Ronald Allen Brooks (1937-circa 1986) was an anthropologist and exhibit designer, including a year of employment in the exhibits
department of the Southwest Museum in 1985. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and photocopied articles
Brooks wrote or collected from 1932-1986, covering anthropological and linguistic topics, such as orangutans, Niska Indians
of the Nass River, Northwest Coast art and archaeology, Northwest Coast fishery history and eulachon or candlefish. This collection
includes copies and drafts of the paper “Box of Daylight: Myths of Invention” which Brooks presented at the Third Annual Meeting
of the Canadian Ethnology Society in Victoria, British Columbia in February of 1976.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center
as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.