Jay D. Frierman (1923-1999) was a UCLA professor and Consulting Archaeologist who conducted archaeological excavations throughout
the Middle East and southern California, and supervised numerous archaeological projects at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State
Historic Park. Frierman was a specialist in ceramic glazes and historical archaeology in southern California and he published
several articles and books on his research. The collection consists of correspondence, archaeological surveys and reports,
research notes, and published articles.
Jay David Frierman was born May 17, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He received a B.A. in Painting from the University of
California, Berkeley in 1948 and a M.A. in Art History from Mills College, Oakland, California in 1953. Mr. Frierman died
in Los Angeles on November 30, 1999. From 1954-1964 Mr. Frierman was an Associate Professor at East Los Angeles College where
he also served as the Director of the Vincent Price Art Gallery. In 1964 Mr. Frierman joined the UCLA faculty as a Lecturer
in History, and from 1966 until his retirement in 1980, he was a Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology. During the 1970-1971
academic year, Mr. Frierman joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Visiting Scholar in Ceramic
History and Technology. From 1971-1979 Mr. Frierman, in addition to his position as UCLA Lecturer, was the Curator of Near
Eastern Archaeology and Ethnography at the UCLA Museum of Cultural History, now known as the Fowler Museum. After his retirement
in 1980, Mr. Frierman worked as a Consulting Archaeologist throughout Southern California. From 1982-1991 Mr. Frierman was
a Consulting Archaeologist for the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park where he conducted archaeological assessments
and excavations on numerous plots throughout the State Park including the Sepulveda House, the Pico House, and the Avila House.
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