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Finding aid to the Frank Hamilton Cushing Collection MS.6
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Box 1

Pedro Pino series MS.6.PP 1848-1882

Scope and contents

The Pedro Pino series contains testimonials, correspondence to Pedro Pino, dating between 1848 and 1882. Pino was governor of Zuni at the time of Cushing's initial field work at the pueblo. This series also contains a biography of Pedro Pino written by Cushing.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm roll 1, frame 1.
Box 1

Smithsonian Institution series MS.6.SI 1874-1879

Scope and contents

The Smithsonian Institution series includes correspondence and notes from Cushing's work at the museum during the years 1874-1879.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on Ms.6 microfilm roll 1, frame 169.
Boxes 1-2

Zuni series MS.6.ZUNI 1879-1884

Scope and contents

The Zuni series includes correspondence, diaries, notes, reports, and manuscripts dating from the years 1879-1884, when Cushing conducted ethnological field work

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm roll 1, frame 323.
Boxes 2-5

Zuni Language Material series MS.6.ZLM circa 1879-1884

Scope and contents

The Zuni Language Material series contains information about Zuni linguistics such as Cushing's language cards. There are also letters written in the Zuni language and a 15-foot scroll which is a Zuni Prayer.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm roll 2, frame 1.
Boxes 5-6

Bureau of Ethnology series MS.6.BOE 1884-1887

Scope and contents

The Bureau of Ethnology series includes correspondence, notes, illustrations, drafts of lectures, and manuscripts dating from 1884-1887, following Cushing's recall from Zuni Pueblo back to Washington, DC.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm roll 2, frame 618.
Boxes 6-8

Hemenway Archaeological Expedition series MS.6.HAE 1887-1889

Scope and contents

The Hemenway Archaeological Expedition series is comprised of correspondence, diaries, notes, illustrations, and manuscripts relating to an archaeological expedition funded by Mary Hemenway and initially directed by Cushing during the years 1887-1889.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm 3, frame 0, and continues on to MS.6 microfilm roll 4.
Boxes 9-11

Bureau of American Ethnology series MS.6.BAE 1889-1900

Scope and contents

The Bureau of American Ethnology series includes correspondence, notes, drafts of manuscripts and lectures, illustrations, photographs, and published works produced by Cushing between 1889-1900 after he returned to work for the Smithsonian Institution.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm 4, frame 710, and continues on to Ms.6 microfilm rolls 5, 6, and 7.
Box 11

Cosmos Mindeleff series MS.6.CM 1890

Scope and contents

The Cosmos Mindeleff series contains correspondence and draft manuscripts written by Mendeleff.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm 7, frame 674.

Custodial history

The documents in this series were listed as part of the Cushing Collection in the 1923 inventory created by Frederick Webb Hodge. It is likely that Hodge used these documents when drafting the Handbook of American Indians of North of Mexico publication, which he completed circa 1905.
Boxes 12-13

Pepper Hearst Archaeological Expedition series MS.6.PHE 1895-1896

Scope and contents

The Pepper-Hearst Archaeological Expedition to Florida series includes correspondence, illustrations, notes, and manuscripts from Cushing's archaeological work during the years 1895-1896.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm 7, frame 1046, and continues on to MS.6 microfilm roll 8.
Box 13

Miscellaneous series MS.6.MISC undated

Scope and contents

The Miscellaneous series consists of undated items that do not indicate which period of Cushing's career they are associated with as well as items that were dated after Cushing's death in 1900.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This series begins on MS.6 microfilm 8, frame 1075.