Papers largely date from his tenure at
Stanford and include correspondence, research notes and notebooks, course files, and
Greenberg, a linguist who studied the origins of the world's languages, studied
anthropology at Northwestern, receiving his Ph.D. in 1940. He taught at the University of
Minnesota and Columbia before coming to Stanford in 1962. While at Stanford he was not only
a professor of anthropology, but also helped to found the linguistics department and
organized the African Studies Center in the 1960's. He died in 2001.
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