National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the William Pollitzer papers, 1957-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1999-34
Creators:
Pollitzer, William S., 1923-
Dates:
1957-1997
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The William S. Pollitzer Papers document his research into blood types and pedigrees as well as facial morphology among the Catawba, Cherokee, Lumbee, and Seminole tribes as well as the Gullah of South Carolina. Also included are correspondence files relating to Pollitzer's tenure as President of the Human Biology Council and a dermatoglyphic study in Hawaii.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
William S. Pollitzer taught anthropology, anatomy, and genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 through 1986 when he became an Emeritus Professor. Pollitzer earned an A.B. (1944) and a M.A. (1947) in Biology from Emory University and a Ph.D. in Human Variation from Columbia University in 1957.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from William Pollitzer in 1999 and Margaret Pollitzer in 2002.
Processing Information
The collection is unprocessed. Contact the repository for more information.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the William Pollitzer papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
William Pollitzer papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Biological anthropology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catawba Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherokee Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lumbee Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seminole Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gullahs Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawaiians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
dermatoglyphics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Human genetics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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