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Part II: Subject File, 1894-1994 (continued)
1964-1969 (continued)
(13 folders)
BOX 144 1970-1973
(14 folders)
BOX 145 1974-1977, undated
(7 folders)
Lectures and papers, 1936-1966
Miscellaneous, 1925-1966
Poetry by Mead and Ruth Benedict, 1925-1926, 1944-1947, 1957
Short story, "Underground," 1928
Métraux, Alfred
Background files on Haiti and other topics, 1946-1956
(3 folders)
BOX 146 Background files on Haiti and other topics, 1946-1956
(3 folders)
Correspondence about him, 1964-1983
Notes on his archive, 1977
Metraux, Daniel Alfred
Appointment calendar, 1957
Birth certificate, 1948
Camps, 1959-1962
Collection of letters from "famous people," 1962-1965, undated
About Daniel
(2 folders)
BOX 147 1959-1970
(4 folders)
To and from Daniel
"Flick" (childhood friend), 1964-1966
(2 folders)
(6 folders)
BOX 148 1966-1970
(4 folders)
Mead, Margaret, correspondence with Daniel, plus a copy of "Memories of Margaret Mead" by Daniel, 1955-1976, undated
Métraux, Alfred
Correspondence between father and son, 1952-1962
Letters from others to Daniel on the death of his father, 1963-1964
(2 folders)
Early development, 1948-1951
Early events, 1948-1952
Harriet Johnson Nursery School, New York, N.Y., drawings, 1952-1953
Convent School, Plymouth, Montserrat, 1953-1954
BOX 149 St. Luke's School, New York, N.Y., 1953-1962
(5 folders)
Trinity School, New York, N.Y., 1962-1970
(5 folders)
BOX 150 College
Application process, 1965-1966
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisc., 1966-1970
Study abroad, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 1943, 1968-1970
(2 folders)
Ephemera, 1955-1960, undated
Photographs by and of Daniel, circa 1949-1970
(2 folders)
Waverly Times
Background, 1960-1966
BOX 151 Correspondence and lists, 1960-1966
Issues, 1959-1966
(6 folders)
Wedding, 1969
(2 folders)
Minnesota Museum of Art, Sepik and Asmat art exhibit, 1988-1989
DF Digital correspondence, 1988
Digital ID: mss83228_164_013
Digital ID: mss83228_164_015
Paper files, 1988-1989
Monberg, Torben, 1961-1980
BOX 152 Music
Cantometrics handbook by Alan Lomax, 1976
General, 1969-1983
New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y., anthropology lecture notes, 1940
Pacific Arts Association, 1979-1981
Printed matter, miscellaneous, 1960-1987
Professional directories, 1975, 1985
Searchlight Club, Craftsbury, Vt.
DF Digital correspondence and drafts of lectures and writings, 1988-1992
Digital ID: mss83228_164_009
Digital ID: mss83228_164_013
Digital ID: mss83228_164_015
Paper file, 1983-1992
Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1980
Society for Applied Anthropology
BOX 153 1960-1964
(5 folders)
Membership roster, 1962
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, 1981-1989
(2 folders)
Vodou, 1931, 1965
BOX 154 Writings by others, 1967-1983
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)
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