C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

Morton H. Fried papers, 1945-1996, bulk 1961-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 10207756 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fried, Morton H (Morton Herbert), 1923-1986
Title Morton H. Fried papers, 1945-1996, bulk 1961-1986
Physical Description 11 Linear Feet (11 archival boxes, 6 storage containers, and some unboxed materials)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on site.

Collection is closed until processed.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available online / available onsite via DLC.

Description

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of published works and writings, including drafts, articles and reprints, drafts for "Halls of the Ancestors", field notes and research, lectures, papers presented and miscellaneous reports as well as correspondence and reports from his travels.

Using the Collection

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on site.

Collection is closed until processed.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available online / available onsite via DLC.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The C.V. Starr East Asian Library maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Morton H. Fried papers; Box and Folder; C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Morton Fried Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Subject Headings

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Anthropology -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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China -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Department of Anthropology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnology -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnology -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Language and culture -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political anthropology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Morton Herbert Fried was born in Bronx, New York, 1923. He studied at the Townsend Harris High School and City College. He obtained his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1951 and he later became the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Columbia, specialized in anthropology of China, from 1950-1986. During the late 1940s, he studied in China and later published The Fabric of Chinese Society (1953). Dr. Fried also directed the Fulbright summer seminar in Chinese history and culture from 1966 to 1967. In 1977 and 1981, Fried was invited to assist in the restoration of anthropological studies at the invitation of the Chinese Government after the Cultural Revolution. Other works written by Dr. Fried include The Notion of Tribe (1975), The Evolution of Political Society (1967), Explorations in anthropology (1973), Readings in anthropology (1968), and with his wife, Martha Nemes Fried, Transitions: Four Rituals in Eight Cultures (1980). In 1986, he died in Leonia, New Jersey, at the age of 63.