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SRScorp CA: Ethnographic Division

      SRScorp is the sister company of SRSinc which grew out of the decades-old interest of the firm in Native American Studies. During a large, long-term archaeological project on Bolsa Chica Mesa in Huntington Beach, California [1990-present], it was necessary to place the multiple Native village and ceremonial sites in the context of the various tribal groups in Southern California, spanning a 10,000-year period. In order to do this, The Ethnographic Consortium was formed consisting of Native Elders from several tribal groups, ethnohistorians, and students. This elite group spent over 15 years compiling archaeological, ethnographic, ethnological, and historic data. The data gathering began with university and college library research across the country for books and articles related to Southern California tribal groups.

In addition, the collection includes songs, music, stories and language recordings, extensive photographic collections, and microfilm containing manuscripts and field notes of early Californian anthropologists. The Ethnographic Consortium also conducted numerous oral interviews with tribal elders, attended Native American language and culture workshops, talks, gatherings, and performances. The results of this work collectively formed The Bolsa Chica Research and Archival Center, an extensive one-of-a-kind Ethnographic Research Library, which is now housed at SRScorp Warner Springs, San Diego. SRScorp continues this unique research emphasis seamlessly, integrating new data from current area research projects.