Lévi-Strauss, Claude, 1908-2009

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Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. Nov. 28, 1908, Brussels, Blegium–d. Oct. 30 2009, Paris, France) grew up in Paris and studied law and philosophy at the Sorbonne. In 1935, was part of a French cultural mission to Brazil as a visiting professor of sociology at the University of São Paulo while his then wife, Dina. Together they conducted research into the Mato Grosso and the Amazon Rainforest. Lévi-Strauss returned to France in 1939. He was employed at a lycée in Montpellier but was dismissed under the Vichy racial laws since Levi-Strauss was Jewish. In 1941, he was offered a position at the New School for Social Research in New York City and granted admission to the United States. He returned to Paris in 1948 and held the chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France, 1959-1982. Lévi-Strauss was elected a member of the Académie française. He was one of the central figures in the structuralist school of thought.
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referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Office files of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Russell, John, 1919-. John Russell papers, ca. 1941-2004. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cora Alice Du Bois papers, 1869-1988 (inclusive), 1912-1985 (bulk) Tozzer Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973. Papers, 1922-1960. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf White, Leslie A., 1900-1975. Leslie A. White papers, 1921-1974. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive, Bulk, 1973-2000, 1960-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar papers, 1920-1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Lévi-Strauss, Claude, 1908-. [Claude Lévi-Strauss : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Oddon, Yvonne, 1902-1963. Yvonne Oddon letters from Alfred and Rhoda Bubendey Métraux, 1932-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dell H. Hymes Papers, 1947-1992 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Lotringer, Sylvère. Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive 1960-2000 (Bulk 1973-2000). New York University, Fales Collection
referencedIn E. Robert Schmitz Papers, 1909-1991 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Leslie A. White Papers, 1921-1974 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
A-File for Claude Levi Strauss United States. National Archives and Records Administration National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Napior, David A. Talcott Parsons and Claude Levi-Strauss : a comparison / David Napior. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005. Papers, 1635-1994. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Julian Sorell Huxley papers MS 50., 1899-1980 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits papers, 1902-1972. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Claude Lévi-Strauss / réalisation, Nicolas Ribowski ; Bernard Pivot, interview. ; Claude Lévi-Strauss, participant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn William N. Fenton Papers, ca. 1933-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Oddon, Yvonne, 1902-1963. Yvonne Oddon letters from Alfred and Rhoda Bubendey Métraux, 1932-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wasson, R. Gordon (Robert Gordon), 1898-. Papers of R. Gordon Wasson 1931-1986. Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Claude Lévi-Strauss / réalisation, Nicolas Ribowski ; Bernard Pivot, interview. ; Claude Lévi-Strauss, participant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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referencedIn STRAUSS, Claude Levi National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
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memberOf Académie française. corporateBody
associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Boas, Franz person
employeeOf Collège de France corporateBody
correspondedWith Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903- person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
correspondedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005 person
associatedWith Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 person
associatedWith Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 person
associatedWith Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Julian Sorell person
associatedWith Hymes, Dell H. person
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Lotringer, Sylvère person
associatedWith Lotringer, Sylvère. person
associatedWith Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973. person
associatedWith Napior, David A. person
employeeOf New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) corporateBody
associatedWith Oddon, Yvonne, 1902-1963. person
associatedWith Russell, John, 1919- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Sorbonne University (Paris : active 1594) corporateBody
associatedWith Wasson, R. Gordon (Robert Gordon), 1898- person
associatedWith White, Leslie A., 1900-1975 person
associatedWith White, Leslie A., 1900-1975. person
correspondedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Paris A8 FR
Brussels BRU BE
New York City NY US
Federative Republic of Brazil 00 BR
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Birth 1908-11-28

Death 2009-10-30

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