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Finding Aid to the A.L. Kroeber family photographs, circa 1870-1969 (bulk 1910-1960)
BANC PIC 1978.128  
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Description
This collection is primarily family photographs: portraits of Alfred Kroeber and Thoedora Kroeber (some are publicity photos), Alfred Kroeber's relatives, and snapshots of Kroeber’s children and grandchildren. In addition, there are photos related to Alfred Kroeber's professional career including photographs of colleagues, Juan Dolores, Ishi, Robert Spott, and other native peoples. There are some photos of trips to Peru, Mexico, Paris and US locations.
Background
Alfred L. Kroeber was an Anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his work on native peoples of California and the American West. His first wife, Henriette Rothschild, died of tuberculosis in 1913. He married Theodora Kracaw Brown in 1926, with whom he had two children, Karl Kroeber and Ursula K. Le Guin. He also adopted Theodore Kroeber and Clifton B. Kroeber, two children from Theodora’s previous marriage. Alfred Kroeber died in Paris in 1960.
Extent
4 boxes (ca. 425 photographic prints, 133 negatives, 5 slides) and 4 albums (ca. 1128 items) : some color ; various sizes. 14 digital objects (14 images)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.