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Philip Bock Papers

Identifier: UNMA-112

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Philip Bock document his activities between 1957 and 1980. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence, Modern Cultural Anthropology book, and Funding. These series do occasionally overlap in content. Bock's correspondence is the bulk of the collection and contains information about his administrative and academic activities at the University of New Mexico. The series contains correspondence with students, colleagues, editors, professional associations. The collection also contains records of his funding and publications, and few news clippings related to Bock's activities in New Mexico.


  • 1957-1980


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Note

Philip Karl Bock was born on August 26, 1934 in New York City. In 1955, he received his bachelor’s degree from Fresno State College in California. The following year, he graduated at the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts. Finally, in 1962, he received his doctoral degree from Harvard University and taught ethnology, language, culture, and ethnomusicology of the United States and Mexico at the University of New Mexico.

Philip Karl Bock published several books and his work is widely recognized. He is the author of Modern Cultural Anthropology (1974) Rethinking Psychological Anthropology (1988), the Handbook Of Psychological Anthropology (1994), and other edited volumes. He was member of the board of directors of the Adobe Theater, in Albuquerque, from 1998 to 2002, the president of Musica Antigua, from 2001 to 2002, and the President of the Society for Psychological Anthropology from 1997 to 1999.


1 Cubic Foot (1 Box)


This collection contains primarily correspondence from Philip Bock, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico, where he taught for over 30 years.
Finding Aid of the Philip Bock Papers, 1957 -1980
Valerio Di Fonzo
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131