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Briggs, LLoyd Cabot (1909-1975) Negatives: A Finding Aid

Peabody Museum Archives
Harvard University



Last update 2016 August 29

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
Call No.: 2004.24 (H)
Location: Peabody Museum Archives
Title: Briggs, LLoyd Cabot (1909-1975) Negatives
Date(s): 1950-1959
Creator: Lloyd Cabot Briggs
Quantity: 91 images
Abstract: The negative collection captures the research and field work undertaken by Lloyd Cabot Briggs in Algeria in the 1950s. Images include village scenes as well as human remains. The negatives were digitized in 2012 through an NEH grant and can be viewed at the Peabody Museum Collections Online website at http://pmem.unix.fas.harvard.edu:8080/peabody/

Processed by:

Patricia H. Kervick Archivist; 2012

Acquisition Information:

Donated by the estate of Lloyd Cabot Briggs in 1975.

Access Restrictions:

Restrictions on access: some images include human remains and may be restricted. Permission to view sensitive images may be obtained from the Peabody Museum's curatorial department.

Biographical Sketch

Lloyd Cabot Briggs was an anthropologist who specialized in the prehistory of northwest Africa, but was also interested in the ethnology of Saharan peoples, especially the Tuareg. A graduate of Harvard (B.A. 1931, M.A. 1935, Ph.D. 1952), Briggs was a Research Fellow in North African Anthropology at the Peabody Museum from 1952 until his death in 1975. He was also affiliated with the Museum through the American School for Prehistoric Research, of which he was an active member from the late 1940s until his death. From 1967 on, Briggs served as the chairman of the anthropology department at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, and from 1970 he was a technical consultant to the Laboratory of Applied Anthroplogy, University of Paris. Briggs left his ethnographic collection, working library, and professional papers to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Briggs' publications include: Living Races of the Sahara Desert, 1958, Tribes of the Sahara, 1960, and No More Forever, with N. L. Guede.


Scope and Content Note:

These negatives are part of the core negative collection at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University and capture the research and field work undertaken by Lloyd Cabot Briggs in Algeria in the 1950s. Images include village scenes as well as human remains, such as photographs of skulls. The negatives are organized by negative number and have been digitized through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Images can be viewed at the Peabody Museum's Collections Online website at: http://pmem.unix.fas.harvard.edu:8080/peabody/
Search by Peabody number begins with 2004.24 and artist contains Briggs.

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