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Finding Aid for the Eduard Seler Papers, ca. 1884-1922
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eduard Seler Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1884-1922
    Collection number: 1449
    Creator: Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Kurt L. Schwarz, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eduard Seler Papers (Collection 1449). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976821 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts and drawings related to Eduard Seler's research of Mesoamerican cultures and history. Manuscripts include copies of various texts and codices in the Mixtec, Zapotec, and Nahuatl languages, as well as translations by Seler.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Seler, Eduard, 1849-1922--Archives.
    Ethnologists--Archival resources.
    Archaeologists--Archival resources.
    Linguists--Archival resources.
    Indians of Mexico--Research.
    Indians of Central America--Research.