Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
A collection of primarily music including sones, wedding music, Mass for the Dead, various folk-songs, baptism music, songs from a Cumpleanos de Muertos and music recorded at several local concerts and parties. Also included are various narratives, interviews with local artists, interviews concerning witches, marriage, death customs, cuentos de brujas y costumbres de entierros and fantasmas y muertos, and the legend of the Mano Poderosa
Locations include: Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Mitla, Taxco, Cuernavaca, etc. Views depict street vendors, churches, pyramids, outdoor markets, buildings built by Zapotec Indians, and touristic views. Ca. 30 postcards and other ephemera are included
Two interviews with Philips -- Topics include description of her missionary work in China with China Inland Mission at Chefoo School as a teacher of missionary children, internment by Japanese at Temple Hill and Wei Xian camps, repatriation, working with Wycliffe Bible Translators among the Zapotec Indians in southern Mexico, traveling thoughout the world representing Wycliffe, and various other mission-related topics. The events described in the interviews cover the period from ca. 1910 to 1973
Manuscript on the Zapotec Indians, mainly on their language. Title reads in full: Arte de la lengua Zapotec del Valle, y platicas vulgares, ilustrade con notas. Esplicacion de los misterios de la fé, confesonarios, palabras sueltas o frases y algunos adagios, etc. Para el uso de los que se dedican á este idioma. Oaxaca, 1859
Four manuscripts relating to the merits and needs of the Indians: 1) a 220-stanza poem on the history and contemporary status of the Zapotec Indians, by the Zapotec interpreter, López, with a signed dedication, dated at Jalapa in July, 1740; 2) letter of Fray Bernardo Inga, or Inca, January 10, 1690, concerning the genealogy of certain Spanish descendants of the Incas; 3) royal decree of March 26, 1697, providing for better treatment of the Indians; and 4) an unfinished treatise of Patricio Antonio López in defense of the Indians of New Spain and Peru
From 1968-1970, the anthropologist Robert E. MacLaury conducted fieldwork on Zapotec (Oto-Manguean) language and ethnography at Santa Mara Ayoquesco de Aldama, Oaxaca. His masters thesis based on that research, "Ayoquesco Zapotec: Ethnography, Phonology, and Lexicon," was accepted at the University of the Americas in 1970.
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) Assistant professor of anthropology, University of Chicago, 1892-95; associate professor, 1895-1923. Curator of the anthropological section, Walker Museum, University of Chicago, 1895-1923 Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small. Topics relate to Starr's interests and involvement in the former Belgian Congo, Liberia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, and the World's Columbian Exposition.