Series 2 - Research

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1473-2

Title

Research

Date(s)

  • 1963-1984, predominant 1963-1975 (Creation)

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2.46 m of textual records
1 map

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(1937-)

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This series contains records documenting research undertaken by Richard Lee, mainly on the !Kung San in the Kalahari. Most important is a complete set of field notes for his two earliest field excursions among the !Kung San in 1963-64 and again in 1967-69. While this set is a copy of the original, they are the only set arranged in its original chronological order. Prof. Lee’s first set, retained by him, is arranged by subject for easier research access. There is also original collected data on height and weight of the !Kung San. This originates in both hand written spread sheets and in collated computer data printouts for the years 1967-1971. Finally there is a vocabulary card list, and one box of files with transcripts of interviews with Lee, newspaper clippings covering Lee’s excursions and notes related to research, reports and proposals.

Prof. Lee’s later acquisition provided additional notebooks, primary field research, data, and supplementary research to his initial and later research fields.


  • Field notes: B2007-0018/010–/014
  • Height and Weight Charts: B2007-0018/015
  • Vocabulary Cards: B2007-0018/016
  • Other files: B2007-0018/017


  • Notebooks: B2012-0012/004
  • Ecology and Social Change in Bushman Hunter-Gatherers Binder: B2012-0012/005
  • Primary research: B2012-0012/006–/007, /018 (notecards), /002P (aerial photos)
  • Supplementary research and miscellaneous notes: B2012-0012/008, /018, /001A (map)

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Open

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Finding aids

Detailed list of Field Notebooks (B2007-001/010 to /014) available in Archives Reading Room.

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B2007-0018/010–/017

Retrieval code

B2012-0012/004–/008; /018

Retrieval code (map)

B2012-0012/001A

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