren, J. Collins, and D. Spence). , 1949-1951
2211 Quakers -- A.F.S.C. , 1950
2212 Quakers -- A.F.S.C. project. , 1950-1955
2213 Quakers -- A.F.S.C. project -- Sandoval-Scholl data. , 1955-1956
2214 Quakers -- A.F.S.C. project. , 1955-1961
2215 Religion. , 1966
2216 Seri Fund records. , 1953-1955
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231 Visit to Arizona. , September-October 1948
232 Visit to Arizona and California. , 1950
233 Visit to Tucson, northern Arizona. , September-November 1951
Miscellaneous subject files
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234 American Anthropological Association. , 1946
235 American Anthropological Association, 52nd annual meeting. , 1953
236 American Ethnological Society Meeting, Tucson. , 1953
237 American Folklore Society. , ca. 1950
238 American Indian Ethnohistoric Conference, Tucson. , 1965
239 Congress of Mexican Historians, La Paz, Lower California. , January-February 1952
2310 IX Congreso Nacional de Sociologia, Hermosillo, Sonora. , 1962
2311 Southern Arizona School for boys, Tucson. , 1934-1960s
2312 Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona. , 1948-1949
Series VI: Audio-Visual Media, 1922-1974
Photographs and Negatives
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241 Miscellaneous photograph notes.
242 Scenes at "An-desh-ee-oh-tumm," basket making, bee cave. , November 1947
243 Arizona Daily Star article.
244 Arizona State Museum Exhibit.
245 Bahia Kino area, Tiburon Island, Rancho Santa Cruz - photographs from Sonora Museum, Hermosillo. , 1920s-1930s
246 Bahia Kino: by Otis H. Chidester. , 1935
247 Bahia Kino: by Otis H. Chidester. , 1936
248 Bahia Kino, Punta de la Cruz: by Edward H. Davis. , 1929
249 Bahia Kino: by Edward H. Davis. , 1939
2410 Bahia Kino: by Lynn Hodgson. , April-May 1938
2411 Bahia Kino, including Kino Bay Club: by Monte Mansfield. , 1929-1931
2412 Bahia Kino: by John Murphey. , 1931
2413 Bahia Kino and Isla Alcatraz: by Tad Nichols. , 1932-1933
2414 Bahia Kino: by Frank Putter. , 1928-1929
2415 Bahia Kino: by Robert Scott. , 1940
2416 Balsa Boat at Desemboque: by Luis Hammond. , July 1954
2417 Basket collection of W. N. Smith (negatives).
2418 Basket collection of W. N. Smith, #1-100.
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251 Basket collection of W. N. Smith, #101-275.
252 Basket collection of W. N. Smith, #276-300.
253 Basket making. , 1947
254 Basket making - photographs used in article by W. N. Smith in Kiva (Oct. 1959). , 1947
255 Basket manufacture at "Hactoe," Pozo Caracol, Tiburon Island [Amelia Montaño]. , October 1947
256 Boat purchased for Seri tribe, Guaymas, Sonora: by Beltran Photo. , 1928
257 Bow making from cats caw -- "Hactoe," Pozo Caracol, Tiburon Island [Jesus Cayetano, Joses Montano]; sketch map of "Hactoe." , October 1947
258 Camp at Ann-Kluh - "Boca del Infiernillo." , 1947
259 Camps, south shore, Tiburon Island: by Dr. John S. Garth, Hancock Expedition. , March 1936
2510 Desemboque and Tiburon Island (Ach-Aach, Tecomate): by W.N. Smith. , January and Summer 1946
2511 Desemboque. , ca. 1947
2512 Desemboque: by Art Pollard. , November 1947
2513 Face painting.
2514 Face paints - from Torote. , 1947
2515 Field notebook photographs. , 1946-1947
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261 Fire-making. , ca. 1950
262 Group photographs.
263 Guaymas, Sonora: by Roberto Thompson. , 1930
264 Historic photographs.
265 Hactoe "Pozo Caracol," hunting honey, scenes in camp at "Hactoe." , October 1947
266 Individual photographs.
267 Mexican Sonoran ranch families -- 1. Girls at Las Pozas de San Ignazio, 2. Boys from La Gloria and Las Estrellas Ranches; Seri frontier, north of Desemboque (negatives). , 1946
268 Notes and description of 20 (4 x 5) Kodachromes, 38 (4 x 5) black and white prints - preparation for magazine article. , 1953
269 Montaño Family. , 1947
2610 With Montaño Family on east coast, Tiburon Island and at inland camps: by W. N. Smith (negatives). , October-November 1947
2611 Montaño Family and other Seris camped at "Shoshonee Gweem-pluh" and later at "Ahnkluh," mouth of Infiernillo, Tiburon Island. , October 1947
2612 Montaño Family - trail from Ast Hoen-nih-huh (Honieh) camp to "Shosh-nee Gweeum-pluh" Infiernillo mouth, Tiburon Island. , October 1947
2613 Pottery making.
2614 Quaker-built school house inauguration, Desemboque, including students from University of Sonora, Hermosillo. , Fall 1953
2615 Rancho Providencia, 3 miles east of Bahia Kino: by J.A. Ivey. , 1922-1923
2616 San Esteban Island: by Ike Russell. , 1968
2617 Seri: by Jack M. Barrow. , 1949
2618 Seri: by Gordon Gordon. , ca. 1933-1934
2619 Seri: by Hugh Holub.
2620 Seri: by Franz Kurth. , June 1952
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271 Seri: by F.C. Roberts and Woolsey. , 1931
272 Seri: by Gilbert Sykes. , ca. 1930s
273-4 Seri: by Mrs. Juan Harrington Xavier and Julian Hayden. , 1940-1941
275-6 Seri book (proposed) using 478 color slides. , 1974
277 William Neil Smith.
278 W. N. Smith with Seris: by G.M. Daetz. , 1960
279 W. N. Smith - house at Desemboque. , April 1965
2710 Stick game. , ca. 1950
2711 Tecomate, Tiburon Island: by Bernice E. Brand. , 1949
2712 Tiburon Island and Desemboque: by W. N. Smith (negatives). , Summer-Fall 1947
2713 Trip to Arizona with William Neil Smith. , ca. 1952
2714 Trip to San Esteban Island - traveling by ponga from Punta La Cruz to the middle of Infiernillo Straits following Tiburon Island shore. , September 15-25, 1947
2715 Trip to San Esteban Island - leaving San Esteban and landing at "Gyah-hoe," south coast, Tiburon Island. , September 1947
2716 Trip to San Esteban Island - roasting mescal heads at "Gyah-hoe," south coast, Tiburon Is. , September 1947
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281 Trip to San Esteban, Tiburon - Sausal, Punta de la Luz, Tineja Cave sites, deer. , 1947
282 Trip to Tiburon Island, mouth of Arroyo Gyah-hac south coast - also Hactoe, Pozo Caracol and "Andesh-ee-oh-tumm" [Seri groups with Montaño Family]. , October-November 1947
283 Trip inland from Infiernillo coast at "Hactoe," Pozo Caracol and "Andesh-ee-ah-tumm," Tiburon Island. , October-November 1947
284 Trip in rubber raft from Tiburon Island to Bahia Sarjento on Sonora coast. , November 1947
285 Trip from Tucson to Desemboque by way of Hermosillo; Seri scenes at Desemboque. , 1947
286 Trip to United States by four Seri men, sponsored by Quakers. , Fall 1950
287 Miscellaneous photographs.
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29 Negatives and contact prints of photographs by William Neil Smith - 22 rolls of film; one sleeve, Desemboque; one folder of miscellaneous negatives (The contact sheets made by Doug Bullock in 1996). , 1947-1952
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29A-29B Contains contact sheets made from negatives in Box 29, and prints from other folders with extensive annotations made by William N. Smith. Photographs cover a four month period from September-December 1947, when Mr. Smith was traveling with a Seri family,(Montano) on their fall daily round on the mainland and out to Tiburon Island. , 1996-1997
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30 Negatives of photographs by Hugh Holub -- Seri ironwood carvings. , ca. 1947-1955
Color Slides
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31 Slide box 1.
