Shawnee materials, Frank G. Speck Papers
Contributor: Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 | Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988 | Tantaquidgeon, Gladys | Poole, Earl L. | Witapanóxwe
Subject: Anthropology | Ethnography | Archaeology | Social life and customs | Dance | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Folklore | Social life and customs | Pennsylvania--History | Moravians | Clans | Kinship | Oklahoma--History | Art | Rites and ceremonies
Extent: 6 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's interest in Shawnee language, history, and culture. Includes an essay on Speck's visit to an excavation site at Fort Hill, Pennsylvania in July 1903 in which he identifies the site as Shawnee; a letter from Carl Voegelin and Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin transmitting lists of Shawnee dances to Speck; a letter from Wheeler-Voegelin concerning field data on Shawnee use of false faces; an undated report by Wheeler-Voegelin on general burial traits, including a brief account of field experiences and an 8-page outline of burial, funerary, and condolence procedure; a letter from Gladys Tantaquidgeon concerning Shawnee legends, asking about silk applique techniques, and enclosing news clippings; and 16 pages of Speck's miscellaneous Shawnee notes and correspondence, including two letters from Earl L. Poole (Reading Museum), together with a transcript of a 1747 letter of Conrad Weiser taken from American German Review: 12: 4, 18-19, April 1946, regarding meeting of Shawnees and Count Zinzendorf; a postal card from "C" on grasshopper war; a letter from Wheeler-Voegelin; a letter from War Eagle concerning Bread Dance; 1912 notes on Bread Dance and names given Speck; and notes on Shawnee clans.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers Mss.Ms.Coll.126