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Sarich (Vincent) Papers
BANC MSS 2015/120  
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Description
Papers of anthropologist Vincent Sarich dating from approximately 1979 to 1999.
Background
Vincent Sarich (1934-2012) was a professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1966 to 1994. Before coming to UC Berkeley, he was professor of anthropology at Stanford University from 1967 to 1981. Sarich focused his research on human variation, comparative biochemistry, molecular evolution, mammalian systematics, primate evolution, and the evolution of human behavior. Early in his career, Sarich and his doctoral supervisor, Allan Wilson, published a seminal paper in the journal Science in which he challenged standard interpretations of the fossil record that estimated the divergence time of humans and apes as 10 to 30 million years. Sarich established a reputation as a controversial scholar of race and racial differentiation. He as an vocal opponent of affirmative action and published a notable and favourable review of Charles Murray's and Richard Herrnstein's controversial 1994 book The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life.
Extent
7.50 linear feet (6 cartons)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. The copyright for unpublished manuscript material in this collection is held by the donor. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.