Foundations of Anthropology at the University of California   Seal of The University of California
John Campbell Merriam (1869-1945)

John Campbell Merriam (1869-1945)

Merriam came to the University to study geology and botany from Lenox College in Iowa. After receiving his Ph.D. in paleontology at Munich he returned to the University as professor in 1894, as founding member of the Department of paleontology and active in the development of the Vertebrate Zoology and Paleontology museums. In 1920, Merriam left Berkeley to become director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a position he retired from in 1938.

Courtesy P. A. Hearst Museum