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Carl Eugen Guthe Papers: 1905-1974 (Majority of material found within 1920-1929)
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information:

The papers were acquired in two accessions. The first was transferred by Carl E. Guthe (donor no. 1500) in 1944. The second was transferred by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology (donor no. 9273) in 2003.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research. Materials contained in the Journals, 1912-1944 series (Box 4) and in the Correspondence, 1921-1974 series (Box 5) have been severely damaged in a fire. In December 2022, they were removed for conservation. Researchers should consult series-level Scope and Contents Notes and folder-level lists for more detailed information regarding access and use of materials in Boxes 4 and 5.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see:


Copyright status is unclear for the Philippine Expedition materials, topical files, and photographs. Copyright for the correspondence series has been transferred to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Carl Eugen Guthe Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan