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A Gift for Tozzer

Pictured (left to right) Janet Steins, associate Librarian for Technical Services and Collections at Tozzer; C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky and Daniel Adler both of Harvard Anthropology Department;, Katherine Dimancescu, friend of the Library; Romanian ethnologists Ion Ghinoiu and Aiina Ioana Ciobanel.

December 22, 2004 -- Earlier this semester, Tozzer Library and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology welcomed two Romanian ethnologists bearing gifts. Dr. Ion Ghinoiu and Dr. Alina Ioana Ciobanel, presented the library with Vol. 1 of The Romanian Ethnographic Atlas, a monumental publishing project produced by the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. Dan and Katherine Dimancescu of Lincoln, Massachussets, who were instrumental in arranging the presentation, accompanied the Romanian contingent.

The Romanian Ethnographic Atlas will eventually be comprised of five volumes - Habitation (the village, the household); Occupations (including farming, hunting, animal husbandry); Popular Technique (trades, material culture); Popular Art (including costume); and Customs and Mythology (birth, marriage, funeral customs, holidays). It will be supplemented by 25 additional volumes presenting raw field data and oral histories.  Three of these have been published to date and were also presented to Tozzer Library.

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