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Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00133

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.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing 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.

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.

Extent

29.25 linear feet (31 containers)

Overview

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.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.
Title
Finding aid to the Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-04-08: Updated finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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