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MS Am 1329-1330

Wulsin, Frederick Roelker, 1891-1961. Frederick Roelker Wulsin papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1329-1330
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wulsin, Frederick Roelker, 1891-1961.
Title: Frederick Roelker Wulsin papers,
Date(s): 1914-1932.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (58 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Journals, notebooks, and account books of the American anthropologist Frederick R. Wulsin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-1153 - *42M-1179. Gift of Frederick R. Wulsin; received: 1941.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Frederick Roelker Wulsin Papers (MS Am 1329-1330). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

For related materials see: Frederick Roelker Wulsin Papers, Tozzer Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wulsin was an anthropologist who collected zoological specimens in East Africa and Madagascar, 1914-1915; and in China, Mongolia, Kokonor, and Indo-China, 1921-1924. He made archaeological journeys to the Belgian Congo and French Equatorial Africa, 1927-1928; and to Persia, 1930-1931. Wulsin also served as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I and taught anthropology at Boston University, 1935-1936, and Tufts, 1945-1957. He died in 1961.


Organized into two series:

Scope and Contents

Includes journals, notebooks, and account books documenting Wulsin's zoological collecting in China and other regions in East Asia from 1921 to 1924 for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard and the National Geographic Society, and trips to East Africa and Madagascar from 1914 to 1915. Notes pertain to equipment, provisions, personnel, photography, transport, weather and other matters. Also field notes for archaeological collecting in Persia from 1930 to 1932; and journal, 1914, recording a voyage to Lesser Antilles and other islands.

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