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Title

Hortense Powdermaker Papers

Description

Hortense Powdermaker (1896-1970) was a noted anthropologist, writer and educator (professor of Anthropology at Queens College, New York, from 1937 to 1968). The collection comprises materials related to her research and field work in the late 1920s, early 1930s and early 1950s in Lesu, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), Indianola, Mississippi, and Luanshya, Zambia, respectively and includes field notes, interviews, survey results, correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts of writings. The collection also includes the typescript manuscript and proofs of her final book, Stranger and Friend.

Subject

African Americans--Mississippi--Social conditions
African Americans--Social conditions
Ethnology--Papua New Guinea--New Ireland
Lesu, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea)--Social Conditions
Luanshya (Zambia)--Social conditions
Powdermaker, Hortense, 1903-1970
Race Relations--Southern States
Urbanization--Zambia--Luanshya

Creator

Powdermaker, Hortense, 1903-1970

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

c. 1929-1966

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Language

English