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Finding Aid for the Frederick Starr collection of material relating to Mexico, 1860-1930
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederick Starr collection of material relating to Mexico,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1930
    Collection number: 190
    Creator: Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933
    Extent: 15 boxes (7 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Frederick Starr (1858-1933) received his Ph.D. in biology (1883-87)He was the Curator of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History (1889-91), professor and Dean of the Science Department at Pomona College (1891), and associate professor at the University of Chicago (1895-1923). The collection consists of clippings, pamphlets, lithographs, photographs, and printed ephemera related to Mexican history, folk art, folklore, religion, and archeology.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    • Gift of Lucy H. Starr, 1936.
    • Jake Zeitlin, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frederick Starr Collection of Material Relating to Mexico (Collection 190). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Starr was born in Auburn, New York, September 2, 1858; graduated from Lafayette College in 1882, and received his Ph.D in 1885; professor of biology, Coe College, 1883-87; Curator of Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1889-91; professor and Dean of the Science Department, Pomona College, 1891; associate professor, University of Chicago, 1895-1923; publications related to Mexico include: Some first steps in human progress (1895), American Indians (1898), Indians of Southern Mexico (1898), Readings from modern Mexican authors (1904), and In Indian Mexico (1908); died August 14, 1933.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of clippings, pamphlets, lithographs, photographs, and printed ephemera related to Mexican history, folk art, folklore, religion, and archeology. Includes material on Native Americans in Mexico, materials about the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), Mexican ballads and song sheets, and portraits of prominent Mexicans of the nineteenth century. Also includes Mexican corridos (some illustrated by Posada), 3 albums of carte-de-visite photographs, and photographs (ca. 1880s-90s) of Los Angeles and vicinity, San Francisco's Chinatown, and El Paso, Texas.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933--Archives.
    Ethnologists--Archival resources.
    Universities and colleges--Faculty--United States--Archival resources.
    Ethnology--Research--Mexico.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Cartes-de-visite.
    Song sheets.