Roger M. Keesing Papers, 1962-1993 (MSS 0427)

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Papers of cultural and linguistic anthropologist Roger M. Keesing, who studied the culture, history and language of the Kwaio people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. The Keesing Papers contain research material generated from his fieldwork with the Kwaio and, to a lesser extent, work in the Himalayan villages of India, overall reflecting his interest in Melanesian languages and cultural conflict caused by colonialism. Materials include correspondence with colleagues, friends, family, and associates; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ethnographic and linguistic data collected in field notebooks, journals, typescripts, diaries, photographs, and recorded interviews; teaching material; writings of others related to his research interests; and computer analysis of genealogical data from the Kwaio.

Roger Martin Keesing, anthropologist and linguist, was born in Hawaii on May 16, 1935, the second child of two anthropologists who had immigrated to the United States from New Zealand in 1928.

Keesing received a B.A. degree in social anthropology from Stanford in 1956. He then spent two years with the U.S. Air Force, taking advantage of a posting to Turkey to conduct fieldwork. Deciding to continue his study of anthropology, he began graduate work at Harvard University, obtaining an M.A. in 1963 and a doctoral degree in 1965. His dissertation, , was based on ethnographic fieldwork with the Kwaio, a native people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. He remained both professionally and personally engaged with the Kwaio throughout his career.

He joined the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1965, becoming head of the anthropology department in 1971. His interest in the peoples of the Pacific region continued, and he served as Acting Director of the Center for South Pacific Studies at U.C. Santa Cruz, 1972-1974.

In 1974 Keesing accepted the chair of the anthropology department at the Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. He was there until 1990, when he returned to North America to teach anthropology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Keesing did fieldwork in the Solomon Islands in the early 1960s, working on his dissertation. He made regular visits over the next two decades, recording ethnographic and linguistic data that would form the basis for numerous publications on the Oceanic languages of the Solomon Islands. His book, (1988), made an important contribution to creole studies, building on his previous work, a (1975) and (1985). He also carried out field research in Himalayan villages in India in 1978 and 1980-1981, but his most extensive contributions to anthropology are his studies of the language and customs of the Kwaio people.

Keesing was able to pose broad theoretical questions and respond to them with detailed research results that reflected the range of his interests: cultural theory, language, social structure, gender relations and the impact of colonial history and development. He published widely, writing more than one hundred articles and ten books. He completely reworked the introductory textbook his father had written, as reflected in the subtitle, , which became a successful introductory text.

Keesing died in Toronto, May 7, 1993.

[Sources: Jolly. M. Roger Martin Keesing: 1935-1993. , v4, n2 (Spring, 1993), 157-161; Macintyre, M. Roger Martin Keesing (1935-93). , v65, n3 (March, 1995), 193-194.

Papers of cultural and linguistic anthropologist Roger M. Keesing, who studied the culture, history and language of the Kwaio people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. The Keesing Papers contain research material generated from his fieldwork with the Kwaio and, to a lesser extent, work in the Himalayan villages of India, overall reflecting his interest in Melanesian languages and cultural conflict caused by colonialism. Materials include correspondence with colleagues, friends, family, and associates; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ethnographic and linguistic data collected in field notebooks, journals, typescripts, diaries, photographs, and recorded interviews; teaching material; writings of others related to his research interests; and computer analysis of genealogical data from the Kwaio.

Arranged in thirteen series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY KEESING, 4) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 5) SOLOMON ISLANDS - FIELD RESEARCH, 6) SOLOMON ISLANDS - PHOTOGRAPHS, 7) SOLOMON ISLANDS - SOUND RECORDINGS, 8) SUBJECT FILES, 9) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, 10) TEACHING MATERIAL, 11) COMPUTER ANALYSIS, 12) INDIA - FIELD RESEARCH, and 13) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MISCELLANEOUS: Annual reports from 1986 to 1992 describing Keesing's research activities, calendar pages from 1963 to 1964, a certificate of alien registration to the Solomon Islands, Keesing's curriculum vitae, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Keesing.

Box 1 Folder 1
Annual reports, 1986 - 1992

Descriptions of Keesing's research activities.

Box 1 Folder 2
Autobiographical note, written by Keesing
Box 1 Folder 3
Calendar pages, 1963 - 1964
Box 1 Folder 4
Certificate of Alien Registration - Solomon Islands, 1962
Box 1 Folder 5
Curriculum vitae
Box 63 Folder 182
Keesing memorial at the Canadian Anthropological Meetings, Association Canadienne Francaise pour l'Avancement des Sciences, York University, 1993 May 8

Memorial session included a reading of the paper Keesing would have given. Chaired by J. M. Philibert. Introduction by Margaret Critchlow.

Box 1 Folder 6
Newspaper clippings
Box 1 Folder 7
Photographs of Keesing

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Includes letters from Keesing's colleagues, friends, family, and associates spanning the years 1962 to 1993. David Akin and Jonathan Fifi'i are two major correspondents, as well as various Solomon Island Ministries. There is is a folder titled "Kwaio Correspondents" containing letters from Malaita denizens written in the Kwaio language. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and then chronologically within folders.

