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Guide to the A. L. Kroeber Papers, 1869-1972
BANC FILM 2049 BANC MSS C-B 925  
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Description
Kroeber conducted field work with several Klamath River groups, including the Karok, Wiyot, and Yurok Indians; the Yokuts Indians of Central California; with Ishi, the last member of the Yahi band of the Sacramento Valley; the Mohave Indians of the Colorado River region; and the Zuni Indians of New Mexico, among many other groups. He also carried out archaeological field work in Mexico and Peru. He published more that 500 books and articles on anthropological topics, and served as an expert witness in the Indian land claims cases Clyde F. Thompson et. al. v. United States, Docket No. 31, and Ernest Risling et. al. v. United States, Docket 37.
Background
Alfred Louis Kroeber was a renowned professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a keen intellect who played a major role in shaping the study of anthropology into the academic discipline that it is today. His magnetic personality and generous spirit endeared him to his students and colleagues. Kroeber's voluminous scholarly output as well as his lengthy and influential teaching career earned him a place among the most respected anthropologists of all time.
Extent
Originals: 38 boxes, 21 cartons, 14 volumes, 8 oversize folders (ca. 44 linear ft.) Copies: 185 microfilm reels: negative (Rich. 1840) and positive (BANC FILM 2049)
Restrictions
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Availability
RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY WITH CALL NO. BANC FILM 2049. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of the History of Science and Technology Collection.