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Frederic Ward Putnam papers

Collection Identifier: 999-24
Overview: This collection of Putnam papers were formerly part of the Ralph Dexter Papers at Kent State University Archives. They include FW Putnam family correspondence, professional papers and ephemera.

Karl G. Heider papers on New Guinea

Collection Identifier: 2011.22.1
Overview: Karl Heider was a member of the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea, spending an additional twenty-one months observing the Dani people on his own after the other members had departed. The purpose of the expedition and Heider’s work was to holistically capture the lives of the Dani people before the changes of the modern era began to infiltrate their preliterate, “Stone Age” culture. The records include field notebooks, tape...

Peabody family papers

Collection Identifier: 967-23-00/1-unacc.
Scope and Contents: George Peabody established the trust that founded the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in 1866. The Peabody family papers contain some miscellaneous items, correspondence relating to financial and other family concerns, and probate materials relating to estate matters of a number of family members, including Margaret Peabody, Charles...

Yap Expedition records

Collection Identifier: 48-51
Overview: Includes records of the Harvard expedition to Yap, Caroline Islands between 1947 and 1948. Consists of field notes and correspondence by four expedition members, David Schneider, Nathaniel R. Kidder, Edward E. Hunt, Jr., and William D. Stevens, to the Peabody Museum and the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.