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Guide to the Records of The Bolivia Project RISM RG 8

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Ulla S. Holmequist and Ani Rivera. Processed with new finding aid by Emilyn L. Brown and Hillina Seife, June 2006.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 16, 2016
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Janet Bunde, April 2009. Inventory revised by Julianna Monjeau and Ashley Levine, October 2010. 2009

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM).
Title: Records of the Bolivia Project
Dates [inclusive]: 1964-1997
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1964-1967
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 140.0 linear feet
Location: Cooper
Call Phrase: RISM RG 8