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Using the Bancroft Archives
holds old manuscripts, letters, fieldnotes, and historic records. The Bancroft Some are online in , but to view other items in person: Calisphere
the catalog to write down book titles and call numbers before you go to the Bancroft. Finding aids in the catalog or on the show you what's in each collection. Online Archive of California
2. Read the
so that you know to bring quarters for lockers, the rules on access rules cameras and photocopies, and to with two forms of ID! register
3. If you want to view something stored offsite at
NRLF, request it online at least 3 days in advance.
Need more primary sources? See our guide on Finding Historical Primary Sources, contact a librarian, or view our book of Archival, Library, and Museum Resources (1999) in the anthropology library.
Anthropologists' Papers in the Bancroft Library
The Bancroft archives hold fieldnotes and letters from prominent anthropologists who worked at Berkeley or studied the American West, such as the people below. Use the
or contact the
reference services to learn more.
: California Indian basketry. Samuel Barrett
: West African art and folklore. William Bascom
Burton : labor in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Benedict Oral history online.
: papers and class notes on India. Gerald Berreman
: papers from work for the Department of Anthropology. Grace Buzaljko
: restricted papers on Zambia; oral history Elizabeth Colson online.
: tribal rolls, and maps of American Indians. Sherburne Cook
: rock art in Ethiopia; oral history is J Desmond Clark online.
: folkloristics, bathroom graffiti and football. Alan Dundes
Anna : the Yokut Indians. Gayton
: letters with Edward Sapir on kinship and linguistics. Edward Gifford
: tourism, Japan, and the anthropology museum. Nelson Graburn
: aid, medical anthropology, and Mexico; oral history George Foster online.
Mary Foster: oral history on anthropology and language is online.
: letters to family, friends, and philanthropy. Letters are Phoebe Hearst online.
: archaeology of California, Nevada, Mayan sites. Robert Heizer
: cards and audio of linguistics in Guatemala and Ecuador. Pamela Israel
Alfred : Ishi, California Indians, Mexico and Peru, plus Kroeber family photos and papers, photos of Indian artifacts.
Theodora Kroeber : oral history from her work alongside Alfred.
: California and Mexican languages. Margaret Langdon
Robert Lowie : western American Indians, photos from Berkeley and the field.
: class notes from doctorate at Berkeley, annotations by Kroeber. Katharine Luomala
David : Plains Cree and Chippewa, plus Mandelbaum photos of India.
: excavations in the Middle East, Africa, India, and California. Theodore McCown
: botany and Indian plant names as well as California Indians. C. Hart Merriam
: drawings of historic textiles in Peru. Lila O'Neale
: California and Mexican tribes. Edward Palmer
: anthropologists' involvement with Thai counterinsurgency programs. Herbert Phillips
: linguistics of Arizona Indians. A. L. Pinart
: lecture notes and Berkeley anthropology department records. John Rowe
: human variation, mammals, and primates. Vincent Sarich
: Gurage of Ethiopia; book on Montmartre. William Shack
: Plains and Klamath Indians, Leslie Spier teaching visuals for Basin Plateau Indians.
: primate anatomy and canine teeth from Ceylon, Thailand, Borneo, and Rhodesia. Sherwood Washburn
You can also learn more from the historic
Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series.