Box 1 Folder 8
A - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 9
Acciaioli, Greg, 1989 - 1991
Box 1 Folder 10
'Adifaka, John (Jonathan Fifi'i's brother), 1983 - 1990
Box 1 Folder 11
Air Reserve Records Center, 1962
Box 1 Folder 12
Akimichi, Tomoya, 1976 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 13
Akin, David and Kathleen Gillogly, 1984 - 1992
Box 1 Folder 14
Anderson, G. M., 1976 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 15
Australian National University. Research School of Pacific Studies, 1974 - 1993
Box 1 Folder 16
B - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 17
Baker, Martin, 1978
Box 1 Folder 18
Barth, Fredrick, 1990 - 1992
Box 1 Folder 19
Blackman, Margaret B., 1989 - 1991
Box 1 Folder 20
Blust, Bob, 1988 - 1989
Box 1 Folder 21
Bocaz, Aura, 1990 - 1991
Box 1 Folder 22
Burt, Ben (Museum of Mankind, London), 1974 - 1983
Box 1 Folder 23
C - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 24
Carrier, James, 1989 - 1991
Box 1 Folder 25
Clark, Nicholas, 1983
Box 1 Folder 26
Craven, Anna, 1974 - 1979
Box 1 Folder 27
Crocombe, Ron G., 1990
Box 1 Folder 28
D - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 29
E - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 30
East-West Center, 1974 - 1988
Box 1 Folder 31
Ehrlich, Celia, 1989 - 1990
Box 1 Folder 32
Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 1989 - 1990
Box 1 Folder 33
Evo, Michael, 1983
Box 1 Folder 34
F - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 35
Feit, Harvey, 1990
Box 1 Folder 36
Field Supplies and Expenses, 1963 - 1964
Box 1 Folder 37
Fifi'i, Jonathan, 1966 - 1989
Box 1 Folder 38
Fifi'i, Seda, 1982 - 1990
Box 1 Folder 39
Fox, James, 1979 - 1992
Box 1 Folder 40
Frazer, Ian, 1988
Box 1 Folder 41
Freeman, Derek, 1992
Box 1 Folder 42
Friedlaender, Jonathan, 1973 - 1992
Box 1 Folder 43
Friedman, Jonathan, 1980 - 1992
Box 1 Folder 44
G - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 1
Gegeo, David W., 1976 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 2
Givon, Talmy, 1987 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 3
Goldsmith, Michael, 1989 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 4
H - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 5
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1964 - 1991
Box 2 Folder 6
Human Nature, 1978 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 7
Hviding, Edvard, 1989 - 1992
Box 2 Folder 8
I - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 9
Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, 1987 - 1988
Box 2 Folder 10
J - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 11
Jackson, Jean, 1989
Box 2 Folder 12
Jolly, Margaret, 1988 - 1991
Box 2 Folder 13
K - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 14
Keesing, Donald B. (brother), 1962
Box 2 Folder 15
Keesing, Felix (father), 1935 - 1943
Box 2 Folder 16
Keesing, Nancy (cousin), 1977 - 1986
Box 2 Folder 17
Keesing, Zina (wife), 1963 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 18
KOCE-TV 50, Huntington Beach, California, 1981 - 1982
Box 2 Folder 19
Kwaio correspondents, 1975 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 20
L - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 21
Laracy, Hugh, 1982 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 22
Larwood, Len (director, Atoifi Adventist Hospital), 1975 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 23
Letters of recommendation

Restrictions Apply

Box 2 Folder 24
Letters regarding Keesing's applications for research in the Solomon Islands, 1976 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 25
Livermore, Pamela, 1984
Box 2 Folder 26
Lounga, Silas, 1975 - 1978
Box 2 Folder 27
M - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 28
McGill University, 1990
Box 2 Folder 29
McMaster University, 1987 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 30
Meltzoff, Sarah, 1983
Box 2 Folder 31
N - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 32
National Science Foundation, 1968 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 33
O - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 34
Obrist, Brigit, 1988 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 35
ORSTOM (Institut Francaise de Recherche pour le Developpement et Cooperation), 1987
Box 2 Folder 36
Otto, Ton, 1990 - 1991
Box 2 Folder 37
P - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 38
Papua New Guinea Commission, 1974
Box 2 Folder 39
R - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 40
Reed, James, 1980

Enclosures include photocopies and correspondence between Felix Keesing and Clark Wissler, 1927-1930.

Box 2 Folder 41
Richter, Don, 1988 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 42
S - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 43
Samou, Salome, 1983 - 1987
Box 2 Folder 44
Scholte, Bob, 1976 & 1986
Box 2 Folder 45
Schreiner-Keesing, Shelley (wife), 1977 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 46
Shapiro, Warren, 1989 - 1990

Solomon Islands

Box 2 Folder 47
Australian High Commission, 1977 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 48
British High Commission, 1985 - 1986
Box 2 Folder 49
Departments and Offices, 1970 - 1987
Box 2 Folder 50
Development Trust, 1983 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 51
Governing Council (Solomon Mamaloni, chief minister), 1947
Box 2 Folder 52
Governor's Office (Colin H. Allan, governor), 1977
Box 2 Folder 53
Malaita Province (David Nanato, premier and Francis Daley, magistrate), 1979 - 1983
Box 2 Folder 54
Medical Department, 1963 - 1969
Box 2 Folder 55
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, 1977 - 1978

Includes information on aerial photographs taken in 1968-1969. See Series 6C, Photographs of Others, Box 41, Folders 6-12.

Box 2 Folder 56
Ministry of Education, Training and Cultural Affairs, 1974 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 57
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1983
Box 2 Folder 58
Ministry of Home Affairs and National Development, 1983 - 1988
Box 3 Folder 1
Ministry of Immigration and Labour, 1988
Box 3 Folder 2
Ministry of Natural Resources, 1981
Box 3 Folder 3
Office of the District Commissioner, Malaita, 1963 - 1974
Box 3 Folder 4
Office of the Prime Minister (Solomon Mamaloni, prime minister), 1988 - 1989
Box 3 Folder 5
Secretariat (A.T. Clark, chief secretary), 1974
Box 3 Folder 6
Western Pacific High Commission, 1963 - 1974
Box 3 Folder 7
Western Province (Valerie Harrison, cultural affairs officer), 1986
Box 3 Folder 8
Spindler, George and Louise, 1966 - 1989
Box 3 Folder 9
Stanford University Press, 1988 - 1990
Box 3 Folder 10
Steley, Dennis, 1975 - 1983
Box 3 Folder 11
Stoler, Ann Laura, 1990
Box 3 Folder 12
Strathern, Andrew, 1974 - 1984
Box 3 Folder 13
T - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 14
Tedder, J.L.P., 1966 - 1974

