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Language(s): English
Date: 1920-1946
Subject: Anthropology
Extent: 1 volume, 150 p.
Description: Duplicate of copy deposited with Benedict papers, Vassar College, of correspondence published in Mead (1959). Arrangement is different from that of published version, and correspondence with Edward Sapir is lacking. More letters, fuller texts, fuller identification of references in this version, however. Includes correspondence of Ruth Benedict and Franz Boas, Margaret Mead. Letters of Mead and Reo F. Fortune. Some letters from Boas correspondence, Franz Boas Collection (Mss.B.B61).
Collection: An Anthropologist at work: writings of Ruth Benedict, by Margaret Mead (

Fijian | Māori
Language(s): English | Fijian
Date: circa 1930s
Genre: Essays
Extent: 9 pages
Description: The Fijian materials in the ACLS collection consists of two items, "Social organization of the Namuavoivoi" (item 39) and "Namuavoivoi" (item PoNa.1), located in the "Non-American and non-linguistic material" section of the finding aid. The first is a comparison of social structure among the Namuavoivoi (Namuaivoivoi) of Fiji with Polynesian and Maori, and the second is a basic description of the language and its social use.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)