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The Charles and Patricia Buser Collection of
Research Materials on Native American Cultures
A Guide and Inventory
Spec.RARE.CMS.319


Guide Compiled by Lauren Coker, Kristin DiPietro, Khalid Elwanni, Caitlyn Fader, Benjamin Lammers, Lisa Iacobellis, Laura Smith, Molly Van Hart

INTRODUCTION

Temporarily deposited in the OSU Rare Books and Manuscripts Library by Stephen Buser (OSU Fischer College of Business), the collection contains research materials collected over the years by his parents, Charles Aubrey and Patricia Buser, who interviewed Wyandot Indians throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as recorded and transcribed conversations with and recitations by individuals. The collection includes audiotapes, transcriptions, notes and research on the Wyandot language. In addition, there are many articles, as well as complete newsletters or other publications related to their study of the Wyandot tribe and other Native Americans. There is a significant amount of correspondence, both professional and personal, and a number of photographs. Detailed finding aids for each box are in process, and work will be added to the web site as it becomes available.

The original materials have been promised to the Wyandot Tribe. OSU has been given permission to retain high quality scans (TIFF files) of every item in the collection. These may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room of the Thompson Library at The Ohio State University. While the correspondence is protected by copyright law, and thus may not be published on the web, JPGs are provided by links within the finding aids below to Charles Buser's personal notes and documents. OSU Rare Books and Manuscripts would welcome contact from anyone who corresponded with the Busers or whose family members collaborated with the researchers and are willing to have the scans of their letters made public.

The finding aids list the contents of each box and each folder as they were organized by the Busers, in order to preserve the integrity of the collection. Please use the search function within your browser to search for particular subjects or individuals. Currently links to image files are only available within the finding aid for box 7 of the collection. Links within other finding aids will be made as JPGs are prepared. Please check back later for additions and/or revisions.

Lisa Iacobellis
Assistant Curator, Rare Books & Manuscripts



Overview of the Collection:

Repository:Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Identification:Spec.rare.cms.319
Creator:Charles and Patricia Buser
Title:The Charles and Patricia Buser Collection of Research Materials on Native American Cultures
Dates:1700s through 2005
Quantity:13 boxes
Description:The collection includes audiotapes, transcriptions, notes and research on the Wyandot language. In addition, there are many articles, as well as complete newsletters or other publications related to their study of the Wyandot tribe and other Native Americans. There is a significant amount of correspondence, both professional and personal, and a number of photographs.



Box 1: Folders "Abenaki" through "DeWeese"
Box 2: Folders "Estill" through "Iroquois"
Box 3: Folders "Migrations" through "Steckley, John"
Box 4: Folders "Tecumseh" through "Zane"
Box 5: Bibliography note cards
Box 5: Chronology note cards - no date through 1768
Box 5: Chronology II note cards - 1770-1817
Box 6: Miscellaneous notes arranged alphabetically or chronologically in binders and folders
Box 7: Folders "Abenaki" through "Long"
Box 8:
Box 9: Folders 1-44: Wyandot Roll 1763-1956
Box 10:
Box 11:
Box 12: Folders "A" through "Splitlog"
Box 12: Folders "N" through "XYZ"



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Page last revised: April 28, 2010

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