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Lillian Crowell Schell typescript

Identifier: Mss-130
Stefansson Mss-130

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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.”)


  • 1972


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.25 linear ft. (1 box)

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Additional Description


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.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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