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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives,

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Title

  • Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives,

Summary

  • Correspondence, writings, field notes, notebooks, teaching and office files, organization files, appointment books, family papers, photographs, and other papers chiefly concerning anthropological and ethnological field work particularly in American Samoa and with the Admiralty Islands and Sepik River Valley cultures of Papua New Guinea; Balinese of Indonesia; and Omaha Indians of the Great Plains in North America. Subjects include cultural issues relating to World War II, cybernetics, ekistics (study of human settlements), health, interdisciplinary studies, nutrition, overpopulation, peace, population, race, and technological change.
  • Documents Mead's associations with the American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, Committee for National Morale, Fordham University, Hanover Seminar in Human Relations, National Research Council, National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Food Habits, New York University, Research in Contemporary Cultures, World Federation for Mental Health, World Health Organization, and World Society for Ekistics.
  • Includes records of the Institute for Intercultural Studies and papers, chiefly field research, of Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Ruth Benedict, Edith Cobb, Lenora Foerstel, Reo Fortune, Margaret Lowenfeld, Lola Romanucci-Ross, Theodore Schwartz, and Martha Wolfenstein.
  • Family members represented include Mead's ancestor, Fanny Fogg Clary; grandparents, Giles F. Mead and Martha Adaline Ramsay Mead; parents, Edward Sherwood Mead and Emily Fogg Mead; husbands, Gregory Bateson, Luther Sheeleigh Cressman, and Reo Fortune; daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson; sisters, Priscilla Mead Rosten and Elizabeth Mead Steig; brother, Richard R. Mead; aunt, Fanny Fogg McMaster; and mother-in-law, Caroline Beatrice Bateson.
  • Other individuals represented include Léonie Adams, Franz Boas, Peter Henry Buck, Eliot Dismore Chapple, E.W. Pearson Chinnery, Wilton Dillon, John Dollard, Marie Eichelberger, Kenneth Pike Emory, Milton H. Erickson, Erik H. Erikson, Raymond Firth, Mary Shattuck Fisher (Langmuir Essex), Lawrence K. Frank, Frank Fremont-Smith, Margaret E. Fries, Clifford Geertz, Hildred Geertz, Geoffrey Gorer, A. Irving Hallowell, Leah Josephson Hanna, Barbara Honeyman Heath, Melville J. Herskovits, Herbert Ian Hogbin, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Phyllis Mary Kaberry, Madē Kalēr, Clyde Kluckhohn, A.L. Kroeber, Eleanor Pelham Kortheuer, Harold D. Lasswell, Kurt Lewin, Robert Harry Lowie, Katharane Edson Mershon, Rhoda Bubendey Métraux, Philip E. Mosely, William Fielding Ogburn, Douglas L. Oliver, Sir Frederick Beaumont Phillips, G. Frederick Roll, Louise M. Rosenblatt, Katharine Rothenberger, Walter Spies, Sol Tax, and John Wesley Mayhew Whiting.

Names

  • Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
  • Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980.
  • Belo, Jane, 1904-1968.
  • Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948.
  • Cobb, Edith, 1895-1977.
  • Foerstel, Lenora, 1929-
  • Fortune, Reo, 1903-1979.
  • Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1890-1973.
  • Romanucci-Ross, Lola.
  • Schwartz, Theodore.
  • Wolfenstein, Martha, 1911-1976.
  • South Pacific Ethnographic Archives.
  • Institute for Intercultural Studies.

