Abstract

The papers of Harold Scheffler, anthropologist and ethnographer, relate 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 audiorecordings. Also included are grammars, vocabularies and linguistic materials for the Varisi and Baniata languages of the Solomon Islands. Of particular interest are manuscript notes by Bernard Deacon, a British anthropologist, and typescript transcriptions of Deacon's notes by Camilla Wedgewood on Ambryn Island, New Hebrides. The papers span the period from 1926 to 1981 with the bulk of the material generated between 1958 and 1971. The papers are 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) AUDIORECORDINGS.

Biography

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 his research in the Varisi dialect.

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 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).

Scope and Content

The papers of Harold Scheffler relate to Scheffler's ethnographic research in the Solomon Islands, specifically his dissertation fieldwork on Choiseul Island conducted between 1958 and 1961 and his comparative study of religious revitalization movements and separatist churches on Rendova Island between 1967 and 1968. Scheffler studied social structure and kinship, particularly ambilineal descent groups, 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 audiorecordings; and, writings of others related to his areas of research. Also included are grammars, vocabularies and linguistic materials for the Varisi and Baniata languages. The papers occupy five linear feet and are 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) AUDIORECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically and 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.

SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER

The WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER series contains 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. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES 3: CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK

The CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK series documents Scheffler's dissertation field work and contains field notes and typescript summaries and is arranged in five subseries: A) Diaries, B) Field Notes, C) Genealogies and Kinship Charts, D) Varisi Language Material, and E) Maps.

A) The Diaries (1958-1961) contain 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) The Field Notes subseries contains manuscript notebooks with dated 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) The Genealogies and Kinship Charts subseries contains notebooks and charts with lineage names, relationships and explanations of terminology.

D) The Varisi Language Material subseries contains comparative word lists, a dictionary, descriptions of grammatical forms, and several examples of text. Varisi is one of six dialects on Choiseul Islands and spoken by many groups outside the Varisi District.

E) The Maps subseries contains seven blueprint drainage maps with Scheffler's (?) annotations of topographical features, villages and trails.

SERIES 4: RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK

The RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK series document's Scheffler's fieldwork and study of revitalization movements and is 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). The Rendova diaries contain travel accounts, observations on the Christian Fellowship Church, its leader Silas Eto (Holy Mama) and Frances Harwood's field work.

B) The Notebooks contain census data and genealogical information collected on the Baniata side and Rouro.

C) The Genealogies and Kinship Charts subseries contains a single set of kinship charts.

D) The Baniata Language Materials subseries contains typescript comparative word lists, descriptions of grammatical forms, exercises and a vocabulary compiled by Arthur Capell.

E) This subseries contains two commercial maps of Rendova Island (ca. 1965) with annotations and one commercial map of the Solomon Islands group (1951).

SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK

The MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK series contains notebooks with general observations and bibliographies on the Solomon Islands, the specific island of Simbo (1960) and Ambryn Island in the New Hebrides.

SERIES 6: WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Most of the material in the WRITINGS OF OTHERS series relates 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 Ambryn Island, made by British anthropologist Bernard Deacon (1903-1927) and typescript copies of Deacon's notes made by Camilla Wedgewood.

SERIES 7: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series is arranged according to periods of fieldwork in two subseries: A) 1958-1961 and B) 1967-1968.

A) The first subseries contains slides and black-and-white photoprints taken between 1958 and 1961 on Choiseul Island, but also on side trips to 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) The second subseries contains images documenting the religious revitalization movements and activities on Rendova, Choiseul, and New Georgia Islands, especially Paradise Village and the Christian Fellowship Church and its leader, Silas Eto.

SERIES 8: AUDIORECORDINGS

The AUDIO RECORDINGS series is arranged in two subseries: A) Choiseul and B) Rendova. Within each subseries the recordings contain recitations of texts, pan flute music and songs.

CORRESPONDENCE

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11 Alexander Turnbull Library, 1960 - 1966.
12 B - Miscellaneous.
13 British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Western Pacific High Commission, 1966 - 1967.
14 Caughey, John L., 1966.
15 Cooper, Matthew, 1966 - 1971.
16 Davenport, William, 1959 - 1966.
17 E - Miscellaneous.
18 G - Miscellaneous.
19 Groves, Murray, 1963.
110 H - Miscellaneous.
111 Harwood, Frances H., 1966 - 1968.
112 K - Miscellaneous.
113 L - Miscellaneous.
114 Lomax, Alan. May 9, 1963. Includes list, "Materials on Tapes Recorded by H. W. Scheffler in Western British Solomon Islands." See also SERIES 8A.
115 M - Miscellaneous.
116 N - Miscellaneous.
117 National Science Foundation, 1966.
118 O - Miscellaneous.
119 Page, Bill, 1966 - 1967.
120 R - Miscellaneous.
121 S - Miscellaneous.
122 Tippett, Alan R., 1966.
123 Y - Miscellaneous.
124 Yale University, 1966 - 1967.
125 Unidentified correspondents.

