Research notebooks of American geographer Carl Orwin Sauer, consisting of copies of documents from a range of Mexican and
Spanish archives (dating from circa 1525 to 1802) relating to Sauer's research interests in Mexico and Latin America.
Carl Ortwin Sauer (December 24, 1889-July 18, 1975) was one of the twentieth century's most important geographers. He is remembered
for developing the Berkeley School of geographic thought, which is distinguished by its cultural-historical focus. Sauer was
born in Missouri and earned his doctorate in Geography from the University of Chicago in 1915. He taught at the University
of Michigan from 1915 to 1923 and then accepted a position in the Geography Department at the University of California. He
headed the department until 1954. Sauer's most famous work, The Morphology of Landscape, was published in 1925 and marked
him as a clear opponent of environmental determinism. Sauer's interest in Mexico and Latin America dates to the 1920s. During
the course of his career, he published widely on Ibero-America, particularly on the culture and historical geography of Native
Americans in Latin America.
12 cartons, 2 volumes (12.1 linear feet)
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