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Part I: Lectures and Writings, 1938-1980 (continued)
Aspects of the Present
Correspondence and reviews, 1977-1980
Draft, 1979
(3 folders)
Outlines, 1978-1979
BOX 122 Culture and Psychotherapy, with Theodora Mead Abel
Background material, 1938-1974
Abel, Theodora Mead, 1965-1975
General, 1965-1976, undated
Drafts, 1964-1965, 1973-1974
(4 folders)
BOX 123 An Interview with Santa Claus, with Margaret Mead, 1977-1979
Margaret Mead: Some Personal Views
Correspondence, 1977-1979
Draft, 1979
(4 folders)
Reviews, 1979
BOX 124 The Study of Culture at a Distance, with Margaret Mead
Draft, 1951
(6 folders)
Reviews, 1954
BOX 125 Themes in French Culture: A Preface to a Study of French Community, with Margaret Mead, 1954-1977, undated
A Way of Seeing, with Margaret Mead
Correspondence, 1969-1974, 1980
Draft, 1969
(2 folders)
Dissertation, "Kith and Kin: A Study of Creole Social Structure in Marbial, Haiti," Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Correspondence, 1948-1952, 1975
Draft, 1950
(2 folders)
BOX 126 (1 folder)
Miscellaneous, undated
Prepared for oral examination, 1947
(2 folders)
Magazine column, Redbook, with Margaret Mead
Correspondence, 1964-1979, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 127 1973-1978
Lists and tear sheets, 1963-1978
Reviews, 1954-1969
(4 folders)
Special editorial projects
American Anthropologist, issue dedicated to Margaret Mead, 1976-1980
(2 folders)
BOX 128 Anthropological Quarterly, issue regarding Sepik region, Papua New Guinea, 1975-1978, undated
(2 folders)
BOX OV 1-OV 4 Part I: Oversize, 1938-1969
Oversize material consisting of drawings and a map.
Arranged and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were removed.
BOX OV 1 General Correspondence
Bateson, Gregory, 1938 (Container 1)
Image of the Scientist
Apollo Nine, college students' reactions, 1969 (Container 37)
Elementary school essays and drawings, 1957 (Container 39)
BOX OV 2 Sputnik
Elementary school essays and drawings, 1957
By location
New York
Livingston Manor (Container 86)
Saratoga Springs (Container 87)
(2 folders)
BOX OV 3 (2 folders)
BOX OV 4 (2 folders)
Sample used in slides (Container 87)
BOX 129-132 Part II: General Correspondence, 1922-1994
The General Correspondence series in Part II supplements the correspondence files in Part I and features correspondence with family members and close colleagues. An alphabetical file dates largely from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s and contains correspondence between Métraux and her family, most notably her son, Daniel Alfred Metraux, and husband, Alfred Métraux. It also includes correspondence with close associates, among them Theodora M. Abel, Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Luther S. Cressman, M. Inez Hilger, and Margaret Mead. Métraux’s correspondence with Mead in this series includes handwritten letters that are more personal than those found in Part I, yet which remain largely focused on their professional activities. A chronological file dates largely from the 1970s to 1980s and relates largely to Métraux’s professional activities. A digital file, 1987-1994, contains drafts of letters to friends as well as draft responses to researchers inquiring about Margaret Mead as well as Métraux’s own work as an anthropologist. Métraux’s correspondence with family members, Mead, and other colleagues during her fieldwork in Papua New Guinea in 1967-1968 and 1971-1973 is located in the Projects series in Part II.
Material types include: letters sent and received with related attachments including photographs.
Arranged as an alphabetical file organized by name of correspondent, a chronological file, a digital file, and miscellaneous greeting cards.
BOX 129 Alphabetical file
"A" general, 1953-1954, 1964
Abel, Theodora M., 1953-1954, 1966, 1978-1991
(2 folders)
"B" general, 1950-1954, 1964-1966
Bateson, Gregory, 1948-1949, 1960-1980
Belo, Jane, 1948-1953
Bubendey, Paul (brother), and his children, 1949-1954
"C" general, 1951-1954
Caffrey, Margaret M., 1988-1992
Chapin, Elsa, 1951-1953, 1960
Cressman, Luther S., 1922-1987
(4 folders)
"D-E" general, 1949-1953, 1964
Eichelberger, Marie E., 1953-1966, 1977
Epple, Annamarie Bubendey (mother), 1953-1954, 1966
(2 folders)
"F-G" general, 1953
BOX 130 Gorer, Geoffrey, 1949-1985
(4 folders)
"H" general, 1949-1954
Hilger, M. Inez, 1950-1952, 1966
"I-J" general, 1953, 1966
Keller, Mary D., 1949-1954
Krebs, Hanna P., 1949-1953, 1978
"L" general, 1951-1953, 1966
Lee, Leila, 1953-1954
Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1953-1954
"M" general, 1950-1953, 1970
Mead, Margaret
From Métraux, 1946-1978
(7 folders)
To Métraux
Originals, 1949-1951, 1966, 1978
BOX 131 1950-1954, 1964-1977
(3 folders)
Note exchanged, 1978
Métraux, Alfred (husband), 1944-1960
Metraux, Daniel Alfred (son)
(8 folders)
BOX 132 1967-1979, 1994
(2 folders)
Métraux, Eric (stepson), 1953-1954, 1966
Métraux, Ruth W. (sister-in-law), 1952-1953
"N-W" general, 1952-1954, 1962-1966
(2 folders)
Wolfenstein, Martha, 1953-1954
Chronological file, 1951-1991
(5 folders)
DF Digital file
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