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Papers, ca. 1860s-1942.

Author: Franz Boas
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
There is a variety of material, such as professional correspondence, family letters, diaries, reports, lectures, papers, etc.

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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Ernst Philip Boas; Franz Boas; Marie Anna Ernestina Krackowizer Boas; Tatos Cartozian; James McKeen Cattell; Ella Cara Deloria; David Efron; Reo Fortune; George Hunt; Robert Harry Lowie; Gladys Amanda Reichard; Edward Sapir; Wilhelm Weike; Edward Sapir; Gladys Amanda Reichard; Robert Harry Lowie; George Hunt; Reo Fortune; Ella Cara Deloria; James McKeen Cattell; Franz Boas
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Boas
OCLC Number: 122380105
Description: approximately 10,500 items (10 linear ft.)


There is a variety of material, such as professional correspondence, family letters, diaries, reports, lectures, papers, etc.

Material grouped under the heading "Boas" includes extensive Arctic Expedition data from his 1883-84 trip to Baffin Island to study the Eskimo-- diary, maps, photographs (a few here, supplemented by others in the main Boas Photograph collection), sketchbook and sketches, and Kwakiutl material, such as ethnographic texts, linguistics (for the Kwakiutl also see the folders marked "George Hunt"). There are also many papers, or articles written by Boas (some delivered) on professional and political/social topics (democracy, race, etc.), and a series of his lectures (1885-1917), including his Clark University lectures of 1898.

In addition, there are over 4.5 feet of correspondence from Boas, mainly to his family, from the 1860s to 1942. There are diaries of 1886, 1888, 1889. There is, as well, Boas family letters and documents, extensive correspondence with Ernst Boas, 1898-1937 (including reminiscences of his father), and an 1880 diary kept by Boas' wife, Marie.

There is also extensive material on the following: American Commitee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, 1940-42; American Council of Learned Societies and its Committee on Native American Languages; Columbia University; and U.S. vs. Tatos Cartozian, an interesting Armenian naturalization case of 1924-25.


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