||10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
NHB 330-333, MRC 112
Washington, DC 20560
||Margaret R. Dittemore, Branch Librarian
|Internet Catalog Address:
||telnet to siris.si.edu or http://www.siris.si.edu/
|Hours of Service:
||8:45 a.m.--5:15 p.m.
|Open to the public:
||Yes, appointment strongly encouraged
Photocopying is 15 cents per page.
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- Reference Policy:
- Telephone, mail and e-mail reference questions are accepted
from scholarly researchers, colleagues at other research institutions
and from the general public if they have serious queries and if
they are unable to find an answer in their own local libraries.
- Borrowing Privileges:
- Limited to staff and Smithsonian fellows. The public may borrow
through interlibrary loan using their local public library or
their university library.
- CIRLA, FEDLINK. Holdings are listed in OCLC.
- Background Note:
- Founded in 1965 with the merging of the library of the Bureau
of American Ethnology and the Anthropology Department divisional
- Books and monographs:
- Unknown number of monographs on North and South American Indian
religions. This collection was not consciously collected over
the years, but became part of the collection because of its early
focus on the study of the American Indian. Most materials relating
to Native American Indian religions was collected by the Bureau
of American Ethnology in the 19th and early 20th century. Collected
for linguistic reasons, but helpful to the scholar of religion
are Bibles, hymns, catechisms, and other religious materials in
Native American languages. This collection heavily emphasizes
history and anthropology.
Bible--Versions--Native American languages; Catechisms--Native American
languages; Hymns and hymnals--Native American languages; Indians of
North America--Religion; Indians of South America--Religion
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