Preliminary Inventory to the Ethel John Lindgren-Utsi Papers, 1924-1944

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Title: Ethel John Lindgren-Utsi Papers,
Date: 1924-1944
Collection Number: 79007
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 motion picture film reel. (1.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Journals, relating to anthropological field trips to Manchuria, 1929- 1932; notes, relating to the literature of anthropology; and a film of domesticated reindeer in Manchuria.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Lindgren-Utsi, Ethel John, 1905-1988

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[Identification of item], Ethel John Lindgren-Utsi Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical/Historical note

British anthropologist.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1979.

Scope and Contents note

Journals, relating to anthropological field trips to Manchuria, 1929-1932; notes, relating to the literature of anthropology; and a film of domesticated reindeer in Manchuria.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Anthropology.
China.
Ethnology--Manchuria.
Manchuria.
Moving-pictures.
Reindeer.

Box 1

ANTHROPOLOGY.

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Notes on methodology, lectures, conferences and minutes of a symposium on "Patterns of Culture", 1936.
 

BARGA.

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Notes on the province of Barga and some of its ethnic groups, including a letter from V.V. Radin, dated Dec.15, 1933, describing Hailar, the capital.
 

BOOKS.

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Notes, translations, excerpts from various books, studies, encyclopedias, etc., in particular notes from "The Natives of the Amur Country", by L. Schrenck. Also included is a letter from Miss Esther Vernon Jones to Prof. Lowie, concerning the carbon copies of the translations that EJL sent to him.
 

BURYATS.

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Notes.
 

CHINA.

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Notes on Chinese customs, terms of relationship, architecture, theatre, including notes given by Chin and some comments by Ferdinand Lessing.
 

COLLECTIONS.

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Copy of the museum register of the collection deposited at the University Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, 1930; list of articles collected by EJL in NW Manchuria, 1931 and 1932; inventory of Numinchen, Solon and Dagur collections, Aug-Sept. 1931.
 

DAGURS.

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Notes on Dagurs of Barga, June 1931; Dagur terms of relationship, burial customs, folklore and language, soldiers and `white bandits', villages and temples.
 

DIARY.

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"An old note-book" and EJL's diary, copied from entries in Featherweight diary, Jan. 1934.
 

FIELD-TRIPS.

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Field note-books from five expeditions in NW Manchuria.
 

1) Ust-Urov Trip, June-Sept. 1929

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Including a supplement from O. Mamen's notes; "Kumarchen-Russian Notes" and "Romance of the Border".
 

2) Chol Trip, Aug.-Sept. 1931

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Including two supplements and O. Mamen's account.
Box 2

3) Winter Trip, Oct.-Dec. 1931

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Including a supplement and an extract from a letter to Valeska Bary, dated Feb.20, 1932, concerning the Reindeer Tungus visited during the Winter Trip.
 

4) Imin Trip, March 1932

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Including a supplement.
Box 3

5) Larch River Trip, May-July 1932

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Including a supplement and an extract from a letter from Dmitri Lavrentivich Molokov, dated June 19, 1935, filed as supplement to Larch River Trip.
 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

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Two issues of "Memorandum of Information on Foreign Affairs", May and June 1940.
 

GANJUR FAIR.

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Notes, Sept. 1931.
 

GLOSSARY.

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Glossary of various items, 1932-1933.
 

HAILAR OBO.

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Notes on Obo Festival (Natum), June 1929; the road Hailar-Solon Obo, June 1931; Bayin Khan Obo founded, June 1931; Solon Obo, June 1931; Yamen's visit to Hailar Obo, July 1931; Panchen Lama's visit to Hailar Obo, Sept. 1931.
 

HEDIN, SVEN.

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Newspaper article on Sven Hedin's life and political standpoint, March 30, 1940.
 

IRELAND.

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Notes recorded at Athlone, April 24, 1935.
 

JAPAN.

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Newspaper clippings on North Japan Alps, 1939, and a transcription of a conversation with Mr. Ishikawa on current events in Japan and about Dr. Nitobe, Jan.21, 1934.
 

