Query: Borst, Lyle B., 1912-
John Lawrence Angel papers
Creators:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
Blegan, Carl W.
Blumberg, Baruch
Boaz, Noel T.
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Dates:
1930s-1980s
Size:
70 Linear feet (Approximately 70 linear feet of textual materials and over 30,000 photographic items.)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0033
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of John Lawrence Angel present a complete portrait of the professional life of one of the most important and influential physical anthropologists in the United States. Angel was best known for his work with cultures in the eastern Mediterranean and for his work in forensic anthropology; but his contributions were widespread. His influence was felt in studies of human microevolution, the relationship between environment and disease, human evolution, and paleopathology. His research was said to be ten years ahead of its time. The papers include correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the time; honors and awards bestowed on Angel; materials on Angel's educational career, both as an undergraduate and as a teacher; extensive photographs; a virtually complete collection of his writings; materials concerning his research and his work in forensic anthropology; and his activities in professional organizations. The bulk of the papers reflect Angel's life-long interest in examining the relationship between culture and biology in human groups through time. There are a few records on Angel's administrative involvement in the Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum/National Museum of Natural History.

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