Finding Aid to Zuni Vocabulary MS.873

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
2012 December 13

Title: Zuni Vocabulary
Identifier/Call Number: MS.873
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1903
Abstract: This is a bound journal with the title "Zuni Vocabulary" by Matilda Coxe Stevenson, 1903. Vocabularly is listed in alphabetical divisions by English word or phrase with Zuni equivalent.
Language: English, Zuni.
creator: Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915

Scope and Contents

This is a bound journal with the title "Zuni Vocabulary" by Matilda Coxe Stevenson, 1903. Vocabularly is listed in English with Zuni equivalent. Text is divided with alphabetical tabs; entries are made in pencil and ink. End papers include a pencil sketch of a groundplan.

Preferred citation

Zuni Vocabulary, 1903, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.873.

Processing history

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 Michael Harrison, 1948 December.


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Biographical note

Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1850, May 12 – 1915, June 24), who also wrote under the name Tilly E. Stevenson, was an American ethnologist, born in San Augustine, Texas.
Born Matilda Coxe Evans, in 1872, she married James Stevenson (1840-1888), an ethnologist with whom she spent 13 years in explorations of the Rocky Mountain region. In the 1880s, the Stevensons "formed the first husband-wife team in anthropology." In 1885, Matilda Coxe Stevenson became the first President of the Women's Anthropological Society of America.
After 1889, she was on the staff of the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution. Stevenson explored the cave, cliff, and mesa ruins of New Mexico, studied all the Pueblo tribes of that state, and from 1904 to 1910 made a special study of the Taos and Tewa Native Americans.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblos -- Southwest, New
Zuni Indians
Zuni language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.