WRITINGS BY SCHEFFLER

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126 Ambilateral Kin Groups. Undated typescript.
127 Baniata Kinship Terminology. Undated. Incomplete typescript and handwritten notes.
128 Break-Away Churches in the Solomon Islands. Undated. Manuscript with typescript notes.
129 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.
130 For Conflict Book. Single handwritten page, undated.
131 Fulbright Grant Application material, 1959. Includes draft curriculum vitae, statement giving educational background and summary of proposed analysis and write-up of dissertation.
132 Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure. Dissertation, March, 1963. Chapters 1 - 3. See also SERIES 3B, draft introduction and outline for dissertation in "Residential Histories" notebook.
133 Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure. Dissertation, March, 1963. Chapters 4 - 7.
134 Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure. Abstract of dissertation.
135 Kindred and Kin Groups in Simbo Island Social Structure, 1962.
136 Political Finance in Melanesia: Big Men and Disks of Shell, 1965. Published in NATURAL HISTORY, December, 1965.
21 Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons, 1966 - 1967. Application for Research Grant, 1966. Includes an "Accounts" notebook for 1967.
22 Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons, 1966 - 1968. Correspondence.
23 Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons, 1966 - 1969. Requests for funding to the National Science Foundation.
24 Separatist Church in the Solomons. Undated draft. Includes notes.
25 Separatist Church in the Solomons. May 5, 1969. Notes for a talk.
26 Social Consequences of Peace: Choiseul Island, 1963.
27 Solomon Islands: Seeking a New Land Custom, 1971. In LAND TENURE IN THE PACIFIC, edited by Ron Crocombe. Annotated typescript draft and copy. Includes cover letter to Crocombe, July 31, 1965.
28 Solomon Islands: Seeking a New Land Custom, 1971. In LAND TENURE IN THE PACIFIC, edited by Ron Crocombe. Research notes on land tenure cases in Choiseul. Includes notecards with manuscript maps.
29FB-269-01Solomon Islands: Seeking a New Land Custom, 1971. In LAND TENURE IN THE PACIFIC, edited by Ron Crocombe. Research maps.
210 Solomon Islands: Seeking a New Land Custom, 1971. In LAND TENURE IN THE PACIFIC, edited by Ron Crocombe. Research material includes correspondence, copies of legal documents and reports.
211 Theoretical Implications, Chapter 7. Undated typescript.
212 Unidentified comments on papers.
213 Unidentified notes on kinship and languages.

CHOISEUL ISLAND FIELDWORK

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Diaries

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214 Choiseul Diary #1. November 12, 1958 - April 22, 1959. Includes Choiseul Notes, begun October 13, 1958.
215 Choiseul Diary #2. April 24 - August 30, 1959.
31 Choiseul Diary #3. September 1 - December 12, 1959. Includes loose pages dated April 8, 1960.
32 Choiseul Diary #4. December 13, 1959 - March 12, 1960.
33 Daily Journal, Choiseul. February 17 - April 8, 1961.

Field Notes

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34 Analysis Notes. Notebook dated October 27, 1960 - November 6, 1962.
35 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 1. Notebook dated November 21, 1958 - April 18, 1959.
36 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 2. General Notes. Notebook dated April 20 - July 8, 1959.
37 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 3. General Notes. Notebook dated July 13 - October 21, 1959.
38 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 4. General Notes - Varisi Side. Notebook dated November 5 - November 22, 1959.
39 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 5. General Notes - Varisi Side. Notebook dated November 23, 1959 - January 5, 1960.
41 Choiseul Field Notes - Book 5. Second trip. Notebook dated February 18 - April 5, 1961.
42 Field Notes - Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. November, 1958 - March, 1960. [Version 1.] Typescript notes.
43 Field Notes - Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. November, 1958 - March, 1960. [Version 2.] Typescript notes. Includes equipment list.
44 Household Census Data - Choiseul No. 1. Undated notebook.
51 Human Relations Area Files classification of field notes. Undated notecard file. Also includes "Sociological Census - Choiseul Island," "Native Court Cases," notes on readings, and a bibliography.
61 Land Tenure Field Notes. Choiseul Island, British Solomon Island Protectorate, 1958 - 1960. [Version 1] Typescript notes.
62 Land Tenure Field Notes. Choiseul Island, British Solomon Island Protectorate, 1958 - 1960. [Version 2] Typescript notes.
63 Native Courts. Choiseul. British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Court records. Notebook with cases dated 1950-1960.
64 Native Courts and Councils. Western Solomons. Notes No. 1. Notebook with cases dated 1954-1958.
65 Plant names, in local language, with descriptions and how they are used. Undated notebook pages.
66 Residential Histories, Choiseul. Undated notebook. 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." See also Series 2, WRITINGS, "Kindred and Kin Groups in Choiseul Island Social Structure."
67 Social Structure Field Notes. Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. November, 1958 - March, 1960. [Version 1]. Typescript notes.
68 Social Structure Field Notes. Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. November, 1958 - March, 1960. [Version 2]. Typescript notes.

