Online Biographies of UC Faculty & Administrators from 1928 to 2001

We faculty of the University of California Academic Senate have produced In Memoriam to honor our deceased colleagues. It is our hope that these memorials will convey the gifts and vitality of these men and women and serve as fitting tributes to them.

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Since 2002, this publication has been continued by the Academic Senate
Celebrating the Centennial of the Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley: 1901-2001
Photograph circa 1932, courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:4159 Photograph by Kee Coleman, 1936, courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:3640 Photograph by G. Paul Bishop, n.d., courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:543 Photograph (halftone print) courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:4524 Photograph by Kee Coleman, 1936, courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:2309 Photograph (mimeographed copy, not original), circa 1957, courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UARC Picture 13:286
Robert Heinrich Lowie, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1883-1957

"Lowie was a scientist and scholar in the European tradition. He was respectful of learning itself, imbued with its dignity, but unexpectant of world rewards for devoting himself to it. The respect and affection Lowie inspired in his students and colleagues are the finest tribute a man might wish."
Edward Winslow Gifford, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1887-1959

"Professor Gifford was interested in every aspect of anthropology. Treatises in ethnology, social organization, archaeology and culture history, folklore, religion, physical anthropology, material culture, and museum collections flowed from his pen."
Alfred Louis Kroeber,
Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1876-1960

"Professor Kroeber's range of interest and competence in nearly every one of the major fields of anthropology made him the broadest student of the larger discipline, a position held in the past by a notable few, such as Edward B. Tylor and Franz Boas."
Theodore Doney McCown, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley
1908-1969

"McCown's analysis was a major step forward in the analysis of fossil human remains and threw enduring light on the problem of the relationship between Neanderthal and modern man; it still stands as one of the major contributions of [the twentieth] century to a knowledge of human evolution."
Robert Fleming Heizer, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1915-1979

"The combination of basic intellect, curiosity, and broad training produced one of American's last 'general' anthropologists who could talk and write knowledgeably in areas of the discipline far transcending his primary passion, archaeology."
David G. Mandelbaum, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1911-1987

"Although Mandelbaum's professional concerns embraced many other peoples
and topics, India remained his greatest love, and it is for his
contributions to Indian studies that he is particularly well known."
 
 

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