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G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-06
Collection 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.

Dates

  • 1936-1982
  • Majority of material found in 1965 - 1965

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Series 1: National Science Foundation Field School Work and Report

Series 2: Reference and Background Material

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Donated by G. Edward Montgomery in May 2006.

Related Archival Material

Related archival materials held by the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department:

University of Nevada, Reno, Ethnological Archives (92-09)

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Photo Archives as collection number UNRS-P2017-09.

Creator

Title
A guide to the G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers
Status
completed
Author
Jacquelyn Sundstrand and Aaron Scheuermann
Date
August 2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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