J.L.P. Tedder was director, Solomon Islands Information and Broadcasting Museum and Library Services, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Box 3 Folder 15
Teleki, Geza, 1974 - 1975
Box 3 Folder 16
Thomas, Nicholas, 1989 - 1992
Box 3 Folder 17
Tuhaika, John, 1990
Box 3 Folder 18
U - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 19
UNESCO. Office for the Pacific States, 1989
Box 3 Folder 20
University of the South Pacific, 1974 - 1991
Box 3 Folder 21
V - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 22
W - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 23
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1987 - 1988
Box 3 Folder 24
White, Geoffrey, 1976 - 1993
Box 3 Folder 25
Whitmore, T.C., 1968
Box 3 Folder 26
Williams, Jeff, 1987 - 1988
Box 3 Folder 27
Young, Michael, 1990 - 1992
Box 3 Folder 28
Y-Z - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 29
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS BY KEESING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS BY KEESING. Arranged in four subseries: A) Published and Unpublished Writings, B) Talks and Lectures, C) Reviews, and D) School Papers.

A) Published and Unpublished Writings: Abstracts, comments, correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, notes, reviews, and typescripts by Keesing. The published material represented in this subseries includes: ; ; ; ; ; (Keesing's dissertation); ; ; ; and (co-authored with his father, Felix Keesing). Arranged alphabetically by title.

B) Talks and Lectures: Reflects the breadth of Keesing's research interests, including ethnography, kinship, linguistics, religion, ritual, and theory. Arranged alphabetically by title.

C) Reviews: Arranged alphabetically by the reviewed author's last name.

D) School Papers: Assignments, notes and examinations relating to Keesing's undergraduate and graduate education. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Books, Journal Articles and Papers

Box 3 Folder 30
African Models in the Malaita Highlands - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 31
Analytical Note on the Classification of Step-Kin - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 32
Anthropology in Oceania: Problems and Prospects - Typescript and photocopy, 1989
Box 3 Folder 33
Austronesian Project - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 34
Becoming Christian Among the Kwaio: A Pagan Priest's Retrospective - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 35-36
Christians and Pagans in Kwaio, Malaita - Correspondence & mimeograph, 1967 - 1968
Box 3 Folder 37
Class, Culture, Custom - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 38
Cognitive Linguistics - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 39
Colonial and Counter-Colonial Discourse in Melanesia - Manuscript notes and typescript
Box 3 Folder 40
Colonial Discourse and Codes of Discrimination in the Pacific - Typescript
Box 3 Folder 41
Colonial History as Contested Ground: The Bell Massacre in the Solomons - Photocopy of typescript
Box 4 Folder 1
Concept of Culture and the Crisis of Theory - Typescript
Box 4 Folder 2
Constructing Space in Kwaio - Typescript
Box 4 Folder 3
Contingency Rules in the Study of Social Organizations - Notes
Box 4 Folder 4
Creating the Past: Custom and Identity in the Contemporary Pacific - Typescript
Box 4 Folder 5
Cultural and Social in Defining the Kindred - Typescript, 1968

Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective

Box 4 Folder 6
Comments by the author
Box 4 Folder 7-8
Correspondence, 1975 - 1993
Box 4 Folder 9-10
Correspondence - Permissions, 1975 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence - Reviews, 1987 - 1988
Box 4 Folder 12
Publication photographs - Includes some negatives
Box 4 Folder 13
Publication photographs - Permissions correspondence, 1974 - 1975

Publication photographs

Box 4 Folder 14
American Museum of Natural History - Various subjects
Box 4 Folder 15
Bozic, Sreten - Australian photographs
Box 4 Folder 16
DeVore, Irvin - Anthro. photo
Box 4 Folder 17
Duncan, George - Lana. Three prints of chimpanzee using symbols
Box 4 Folder 18
Feil, D. K. - Enga photographs. Two prints of Enga tee. Includes letter from Feil
Box 4 Folder 19
Gladwin, Thomas - Print and negative of Stone compass by Thomas Gladwin
Box 4 Folder 20
Kawai, Masao - Two prints and three negatives of Japanese macaques washing potatoes
Box 4 Folder 21
Leach, Jerry W. - 18 prints (captions by photographer on back) of Trobriand Island life
Box 4 Folder 22
Lewis, David - Print of Puluwat Helmsman by David Lewis
Box 4 Folder 23
Mitchell Library - Print of Australian Aboriginal cricket team
Box 4 Folder 24
Office of Information - Print of ritual in Papua New Guinea
Box 4 Folder 25
Patterson, Penny - Koko. Two prints of a chimpanzee using sign language
Box 4 Folder 26
Proud Owner of a Pig, Mt. Hagan TPNG

Stamped by "Australian News and Information Bureau."

