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Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief (Sioux), Chief is interpreting a recording with sign language, 1914

"Collection with a Mission: Frances Densmore's Chippewa Artifacts," by Carolyn Gilman.
In Minnesota Archaeologist, vol. 39, no. 1 (Feb. 1980): pp. 3-16.
MNHS call number: F601.5 .M625 v.39:1

"Frances Densmore and American Indian Music: A Memorial Volume," compiled and edited by Charles Hofmann.
In Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, vol. 23 (1968).
MNHS call number: E56 .N56 v.23
 
"Frances Densmore Gets the Depression Blues", by Joan M. Jensen. 
In Minnesota History, vol. 62, no. 6 (Summer 2011): pp. 216-227.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5.M66 v.62.6
 
"Frances Densmore: Pioneer in the Study of American Indian Music," by Nina Marchetti Archabal.
Chapter 6 in Women of Minnesota: Selected Biographical Essays, edited by Barbara Stuhler and Gretchen Kreuter.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1998.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HQ1438.M6 W65 1998, also available for purchase
 
"Miss Densmore Meets the Ojibwe: Frances Densmore's Ethnomusicology Studies Among the Grand Portage Ojibwe in 1905," by Nancy L. Woolworth.
In Minnesota Archaeologist, vol. 38, no. 3 (August 1979): pp. 106-128.
MNHS call number: F601.5 .M625 v.38:3

Books

Daughters of the Desert: Women Anthropologists in the Southwest, 1880-1980: Biographical Sketches and Selected Bibliographies, by Barbara A. Babcock and Nancy J. Parezo.
Frances Densmore is included on page 22.
Tucson, Ariz.: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 1986.
MNHS call number: GN20 .B32 1986

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Minnesota Women, by Bonnye E. Stuart.
Frances Densmore is discussed on pages 32-46.
Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, c2004.
MNHS call number: CT3262.M6 S78 2004

Frances Densmore, approximately 1900

Film & Video

Frances Densmore being presented with the a citation from Harold Dean Cater (MHS Director), 10/1954

Song Catcher: Frances Densmore of Red Wing, Steven Smith, producer, writer, narrator.
A radio biography/web documentary of Densmore.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Public Radio, 1994, 1997.
MNHS call number: Audiotape 143 for a recording of the program.
MNHS call number: ML3557.D4 S65 1997 for a printout of the News Documentary.

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