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us: Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963


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  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Melville Jean
  • Variants

    • us: Herskovits, M. J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
    • us: Herskovits, Melville Jean, 1895-1963
    • us: Herskovitz, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1895-09-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1963-02-25
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bellefontaine (Ohio)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Evanston (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Anthropology
        • Affiliation Start: 1927
        • Affiliation End: 1963
    • Organization

        (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Anthropology
    • Affiliation Start

        1927
    • Affiliation End

        1963
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Program of African Studies
    • Organization

        (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Program of African Studies
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Affiliation Start: 1921
        • Affiliation End: 1927
    • Organization

        (naf) Columbia University
    • Affiliation Start

        1921
    • Affiliation End

        1927
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
    • Organization

        (naf) University of Chicago
    • Organization

        (naf) Howard University
    • Gender

        male
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  • Earlier Established Forms

      Herskovits, Melville Jean, 1895-1963Herskovits, Melville Jean,1895-1963
  • Sources

    • found: His The cattle complex in East Africa, 1926.
    • found: NUCMC data from Fisk Univ. Libr. for Johnson, C.S. Papers, 1870-1965 (Melville Herskovitz)
    • found: Riemann Musiklexikon, 12. Aufl.: Erg√§nzungsband (Herskovits, Melville Jean; b. 9-10-1895, Bellefontaine; d. 2-25-63, Evanston; American anthropologist)
    • found: Northwestern University Library website, viewed Sep. 23, 2013: About Melville J. Herskovits (founder of Northwestern University's Anthropology Dept. in 1938; founder of Northwestern's Program of African Studies in 1948; master's in 1921 in anthropology, Columbia University, began teaching there in 1921, Ph.D. in 1923; lectured at Columbia 1924-1927, named assoc. prof. at Howard University in 1925; moved to Northwestern University in 1927; did field work in Suriname, Benin, Brazil, Haiti, Ghana, Nigeria and Trinidad)
    • found: Relativism and ambivalence in the work of M. J. Herskovits, 2000: p. 103 (Melville J. Herskovits; Melville Herskovits)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed January 30, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Herskovits, Melville; Melville Jean Herskovits; anthropologist, educator; born 10 September 1895 in Bellfontaine, Ohio, United States. He earned a BA in History from University of Chicago (1920); an MA (1921) and a PhD (1923) in Anthropology from Columbia University. He taught at Howard University (1925-1927); established the Department of Anthropology and the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University (1961). He was a pioneer in African and African American studies in the United States. He died 25 February 1963 in Evanston, Illinois, United States)
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    • 1980-07-03: new
    • 2015-11-11: revised
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