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Michelsen (Ralph C.) papers
MS 173  
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This collection contains notes, photographs, article and chapter manuscripts, maps, published papers, clippings, correspondence, sound recordings, and other material, most of it pertaining to the PaiPai and Kiliwa of Baja California, various Luiseño groups in southern California, the Mohave and Cocopah, the Seri of Mexico, and other groups in Mexico and Guatemala including Cora and Maya. Michelsen compiled the material while doing research that led to a Ph.D. in anthropology (1981) from UC Irvine, where he then taught. The bulk of the collection is comprised of notes and photographs that record a range of native groups’ cultural practices in meticulous and appreciative detail.
5.75 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
This collection is partially processed. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.