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Finding Aid for the Barbara G. Myerhoff papers

Finding aid prepared by Laurel A. McPhee, 2004

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Myerhoff, Barbara G.
Title
Barbara G. Myerhoff papers
Collection no.
0275
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1969-1984
Date [inclusive]
1911-1985
Extent
100.0 Linear feet, 169 boxes and 7 clamshell binders
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of Barbara G. Myerhoff, a University of Southern California professor and noted anthropologist, consist of manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, audiotapes, correspondence, and photographic material related to her teaching, field research, and publishing activities.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barbara G. Myerhoff papers, Collection no. 0275, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biography

Barbara Gay Myerhoff was born on February 16, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio. She received a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958, a M.A. in Human Development at the University of Chicago in 1963, and returned to the University of California, Los Angeles to receive her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1968. Myerhoff taught in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California for the duration of her professional career. Her areas of research included the Huichol Indians of Mexico; youth movements of the 1960s; ritual and symbols; performance and narrative; women, feminism, and friendship; and aging and ethnicity among Jewish communities in Los Angeles. A prolific writer and researcher, Myerhoff edited and authored several monographs in addition to numerous articles and essays, and contributed to major collaborative projects on aging and ethnicity. In the 1970s, Barbara G. Myerhoff began an extensive study of the elderly Jewish immigrants living in Venice, California. Her award-winning documentary film and book of the same title, Number Our Days, showed how aging Eastern European immigrants made everyday life meaningful, surviving amidst hardship, invisibility and poverty. She redefined academic and public perceptions of the elderly and was a pioneer in her scholarship on women and religion. Her research took a personal turn with her final documentary, In Her Own Time, which documented Myerhoff's fatal cancer diagnosis and her participation in Hasidic healing rituals. In addition to the above, Myerhoff was also a consulting editor to Parabola (a journal of myths and traditions), a lecturer at the Center for the Healing Arts in Westwood, California, and a consultant and lecturer for psychiatric residents in the Department of Social Psychiatry at the Los Angeles County General Hospital. Barbara Gay Myerhoff died on January 7, 1985 at the age 49.

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Scope and Content

Papers of Dr. Barbara G. Myerhoff, a University of Southern California professor and noted anthropologist, consist of manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, audiotapes, correspondence, and photographic material related to her teaching, field research, and publishing activities. Files comprise clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, and promotional materials documenting Barbara G. Myerhoff's rich and varied interests, which included the Huichol Indians of Mexico; youth movements of the 1960s; ritual and symbols; performance and narrative; women, feminism, and friendship; and aging and ethnicity among Jewish communities in Los Angeles. The collection also includes annotated books from Barbara G. Myerhoff's personal library, voluminous copies of articles and reprints, interview audiotapes, drafts, and her personal correspondence with Victor W. Turner, Deena Metzger, and Marc Kaminsky.

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Organization

The papers are organized in eight series: Series 1: Undergraduate and graduate course materials, 1954-1969; Series 2: USC administrative and academic files, 1917-1985; Series 3: Research project files, 1911-1984; Series 4: Manuscripts and drafts, 1963-1984; Series 5: Publications, 1947-1984; Series 6: Personal correspondence, 1974-1984 Series 7: Photographic materials, 1965-1984; Series 8: Books, 1944-1984.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2004
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid revised and updated by Sue Luftschein, 2010 December

Access

Open for use by appointment only. Collection stored off-site.

Box 162, personal correspondence between Barbara Myerhoff and Deena Metzger (1974-1976) is sealed until further notice.

Audiotapes may not be used by researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status was unknown at time of processing.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

File sources include Barbara G. Myerhoff's Department of Anthropology office at the University of Southern California, and storage areas throughout her home and study. All files were located at Myerhoff's residence during completion of the original boxing and inventory.

Processing Information

Processed by: Laurel A. McPhee, Winter 2004

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Southern California. Dept. of Anthropology. -- Faculty

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • Publications
  • Slides (photographs)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Bali (Indonesia : Province)--Photographs
  • Costa Rica--Photographs
  • Mexico--Photographs
  • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Social life and customs--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Kaminsky, Marc, 1943- -- Correspondence
  • Metzger, Deena -- Correspondence
  • Myerhoff, Barbara G. -- Archives
  • Myerhoff, Barbara G. -- Correspondence
  • Turner, Victor Witter -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Anthropology--Study and teaching--California--Archival resources
  • Feminism--Study and teaching--California--Archival resources
  • Huichol Indians--Religion--Archival resources
  • Jews--California--Los Angeles--Identity--Archival resources
  • Older Jews--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Older Jews--California--Los Angeles--Biography--Archival resources
  • Older Jews--United States--Social life and customs--Archival resources
  • Ritual--Archival resources
  • Sociology--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Youth movements--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Undergraduate and graduate course materials 1952-1969   16.0 boxes (8 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 1 consists of syllabi, exams, student papers, readings, lecture notes, and printed materials related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's undergraduate and graduate student career at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Chicago. Files are arranged chronologically, then by course number and course title.

Box Folder

 English 1A 1952 

1 1

 Philosophy 6B 1953 

1 2

 Sociology 1 1953 

1 3

 Sociology 1 1954 

1 4

 Sociology 1 notebooks 1954 

1 5

 History, Western civilization notebooks 1954 

1 6

 History and Western civilization notebooks 1953 

1 7

 Chopin paper draft n.d. 

