This collection documents the activities and writings of Frederic Hicks. Hicks was a distinguished scholar of Mesoamerican
ethnohistory and anthropology. The collection chronicles Hicks' work at Cerro Portezuelo, his editing of the Codex Vergara,
and his professional life at the University of Louisville.
Frederic Hicks was a distinguished scholar of Mesoamerican ethnohistory and anthropology. He was born in New Orleans on January
7, 1928, and was raised in Connecticut. After completing his Bachelors in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, he
earned his Ph.D. at UCLA, working on George Brainerd’s archaeological project at Cerro Portezuelo, Mexico and coauthoring
“The Transition from Classic to Postclassic at Cerro Portezuelo” with H.B. Nicholson in 1962. He then received a Fulbright
teaching grant to study and work in Paraguay for three years.
7.0 linear ft.
(7 carton boxes)
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