Fonds PR2935 - Lucien Mason Hanks fonds

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Lucien Mason Hanks fonds

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    • Copied [ca. 1965] (Creation)

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    1 photograph. -- 1 negative.

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    Biographical history

    Lucien Mason Hanks, Junior (nicknamed "June") was born in Wisconsin, USA. He obtained a PhD in psychology from Columbia University in 1936, and taught at the University of Illinois, 1937-1942. He later specialized in Southeast Asia Studies, and worked for Bennington College, the Washington Office of Strategic Services, the US Education Foundation in Thailand, and the Cornell Centre in Bangkok.

    In late 1938 he married Jane Richardson (1908-2014). Born in in 1908 in California, USA, Jane received a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 1939. She too later specialized in Southeast Asia, and worked for Bennington College and Cornell University. The Hanks undertook a research project on the Siksika (Blackfoot) reserve in Southern Alberta during the summers of 1938, 1939 and 1941. In 1950 they published the results of their research in Tribe Under Trust: A Study of the Blackfoot Reserve of Alberta.

    Lucien Mason Hanks died in Barbados in 1988. Jane died in North Bennington, Vermont in 2014.

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    Pat Bear Hat of Gleichen, Alberta donated the material to the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

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    The fonds consists of images featuring residents of the Siksika Reserve in Gleichen, Alberta taken by Lucien Mason Hanks in 1922.

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    In 1965, the Provincial Archives of Alberta received the material from the Provincial Museum of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        For more images of the Siksika Reserve at Gleichen, please see the Fern Gully fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

        Please see the Lucien and Jane Hanks fonds at the Glenbow Museum and Archives.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for biographical sketch sourced from the Lucien and Jane Hanks fonds description at the Glenbow Musem and Archives. The image can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the number A1550.

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        Includes accession PR1965.0072.

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