Scope and Contents
Title: Ronald A. Brooks Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.231
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
2.5 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1939-1986
Ronald Allen Brooks (1937-circa 1986) was an anthropologist and exhibit designer, including a year of employment in the exhibits
department of the Southwest Museum in 1985. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and photocopied articles
Brooks wrote or collected from 1932-1986, covering anthropological and linguistic topics, such as orangutans, Niska Indians
of the Nass River, Northwest Coast art and archaeology, Northwest Coast fishery history and eulachon or candlefish. This collection
includes copies and drafts of the paper “Box of Daylight: Myths of Invention” which Brooks presented at the Third Annual Meeting
of the Canadian Ethnology Society in Victoria, British Columbia in February of 1976.
Brooks, Ronald Allen, (1937-circa 1986)
Processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 September 10, made possible through
grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Scope and Contents
This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and photocopied articles from Ronald A. Brooks’ anthropological
and linguistic studies from 1962-1986. Research materials include collected articles and class notes covering many topics
in archaeology and linguistics, such as orangutans, Niska Indians of the Nass River, Northwest Coast art and archaeology,
Northwest Coast fishery history and eulachon or candlefish.
This collection includes papers regarding Brooks’ participation in the Third Annual Meeting of Canadian Ethnology Society
in Victoria, British Columbia in February 1976, copies and drafts of the paper Brooks presented there, “Box of Daylight: Myths
of Invention,” and correspondence and edits of this manuscript. This collection also includes all of Brooks’ university correspondence
and paperwork from his attendance at various institutions, including applications and transcripts, as well as notes and exams
from lectures and classes. This collection also includes a 1985 resume for exhibition work, listing Dr. Patrick Houlihan as
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application
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Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center
as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Ronald A. Brooks Papers, 1932-1986, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.231; [folder number] [folder title][date].
Donation in the memory of Ronald A. Brooks from Mrs. and Dr. Milo B. Brooks, 1986 April 17.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Canadian Ethnology Society.
Holm, Bill, 1925-
Box of Daylight: Myths of Invention
Northwest Coast Indians -- Art
Tsimshian Clan and Society