The Sylvia M. Broadbent papers include correspondence, field and research notes, manuscripts, publications, photographs, slides,
realia, and other material pertaining to Dr. Sylvia M. Broadbent, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of
California, Riverside. Topics include her research in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics, university
teaching, professional and recreational activities, and activism on behalf of cultural and environmental resources in the
United States and abroad.
Sylvia M. Broadbent, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, was born in London on
February 26, 1932. In 1947, her family immigrated to the United States and settled in Carmel, California, where Broadbent
finished high school the following year at the age of 16. She began her undergraduate studies at the University of California,
Berkeley in the fall of 1948, graduating with highest honors in 1952. Broadbent remained at Berkeley for graduate school,
earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1960. She wrote her dissertation on the Southern Sierra Miwok language.
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