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Guide to the Records of The Bolivia Project
RISM RG 8
||Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM).
||Records of the Bolivia Project
||The RISM Bolivia Project was initiated in 1964 at the request of the U.S. Peace Corps.
Headed by Dr. Vera D. Rubin, founder and director of RISM, and Dr. Lambros Comitas,
assistant director of RISM, anthropological and epidemiological teams studied six
ecologically distinct communities in order to identify major health problems and to
assess the implications of rural social organization to facilitate the work of development
agencies. The Bolivia Project generated thousands of documents, including correspondence,
accounting records, indexed field notes, laboratory processing records, surveys and
questionnaires, epidemiological data, maps, photographs, microfiche and microfilm.
The collection also includes appended items from an exhibition,
Retrospect and Prospect: Preservation and Use of Archival Materials in the Digital
Age, which celebrated the Bolivia Project. Appended items include exhibit brochures,
information panels, oversized computer generated charts, and video tapes.
||140.0 linear feet
||RA, generally Cooper Square: rows 15-17
||RISM RG 8