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    Jerome R. Mintz papers, 1959-1991
     
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    Mintz, Jerome R. 1930-1997
    Title: 
    Jerome R. Mintz papers, 1959-1991
    Phy. Description: 
    20 linear feet (49 document boxes) plus 70 sound recordings 10 floppy disks
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Jerome R. Mintz was a professor of anthropology and Jewish studies at Indiana University. He earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Mintz received the National Jewish Book Award in 1993 for Hasidic People: A Place in the New World. He also received international recognition for his work in Andalusia, Spain. His book The Anarchists of Casas Viejas (1982) is considered the most comprehensive account of the tragic events surrounding the 1933 uprising in the small rural town of Casas Viejas. He also produced 6 films on tradition and change in Andalusia, Spain.
    Scope and Content: 
    This collection consists of the professional papers of Jerome Mintz, documenting his work as an anthropologist, filmmaker, and professor. The collection contains his correspondence, research files, writings, photographs, sound recordings, grant applications, teaching files, and floppy disks. A significant portion of the collection pertains to his work in Spain, particularly his research on the anarchist uprising in Casas Viejas. There are also materials related to his ethnographic films and his collection of song lyrics from carnivals held in Cadiz Province. His research on Hasidic tales and social change is also represented in this collection as well as interviews from his Hopi fieldwork. His course files as a professor at Indiana University also form a sizable portion of the collection. He taught a wide range of courses within the folklore, Jewish studies, and anthropology departments.
    Language Note: 
    Primarily English. Some materials are in Spanish and Yiddish.
    Organization: 
    Collection is organized into 10 series: 1) Spain, 1965-1991, undated; 2) Hasidim, 1959-1964, 1970-1981, 1985, undated; 3) Hopi, 1962; 4) Grants, 1967-1990, undated; 5) Writings, 1962, 1965-1988, undated; 6) Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated; 7) Teaching, 1964-1990, undated; 8) Photographs, circa 1960s, undated; 9) Sound Recordings, 1960, 1962-1963, 1986-1988, undated; 10) Electronic Records, 1980, undated
    Finding aids: 
    Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
    Location of Original: 
    Mintz's original Spanish and Hopi sound recordings are at the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, Bloomington.
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    Copies of Mintz’s Spanish films and associated photos and sound recordings are at the Human Studies Film Archives.
    Cite as: 
    Jerome R. Mintz Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
    Funding Note: 
    The papers of Jerome R. Mintz were processed with the assistance of a Wenner-Gren Foundation Historical Archives Program grant.
    Restrictions: 
    As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students’ grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.
    Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
    Culture: 
    Jews, Hasidic
    Spaniards
    Hopi Indians
    Indians of North America -- Southwest, New
    Subject-Topical: 
    Anarchism
    Carnival -- Spain
    Hasidim -- Legends
    Tales
    Spaniards -- music
    Hopi Indians -- history
    Anthropology -- study and teaching (higher)
    Visual anthropology
    Filmmakers
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Andalusia (Spain)
    New York (State)
    Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
    Form / Genre: 
    Sound recordings
    Floppy disks
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Instution
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