Shinnecock materials, Eugenics Record Office Records

Shinnecock
Language(s): English
Date: 1933 and undated
Extent: 2 folders
Description: The Eugenics Record Office Records consist of 330.5 linear feet of materials relating to the ERO, founded in 1910 for the study of human heredity and as a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Eugenics Record Office Papers (1670-1964) contain trait schedules, newspaper clippings, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, reprints, magazine articles, bibliographies, photographs, hair samples, postcard pictures, card files, and some correspondence which document the projects of the Eugenics Record Office during the thirty-four years of its operation. Shinnecock (a Long Island group descended from Pequot and Narragansett peoples) materials include Folder "A:9770 #2. Shinnecock Indians" (1933) in Series I. Trait Files, which contains a newspaper clipping of an article titled "Other Tribes May Dwindle But Shinnecock...," mentioning growth between the 1920 and 1930 censuses, as well as the educational, economic, and political divisions within the reservation; and an undated "Shinnecock Indians Pedigree Chart" in a folder of the same name, located in Series IX. Pedigrees (this is an oversized item).
Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)