Finding Aid to the Malcom F. Farmer Collection MS.782

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 6


Title: Malcom F. Farmer Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.782
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1937-circa 1939
Abstract: This collection consists of three manuscripts written by Malcolm F. Farmer, frequent contributor to The Masterkey. The manuscripts are titled "Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology," June 1937; "An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon," undated; an untitled manuscript describing the cashew nut, where it is found, some of its uses, and a pencil drawing of the cashew nut, June 1937.
creator: Farmer, Malcolm F., fl. 1930s

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three manuscripts written by Malcolm F. Farmer, frequent contributor to The Masterkey. The first, "Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology," discusses the people that have lived there, including the Chumash, Shoshoneans, Luiseno, and Juianeno Indians. It also discusses artifacts found in that area through the numerous archaeology excavations. The manuscript includes a bibliography and a map, and is dated June 1937. The second article, "An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon," describes a camp site in Tuna Canon ten miles northwest of Santa Monica. It describes six bedrock mortars found, arrowheads found, scrapers, and other artifacts. There are two copies of this article, one of which is a preliminary draft with many hand-written editing marks and comments, some of which belong to Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge. The third manuscript is a short note describing the cashew nut, where it is found and some of its uses. This sheet includes a pencil drawing of the cashew nut and is dated June 1937.

Preferred citation

Malcom F. Farmer Collection, 1937-1939, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.782.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 6, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donations by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1939 January 28; and Malcolm F. Farmer, 1946.

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

An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon
Archaeology
Cashew nut
Chumash Indians
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California
Gabrielino Indians
Indians of North America -- California
Indians of North America -- Implements
Juianeno Indians
La Tuna Canyon (Calif.)
Lithics
Luiseño Indians
Maps
Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology
Pencil sketches
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Serrano Indians
Shoshoni Indians