Scope and contents
Title: Lena F.K. Griswold Catalogue of Indian Artifacts
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1352
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.5 Linear feet
(4 small 3-ring binders)
Date (inclusive): 1927-1948
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Lena F.K. Griswold Catalogue of Indian Artifacts 1927-1948, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; MS 1352; [folder number] [folder
Donated to the Library by Mrs. Leda F.K. Griswold, accession number 1225.G.
Scope and contents
Four volumes describe artifacts in the Joel Sabin Griswold Memorial Collection, part of the Southwest Museum collection. It
includes descriptions and hand-drawn illustrations for baskets, stone fragments, blankets, arrowheads, beadwork and stone
jewelry, clothing and silver jewelry that comprise the Collection. Volume 1 also includes itineraries of road trips made to
"Indian Country" and other stops from 1927-1948. Trips were made with Joel S.G. between 1927-1936 and with others from 1936-1948,
with a stop in excursions from 1943-1945 during World War II.
Baskets described in Volume 1 include those made by Oneida, Pima, Papago, and Apache people. Volume 2 describes baskets by
Mojave Apache, Hopi, Yucatan Mexico, Hualapai, Paiute, Shoshone, Pomo, Makaki, Salash, and Ojibway people. It also includes
baskets from Alaska and Canada, and description of clothing, canoes, and other artifacts from Alaska. Volume 3 describes artifacts
from Pima, Maricopa, Acoma, and Hopi cultures, including stone fragments and blankets. Volume 4 describes arrowheads, bead
work, stone jewelry, clothing, and silver jewelry.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Indian baskets -- Collectors and collecting