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Frances Densmore Papers 1899-1961,

Author: Frances DensmoreRalph J BuncheEdgar L HewettFrederick Webb HodgeGeorge Wharton JamesAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript : English
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This collections consists of materials dating from 1899-1961, the bulk of which was created from 1907-1957. Included are lectures and writings by Densmore on Native American music; melodic analysis of seventy-five Cheyenne and Arapaho songs; correspondence with Frederick Webb Hodge; letters to Densmore; published articles by Densmore in newspapers and journals; and writings about Densmore's work, life, and health.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Clippings
Letters
Manuscripts
Finding aids
Music
Named Person: Frances Densmore; Frances Densmore
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Densmore; Ralph J Bunche; Edgar L Hewett; Frederick Webb Hodge; George Wharton James; Margaret Mead; Eleanor Roosevelt
OCLC Number: 808384477
Language Note: English.
Notes: Frances Densmore was an American ethnographer and ethnomusicologist born in 1867 in Red Wing, Minnesota. She wrote more than 20 books and 100 articles. She also made more than 2,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native music, including recordings for the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) in 1907. Densmore died on June 5, 1957 at the age of 90. The Francis Densmore Papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera from 1899-1961. The bulk of the material was created from 1907-1957.
Credits: Processing Information: Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid updated by Anna Liza Posas 2012 April 6. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Description: 0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

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This collections consists of materials dating from 1899-1961, the bulk of which was created from 1907-1957. Included are lectures and writings by Densmore on Native American music; melodic analysis of seventy-five Cheyenne and Arapaho songs; correspondence with Frederick Webb Hodge; letters to Densmore; published articles by Densmore in newspapers and journals; and writings about Densmore's work, life, and health. The collection also includes an original drawing by Eagle Shield that was included in Densmore's Teton Sioux Music publication.

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