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Frederic Hicks papers, 1955-2012
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Boxes 1-2

Cerro Portezuelo Research Files. 1960-2012.

Scope and Content

Contains Hicks’ work at the Cerro Portezuelo excavations as a UCLA graduate student, and his work after his retirement to compile the results of those findings into further academic publications. Significant topics and persons include the Aztec empire, Central Mexican artifacts, Lake Texcoco, Teotihuacan, George Brainerd, and H.B. Nicholson.
Box 3

Codex Vergara Research Files. 2003-2012.

Scope and Content

Contains Hicks’ work on the annotated facsimile edition of El Códice Vergara: edición facsimilar con comentario: pintura indígena de casas, campos y organización social de Tepetlaoztoc a mediados del siglo XVI with Barbara Williams, including research notes, manuscript drafts, and correspondence between the two co-editors. Significant topics include the Kingdom of Acolhuacan, the Aztec empire, the economic and social structures of Tepetlaoztoc, and El Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Anthropologia Social.
Boxes 4-6

Personal and Professional Correspondence. 1955-2012.

Scope and Content

Contains Hicks’ personal and professional correspondence, largely with colleagues in anthropology, ethnohistory, and archaeology, as well as letters of recommendation. Significant topics include Congreso International de Americanistas, the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Chiapa de Corzo, the Codex Vergara, Cerro Portezuelo, the University of Louisville Anthropology Department, the American Anthropological Association, Hicks’ service in the Korean War, and his Global Exchange trip to Iran.
Box 7

Field Notebooks and Journals. 1958-2010.

Scope and Content

Contains Hicks’ personal journals, excavation field notes, artifact catalogues, and maps from his work in Mesoamerica, as well as language and pronunciation practice notes from his travels to Asia. Significant topics and areas include Cerro Portezuelo, Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala, Tepetlaoxtoc, Santa Catarina, UCLA Paipai Project, and the Codex Vergara.