Collection: Lillian Crowell Schell typescript

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Lillian Crowell Schell typescript

Stefansson Mss-130
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-130

Description

The collection contains Lillian Crowell Schell's Masters thesis on qiviut or musk ox underwool, its history, and use in the modern knitting industry. As part of her study, Schell ran a knitting workshop in the village of Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, Alaska, in which Indigenous Cup’ig (Nunivak Yu’pik) people participated. Schell also describes the historical development of the art of Indigenous Arctic peoples (referred to as “Eskimos.”)

Dates

  • 1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Typescript of Schell's thesis about the use of musk ox wool by Cup'ig (Nunivak Island Yu'pik) people in the knitting industry. Appendix includes correspondence with Vilhjalmur Stefansson regarding musk ox wool.

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