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Date: 1862; 1913-1996
Contributor: Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn | Goldenweiser, Alexander A., 1880-1940 | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Abler, Thomas S., (Thomas Struthers), 1941- | Day, Gordon M. | Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937 | Latham, Robert Gordon, 1812-1888 | Lyford, Carrie A., (Carrie Alberta) | Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Thomas, George | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Pendergast, James F., 1921-2000 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Tooker, Elisabeth, 1927-2004
Subject: Linguistics | Religion | Rites and ceremonies | Medicine | Masks | Place names | Cosmology | Crafts | Ethnography
Description: The Haudenosaunee materials in the Lounsbury Papers are vast in scope ranging from ceremonial recordings in Series VII to secondary sources in Series II to Lounsbury's own linguistic work among the Six Nations (see notes on Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga materials.). The correspondence, in Series I, includes notes by Marius Barbeau on six Iroquoian dialects, a recording of the Condolence Ceremony recited by George Thomas, Gordon Day's work on Iroquois place names in Vermont, William Fenton's work on Iroquois-Cherokee linguistic relations, a manuscript of Mary Haas' comments on FGL's "Iroquois-Cherokee Linguistic Relations," George Harnell's work on Iroquois culture, Gunther Michelson's work on Iroquois place names, James Pendergast's study of longhouse construction and LaSalle's 1669-1670, Morris Swadesh's notes on the Caughnawaga Iroquois in Brooklyn, NY, Elisabeth Tooker on Iroquois cosmology, a manuscript of Iroquois grammar by Carl Voeglin, William Wykoff's study of Iroquois prehistory.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Tonawanda
Contributor: Evaneshko, Veronica | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Sundown, Arnold | Sundown, Corbett | Tooker, Elisabeth, 1927-2004
Subject: Kinship | New York (State)--History | Social life and customs | Religion | Politics and government
Extent: .5 linear feet
Description: The Seneca materials in the Eilsabeth Tooker papers are found in most sections of the finding aid. The majority of the Seneca material relates to Tonawanda and can be located by searching for that name. In Series I, see correspondence with William Fenton, Corbett Sundown, and others. There may be additional relevant material in other correspondence folders. Series II includes issues of Tonawanda Indian Community News from 1972 to 1973. Series III contains numerous drafts of works by Tooker relating to Tonawanda history and social life. Series V contains 6 folders of Tooker's field notes from Tonawanda from 1958-1972. (Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns.) Also found in Series V are genealogies collected and revised by Tooker in July 1966 and then revised again by Veronica Evaneshko in January 1973. Additional related research notecards are found in Series VII. Series VI contains a cabinet card of Ely S. Parker’s sister, Caroline Parker Mountpleasant, a Seneca Indian of the Wolf Clan.
Collection: Elisabeth Tooker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.84)
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Date: Bulk 1930s-1990s
Contributor: Abrams, George H. J. | Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011 | Cornplanter, Jesse J. | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Gibson, Simeon | Hauptman, Laurence M. | Heron, George D. | Jimerson, Dan M. | Lamb, Gerald | Lazarus, Arthur, Jr. | Ledsome, Thelma | Preston, Jack | Printup, Maribel | Printup, Wayne | Redeye, Clara | Redeye, Sherman | Seneca, Cornelius B. | Seneca, Martin | Seneca, Pauline | Seneca Nation of Indians | Seneca-Iroquois National Museum | Sonosky, Marvin J. | Tooker, Elisabeth, 1927-2004 | Waters, Somerset R. | Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988
Subject: Botany | Kinship | Material culture | Medicine | Museums | New York (State)--History | Ontario--History | Place names | Politics and government | Rites and ceremonies | Social life and customs | Wampum
Extent: 15+ linear feet
Description: Seneca materials make up the majority of the Fenton papers and can be found throughout all sections of the collection. Series I contains correspondence with numerous people on Seneca matters. Noteworthy Seneca correspondents include Simeon Gibson, Clara Redeye, Sherman Redeye, and other individuals such as those listed above. The largest body of material is in Series V, which includes Fenton's notebooks and other documentation from field work at Allegany, Cattaraugus, Tonawanda, and Grand River, beginning in the 1930s through late in his career. This section also includes extensive card files on "Materia Medica" or ethnobotanical information, and Seneca place names. Series VI consists of over 1000 photographs, the majority of which are from Seneca communities in the 1930s-1950s. Series VIII includes additional field notes and other materials derived mainly from his 1930s fieldwork. Significant portions of these materials may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity, as Fenton's materials frequently pertain to areas of sacred traditional knowledge.
Collection: William N. Fenton papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)