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COLLECTION Identifier: 2014.1.29.1-2014.1.29.2

Morton H. Levine collection


This collection contains Levine’s original writings and research materials pertaining to prehistoric art. The collection includes Levine’s original manuscripts, translations, papers and book chapters collected by him, as well as photographs and card files.


  • 1900s-1960s


Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions on access: None.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use: None.


3 record cartons : papers
1 box : photographs

Biographical Sketch:

Morton H. Levine received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 1962. After earlier faculty appointments at Vassar College (1963-1968) and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York (1968-1971), he joined the faculty of Fordham University in 1971 and became a Professor of Anthropology and head of the anthropology section of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Levine’s research interests were general anthropological theory, the anthropological study of art and culture, and Basque culture and ethnography. He was a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association, and a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the American Ethnological Society. He had contributed to such journals as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Natural History, American Anthropologists, and the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

  1. William C. Bier, S. J., Privacy: A Vanishing Value? New York: Fordham University Press, 1980.
  2. Yehudi A. Cohen, Man in Adaptation: The Institutional Framework, Chicago: Aldine/Atherton, 1971.


The collection consists of 6 series: (Note: Series IV contains 41 sites in France and Spain.)

  1. Series I: Manuscripts authored by Morton H. Levine
  2. Series II: Translations of articles on Paleolithic art by Levine
  3. Series III: Miscellaneous articles on prehistoric art
  4. Series IV: Reference files: papers and articles collected on each site
  5. Series V: Card files
  6. Series VI: Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the Museum

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Processed by:

Qiong Wu, Simmons GSLIS intern

Levine, Morton H. ( -1982). Collection (1900s-1960s): A Finding Aid
Peabody Museum Archives: Qiong Wu, Simmons GSLIS intern
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Edition statement
Last update 4/17/17.

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository

Papers in the Peabody Museum Archives consist of primary source materials that document the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic research and fieldwork since its founding in 1866. More than 2,800 feet of archival paper collections contain documents, papers, manuscripts, correspondence, data, field notes, maps, plans, and other historical records that represent diverse peoples from around the world, and which were created or collected by the Museum, its individual affiliates, or related entities. The collections also document the history or provenience, as well as the creation of, many of the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections.

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