1 8

 Anthro 125 Comparative Society 1956 

2 1

 Anthro 139 Peoples of Africa, notebooks 1956 

2 2

 English 155 1956 

2 3

 History 148D 1956 

2 4

 Sociology 12 Social organization   3.0 files

2 5-7
Box Folder

  1956 

2 5

 Part 1 1956 

2 6

 Part 2 1956 

2 7

 Sociology 181 Sociopathic behavior 

2 8-9
Box Folder

 Part 1 1956 

2 8

 Part 2 1957 

2 9

 Committee on Human Development 1956-1957 

2 10

 American social history since 1800 1957 

3 1-2
Box Folder

 Part 1 1957 

3 1

 Part 2 1957 

3 2

 Anthro 110 Language and Culture 1957 

3 3

 Negro in America 1957 

3 4

 Sociology of the Middle East 1957 

3 5

 Sociology 126 Culture and personality 1957 

3 6

 History 177 American intellectual history 1957 

4 1

 History 177 American intellectual history notebooks 1957 

4 2

 Sociology 117 1957 

4 3

 Sociology 172 Contemporary sociological theory 1957 

4 4

 Anthro 420 Social anthropology 1958 

4 5

 Human Development Committee paper 1958 

4 6

 Human Development 312A 1958 

4 7

 Human Development 312G 1958 

4 8

 Human genetics 1958 

4 9

 Psychology 307 Theories of personality 1958 

5 1

 Sociology 126 1958 

5 2

 Human Development 312B Literature survey 1959 

5 3

 Human Development 312B Literature survey papers 1959 

5 4

 Human Development 312C Adulthood and old age 1959 

5 5 -6
Box Folder

 Part 1 1959 

5 5

 Part 2 1959 

5 6

 Anthro 175 Descriptive linguistics 1962 

6 1

 Anthro 499 Social anthropology of contemporary America 1962 

6 2

 Human Development 313 1962 

6 3

 P.A. 455 Juvenile delinquency 1962 

6 4

 Delinquency 1959-1962 

Scope and Contents note

Printed materials.

6 5

 Anthro 294-194 Field training in ethnology 1963 

6 6

 Anthro 2 General anthropology 1963 

6 7

 Social anthropology notes 1963-1964 

6 8-9
Box Folder

  1963 

6 8

  1964 

6 9

 Anthro 107 South American Indians 

Scope and Contents note

Notes.

7 1-3
Box Folder

 Part 1 1964 

7 1

 Part 2 1964 

7 2

 Part 3 1964 

7 3

 Kietzman, Dale, "Indian Survival in Brazil" (1) n.d. 

7 4

 Kietzman, Dale, "Indian Survival in Brazil" (2) n.d. 

7 5

 Anthro 257A Witchcraft 

8 1-2
Box Folder

 Part 1 1964 

8 1

 Part 2 1964 

8 2

 Witchcraft, symbol, and myth n.d. 

General note

Notes.

8 3

 Anthro 257A binder 

8 4-7
Box Folder

 Part 1 1964 

8 4

 Part 2 1964 

8 5

 Part 3 1964 

8 6

 Part 4 1964 

8 7

 Anthro 257 Cultural anthropology 1965 

9 1

 Anthro 257 Cultural anthropology student papers 1965 

9 2

 Papers on Levi-Strauss 1963-1965 

9 3

 Levi-Strauss 

Scope and Contents note

Notes and articles about Claude Levi-Strauss.

9 4

 Anthro 128 Kinship and social organization 

10 1-3
Box Folder

 Part 1 1965 

10 1

 Part 2 1965 

10 2

 Part 3 1966 

10 3

 Anthro 1/2 Ecology and evolution 1965-1967 

Scope and Contents note

Lectures and notes.

10 4-5
Box Folder

 Part 1 

10 4

 Part 2 1957 

10 5
Box

 Anthro 109 Indians of modern Mexico 1966 

11
Box Folder

 Anthro 257B Problems in cultural anthropology 1966 

12 1-2
Box Folder

 Part 1 1966 

Scope and Contents note

Papers A-K, arranged by alphabetically by author.

12 1

 Part 2 1966 

Scope and Contents note

Papers L-Z, arranged by alphabetically by author.

12 2

 Physical anthropology 1966 

Scope and Contents note

Notes and printed materials.

12 3-4

 Anthro 162 History of anthropology 

12 5-6
Box Folder

 Notes. 1966-1968 

12 5

 Printed materials and exams. 1966-1968 

12 6

 Anthro 11 Ecology seminar 

12 7-8
Box Folder

 Notes. 1967 

12 7

 Lectures and printed materials. 1967 

12 8
Box

 Anthro 200 Introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology 1960-1969 

Scope and Contents note

Notes and course materials for Anthro 200. Numerous reprints and articles on the subject of human evolution.

13
Box Folder

 Anthro 122 Political anthropology 

14 1-2
Box Folder

 Handwritten notes. 1967 

14 1

 Notes 1967 

14 2

 Notebooks. 1967 

14 3

 Printed materials.. 1967 

14 4

 Reprints and articles 1958-1960 

14 5

 Anthro 440 History and theory of anthropology 1967 

14 6

 Anthro 465 Culture and personality 

14 7-9
Box Folder

 Course materials. 1968 

14 7

 Lecture notes 1968 

14 8

 Reprints. 1938-1961 

14 9
Box

 German shamanism research files 1933-1967 

Scope and Contents note

Reprints, articles, notes, and paper drafts about German shamanism.

15

 Masters thesis and exams 1964-1969 

Scope and Contents note

One copy and one draft of Barbara G. Myerhoff's masters thesis, on the subject of father-daughter incest. Graduate school notebooks from 1966. Contents of a binder labled "Masters Examinination Study Binder."

16

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Series 2:  Series 2. Professional and academic files 1917-1985   48 boxes (24 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 2 consists of files relating to Barbara G. Myerhoff's professional and academic activities at the University of Southern California, and is comprised of four subseries. Subseries 1: USC administrative files, 1969-1985; Subseries 2: Professional correspondence, [DATE]; Subseries 3: Teaching and course materials, 1968-1984; Subseries 4: Workshops, conferences, and symposia, 1965-1984.

 Subseries 1. USC administrative files 1964-1985   9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 1 consists of administrative and professional papers related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's tenured position within the Anthropology Department at the University of Southern California. This series includes student files, departmental memoranda and correspondence, annual activity reports, teaching histories, and tenure review materials. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box

 Departmental administration 1971-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Assorted files on peer evaluations, faculty meetings and memos, grant proposals, and various departmental affairs.

