Scope and Contents note The bulk of the collection consists of photographs documenting Indians of Central America, including Cheripo, Guatuso, Talamanca, and Guatemala Indians. Additional photographs document stone artifacts found at grave sites, Panamanian women, people in Bogata, and a museum in San Jose, Costa Rica. The photographs may have been collected by Robert Thomas Hill from H. N. Rudd, a postcard publisher in Costa Rica. A letter from Rudd to Hill is also in the collection.
Arden Tice (a.k.a. Arden Eckles, Arden Macnab, and Hava Arden) has had careers as a teacher, social worker, and psychotherapist in the Southwest. Tice is also a writer whose published articles are on travel, artists, social issues and the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. Tice has written poetry (Wind in my Fist, partially published, and Take It and Fake the Rest)
The bound volume of literary works and notes in manuscript that makes up this collection belonged to Benjamin M. Darby of St. Louis around 1870, the date appended to his name written on the flyleaf. It is not known how or when the book made its way to Saint Louis University. The bookplate at the front of the volume lists its owner as J. (or I.) I. Ira Adams, who also provided the dedication to the goddess Minerva, patron of literary endeavors. There seem to be three sections of material in the journal, each in a different hand. The first part contains poems, prose, and copies of others' published works inserted by Adams, who may have been a student at the Union (Durham) Academy in Durham, New Hampshire. Adams identifies himself as the editor of a newspaper of 1844 and 1845 called _Aurora Borealis_, which he describes thus: "At Durham N.H. arriving the years 1843-44-45 papers were published and read in the Academy." These papers, one of which was the _Aurora_, seem to have been ... Read More
Photographic reproduction of a copy of Book I, Chapters 1-36 of Historia de la provincia de San Vicente de Chiapa y Guatemala, written by the Dominican friar Father Francisco Ximénez probably sometime between 1700 and 1720 -- Chapters 2-21 of the ms. contain Ximénez's second, corrected translation of the Popol vuh, the book of Quiché legends explaining the creation of the world, the origins and early migrations of the Indians of Central America, their history and traditions, and the chronology of the last Quiché kings and rulers. Ximénez includes his own chapters on the history of the province and the origins and migrations of the Indians of Guatemala, putting forth his arguments in support of the theory that the Quichés might be descendants of Cham, second son of Noah. Chapters 27 and 28 discuss the genealogy of the kings of the Quichés. Ximénez also cites passages from Father Jerónimo Román's Repúblicas de Indias on the religious beliefs of the Indians, their ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Field notes, vocabulary schedules, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, clippings, and printed matter relating to Merriam's work with California and other Indian tribes (1898-1938). Primary material includes lists of tribes, bands and villages of California Indian tribes; ethnogeographic and ethnographic information; and lists of Indian words and their meanings. Secondary material includes Merriam's research files containing clippings and other printed matter on Indian tribes and Indian welfare in California and the West. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts of Merriam's published work on California Indians and typescripts of Robert Heizer's compilations of Merriam's work, published posthumously.
University of California, Riverside - Special Collections and University Archives
This collection is comprised of books, pamphlets, documents, correspondence, press clippings, maps, reports, periodicals, photographs, and other material pertaining to the history and culture of the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, and the Republic of Panama. Materials document a wide spectrum of subjects, including the exploration and construction of a Central American isthmian canal, the administrative and bureaucratic structure of the Canal Zone, tourism in Panama, residential life in the Canal Zone, and the political relationship between the United States and the Republic of Panama. A substantial amount of the collection is also devoted to the historical and literary study, and journalistic documentation, of both the Panama Canal and the Republic of Panama. In addition, the collection contains the personal papers of Adrien and Jean Bouché and those of Art Mokray, a resident of the Republic of Panama.