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Series MS-1425 - Franz Boas papers relating to American Indian linguistics

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Franz Boas papers relating to American Indian linguistics

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MS-1425

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  • 1875+ (Creation)
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    American Philosophical Library (Philadelphia, PA)
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    Philadelphia.

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Microfilm (neg.), 35 mm, 49 reels [A00236-A00268, A00537-A00554], Originals are in the Library of the American Philosophical Society

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American Philosophical Library (Philadelphia, PA)

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The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743, and the library houses over 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, eleven million manuscripts, 250,000 images and thousands of hours of audio tape. The library is one of the leading American institutions in documenting cultural anthropology.

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Boas collection of American Indian linguistics. Consists of notes and manuscripts produced by Boas and material collected by him. For description, see J.F. Freeman, "A guide to manuscripts relating to the American Indian in the Library of the American Philosophical Society", Philadelphia, 1966 [NW 016.9701 F855].

Microfilm 1875 - 1954 35 mm, 49 reels [A00236-A00268, A00537-A00554]

Reference numbers from the published guide (Freeman, John F. A guide to Manuscripts relating to the American Indian in the Library of the American Philosophical Society. (NW 016.9701 F855) are:

Boas Collection 372 Roll 1 (PABC Reel #A-236)

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Finding aid: list of contents of reels [A00236-A00268], and conversion list of numbers from the published guide for reels [A00537-A00554].

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Accession number(s): 75-200

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