Correspondence file: Leo & Hilda Kuper

Scope and Content

Topics include:

  • GLU/6/1-3, 1 Mar-19 Apr 1962, re. the possibility of Leo Kuper taking up chair of sociology at Manchester
  • GLU/6/5-7, Oct-5 Nov 1962, Gluckman's visit to UCLA in 1963 to lecture on traditional African law.
  • GLU/6/15-16, 6-15 Apr 1965, concerning Gluckman's disagreement with "Gulliver" [prob. P H Gulliver], which Leo Kuper finds exaggerated.
  • GLU/6/18, 26 Mar 1965, Leo Kuper's introduction to Gluckman's The adaptation and development of legal systems in Africa.
  • GLU/6/29-30, 19 Sep 1968-20 Mar 1969, Leo Kuper's problems in publishing a study of African Nationalism in South Africa (part of the Oxford History of South Africa (letter 19 Sep 1968).

Administrative / Biographical History

Leo Kuper (1908-1994) was professor of sociology, and Hilda Kuper (1911-1992) was professor of anthropology, at University of California Los Angeles. Gluckman knew the Kupers from his time in southern Africa.

Related Material

Papers of the Kupers' are held by UCLA, Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, references 1343 and 1550.