Correspondence file: Bill Epstein

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence (GLU2/2-6) concerning Epstein's research on the Tolai community, Matupit, Papua New Guinea, including comparisons of Tolai and central African social systems Also covered are departmental matters at Manchester including Epstein's course on urbanization, 1961/2, and a symposium on "The tools of research in social anthropology", 1963 (GLU/2/19-22). Includes Gluckman's references for Epstein for chairs at Canberra and Sussex.

Administrative / Biographical History

(Arnold Leonard) "Bill" Epstein (1924-1999) worked at the Economic Research Section, University of Manchester in 1951-1952, 1957 and was a Simon Research Fellow at the University in 1957-1958. He was a lecturer in the department of social anthropology, University of Manchester from 1961-1964, and senior lecturer from 1964-1966. He then became a professorial fellow in the department of anthropology and sociology, Australian National University, Canberra from 1966-70, and full professor from 1970-72. From 1972-1982 he was professor of social anthropology at the School of African and Asian Studies, Sussex University.

Conditions Governing Access

Access restrictions apply: several items in this files are closed to public inspection.

Related Material

A manuscript by Epstein on the Tolai is kept at the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (Ms 352).