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Bernhard Joseph Stern papers, 1859-1959

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Call No.: MS#1201
Bib ID 4079367 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956
Title Bernhard Joseph Stern papers, 1859-1959
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/42_STE-SY_06.pdf
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Description

Summary

Typescripts made by Stern of Lewis Henry Morgan's INDIAN JOURNALS, 1859-1862 (Ann Arbor, 1959), and of Morgan's correspondence with missionaries, traders, etc., pertaining to behavior in various primitive societies. This correspondence assisted Morgan in the preparation of his book ANCIENT SOCIETY (New York, 1871). The material was used by Stern in his publications, LEWIS HENRY MORGAN, SOCIAL EVOLUTIONIST (Chicago, 1931); THE FAMILY, PAST AND PRESENT (New York, 1938); and "Lewis Henry Morgan, American Ethnologist" and Lewis Henry Morgan: An Appraisal of His Scientific Contributions" in Part III of HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY (New York, 1959). Also, photographs pertaining to Stern's THE LUMMI INDIANS OF NORTHWEST WASHINGTON (New York, 1934); typescripts made by Stern of the correspondence of Morgan with Lorimer Fison (1832-1907) and Alfred William Howitt (1830-1908) for the period 1870-1881. Fison and Howitt were prominent Australian ethnographers and used the correspondence in their work on Australian Aborigine kinship systems. There is also some evidence that the correspondence influenced a later edition of Morgan's ANCIENT SOCIETY. Stern selected and edited some of the letters for the AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST (vol. 32, nos. 2-3, April-Sept., 1930).

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bernhard Joseph Stern papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnology -- Australia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnology -- North America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fison, Lorimer, 1832-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howitt, A. W (Alfred William), 1830-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- Kinship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lummi Indians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missionaries -- North America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington (State) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Columbia University Ph.D., 1927.