Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Melanesian Archive Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 181
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
8.2 Linear feet
(21 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1900 - 1996
This collection contains single manuscripts, typescripts and other materials which have been given to the Melanesian Archive
since 1982. It includes many conference papers and other unpublished reports, most concerning anthropological topics. The
geographic scope of the collection includes Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Fiji.
A majority of the materials are on Papua New Guinea.
University of California, San Diego. Melanesian Archives
Scope and Content of Collection
Accession Processed in 1994
The collection contains original manuscripts, typescripts, and other documentary materials concerning the Melanesia area.
Some of the materials are in non-English languages including Dutch, French, and German. Many materials concern anthropology,
particularly the ethnology of the region, but also included are works on related topics such as education, linguistics, and
history. While the emphasis is on Papua New Guinea, the collection also includes materials on Irian Jaya, Solomon Islands,
Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Fiji.
Accessions Processed in May 1996
Drafts and typescripts of miscellaneous essays about Melanesia arranged alphabetically by name of author.
Accession Processed in July 1996
Photocopies of typescripts, one bound and annotated.
The Melanesian Archive was started in 1982 by Donald Tuzin and Fitz John Poole, both faculty members of the Department of
Anthropology at UCSD. The Archive is dedicated to the collection, preservation, dissemination, and repatriation of unpublished
materials on all aspects of Melanesian society, culture, linguistics, and history.
Original funding for the Melanesian Archive was provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education, under Title II-C of the Higher Education
Act. Current funding is provided by the UCSD Library and campus administration. Additional funding has been supplied by the
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
The Melanesian Archive's collections have been and continue to be built primarily through direct solicitation and gifts of
materials from Melanesian scholars. Authors are urged to give copies of their unpublished works to the archive and, if possible,
to grant open access to their works and permission to make copies.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Melanesian Archive Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, MSS 181. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Some restrictions apply. Please see individual titles.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Parkinson, R., (Richard)
Crime--Papua New Guinea
Elections--Papua New Guinea
Hagen, Mount (Papua New Guinea)
Melanesia -- Description and travel
Oceania -- Description and travel
Papua New Guinea -- Census
Papua New Guinea -- Discovery and exploration
Papua New Guinea -- History
Taxation -- Papua New Guinea
Western Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea)