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Acoma
Language(s): English | Keres, Western
Date: 1915-1917, 1932-1941
Extent: 2 notebooks, 1 photograph, 1500 loose pages,
Description: The Acoma materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 1 photograph in item No. 26 of Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc." and "No. 64. Acoma material"; and in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes" there are 2 Acoma field notebooks. Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Hopi
Language(s): English | Hopi
Date: 1883-1892, 1920-1924, 1929-1932, 1936, 1938-1940
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)

Isleta | Tewa
Language(s): English | Tiwa, Southern
Date: 1920, 1925-1927, 1936-1941
Extent: 11 notebooks, 338 loose pages, 2 photographs
Description: The Isleta materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of numerous materials found in multiple sections of the finding aid for the collection, including Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc." and Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes." The majority of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in some correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Tiwa
Alternate forms: Isleta, Pueblo
Language(s): English
Date: 1936-1941
Extent: .25 linear feet; 189 items
Description: These 189 original watercolor and ink drawings of pueblo activities were drawn by Joe Bartolo Lente, of Isleta Pueblo of New Mexico. The drawings were commissioned by Elsie Clews Parsons, a sociologist, anthropologist, and folklorist. In 1962, 140 of the paintings were published in "Isleta Paintings" by the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology. These materials have been designated as culturally sensitive and cannot be reproduced in any fashion.
Collection: Isleta sketches (Mss.572.P25.1.No.25)

Mi'kmaq
Alternate forms: Micmac
Language(s): English
Date: 1923 and undated
Extent: 10 notebooks; 1 photograph
Description: The Mi'kmaq materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist primarily of field notebooks and related notes from Nova Scotia recorded in 1923. These are found in Subcollection II, Series IV, under "Nova Scotia." There are 10 field notebooks. Some of the earlier notebooks pertain not to Mi'kmaq people but to people of Gaelic and African descent who settled there. There may be portions of these notebooks that contain Mi'kmaq information. The later notebooks pertain to Mi'kmaq people from places including Mniku (Chapel Island), including one, Notebook 8, was written by a Mi'kmaw man named Peter Paul. There is also 1 photograph labelled "Sanlamuli, Chief of Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island," found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Photographs and Scrapbooks."
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1885-1891, 1915-1916
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Navajo materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of items in multiple sections of the finding aid. In Subcollection I, Series I, "Correspondence", see Parsons' "Project report for Navajo archaeology." In Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc.", see Stephen's "Navaho Notebook" (item 42). In Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes," see "Zuni - Notebook" 1915-1916, which contains some Navajo information. Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Quechua
Date: 1940-1947
Extent: 3 notebooks, 721 loose pages, 27 negatives, 100 photographic prints
Description: The Quechua materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of correspondence with Juan Gorrell found in Subcollection I, Series I, "Correspondence", and mulitple sets of notes in photographs in "No. 60. Notes on Peguchi and other South America Tribes" in Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc." Most of these materials pertain to Quechua people in northern Ecuador. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

San Felipe
Language(s): English | Keres, Eastern
Date: 1920
Extent: 1 notebook, 1 photograph
Description: The San Felipe materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 1 field notebook found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes" and 1 photography found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Photographs and Scrapbooks." Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Santa Ana
Language(s): English
Date: 1929
Extent: 1 photograph
Description: The Santa Ana materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 1 photograph of the Santa Ana "French Soldiers" dance found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Photographs and Scrapbooks." This material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Kewa
Language(s): English | Keres, Eastern
Date: 1920-1923
Extent: 2 notebooks, 2 photographs
Description: The Santo Domingo materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 2 notebooks found in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes": one labelled "San[to] Domingo" and another as "Isleta" notebook #2, which contains some information on Santo Domingo. In Subcollection II, Series IV, "Photographs and Scrapbooks," there are 2 "San[to] Domingo" prints. Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)