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Finding Aid for the Frederick Starr collection of material relating to Mexico, 1860-1930
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Frederick Starr (1858-1933) received his Ph.D. in biology (1883-87)He was the Curator of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History (1889-91), professor and Dean of the Science Department at Pomona College (1891), and associate professor at the University of Chicago (1895-1923). The collection consists of clippings, pamphlets, lithographs, photographs, and printed ephemera related to Mexican history, folk art, folklore, religion, and archeology.
Starr was born in Auburn, New York, September 2, 1858; graduated from Lafayette College in 1882, and received his Ph.D in 1885; professor of biology, Coe College, 1883-87; Curator of Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1889-91; professor and Dean of the Science Department, Pomona College, 1891; associate professor, University of Chicago, 1895-1923; publications related to Mexico include: Some first steps in human progress (1895), American Indians (1898), Indians of Southern Mexico (1898), Readings from modern Mexican authors (1904), and In Indian Mexico (1908); died August 14, 1933.
15 boxes (7 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
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