Box 4 Folder 27
Shepardson, H.U. - Native quarrel. Slide and negative
Box 4 Folder 28
Singarimbun, Masri - Three prints of slametan ritual
Box 4 Folder 29
Smithsonian Institution - American Indian photographs
Box 4 Folder 30
Teleki, Geza - Print of chimpanzees hunting
Box 4 Folder 31
Unidentified African photographs
Box 4 Folder 32
Unidentified photographs
Box 4 Folder 33
Cultural Identity, History and Colonialism - Abstracts
Box 4 Folder 34
Culture Again - Manuscript draft
Box 4 Folder 35
Culture, Cognition and Interpretation - Abstracts
Box 4 Folder 36
Culture, Custom, Class: The Politics of Identity in the Pacific - Manuscript outline
Box 4 Folder 37
Culture, Knowledge and Interpretation - Outline and notes

Custom and Confrontation: The Kwaio Struggle for Cultural Autonomy

Box 4 Folder 38-39
Chapters 2-22 - Typescript, 1992
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1991 - 1992
Box 5 Folder 2
Cover
Box 5 Folder 3
Correspondence - General, related to the book's publication
Box 5 Folder 4-5
Decision Models Revisited - Draft and correspondence
Box 5 Folder 6
Discourse of Discrimination: Domination and Resistance in the Pacific - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 7-8
Earth and Path as Complex Categories: Semantics and Symbolism in Kwaio Culture - Includes correspondence, 1988 - 1990
Box 5 Folder 9-11
Eastern Timbira Kinship: A Reassessment Reassessed - Typescript & correspondence, 1969 - 1982

'Elota's Story

Box 5 Folder 12
Manuscript draft
Box 5 Folder 13
Epilogue - Typescript, 1982
Box 5 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1976 - 1990
Box 5 Folder 15
Reviews, 1979
Box 5 Folder 16
Emic and Etic in Retrospect - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 17
Ethnographer As Messiah - Typescript

Exotic Readings of Cultural Texts

Box 5 Folder 18
Photocopy of typescript
Box 5 Folder 19
Correspondence, 1988 - 1989
Box 5 Folder 20
Expansion of Melanesian Pidgin: Further Early Evidence from the Solomons - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 21
Experienced Bodies as Contested Sites - Abstract
Box 5 Folder 22-23
Experiments in Thinking About Ritual (for Gregory Bateson, teacher and friend) - Typescript & correspondence
Box 5 Folder 24
Explorations in Incomprehension: Some Doubts About the Quest for Meaning - Manuscript draft
Box 5 Folder 25
Exploring the History of Pidgin English in the Pacific - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 26-27
Fella in Nineteenth-Century Pacific Pidgin: Towards the Solution of a Puzzle - Typescript & correspondence
Box 5 Folder 28
Foraging in the Urban Jungle: Notes from the Kwaio Underground - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 29
Formal and Sociological Analysis of Ramkokamekra Kinship - Correspondence, 1966 - 1968
Box 5 Folder 30
From Fisin to Pijin: Creolization in Process in the Solomon Islands - Typescript

Fifi'i, Jonathan. From Pig Theft to Parliament

Box 5 Folder 31
Foreword by Roger Keesing, 1989
Box 5 Folder 32
Correspondence, 1984 - 1989
Box 5 Folder 33
Press release, 1989
Box 5 Folder 34-35
Frontiers of Cultural Theory - Outline for a book & correspondence, 1968
Box 5 Folder 36
Genetic Model and Kinship Reconstructions - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 37
History and Future of Solomons Pigin: Myths and Fallacies - Typescript chronology
Box 5 Folder 38
Image of "The Native" in Missionary Ideology - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 39
Intellectual Meandering... - Notes
Box 5 Folder 40
Kastom in Melanesia: An Overview - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 41
Kastom Reexamined - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 42
Keesing narrative of his arrival and early days on Malaita, Chapters 1-4. Manuscript and typescript
Box 5 Folder 43
Kin, Allies and Ancestors: The Kwaio of Malaita - Typescript
Box 5 Folder 44
Kingroups and Social Structure - Correspondence, 1983 - 1985
Box 5 Folder 45
Kinship, Bonding and Categorization - Typescript

Kwaio Descent Groups

Box 5 Folder 46
Manuscript, ca. 1966
Box 5 Folder 47
Typescript
Box 6 Folder 1
Reviews and comments. Includes copy annotated by D.M. Schneider
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1967 - 1968

Kwaio Dictionary

Box 6 Folder 3-7
Manuscript notes
Box 6 Folder 8
Cut-and-paste draft and typescript
Box 6 Folder 9
Typescript
Box 7 Folder 1
Published version with extensive annotation, 1975
Box 7 Folder 2
Second edition - Typescript
Box 7 Folder 3
Supplement - Typescript
Box 7 Folder 4
More New Words - Manuscript, 1982
Box 7 Folder 5
Notes, 1982 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 6
Addenda
Box 7 Folder 7
New entries - Typescript, 1990
Box 7 Folder 8
"Additions to Roger's Dictionary," by David Akin. Photocopy of books 1-3
Box 7 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1969 - 1989

Kwaio Grammar

Box 7 Folder 10-11
Notes
Box 7 Folder 12
Typescript, 1982
Box 8 Folder 1
Typescripts
Box 8 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1981 - 1986
Box 8 Folder 3
Reviews, 1982
Box 8 Folder 4
Miscellaneous

Kwaio Kinship Terminology

Box 8 Folder 5
Comments
Box 8 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1965 - 1967
Box 8 Folder 7
Notes
Box 8 Folder 8
Typescript
Box 8 Folder 9
Kwaio Language and Its Speakers - Typescript

Kwaio Marriage and Society

Box 8 Folder 10
Thesis prospectus and preliminary working draft of chapter one
Box 8 Folder 11
Manuscript draft
Box 8 Folder 12
Typescript
Box 8 Folder 13
Data compilations
Box 8 Folder 14
Maps, illustrations and genealogies
Box 8 Folder 15
Grant-in-aid application, undated

Kwaio of Malaita: Proud Traditionalists

Box 8 Folder 16
Typescript
Box 8 Folder 17
Correspondence, 1981 - 1982
Box 8 Folder 18
Kwaio of Melanesia: Women's Lives in a Traditional Enclave - Typescript
Box 8 Folder 19
Kwaio: Old Values and New Discontents - Manuscript
Box 8 Folder 20
Kwaio Oral Epics: Work Barely Yet in Progress - Manuscript
Box 8 Folder 21
Kwaio Pollution and Cultural Theory - Typescript

