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Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963) Biographical Materials

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Identifier: 35/6/1
Abstract Biographical materials relating to Melville J. Herskovits fill one archival box and include obituaries, news clippings, Northwestern news releases, correspondence pertaining to university matters, Northwestern faculty information, conference programs, a statement Herskovits gave before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (for the report, drafts, and research materials, see series 35/6, box 99-102), and reprints of Herskovits' scholarly articles. The material is arranged in chronological...
Dates: 1920-1996

Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963) Papers

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Identifier: 35/6
Abstract Anthropologist Melville Jean Herskovits presided over the creation of the department of anthropology at Northwestern University in 1938. In 1961, Northwestern appointed Herskovits to the Chair of African Studies, the first such position in the United States. The Melville J. Herskovits Papers document Herskovits' career during a period of very rapid growth of both anthropology and African studies. The bulk of the collection consists of professional correspondence and manuscripts of publications,...
Dates: 1906-1963

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  • Names: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty X
  • Names: Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 X

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