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Creators:
Spiro, Melford E., 1920-2014
Dates:
1943-2003, undated
Size:
9.6 Linear feet ((24 boxes))
12 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2015-04
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Melford E. Spiro was a psychological anthropologist whose career included fieldwork on the Pacific Atoll of Ifaluk, on kibbutzim in Israel, and in Burma. His research topics included child rearing, cooperation, aggression, and supernatural beliefs. His papers, dated 1943-2003, primarily document these periods of fieldwork in relation to these topics. The collection consists of field notes, personality data and analysis, photographs, interview tapes and transcriptions, ephemera, subject card files, and research files. It also includes limited material related to his teaching and writings in the form of course outlines and research, lecture notes, annotated articles, drafts, and book reviews.