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Register of the David and Dorothy Counts New Britain Journals and Films MSS 576
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Description
Typescripts and films by husband and wife ethnographic team, David and Dorothy Counts. The collection includes typescript field journals, constructed from field notes, from ethnographic work conducted in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, as well as 16mm film documenting the Kaliai myths. The collection also contains thirty-three reels of 8mm film from the Counts' trip to New Britain in 1985.
Background
David and Dorothy Counts both attended Southern Illinois University; David studied anthropology, and Dorothy studied political science and anthropology. From 1966 through 1967 the Counts conducted their doctoral research in the Kondoka village in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. They received their doctorate degrees in 1968, and moved to Ontario, Canada. David taught as a faculty member at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Dorothy taught at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Anthropology.
Extent
2.6 Linear feet (3 archives boxes, 1 record carton and two card file boxes)
Availability
The CD-ROMs are restricted; researchers must use the paper printouts. Films and betacam SP masters are restricted; researchers must use the VHS user copies.