The papers of Donald Tuzin, Melanesian anthropologist, UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and specialist
on the Ilahita Arapesh people of Papua New Guinea. His papers include correspondence, photographs, notebooks and other materials
relating to his field research trips to Papua New Guinea in 1969-1971, 1972 and 1985.
Donald Tuzin was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 14, 1945. His father, who was then in the Army, moved the family to an
Army base in California and then to Winona, Minnesota. It was there that Don enjoyed, in his words, a "Huck Finn-esque" childhood
on the banks of the Mississippi. The family later returned to Chicago, where Tuzin attended Von Steuben High School and also
met his future wife Beverly Chodd.
20 Linear feet
(43 archives boxes, 10 card file boxes, 1 tube, 1 map case folder, and 4 films)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Original sound recordings are restricted. Most have been digitized, but are not available online. Researchers may request
listening copies be provided in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in advance of their visit.