Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978).


Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978).

Correspondence, writings, field notes, notebooks, teaching and office files, organization files, appointment books, family papers, photographs, and other papers chiefly concerning anthropological and ethnological field work particularly in American Samoa and with the Admiralty Islands and Sepik River Valley cultures of Papua New Guinea; Balinese of Indonesia; and Omaha Indians of the Great Plains in North America. Subjects include cultural issues relating to World War II, cybernetics, ekistics (study of human settlements), health, interdisciplinary studies, nutrition, overpopulation, peace, population, race, and technological change. Documents Mead's associations with the American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, Committee for National Morale, Fordham University, Hanover Seminar in Human Relations, National Research Council, National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Food Habits, New York University, Research in Contemporary Cultures, World Federation for Mental Health, World Health Organization, and World Society for Ekistics. Includes records of the Institute for Intercultural Studies and papers, chiefly field research, of Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Ruth Benedict, Edith Cobb, Lenora Foerstel, Reo Fortune, Margaret Lowenfeld, Lola Romanucci-Ross, Theodore Schwartz, and Martha Wolfenstein. Family members represented include Mead's ancestor, Fanny Fogg Clary; grandparents, Giles F. Mead and Martha Adaline Ramsay Mead; parents, Edward Sherwood Mead and Emily Fogg Mead; husbands, Gregory Bateson, Luther Sheeleigh Cressman, and Reo Fortune; daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson; sisters, Priscilla Mead Rosten and Elizabeth Mead Steig; brother, Richard R. Mead; aunt, Fanny Fogg McMaster; and mother-in-law, Caroline Beatrice Bateson. Other individuals represented include Léonie Adams, Franz Boas, Peter Henry Buck, Eliot Dismore Chapple, E.W. Pearson Chinnery, Wilton Dillon, John Dollard, Marie Eichelberger, Kenneth Pike Emory, Milton H. Erickson, Erik H. Erikson, Raymond Firth, Mary Shattuck Fisher (Langmuir Essex), Lawrence K. Frank, Frank Fremont-Smith, Margaret E. Fries, Clifford Geertz, Hildred Geertz, Geoffrey Gorer, A. Irving Hallowell, Leah Josephson Hanna, Barbara Honeyman Heath, Melville J. Herskovits, Herbert Ian Hogbin, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Phyllis Mary Kaberry, Madē Kalēr, Clyde Kluckhohn, A.L. Kroeber, Eleanor Pelham Kortheuer, Harold D. Lasswell, Kurt Lewin, Robert Harry Lowie, Katharane Edson Mershon, Rhoda Bubendey Métraux, Philip E. Mosely, William Fielding Ogburn, Douglas L. Oliver, Sir Frederick Beaumont Phillips, G. Frederick Roll, Louise M. Rosenblatt, Katharine Rothenberger, Walter Spies, Sol Tax, and John Wesley Mayhew Whiting.

530,000 items.1,790 containers plus 50 oversize.2 microfilm reels.783.2 linear feet.


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