University of Nevada, Reno - Mathewson IGT Knowledge Center
Warren d'Azevedo was professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno and editor with Catherine S. Fowler as associate volume editor of volume 11 of the Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians, which focused on Indians of the Great Basin region of the American west. This encyclopediac volume included cultural, historical, prehistorical, and technological information about the Paiute, Washo, Shoshoni, Ute, and Bannock Indians in the form of essays written by the leading scholars in the field. Planning for the volume began in 1970; it was completed in 1985
Photocopy of typescript final draft. A table of contents identifies numerous topics: a few are environment, agriculture, food, hunting, and items manufactured. Three maps and a bibliography are included
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of an addition to the papers of historian Wilcomb E. Washburn. All of the material concerns Volume 4 of the Handbook of North American Indians, (HNAI) for which Washburn served as volume editor.
Correspondence, research files, field notes, reference files, writings, course files, student files, subject files, calendars, sound recordings, and photographs related to the career of linguist M. Dale Kinkade, who specialized in Salish languages
This collection contains the professional papers of William Curtis Sturtevant and documents his activities as Curator of North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, his work as the editor-in-chief of the Handbook of North American Indians, his research among the Seminole and Iroquois people, and other professional activities. The collection is comprised of books, sound recordings, research and field notes, realia, artifacts, clippings, microfilm, negatives, slides, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, memorandums, card files, exhibition catalogs, articles, and bibliographies.
Warren dâAzevedo is a retired ethnographer, renowned for his work in anthropology and African studies. DâAzevedo began his research in the 1950s, focusing primarily on African cultures, including the Gola ethnic group of Liberia and the Native American Washoe culture of the Great Basin. This collection consists of dâAzevedoâs writings, photographs, memorabilia, and U.S. and Liberian government documents and teaching materials. â¨