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Alternate forms: Carib
Contributor: La Varre, William, 1898-1991
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Eugenics Record Office Records consist of 330.5 linear feet of materials relating to the ERO, founded in 1910 for the study of human heredity and as a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Eugenics Record Office Papers (1670-1964) contain trait schedules, newspaper clippings, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, reprints, magazine articles, bibliographies, photographs, hair samples, postcard pictures, card files, and some correspondence which document the projects of the Eugenics Record Office during the thirty-four years of its operation. Taino (Carib) materials include Folder "A:9780. South America" (1922) in Series I. Trait Files, Box #65, which contains a journal article titled "Discovering Diamonds in British Guiana: An American's Adventure in Opening Up the Treasure House on the Upper Mazaruni River" by William J. LaVarre, Jr., in which the author tells of locating diamond deposits through his association with Carib (Taino) villagers. The article includes textual descriptions and photos of indigenous individuals.
Collection: Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)