KALLEN, H. K.

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Reprints of four of his articles:
 

"Beauty and Use: A pragmatic interpretation", May 1939

 

"Education of Jews in our time", May 1939

 

"The Meanings of `unity' among the Sciences", Sept. 1939

 

"Of War and Peace", Sept. 1939

 

KHINGAN OROCHENS.

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Notes.
 

MAMEN, O.

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Two diaries from 1929 and 1932, and a record of C.E.R. meteorological observations for Barga, 1917 to 1921.
 

MISCELLANEOUS.

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List of people that EJL sent her article in G.J, June 1930; stories told by a young English university graduate girl: "An English village `John' " and "An Impression of Radcliffe hall", recorded Dec.25, 1930, and a list of scientific instruments, bought in 1931.
Box 4

MONGOLIA.

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"Etcetera & Mongolica", written in Peking, Jan.5, 1931 (original conversations: June 1927 - June 1928); guide to a study by Mrs. Kimiko Torii, entitled "Mongolia studied from ethnographical viewpoint" and a translation of a study by K.F. Golstunski on Mongol-Oirat Laws.
 

NUMINCHEN.

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Notes on Numinchen census, terms of relationship, vocabulary, etc., including field-notes from the Winter Trip, March 1931, during which EJL spent five days among the Numinchen.
 

PASSPORT ENTRIES OF E.J. LINDGREN.

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Including EJL's letter to Valeska Bary, dated Oct. 8, 1941, concerning in part her passports.
 

PLAETSCHKE, BRUNO.

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Account of Dr. Bruno Plaetschke's journey to Ganchen and onwards, July 1932.
 

POETRY.

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"Virginalia" - poems by Nadine Huang (Juan)? Holograph.
 

PSYCHOLOGY.

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Notes on books, conferences, lectures, etc.
 

REFUGEES.

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Reports concerning resettlement of refugees, 1939; newspaper clippings and extracts of correspondence relating to the fund-raising activities of the International Refugee Colonisation Society, Nov. and Dec. 1939.
 

REINDEER TUNGUS.

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Field-notes on Reindeer Tungus customs, relationship terms, vocabulary, etc.; listings of Mongol and Tungus objects in the University Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Cambridge; description of Tungus material in the Ethnographical Museum of Vladivostok and Copenhagen; list of titles of scenes from the Anthropological Film of the Reindeer Tungus of Manchuria; Granfelt's notes; Petri's description of his photographs on Siberian Tungus; notes and translations of studies on various Tungus people and languages.
 

SHAMANISM.

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Notes, in particular a description of Khoan and Ba Shamans' performance, July 5-7, 1931; letter from John MacCurdy, dated April 7, 1930, on the theme of shamanism and a list of papers by EJL published before Jan.31, 1940, in which some mention is made of shamanism; speech, 1944.
 

SHIROKOGOROVA - NW MANCHURIA.

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Record of a trip in that area in 1915.
 

SIMPSON, MAY.

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Her recollections of Ethel May Roe.
 

SINKIANG.

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Description of the tribes of Sinkiang, Oct. 1929, and the account of EJL's encounter with the Yakut Simen Starostin, Aug. 1934.
 

SOLONS.

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Notes on Solon vocabulary and drumsticks, including notes taken during the Winter Trip.
 

THREE RIVERS HISTORY.

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Extract of a letter from Bishop Jonah of Manchuli describing the Three Rivers region.
 

TORGUT FROM ASTRAKHAN.

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Historical, biographical and anthropological notes, 1931.
 

URGA.

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Notes recorded in 1928.
 

ZIONISM.

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"The Jewish Organizations' ABC", 1939; report concerning possibilities for Jewish settlement in Surinam (Netherlands Guiana), 1939, and a reprint of a conference by J. and J. Tharaud, 1926, on the subject of Israel.
Film Shelf

Motion Picture Film

 

16mm film of domesticated reindeer in Manchuria