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BOX 154-215 Part II: Projects, 1837-1985
The Projects series documents Métraux’s work as an anthropologist, most notably her fieldwork in Montserrat and Papua New Guinea. Supplementing her Montserrat field notebooks in Part I are artwork and drawings, data from projective tests, and an extensive collection of well-organized, identified, and catalogued photographs and negatives. The Papua New Guinea fieldwork files are more extensive in Part II than in Part I. Métraux’s fieldwork took place among the Iatmul of Tambunam village in the Middle Sepik River region where Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead had conducted fieldwork in 1938. Included are copies of Bateson-Mead 1938 field records, which are often annotated by Métraux. Métraux’s own field materials are arranged by expedition as main files containing administrative and planning files, correspondence, field diaries, and notebooks. Census records, children’s drawings, film records for still photography and some moving images, maps, projective testing data, and tape catalogs are filed separately from the main expedition files.
Other projects documented in this series include Métraux’s study of German civilian morale for the Office of Strategic Services during WWII, data and notes on the psychosocial and medical stress of Chinese immigrants living in New York in the 1950s, files from her collaboration with Theodora Mead Abel on projective testing techniques, and additional material on the Research in Contemporary Cultures, Studies in Allopsychic Orientation, and Studies in Contemporary Cultures projects that are more thoroughly documented in Part I.
Material types include: correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, administrative and planning files, financial records, field notes and diaries, photographs, artwork, projective testing material, census data, catalogs and indexes, notes and lists, statistical data, exhibit materials, writings by others, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by name of project and thereunder by topic or type of material.
BOX 154 Chinese culture
Background material
Benedict, Ruth, items from her files, 1944-1958
Bunzel, Ruth, "Explorations in Chinese Culture," 1950
General, 1958-1966
Reprints, 1888, 1907, 1923-1960
Data and notes, 1955-1957 See also Container OV 12, Charts and graphs
(2 folders)
BOX 155 Data and notes, 1955-1957
(3 folders)
Drafts, 1956-1957
(3 folders)
Committee on Food Habits, 1942-1944
Image of the Scientist, slides, 1961-1963
Montserrat fieldwork
Administrative and logistical planning, 1966
Artwork and drawings, 1953-1954 See also Containers OV 13 and OV 20, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 156 Artwork and drawings, 1953-1954
(4 folders)
Correspondence, 1953-1980
Cruzan grammar, 1955
Exhibit, 1954
Household censuses, Molyneux village, Montserrat, 1953-1954, 1965-1966 See also Containers OV 5-OV 6, OV 12, same heading
(2 folders)
Indexes and lists, 1953-1954, 1966, 1976
(1 folder)
BOX 157 Indexes and lists, 1953-1954, 1966
(2 folders)
Letters from the field and miscellaneous writings by Métraux, 1953-1966
Maps, 1837-1838, 1953-1954, 1962 See also Container OV 12, Map of Molyneux village
Miscellany, 1953-1954, 1966
Notebooks, Montserrat fieldwork
Originals, 1952-1953, 1960, 1970s
Typed transcripts, 1952-1954
Vol. 1
(2 folders)
BOX 158 Vols. 2-6
(10 folders)
BOX 159 Vols. 7-11
(10 folders)
BOX 160 Vols. 12-13
(4 folders)
Notes, miscellaneous, 1978, undated
Photographs, Montserrat fieldwork
Enlargements, 1953-1954
Film catalog, 1953-1954
Vols. 1-2
(4 folders)
BOX 161 Vols. 3-7
(10 folders)
BOX 162 Vol. 8
(2 folders)
Film catalog, 1966
Vols. 9-11
(9 folders)
Miscellaneous lists and notes, 1954-1961
Negatives, 1953-1954
Nos. 1-43
(2 folders)
BOX 163 Nos. 45-109 and unnumbered
(4 folders)
Lettered negatives, A-SSSS
(4 folders)
Negatives, 1966
(4 folders)
BOX 164 Slides, circa 1953-1954
Preliminary interview with Gotthard Booth on Rorschach tests and other matters, 1952-1953
Printed matter regarding Montserrat
Almanacs, 1954
Economic, 1955-1966
Governmental, 1951-1954, 1963-1966
(2 folders)
Newspaper clippings, 1954-1966
Religious, 1953, 1964
Scholarly writings, published and unpublished, 1953-1966
(2 folders)
BOX 165 Scholarly writings, published and unpublished, 1953-1966
(2 folders)
Tourism, 1950s-1960s
Project binder (1966), 1930, 1965-1967
(3 folders)
Projective testing conducted in Montserrat
Bender-Gestalt sample, 1954, 1967
BOX 166 Caligor eight-card redrawing test, 1954-1960
(2 folders)
Farbpyramiden test, 1951-1954
Horn-Hellersberg test, 1954
Lowenfeld mosaics
Collaboration with
Abel, Theodora M., 1954-1974
(5 folders)
BOX 167 Abel, Theodora M., 1954-1974
(1 folder)
Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1954, 1961
New study, 1961, 1971-1972
Re-tests, 1953-1954, 1963-1966
Slides, 1954, 1963, 1974
Minnesota paper form board test, 1954
Rorschach test, 1954
Szondi test, 1954
Various tests, 1954
Report, 1954
Research proposals, Montserrat fieldwork, 1953, 1964
Tape catalog, 1966
Writing samples from Montserrat, 1952-1955
(2 folders)
Office of Strategic Services, German Civilian Morale Study, 1942-1945 See also Classified
(1 folder)
BOX 168 Office of Strategic Services, German Civilian Morale Study, 1942-1945
(1 folder)
Papua New Guinea fieldwork
Background material
Art, 1967-1986
(3 folders)
Art of Oceania Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1974
(3 folders)
BOX 169 Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, "Sepik District Anthropological Bibliography," 1963
Bateson, Gregory
"A Preliminary Account of Certain Aspects of Social Life of the Iatmul People of the Sepik River," 1931
"Social Structure of the Iatmul People of the Sepik River," original print copy with Bateson's notes, 1932
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