The collection includes Marija Gimbutas’ papers and her personal library. Her papers
focus on her professional life during the years she lived in California and taught
at UCLA, and cover her teaching and research through extensive lecture notes,
extensive research notes, photographs, slides and maps, manuscripts for articles and
books, articles and reprints, and figurines from her personal collection.
Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) was a Lithuanian-American archeologist and
archaeomythologist, and Professor Emeritus of European Archaeology and Indo-European
Studies at the University of California Los Angeles from 1963-1989. Her work focused
on the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of Old Europe.