Kwaio Pollution and the Politics of Ideology

Box 9 Folder 1-3
Manuscript, typescript & notes
Box 9 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1976 - 1977
Box 9 Folder 5
Kwaio Religion - Typescript
Box 9 Folder 6
Kwaio Religion, Part One: An Inside View - Manuscript
Box 9 Folder 7
Kwaio Religion: Postscripts on Myth and 'Mana'

Kwaio Religion: The Living and the Dead in a Solomon Island Society

Box 9 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1977 - 1990
Box 9 Folder 9
Map and illustrations
Box 9 Folder 10
Typescript notes
Box 9 Folder 11
Reviews and prepublication comments, including a lengthy commentary by R. McKinley, 1983 - 1984
Box 9 Folder 12
Kwaio Religion - Toward Deeper Understanding
Box 9 Folder 13
Kwaio Social Relations and Cultural Code - Typescript grant application for funding for computer analysis of Kwaio research, ca. 1970
Box 9 Folder 14
Kwaio Society in Time and Space - Typescript
Box 9 Folder 15
Kwaio Village Census Records - Typescript

Kwaisulia as Culture Hero

Box 9 Folder 16
Typescript
Box 9 Folder 17
Correspondence with James Carrier, 1988 - 1991
Box 9 Folder 18
Kwara'ae Conceptions of Abu: A Further Note - Typescript
Box 9 Folder 19
Kwara'ae Kinship and the Analysis of Prescriptive Alliance - Manuscript and typescript, 1963
Box 10 Folder 1-2
Linguistics and Anthropology - Manuscript & correspondence, 1991 & undated
Box 10 Folder 3-4
Maasina Rule - Manuscript & typescripts

Maasina Rule and Regional Cultism on Malaita

Box 10 Folder 5-7
Manuscript, typescript & notes
Box 10 Folder 8
Research materials, 1879 - 1973
Box 10 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1977 - 1980
Box 10 Folder 10
Making a Living: Kwaio, Malaita - Manuscript
Box 10 Folder 11
Malaita: Ethnonyms - Typescript
Box 10 Folder 12
Malaita Kinship Terms - Notes and manuscript
Box 10 Folder 13-14
Malaita Pollution: Cultural Theory and the Politics of Ideology - Manuscript & typescript
Box 10 Folder 15
Mana and Anthropological Epistemology - Referee's report

Mana and Tabou

Box 10 Folder 16
Typescript definitions for the Dictionnaire De L'Ethnologie et De L'Anthropologie
Box 10 Folder 17
Correspondence, 1987
Box 10 Folder 18
Mana, Tapu and Ethnographic Understanding - Abstract, 1981
Box 10 Folder 19
Melanesian Cultures - Typescript
Box 10 Folder 20
Melanesian Pidgin and Ocean Syntax: Further Evidence from Solomons Languages - Typescript

Melanesian Pidgin and the Oceanic Substrate

Box 10 Folder 21
Correspondence, 1986 - 1990
Box 10 Folder 22
Reviews

Murder on Mount Austen: Ancestors, Warriors and Urban Thugs

Box 10 Folder 23
Typescript
Box 10 Folder 24
Correspondence, 1990 - 1991
Box 10 Folder 25
New Lessons from Old Shells: Changing Perspectives on the Kula - Typescript

New Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Box 10 Folder 26
Correspondence, 1975
Box 10 Folder 27
Illustrations
Box 10 Folder 28
Review
Box 10 Folder 29
Not a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider - Typescript
Box 10 Folder 30-31
On Not Understanding Symbols: Some Doubts About and Anthropology of Meaning - Manuscript & typescript
Box 10 Folder 32
Open Letter to Members of the Legislative Assembly - Typescript

Paradigms Lost: The New Ethnography and the New Linguistics

Box 11 Folder 1-2
Manuscript & typescript
Box 11 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1972
Box 11 Folder 4
Past in the Present: Contested Representations of Culture and History - Typescript, 1990 - 1991
Box 11 Folder 5
Plantation Networks, Plantation Culture: The Hidden Side of Colonial Melanesia - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 6
Political Economy of Knowledge: Anthropological Essays on Culture, Colonialism and Categorization - Typescript outline

Politics of Fieldwork: Solomon Islands, 1962-1984

Box 11 Folder 7
Typescript
Box 11 Folder 8
Correspondence
Box 11 Folder 9
Comments by Christine Jourdan
Box 11 Folder 10
Problem of Ancestral Ghosts: An Antiskeptic Solution - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 11
Racial and Ethnic Categories in Colonial and Postcolonial States - Correspondence, 1988
Box 11 Folder 12
Radical Cultural Difference: Anthropology's Myth - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 13
Reconsidering Anthropology in Melanesia - Epilogue. Margaret Jolly, co-author, 1990
Box 11 Folder 14
Regards des Femmes Kwaio sur leur Societe: Extraits des Textes des Femmes Kwaio - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 15
Reinventing Traditional Culture: The Politics of Kastom in Island Melanesia - Reviews, 1983 - 1984
Box 11 Folder 16
Reply - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 17
Reply to Belikov, Bickerton, Muhlhauser, Romaine and Siegel - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 18
Reply to Trask - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 19
Research in Solomon Islands: A Discussion Paper - Typescript
Box 11 Folder 20
Research Opportunities in the Solomon Islands - Manuscript
Box 11 Folder 21
Resistance: The Kwaio Struggle for Cultural Autonomy, 1870-1990 - Typescript

Rethinking Mana

Box 11 Folder 22-23
Manuscript
Box 12 Folder 1
Typescript
Box 12 Folder 2-3
Manuscript notes
Box 12 Folder 4-5
Reference articles by others
Box 12 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1979 - 1983
Box 12 Folder 7
Ritual and Meaning: Some Conceptual Preliminaries - Typescript
Box 12 Folder 8
Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea - Reviews
Box 12 Folder 9
Role of the Kwaio Father - Typescript draft
Box 12 Folder 10
Semantics of "Wela": Engaging Complexity - Typescript
Box 12 Folder 11
Semantics, Symbolism and Cognition

Typescript.

