Wulsin family papers
Family papers of the anthropologist and archaeologist Frederick Roelker Wulsin.
- 1869-1933 (inclusive), 1905-1933 (bulk)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent10 linear feet (13 boxes)
Most of the papers are the personal correspondence between Frederick Roelker Wulsin and other members of the Wulsin family, chiefly his mother Katherine Roelker Wulsin. Also included are papers related to expeditions to China in 1923 and West Africa in 1927-1928, diaries, and photographs. Other correspondents include Alice Forbes Perkins Hooper.
Biographical / Historical
Frederick Roelker Wulsin was an anthropologist who collected zoological specimens in East Africa and Madagascar, 1914-1915; and, with his wife, Janet Elliott Wulsin (1894-1963), in China, Mongolia, Kokonor, and Indo-China, 1921-1924. He made archaeological journeys to the Belgian Congo and French Equatorial Africa, 1927-1928; and to Persia, 1930-1931. Wulsin also served as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I and taught anthropology at Boston University, 1935-1936, and Tufts, 1945-1957.
Arranged into the following four series:
- I. Letters from Frederick Roelker Wulsin
- II. Letters to Wulsin
- III. Other Wulsin family letters
- IV. Compositions and other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
58M-253. Gift of Mr. Frederick Roelker Wulsin, 307 North Ridge Drive, Tucson, Arizona; received: circa 1958.
Additional acquisition information given with the item.
Processed by: J.F. Coakley and Carol Bain
- Wulsin family. Wulsin family papers, 1869-1933 (MS Am 2069): Guide.
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