Melanesian Archive Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, 1900 - 1996
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Resident of New Guinea for thirty years. Parkinson travelled within New Guinea and wrote a book titled Thirty years in the South Seas, looking at the social life and customs of the Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea) and the Solomon Islands. From the description of Letter. 1898. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222578488 ...
Historical Background The Melanesian Archive was started in 1982 by Donald Tuzin and Fitz John Poole, both faculty members of the Department of Anthropology at UCSD. The Archive is dedicated to the collection, preservation, dissemination, and repatriation of unpublished materials on all aspects of Melanesian society, culture, linguistics, and history. Original funding for the Melanesian Archive was provided by the U.S. Dept. of Ed...