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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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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: A.L. Kroeber family photographs
    Date (inclusive): circa 1870-1969
    Date (bulk): 1910-1960
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1978.128
    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)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
    RESTRICTED NEGATIVES: Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], A.L. Kroeber family photographs, BANC PIC 1978.128, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected images are available.

    Related Material

    Theodora Kroeber pictorial collection (BANC PIC 1980.013-014--PIC, BANC PIC 1980.015--ALB)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the A.L. Kroeber papers (BANC MSS C-B 925), and Kroeber family papers (BANC MSS 82/132 c).

    Biographical Information

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.