De Terra, Helmut, 1900-1981

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Helmut de Terra was born in 1900 in Guben, Germany to Margrit and Otto de Terra. De Terra received his doctorate in geography from the University of Munich. After coming to the United States, he became an Assistant Professor at Yale University and later a Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution in Washington. He was also an Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research and Chief of Regional Research for the US Board of Geology, Department of Interior. His research interests included geography and pleistocene geology of high central Asia and southern Asia as well as the relationship between environment and human prehistory. De Terra conducted research expeditions to India, Burma, Java, Tibet, and Mexico, and he is known for the discovery of "Tepexpan Man," a prehistoric human skull from Mexico.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1952, 2008. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 46425676

From the guide to the Helmut de Terra Photograph Collection, 1921-1950, (Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.)

Helmut de Terra. Part of the Helmut de Terra Pictorial Collection PICT 000-163 (Box 1, Folder 1).

Helmut de Terra was born in 1900 in Guben, Germany to Margrit and Otto de Terra. He received his doctorate in geography from the University of Munich. After coming to the United States, he became an Assistant Professor at Yale University and later a Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution in Washington. He was also an Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research and Chief of Regional Research for the US Board of Geology, Department of Interior. His research interests included geography and pleistocene geology of high central Asia and southern Asia as well as the relationship between environment and human prehistory. De Terra conducted research expeditions to India, Burma, Java, Tibet, and Mexico, and he is known for the discovery of "Tepexpan Man," a prehistoric human skull from Mexico.

From the guide to the Helmut de Terra Papers, 1913-1952, 2008, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records. 1927-1949. New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Helmut de Terra Papers, 1913-1952, 2008 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Khan, Afraz Gul. [The Eastern Karakoram and Zanskar, Himalaya between the Chang-Chenmo and Tso Moriri]. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
creatorOf Khan, Afraz Gul. [The Eastern Karakoram and Zanskar, Himalaya between the Chang-Chenmo and Tso Moriri]. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
creatorOf De Terra, Helmut, 1900-1981. Papers, 1913-1952, 2008. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf De Terra, Helmut, 1900-1981. Letters, 1962, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn [Pamphlets on the Yale-Cambridge India expedition, 1935]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Helmut de Terra Photograph Collection, 1921-1950 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records. 1927-1949. New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Mexico
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Anthropologists
Tourism--Latin America
Geography--Study and teaching
Prehistoric peoples
Art objects
Prehistoric peoples--Mexico
Tourism--Asia
Human geography
Human geography--Mexico
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Birth 1900

Death 1981

German,

Spanish; Castilian,

English

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