Box 12 Folder 12
Setting the Record Straight - Typescript
Box 12 Folder 13
Sins of a Mission: Christian Life as Kwaio Traditionalist Ideology - Typescript
Box 12 Folder 14
Social Structure as Process: Longitudinal Perspectives on Kwaio Society - Typescript
Box 12 Folder 15
Solomons Pijin: An Introductory Grammar - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 1
Solomons Pijin as a Melanesian Language: A Sketch Grammar - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 2
Solomons Pijin: Colonial Ideologies - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 3
Solomons Pijin Pronouns: A Further Look - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 4-5
Solomons Pijin Pronouns and the Oceanic Substrate - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 6
Some Problems in the Study of Oceanic Religion - Typescript, 1992
Box 13 Folder 7
Somerville, Henry B.T. - Notes for a Paper

Includes postcard of a photograph taken by Somerville and unidentified negatives of illustrations from a book.

Box 13 Folder 8
Somerville Paper - Correspondence, 1985 - 1988
Box 13 Folder 9
Still Further Notes on Maasina Rule - Typescript

Sub-Classes of Oceanic Statives: A Caution and a Question

Box 13 Folder 10-11
Manuscript notes & typescript
Box 13 Folder 12
Correspondence, 1985
Box 13 Folder 13
Substrates, Calquing and Grammaticalization in Melanesian Pidgin - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 14
Ta'a Geni: Women's Perspectives on Kwaio Society - Memorandum of agreement, for chapter in M. Strathen's book, Dealing with Inequality, 1986
Box 13 Folder 15
Tabou - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 16
Theories of Culture Revisited - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 17
Time, Cosmology and Experience - Notes. Includes comments by F.K. Lehman, 1991
Box 13 Folder 18
Traditionalist Enclaves in Melanesia - Manuscript
Box 13 Folder 19
Transformational Linguistics and Structural Anthropology - Photocopy of typescript
Box 13 Folder 20
Tribal World: Lessons for Social Architects?, 1979
Box 13 Folder 21
Tuesday's Chiefs Revisited - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 22
Two Models for Ethnoscience Research - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 23
Uses of Knowledge in Kwaio Society - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 24
Uses of Racism - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 25
Where Have All the Structures Gone? - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 26
Women's Lives in a Traditionalist Enclave: The Kwaio of Melanesia - Typescript
Box 13 Folder 27
World System and the Cultural Construction of History - Typescript

Young Dick Attack: Oral and Documentary History on the Colonial Frontier

Box 13 Folder 28
Typescript
Box 13 Folder 29
Research material, 1880 - 1886

See also the transcripts of oral accounts of attacks on ships in the series SOLOMON ISLANDS - AUDIORECORDINGS, Box 42, Folders 33 and 45.

