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Guide to the C. Hart Merriam Papers, Volume 1: Papers Relating to Work with California Indians, 1850-1974 (bulk 1898-1938)
Microfilm: BANC FILM 1022 Originals: BANC MSS 80/18 c  
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Field notes, vocabulary schedules, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, clippings, and printed matter relating to Merriam's work with California and other Indian tribes (1898-1938). Primary material includes lists of tribes, bands and villages of California Indian tribes; ethnogeographic and ethnographic information; and lists of Indian words and their meanings. Secondary material includes Merriam's research files containing clippings and other printed matter on Indian tribes and Indian welfare in California and the West. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts of Merriam's published work on California Indians and typescripts of Robert Heizer's compilations of Merriam's work, published posthumously.

Posthumous Publications

  • Boundary Descriptions of California Indian Stocks and Tribes. Co-authored with Zenaida Merriam Talbot; edited by Robert F. Heizer. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility, 1974.
  • Chumash Place Name Lists. Compilations by A. L. Kroeber, C. Hart Merriam, and H. W. Henshaw; edited by R. F. Heizer. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility, 1975.
  • Ethnogeographic and Ethnosynonymic Data From Northern California Tribes. Assembled and edited by Robert F. Heizer. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1976.
  • Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes. Compiled and edited by Robert F. Heizer. Berkeley: University of California Archaeological Research Facility, 1966-67.
  • Indian Names For Plants and Animals Among Californian and Other Western North American Tribes. Assembled and annotated by Robert F. Heizer. Socorro, N.M.: Ballena Press, 1979.
  • Studies of California Indians. Edited by the staff of the Department of Anthropology of the University of California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955.
  • Village Names in Twelve California Mission Records. Assembled and edited by Robert F. Heizer. Berkeley: Reports of the University of California Archaeological Survey, no. 74 (1968).
  • Extent
    Number of microfilm reels: 142 Originals: Number of containers: 21 cartons, 22 boxes, 10 volumes, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 42.37
    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the History of Science and Technology Program. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Collection is available on microfilm only. Originals not available for use.