Finding Aid to the Ruth McDonald Boyer papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1955-1981)

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Finding Aid to the Ruth McDonald Boyer papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1955-1981)

Collection number: BANC MSS 2012/188

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/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library Staff
Date Completed:
2014
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container Listing

carton 1, folder 1

Correspondence- personal 1946-1975

carton 1, folder 2

Correspondence- Dubois, Emily 1985

carton 1, folder 3

Correspondence- Kashmir Shawl 1973-1975

carton 1, folder 4

Correspondence- Rorschach Protocols

 

Writings

carton 1, folder 5

Narrow Band Weaving of the Yoruba of Oyo 1959

carton 1, folder 6

Socialization Processes in Polynesia 1959

carton 1, folder 7

Yoruba Textiles 1964

carton 1, folders 8-9

Various 1962-1968

carton 1, folder 10

Writings on Smocks undated

carton 1, folders 11-21

Teaching Materials 1951-1965

carton 2, folders 1-8

Teaching Materials 1962-1981

box 8

Lecture Notes

 

Subject Files

carton 2, folder 9

Bark Cloth

carton 2, folder 10

Camel hair

carton 2, folder 11

Cloth- miscellaneous

carton 2, folder 12

Colcha stitch

carton 2, folder 13

costume

carton 2, folder 14

Dolls

carton 2, folder 15

Dyes and dying

carton 2, folder 16

Embroidery

carton 2, folder 17

Embroidery patterns

carton 2, folder 18

Fashion

carton 2, folder 19

Felt

carton 2, folder 20

Fiber

carton 2, folder 21

Folk Art

carton 2, folder 22

Folk costume patterns

carton 2, folder 23

Knotting, knitting, netting

carton 2, folder 24

Lace

carton 2, folder 25

Puberty costume and sarouelles

carton 2, folder 26

Quilts and quilting

carton 2, folders 27-30

Shawls

carton 2, folder 31

Silk

carton 2, folder 32

Textiles

carton 2, folder 33

Textile preservation

carton 2, folder 34

Tunics

carton 2, folder 35

Twining

carton 2, folders 36-37

Weaving

carton 2, folders 38-39

Various

carton 3, folders 1-2

Various

carton 3, folders 3-7

Culture Group- Eskimo/ Athabascan

carton 3, folder 8

Culture Group- Maori

carton 3, folders 9-17

Culture Group- Native American

carton 3, folders 18-19

Region- Africa

carton 3, folders 20-25

Region- Asia

carton 3, folders 26-37

Region- Central/ South America

carton 3, folders 38-39

Region- Egypt

carton 3, folders 40-41

Region- Europe

carton 4, folders 1-8

Region- Europe

carton 4, folders 9-10

Region- India

carton 4, folder 11

Region- Indonesia

carton 4, folder 12-13

Region- North America

carton 4, folder 14

Region- Russia/ Soviet Union

 

Publications

carton 4, folder 15-24

Hands On!/ The World in Stiches publications 1981-1987

carton 5, folder 1

Hands On!/ The World in Stiches publications 1987

carton 5, folder 2

The Community House of Lamet 1943

 

Notes and Working Papers

carton 5, folder 3

Pitjandjara articles 1935-1974

carton 5, folders 4-5

Pitjatjatjara

carton 5, folder 6

The Dark People of Bourke: A Study of Planned Social Change 1978

carton 5, folder 7

Géza Róheim's Contribution to Australian Ethnography

carton 5, folder 8

Handouts circa 1988

carton 5, folder 9

The Yolgnu

carton 5, folders 10-12

Notecards

carton 5, folders 13-15

Group network notes

carton 5, folder 16

Concepts About Religion

carton 5, folder 17

Concerning Childbirth

carton 5, folder 18

Data on Manic Patients

carton 5, folder 19

Forms of Folklore

carton 5, folder 20

Guidelines for Collecting Information to Accompany Rorschach Tests

carton 5, folder 21

Hmong- articles and field notes

box 8

Research Notes

box 9

Research Notes

 

Miscellaneous

carton 5, folder 22

Alaska Native Ivory carvings- photographs 1974

carton 5, folders 23-27

Slides

carton 5, folder 28

Personal

box 6

Address cards

carton 5, folder 29

Research Information

carton 5, folder 30

Psychology

Boxes 1-7

Bibliographical Reference Cards