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Guide to the David Goodman Mandelbaum Papers, 1899-1991, 1933-1986
BANC MSS 89/129 cz  
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Description
Field notes made during Mandelbaum's research trips to the Kota and Toda tribes in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India, and the Plains Cree and Chippewa Indians; manuscripts of published and unpublished articles, books, reviews and speeches; incoming and outgoing correspondence; and research and course materials.
Background
David Goodman Mandelbaum was born in Chicago on August 22, 1911. He majored in anthropology at Northwestern University, studying with Melville J. Herskovits, and received his B.A. degree in 1932. He spent the summer of 1933 studying the San Carlos Apache in Arizona, with the support of a fellowship from the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He continued his ethnographic studies with the Plains Cree in Saskatchewan, while working as a research assistant at the American Museum of Natural History. He studied with Edward Sapir, Leslie Spier, and Clark Wissler at Yale University, and completed his doctoral degree in 1936. While at Yale, he studied the Jewish community in Ansonia, Connecticut.
Extent
Number of containers: 15 cartons, 3 boxes, 1 OS folder Linear feet: Approximately 20.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.