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Critchlow (Margaret) Papers
MSS 0794  
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Description
Papers of Margaret Critchlow, Melanesian anthropologist and Professor of Social Anthropology at York University in Canada. The collection contains fieldwork journals, interviews, and research materials on the Republic of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides), used in the writing of her books.
Background
Margaret Critchlow was born in 1947 and grew up in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay. She attended private school in southern Virginia where she demonstrated early interest in political activism by protesting segregation at school. Critchlow went on to study political science at Goucher College in Maryland. In 1967 she met William Rodman, a PhD student at the University of Chicago, who introduced her to both anthropology and Melanesia. She first travelled to Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides), assisting Rodman in his research, from 1969-1971. Among her introductory fieldwork was a genealogy collection, surveying elderly women of the area.
Extent
8.2 Linear feet (7 cartons and 5 shoeboxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION PARTIALLY STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS. Boxes 1-7 at SRLF; Boxes 8-12 on-site.