Genealogies and Kinship

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69 Genealogies, etc. Choiseul. No. 1. Notebook dated November 26, 1958 - March 27, 1959.
610 Genealogies, etc. Choiseul. No. 2. Notebook dated April 6, 1959 - November 4, 1959.
611 Genealogies, etc. Choiseul. No. 3. Varisi Side. Notebook dated November 16, 1959 - December 16, 1959.
612 Genealogies, etc. Choiseul. No. 4. Notebook dated December 17, 1959 - December 26, 1959.
71FB-269-02Lineages - Genealogies. Choiseul. Charts.
72MC-035-08Maximal Lineages - Genealogies. Varisi Language District, Choiseul.
73 Personal Genealogies. Choiseul. Typed sheets dated May 5-6, 1959. Includes typed list of equipment and handwritten notes.
74MC-035-09Skeleton Genealogies of Villages. Choiseul. Includes village maps.

Varisi Language Material

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75 Choiseul Languages: Varisi, Taula, Babatana - Comparative Word Lists. Includes English translations. Annotated typescript. [Version 1].
76 Choiseul Languages: Varisi, Taula, Babatana - Comparative Word Lists. Includes English translations. Annotated typescript. [Version 2].
77 Lexicostatistical comparisons. Word lists dated 1959-1960. Choiseul Island languages and dialects and those of several other islands.
78 Lexicostatistical comparisons, Varisi and Babatana with English. Typescript in English with equivalents in Choiseul languages.
79 Linguistic Notes, Choiseul. Undated notebook.
710 Texts, Choiseul. Notebook dated February, 1961 - April, 1961.
711 Varisi Dictionary. Book No. 1. From VARISI DICTIONARY of William [?]. Begun 1953. Notebook.
712 Varisi Language. Grammar. Undated notebook and notecards.
713 Varisi Language. Workbook. Undated notebook.
714 Varisi Language, Choiseul. Translated texts. English typescript word lists and typescript Varisi texts with interlineal English translations, dated October 31, 1959 - November 29, 1959. Also includes two handwritten texts, Varisi and English.
81 Varisi Language, Choiseul. Typescript in English with handwritten Varisi equivalents. Includes word lists and phrases.
82 Varisi Language, Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Collected by H. Scheffler, 1958 - 1961. Typescript, English and Varisi.
83 Varisi Language material. Undated notes and worksheets.
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84MC-035-10Choiseul maps. Seven blueprint maps indicating drainage systems, topographical features, villages and trails.

RENDOVA ISLAND FIELDWORK

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Diaries

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85 Rendova 1. Notebook dated July 7, 1967 - October 29, 1967.
86 Rendova 2. Notebook dated November 9, 1967 - February 20, 1968.

Field Notes

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87 History of the Succession of Baniata Chiefs (according to John Kari, et al.) August 12, 1967.
88 Rendova Census, 1967. Baniata Side. Notebook.
89 Rendova Census. Book 2. Rouro, 1967. Notebook.
810 Rendova Notes, No. 1. Notebook dated July 26, 1967 - November 23, 1967.
91 Rendova Notes No. 2. Notebook dated ca. 1967.

Genealogies and Kinship

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92FB-269-03Miscellaneous Genealogies, 1967.

Baniata Language Material

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93 Baniata Language. Miscellaneous handwritten word lists and notes. Undated.
94 Baniata Language. Rendova Island, British Solomon Islands, 1967 - 1968. Typescript word lists, English/Baniata.
95 Baniata Language. Rendova Island, British Solomons. Section 1, Basic Vocabulary (Entire Swadesh Test List), 1967 - 1968. Typescript, English/Baniata.
96 Baniata Language. Undated typescript with enumeration, noun class relationships, pronouns, and simple declarative sentences.
97 Baniata Language. 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 [?].
98 Baniata Language. Word List and Paradigms. [Version 2]. Typescript word lists, English/Baniata/Roviana.
99 Baniata Language Notes. Notebook dated July 15, 1967.
910 Baniata Language Workbook. Undated notebook.
911 Baniata Vocabulary. Compiled by Arthur Capell. Undated notebook.
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912MC-035-11Rendova Island. Maps, 1951 - 1965. With Scheffler's annotations. Includes map of the British Solomon Islands.

