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At a Glance
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.
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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.