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John Peabody Harrington Papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2011-057

Content Description

The collection consists of seventeen 35mm microfilm feels of the John Peabody Harrington collection, 1907-1957. A booklet to the collection (found in the accession file) includes the following: “The materials described herein represent the results of John P. Harrington’s study of the native languages and cultures of the Plains, a region where he worked briefly during the period 1918-1921 and, intermittently, in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The documents focus primarily on linguistic data, although they also include small amounts of ethnographic and historical information…Only original documents created by Harrington, his coworkers, and field assistants or field notes given to him by others are contained in this publication.” The microfilm was purchased with money from the Indian Archives Fund. The original documents comprising The Papers of John Peabody Harrington are housed in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1907-1957



0.25 Cubic Feet