Harold Scheffler Papers, 1926 - 1981 (MSS 0481)

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Papers of anthropologist Harold Scheffler, relating to Scheffler's field research on ambilineal descent groups on Choiseul Island in the Solomon Islands between 1958 and 1961, and to his comparative study of religious revitalization movements, especially the Christian Fellowship Church, conducted on Rendova Island between 1967 and 1968. Scheffler studied social structure, kinship and ethnographic semantics among Varisi language speakers on Choiseul Island (1958-1961), among Baniata language speakers on Rendova Island (1967-1968), and among Simbo islanders (1960). Materials include correspondence with colleagues and students; manuscripts of journal articles and published works; ethnographic data collected in diaries, field notes, genealogies, photographs, and sound recordings. Also included are grammars, vocabularies and linguistic materials for the Varisi and Baniata languages of the Solomon Islands.

Harold Walter Scheffler was born on October 24, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State College in 1952 and transferred to the University of Missouri the following year. His studies were interrupted by military service with the United States Army, 1954-1955, after which he returned to the University of Missouri and received a B.A. degree in anthropology and sociology in 1956.

Scheffler then went on to the University of Chicago for graduate work in anthropology, receiving an M.A. in 1957. He continued in the doctoral program at Chicago and, with the assistance of a Carnegie Corporation Tri-Institutional Pacific Program grant (1958-1960) and a Fulbright grant (1960-1961), conducted eighteen months of fieldwork (1958-1961) on the island of Choiseul in what was then called the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1963, having submitted a dissertation entitled "Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure" (later published in 1965 as Choiseul Island Social Structure).

Scheffler studied social structure and kinship on Choiseul Island between November 1958 and April 1961. He spent most of his time in the village of Voza in the Tepazaka District, but also lived on the opposite side of the island in Ogo village in the Varisi District and made trips to Simbo Island. Scheffler learned and conducted this research in the Varisi language.

After returning from Choiseul, Scheffler taught at the University of Connecticut (1961-1962) and Bryn Mawr College (1962-1963). He joined the Yale University faculty in 1963, and has remained there throughout his career.

Post-doctoral fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation enabled him to return to the Solomon Islands. Between 1967 and 1968, Scheffler conducted research on the island of Rendova as the principal investigator in a study entitled "Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons," which compared religious movements in three locations. This project examined the separatist Christian Fellowship Church on New Georgia Island (fieldwork conducted by Frances Hine Harwood), the South Seas Evangelical Mission in the Langalanga Lagoon area of Malaita (fieldwork conducted by Matthew Cooper) and the participation of people on Rendova Island in revitalization movements (fieldwork conducted by Scheffler).

Papers of anthropologist Harold Scheffler, relating to Scheffler's field research on ambilineal descent groups on Choiseul Island in the Solomon Islands between 1958 and 1961, and to his comparative study of religious revitalization movements, especially the Christian Fellowship Church, conducted on Rendova Island between 1967 and 1968. Scheffler studied social structure, kinship and ethnographic semantics among Varisi language speakers on Choiseul Island (1958-1961), among Baniata language speakers on Rendova Island (1967-1968), and among Simbo islanders (1960). Materials include correspondence with colleagues and students; manuscripts of journal articles and published works; ethnographic data collected in diaries, field notes, genealogies, photographs, and sound recordings. Also included are grammars, vocabularies and linguistic materials for the Varisi and Baniata languages of the Solomon Islands.

Arranged in eight series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER, 3) CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK, 4) RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK, 5) MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK, 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 7) PHOTOGRAPHS and 8) SOUND RECORDINGS.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Includes letters from anthropologists John Barnes, William Davenport and Murray Groves; the ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, and two of Scheffler's graduate students, Matthew Cooper and Frances Harwood. There are also letters from government offices in the Solomon Islands, the National Science Foundation and Yale University related to Scheffler's research and travel. Arranged alphabetically.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Alexander Turnbull Library, 1960 - 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 2
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 3
British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Western Pacific High Commission, 1966 - 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Caughey, John L., 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Cooper, Matthew, 1966 - 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Davenport, William, 1959 - 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 7
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 8
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Groves, Murray, 1963
Box: 1 Folder: 10
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Harwood, Frances H., 1966 - 1968
Box: 1 Folder: 12-13
K - L - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Lomax, Alan, 1963 May 9

Includes list, "Materials on Tapes Recorded by H. W. Scheffler in Western British Solomon Islands." See also SERIES 8A.

