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Finding Aid to the Ruth McDonald Boyer papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1955-1981)
BANC MSS 2012/188  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ruth McDonald Boyer papers
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1987
    Date (bulk): 1955-1981
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2012/188
    Creator: Boyer, Ruth McDonald
    Extent: 5 cartons, 9 boxes 10 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Boyer papers include publications by Dr. Boyer, publications collected by Dr. Boyer, teaching materials, reference files, notes (including field notes) and photographs.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ruth McDonald Boyer Papers, BANC MSS 2012/188, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Boyer, Ruth McDonald, 1918--Archives
    University of California, Berkeley--Department of Decorative Art--Faculty.
    Folk art
    Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology
    Textile crafts
    University of California--Faculty

    Administrative Information

    The Ruth McDonald Boyer Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by the California College of the Arts in 2012. Additional materials were transferred from the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum in 2013.
    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2014.

    Biography/Organization History

    Ruth Boyer received her B.A. in Fine Art from U.C. Berkeley in 1950 and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the same insitution in 1962. She started teaching at U.C. Berkeley in the Department of Decorative Art in 1962. While at U.C. Berkeley she taught History of Textiles, History of Costume, Folk Art and Modes of Communication. Dr. Boyer was Assistant Curator of Textiles at the R.H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley from 1964-1972. Dr. Boyer began teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts in the spring of 1973. During her first semester she taught Historic Textiles of the New World, Oceania and Africa and A Survey of Historic Textiles in Asia, India and Europe. She was the Chair of the Textile Department starting in 1978. Dr. Boyer published regularly from 1964-1983. She also gave talks on both psychological anthropology and textiles.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Boyer papers include publications by Dr. Boyer, publications collected by Dr. Boyer, teaching materials, reference files, notes (including field notes) and photographs.