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Jane Goodale Papers
MSS 0643  
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Papers of Jane C. Goodale, an American anthropologist and photographer who conducted ethnographic research on Kaulong-speaking people of New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea. Goodale studied daily life and customs, identity, gender identity, gender relations, attitudes towards sexuality and marriage, the ritual of death, and the song performances. The papers largely document her fieldwork conducted among the Kaulong during three field trips to southwest New Britain (1962-1964, 1967-1968, and 1974). They are rich in primary ethnographic data and include diaries, field notebooks, typed transcriptions, genealogies, audiorecordings, color slides, and photographs. Also included are grammars, vocabularies, and linguistic materials for Kaulong and Tok Pisin languages. A unique part of this collection are color slides (over 240 rolls) and audiorecordings documenting in detail social life, customs, and song performances of the Kaulong. In addition to ethnographic data, the papers comprise manuscripts of published and unpublished works, primarily related to Goodale's fieldwork in New Britain, and correspondence with colleagues, friends, students, editors, granting agencies, and local government officials in Papua New Guinea. Materials related to Goodale's fieldwork with the Tiwi people of North Australia are not included in the collection. Although the papers span the period of 1948 to 1997, the bulk of the collection was created between 1962-1974. The papers are arranged in thirteen series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS; 2) UMBI FIELDNOTES, 1962-1964; 3) ANGELEK FIELDNOTES, 1967-1968; 4) ANGELEK FIELDNOTES, 1974; 5) GENEALOGY NOTES; 6) LINGUISTIC MATERIALS; 7) WRITINGS BY GOODALE; 8) WRITINGS BY OTHERS; 9) TEACHING MATERIALS; 10) SUBJECT FILES; 11) CORRESPONDENCE; 12) RECORDINGS; and 13) PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS.
Jane C. Goodale, American anthropologist, photographer, and carver was born on May 18, 1926. Goodale attended Radcliffe College (B.A., 1948), continued her Ph.D. study at Harvard University (M.A., 1951) and at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1959). She studied with and was influenced by Carlton Steven Coon, A. Irving Hallowell, Loren Eiseley, and Ward Goodenough.
15.72 linear feet (37 archives boxes, 3 card file boxes, 7 oversize folders.)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Letters of recommendation located in box 16, folder 21 are restricted until 2029. Master reel-to-reel and cassette audiotapes in Series 12 are restricted. Researchers must request a listening copy to be produced.