Box: 1 Folder: 15-16
M - N - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 17
National Science Foundation, 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 18
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Page, Bill, 1966 - 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 20-21
R - S - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Tippett, Alan R., 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Y - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Yale University, 1966 - 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER: Manuscripts of Scheffler's journal articles and published works related to the Solomon Islands, including a typescript of his dissertation entitled Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure (1963) and drafts for articles on kinship, land tenure and separatist church movements. Also included are proposals for research grant applications to fund his fieldwork and analysis. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box: 1 Folder: 26
Ambilateral Kin Groups - Typescript, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Baniata Kinship Terminology - Incomplete typescript and handwritten notes, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Break-Away Churches in the Solomon Islands - Manuscript with typescript notes, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Choiseul manuscript

Figures: numbered and captioned prints of Baukolo and Voza villages, showing structures, people and activities, burial urns (dolos) and shrines, shell money (kesa) counting, and music making with pan pipes. Also includes loose prints.

Box: 1 Folder: 30
For Conflict Book - Single handwritten page, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Fulbright Grant Application material - Includes draft curriculum vitae, statement giving educational background and summary of proposed analysis and write-up of dissertation, 1959
Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure
Box: 1 Folder: 32
Dissertation, chapters 1 - 3, March 1963

See also SERIES 3B, draft introduction and outline for dissertation in "Residential Histories" notebook.

Box: 1 Folder: 33
Dissertation, chapters 4 - 7, March 1963
Box: 1 Folder: 34
Abstract of dissertation
Box: 1 Folder: 35
Kindred and Kin Groups in Simbo Island Social Structure, 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 36
Political Finance in Melanesia: Big Men and Disks of Shell, 1965
Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Application for research grant, 1966

Includes an "Accounts" notebook for 1967.

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Correspondence, 1966 - 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Requests for funding to the National Science Foundation, 1966 - 1969
Separatist Church in the Solomons
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Draft and notes, undated
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Notes for a talk, 1969 May 5
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Social Consequences of Peace: Choiseul Island, 1963
Solomon Islands: Seeking a New Land Custom - In Land Tenure in the Pacific, edited by Ron Crocombe
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Annotated typescript draft and copy. Includes cover letter to Crocombe, 1965, 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Research notes on land tenure cases in Choiseul, including notecards with manuscript maps, 1971
Oversize: FB-269 Folder: 1
Research maps, 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Research material includes correspondence, copies of legal documents and reports, 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Theoretical Implications - Typescript, undated
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Unidentified comments on papers
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Unidentified notes on kinship and languages

CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK: Scheffler's dissertation field work, including field notes and typescript summaries. Arranged in five subseries: A) Diaries, B) Field Notes, C) Genealogies and Kinship Charts, D) Varisi Language Material and E) Maps.

A) Diaries (1958-1961): Scheffler's day-to-day, handwritten entries describing places visited, contacts made, conversations with informants, new words or usages, and records of expenses during his fieldwork on Choiseul.

B) Field Notes: Notebooks with dated handwritten entries of ethnographic information from informants, typescript notes that organize, synthesize and summarize the field data on land tenure in the notebooks, and typed notecards with field data classified according to the Human Relations Area Files coding system. The notecards also include a sociological census of Choiseul Island, notes on cases brought before the native courts, notes on readings and a bibliography.

C) Genealogies and Kinship Charts: Notebooks and charts with lineage names, relationships and explanations of terminology.

D) Varisi Language Material: Comparative word lists, a dictionary, descriptions of grammatical forms, and several examples of text. Varisi is one of the six languages on Choiseul Island and spoken by many groups outside the Varisi District.

E) Maps: Seven blueprint drainage maps with Scheffler's (?) annotations of topographical features, villages and trails.