Includes the following:
Sunsets.
Marine desert environment: Geography & flora; camps; people; boats.
Use of environment: Ach-aach; turtle hunting; gathering activities; winter hunting camps/hunting inland.
Cultural Life: children & their activities; personal adornment - hair braiding/face painting, religion.
Crafts: pottery, basketry, balsa boat manufacture.
Acculturation: Desemboque, Seri-Mexican fish economy.
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31 Slide box 2. , 1945-1947
Includes the following:
Puerto Kino, Buenos Aires Ranch, Desemboque. December 1945-January 1946
Tiburon Island. January 1946
Desemboque, Sonora. June-July 1946
Tiburon Island. July-August 1946
Desemboque, Sonora. August 1946
Desemboque, Sonora. October 1946-January 1947
Tucson, Ariz.-Desemboque, Sonora. June-July 1947
Desemboque, Sonora. July 1947
31 Slide box 3. , 1947-1949
Includes the following:
Tiburon Island trip. August 1947
Desemboque. August-September 1947
San Esteban Island trip. September 15-25, 1947
Tiburon Island. September-November 1947
Campo Dollar. February 1948
Desemboque and Isla Patos. August-September 1948
Tiburon Island trip. September 1948
Seri trip to U.S.A. September-October 1948
Desemboque/Tiburon Island? ca. 1948
Trip inland, Tiburon Island. November 1948-January 1949
31 Slide box 4. , 1949-1950
Includes the following:
Miscellaneous [unmounted]. ca. 1949?
Seri maps, baskets and santos -- Tucson. May 1949
Desemboque. June and December 1949
San Esteban Island trip. June 1949
Desemboque. June 1949
Tecomate camp (Ach-aach), Tiburon Island. July-October 1949
Desemboque. November 1949
Desemboque -- Lynd Warren duplicates. November 1949
Desemboque. November-December 1949
Winter camp, Infiernillo Strait, Tiburon Island. 1950
Tiburon Island. June-July 1950
Tecomate camp, Tiburon Island. August-September 1950
Seri trip to U.S.A. September-October 1950
Desemboque. October-December 1950
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32 Slide box 5. , 1951-1956
Includes the following:
Campo Dollar. January 1951
Winter camp, Infiernillo Strait, Tiburon Island. January 1951
Sonora Desert. March 1951
Tecomate camp, Tiburon Island. June 1951
Air views: Punta Antiguilla, Bahia Kino. June 1951
Tecomate camp, Tiburon Island. August-September 1951
Seri trip to U.S.A. September-November 1951
Mazatlan-La Paz trip. January-February 1952
Guaymas, Sonora & Hermosillo. February 1952
Air views: Tiburon Island area. June 1952
Seri trip to U.S.A. October-December 1952
Miscellaneous. December 1952-June 1953
Tiburon Island. ca. 1954
Seri measles epidemic, Tiburon Island landing strip. April 1955
Air views: Tiburon Island, Desemboque. March 1956
32 Slide box 6. , 1960-1969
Includes the following:
Maps, October 1960; Baskets, by David Brugge ca. 1965
Tiburon Island, Punta Chueca. February-March 1965
Desemboque, Sonora & Tucson, Ariz. April-November 1965
Desemboque, Patos Island, Pond Island, Angel de la Guarda Island. April-May 1966
Patos Island trip: Los Angeles Bay, Isla Partida, Isla Raza, Isla Salsipuedes, Isla San Lorenzo. May 1966
Punta Chueca, [noted: "last roll of Seri Kodachromes]. May 1966
Patos Island trip: Bahia de Los Angeles. 1966
Seri trip with Conrad Bahre. March-April 1966
Muleje, Baja Calif. (flight across Gulf of Calif. to Hermosillo). May 1966
Ironwood carvings, baskets: by Hugh Holub. 1969
Seri figurine study, Series I-VII. ca. 1966
Figurines - Kino Bay area: by Claire Brey. 1967
Shell midden prehistoric sites. No date
Motion Picture Film
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33 Reel of 16 mm film, "Seri Workprint."