17

 Speaking engagements 1978-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Files from Barbara G. Myerhoff's USC Department of Anthropology office, documenting her speaking engagements.

18
Box Folder

 Promotional materials and awards 1965-1985 

Scope and Contents note

Publicity clippings, letters of recommendation, awards, and promotional material for Barbara G. Myerhoff.

19 1
Box

 Promotional binder 1965-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of two indexed binders labeled "Promotional Binders," which include files on topics of her research and writing, reviews, awards, tenure evaluations, letters of recommendation, and additional publicity material.

20

 Selected Reprints and Articles binder 1964-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Selected Reprints and Articles." Files include copies of Barbara G. Myerhoff's published works, arranged in the following areas: Huichol materials, ethnicity and aging, ritual and symbol, shamanism and symbolic medicine, youth culture, youth and deviance, and reviews.

21

 Activity reports and teaching 1966-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Activity reports, teaching summaries, student evaluations, tenure evaluations, and employment contracts.

22

 Joint Educational Project (JEP) 1972-1976 

Scope and Contents note

JEP Idea Book and related files of printed materials and notes. One student paper by Rosario Armato, entitled "Racism in Literature."

23

 Student files 1970-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Barbara G. Myerhoff's files on individual students, including Riv-Ellen Prell-Foldes, and numerous letters of recommendation for students.

24

 Audiotapes n.d. 

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-two audiotapes with recordings on assorted subjects, including workshops, conferences, meetings, and radio talks.

General note

Not accessible to researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status unknown at time of processing.

25

 Subseries 2. Professional correspondence 1973-1984   5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 2 consists of professional correspondence removed from binders kept in Barbara G. Myerhoff's Department of Anthropology office at USC. Additional correspondence with collaborators, publishers, and peers is also found throughout Series 3: Research project files.

Box Folder

 National Endowment for the Humanities 1973 

Scope and Contents note

Written request for Barbara G. Myerhoff to evaluate grant proposals.

26 1

 Academic correspondence 1976-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Unsorted correspondence generally regarding Barbara G. Myerhoff's published work and speaking engagements. Correspondents include Barbara Babcock-Abrahams, Herbert Blau, and others with both a professional and personal connection to Barbara G. Myerhoff.

26 2

 Publisher correspondence 1974-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from publishers regarding contracts, edits, etc. of various texts.

26 3

 Ruby, Jay 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and materials from Dr. Jay Ruby, primarily regarding a book on reflexivity.

26 4
Box

 Professional correspondence 1981-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Professional correspondence from three binders stored in Barbara G. Myerhoff's Department of Anthropology office at USC, labeled "Summer 1981," "Fall 1981," and "Spring 1982."

27

 Professional correspondence, A-L 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Professional Correspondence, A-L." Letters are arranged by surname of correspondent. Majority of letters are regrets, cancellations, confirmations, etc.

28

 Professional correspondence, M-Z 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Professional Correspondence, M-Z." Letters are arranged by surname of correspondent. Majority of letters are regrets, cancellations, confirmations, etc.

29

 Unsorted professional correspondence 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Professional correspondence, N-T." No discernable order detected.

General note

Folders are currently unlabeled, and reflect the original order of materials in the binder. Requires further processing.

30

 Subseries 3. Teaching files 1917-1984   25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 3 consists of syllabi, exams, student papers, grade reports, readings, lecture notes, and printed materials related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's teaching responsibilities at USC. Major topics include social and physical anthropology, indigenous populations of North and South America, folklore, witchcraft, gender studies, ritual, symbolism, film in anthropology, and life history. Files are arranged chronologically, then by course number and course title.

Box

 Anthro 201 Social anthropology 1917-1977 

31-34
Box

  1969-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Folders 1-5 consist of the contents of a binder labeled "Social Anthropology," and include lecture notes on witchcraft, law and politics, and social structures. Folders 6-9 contain copies of syllabi, exams, handouts, and assignments.

31

  1917-1974 

Scope and Contents note

Gradebooks, student records, papers, articles, and Social Science reprints related to social anthropology.

32

  ca. 1960s 

Scope and Contents note

Five folders of photocopied articles related to social anthropology. Articles are arranged alphabetically by author.

33

  1970-1976 

Scope and Contents note

Lectures and notes on various subjects for teaching social anthropology. Topics include tribes, bands, hunting, kinship and lineage, cultural anthropology, and ethnography.

34

 Anthro 320 Ethnic contributions to American culture 

35-36
Box

  1968-1969 

Scope and Contents note

Syllabus, notes, and printed materials related to Anthro 320. Includes files of reprints, articles, and resources on African Americans.

35

  1965-1971 

Scope and Contents note

Resource files related to Anthro 320. Topics include African Americans and African American studies, poverty and ethnicity, and urban ethnic communities.

36

 Anthro 314 North American Indians 1947-1970 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, printed materials, papers, and articles about North American Indians. Includes a file on Indian education.

37

 Anthro 420 People and cultures of Mexico 

38-39
Box

  1966-1970 

Scope and Contents note

Printed materials and additional resources about the people and cultures of Mexico.

38

  1965-1971 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, lectures, papers, and Chicano periodicals related to the people and cultures of Mexico.

39

 Anthro 380 

40-41
Box

 Planned Communities 1970-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, printed materials, and papers related to "communitas," communes, and aspects of planned communities.

40

 Myth, ritual, and symbol 1971-1973 

41-42
Box

  1971-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Lecture notes, course materials, and student papers related to myth, ritual, and symbolism.

41

  1964-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, notes, and resources about ritual (including rituals of inversion and reversal, secular ritual, and ritual symbols), and pluralism.

42

 Anthro 375A Applied anthropology 1970-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, readings, notes, lectures, and course materials related to applied anthropology. Includes student papers and articles about the student culture of USC, from 1978 and 1979.

