Foundations of Anthropology at the University of California   Seal of The University of California
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Our thanks to the following individuals and institutions for providing information, resources, and other assistance which greatly contributed to the exhibit. All are affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, except for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Special thanks to Ira Jacknis of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology for his constant support and generous contribution of words and ideas.

We have drawn a narrow perimeter around a very large subject. The intent is not to record a complete history but to indicate the significance of developments in anthropology in California and at the University over the last century as revealed in Bancroft’s collections, and to suggest the richness of those collections for historical research.

The exhibit draws on the following collections in The Bancroft Library and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and Department of Anthropology: