Correspondence files, [ca. 1895]-1980.


Correspondence files, [ca. 1895]-1980.

Official correspondence of curators and members of the department with major figures in the field of anthropology and with collectors and other individuals associated with the department concerning research projects, publications, letters from the field describing observations as well as operational aspects of field work, internal museum and departmental matters, letters of inquiry from the public, applications for positions, collections offered but not accepted, and other matters pertaining to the role of curator. Curators represented include Franz Boaz, Wendell C. Bennett, Junius Bird, Robert Carneiro, Gordon Ekholm, Stanley Freed, Pliny Earle Goddard, Robert Lowie, Margaret Mead, Craig Morris, Nels C. Nelson, Frederick W. Putnam, Enid Schildkrout, Harry L. Shapiro, Harlin Smith, Ian Tattersall, David Hurst Thomas, Colin Turnbull, George C. Vaillant, and Clark Wissler.

134 cubic ft.

eng, Latn


SNAC Resource ID: 6878921

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