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Guide to the Records of the Department of Anthropology, 1901-[ongoing]
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The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence files maintained by the Department of Anthropology for the period of A.L. Kroeber's career, although it includes others prominent in the department throughout this period. These files reflect the professional and research interests of the department, as evidenced by this departmental correspondence, which includes interoffice memoranda, correspondence with professional colleagues, information from individuals interested primarily in Indian groups in California, including native informants, and simple letters of inquiry about anthropology, objects found, etc. There is often overlap between the correspondence in these departmental files and correspondence in individual's personal papers.
The Department of Anthropology was established by the Regents on September 10, 1901, and the first course, one in North American ethnology, was given in the spring semester of 1902 by Alfred L. Kroeber. An introductory course providing a general survey of anthropology, including physical anthropology, ethology, and archaeology, was introduced in 1905-06.
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Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research, EXCEPT for the student files in Series 6. Only student files of individuals no longer living will be made available.