Title:Ronald L. Olson papers, 1917-1931
Creator/Contributor:Olson, Ronald L. (Ronald Leroy), 1895-1979, creator, creator.
Contains field notes, and photographs, primarily concerning Olson's archaeological research in Peru while working at the American
Museum of Natural History. Small amount of correspondence.
Olson, Ronald L. (Ronald Leroy) -- Archives
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis) -- 1876-1960 -- Correspondence
Peru -- Pictorial works
Ronald L. Olson papers BANC MSS 2019/119, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Patricia Lyon 2015.
Ronald Leroy Olson was born in Minnesota on December 8, 1895. Upon his retun from service in World War II he attended the
Univeristy of Washington, where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in anthropology. His area of interest, at the
time, was the American Indian tribes of the northwest coast. He continued his graduate education at the University of California,
Berkeley in 1927 and obtained his PhD in archaeology in 1929. He then worked two years at the American Museum of Natural
History, spending much of that time as an archaeologist in Peru. In 1931 he returned to UC Berkeley's Department of Anthropology
where he taught until his retirement in 1956. Olson died in 1979.
BANC MSS 2019/119 box 1
BANC MSS 2019/119