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Jacobs, Elizabeth Derr

Works: 8 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 2,253 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Biography  Ephemera  Photographs  Archives  Personal correspondence  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs
The Nehalem Tillamook : an ethnography by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933 and 1934, Elizabeth Jacobs, advised by her husband, anthropologist Melville Jacobs, conducted fieldwork on the Nehalem Tillamook culture of northwestern Oregon. Working with her Nehalem Tillamook consultant Clara Pearson, Jacobs recorded extensive ethnographic and folkloric materials that far surpass in quality and quantity the Tillamook research of previous investigators. Jacobs's collaboration with Pearson eventually resulted in the publication of "Nehalem Tillamook tales," a collection of myths and tales recorded in English. But the companion ethnography was never finished. The Nehalem Tillamook grew from that unfinished manuscript. In consultation with Elizabeth Jacobs, the manuscript was expanded and extensively edited by William Seaburg. After Elizabeth Jacobs's death in 1983, Seaburg added careful annotations and a detailed historical introduction. The result is a remarkable book that makes a major contribution to our understanding of Nehalem Tillamook culture and will be invaluable for drawing comparisons with other Northwest native cultures
Nehalem Tillamook tales by Clara Pearson( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and North American Indian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends and folklore of the Nehalem tribe
Pitch woman and other stories : the oral traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian by Coquelle Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote, known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon, often greedy and ever elusive. The collection also includes the less familiar but all-too-human stories of Pitch Woman, Little Man, the unicorn-like Hollering-Like-a-Person, and other local figures, all of which add to the wealth of Native oral literature in the Pacific Northwest." "In 1935 Elizabeth D. Jacobs conducted ethnographic fieldwork with survivors of several Athabaskan cultures living on the Siletz-Reservation. Her work preserves the forty-seven stories recorded here as recounted by Upper Coquille consultant Coquette Thompson Sr., an accomplished storyteller who lived through the Rogue River Wars of 1855-56. His tribal community was evicted from its homeland and resettled with other Athabaskan groups on the Siletz Reservation, where he lived for ninety years." "This volume offers a behind-the-scenes look at the collection of oral accounts, a sketch of Upper Coquille Athabaskan culture, an examination of Thompson's storytelling, and extended analyses of four stories, including "Pitch Woman." The reader is encouraged to "listen" to the stories with an ear attuned both to the storyteller himself and to the stories' own cultural context."--BOOK JACKET
A Chetco Athabaskan myth text from southwestern Oregon by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elizabeth and Melville Jacobs papers by Melville Jacobs( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains papers from anthropologists Melville and Elizabeth Jacobs, including notes, academic papers, photographs, correspondences, and other personal and professional ephemera
Elizabeth Derr Jacobs papers by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tape recorded interview conducted by Karen Velanzuela in Apr 1979; transcript, biographical sketch
Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian (Native literatures of the Americas) by Coquelle Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Problems of preschool children as presented to a child guidance clinic by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.04 for Pitch woma ... to 0.97 for Pitch Woma ...)

The Nehalem Tillamook : an ethnography
Alternative Names
Derr, Elizabeth Louise

Elizabeth Jacobs American anthropologist

Elizabeth Jacobs Amerikaans antropoloog (-1983)

Elizabeth Jacobs US-amerikanische Anthropologin

Jacobs, Bess

Jacobs, Elisabeth D. 1903-1983

Jacobs, Elisabeth Derr 1903-1983

Jacobs, Elizabeth

Jacobs, Elizabeth 1903-1983

Jacobs, Elizabeth D.

Jacobs, Elizabeth Derr

Nehalem Tillamook talesPitch woman and other stories : the oral traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian