G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers
Scope and Contents
G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers consists of material relating to Dr. Montgomery’s work on Washo health and disease. The report was written and researched while participating in a Field Training Program in Anthropology, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by the University Of Nevada, Reno during the summer of 1965. Included are official documents and memos regarding requirements of the NSF Field Training Program, extensive notes relating to Washo health and disease as well as medicinal plant specimens. Much of Dr. Montgomery’s work was gathered from informants at the Washoe Dresslerville Colony. All reports conducted at the NSF Field Training Program for the year of 1965 were focused on the Washo or Paiute of Northern Nevada and are found in the Special Collections manuscript collection number 92-09.
- Majority of material found in 1965
- Montgomery, G. Edward (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The archives staff identified this material as being potentially culturally sensitive and/or subject to cultural privacy concerns. In alignment with the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials access to parts of this collection are restricted pending cultural review. Researchers must obtain permission from the appropriate cultural authority. Additionally due to the inclusion of NSF-funded human subjects research data, may also be subject to additional restrictions. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.
Dr. G. Edward Montgomery is an Associate Professor of Ethnology at the Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Born in Manhattan, Kansas in 1941, he received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1964. As a graduate student at Colombia University, he participated in the 1965 Graduate Field Training Program in Anthropology organized by the University Of Nevada, Reno. He received his Ph. D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1972.
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Language of Materials
G. Edward Montgomery was an Associate professor of Ethnology at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. As a graduate student, Montgomery participated in a Field Training Program in Anthropology funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the University Of Nevada, Reno during the summer of 1965. Collection includes official documents regarding the National Science Foundation Field Training Program, extensive notes relating to Washo health and disease, as well as medicinal plant specimens. The final report, field reports, lists of diseases, flora, fauna, medicines and genealogies and publications relating to Washo Indians are included.
Arranged into the following series: 1) National Science Foundation Field School Work and Report; 2) Reference and Background Material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by G. Edward Montgomery in May 2006.
Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Photo Archives as collection number UNRS-P2017-09.
- Guide to the G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers
- Jacquelyn Sundstrand and Aaron Scheuermann
- August 2017
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