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William Ridington fonds
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the provenance of the fonds.
- Variations in title: Also known as the Robin Ridington fonds. Formerly called the William Robin Ridington fonds.
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- Ridington, William (Robin)
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6.5 cm of textual records.
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William Ridington - also known as Robin Ridington - joined the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at UBC in 1968 after completing his Ph.D. at Harvard. In 1963, at Harvard, Ridington began studying the Dane-zaa (meaning “real people”), historically referred to by settlers as the Beaver people. Dane-zaa traditional territory is around the Peace River in Alberta and British Columbia.
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The fonds consists of field notes and transcripts of interviews with the Dane-zaa gathered between 1965 and 1969.
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Access to field notes is restricted until 2028; please contact the University Archives for further information.
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- Ridington, William (Robin) (Subject)