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THOMAS, Dr David J

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 LMS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: THOMAS, Dr David J
Date(s): 1970-1982
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: Unknown
Name of creator(s): Thomas | Dr | David J | fl 1960-1982 | anthropologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1960-1969 (Resigned).


Scope and content/abstract:

A collection of anthropological field notes from work among the Pemon (Arecuna) Indians in south-east Venezuela (notes, field books and tapes), 1970-1971, and 1975. Comprising two small field notebooks with semi-processed field data and two surveyor's notebooks; five field notebooks and one sketchbook containing genealogical schedules and computer coding forms with census data encoded on them; nine tapes (reel to reel); 13 cassettes and 7 packets of census cards (cassette tapes recorded in 1971 and 1975, containing life histories, religious ceremonies, and interviews; census cards and census photos.); envelope of maps and sketch diagrams, Venezuela and copies of depositor's correspondence, Mar 1982.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Dr Thomas, 1982.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed. 2, name authority, NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
15 February 2001; May 2008.

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