33 Reel of 16 mm film, "Seri Indians on Trips to Northern Arizona, (1200 feet) - original Kodachrome film, Not a duplicate." , 1951, 1952
33 Miscellaneous film clips. Scenes include: maps, landscapes, birds in the sky, man rowing, and people. , ca. 1956
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341 Seri film, reel II, various scenes, 1950-1956 1 film reel 16mm; 12” reel; 700 feet duplicate work print 1 DVD access copy
341 Seri film, reel II, various scenes, 1950-1956, shot list
342 Seri film, reel IV, various scenes, youth at Tiburon, Seri youth at Grand Canyon and Ach-aach, 1950-1953 1 film reel 16mm; 12” reel; 1100 feet duplicate work print 1 DVD access copy
342 Seri film, reel IV, various scenes, youth at Tiburon, Seri youth at Grand Canyon and Ach-aach, 1950-1953, shot list
343 Seri film, Viking duplicate, mostly Tecomate, Summer 1951 and 1952 1 film reel 16mm; 12” reel; 710 feet duplicate print 1 DVD access copy
343 Seri film, Viking duplicate, mostly Tecomate, Summer 1951 and 1952, notes
344 Seri trip to the States, Fall 1950 1 film reel 16mm; 7” reel, 210 feet 1 DVD access copy
345 Cut of Seri movies of trips to States, Fall 1950 1 film reel 16mm; 7” reel, 100 feet 1 DVD access copy
344 Cut of Seri trip to the States, Fall 1950, shot list
346 Seri film, reel V (incomplete), undated 1 film reel 16mm; 7” reel, 210 feet duplicate work print 1 DVD access copy
345 Seri film, reel V (incomplete), undated, shot list and notes
347 San Fernando Valley State College-E. Carpenter Project, duplicate of all map sequences from original Seri film project, circa 1960 1 film reel 16mm; 7” reel, 275 feet duplicate work print 1 DVD access copy
346 San Fernando Valley State College-E. Carpenter Project, duplicate of all map sequences from original Seri film project, circa 1960, notes
348 San Fernando Valley State College, Carpenter Project, shots from Kodachrome stills loaned for film project, circa 1960 1 film reel 16mm; 7” reel, 350 feet duplicate work print 1 DVD access copy
347 San Fernando Valley State College, Carpenter Project, shots from Kodachrome stills loaned for film project, circa 1960, notes
348 Miscellaneous film Related Materials
349 Ed Carpenter's Project Fiasco, circa 1960 1 film reel 16 mm film; 3" film core 1 DVD access copy
3410 Seri Indians, Tecomate cuts, undated 1 film reel 16 mm film; 3 1/2" film core 1 DVD access copy
3411 Maps of Seri Area cuts, undated 3 film reels boxes labeled I, II, III; 16 mm film; 2 3 1/2" reel; 1 3 1/2" core; 71 feet 3 DVDs access copies
3412 Seri Measles Epidemic Aid, Spring 1955 2 film reels 16 mm film; 3 1/2" reel; 100 feet 2 DVDs access copies
3413 Cuts from original film, Seri Trips to States, or sea turtle feast, undated 2 film reels 16 mm film; 3 1/2" core; 100 feet 2 DVDs access copies
3414 Pieces of movie film for Seris, undated
Sound Recordings
The condition of the tapes is very poor. Please consult with a librarian before requesting access.
