Jacob D. Sapir was a composer and chazan (cantor) for Congregation Orach Chaim in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. The Jacob D. Sapir scores contain manuscripts for 16 of his compositions.
An anthropologist, Pamela Wallace was the Head of Education at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. The papers include correspondence, research, works by Wallace, audio recordings, color slides, photographs, and videos of Yuchi Indians.
James M. Crawford was a linguist who mainly studied Native American languages, including Cocopa, Yuchi, and Mobilian trade language. He came to the field of linguistics halfway through his lifetime after pursuing a career in forestry in the West and Southwest. After receiving his PhD in 1966 from the University of California at Berkeley, he returned to his birthplace, Georgia, where he taught in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Georgia at Athens. The collection is organized into seven series: I. Correspondence, 1964-1986; II. Subject Files, 1949-1987; III. Works by Crawford, 1962-1986; IV. Research NOtes & Notebooks, 1906-1988; V. Card Files, 1960s-1980s; VI. Course Material, 1961-1986; VII. Photographs, 1963-1978.
Columbus State University - Simon Schwob Memorial Library
The collection consists of papers of Joseph B. Mahan Jr. from ca. 1952-1979. The papers include correspondence, research material, and printed materials. The papers relate to Mahan's involvement in the development of Westville (Ga.); the Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts; the Lower Chattahoochee Area Planning and Development Commission; and the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The collection also reflects his research in the history of Eastern North American Indian tribes particularly the Yuchi Indians; early 19th century archaeology; and American pre-history, particularly artifacts indicating pre-Columbian trans-Atlantic culture contacts
Anthropologist and ethnographer Frank Gouldsmith Speck was unique among Franz Boas' early graduate students at Columbia University. Unlike other ethnographers of his time who focused their studies on the Western Indian tribes, Speck chose to study the cultures of the Eastern Woodland Indians. Becoming the self-appointed salvage ethnographer for those tribes, Speck was regularly with the Indians he studied, collecting all aspects of their culture.The Frank G. Speck Papers consist of 15.5 linear feet of Speck's professional correspondence, field notes, lecture notes, and manuscripts of published and unpublished works. The material focuses on the Eastern Woodlands Indians, particularly the Catawba, Cherokee, Creek, Delaware, Houma, Iroquois, Labrador Eskimo, Mantagnais-Naskapi, Nanticoke, Penobscot, Powhatan, Algonkian, and Yuchi. The collection is divided into two subcollections: Subcollection 1 is comprised of Speck's research material and correspondence, and Subcollection 2 consists ... Read More
Songs performed by Chief James Webber (Witapano'xwe,) May 10, 1928. Originally recorded on wax cylinders, dubbed to sound tape reels in 1950. Included are dance songs, peyote songs, women's social dance songs (with Shawnee and Iroquois versions), a speech, portions of a big house ceremony, and songs for First Day.