Roland B. Dixon lecture notes and class materials
- [circa 1920s]
- Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934 (Person)
Extent.50 cubic feet (1 document box)
Biographical note on Roland Burrage Dixon
Dixon spent his entire teaching career at Harvard, starting as an assistant in anthropology (1897) and eventually rising to professor (1915). In 1904, Dixon became Librarian of the Peabody Museum, in 1909 Secretary, and 1912 Curator of Ethnology. In 1918, after World War I, Dixon was appointed an ethnologist for the American Peace Commission to Negotiate Peace. Dixon's ethnological research focused on the interrelationship between culture and the natural environment. Dixon's fieldwork began among the indigenous peoples of British Columbia, Alaska, and California. Later, he spent time in New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, and Fuji. Dixon's work also included ethnographic research in the Himalayas, Assam and Upper Burma, the Malay Peninsula and Java, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Mexico.
- Received from the Harvard University Peabody Museum, 1995 May 19; Accession 13082.
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- Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934. Roland B. Dixon lecture notes and class materials, [circa 1920s]: an inventory
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