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Simon Ottenberg Limba field notes

Identifier: MSS 233 large
"The purpose of the research was to study the aesthetics of rituals of a Limba group in northern Sierra Leone, in the capital town of Bafodea Town in Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, Koinadugu District. In addition numerous material objects were collected which are gradually being donated to the Michigan State [University] Museum"--Simon Ottenberg, March 12, 2000, included in archive.


  • 1978 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1980

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1.4 Linear Feet (13 v. (3376 leaves) in 2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Simon Ottenberg is emeritus professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was a faculty member from 1955-1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Simon Ottenberg in 2000.
Finding Aid for the Simon Ottenberg Limba field notes
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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