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Ross (Harold) Papers
MSS 0733  
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Description
Papers of cultural anthropologist Harold Marion Ross, who was known for his ethnographic studies of the Baegu people of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. The collection includes correspondence, research files, manuscripts, notebooks, photographs, slides, and audio recordings.
Background
Harold Marion Ross was born June 11, 1936 to Gerda and Marion Ross in Kansas City, Missouri. After earning a B.A. magna cum laude in anthropology from Harvard University in 1958, Ross served as a submarine officer in the US Navy and studied languages at the University of Indiana. He returned to Harvard in 1962, continuing to serve in the US Naval Reserve until he retired with the rank of Captain, and earned an M.A. in anthropology in 1964.
Extent
4.88 Linear feet (9.5 archives boxes, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Photographic negatives are restricted. Researchers must request permission to view negatives from the Director of Special Collections & Archives. Original audio tapes are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced. Personally identifiable medical records are restricted until 2089.