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 Library2012 December 13
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
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.
creator: King, Jimmie K., Private First Class
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..
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].
"Marine Corps Hymn in Navaho," published in The Masterkey, volume 19, number 3, 1945 September, pages 153-155.
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 Frederick Webb Hodge, 1943 March 1.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Marches (Band)Marine Corps Hymn
Navajo language -- Texts
United States. Marine Corps -- Songs and music