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35 Seri recording -- 7 inch reels of tape. , 1950-1958
Includes the following:
Seri violin and linguistics (labeled "Reel #1")(Ned Spicer's house-Tucson). October 9, 1950
Seri violin and linguistics (labeled "Reel #2")(Ned Spicer's house, Tucson). October 25, 1950
Seri linguistics (word lists) -- (labeled "Reel #3")(Ned Spicer's house-Tucson). October 25, 1950
Seri linguistics (word lists): sky, water, sea, land terms (labeled "Reel #4"). October 30, 1951
Seri word lists: land terms, land animals, fire terms -- (labeled "Reel #5"), (UA Anthropology Department, Tucson). October 31, 1950
Seri word lists: kinship terms -- (labeled "Reel #6"), (Ned Spicer's house, Tucson). October 31, 1950
Seri word lists and sentences: colors, colors in combination, coffee drinking, raining, plurals -- (labeled "Reel #7"). November 3, 1951
Seri word lists: plurals -- Jose Angel Montano -- (labeled "Reel #8"), (Ned Spicer's house, Tucson). November 3, 1951
Seri music, words (side I only) (labeled "Reel #9-A") [side II: Cantonese counting and kinship terms]. November 3, 1951
Seri word lists: material culture -- (labeled "Reel #9-B"), (UA Anthropology Department, Tucson). November 7, 1950
Southwest and Seri Indian songs: side I: Southwest songs, (recorded by Odd Halsete; Pueblo Grande, Phoenix); track 1) Apache, 2) Pima, 3) Jemez, 4) Hopi, 5) Cochiti, 6) Walapai. 1958 side II: Seri harmonica, violin and songs (recorded by W.H.S.). Jose Montano (Halone) harmonica solo, Jose Juan Moreno (Hutt) violin and song. (Tucson, 1950-1951). Fall 1950
Soundtrack from "Disneyland" program, "Peoples and Places." October 1955
Seri Puberty Fiesta for Lidia Ibarra, Desemboque, (4 reels)(songs and foot drums). June 11, 1958
35 Seri recordings -- 5 inch reels of tape. , 1956-1964
Includes the following:
Seri conversation and joking, Punta Chueca, (songs and foot drums). August-September 1956
Archivo de Folklore - INBA: Huichal music, songs for peyote festival, holy week, etc. -- (gift from Mexico City). May 4, 1964
35 Other Native and Spanish recordings -- 7 inch reels.
Includes the following:
Native music of North and South America and of West Africa, including Hopi war chant, Upper Amazon tribes (Iawa, Bora), and West African tribes (Cacule, Malinke). December 1957 - January 1958
Haitian rhythms, Spanish music, miscellaneous. Side 1: track 1) Haitian music, 2) Mexican music "La Bamba," 3) Spanish music. Side 2: track 1) Spanish music, 2) Music of the Danube (Hungarian, Romanian, and Viennese), 3) The Blue Danube (J. Strauss Jr.), and 4) Pizzicato Polka (J. Strauss) [Tales of the Vienna Woods finale]. No date
Spanish music, miscellaneous. No date
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35A Recordings -- reel to reel. , 1956-1958
Includes the following:
I-VI Lidia Ibarra (Seri girl) puberty ceremony (songs and foot drum). Desemboque, Sonora. June 10-13, 1958
VII Tarahumara music. Alta Taraheu (licensed by W. Disney). summer 1956
VIII Mestizo and Anglos of Panalachi, Chihuahua music. Mountains of southwest Chihuahua, Rio Concho, and Village of Panalachi. June 1956
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36 Seri recordings -- on disks. , 1944-1952
Includes the following:
Seri at Kino Bay, Sonora, [one 12 inch disk]. ca. 1944-1945
Jesus Montaño (Seri man), songs - recorded at Tucson, [one 12 inch disk]. September 29, 1948
Seri trip to States, Interview with Ben Slack, KVOA, Tucson [two 12 inch disks]. October 6, 1948
Seri trip to States, Interview with Ben Slack, Town Crier program, KVOA, Tucson [two 10 inch disks]. October 17, 1952
"Mexican Indian music - audition" [Seri?], [one 7 inch disk]. No date
Series VII: Supplemental Material, 1950-1960
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371 Miscellaneous lecture posters, display cards. , ca. 1950s-1960
372 Sketches of Seri designs and objects.
373 Pencil sketch: "Seri shrine, Kino Bay," by H. Arden Edwards. , 1950