Hopi materials, Elsie Clews Parsons papers
Date: 1883-1892, 1920-1924, 1929-1932, 1936, 1938-1940
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-1990 | Cochise, George | Crow-wing | Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 | Forde, C. Daryll | Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957 | Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941 | Stephen, Alexander M. | White, Leslie A. | Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941
Subject: Arizona--History | Folklore | Kinship | Material culture | Museums | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs
Extent: 24 notebooks, 300+ pages
Description: The Hopi materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of a large amount of material found in several different section of the collection. In Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc.", item 18 includes the notebooks of Alexander Stephen from 1885-1892; item 51 includes a significant number of photographs from Hopi communities from the period of 1918-1926; and items 46 and 61 also contain briefer manuscript materials relating to Hopi ceremonies. In Subcollection II, Series I, "Professional Correspondence", a number of Correspondences pertain to Hopi matters, particularly Parsons' correspondence with Franz Boas, Ruth Bunzel, Frederick Dellenbaugh, C. Daryll Forde, Robert H. Lowie, Leslie White, and Benjamin Whorf. In Subcollection II, Series III, "Lectures and Manuscripts", there are proofs and drafts related to Parsons' publication of Alexander Stephen's "Hopi Journal." In Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes" there is a large number of Parsons' field notebooks from multiple visits to different Hopi communities. Some portion of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)