Diaries

Box: 2 Folder: 13
No. 1, 1958 October 13 - 1959 April 22
Box: 2 Folder: 14
No. 2, 1959 April 24 - August 30
Box: 3 Folder: 1
No. 3, 1959 September 1 - December 1, and 1960 April
Box: 3 Folder: 2
No. 4, 1959 December 13 - 1960 March 12
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Daily journal, Choiseul, 1961 February 17 - April 8

Field Notes

Box: 3 Folder: 4
Analysis notebook, 1960 October 27 - 1962 November 6
Choiseul field notes
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Book 1, November 21, 1958 - April 18, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Book 2, April 20 - July 8, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Book 3, July 13 - October 21, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Book 4 - General notes, Varisi side, November 5 - November 22, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Book 5 - General notes, Varisi side, November 23, 1959 - January 5, 1960
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Book 5 - Second trip, February 18 - April 5, 1961
Box: 4 Folder: 2-3
Field notes - Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate [Versions 1 & 2], 1958 November - 1960 March
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Household census data, Choiseul No. 1 - Notebook, undated
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Human relations area files classification of field notes - Notecard file, undated

Also includes "Sociological Census - Choiseul Island," "Native Court Cases," notes on readings and a bibliography.

Box: 6 Folder: 1-2
Land tenure field notes. Choiseul Island, British Solomon Island Protectorate, 1958 - 1960
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Native court records - Notebook with cases from Choiseul, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1950-1960
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Notebook no. 1 - Native courts and councils, Western Solomons, 1954-1958
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Plant names, in local language, with descriptions and how they are used, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Residential histories, Choiseul - Includes draft introduction and outline of Scheffler's dissertation, with working title "Some Aspects of Choiseul Social Structure: Group Formation and Operation in an Ambilateral Society", undated

See also Series 2, WRITINGS, "Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure."

Box: 6 Folder: 7-8
Social structure field notes, typed, 1958 November - 1960 March

Genealogies and Kinship

Choiseul notebooks
Box: 6 Folder: 9
No. 1, 1958 November 26 - 1959 March 27
Box: 6 Folder: 10
No. 2, 1959 April 6 - November 4
Box: 6 Folder: 11
No. 3. Varisi Side, 1959 November 16 - December 16
Box: 6 Folder: 12
No. 4, 1959 December 17 - 26
Oversize: FB-269 Folder: 2
Lineages and genealogies, Choiseul - Charts
Oversize: MC-035-08
Maximal lineages - Genealogies. Varisi Language District, Choiseul
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Personal genealogies, Choiseul - Typed sheets. Includes typed list of equipment and handwritten notes, 1959 May 5-6
Oversize: MC-035-09
Skeleton genealogies of villages with maps, Choiseul

Varisi Language Material

Box: 7 Folder: 5-6
Choiseul languages: Varisi, Taula, Babatana - Comparative word lists with English translations
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Lexicostatistical comparisons - Word lists. Choiseul Island languages and dialects and those of several other islands, 1959 - 1960
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Lexicostatistical comparisons, Varisi and Babatana with English - Typescript in English with equivalents in Choiseul languages
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Linguistic notes, Choiseul, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Texts, Choiseul - Notebook, 1961 February - April
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Varisi Dictionary. Book No. 1. Notebook from Varisi Dictionary of William [?], ca. 1953
Varisi language
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Grammar - Notebook and notecards, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Workbook, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Translated texts - English typescript word lists and typescript Varisi texts with interlineal English translations, dated October 31 - November 29, 1959. Also includes two handwritten texts, Varisi and English, 1959 October 31 - November 29
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Choiseul - Typescript in English with handwritten Varisi equivalents. Includes word lists and phrases
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Collected by H. Scheffler - Typescript, English and Varisi, 1958 - 1961
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Notes and worksheets, undated

Maps

Oversize: MC-035-10
Choiseul maps - Seven blueprint maps indicating drainage systems, topographical features, villages and trails

RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4: RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK: Scheffler's fieldwork and study of revitalization movements. Arranged in five subseries: A) Diaries, B) Field Notes, C) Genealogies and Kinship Charts, D) Baniata Language Material and E) Maps.

