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Maquet (Jacques J. P.) papers
LSC.1791  
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Description
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 of meditation.
Background
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.
Extent
6 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
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Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.