The audiorecordings of David Akin, an American anthropologist specializing in Kwaio culture of the Solomon Islands, includes
cassette audio recordings, largely in the Kwaio lanuage or Pidgin English, with a typescript index. The collection also includes
two annotated photocopies of Roger Keesing's
Kwaio Dictionary with notes and additional words supplied by Akin.
David Wallace Akin received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1993. His doctoral thesis,
Negotiating Culture in East Kwaio, Malaita, Solomon Islands, analyzed the social life and customs in the Solomon Islands, and was based on Akin's extensive research of the Kwaio people.
Much of Akin's knowledge about the Solomon Islands came from his time spent with the Kwaio, where he spent 5 years volunteering
at the Kwaio Cultural Center, as well as from his correspondence with anthropologist Roger Keesing.
2.8 lin. ft.
1 archives box and 12 card file boxes
Audiorecordings may not be copied without written permission from David Akin.