A) Diaries (1967-1968): Rendova diaries contain travel accounts, observations on the Christian Fellowship Church, its leader Silas Eto (Holy Mama) and Frances Harwood's field work.

B) Notebooks: Census data and genealogical information collected on the Baniata side and Rouro.

C) Genealogies and Kinship Charts

D) Baniata Language Materials: Typescript comparative word lists, descriptions of grammatical forms, exercises and a vocabulary compiled by Arthur Capell.

E) Maps: Two commercial maps of Rendova Island (ca. 1965) with annotations, and one commercial map of the Solomon Islands group (1951).

Diaries

Box: 8 Folder: 5
No. 1, 1967 July 7 - October 29
Box: 8 Folder: 6
No. 2, 1967 November 9 - 1968 February 20

Field Notes

Box: 8 Folder: 7
History of the Succession of Baniata Chiefs (according to John Kari, et al.), 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Rendova Census, Baniata side, 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Rendova Census, Rouro, Book 2, 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Rendova Notes No. 1, 1967 July 26 - November 23
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Rendova Notes No. 2, ca. 1967

Genealogies and Kinship

Oversize: FB-269 Folder: 3
Miscellaneous genealogies, 1967

Baniata Language Material

Box: 9 Folder: 3
Miscellaneous handwritten word lists and notes, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Rendova Island, British Solomon Islands - Typescript word lists, English/Baniata, 1967 - 1968
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Rendova Island, British Solomons. Section 1, Basic Vocabulary (Entire Swadesh Test List) - Typescript, English/Baniata, 1967 - 1968
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Typescript with enumeration, noun class relationships, pronouns, and simple declarative sentences, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Word list and paradigms, [Version 1] - Typescript, Baniata/Roviana

Includes printed pages from the Baniata Language of Rendova Island, by W. H. L. Waterhouse, 1927 [?].

Box: 9 Folder: 8
Word list and paradigms, [Version 2] - Typescript word lists, English/Baniata/Roviana
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Baniata language notes, 1967 July 15
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Baniata language workbook, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Baniata vocabulary compiled by Arthur Capell, undated

Maps

Oversize: MC-035-11
Rendova Island and British Solomon Islands - Annotated by Scheffler, 1951 - 1965

MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK: Notebooks with general observations and bibliographies on the Solomon Islands, the specific island of Simbo (1960) and Ambrym Island in Vanuatu.

Box: 9 Folder: 12
Ambryn [Ambrym, Vanuatu], Book 1. Genealogies, etc., 1968 April 28 - May 5
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Bibliographic Notes No. 1. Choiseul and Western Solomons, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Notes on Hocart's M.S. Roviana and Simbo - Notebook with typescript and handwritten notes, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Simbo Genealogies, No. 1. Simbo Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1960 March 30 - April 5
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Simbo Notes No. 1, 1960 March 26 - May 5
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Solomon Islands Copra Production (No Plantation) - Handwritten notes with production figures, 1962-1966
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Solomon Islands Notes and Bibliography - Expense notebooks for fieldwork on Choiseul and Rendova. Includes loose handwritten notes

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: Materials primarily relating to separatist church movements, including Frances Harwood's research on the Christian Fellowship Church, an instance of a schismatic church in Melanesia. Also included are handwritten notes, largely related to Ambrym Island, made by British anthropologist Bernard Deacon (1903-1927) and typescript copies of Deacon's notes made by Camilla Wedgwood.

Box: 10 Folder: 7
Capell, Arthur. "Lexicostatistical Study of the Languages of Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands", 1968
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Christian Fellowship Church. Birth and baptismal records for villages of Baniata and Hopono, 1914 - 1964
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Cooper, Matthew. "Ethics in a Melanesian Society," undated

Includes typescript version, "Langalanga Ethics," paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 21, 1969.

Box: 10 Folder: 10
Deacon, Bernard. New Hebrides [Ambrym, Vanuatu] notes, 1926 - 1927

Includes Scheffler's provenance note: "Typescript and handwritten notes once held by Camilla Wedgwood and given to Harold Scheffler by E. P. Elkin in Sydney, Australia, in the 1970s."

