Papers of Theodore "Ted" Schwartz, Melanesian anthropologist, UC San Diego Professor of Anthropology and specialist on the
Manus people of Papua New Guinea. The collection includes correspondence, writings, notebooks, photographs, sound recordings,
films and other materials relating to his field research trips to Papua New Guinea Admiralty Islands from 1953 through 1993.
Theodore (Ted) Schwartz was born in 1928 in Philadelphia. He majored in history at Temple University, then went on to study
anthropology as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He had prepared for fieldwork in Africa, but the opportunity
to work as a field assistant on an expedition with Margaret Mead brought him to Papua New Guinea from 1953 to 1954. Schwartz's
then-wife, Lenora Shargo Schwartz, also a graduate research assistant, accompanied them. Schwartz's dissertation research
arose out of his field study of religious and political movements. He received his PhD in Anthropology at the University of
Pennsylvania in 1958.
61.8 Linear feet
(107 archives boxes, 19 cartons, 6 oversize folders, and ca. 80 films)
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.
Original audiovisual recordings are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers. Please request
recordings through the finding aid.