The Bancroft’s finding aid

The finding aid for “The C. Hart Merriam Papers, Volume 1: Papers Relating to Work with California Indians, 1850-1974 (bulk 1898-1938)” can be found here:

This finding aid shows you what microfilm reel each resource can be found on. The reels have each been digitized, and are viewable online at This finding aid is based on the original finding aid for the collection produced by Robert Heizer in 1969.

Individual resources

These links are to the first page of each resource. Use your right arrow key to page forward through the document. Merriam’s names for each group, and Heizer’s (1966) numerical classification, are in parentheses. Some lists represent multiple languages, so be sure to read Merriam’s notes at the beginning of each list!

This page is under construction. So far, it is only a list of Merriam’s vocabularies and biological surveys for Wintuan languages.