Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Description

This database contains the complete digitized archive of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Founded in 1871, the Institute is the world’s oldest scholarly association dedicated to study of humankind. The archive provides primary sources in anthropology and related fields, such as ethnic and area studies, archaeology, and colonial history. It also includes material relating to the development of these disciplines over nearly 150 years.

Content types are manuscripts, maps, and photographs. Subtypes include administrative records, correspondence, personal papers, reports and conference papers, pamphlets, field notes, and bibliographies. The database allows basic and advanced full text searching through the entire archive of the Institute. The Collections option displays a traditional finding aid, outlining the archive’s constituent collections and allowing one to browse at the collection, box, and folder level. 

Dates covered

1763-2013.

Producer/content provider

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Wiley


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