43

 Anthro 470/Anthro 499 Life history 

44-46
Box

  1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Life History Courses." Includes index to files of student assignments, data sheets, notes, and course materials from Anthro 470 and Anthro 499.

44

  1973-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Course materials, student course evaluations, notes, and the contents of a binder labeled, "Life History Materials."

45

  1975-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Materials related to teaching about life histories. Files include materials related to personal narrative, life history plays by older adults, notebooks, articles, and notes.

46
Box Folder

 Anthro 410 Language and culture n.d. 

Scope and Contents note

Course materials.

47 1

 Anthro 380 New religious movements 1974 

Scope and Contents note

Course materials.

47 2

 Anthro 380 Controlled peoples 1974-1975 

Scope and Contents note

Notes and course materials.

47 3

 Folklore courses 1974-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Course materials.

47 4

 Anthro 499 Ritual, witchcraft, and magic 

Scope and Contents note

Notes and course materials.

47 5

 Human Development Teaching Manual 1977 

47 6
Box

 Anthropology and film 1972-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Files from various courses on the subject of anthropology and film, including Anthro 635, Anthro 128, Anthro 263g, and Anthro 363 (includes articles about filming Eskimos.) Includes materials on the films "Dead Birds," "Trobraind Cricket," "Adaptation and Aging: Life in a Nursing Home," and "The Memory of Injustice." Also includes a copy of Victor Turner's 1976 paper, "The Anthropology of Performance."

48

 Anthro 363 Exploring culture through film 1960-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of two binders for Anthro 363 Exploring culture through film. Includes syllabi, lecture notes and outlines, exams, readings, and grade reports.

49

 Humanities Special Theme: Self 1956-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of two binders of articles and course materials related to a special humanities course on the Self. Each binder includes an index to its contents, and contains articles on self-awareness and reflexivity. Binder A contains a paper draft by J.S. Lansing on his 1979 research in Bali.

50

 Core 101A Symbols and structures of the self 1975-1981 

51-52
Box

  1975-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, printed materials, notes, and course materials related to Core 101A and the concept of Self. Includes the contents of a binder labeled, "Core 101A Symbols and Structures."

51

  ca. 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Class readers and supplementary readings.

52

 Anthro 499 Explorations in pre-patriarchal religions 

53-55
Box

  1983-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Course materials, lecture outlines, flyers, articles, and readings for Anthro 499. Contains the contents of a binder that includes assorted course-related material and notes.

53

  1941-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Readings for Anthro 499. Includes writings by Karl Kerenyi, Henry Miller, Raphael Patai and Richard Winston's "The Secret of Crete."

54

  1901, 1963-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Readings for Anthro 499 Explorations in pre-patriarchal religions. Includes articles on relgion, myth, and goddesses, as well as writings by H.D. Amos, G.P. Lang, Author J. Evans, Charles F. Herberger, and R.W. Hutchinson.

55

 Subseries 4. Workshops, conferences, and symposia 1965-1984   9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 4 consists of administrative and editorial materials, paper abstracts, planning and travel documents, and correspondence with collaborators documenting Barbara G. Myerhoff's active participation in workshops, conferences, and symposia. Of particular note are excerpts from personal travel journals maintained while attending conferences in Israel and Japan with Victor Turner and Edith Turner; paper abstracts from participants in the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA); and materials related to the Burg Wartenstein symposia. Files are arranged alphabetically by conference title.

Box

 American Anthropological Association 

56-58
Box

  1970-1975 

Scope and Contents note

Abstracts, papers, and notes on AAA conferences and symposia. Includes files on conference topics such as Thailand, communal ideology, symbolic inversion, body states, and secular ritual (including a proposal by William Partridge).

56

  1974-1975 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, abstracts, correspondence, and notes related to the AAA conference symposium entitled, "The Work of Ritual."

57

  1976-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Abstracts, papers, and notes on AAA conferences and symposia. Includes files on topics such as ritual and myths of self, reflexivity, the anthropology of experience, and a special memorial session on Victor Turner.

58

 Burg Wartenstein Symposia no. 64 and no. 74 1973-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, notes, and printed materials from Burg Wartenstein Symposia no. 64 (Secular Rituals Considered), and no. 74 (Fundamentals of Symbolism).

59

 Burg Wartenstein Symposium no. 76 1977 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, notes, and abstracts from Burg Wartenstein Symposium no. 76 (Cultural Frames and Reflections).

60
Box Folder

 American Association for the Advancement of Science 1978 

General note

Paper draft and printed materials.

61 1

 American Psychiatric Association 1976 

Scope and Contents note

"Social change and the world of women" session proposal.

61 2

 Bertrand Russell Peace Project/Beyond War 1982-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Printed materials, correspondence, and clippings.

61 3

 Campbell Myth Conference n.d. 

61 4

 Campbell Symposium on the Hero's Journey 1983 

61 5

 Conference and Festival of Jewish Theater 1982 

61 6

 Conference on Culture and Communication 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Article on festivals.

61 7

 Conference on Prayer, Ritual, and Spiritual Life 1974 

61 8

 Contemporary Japanese Theater 1972-1982 

62 1

 The Gathering 1981 

62 2

 The Gathering, publications 1981 

62 3

 Gerontological Society of America 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Conference materials.

62 4

 Humanities Speak to the Lifelong Process of Aging, Colloquium 1976 

62 5

 International Conference on Gerontology 

62 6-7
Box Folder

  1975 

Scope and Contents note

Conference materials and clippings.

62 6

  1976 

Scope and Contents note

Travel materials.

62 7

 Israel Pilgrimage 1963 

Scope and Contents note

Photocopied excerpts from Barbara G. Myerhoff's personal travel journal.

63 1

 Israel conferences 1980-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and a notebook.

63 2

 Israel travel documents 1981 

63 3

 Life history courses 1982-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, printed materials, planning doucuments, and correspondence regarding various workshops and classes about narrative and life history. Includes thank-you notes from students and correspondence from Marc Kaminsky. See also Box 138 for related files on "Self Creation Through Personal Narrative," a course taught in New York, 1981-1983.

