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Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers, 1920-1995
29.25 linear feet (31 containers)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00133

Abstract:
Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll was an anthropologist. Her papers include diaries, notes, correspondence, biographical articles, writings, printed material, photographs, research material, and an oral histoty. Much of the collection is comprised of field notes, photographs and somatotypes taken in the village of Pere in Papua New Guinea, where Roll worked with Margaret Mead, 1966 and 1975.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, G. F. Roll has assigned the copyright in the works of Barbara Honeyman Roll to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Barbara Honeyman Roll, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Barbara Ritchie Honeyman was born in 1910 in Portland. She grew up in Ilwaco, Washington; graduated Smith College, 1932; graduate work, New York University, 1953-54; honorary degree, Smith College, 1989. Married Harold S. Hirsch, 1934 (divorced); adopted 2 children; married Scott Alexander Heath, 1953 (died 1974); married G. Frederick Roll, 1975. Worked in field of physical anthropology, specializing in somatotype, the study of physical types in relation to culture and society; challenged the work of former mentor, anthropologist William Sheldon. Held various university research positions; served as consultant and assistant to Margaret Mead in her study of Peri Village, Manus Island in 1966 and 1975; taught anthropology, Monterey Peninsula College, 1966-74; and published widely in her field under the names Heath and Roll.

Scope and Contents

The papers include diaries, notes, correspondence, biographical articles, writings, printed material, photographs and research material. Much of the collection is comprised of field notes, photographs and somatotypes taken in the village of Pere in Papua New Guinea, where Roll worked with Margaret Mead, 1966 and 1975. Copies of Margaret Mead's diaries are included. There is extensive correspondence, and an oral history, done 1989-91.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, G. F. Roll has assigned the copyright in the works of Barbara Honeyman Roll to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Barbara Honeyman Roll, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00133, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll beginning in 1980.

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

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Subjects
  • Anthropologists--United States
  • Baum, Willa
  • Manus (Papua New Guinea people)--History--Sources
  • Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
  • Physical anthropology--Methodology
  • Roll, Barbara Honeyman Heath
  • Roll, Barbara Honeyman Heath, 1910-1998
  • Roll, G. Frederick
  • Somatotypes--History

Genre terms
  • Audiotapes
  • Books
  • Computer media
  • Notes
  • Oral histories
  • Typescripts
  • Videotapes
  • articles
  • charts
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • photographs


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