MISCELLANEOUS FIELDWORK

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913 Ambryn [New Hebrides]. Book 1. Genealogies, etc. Notebook dated April 28 - May 5, 1968.
101 Bibliographic Notes No. 1. Choiseul and Western Solomons. Undated notebook.
102 Notes on Hocart's M.S. Roviana and Simbo. Undated notebook with typescript and handwritten notes.
103 Simbo Genealogies, No. 1. Simbo Island, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Notebook dated March 30 - April 5, 1960.
104 Simbo Notes No. 1. Notebook dated March 26 - May 5, 1960.
105 Solomon Islands Copra Production (No Plantation). Handwritten notes with production figures for 1962-1966.
106 Solomon Islands Notes and Bibliography. Expense notebooks for fieldwork on Choiseul and Rendova. Includes loose handwritten notes.

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

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107 Capell, Arthur. "Lexicostatistical Study of the Languages of Choiseul Island, British Solomon Islands", 1968. Published in PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS OF MELANESIA NO. 1. PACIFIC LINGUISTICS. Series A, no. 15.
108 Christian Fellowship Church. Birth and baptismal records for villages of Baniata and Hopono, 1914 - 1964.
109 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.
1010 Deacon, Bernard. New Hebrides [Ambryn] notes, 1926 - 1927. Includes Scheffler's provenance note: "Typescript and handwritten notes once held by Camilla Wedgewood and given to Harold Scheffler by E. P. Elkin in Sydney, Australia, in the 1970s."
1011 Eto, Silas. "Holy Mama's Autobiography", 1967. Includes copy of a handwritten version in the Roviana language and typescript English translation.
111 Harwood, Frances. "The Christian Fellowship Church". Typescript histories provided by informants, ca. 1967-1968.
112 Harwood, Frances. "The Christian Fellowship Church", 1966 - 1968. Includes typescript notes, interviews and correspondence.
113 Harwood, Frances. "The Christian Fellowship Church: A Revitalization Movement in Melanesia", 1968. Typescript presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Seattle, Washington, November, 1968.
114 Harwood, Frances. "Research Proposal for Fieldwork on New Georgia, British Solomon Islands Protectorate", 1966. Typescript. See also SERIES 2: Revitalization Movements in the British Solomons.
115 Tanavalu, Levi. "Voza Village, Tepazaka District, Choiseul Island". Undated typescript.
116 Tuza, Esau. "The Demolition of Christian Church Buildings by Ancestors: A Personal Observation of ...", 1981. Presented at the Seminar on Indigenous Christianity in Australia, Brisbane, Australia, August 10-14, 1981.
117 Tuza, Esau. "Life, an Attitude to Living: A Cultural Viewpoint from the Solomon Islands", 1981. Presented at the Seminar on the Christian Understanding of Health, Healing and Wholeness, Papua, New Guinea, October 23-29, 1981.
118 Tuza, Esau. "Overseas Church and the Christian Fellowship Church". Undated typescript.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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1958-1961

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119 Choiseul. Activities and portraits. Includes construction, counting shell money (kesa), fishing, music making, urns (dolos) for burial. (Prints)
1110 Choiseul. Artifacts.
1111 Choiseul. Burial urn (dolo).
1112 Choiseul. Canoeing in surf.
1113 Choiseul. Counting shell money (kesa). (Prints)
1114 Choiseul. Feast at Voza, January 1, 1959. A sequence of seventeen photographs with Scheffler's annotations. (Prints)
1115 Choiseul. Group meal, a bird and beach scenes. (Prints)
1116 Choiseul. Group portraits, beach scenes with ship, dancing and music making, captured bats. (Prints)
1117 Choiseul. Miscellaneous.
1118 Choiseul. Mission Hospital (?).
1119 Choiseul. Music making. (Slides and prints)
1120 Choiseul. Shell money (kesa). Some published in "Political Finance in Melanesia: Big Men and Disks of Shell," 1965.
1121 Choiseul. Village (Voza) activities and people.
1122 Choiseul. Village scenes, activities and people. Includes images of artifacts and views of Scheffler's house and canoe.
121 Choiseul. Village scenes, ceremonies and artifacts. (Slides)
122 Choiseul. War making at Voza.
123 Choiseul and Simbo. Portraits, skulls, bones in shrines, and dancers.
124 New Guinea. Aerial views and views from the ship "Tulagi," April 1960. (Slides)
125 Norfolk Island.
126 Other Islands and Trips. Scenes of the New Hebrides and canoes, Harold W. Scheffler at Russels Airfield, 1958. (Slides)
127 Simbo. Shrines and volcanoes. (Slides)
128 Simbo. Skull houses.

