Title: ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER PAPERS
Date range: 1855-1952
Call Number and Repository: A.P23, RBSCP, University of Rochester
Size: 14 boxes

The Arthur Caswell Parker Papers contains correspondence including letters written by Ely Samuel Parker, as well as Frederick Ward Putnam, Horace Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Nathan L. Miller, Allen Macy Dulles, Woodrow Wilson, James Schoolcraft Sherman, William Howard Taft, and Lewis Henry Morgan. This collection also includes Parker’s extensive research, published and unpublished articles, and lectures on museums, archaeology, and American Indians, particularly those of New York State, including their history, culture, problems, legislation, administration, rights and citizenship.

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Title: BERNHARD J. STERN PAPERS
Date: circa 1894-1956 (inclusive)
Size: 14.0 linear feet, (26 containers)
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Description: Bernhard Joseph Stern (1894-1956) was a professor of social anthropology at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research and an independent Marxist who, with his wife, Charlotte Todes Stern, suffered under McCarthyism. The collection consists primarily of correspondence dealing with his publications; manuscripts, notes and research files for topics such as medical care, the Lummi Indians, Lysenko’s genetic theories and unique correspondence of Lester F. Ward; and files on the organizations he helped to sponsor and support. The collection also includes four images by Eugene H. Field from Stern’s 1934 book, The Lummi Indians of Northwest Washington, of Lummi tribal people and a house. There is also a portrait of three young men, probably including Stern, circa 1910s.

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Title: ELY SAMUEL PARKER PAPERS
Date range: 1846-1924
Call Number and Repository: A.P24, RBSCP, University of Rochester
Size: 1 box of manuscripts

The Ely Samuel Parker Papers are comprised of one box containing mostly manuscript material, including approximately 30 letters to or from Ely Parker; legal and business material; two leather notebooks from the 1850s and 1860s; and some items that were removed in January 1972 from the extra-illustrated volume The Life of General Ely S. Parker by Arthur C. Parker.

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Title: LEWIS HENRY MORGAN PAPERS
Date range: 1826-present (bulk 1840-1881)
Call Number and Repository: A.M85, RBSCP, University of Rochester
Size: 32 boxes; 2 packages; 23 volumes (mss.); 5 volumes (books); 2 volumes (scrapbooks)

The papers of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881), American anthropologist, were willed by Morgan to the University of Rochester. The Library has added to the collection by purchase and by the acquisition of photocopies of relevant material in other collections.

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The Lewis Henry Morgan Collection of mid-nineteenth century Iroquois materials was made by Morgan between 1849 and 1850 for the Historical and Antiquarian Collection of the New York State Cabinet of Natural History, which was to become the New York State Museum (NYSM). Morgan collected or had made approximately 500 objects, representing all aspects of Iroquois life. In this, he was aided by members of the Seneca Iroquois William Parker family, particularly son Ely S. Parker, who is best known as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. Morgan’s 1848, 1849, and 1850 reports, detailing the traditional production and use of these objects, were pathbreaking ethnographic documents. Tragically, a 1911 fire in the State Capitol destroyed much of the collection, making the remaining pieces particularly rare and significant.

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Title: LESLIE A. WHITE PAPERS
Date Range: 1921-1974
Call Number and Repository: 86358 Aa 2, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Size: 26 linear feet

Professor of anthropology at University of Michigan, student of the culture of the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States, and of the career of early American anthropologist, Lewis H. Morgan. Correspondence files, articles and reviews relating to all phases of his anthropological interests, research notes on Lewis H. Morgan, and field notes pertaining to his trips among the Pueblo Indians, and collection of scholarly publications.

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Title: PAPERS OF LORIMER FISON
Date Range: 1869-1907
Call Number and Repository: 2278372, National Library of Australia
Size: 1.15 m. (5 boxes) + 1 med. fol. box.

Lorimer Fison was a Wesleyan missionary, anthropologist and journalist. He studied with Lewis Henry Morgan. The collection contains materials related to his studies of Fijian, New Guinea and Australian Aboriginal cultures and his correspondence with Lewis Henry Morgan (1875-1881).

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Title: ELISABETH TOOKER PAPERS
Date Range: 1945-2000
Call Number and Repository: American Philosophical Society.
Size: 42 Linear Feet

An anthropologist and student of Native American cultures, Elisabeth Tooker devoted a long career, much of it as a professor at Temple University, to study of the culture and ethnohistory of the Haudenosaunee of New York State. The Tooker Papers is arranged in six series, and contain her correspondence, subject files, research notes, and both published and unpublished papers.

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Using the Collections

Access to the UR Collections:

All researchers should contact the University of Rochester Libraries Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) by email or telephone (585-275-4477) 48 hours before visiting, as some collections are not available for use without an appointment. For more information, please visit RBSCP.

Staff

Melissa S. MeadJohn M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian

Contact for questions/donations related to Lewis Henry Morgan and University history.
mmead@library.rochester.edu