Box 13 Folder 30
Correspondence, 1985
Box 14 Folder 1-2
Unidentified writings

Talks and Lectures

Box 18 Folder 1
Announcements of lectures, 1984 - 1988
Box 18 Folder 2
Anthropological Methods
Box 18 Folder 3
Anthropological Study of Myth
Box 18 Folder 4
Anthropologists, Historians and Modern Pacific History
Box 18 Folder 5
Anthropology and Religion
Box 18 Folder 6
Anthropology of Gender in Melanesia
Box 18 Folder 7
Anti-Colonial Struggle and Community Transformation in a Pacific Tribal Society: 1882-1982
Box 18 Folder 8
Bateson
Box 18 Folder 9
Being a Tribesman in the 1970s: A Solomon Island View of a Third World Dilemma
Box 18 Folder 10
Being Un-Underdeveloped: Strategies and Options of Kwaio Isolation
Box 18 Folder 11
Cargo Cults
Box 18 Folder 12
Cargo Cults as Anti-Colonial Movements: The Case of Maasina Rule
Box 18 Folder 13
Caspar Naegele Memorial Lecture - University of British Colombia, 1993
Box 18 Folder 14
Characteristics of Island Societies: The Effects of Aid
Box 18 Folder 15
Christian Country
Box 18 Folder 16
Credit Union Talk
Box 18 Folder 17
Crossing Paths
Box 18 Folder 18
Cultural Diversity and Psychic Unity: Reflections on a Solomons Island Society
Box 18 Folder 19
Cultural Obstacles to Development
Box 18 Folder 20
Cultural Symbols and the Political Economy of Knowledge: Some Problems in Analyzing Kwaio Religion
Box 18 Folder 21
Cultural Undertows: The Quest for Identity
Box 18 Folder 22
Culture
Box 18 Folder 23
Custom Today in Oceania
Box 18 Folder 24
Descent and Local Groups: Some Conceptual Issues
Box 18 Folder 25
Descent Groups as Primary Segments: Some Kwaio Evidence
Box 18 Folder 26
Digging Deeper: Cognitive Ethnography and Structural Analysis in a Solomon's Society
Box 18 Folder 27
Durkheim and His Legacy
Box 18 Folder 28
Early Theories of Primitive Religion
Box 18 Folder 29
Ethnography as Reciprocal Co-Optation
Box 18 Folder 30
Experiments in Grassroots Development: Solomon Islands
Box 18 Folder 31
Explanations of Pollution
Box 18 Folder 32
Fifty Years Ago: The Assassination of Bell in Retrospect
Box 18 Folder 33
Formal Biology and the Study of Culture
Box 18 Folder 34
From Tidy Tribe to Peripheral Peasantry: Beyond Parochialism
Box 18 Folder 35
How Cultures Define Situations: Some Speculations
Box 18 Folder 36
Husbands and Wives, Brothers and Sisters: Kwaio
Box 18 Folder 37
Ideational Systems: A First Look
Box 18 Folder 38
Introduction to Conference on Melanesian Religion
Box 18 Folder 39
Is Missionary Work Ethically Justified?
Box 18 Folder 40
Is Needham Ethnographically Correct?
Box 18 Folder 41
Kin terms
Box 18 Folder 42
Kwaio Division of Labor
Box 18 Folder 43
Kwaio Research - Talk presented to the Kwaio, 1974
Box 18 Folder 44
Levi-Strauss on Myth
Box 18 Folder 45
Malaita Short-House
Box 18 Folder 46
Mana
Box 18 Folder 47
Metaphor
Box 18 Folder 48
Millenarian Movements
Box 18 Folder 49
Modernization and Children's Lives: Perspectives from the South Pacific and India
Box 18 Folder 50
Nationalism and Primal Religions
Box 18 Folder 51
Neocolonialism and Underdevelopment
Box 18 Folder 52
New Guinea Warfare
Box 18 Folder 53
Norms, Politics and Decisions: The Rules of a Cultural Grammar in Retrospect
Box 18 Folder 54
Religion
Box 18 Folder 55
Religion Lectures/Working Papers
Box 18 Folder 56
Ritual and Embodiment
Box 18 Folder 57
Santa Cruz Women's Club Lecture
Box 19 Folder 1
Seminars and Lectures - A descriptive list of Keesing's recent lecture topics
Box 19 Folder 2
Sex and the Single Savage
Box 19 Folder 3
Shell Beads, Pigs and Ancestral Ghosts: Why Do the Kwaio Resist Christianity, Capitalism and Change
Box 19 Folder 4
Social Organization in Kwaio, Malaita: A Preliminary Report
Box 19 Folder 5
Sociocultural Creolization?
Box 19 Folder 6
Solomons Talk
Box 19 Folder 7
South Pacific Commission. Planning and Evaluation Committee, 1976 - Statement by Prof. R.M. Keesing (ANU)
Box 19 Folder 8
Tin With the Meat Taken Out: A Bleak Anthropological View of Unsustainable Development and the 21st Century..
Box 19 Folder 9
Totemism: The Raven Manic Who Wouldn't Eat Crow
Box 19 Folder 10
Toward a New Cognitive Anthropology
Box 19 Folder 11
Tribal World: Lessons for Social Architects?
Box 19 Folder 12
Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea
Box 19 Folder 13
What is Culture?
Box 19 Folder 14
What is Religion? Gods, Gremlins and the Loch Ness Monster
Box 19 Folder 15
Working Group on Language in a Cultural Context
Box 19 Folder 16
YWCA Talk
Box 19 Folder 17
Unidentified lecture notes

Reviews

Box 19 Folder 18
Alasia, Sam. Ples Blong Iumi: Solomons Islands, The Past Thousand Years
Box 19 Folder 19
Allen, Michael. Vanuatu: Politics, Economics and Ritual in Island Melanesia, 1981
Box 19 Folder 20
Barnes, J.A. Three Styles in the Study of Kinship, 1971
Box 19 Folder 21
Bennett, Judith A. Wealth of the Solomons: A History of a Pacific Archipelago, 1800-1978
Box 19 Folder 22
Bernart, Luelen. The Book of Luelen, 1977
Box 19 Folder 23
Brown, Paula and Donald Tuzin, eds. The Ethnolography of Cannibalism, 1983
Box 19 Folder 24
Carrithers, Michael. "Is Anthropology Art or Science?"
Box 19 Folder 25
Fatnowna, Noel. Fragments of a Lost Heritage
Box 19 Folder 26
Firth, Raymond. Tikopia-English Dictionary (Taranga Fakatikopia Ma Taranga Fakainglisio)
Box 19 Folder 27
Highland, Genevieve, et al. Polynesian Culture History: Essays in Honor of Kenneth P. Emory, 1968
Box 19 Folder 28
Keesing on collected papers - Epilogue
Box 19 Folder 29
Keesing on Valerio Valeri
Box 19 Folder 30
Kuper, Adam. The Invention of Primitive Society: Transformation of an Illusion
Box 19 Folder 31
Lovell, Peter R. Children of Blood, Children of Shame: Creation and Procreation in Longana, East Aoba..., 1980
Box 19 Folder 32
Marshall, Mac, ed. Siblingship in Oceania: Studies in the Meaning of Kin Relations
Box 19 Folder 33
Riegel, Klaus F. and G.C. Rosenwald, eds. Structure and Transformation: Developmental and Historical..
Box 19 Folder 34
Rodman, Margaret. Masters of Tradition: Consequences of Customary Land Tenure in Longana..
Box 19 Folder 35
Said, Edward. The Appropriation of Cultures
Box 19 Folder 36
Schieffelin, Edward. The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers, 1976
Box 19 Folder 37
Varenne, Herve. "Collective Representation in American Anthropological Conversations about Culture..."

