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Arnold Leonard and Trude Scarlett Epstein Papers MSS 22
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Description
Papers of anthropologists Arnold Leonard and Trude Scarlett Epstein. The accession processed in 1985 contains field notes and produce market studies compiled by Arnold and Trude Scarlett Epstein between 1959 and 1961. The materials detail the lives of the Tolai people from the Island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Topics covered include beliefs and customs, marriage and kinship, economic, business, and government structures. Also included are statistical reports such as census reports and produce market studies. The materials are arranged in two series: 1) FIELD NOTES and 2) PRODUCE MARKET STUDIES. (Note: A portion of the 1984 additions have been microfilmed and is available on microfiche no x798 No. 0031 in the UCSD Geisel Library.) The accession processed in 1993 includes correspondence, field notes, research materials, writings, and maps. The Arnold Epstein portion of the collection includes field notes made in Zambia during the 1950s and 1960s that focus on government, communities, unions and laws; notes from meetings of the African National Congress of Northern Rhodesia (1953-1954); and, information on the 1968 election process of the Tolai people on Matupit, Papua New Guinea. The Trude Epstein portion of the collection focuses on economic conditions and market trends of the Tolai people in the 1950s and 1960s. Both portions of the collection document social and political structures of the Tolai people. The materials date from 1949-1981 and are arranged in nine series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) FIELD NOTES - A.L. EPSTEIN, 3) RESEARCH MATERIALS - A.L. EPSTEIN, 4) WRITINGS - A.L. EPSTEIN, 5) FIELD NOTES - T.S. EPSTEIN, 6) ANALYTICAL STUDIES AND SURVEYS - T.S. EPSTEIN, 7) WRITINGS - T.S. EPSTEIN, 8) WRITINGS OF OTHERS - T.S. EPSTEIN, and 9) MAPS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The accessions processed in 1999 are solely representative of A. L. Epstein and include correspondence, writings, talks and seminar presentations, field notes on Tolai marriage, and biographical materials. The accessions are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE - A.L. EPSTEIN, 2) WRITINGS - A.L. EPSTEIN, 3) TALKS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS - A.L. EPSTEIN, 4) FIELD NOTES - A.L. EPSTEIN, and 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
Background
BIOGRAPHY - A.L. EPSTEIN
Extent
11.4 Linear feet 26 archives boxes, 12 oversize folders
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
The typescript of "Melanesian Masquerade: The Male Cult among the Tolai of the Gazelle Peninsula" located in Box 26 is restricted until 2018.