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Finding Aid to the Malcom F. Farmer Collection MS.782
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  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
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  • Title: Malcom F. Farmer Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.782
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-circa 1939
    Abstract: This collection consists of three manuscripts written by Malcolm F. Farmer, frequent contributor to The Masterkey. The manuscripts are titled "Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology," June 1937; "An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon," undated; an untitled manuscript describing the cashew nut, where it is found, some of its uses, and a pencil drawing of the cashew nut, June 1937.
    creator: Farmer, Malcolm F., fl. 1930s

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of three manuscripts written by Malcolm F. Farmer, frequent contributor to The Masterkey. The first, "Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology," discusses the people that have lived there, including the Chumash, Shoshoneans, Luiseno, and Juianeno Indians. It also discusses artifacts found in that area through the numerous archaeology excavations. The manuscript includes a bibliography and a map, and is dated June 1937. The second article, "An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon," describes a camp site in Tuna Canon ten miles northwest of Santa Monica. It describes six bedrock mortars found, arrowheads found, scrapers, and other artifacts. There are two copies of this article, one of which is a preliminary draft with many hand-written editing marks and comments, some of which belong to Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge. The third manuscript is a short note describing the cashew nut, where it is found and some of its uses. This sheet includes a pencil drawing of the cashew nut and is dated June 1937.

    Preferred citation

    Malcom F. Farmer Collection, 1937-1939, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.782.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 6, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donations by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1939 January 28; and Malcolm F. Farmer, 1946.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon
    Archaeology
    Cashew nut
    Chumash Indians
    Excavations (Archaeology) -- California
    Gabrielino Indians
    Indians of North America -- California
    Indians of North America -- Implements
    Juianeno Indians
    La Tuna Canyon (Calif.)
    Lithics
    Luiseño Indians
    Maps
    Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology
    Pencil sketches
    Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
    Serrano Indians
    Shoshoni Indians