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Letter from Frederic Ward Putnam to A.L. Kroeber

Samuel Alfred Barrett (1879-1965)

Barrett developed his interest in California Indian cultures growing up in the Ukiah area. As an undergraduate at the University where he helped finance his education through the purchase and sale of native baskets, he refined his anthropological interests and in 1908 received the Department’s first Ph. D. He pursued a distinguished career as director of the Milwaukee Public Museum and after retirement returned to the University where he conducted a documentary film project on native peoples of western North America.

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