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Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll Papers, 1920s-c1995
31 boxes (29.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 133

Abstract:
Anthropologist. 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. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

  • This collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.
  • Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this collection.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Born Barbara Ritchie Honeyman, Portland, Oregon, 1910; 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 of the Collection

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.

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

  • This collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.
  • Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this collection.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English


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


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