63 4

 Life history workshops 1982-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Life history workshop at Hunter College in New York. Notes, printed materials, planning documents, and correspondence from Marc Kaminsky. See also Box 138 for related files on "Self Creation Through Personal Narrative," a course taught in New York, 1981-1983.

63 5

 Living Tradition: Jewish/Folk Creativity Conference 1984 

63 6

 National Institute on Aging 1980-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Workshop on age and anthropological theory.

63 7

 Ritual: Art and the Shamanic Vision Conference 1983 

63 8

 Smithsonian Conference on Celebrations 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Proposal.

63 9

 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife 1976-1984 

63 10

 Smithsonian Symposium, Kin and Communities 1977 

63 11

 Story, Song, and Theater Festival 1983 

63 12
Box

 Tsukuba Conference (Japan) 1966-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Materials related to a conference on spectacle and entertainment in Tokyo, Japan. Includes Barbara G. Myerhoff's presentation materials and drafts of her paper on Disneyland, in addition to souvenirs and excerpts from a personal travel journal. See also Series 7: Photographic materials, for lecture slides and personal photographs documenting the trip.

64
Box Folder

 UCLA Conference on American Folk Medicine 1973 

Scope and Contents note

Paper abstracts.

65 1

 University of Chicago Symposium on Narrative 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Conference materials.

65 2

 Wenner-Gren Symposium no. 89 

65 3-5
Box Folder

 Ephemera 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, conference materials, and playbills.

65 3

 Papers 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Papers on the theme of theater and ritual.

65 4

 Papers 2 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Papers on the theme of theater and ritual.

65 5

 Wenner-Gren Foundation Report 1974 

65 6

 William Posner Institute Lecture 1984 

65 7

 Women and Folklore Conference 1979 

65 8

 Women's Spirituality and Jewish Tradition Conference 1984 

65 9

 Workshop of Myth, Music, and Writing 1978 

Scope and Contents note

Learning to climb the world's tree: Contemporary versions of the shaman's way. Notes and materials.

65 10

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Series 3:  Series 3. Research project files 1911-1984   77 boxes, and two flat boxes (41 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 3 consists of Barbara G. Myerhoff's extensive research project files, which include field notes, grant proposals, audio tapes, scrapbooks, promotional material, correspondence with publishers and collaborators, and assorted printed material such as reprints, articles, papers, book excerpts, clippings, magazines, and book and film reviews. Original photographic material topically related to the research project files may be found in Series 7: Photographic Material. Files are divided into eight topical subseries, reflecting Barbara G. Myerhoff's evolving research interests and major projects. Subseries 1: Mexico, 1941-1981; Subseries 2: Youth and rebellion, 1968-1970; Subseries 3: Women, feminism, and friendship, 1970-1984; Subseries 4: Projects on Aging, 1969-1982; Subseries 6: Venice, 1938-1984; Subseries 7: Culture of Fairfax, 1965-1984; Subseries 8: Micellaneous, 1911-1984.

 Subseries 1. Mexico 1941-1981   5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Field notes, papers, and printed materials related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's early research in Oaxaca, Mexico, and on the subjects of Mexican prisons and shamanism among the Huichol Indians. This research resulted in the publication of Peter T. Furst's "Myth as History: the Jimson Weed Cycle of the Huichols of Mexico" (1966), Myerhoff's Ph.D. thesis, "The deer-maize-peyote Complex Among the Huichol Indians of Mexico" (1968), and Myerhoff's first book, "Peyote hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians" (1974). See Series 7: Photographic materials, for additional items in this area.

Box

 Mexico 1960-1967 

Scope and Contents note

Materials on Mexican prisons, the Oaxaca project, and prehispanic Mexico. One questionairre on mental illness in Mexican-American communities, and one reel of audio tape labeled "Aztec Poetry."

66

 Peyote Hunt 1965-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reviews, outlines, printed materials, and field notes related the Huichol Indians of Mexico and Barbara G. Myerhoff's book, "Peyote Hunt." One folder on Operacion Huicot.

67

 Medical anthropology 1960-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Files of articles on topics related to medical anthropology, such as hallucinogens; ethnicity and healing; religion and the brain; and shamanic equilibrium.

68

 Articles and resources, Huichol 1968-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Articles and resources related to the subject of Huichol Indians and shamanistic healing. Arranged alphabetically by author.

69

 Articles and resources 1941-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, articles, and printed materials about topics such as words and religion; symbolism in medicine, ritual, and myth; Yamano and Pascua Yaqui Indian populations; and peasants.

70

 Subseries 2. Youth and rebellion 1968-1970   2.0 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Field notes, papers, and printed materials related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's research on rebellion among youth, particularly among college students. This research resulted in the papers "USC in May" and "The Revolution as Trip." Of particular note are primary source materials such as scrapbooks and original newspapers containing information about USC's 1969 strike.

Box

 Articles and resources 1968-1970 

Scope and Contents note

Articles and resources about youth and rebellion. Files include a dissertation proposal on the Brown Berets; a bibliography on student activism; materials on the Generation Gap; and papers on youth and change.

71

 USC in May 1969-1970 

Scope and Contents note

Articles and resources about the 1969 strike at USC. Files include magazines and college newspapers; a scrapbook with photographic material documenting the strike; and notes about Community Encounter and the Peace Project.

72

 Subseries 3. Women, feminism, and friendship 1970-1984   8 boxes, and 1 flat box (5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 3 consists of files related to the research and publication of "The Feminization of America," (1985) and "The Changing Image of the Family," (1979) co-edited with Elinor Lenz and Virginia Tufte, respectively.

Box

 Feminization of America 1979-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Prospectus, notes, correspondence, interviews, outlines, and other material related to the research and publication of "The Feminization of America."

73

 Changing Image of the Family/Women and friendship 1975-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Prospectus, correspondence, notes, and reviews about "The Changing Image of the Family." Magazine articles, clippings, and essays about women and friendship.

