Collection documents the academic and research activities of UCLA Professor of Anthropology Jacques Jerome Pierre Maquet and
includes: correspondence, course and lecture files, field notes, film, photographic prints and slides, publications, research
proposals, speeches and presentations, and subject files. Field notes include Buddhist monastic communities in Sri Lanka (1973-1988);
photographic prints document Maquet's field research in the Belgian Congo, Rwanda, and Nigeria (1949-1960), and subsequent
visits to India, Japan, and to the Hopi and Mescalero Apache communities in the American Southwest. Maquet's areas of research
included: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist monasticism, aesthetic and symbolic perception in the visual arts, and the anthropology
Jacques Jerome Pierre Maquet was born in Brussels, Belgium on August 4, 1919. He completed his diploma in Humanities (Graeco-Latin)
in 1937 and later received a PhD (1948) and JD (1949) and PhD from the University of Louvain. While he was at the University
of Louvain, Maquet attended Harvard University to study sociology and anthropology under Pitirim A. Sorokin, Clyde Kluckhohn,
and Talcott Parsons (1946-1948). From 1948-1952 Maquet attended the University of London and studied social anthropology,
with an African specialization, under Cyril Daryll Forde of the Dept. of Anthropology. Maquet received his PhD in social anthropology
from the University of London in 1952. In 1973 Maquet recieved a DLit in social sciences from the University of Paris/La Sorbonne.
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