The Professional Correspondence of Franz Boas

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Published in cooperation with the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, with the permission of Franziska Boas.

The Professional Correspondence of Franz Boas (1858-1942), published exclusively in this microfilm edition, is a fundamental source for studying the history of anthropology in particular and American science in general. Over 50,000 items, dating from 1881 through 1942, are collected here, including correspondence with Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, Alexander Bell, W.E.B. Du Bois, Felix Frankfurter, and Presidents Taft, Wilson, and Roosevelt. This collection illuminates not only Boas's life and work, but also the social and political concerns associated with science in his day.

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