Box: 10 Folder: 11
Eto, Silas. "Holy Mama's Autobiography", 1967

Includes copy of a handwritten version in the Roviana language and typescript English translation.

Harwood, Frances
"The Christian Fellowship Church"
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Typescript histories provided by informants, ca. 1967 - 1968
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Typescript notes, interviews and correspondence, 1966 - 1968
Box: 11 Folder: 3
"The Christian Fellowship Church: A Revitalization Movement in Melanesia" - Typescript presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Seattle, Washington, 1968 November
Box: 11 Folder: 4
"Research Proposal for Fieldwork on New Georgia, British Solomon Islands Protectorate" - Typescript, 1966

See also SERIES 2: Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons.

Box: 11 Folder: 5
Tanavalu, Levi. "Voza Village, Tepazaka District, Choiseul Island" - Typescript, undated
Tuza, Esau
Box: 11 Folder: 6
"The Demolition of Christian Church Buildings by Ancestors: A Personal Observation of ...", 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 7
"Life, an Attitude to Living: A Cultural Viewpoint from the Solomon Islands", 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 8
"Overseas Church and the Christian Fellowship Church" - Typescript, undated

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) PHOTOGRAPHS. Arranged according to periods of fieldwork in two subseries: A) 1958-1961 and B) 1967-1968. Many of the images in this series have been digitized, and can be viewed through links in the container list, or by clicking the link below.

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A) 1958-1961: Slides and black-and-white photographic prints taken between 1958 and 1961 on Choiseul Island, but also on side trips to Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island and Simbo Island. The images document village life in Voza, Scheffler's base on Choiseul; shell money (kesa) and its surrounding rituals; war making; music making; and, people. The Simbo Island images depict skull houses and shrines.

B) 1967-1968: Images documenting the religious revitalization movements and activities on Rendova, Choiseul, and New Georgia Islands, especially Paradise (Menakasapa) village and the Christian Fellowship Church and its leader, Silas Eto.

1958-1961

Box: 11 Folder: 9
Choiseul. Activities and portraits, 1958 - 1961

Includes construction, counting shell money (kesa), fishing, music making, urns (dolos) for burial.

Box: 11 Folder: 11
Choiseul. Burial urn (dolo), 1959 November 25
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Choiseul. Shell money (kesa), 1965

Some images published in "Political Finance in Melanesia: Big Men and Disks of Shell."

Box: 11 Folder: 21
Choiseul. Village (Voza) activities and people
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Choiseul. Village scenes, activities and people, 1958 - 1961
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Choiseul. Village scenes, ceremonies and artifacts, 1958 - 1961
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Choiseul and Simbo. Portraits, skulls, bones in shrines, and dancers, 1958 - 1961
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Norfolk Island, 1958

1967-1969

Box: 13 Folder: 1
Choiseul. Group portraits
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Choiseul, New Guinea and Rendova. Part 1, 1967 - 1969

Slides. Images includes the leader of the Christian Fellowship Church, Silas Eto (Holy Mama), plants with local names, rock drawings and sculptures, skull shrines, village scenes, and Harold W. Scheffler.

Box: 13 Folder: 3
Choiseul, New Guinea and Rendova. Part 2, 1967 - 1969
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Choiseul, New Georgia and Rendova. Part 3, 1967 - 1969

Slides. Scheffler with Frances Harwood; Silas Eto (Holy Mama), the leader of the Christian Fellowship Church; Paradise Village people and activities; and, sacrificial stone.

Box: 13 Folder: 5
New Georgia. Christian Fellowship Church and Paradise Village
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Rendova. Hopongo and Paradise Village, Frances Harwood and others
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Rendova, 1967 - 1969

Slides. The leader of the Christian Fellowship Church, Silas Eto (Holy Mama), Frances Harwood and Scheffler, scenes of Gizo, Hopongo and Paradise Village.

SOUND RECORDINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) SOUND RECORDINGS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Choiseul and B) Rendova. Within each subseries, the recordings contain recitations of texts, pan flute music and songs.

