Finding Aid to Huichol Vocabulary MS.866
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 December 13
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Huichol Vocabulary
Identifier/Call Number: MS.866
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1937 November 29
Abstract: This is a document comprised of four sheets printed with lists of Spanish and English words and corresponding typed Huichol words. The document was recorded from informant Francisco Tejon by Donald Bush Cordry at la Mesa, Nayarit, 1937 November 29.
creator: Cordry, Donald Bush
creator: Tejon, Francisco
This is a document comprised of four sheets printed with lists of Spanish and English words and corresponding typed Huichol words. The document was recorded from informant Francisco Tejon by Donald Bush Cordry at la Mesa, Nayarit, 1937 November 29.
Huichol Vocabulary, 1937, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.866.
Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 13, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Donated by Donald Bush Cordry, 1938 November.
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Donald Bush Cordry was an artist, a self-taught Mesoamerican scholar, and ethnographer of the arts and crafts of Indian Mexico.
Born 1907 in Detroit, Michigan; died August 30, 1978 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Cordry studied at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and later earned a reputation as an expert on puppets, which he both created and collected. He began collecting artifacts and information documenting Mexican Indian arts and crafts in 1931, on a trip to Mexico. He formed professional associations with the Heye Foundation (now the Museum of the American Indian), which sponsored further trips, and with the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California. In 1941 Cordry traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, and in 1942 founded a crafts workshop there to finance his expeditions to collect and record ethnographic data. He later relocated to Mixcoac, in Mexico City, and Cuernavaca, but kept his home in Mexico and pursued the documentation of its arts and crafts until his death. Publications include: Mexican Indian Costumes (1968) and Mexican Masks (c1980).
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