Inuit materials, Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers

Inuit includes: Inuk, Eskimo (pej.), ᐃᓄᐃᑦ
English | German | Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Comer, George | Weike, Wilhelm, 1859-1917
Linguistics | Nunavut--History | Place names | Social life and customs
Correspondence | Diaries | Drawings | Maps | Notebooks | Photographs | Sketchbooks | Sketches
1 linear foot
The Inuit materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of approximately 11 folders, 3 diaries, 2 sketchbooks, and numerous maps and illustrations. Most of this material surrounds Boas' first fieldwork trip of his career to Baffin Island ("Baffinland") in 1883-1884. Under "Boas, Franz," most of this materials are labelled under "Arctic Expedition" or "Baffinland." These include Boas' diaries and sketchbooks, as well as typed translations of them. See also materials listed under "Weike, Wilhelm" for the diary of Boas' assistant during the expedition. The correspondence file for "Comer, George" contains additional information, as may other correspondence files.
Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers Mss.B.B61p