This collection includes manuscripts, research and field notes, poems, artwork, correspondence, ephemera, scrapbooks, and
personal papers of Alanson B. Skinner.
Alanson Buck Skinner was born on September 7, 1886 in Buffalo, New York. He became interested in archaeology, specifically
related to Native Americans, at a very young age and started publishing notes on his findings before he was 18 years old.
Through the American Museum of Natural History, Skinner accompanied Arthur C. Parker and M. R. (Mark Raymond) Harrington on
his first fieldwork expedition near Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. As a result of this expedition, Skinner was published for
the first time, and it was the start of a lifelong friendship between Harrington and Skinner.
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