1967-1969

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131 Choiseul. Group portraits.
132 Choiseul, New Guinea and Rendova. Part 1. 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. (Slides)
133 Choiseul, New Guinea and Rendova. Part 2. Includes Harold W. Scheffler, rock drawings and skull shrines. (Slides)
134 Choiseul, New Guinea and Rendova. Part 3. Harold W. Scheffler with Frances Harwood; Silas Eto (Holy Mama), the leader of the Christian Fellowship Church; Paradise Village people and activities; and, sacrificial stone. (Slides)
135 New Georgia. Christian Fellowship Church and Paradise Village. Frances Harwood, the leader of the Christian Fellowship Church, Silas Eto (Holy Mama), Harold W. Scheffler, Hopongo and Paradise Village. (Prints)
136 Rendova. Hopongo and Paradise Village, Frances Harwood and others. (Prints)
137 Rendova. The leader of the Christian Fellowship Church, Silas Eto (Holy Mama), Frances Harwood and Harold W. Scheffler, scenes of Gizo, Hopongo and Paradise Village. (Slides)

AUDIORECORDINGS

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Choiseul

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141 Index to "Linguistic Materials Recorded in the British Solomon Islands on General South Pacific Tape". Department of Anthropology, Australian National University. Index to the eight reels in Group 1, Subseries 8A. See also SERIES 1: Lomax, Alan.
142 Tape 1 - Varisi Texts, No. 1. Myths.
143 Tape 2 - Tra-La-La. Voza, Choiseul. No. 2. February 21, 1961.
144 Tape 3 - Choiseul Languages. Gilbertese Singing and Text. No. 3. Ca. March and April 1961.
145 Tape 4 - Women and Children's Songs, Choiseul. No. 4. March and April 1961.
146 Tape 5 - Kius. Gatapale. No. 5. March 24, 1961.
147 Tape 6 - Kiu. Simbo Bamboo Band (From First Trip). Lotu Songs, Simbo. No. 6. March and April 1961.
151 Tape 7 - Kius. Singinging and Bamboo Band (First Trip). No. 7. October and November 1960.
152 Tape 8 - Solomons' Languages. Varisi, etc. No. 8.
153 Tape 9 - Side 1. Language Recordings: Ogo, Varisi, Vagua. January 9, 1960. Side 2. Language Recordings: Varisi, Voza. February - March, 1960. Texts.
154 Tape 10 - Side 1. Lotu Songs, Ogo. Side 2. Patu Text (Important).
155 Tape 11 - Varisi Texts. Wars and General Notes. Pauku and Mumago.
156 Tape 12 - Side 1. Zazala et al., at Sangigae [?]. Various Choiseul Songs. Side 2. Pelese et al., at Voza. Various Choiseul songs. March 8, 1961.

Rendova

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157 Tape 1 - Baniata, Rendova. Songs, Music. John Kari, Apazae and Elija Sing: Ti Ti.
161 Tape 2 - Baniata Texts. Seti Recites a Genealogy.
162 Tape 3 - Baniata Texts. Side 2. 1. Feqo on Hokata; 2. Maikono Felono Tivenam; 3. Feza on Hokata. (not transcribed); 4. Kisa, Veno Story.
163 Tape 3 - Baniata Texts. Side 2. 1. Feqo on Hokata, et al. Transcriptions.
164 Tape 4 - Side 1. Honiara Radio Pidgin Broadcast and Simbo Band. Side 2. Tahiti; Waltzing Matilda; Money Change; Solomons' Music; Pidgin Interview.
165 Tape 5 - Side 1. Lotu at Paradise. (With an English Sermon on Tuesday, September 19th), 1967. [The tape] Goes to a Few Minutes of the End of the Service. Also Includes Drums. Side 2. Drums before Service at Kolobagia on Wednesday, September 20, 1967.
166 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.
167 Tape 7 - Tra La La, Vanikuva, Rendova. November 14, 1967. (One Side Only).
168 Tape 8 - Tra La La, Vanikuva, Rendova. November 23, 1967.
171 Tape 9 -Torres Straits Islands. [Copied from] Jeremy Beckett Recording, 1961. Saibai Island. 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.
172 Unidentified transcriptions. Undated handwritten notes.



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