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Collection Overview

Title: Larry Naylor Papers, 1962-1977Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1971-1973, 1977
ID: 02/17/ U0461
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series by type of material.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2004. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


The papers and research of UNT Anthropology department chair and faculty member, Dr. Larry Naylor.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Items in Dr. Naylor's papers include photos, slides, films, and records, largely focused on his field work with the Dani people in Papua, Indonesia--then known as Irian Barat and later Irian Jaya--and also in Alaska. Material documents the native peoples' culture, including their villages, homes, cemeteries, markets, farming, artwork, and as they go about their daily lives. Records include Naylor's notebooks, documents related to the study like articles and correspondence, data print-outs and reports, and record books. Some documents are written/typed in the native Papuan language.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Larry Naylor (1940-2010) worked in the Antrhopology department at UNT from 1978 - 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Southern Illinois University. Naylor completed social-cultural fieldwork in Papua, New Guinea, and Ecuador and was on the anthropology faculty at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks before joining North Texas as director of the anthropology program. He helped develop the Department of Anthropology and served as chair for 14 years. He published six books and developed many courses over his career. Prior to this, Naylor was a U.S. Army paratrooper with the Special Forces and was stationed at Fort Knox, KY during the Vietnam War. [Source: Star Gazette obituary]

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2004-005
Acquisition Source: Larry Naylor
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Larry Naylor Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Processing Information: Inclusive dates represent the estimated open and close dates ascertained from documentation within the records, though may not be exact, as some photos, slides, and films are undated. This range best covers Dr. Naylor's fieldwork as indicated, with the approximation that the remaining undated items were captured within this same general time period.
Finding Aid Revision History: May 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - updated Abstract, added Scope/Content and Historical Note, arranged and described all boxes


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