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Robert Fleming Heizer (1915-1979)

Robert Fleming Heizer (1915-1979)

Heizer came to the University in the 1930s after studying archaeology with Sacramento Junior College President Jeremiah B. Lillard, one of the first to study the archaeology of California’s delta region in a systematic fashion. Heizer received his B.A. at the University, followed by his Ph. D. in 1941. After working in the Richmond shipyards during World War II, he taught briefly at UCLA before joining the Department in 1946. He was appointed professor in 1952.

BANC MSS 78/17 c Ctn 29:1