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Frances Densmore viewing Indian crafts with Susan Windgrow, from Dakota community on Prairie Island, approximately 1930.
 
Frances Densmore: Song Catcher, Minnesota Public Radio.
Experience a presentation about Frances Densmore's life work, much as she herself might have told it, in an online interpretation of a "magic lantern show."

Collections Outside of MNHS

Frances Densmore, 1867-1957, Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Record Unit 7091 in the Smithsonian Institution Archives contains extensive material related to Densmore, who corresponded regularly with Emily C. Davis, Science Service’s staff writer for anthropology and archaeology. In her letters, Densmore described her most recent field trips and findings, sometimes including manuscripts. Davis also wrote news pieces or reviews about Densmore’s work, or cited Densmore’s research on music and native culture.

Frances Densmore Collection, Goodhue County Historical Society

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