The papers of Anthony Forge, British anthropologist, professor and specialist in the art and aesthetics of the Abelam people
of Papua New Guinea, include field notes, photographs and original Abelam art commissioned by Forge during his fieldwork in
the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, 1958-1963.
Born in West London, England, on February 27, 1929, Anthony Forge was educated at Highgate School. In 1948 he went on to do
national service in Intelligence. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1953, where he studied anthropology under Edmund
Leach. After graduation he spent three years in the printing industry, his father's profession, before enrolling in the London
School of Economics, where he began graduate studies in anthropology and formed a close and lasting friendship with anthropologist
Sir Raymond Firth.
26.3 Linear feet
(39 archives boxes, 5 records cartons, 13 film cans and 36 oversize folders)
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Original audio recordings and films are restricted. Patrons must request user copies be produced.