American Council of Learned Societies correspondence, 1926-1927 1926-1927

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American Council of Learned Societies correspondence, 1926-1927 1926-1927

This small but important collection of correspondence relates to the formation of the Committee on Research in the Native American Languages, its grants, and its publications. Presented by Waldo G. Leland, 1956.

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Boas, Franz, 1858-1942

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Born in Minden, Germany, on July 8, 1858, the anthropologist Franz Boas was the son of the merchant Meier Boas and his wife, Sophie Meyer. Raised in the radical and tradition of German Judaism, Franz's youth was steeped in politically liberal beliefs and a largely secular outlook that he carried with him from university through his emigration to the United States. At the universities of Heidelberg and Bonn, Boas studied physics and geography before completin...

Lester, Robert M. (Robert MacDonald), 1889-1969

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Teacher; foundation administrator and consultant. From the description of Robert Lester papers, 1879-1969. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32520383 Robert MacDonald Lester (1889-1969) was an author, teacher and employee of the Carnegie Institute of New York. His published works include Forty Years of Carnegie Giving (1941). Lester was also the recording secretary of the Council of Southern Universities and executive director of the Southern Fellowships Fund. ...

Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971

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Author, anthropologist, folklorist and professor of anthropology and linguistics, University of Washington. Melville Jacobs was born in New York City, July 3, 1902, where he attended public school and received his undergraduate degree from City College. He entered Columbia University in 1922, completing both a masters in history (1923) and a doctorate in anthropology (1931). He studied under the noted anthropologist, Franz Boas. In 1928, Jacobs was appointed an associate...

Leland, Waldo Gifford, 1879-1966

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Waldo Gifford Leland : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726749 Leland earned his Harvard AM in 1901. From the description of Notes in Government 4, lectures by E. H. Strobel, 1901-1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074498 From the description of Notes in Economics 10, 1900-1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074440 ...

Oldfather, William Abbott, 1880-1945

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Keat, Roland G.

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Willcox, Walter Francis, 1861-1964

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Statistician and professor of economics. From the description of Walter Francis Willcox papers, 1851-1965 (bulk 1886-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 708649617 Professor of economics and statistics at Cornell University. From the description of Walter Francis Willcox papers, 1886-1960. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63534630 From the guide to the Walter Francis Willcox papers, 1886-1960., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collectio...

Sturtevant, Edgar H. (Edgar Howard), 1875-1952

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Educator; B.A., U. of Indiana, 1898; Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 1891; joined the Yale faculty in 1923 as an assistant professor of Greek and Latin, became an associate professor in 1926 and a full professor in 1927, retired in 1943; one of the foremost authorities on the ancient Hittite language. From the description of Edgar Howard Sturtevant papers, 1895-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166553 From the guide to the Edgar Howard Sturtevant papers, 1895-1936, (...

Armstrong, E. C. (Edward Cooke), 1871-1944

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Bryan, R. W. (Ronald W.)

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American Council of Learned Societies. Meeting

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Founded in 1919 to promote advancement of the humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies represents about 30 societies and association. Serves as the spokesgroup for the International Union of Academics. The Council publishes "Speculum" and "The Journal of the History of Ideas", and also helps administer the Fulbright Program. From the description of Collection, 1956-1964. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 23196764 ...

Hewitt, Joseph William, 1875-1938

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Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955

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Li, Fang-kuei, 1902-

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Morice, A. G. (Adrien Gabriel), 1859-1938

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Father A.G. Morice was a priest of the Oblate Order who served as a missionary to the Chilcotin Indians until 1885 when he was sent to Fort St. James, Stuart Lake. While at the Indian missions, Morice invented a syllabary for the Dene languages and printed catechisms and prayer books in those languages. A prolific writer, Morice's many works included histories of Western Canada and the Catholic Church. From the description of Adrien Morice fonds. 1891-1930. (University of British Col...

American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on American Native Languages

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Formed in 1927 under the initiative of Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, and other academic linguists, the Committee on Native American Languages of the American Council of Learned Societies was charged with documenting the endangered languages of indigenous Americans. Wielding grants to encourage research, the Committee was chaired by Boas and staffed by Manuel J. Andrade, Jaime de Angulo, Roland B. Dixon, Pliny E. Goddard, Bernard Haile, John P. Harrington, Harry Hoijer, Melville Jacobs, Diamond Jenne...

Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958

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Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939

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American anthropologist and linguist. From the description of Yana field notes: holographs, 1907. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 227536942 ...

Bloomfield, Leonard, 1887-1949

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American linguist Leonard Bloomfield pioneered the development of structural linguistics in the United States during the 1930s and the 1940s. He wrote extensively and his renowned mid-career textbook, Language, presented a comprehensive description of American structural linguistics. He made significant contributions to Indo-European historical linguistics, the description of Austronesian languages, and description of languages of the Algonquian family. From the guide to the Leonard ...

Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) Cattell...

Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937

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Professor of history at Harvard and University of Wisconsin; summer resident of Hancock Point, Me. From the description of Genealogical papers, ca. 1900-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70940266 An American historian, Haskins taught at Johns Hopkins (1889-1892), Wisconsin (1892-1902), and Harvard (1902-1931). He was a leading medievalist of his generation and a prominent member of the group of presidential advisers known as "The Inquiry," 1917. As delegate to the Paris P...

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960

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Alfred L. Kroeber was an anthropologist. He taught anthropology at the University of California, 1901-1946, and was curator, 1908-1925, and director, 1925-1946, of the University's anthropological museum. From the description of Yana vocabulary and grammatical notes, 1911-1912. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165433 Anthropologist. From the description of Anthropology : mss., 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85185772 A...