Finding Aid to the Navajo Translation of the Marine Corps Hymn MS.878

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 December 13


Title: Navajo Translation of the Marine Corps Hymn
Identifier/Call Number: MS.878
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1943 March 1
Abstract: This collection includes a typed copy of the Marine Corps Hymn in English; a copy of the Hymn translated into Navajo by Private First Class Jimmie K. King; and a letter to Frederick Webb Hodge from Philip Johnston, dated 1943 March 1.
Language: English, Navajo.
creator: King, Jimmie K., Private First Class

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed copy of the Marine Corps Hymn in English; a copy of the Hymn translated into Navajo by Private First Class Jimmie K. King; and a letter to Frederick Webb Hodge from Philip Johnston, dated 1943 March 1.
The letter is in reply to Hodge's request to print the translation in Southwest Museum's serial publication The Masterkey.. Johnston writes, "A restricted order has recently come from the Commandant stating that all the publicity on the Navajos must be held down to an absolute minimum...until after the shooting stops, and at that time I am reasonably sure that permission for its printing will be easily maintained."
The translation was printed in the 1945 September issue of the The Masterkey..

Preferred citation

Navajo Translation of the Marine Corps Hymn, 1943 March 1, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.878; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Publication note

"Marine Corps Hymn in Navaho," published in The Masterkey, volume 19, number 3, 1945 September, pages 153-155.

Processing history

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).

Acquisition

Donated by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1943 March 1.

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

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Marches (Band)
Marine Corps Hymn
Military music
Navajo Indians
Navajo language -- Texts
Typescript
United States. Marine Corps -- Songs and music