Contents and Arrangement

A Complete Description of the Ceremony of Man, Part 2, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of ten phonotapes of approximately fifty-five hours duration made primarily at San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, by Ortiz to help preserve the language and the culture and to perpetuate the oral tradition of the Indian tribe. The tapes contain myths, folktales, prayers, speeches, chants including dance songs, the Mattachines song series, the butterfly ceremony, and the ceremony of man, and discussions with tribal elders about ritual initiations and religious societies of the Tewa-speaking Pueblo.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Special Requirements for Access:

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media, but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

A Complete Description of the Ceremony of Man, Part 2; Alfonso Ortiz Collection of Native American Oral Literature, WC017, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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