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COLLECTION Identifier: 2001.7

Frederick Roelker Wulsin papers


These papers contain two notebooks of anthropological notes, 1927-1928; four volumes of an African journal, 1927-1928 and a bound typescript, "National Geographic Society Central China Expedition Report for 1923"


  • 1927-1929 (inclusive)

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions on access: none

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use: none


1.5 linear feet

Biographical Sketch of Frederick Roelker Wulsin:

  1. Born July 8, 1891
  2. Died February 26, 1961
  3. A.B. Harvard, 1913
  4. PhD, Harvard 1929
  5. Zoological collecting in East Africa, Madagascar , 1914; China, Mongolia, Kokonor, Indo-China 1921-1924
  6. Archaeological travels to Belgian Congo, French Equatorial Africa, 1927-1928; Persia, 1930-1931
  7. Tutor in anthropology, Harvard, 1926-1927
  8. Research, 1932-1941
  9. Lecturer in anthropology, Boston University, 1935-1936
  10. Lecturer in sociology and anthropology, Tufts College (now Tufts University,) 1945-1947; professor, 1947-1957; professor emeritus, 1957
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  1. Series I includes 2 notebooks of African anthropological notes, 1927-1928
  2. Series II consists of 4 volumes of and African Journey Journal, 1927-1928
  3. Series III consists of a bound typescript report on Wulsin's central China expedition, 1923

Physical Location

Peabody Museum Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition


These papers were transferred from the Tozzer Library, Harvard University in 2001.

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#56-55 Frederick R. Wulsin and Janet Elliott Wulsin Papers

#50-24 Photographs from Peabody Museum Harvard Expedition to Near East
Wulsin, Frederick Roelker (1891-1961) Papers : A Finding Aid
Peabody Museum Archives

Repository Details

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