McAllester, David P. (David Park), 1916-2006

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David Park McAllester was professor of Anthropology and Music at Wesleyan University from 1947 to 1986. He studied and wrote about the rites and ceremonies of the Navajo Indians and was a co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

From the description of David McAllester papers, 1940 - 1996. (Wesleyan University). WorldCat record id: 166275254

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creatorOf McAllester, David Park, 1916-. [Programs, announcements, etc.] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Music Dept. Music Department records, 1863-[ongoing] Wesleyan University, Olin Library
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Cage, John. Atlas eclipticalis / John Cage. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McAllester, David Park, 1916-. David McAllester papers, 1940 - 1996. Wesleyan University, Olin Library
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associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981 person
associatedWith Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Frank, 1881-1967. person
associatedWith Wesleyan University corporateBody
associatedWith Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Music Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyman, Leland Clifton, 1897-1988. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cultural property--Repatriation
Blessingway (Navajo rite)
Peyote songs
World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
Navajo Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Navajo Indians--Religion and mythology
Navajo Indians--Music
Indians of North America--Music


Birth 1916-06-08

Death 2006-04-30



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SNAC ID: 33629183