The papers of linguistic anthropologist Mary LeCron Foster.
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.
15 Linear Feet
(10 cartons, 16 card-file boxes)
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