Headings

  • -  Adams, Léonie,--1899-1988
  • -  Bateson, Caroline Beatrice
  • -  Bateson, Mary Catherine
  • -  Boas, Franz,--1858-1942
  • -  Buck, Peter Henry,--1877?-1951
  • -  Chapple, Eliot Dismore
  • -  Chinnery, E. W. Pearson--(Ernest William Pearson),--1887-1972
  • -  Clary, Fanny Fogg
  • -  Cressman, Luther S.,--1897-1994
  • -  Dillon, Wilton
  • -  Dollard, John,--1900-1980
  • -  Eichelberger, Marie,--1894-1983
  • -  Emory, Kenneth Pike,--1897
  • -  Erickson, Milton H
  • -  Erikson, Erik H.--(Erik Homburger),--1902-1994
  • -  Firth, Raymond,--1901-2002
  • -  Fisher, Mary Shattuck,--1899
  • -  Frank, Lawrence K.--(Lawrence Kelso),--1890-1968
  • -  Fremont-Smith, Frank,--1895-1974
  • -  Fries, Margaret E.--(Margaret Evelyn),--1896
  • -  Geertz, Clifford
  • -  Geertz, Hildred
  • -  Gorer, Geoffrey,--1905
  • -  Hallowell, A. Irving--(Alfred Irving),--1892-1974
  • -  Hanna, Leah Josephson
  • -  Heath, Barbara Honeyman
  • -  Herskovits, Melville J.--(Melville Jean),--1895-1963
  • -  Hogbin, Herbert Ian,--1904-1989
  • -  Hutchinson, G. Evelyn--(George Evelyn),--1903-1991
  • -  Kaberry, Phyllis Mary,--1910
  • -  Kalēr, Madē
  • -  Kluckhohn, Clyde,--1905-1960
  • -  Kroeber, A. L.--(Alfred Louis),--1876-1960
  • -  Kortheuer, Eleanor Pelham
  • -  Lasswell, Harold D.--(Harold Dwight),--1902-1978
  • -  Lewin, Kurt,--1890-1947
  • -  Lowie, Robert Harry,--1883-1957
  • -  McMaster, Fanny Fogg
  • -  Mead, Edward Sherwood,--1874-1956
  • -  Mead, Emily Fogg,--1871
  • -  Mead, Giles F
  • -  Mead, Martha Adaline Ramsay
  • -  Mead, Richard R.--(Richard Ramsay),--1904-1975
  • -  Mershon, Katharane Edson
  • -  Métraux, Rhoda,--1914-2003
  • -  Mosely, Philip E.--(Philip Edward),--1905-1972
  • -  Ogburn, William Fielding,--1886-1959
  • -  Oliver, Douglas L
  • -  Phillips, Frederick Beaumont,--Sir,--1890-1957
  • -  Roll, G. Frederick,--1911-2001
  • -  Rosenblatt, Louise M.--(Louise Michelle)
  • -  Rosten, Priscilla Mead,--1911-1959
  • -  Rothenberger, Katharine
  • -  Spies, Walter
  • -  Steig, Elizabeth Mead,--1909-1983
  • -  Tax, Sol,--1907-1995
  • -  Whiting, John Wesley Mayhew,--1908-1999
  • -  Mead family
  • -  American Anthropological Association
  • -  American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • -  American Museum of Natural History
  • -  Columbia University
  • -  Committee for National Morale
  • -  Fordham University
  • -  Hanover Seminar in Human Relations
  • -  National Research Council (U.S.)
  • -  National Research Council (U.S.).--Committee on Food Habits
  • -  New York University
  • -  Research in Contemporary Cultures
  • -  World Federation for Mental Health
  • -  World Health Organization
  • -  World Society for Ekistics
  • -  Anthropology
  • -  Anthropology--American Samoa
  • -  Anthropology--Great Plains
  • -  Anthropology--Indonesia--Bali
  • -  Anthropology--Papua New Guinea--Admiralty Islands
  • -  Anthropology--Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
  • -  Balinese (Indonesian people)
  • -  Culture
  • -  Cybernetics
  • -  Ethnology
  • -  Ethnology--American Samoa
  • -  Ethnology--Great Plains
  • -  Ethnology--Indonesia--Bali
  • -  Ethnology--Papua New Guinea--Admiralty Islands
  • -  Ethnology--Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
  • -  Health
  • -  Human settlements
  • -  Interdisciplinary research
  • -  Nutrition
  • -  Omaha Indians
  • -  Overpopulation
  • -  Peace
  • -  Population
  • -  Race
  • -  Samoans
  • -  Technological innovations
  • -  Technology and civilization
  • -  World War, 1939-1945

