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An anthropologist's life in the twentieth century : oral history transcript : theory and practice at UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian, in Mexico, and with the World Health Organization / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/116 c; Phonotape 3175 C:1-20
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Title:

An anthropologist's life in the twentieth century : oral history transcript: theory and practice at UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian, in Mexico, and with the World Health Organization / 2000
University of California source of community leaders oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Foster, George M. (George McClelland), 1913-2006, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Riess, Suzanne B., interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Family and background, Ottumwa, Iowa; anthropology at Northwestern, Melville Herskovits; Ph. D. at UC Berkeley, Alfred Kroeber, Robert Lowie; first travel to Mexico; marriage to Mary LeCron, 1938, and trip to Austria; research with Sierra Popoluca, 1940-1941; teaching at Syracuse and UCLA; colleagues and work at Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Mexico: Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Institute of Social Anthropology, 1943-1953, start of long-term field research in Tzintzuntzan, sabbatical in Spain; UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology since 1953: planning Kroeber Hall, course work, administration, expanding faculty, Ph. D. curricula, funding students; American Anthropological Association presidency; sixties, seventies issues of free speech, ethics, Vietnam war; evolution of medical anthropology; community development advisory role for World Health Organizaion, Agency for International Development; discusses field work, writing, students, personal change, beliefs, family, friendships, and some current issues in anthropology.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Anthropology -- History
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Anthropology -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Anthropology -- Curricula
Kroeber Hall (Berkeley, Calif.)
Anthropologists -- California -- Interviews
Anthropology -- Study and teaching

Note:

George M. Foster ; with an introduction by E.A. Hammel. Interviews conducted by Suzanne Riess in 1998 and 1999. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the University of California source of community leaders series.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3175 C:1-20.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xii, 413 p.) : col. ports. ; 29 cm.
20 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0w8j
BANC MSS 2001/116 c
Phonotape 3175 C:1-20

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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