74

 Project binders 1972-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of two indexed project binders labeled "Tarcher Book and Articles on Feminism," and "Feminism Articles to Read," respectively. Files contain articles and conference papers about women and feminism.

75

 Resources binder 1973-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Resources." Files include articles about sexuality, femininity, feminism, female rituals, and androgeny.

76

 Articles and resources 

77-78
Box

  1977-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, notes, and resources about women and feminism. Files include material on contemporary feminist art; gender and scholarship; menstruation; Jewish lesbians; rape; and sexuality and mythology.

77

  1977-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, notes, and resources about women and feminism. Files include material on women and religious ritual; women in Minneapolis; women warriors; and women's bodies.

78

 Articles on women I 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Articles on Women I."

79

 Articles on women II 1970-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Articles on Women II."

80

 Articles and resources 1982-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Flat oversize box of original magazines and newspapers containing articles about women and feminism.

171

 Subseries 4. Projects on aging 1969-1982   11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 4 consists of files from to two major research projects: Social and Cultural Contexts of Aging (funded by the National Science Foundation), and Aging and Ethnicity (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). These projects supported Barbara G. Myerhoff's research among elderly Jewish communities in Los Angeles. Completed under the auspices of the USC Gerontology Center, the files include papers and correspondence by Sally Faulk Moore, Jose Cuellar, Andrei Simic, Carlos Velez, and others.

Box

 SCCA administration and correspondence 1972-1976 

81

 SCCA budget and expenditure 

82-83
Box

  1972-1973 

82

  1973-1974 

83

 SCCA progress reports 1971-1974 

84

 SCCA publications binder I 1973-1976 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Aging and Ethnicity Publications."

85

 SCCA publications binder II 1974-1976 

Scope and Contents note

Partial contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Aging and Ethnicity Publications."

86

 Ethnicity and Aging grants 

87-88
Box

  1978-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labled, "Grant Budget Materials."

87

  1977-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labled, "Grant Budget Materials."

88

 Ethnicity and Aging promotional materials 1979-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Ethnicity and Aging Promotional."

89

 Ethnicity and Aging/Articles from Israel 1969-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Ethnicity and Aging/Articles and Papers from Israel."

90

 Micellaneous 1974-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Articles on aging, correspondence with Jose Cuellar, grant materials, and reviews of "Life's Career."

91

 Subseries 6. Venice 1938-1984   33 boxes, 1 flat box (18 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 6 consists of files from Barbara G. Myerhoff's research among the elderly Jewish community of Venice, Los Angeles. Files include field notes, interviews, and audiotapes from the Israel Levin Center; printed materials and notes about specific people and events; material related to grants and funding; publicity, reviews, and fan letters; and materials from related film and theater projects including the Academy Award winning documentary "Number Our Days." See also Series 7: Photographic materials.

Box

 Fan mail 1976-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Fan mail for the film and book, "Number Our Days."

92

 Film 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Files related to the filming of "Number Our Days."

93

 Film resources 1969-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Files about film project resources at USC and in Los Angeles. General articles about film and anthropology.

94

 Grants and funding 1977-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Files about grants and funding sources, such as the Ford Foundation and the NEH Folk Culture grant. Includes a draft of a letter to Barbara Streisand.

95

 Israel Levin Center audiotapes ca. 1972-1976 

96-99
Box

 Tapes I   15 audiotapes

Scope and Contents note

Recordings of interviews with ILC members.

General note

Not accessible to researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status unknown at time of processing.

96

 Tapes II   20 audiotapes.

Scope and Contents note

Recordings of interviews with ILC members, including recordings of the Life History class.

General note

Not accessible to researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status unknown at time of processing.

97

 Tapes III   20 audiotapes

Scope and Contents note

Recordings of interviews with ILC members.

General note

Not accessible to researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status unknown at time of processing.

98

 Tapes IV   16 audiotapes

Scope and Contents note

Recordings of interviews with ILC members.

General note

Not accessible to researchers until preservation reformatting is complete. Recording quality status unknown at time of processing.

99

 Israel Levin Center field notes 1972-1974 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labled, "ILC Field Notes."

100

 Israel Levin Center interviews 1972-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "ILC Interviews."

101

 Israel Levin Center writings and correspondence 1959-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Copies of correspondence, living histories, poetry, and journals by the people of the Israel Levin Center. Includes the work of Harry Asimow, Joseph Harris, Samuel Kovitz, and Pauline Wiener.

102

 Jews in Los Angeles 1972-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Resources on Jews in Los Angeles, including: a 1972 report on the study of Jewish Centers; Eliezer Chammov's "Sephardic Jews in Los Angeles,"; Donald Peterman's thesis on the ILC; and Maxine Segal's "Old Men in the Morning Minyan."

103

 Life history class binder 1973-1974 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled "Life History Class," in reference to the course held at the ILC. Includes field notes and articles.

104

 Life history class notes 1972-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Files of field notes and printed materials about life history in general, and the ILC course in paticular.

105

 Life not Death in Venice administrative files 1972-1981 

106

 Life not Death in Venice resources 1968-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, clippings, bibliographies, and book excerpts about aging.

107

 Life not Death in Venice clippings 1972-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Articles and clippings about various topics, including Jewish aged, Yiddish folklore, and Venice.

108

 Life not Death in Venice papers 1971-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Books, magazines, and material on assorted topics. Includes a 1975 Ocean Park Redevelopment Paper, articles on aging by Vern Bengston and others, and a copy of "Bachy 16."

109

 Life not Death in Venice video project 1980-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a folder labeled, "Video Project." Includes assorted printed materials, such as promotional items, "Number Our Days" related papers, grant submissions, notes on the Posey Passover, a file on summer film work, and correspondence with Warwick Wadlington.

110

 Miscellaneous 1968-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous files related to "Number Our Days" and Jewish people in Venice. Includes periodicals, Jewish newspapers, local newsletters, Florence Myerhoff's (Barbara's mother) sketches of elderly Jews, course material.

