Finding Aid to the Ruth Falkenburg Kirk Collection MS.758

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 28


Title: Ruth Falkenburg Kirk Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.758
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1939-1950
Abstract: This is a collection of articles and manuscripts written by Ruth Falkenburg Kirk, mostly regarding Zuni fetishes, from 1939-1950. Materials include a lecture given by Kirk, and a catalog of Zuni ceremonial jars for sale, which includes photographs and one piece of correspondence.
creator: Kirk, Ruth Falkenburg

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of articles and manuscripts written by Ruth Falkenburg Kirk, mostly regarding Zuni fetishes, from 1939-1950. Articles include "The 'Shalako' of the Zunis," August 18, 1939 and "Introduction to Zuni Fetishes," August 13, 1942, both articles being from The Gallup Gazette and an article from the School for Advanced Research publication El Palacio entitled "Buffalo Hunting Fetish Jar," dated May 1950. Titles of manuscripts are "About the little Santu at Zuni" (1939), "On the White Man's Warpath" (1940) which is Zuni Teddy Weahkee's account of his time in the United States army during World War I as related to Kirk, "Red Ant Fetishes" (1939), "Zuni Fetishes" a lecture given by Kirk at the Laboratory of Anthropology at Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 12, 1940, and a separate, 45-page manuscript also titled "Zuni Fetishes." This collection also includes a catalog of Zuni ceremonial jars for sale, which includes photographs and one piece of correspondence from Southwest Museum curator M. R. Harrington to Southwest Museum Director Frederick Webb Hodge, dated October 27, 1942. Some of the manuscripts include black and white photographs.

Preferred citation

Ruth Falkenburg Kirk Collection, 1939-1950, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.758; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 28, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donations from Frederick Webb Hodge, 1939-1942; Ruth Falkenburg Kirk, 1939-1949; Library Staff, 1950.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Weahkee, Teddy
About the little Santu at Zuni Buffalo Hunting Fetish Jar
Fetishes (Ceremonial objects)
Introduction to Zuni Fetishes
Manuscripts
On the White Man's Warpath
Photographs
Red Ant Fetishes
Santos
Shalako of the Zunis
Typescripts
World War, 1914-1918
Zuni Fetishes
Zuni Indians