Correspondence between George Quimby and Jimmy Griffin from 1939-1981. Their correspondence relates to personal matters as well as anthropology, cultural artifacts, and studies of American Indians. Several letters mention James Zumberge, Grand Valley State College’s first president.
George Quimby grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended the University of Michigan. He earned his master’s degree there in anthropology. He was classmates with James Griffin who was employed by the University of Michigan until he retired. After Quimby graduated, he worked at Louisiana State University, Chicago’s Field Museum, and the University of Washington. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in anthropology from Grand Valley. His area of interest was the origins of American Indians and their cultural relationships within the New World.
Source of Acquisition
Acquired as part of George Quimby’s anthropological library when donated to Grand Valley State University through Jan Brashler.
Seidman House 1 Campus Drive
Quimby correspondence with James Griffin (RHC-56). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries. https://gvsu.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/2/resources/483 Accessed December 15, 2017.