Alfred Irving Hallowell biography

Alfred Irving Hallowell

Anthropologist, Academic

1892 – 1974

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Who was Alfred Irving Hallowell?

Alfred Irving Hallowell pronounced [hăl'uwel"] was an American anthropologist, archaeologist and businessman. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania receiving his B.S. degree in 1914, his A.M. in 1920, and his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1924. He was a student of the anthropologist Frank Speck. From 1927 through 1963 he was a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania excepting 1944 through 1947 when he taught the subject at Northwestern University. Hallowell's main field of study was Native Americans. He also held the presidency of the American Anthropological Association for a period.

His students included the anthropologists Melford Spiro, Anthony F. C. Wallace, Raymond D. Fogelson, George W. Stocking, Jr., Regna Darnell, James W. VanStone and Marie-Françoise Guédon.

After his retirement, his position was filled by the linguistic anthropologist Dell Hymes.

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Born
Dec 28, 1892
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • A. Irving Hallowell
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    Anthropology
    ( - 1924)
  • Cultural studies
Employment
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern University
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
    ( - 1974/10/10)
Died
Oct 10, 1974
Wayne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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