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Ruth Underhill oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH-100

Scope and Contents

Underhill discusses her early life, her service with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and her work with Native Americans.


  • 1962


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Internationally known anthropologist and expert on Native American culture. Author, teacher, lecturer. Worked with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affair. Lived with the Papago and Mohave tribes. Professor at University of Denver (Colo.) from 1948-1952.


1 sound cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.


Produced as part of the DPL Western History/Genealogy Dept., Oral History Project.


Audio files digitized through the Collaborative Digitization Project, Denver, Colorado.

Participant or Performer Note

Interviewed by James Harlan Davis.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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