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Guide to the John H. Bushnell Papers, 1948-1976

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Bushnell, John H.
Title: John H. Bushnell Papers
Dates: 1948-1976
Quantity: 1.3 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract: Material related to Bushnell's ethnographic work in Mexico.
Forms of Materials: Field notes, manuscripts

Biographical Note

John Hempstead Bushnell, anthropologist, was born in Minneapolis May 3, 1922. He did both his undergraduate and Ph.D. work at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at U.C. Berkeley, Sacramento State College, Vassar College and New York University. His work at Vassar also included a research position with the Mellon Foundation. He also worked for the New York State Commission for Human Rights. His partner in most of his field work was his wife, Donna Bushnell, who he met at U.C. Berkeley. Donna Bushnell earned an M.A. in physchology from Vassar College in 1957. John Bushnell died in 1999. His wife died in 2010.

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Scope and Content Note

Material related to Bushnell's ethnographic work in Mexico. Includes field notes, drafts of articles and presentations, as well as his Ph. D. dissertation.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Ethnology -- Mexico

Places:

  • San Juan Atzingo (Mexico)

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, June 2012.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John H. Bushnell Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett, June 2012.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alan C. Bushnell and the Bushnell Family, June 2012 (M2012-007)

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Container List

Box 2 Numbered Field Notebooks, nos 2-15, 1950-1951 (14 volumes)
Folder 1.1 Notebook, 1951 Feb-March
Folder 1.2 Notebook, 1951 May-Nov
Box 2 Notebook, 1967 Dec
Folder 1.3 Field Notes, Summer 1970
Folders 1.4-1.9 Notes
Folder 1.10 San Juan linguistic notes
Folder 1.11 Census, Book 1
Folder 1.12 Census, Book 2
Folder 1.13 [Census]
Folder 1.14 Rojas Journal
Folder 1.15 Correspondence - Mexico
Folder 1.16 "Atzingo After Two Decades: Areas and Agents of Change and Stability"
Folder 1.17 Cámara Chapter - "The Matlatzinca of San Juan Atzingo"
Folder 1.18 [Character, Cognitive Orientation and Children]
Folder 1.19 Food Paper
Folder 1.20 "Graduate School and Beyond: The Art of Practicing Anthropology," 1974-1975
Folder 1.21 "La Virgen de Guadalupe as Surrogate Mother in San Juan Atzingo," 1955
Folder 1.22 "Mothers, Sacred and Profane: New Perspectives on the Virgin of Guadalupe," 1975-1976
Folder 1.23 "Polygyny in Mesoamerica: The Case of San Juan Atzingo"
Folder 1.24 Polygyny
Folder 1.25 "Pseudoreality in a Mexican Village: The Generalized Virtue Myth"
Folder 1.26 "Pyschocultural Dimensions of Health and Disease in a Mexican Village"
Folder 1.27 "Projective Doll Play Reconsidered…"
Folder 1.28 Doll Play
Folder 1.29 "Some Observations on the Nature, Treatment and Prevention of Mental illness in a Mexican Village"
Folder 1.30 "The Two Faces of the Mexican Peasant: A holistic View"
Folder 1.31 Rorschach
Folder 1.32 [Rorschach]
Folder 1.33 "San Juan Atzingo: An Interpretation of Folk Culture in Central Mexico," Ph.D. dissertation, 1948
Folder 1.34 [Dissertation notes?]
Folder 1.35 [Psychotherapy]
Folder 1.36 [Witchcraft]
Folder 1.37 Reprints
Folder 1.38 Miscellaneous
Folder 1.39 Maps
Box 2 Photographs - negatives and prints (6 envelopes)
Box 2 Unidentified audiotape

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