111

 "Number Our Days" Publicity and promotion 1977-1985 

Scope and Contents note

Materials for the publicity and promotion of the film and book, "Number Our Days."

113

 Publicity and promotion binder 1976-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a small binder containing letters, reviews, and promotional materials concerning "Number Our Days."

114

 Publisher material 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and contracts with Simon & Simon and J.P. Tarcher, book jacket proofs, requests for reprints, and receipts.

115

 Related projects and proposals 

116-117
Box

  1974-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Proposals and correspondence regarding projects related to "Number Our Days," including "Life Histories as Literary and Cultural Documents," the UAHC Holocaust Film Project, and letters from Jay Ruby.

116

  1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Proposals and correspondence regarding projects related to "Number Our Days," including: "Matriarchs and Grandmothers," "The Rise and Fall of Eli Kominsky," and "Tales from a Shtetl by the Sea."

117

 Resources 

118-121
Box

  1938-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and bibliographies on aging.

118

  1969-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and clippings on a variety of topics, including aging Jewish women, aging among the powerless, the "evil eye," Isaac Bashevis Singer, life history, poverty, and Venice.

119

  1959-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and abstracts on various topics, including aging, Orthodox Jews, communities in transition, and ritual. Arranged alphabetically by author.

120

  1967-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and abstracts on various topics, including life history, Jewish family life, shtetls, and myth. Arranged alphabetically by author.

121

 Reviews 

122-123
Box

  1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Reviews for "Number Our Days."

122

  1977-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Reviews for "Number Our Days."

123

 Stage adaptations 1976-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Scripts and proposals for stage adaptations of "Number Our Days."

124

 Walk for Solidarity 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Abstracts, scrapbooks, and printed materials documenting the Walk for Solidarity.

125

 Scrapbooks, art, and photographic material ca. 1976-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Flat oversize box containing two of Barbara G. Myerhoff's scrapbooks, and three promotional posters, documenting "Number Our Days." (Also includes a Culture of Fairfax oversize photograph, and an orginal watercolor from Personal Ritual files.)

172

 Subseries 7. Culture of Fairfax 1965-1984   9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 7 consists of files from the Culture of Fairfax project, a study of the Jewish community in the Beverly-Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles. See also Series 7: Photographic materials.

Box

 Passover 1972-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Papers, notes, and articles about Passover, Jewish prayer, and seder. Includes notes and papers by Riv-Ellen Prell-Foldes, and correspondence regarding Barbara G. Myerhoff's paper, "Passover Performances."

112

 Culture of Fairfax administrative materials 1982-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Printed materials related to fundraising, proposals, project volunteers, and correspondence.

126

 Ethnicity, Continuity, and Successful Aging 1982-1984 

Scope and Contents note

National Institute of Health grant materials, Local Initiative grant materials, and project proposal.

127

 Field notes 1983-1985 

Scope and Contents note

Vimala Jayanti's field notes, interviews, project notebook, schedule, and articles.

128

 Grants and reports 1982-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Grant proposals for the National Insitute on Aging, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jewish Community Foundation.

129

 Jews in Los Angeles 1973-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and clippings about Jews in Los Angeles and the Beverly-Fairfax neighborhood, including a 1982 Beverly-Fairfax Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy.

130

 Related projects and course syllabi 1975-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Syllabi for courses topically related to the Culture of Fairfax project. Additional grant materials and proposals for related or similar projects, including the Ford Foundation task force on Race and Ethnicity research report, the Elderly Poetry Project, and the Project Chaver report.

131

 Aging Resources 1965-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Articles on aging.

132

 Jewish community Resources 1965-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Articles and papers on assorted topics, including Jewish women, Orthodox Jews, urban communities, and additional material on Jews in Los Angeles.

133

 Subseries 8. Micellaneous 1911-1984   9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Research files on assorted topics, including Bali, folktales, performance, personal ritual, storytelling and narrative (including autobiography and life history), and two binders of articles.

Box

 Bali 1971-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, notes, transcriptions, and scripts related to Bali and S. Lansing's 1979 Bali film project. See Series 7: Photographic materials, for photographs from Bali.

134

 Folktales 1911-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder labeled, "Folktale Articles."

135

 Performance 1974-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, and printed material about performance. Includes files about the Center for Healing Arts, Japanese theater, Traveling Jewish Theater, and El Teatro Campesino. Also includes paper drafts on performance by Richard Schechner.

136

 Personal ritual 1974-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Files on death and ritual, personal ritual, and Dio de Los Muertos. See also Box 172 for an original watercolor by Louise Shepard (removed from Personal Ritual files for preservation purposes), and Box 165 for Dio de los Muertos slides.

137

 Personal ritual/Storytelling and narrative 1977-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Folders 1-4 are files about personal ritual. Folders 5-7 are files about storytelling and narrative, including files on a class called "Self Creation Through Personal Narrative," taught in New York, 1981-1983. Files include personal correspondence regarding the class, and photographs of class activites. See also Box 63, for related files on life history workshops and classes.

138

 Storytelling and narrative: "Autobiography: Life History/Self Materials." 1963-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder labeled, "Autobiography: Life History/Self Materials." Contains files on autobiography, storytelling, and narrative.

139

 Storytelling and narrative: "Self in Context" and "Storytelling" 1965-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of two binders, labeled "Self in Context" and "Storytelling," respectively. Files include materials on autobiography, storytelling, and include a prospectus for a book on narrative.

140

 Various Articles by Various Authors I 1976-1982 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of an indexed binder by the same title. Files are arranged by topic and include religion, memory, mortality, and war.

141

 Various Articles by Various Authors II 1973-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of a binder by the same name. Files are arranged by topic and include oral literature, and "miscellaneous."

