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Foster (Mary LeCron) Papers
BANC MSS 2012/225  
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Description
The papers of linguistic anthropologist Mary LeCron Foster.
Background
Mary LeCron Foster, known as Mickie, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 1, 1914. She studied anthropology with Melville Herskovits at Northwestern University, where she received her B.A. degree in 1936. She studied with Ruth Benedict and Franz Boas for one year at Columbia University. After marrying George M. Foster in 1938, the couple settled in Berkeley, California. They conducted anthropological and linguistic field work in the State of Veracruz, Mexico and for many decades in Tzintzuntzán, Michoacán, Mexico. They published a complete grammar of Sierra Popoluca in 1948.
Extent
15 Linear Feet (10 cartons, 16 card-file boxes)
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 The copyright for unpublished manuscript material in this collection is held by the donor.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.