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BOX 215-220 Part II: Writings File, 1932-1993
The Writings File features bibliographies, drafts, and reprints of writings by Métraux. Included are book drafts; a copy of her dissertation on Haiti; file copies of articles, papers, reviews, and other short works; letters from the field; an index of Redbook columns by Mead and Métraux; poetry written by Métraux largely during the 1940s; and essays, plays, and a short story written by her while a student at Vassar College in the 1930s. Also included is a history of her life written at the request of Margaret Mead.
Material types include: drafts of books and a dissertation; file copies of articles, papers, reviews, and other short works; field letters; a life history; poetry, plays, a short story, and essays; and indexes and bibliographies.
Arranged alphabetically by type of writing. Digital files arranged as received.
BOX 215 Bibliographies of writings by Métraux, 1968, 1980-1984 See also Container OV 10, Card file of works
An Interview with Santa Claus, with Margaret Mead, 1978
Themes in French Culture, with Margaret Mead, 1956-1968
(1 folder)
BOX 216 Themes in French Culture, with Margaret Mead, 1956-1968
(3 folders)
A Way of Seeing, with Margaret Mead, 1969-1982
Dissertation, "Kith and Kin: A Study of Creole Social Structure in Marbial, Haiti," 1951
(2 folders)
File copies of articles, papers, reviews, and other works
DF Digital drafts, 1988-1994
Digital ID: mss83228_164_008
Digital ID: mss83228_164_009
Digital ID: mss83228_164_013
BOX 217 Paper files
(10 folders)
BOX 218 1980-1993, undated
(5 folders)
Letters from the field, 1966-1972
Life history, written for Margaret Mead, 1957, 1983
BOX 219 Magazine column, Redbook, with Margaret Mead
General, 1975-1980
Index of all columns (1962-1979) and copies of columns not republished, 1962-1980
Miscellaneous writings, 1948-1959, 1983
Poetry, 1941-1950
(2 folders)
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Essays and papers, 1934
Plays, 1932, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 220 Short story, Afterall,edited and illustrated by Clark O. Harris, 1935
(2 folders)
BOX 220-224 Part II: Personal File, 1935-1997
The Personal File documents various aspects of Métraux’s life including her personal and professional contacts recorded in address books, her career as outlined in curricula vitae, her employment history documented in personnel files, and her professional memberships and subscriptions. Also included are personal photographs.
Material types include: address books, biographical material, photographs, personnel files, a calendar, health records, legal and financial records, notes and notebooks, lists, and a questionnaire.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material or topic. Digital files arranged as received.
BOX 220 Address books, 1964-1965, 1979-1997
(3 folders)
Biographical material
DF Digital copies of curricula vitae, 1986-1991
Digital ID: mss83228_164_010
Digital ID: mss83228_164_015
Paper files, 1949-1991
(3 folders)
BOX 221 Book inscriptions, 1935-1989
Calendar made by grandchildren, 1983
Greensboro, Vt., town plan and journal, 1977, 1986
General, 1964, 1979-1989
Interview on her reaction to pain by Mark Zborowski, 1952-1953
Smoking cessation, 1975
House, 193 Waverly Place, New York, N.Y., 1961-1966
Legal and financial matters, 1952-1995
(2 folders)
Lists of files, 1967-1980, undated
Miscellaneous travel files, 1961-1962, 1981-1986
Notebooks, 1973-1976, 1984-1991
BOX 222 Notes, miscellaneous, 1960s-1990s
Personnel, 1958-1986
(5 folders)
(6 folders)
BOX 223 1981-1984
(8 folders)
Loose prints
House, Hazen Road Schoolhouse, Craftsbury, Vt., 1981-1984
Métraux, Rhoda, 1960-1985
Other people, 1940s-1983
Picnic with family, 1981
Greece, 1965
BOX 224 Samoa, 1971
Switzerland, 1965
Mini-album, Haiti, circa 1948
Slides, 1969-1981, undated
Professional memberships and subscriptions
DF Digital lists, 1988-1990
Digital ID: mss83228_164_015
Paper file, 1956-1964, 1980-1990
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., alumnae questionnaire, 1967
BOX CL 1 Part II: Classified, 1943-1945
Material types include: memorandum and report.
Arranged and described according to the series, container, and folder from which the items were removed.
BOX CL 1 Part II: Projects
Office of Strategic Services, German Civilian Morale Study, 1943-1944 (Container 167)
BOX OV 5-OV 20 Part II: Oversize, 1938-1974
Material types include: artwork, photographs, maps, census data, projective testing materials, and a bibliographic card file.
Listed and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the material was removed. The items are physically grouped and housed by size.
Part II: Subject File
BOX OV 12 Panoramic photograph showing Mead at an American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama banquet, 1963 (Container 140, Photographs)
Part II: Projects
Chinese culture
BOX OV 12 Charts and graphs on Chinese culture, circa 1955-1957 (Container 154, Data and notes)
(2 folders)
Montserrat fieldwork
Artwork and drawings (Container 155, same heading)
BOX OV 13 Collages, circa 1966
(2 folders)
BOX OV 20 Collages, circa 1966
(1 folder)
Household censuses (Container 156, Household censuses)
BOX OV 5 Card file, 1953-1954, 1966
BOX OV 6 Card file, undated
BOX OV 12 Charts and notes, 1953-1956, 1966
BOX OV 12 Map of Molyneux village showing layout of households, 1953 (Container 157, Maps)
Papua New Guinea fieldwork
Census records
BOX OV 13 Chart found with census data, 1938, 1967 (Container 192, 1938/1967 census data)
BOX OV 7 Photographic record, rolled prints, 1938, 1967 (Container 192, 1938/1967 census data)
BOX OV 8 Census card file, 1967-1972 (Container 193, same heading)
BOX OV 12 Lists and family charts, 1974 (Container 194, 1974, notes for Tambunam exhibit)
BOX OV 13 Children's drawings, 1967 (Container 194, Children's drawings, Set 2)
(2 folders)
Film, still and moving
BOX OV 14 Mounted photographic prints, Nos. 201-234, 1971 (Container 199, Prints)
(9 folders)
BOX OV 15 Mounted photographic prints, Nos. 235-237, 1971 (Container 199, Prints)
(4 folders)
BOX OV 12 Photographs and a news clipping mounted for display in village, 1972-1973 (Container 199, Mounted photographs)
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