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MS 4516 Philip Drucker papers

Drucker, Philip, 1911-1982  Search this
Albert, John  Search this
Beardsley, Richard K. (Richard King), 1918-1978  Search this
Beynon, William  Search this
Fast, Edward G.  Search this
Garfield, Viola Edmundson, 1899-1983  Search this
Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Thompson, George E.  Search this
Tobin, J.E.  Search this
Uyeharan, Harry K.  Search this
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Angaur  Search this
Haida  Search this
Nuxalk (Bellacoola)  Search this
Yoeme (Yaqui)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Yurok  Search this
Karuk (Karok)  Search this
Likiep  Search this
Jaliut  Search this
Heiltsuk [Oowekeeno (Wikeno)]  Search this
Kili  Search this
Ebon  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Paipai (Pi-Pi/Pais)  Search this
Clackamas  Search this
Bikini  Search this
Haisla  Search this
Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)  Search this
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Alsea  Search this
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Tsimshian  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Payómkawichum (Luiseño)  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Micronesians  Search this
Xai'xais (Haihais/China Hat)  Search this
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Kili (Marshall Islands)
1933-circa 1954
1933-circa 1954
The processed material in this collection concerns work before 1955. Included are field notebooks, printed material, drafts of manuscripts, notes, catographic material, drawings, photograhs, writings, historical documents, and copies of United States government documents. Incorporated are notes (often comments and suggestion regarding Drucker's work) by Alfred Louis Kroeber, photographs of Nootka by R. Maynard, copies of papers by William Beynon and Viola Garfield, a catalog of an Alaskan Collection of Edward G. Fast, a field notebook relating to the British Columbia coast archeology survey by Richard King Beardsley, notes on Alsea by John Albert, and miscellaneous papers of various authors concerning Micronesia. The latter includes material by Harry K. Uyeharan on Angaur clan organization, J.E. Tobin on the Bikini, and George E. Thompson on education in American Samoa.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional life of Dr. Philip Drucker (1911-1982), Assistant Curator for the U. S. National Museum, Ethnologist and Anthropologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), Staff Anthropologist in the U. S. Navy, farmer, and professor at the Universities of Kentucky, Colorado, and Baylor. Included are notes and fieldnotes from his expeditions into the American Northwest, MesoAmerica, and Oceania, correspondence sent and received by Drucker, drafts and notes of some of his works, element lists, newspapers and newsletters he collected, papers and materials from others in the field, class notes and exams from his years of teaching, photographs, and maps.

Of primary concern are the materials dealing with the Northwest Coast, which contain his most detailed notes. Dr. Drucker was considered to be one of the foremost experts in that region. There is also considerable photographic material on MesoAmerica, the majority of which remains unprocessed. Also included are materials dealing with Southern California, South America, and Oceania.

Correspondents include Margaret Blackman, Joanna Chisholm, William Beynon, John Fox, E. Gartly Jaco, Elizabeth Tooker, Margaret Lantis, Joseph P. Benson, Kenneth Ames, Vera Rubin, Charles M. Tolbert, Robert E. Quirk, James R. Glenn, and Ward H. Goodenough.

The Drucker Papers also include notes, exams, and assignments from his classes as well as a number of papers dealing with topics not directly related to the main series. There are many photographs of the Northwest Coast and MesoAmerica, and a few maps from each of the main regions in which Drucker worked.
(1) Northwest Coast native brotherhoods; (2) Northwest Coast Nootkan tribes; (3) Northwest Coast miscellaneous ethnology (on the Bellabella, Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, Bellacoola, Wikeno, Haida, Haisla, Xaihais, and Heiltsuk); (4) Northwwest Coast archeology; (5) Northwest Coast cultural element distribution; (6) Oregon Coast and Northern California (including material on the Coos, Alsea, Clckamas, Tolowa, Karuk, Chinook, Karok, and Yurok; (7) southern California (including material on the Diegueno, Akwa'ala, Yaqui, Papago, Luiseno); (8) southwest Yuman-Piman tribes; (9) miscellaneous North American ethnology; (10) Mesoamerican archeology; (11) Micronesia (including material on Kili, Likiep, Jaliut, Ebon, Angaur, and other islands); (12) unprocessed material
Biographical Note:
Chronology of the Life of Philip Drucker

January 13, 1911 -- Born in Chicago, Illinois

1927 -- Began degree program in Animal Husbandry at Colorado Agricultural College

1929 -- Changed to Liberal Arts program at Colorado College

Summer 1930 -- Field School in Archaeology with the University of New Mexico

1930 -- Began Anthropology Degree at the University of California, Berkeley

1932 -- A. B. Degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley

1933 -- Teaching Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

1934-1935 -- Social Science Research (SSRC) pre-doctoral fellowship "Study of Nootkan Indians"

1936 -- Ethnographic Survey of Northwest Coast for the University of California Program in "Cultural Element Distribution" Ph. D. In Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

1938-1939 -- National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral fellowship(Archaeological Survey of the Northwest Coast)

1940 -- Assistant Curator, United States National Museum (transferred to Bureau of American Ethnology)

1941-1942 -- Olmec Field Trips

1942 -- Commissioned Lt. (Jg) (Line) USNR; active duty

December 1945 -- Released from active duty Ethnologist, Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution

October 1948 -- Ordered to active duty, LCdr, USNR. Staff Anthropologist, Staff of Deputy High Commissioner, Trust Territory Of the Pacific Islands (Micronesia)

January 1952 -- Released from active duty Anthropologist for BAE

December 1955 -- Resigned BAE

1955-1966 -- Married Rosario and had two children, Felipe and Rosario Self-employed, farming operation, Vera Cruz, Mexico

October 1966 -- Sold farm and moved to San Andes Tuxtla, Vera Cruz

Spring 1967 -- Visiting professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

Summer 1968 -- Visiting professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado

1968-1969 -- Visiting professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

1969-1978 -- Professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

June 1978 -- Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky

1978-1979 -- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Baylor University

1979—? -- Senior Scientist (Ethnography), Kentucky Longevity Study Project, University of Kentucky

February 28, 1982 -- Died in Lexington, Kentucky
Addl. KW Subj::
Tipai-Ipai, Karuk, Luiseno, Bella Coola (Nuxalk), Chinook, Coosan, Bella Bella (Heiltsuk), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth), Papago (Tohono O'odham), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Papago (Tohono O'odham), Luiseno, Tipai-Ipai, Karuk
These materials were left by Drucker in his office at the Bureau of American Ethnology when he resigned in December, 1955, and were deposited in the Bureau of American Ethnology Archives ca. 1956 By M. W. Stirling, Chief, Bureau of American Ethnology.
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