School Papers

Box 19 Folder 38
China's Wartime Crisis: A Critique of Rosinger, undated
Box 19 Folder 39
Classification of Flax: A Study of Maori Taxonomy, undated
Box 19 Folder 40
Conflicts of Allegiance in Matrilineal Systems, undated
Box 19 Folder 41
Course notes, Kinship
Box 19 Folder 42
Course notes, Polynesia
Box 19 Folder 43
Keesing - The Cultural Patterning of Play. Typescript, undergraduate term paper
Box 19 Folder 44
Encyclopedia and the Church, undated
Box 19 Folder 45
Fabian Socialism: 70 Years of Change, undated
Box 19 Folder 46
Keesing - Radiocarbon Dating as a Problem Solving Tool in Archaeology. Typescript, undergraduate term paper
Box 19 Folder 47
Rise of Nationalism in Indonesia, undated
Box 19 Folder 48-49
Social Relations 191 - Quizzes and notes, 1955 - 1957

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS BY OTHERS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Authors and B) Archival Material.

A) Authors: Correspondence, lectures, notes, and published and unpublished material by other authors, dating from 1954 to 1993. Arranged alphabetically by author.

B) Archival Material: Photocopies of material related to Keesing's research for . This material dates from 1880 to 1939 and contains one microfilm reel. The material originates from three primary sources: the diaries of district officer W. R. Bell, the London public records office, and the Western Pacific High Commission.

Authors

Box 20 Folder 1
Akin, David - Codifying Kastom in East Kwaio, Malaita. Conference paper, typescript, March 6, 1985
Box 20 Folder 2
Akin, Kate Gillogly. "Infant Care and Feeding in East Kwaio, Malaita", 1982
Box 20 Folder 3
Anderson, ?. "Murder of Government Officials." Chapter 9, Green Acres Under Smoke
Box 20 Folder 4
Bohr, Niels. "Mathematics and Natural Philosophy", 1956
Box 20 Folder 5
Bridgman, P.W. "Science and Common Sense", 1954
Box 20 Folder 6
Burt, Ben. Chart 1 - "Teachers' Notes: Living Off the Land "
Box 20 Folder 7
Butt, Leslie. "The Politics of Method in Medical Anthropology: A Melanesian Case Study", 1993
Box 20 Folder 8
Crocker, William H. "Canela 'Group' Recruitment and Perpetuity: Incipient 'Unilineality'"
Box 20 Folder 9
Da Matta, Roberto. "A Reconsideration of Apinaye Social Morphology"
Box 20 Folder 10
Deck, Dr. Northcote - "The Tragedy Of Borasu", 1936
Box 20 Folder 11
Eyerdam, Walter J. - "Amongst The Mountain Bushman Of Malaita", 1932
Box 20 Folder 12
Fosterage as a Model for the Aristocratic - Commoner Relationship in the N. Gilbert Islands. Typescript. Author unknown, 1965
Box 20 Folder 13
Freeman, Derek. "New Historical Evidence on Margaret Mead's Samoan Researches"
Box 20 Folder 14
Green, R.C. "Lapita Sites in the Santa Cruz Group"

Jourdan, Christine

Box 20 Folder 15
"Meaning and the Production of Culture"
Box 20 Folder 16
"Solomon's Pijin: An Unrecognized National Language", 1987
Box 20 Folder 17
Kane, R.R. Letter written to Sir Eyre Hutson, includes an enclosure from Northcote Deck entitled "Lulu Fa'abua", 1928

Keesing, Felix M

Box 20 Folder 18
"Ethnohistory of Northern Luzon" - Reviews, 1962 - 1963
Box 20 Folder 19-21
"The Solomon Islands and the War"
Box 20 Folder 22
"Some Observations on the Australian Territory of Papua and New Guinea", 1951
Box 20 Folder 23
Notes on Polynesia. Manuscript notes. [F. Keesing probable author]
Box 20 Folder 24
Kuschel, Rolf. "Killing Begets Killing: Homicides and Blood Feuds on a Polynesian Outlier", 1992
Box 20 Folder 25
Lewis, A.B. "Diary of Dr. A.B. Lewis - Joseph N. Field Expedition, 1910-1913"
Box 20 Folder 26
MacClancy, Jeremy. "On Mana: Some Notes about Ni-Vanuatu Concepts of 'Power'"
Box 20 Folder 27
Miller, Daniel. "Settlement and Diversity in the Solomon Islands"
Box 20 Folder 28
Parsonson, G.S. "Man and Malaria in Melanesia", 1966

Includes correspondence from Harold Ross and Matthew Cooper.

Box 20 Folder 29
Pycroft, A.T. Ways of the Wild

Roughan, John

Box 20 Folder 30
Notes on Development Wheel
Box 20 Folder 31
Notes on Measuring the Quality of Village Life
Box 21 Folder 1
Sandars, G.E.D. "Autobiographical Manuscript"

The District Officer in Malaita, ca. 1930-1947.

Box 21 Folder 2
Schreiner, Shelley R. "Kwaio Pagan Women of Malaita"
Box 21 Folder 3
Strathern, Andrew. "Editorial: Visiting Research Workers and Students", 1974
Box 21 Folder 4
Student papers, written for R.M. Keesing's classes, 1967 - 1971
Box 21 Folder 5
Tannock, Stuart. "Bodies, Grammars, Others: Experiential Senses of Language", 1992
Box 21 Folder 6
Were, Eric W. "Fighting Witchcraft in the Solomons", 1965
Box 21 Folder 7
White, Geoffrey M. "Old Lives for New: The Discourse of Chiefs in a Melanesian Society", 1991

Whitney Journals - Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History

Box 21 Folder 8
Journal and letters of William F. Coultas, volume 1, May 1929 - November 1930
Box 21 Folder 9
Journal and notes of Hannibal Hamlin, November 8, 1928 - August 8, 1930
Box 21 Folder 10
Journal of Walter J. Eyerdam, August 17, 1929 - July 10, 1930
Box 21 Folder 11
Working Group on Local Cultural Policy, Solomon Islands<