Papers of Henry H. Presler
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Call Number: MSS 11208
Personal Author: Presler, Henry Hughes.
Title: Papers of Henry H. Presler [manuscript], 1949-1989.
Description: 225 Items.
Summary: The research material of Henry H. Presler consists of bound volumes, picture albums, maps, and binders of computer print-outs pertaining to basic case studies of ca. 4010 religious institutions in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India and its immediate environs, conducted by Presler and his associates.
Summary: Case studies were based on field work observations, 1949-1972, which attempted to describe and explain the religious institutions and practices of Christianinty, Hinduism, Islam, Janism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and various tribal religions in the area.
Summary: Information found in each case study may include geographical location, natural area, religion, sect, dimensions of structures, names of institutions, functionaries, functions, income, daily rituals, festivals, constituency, management of special week days, property ownership, endowment, religious experiences, images, signs, sacred trees and shrubs, ritual accouterments, magic, evil eye, legends, myths, testimonies, stories, history, and assorted miscellaney.
Summary: The collection also contains "Gond religion and its influence upon Gond institutions" [see fuller description] and "Memories of India" by the Reverend Heman M. Reynolds, and "We lived in Tiger Jungle" by Mildred Reynolds.
Cite as: Henry H. Presler, Papers, 1949-1989, Accession #11208, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Finding aid: Guide and Presler's Key Book available.
Subject Term: Christianity--India.
Subject Term: Gond (Indic people)
Subject Term: Hinduism--India.
Subject Term: Islam--India.
Subject Term: Jainism--India.
Subject Term: Missions, Indic.
Subject Term: Religion and sociology.
Subject Term: Religious institutions--India.
Subject Term: Sikhism--India.
Subject Term: Sociology--Field work.
Subject Term: Sociology--Methodology.
Subject Term: Tribes--India.
Subject Term: Zoroastrianism--India.
Geographic term: India--Description and travel.
Geographic term: India--Religion.
Geographic term: Madhya Pradesh (India)
Genre index term: Printouts.
Genre index term: Reports.

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1. The mid-India practice of toleration within Islam, Christianity, Hinduism / by Henry Hughes Presler. (1996)
BL2015 .R46 P74 1996. 1 (ALD-STKS) at ALDERMAN.

2. A search for credible religious healing among Muslims, Hindus, Christians / Henry Hughes Presler. (1993)
BL 65 .M4 P67 1993. 1 (ALD-STKS) at ALDERMAN.

3. Papers of Henry H. Presler [manuscript], 1949-1989. (1949)
MSS 11208. 1 (SC-STKS) at SPEC-COLL.

4. India Cultures Quarterly. Jabalpur, School of Research, Leonard Theological College, [1957]-1980. [Ed. Henry Hughes Presler.] v. 15, no. 2-v. 35, no. 3 & 4; 1957-1980.
DS401 .I2654 v.27 1971. 1 (ALD-STKS) at ALDERMAN.

SEE also "A Guide to the Presler Achives"