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Pliny Earle Goddard American Indian notebooks, 1901-1929

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0492
Bib ID 4078814 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goddard, Pliny Earle, 1869-1928
Title Pliny Earle Goddard American Indian notebooks, 1901-1929
Physical Description .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Language(s) English , Navajo; Navaho , Athapascan languages .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Due to the fragile nature of the notebooks, the published versions, rather than the manuscripts, must be consulted where possible.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Scope and Content

Thirty-two notebooks containing transcriptions of Amerind texts, and some English translations. While some of the material is of a primarily linguistic nature, much is folkloric in nature. The collection contains thireteen notebooks of Mescalero Apache texts; four notebooks of Coquille, Chasta Costa, and Tututni (American Indian languages from the Pacific Coast); five notebooks of Navajo texts (published in Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 34, pt. 1, pp. 1-179, 1933); and 10 notebooks of Sarsi texts (published in University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 11, pp. 189-177, 1915).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Due to the fragile nature of the notebooks, the published versions, rather than the manuscripts, must be consulted where possible.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pliny Earle Goddard American Indian notebooks; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2013-01-08 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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American Museum of Natural History -- Employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anthropology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- Folklore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Translations into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linguistics -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mescalero Indians -- Folklore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mescalero language -- Texts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Navajo Indians -- Folklore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Navajo language -- Texts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sarsi Indians -- Folklore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sarsi language -- Texts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Anthropologist. Goddard held several curatorial positions with the American Museum of Natural History from 1909 to 1928. In 1914 he became Curator of Ethnology and from 1915 to 1928 he was a Lecturer in Anthropology at Columbia University.