Notes

  • -  Arranged in fifty-nine series. Parts A through T consist of fifty-six series, followed by three series: Addition V, Restricted, and Oversize.
  • -  Parts A-P arranged in sixteen series. Series 1 (A): Family Papers, 1838-1979; Series 2 (B): Special Correspondence, 1914-1979; Series 3 (C): General Correspondence, 1909-1979; Series 4 (D): Curriculum Vitae, 1925-1979; Series 5 (E): Organizations File, 1921-1979; Series 6 (F): Special Working Groups, 1931-1978; Series 7 (G): Projects in Contemporary Cultures, 1933-1977; Series 8 (H): Scheduling File, 1928-1979; Series 9 (I): Publications and Other Writings File, 1923-1980; Series 10 (J): Teaching File, 1927-1978; Series 11 (K): Office File, 1925-1980; Series 12 (L): Miscellany, 1924-1979; Series 13 (M): Institute for Intercultural Studies, 1937-1980; Series 14 (N): Fieldwork: South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1925-1978; Series 15 (O): Papers of Colleagues, 1908-1978; and Series 16 (P): Photographic File, 1878-1978.
  • -  Part Q: Addition I arranged in thirteen series. Series 17: Family Papers, 1861-1985; Series 18: Special Correspondence, 1923-1980; Series 19: General Correspondence, 1910-1978; Series 20: Curriculum Vitae, 1920-1984; Series 21: Organizations File, 1971-1978; Series 22: Scheduling File, 1949-1976; Series 23: Publications and Other Writings File, 1908-1979; Series 24: Teaching File, 1947-1967; Series 25: Office File, 1911-1980; Series 26: Miscellany, 1908-1981; Series 27: Institute for Intercultural Studies, 1958-1977; Series 28: Fieldwork, 1953-1973; and Series 29: Photographic File, 1874-1987.
  • -  Part R: Addition II arranged in eleven series. Series 30: Family Papers, 1875-1979; Series 31: Special Correspondence, 1922-1978; Series 32: General Correspondence, 1914-1978; Series 33: Curriculum Vitae, 1926-1941; Series 34: Publications and Other Writings File, 1902-1975; Series 35: Teaching File, 1927-1962; Series 36: Office File, 1940-1975; Series 37: Miscellany, 1912-1978; Series 38: Fieldwork, 1925-1976; Series 39: Papers of Colleagues, 1937-1957; and Series 40: Photographic File, 1891-1954.
  • -  Part S: Addition III arranged in nine series. Series 41: Family Papers, 1913-1996; Series 42: Special Correspondence, 1923-1977; Series 43: General Correspondence, 1929-1972; Series 44: Projects in Contemporary Culture: Columbia University Research in Contemporary Cultures (RCC), 1951; Series 45: Publications and Other Writings, 1924-1978; Series 46: Miscellany, 1923-1980; Series 47: Fieldwork, 1927-1981; Series 48: Papers of Colleagues, 1912-1983; and Series 49: Photographic File, 1918-1984.
  • -  Part T: Addition IV arranged in seven series. Series 50: Family Papers, 1877-1947; Series 51: General Correspondence, 1945-1946; Series 52: Publications and Other Writings, 1952; Series 53: Miscellany, 1946; Series 54: Fieldwork, 1953-1978; Series 55: Papers of Colleagues, Ruth Benedict, 1912-1942; and Series 56: Photographic File, 1896-1954.
  • -  Series 57: Addition V. Photographic File, 1936-1939.
  • -  Series 58: Restricted, 1931-1979.
  • -  Series 59: Oversize, 1887-1984.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container or reel number, Margaret Mead Papers and the South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Addition V: Photographic File, Photographs from Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson's field expedition in Bali and among the Iatmul people of New Guinea, available onsite at https://stacks.loc.gov/item/mm81032441
  • -  Selections from Series N, Fieldwork: South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, available on the Library of Congress website at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000115
  • -  Microfilm edition of notebook, circa 1911-1912, (container Q7, folder 5) available, no. 24,326.
  • -  Microfilm 24,326 produced from original in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 2014.
  • -  Bequest, estate of Margaret Mead, 1979-1980.
  • -  Gift and deposit converted to gift, Mary Catherine Bateson, 1981-2005.
  • -  South Pacific Ethnographic Archives. Gift, Institute for Intercultural Studies, 1980.
  • -  Gift and purchase, various donors, 1980-2008.
  • -  Related collection: Rhoda Métraux papers. Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • -  Some maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
  • -  Motion picture films, sound recordings, and related material transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Some photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Anthropologist, author, and educator.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009117

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  • 530,000 items.
  • 1,790 containers plus 50 oversize.
  • 31,604 digital files (564 GB).
  • 1 microfilm reel.
  • 783.2 linear feet.

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Mead, Margaret, Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Ruth Benedict, Edith Cobb, Lenora Foerstel, Reo Fortune, et al. Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/mm81032441.

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Mead, M., Bateson, G., Belo, J., Benedict, R., Cobb, E., Foerstel, L. [...] Institute For Intercultural Studies. Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/mm81032441.

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Mead, Margaret, et al. Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/mm81032441>.