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Guide to the George and Louise Spindler Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0493
    Creator: Spindler, George Dearborn.
    Creator: Spindler, Louise S.
    Title: George and Louise Spindler papers
    Dates: 1947-1991
    Physical Description: 30 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Gift of George and Louise Spindler, 1995.

    Cite As

    [identification of item], George and Louise Spindler Papers (SC0493). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    George Spindler joined the Stanford faculty in 1950, as professor of anthropology and education. Louise Spindler earned the first Ph.D. in anthropology awarded by Stanford in 1956 and remained with the department as lecturer and research associate. They retired in 1978, but continued to teach occasional classes.

    Scope and Contents note

    Professional papers of George and Louise Spindler pertaining to their research, publications, courses taught, and departmental matters; papers include correspondence, memoranda, articles, course materials, case studies, research proposals, and photographs. Their research interests included the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin, the Blood and Cree Indians of Canada, ethnography of schooling, and urbanizing villages in Germany.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Department of Anthropology. Faculty.
    Anthropology--Study and teaching.
    Cree Indians.
    Educational anthropology.
    Indians of North America.
    Kainah Indians.
    Menominee Indians.