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Finding Aid for the Eduard Seler Papers, ca. 1884-1922
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Description
Eduard Seler (1849-1922) taught science and mathematics until he was forced to resign because of poor health (1879). He moved to Trieste and began studying linguistics, and his interest in Pre-Columbian ethnography and archeology emerged. He served as the director for the American Division of the Königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin (1904-22). His published papers and monographs made fundamental contributions to studies of aboriginal American linguistics, archaeology, native history, and ethnography. The collection consists of manuscripts and drawings related to Eduard Seler's research of Mesoamerican cultures and history.
Background
Seler was born in Crossen an der Oder, Prussia, on December 5, 1849; attended Joachimsthalsche Gymnasium, Berlin, 1863-1869; attended University of Breslau before serving a year of military duty in 1870-71 during the Franco-Prussian War; returned to his studies at University of Berlin in 1871 and passed his Oberlehrer examination in 1875; taught science and mathematics until he was forced to resign because of poor health in 1879; moved to Trieste and began studying linguistics, and his interest in Pre-Columbian ethnography and archeology emerged; received his doctorate, University of Leipzig, 1887; director, American Division, Königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin, 1904-22; his published papers and monographs made fundamental contributions to studies of aboriginal American linguistics, archaeology, native history, and ethnography; died in 1922.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.