142

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Series 4:  Series 4. Manuscripts and drafts 1963-1984   10.0 boxes (5 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 4 consists of manuscripts, typescripts, preliminary versions, revisions, and drafts of Barbara G. Myerhoff's published work. Files are arranged alphabetically by the title of the published work.

Box

 Manuscripts, A-F 1963-1983 

143

 Manuscripts, "Feminization of America" 1972-1983 

144

 Manuscripts, G-M 1969-1984 

145

 Manuscripts, "Number Our Days" 

146-147
Box

  1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscripts for "Number Our Days."

146

  1972-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscripts for "Number Our Days."

147

 Manuscripts, O-P 1963-1981 

148

 Manuscripts, "Peyote Hunt" 1967-1974 

149

 Manuscripts, Q-Su 1977-1984 

150

 Manuscripts, Sv-Sz 1975-1984 

151

 Manuscripts, T-Z 1970-1983 

152

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Series 5:  Series 5. Publications 1947-1984   8.0 boxes (4 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 5 consists of original and photocopied articles, papers, and publications by Barbara G. Myerhoff and others. For additional printed materials on various anthropological, ethnographic, and historical subjects, see Series 2, Subseries 3: Teaching files; and Series 3: Research project files. Series 5 is comprised of two subseries: Subseries 1: Publications by Barbara G. Myerhoff, 1965-1984; and Subseries 2: Publications by assorted authors, 1947-1984.

 Subseries 1. Publications by Barbara G. Myerhoff 1965-1984   2.0 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Originals and reproductions of Barbara G. Myerhoff's published work, including articles, papers, essays, and book reviews. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box

 Myerhoff publications, A-M 1965-1984 

153

 Myerhoff publications, N-Z 1965-1984 

154

 Subseries 2. Publications by assorted authors 1947-1984   6.0 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Reproductions of publications and unpublished papers by a variety of authors on assorted anthropological, scientific, social, historical, and ethnographic topics. This series includes papers sent to Barbara G. Myerhoff for editing and critique, and photocopied book excerpts, articles, and essays found outside of Barbara G. Myerhoff's cohesive research project files. Arranged alphabetically by author.

Box

 Publications, A-C 1975-1984 

155

 Publications, D-K 1972-1983 

156

 Publications, L-Q 1964-1983 

157

 Publications, R-S 1965-1983 

158

 Publications, T 1947-1983 

159

 Publications, V-Z 1967-1977 

160

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Series 6:  Series 6. Personal correspondence 1974-1984   2.0 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 6 consists of personal correspondence unrelated to specific academic projects. Correspondence with a wide array of collaborators and professional peers--many of whom were also personal friends of Barbara G. Myerhoff--is located throughout the collection, including Series 2: USC administrative and academic files, and Series 3: Research project files.

Box

 Personal correspondence 1976-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Personal correspondence from Barbara Babcock, Joan Cassell, John and Hilda (?) from the University of Chicago, Marc Kaminsky, Deena Metzger, and Victor Turner.

161

 Personal correspondence with Deena Metzger 1974-1976 

Scope and Contents note

Lengthy and detailed personal correspondence between Barbara G. Myerhoff and Deena Metzger. Removed from a binder labled "Metzger-Myerhoff Correspondence."

General note

Sealed until further notice.

162

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Series 7:  Series 7. Photographic materials 1953-1984   7 clamshell binders, and 1 flat box (8 linear ft.)

Scope and Contents note

Series 7 consists of photographs, slides, and negatives related to Barbara G. Myerhoff's field research, publications, book publicity, and lectures. Of particular note are several black and white publicity portraits of Barbara G. Myerhoff; photographs, negatives, and slides of elderly Jewish people from the Venice and Beverly-Fairfax communities; slides from a 1979 film project in Bali; and photographs and slides documenting the Huichol Indians of Mexico. The bulk of photographic materials were originally stored separately from the research project files, and this arrangement was maintained for preservation and access purposes. Materials are topically arranged in boxes for viewing.

Box

 Bali slides 1979   ca. 420 color slides

Scope and Contents note

Slides from a 1979 trip to Bali for S. Lansing's video project.

163

 Miscellaneous 1970-1984   Photographs, slides, and negatives

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by topic. Burg Wartenstein Conference group photo, 1977; Disneyland slides from conference lecture in Japan, 1981; photographs for Culture of Fairfax project, 1984 (see also one oversize photo, box 172); Glasgow School of Art slides; Indian holy man photograph, n.d.; Israel, 1975 and 1983; Japan, 1983; Myerhoff, Barbara, photographs and negatives, ca. 1978; Native American celebration, 1970; and unidentified lecture slides and negatives, n.d. One roll of film labeled, "Robin Margolia, Fire, Abstract, Y.S.C."

164

 Mexico and Costa Rica 1958-1973   Photographs, negatives, and slides

165

 Venice ca. 1970s   Photographs, slides, and negatives

166-170
Box

 Venice Photographs I 

Scope and Contents note

Photographs and negatives of Israel Levin Center members in Venice. Includes photographs of Life Note Death in Venice (the protest and art show), publicity photos of Barbara G. Myerhoff, reproductions of family photographs, and pictures of people and events documented in "Number Our Days."

166

 Venice Photographs II 

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of the Israel Levin Center members in Venice. Includes publicity photos of Barbara G. Myerhoff, and 8 x 10 inch negatives of people and events documented in "Number Our Days."

167

 Venice Slides I   ca. 360 color slides

Scope and Contents note

Color slides of Israel Levin Center members in Venice. Includes slides of Life Not Death in Venice (the protest and art show), and images of people and events documented in "Number Our Days." Sorted by approximate date.

168

 Venice Slides II   ca. 560 color slides

Scope and Contents note

Color slides of Israel Levin Center members in Venice. Includes slides of Life Note Death in Venice (the protest and art show), and images of people and events documented in "Number Our Days." Unsorted, original order maintained.

169

 Venice Mounted Photographs 

Scope and Contents note

Two mounted color photographs of Israel Levin Center Members. The male is identified as Harry Asimow, the female is unidentified.

170

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