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National Anthropological Archives
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1976-1995
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National Anthropological Archives
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1994-1995
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1976-1994
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Dates:
1858-1884
1897-1909
1919-1929
1939-1999
bulk 1982-1995
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series
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2.85 Linear feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NAA.2002-21
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This series is organized by projects undertaken by Spencer throughout his career. In the late '80s and early '90s, Frank Spencer fastidiously researched the Brixham cave affair, believing it to be a predecessor to the Piltdown hoax. Another project is Fallen Idols, his unpublished book on the history of scientific attitudes towards human origins. C...

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Spencer, Frank, 1941-1999
Langham, Ian, 1942-1984
Dates:
1836-1999
bulk 1970-1999
Size:
40 Linear feet (94 boxes, 1 oversized box)
Collection ID:
NAA.2002-21
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Frank Spencer was a historian of biological anthropology who began his career as a medical laboratory technician. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research files, teaching materials, photographs, and audiotapes. Spencer's research on the Piltdown hoax as well as the Piltdown research of Ian Langham, whose work Spencer continued after his death in 1984, and Spencer's research on the life and career of Aleš Hrdlička for his dissertation are both represented in the collection.

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