Choiseul

Box: 14 Folder: 1
Index to "Linguistic Materials Recorded in the British Solomon Islands on General South Pacific Tape"

Index to the eight reels in Group 1, Subseries 8A. See also SERIES 1: Lomax, Alan.

Box: 14 Folder: 2
Tape 1 - Varisi Texts, No. 1. Myths

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Box: 14 Folder: 3
Tape 2 - Tra-La-La. Voza, Choiseul. No. 2, 1961 February 21

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Box: 14 Folder: 4
Tape 3 - Choiseul Languages. Gilbertese Singing and Text. No. 3, ca. 1961 March-April

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Box: 14 Folder: 5
Tape 4 - Women and Children's Songs, Choiseul. No. 4, 1961 March-April

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Box: 14 Folder: 6
Tape 5 - Kius. Gatapale. No. 5, 1961 March 24

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Box: 14 Folder: 7
Tape 6 - Kiu. Simbo Bamboo Band (From First Trip). Lotu Songs, Simbo. No. 6, 1961 March-April

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Box: 15 Folder: 1
Tape 7 - Kius. Singinging and Bamboo Band (First Trip). No. 7, 1960 October-November

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Box: 15 Folder: 2
Tape 8 - Solomons' Languages. Varisi, etc. No. 8

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Box: 15 Folder: 3
Tape 9 - Side 1. Language Recordings: Ogo, Varisi, Vagua. Side 2. Language Recordings: Varisi, Voza, 1960

Side 1: 1960 January 9. Side 2: 1960 February - March.

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Box: 15 Folder: 4
Tape 10 - Side 1. Lotu Songs, Ogo. Side 2. Patu Text (Important)

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Box: 15 Folder: 5
Tape 11 - Varisi Texts. Wars and General Notes. Pauku and Mumago

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Box: 15 Folder: 6
Tape 12 - Side 1. Zazala et al., at Sangigae [?]. Various Choiseul songs. Side 2. Pelese et al., at Voza. Various Choiseul songs, 1961 March 8

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Rendova

Box: 15 Folder: 7
Tape 1 - Baniata, Rendova. Songs, Music. John Kari, Apazae and Elija Sing: Ti Ti

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Box: 16 Folder: 1
Tape 2 - Baniata Texts. Seti Recites a Genealogy

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Box: 16 Folder: 2
Tape 3 - Baniata Texts. Side 2. 1. Feqo on Hokata; 2. Maikono Felono Tivenam; 3. Feza on Hokata (not transcribed); 4. Kisa, Veno Story

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Box: 16 Folder: 3
Tape 3 - Baniata Texts. Side 2. 1. Feqo on Hokata, et al. Transcriptions

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Box: 16 Folder: 4
Tape 4 - Side 1. Honiara Radio Pidgin Broadcast and Simbo Band. Side 2. Tahiti; Waltzing Matilda; Money Change; Solomons' Music; Pidgin Interview

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Box: 16 Folder: 5
Tape 5 - Side 1. Lotu at Paradise (with an English sermon and drums) Side 2. Drums before Service at Kolobagia, 1967 September 19-20

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Box: 16 Folder: 6
Tape 6 - Rouro Stories. 1. J. Buke, Tehorana Branch; 2. Job Aqabere, Tehorana Genealogy; 3. Qereruru (J. A.); 4. Hanakoro, Vevo Story. 2. Aletitu and Kerovo of Rouro Telling Various Stories

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Box: 16 Folder: 7
Tape 7 - Tra La La, Vanikuva, Rendova, November 14, 1967

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Box: 16 Folder: 8
Tape 8 - Tra La La, Vanikuva, Rendova, November 23, 1967

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Box: 17 Folder: 1
Tape 9 -Torres Straits Islands. [Copied from] Jeremy Beckett Recording. Saibai Island, 1961

Includes: 1. TAP, Traditional Dance Music; 2. Dance Song, "Nau" (Generic Term); 3. Murray Island, "Ikok" (Lament); Maier, (Name) about Spirits of Dead Represented by Shooting Stars; 4. Malu Cult Chants (Headhunting). See Haddon, Volume 6 and Volume 4, Murray Islands.

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Box: 17 Folder: 2
Unidentified transcriptions - Handwritten notes, undated