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Skinner (Alanson) Papers
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This collection includes manuscripts, research and field notes, poems, artwork, correspondence, ephemera, scrapbooks, and personal papers of Alanson B. Skinner.
Alanson Buck Skinner was born on 1886 September 7 in Buffalo, New York. He became interested in archaeology, specifically related to Native Americans, at a very young age and started publishing notes on his findings before he was 18 years old. Through the American Museum of Natural History, Skinner accompanied Arthur C. Parker and M. R. (Mark Raymond) Harrington on his first fieldwork expedition near Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. As a result of this expedition, Skinner was published for the first time, and it was the start of a lifelong friendship between Harrington and Skinner.
3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
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