Koch-Grünberg made four trips to the Amazon (1898, with Hermann Meyer to the river Xingu; 1903-1905, to the river Negro; 1911-1913, to the rivers Branco and Orinoco; and 1924, to the same rivers, in which he died), one of them (river Negro) supported by the Goeldi Museum, in Belém.
On May 23 and 24, 2014, Koch-Grünberg's letters - well organized in 37 folders - were surveyed. We looked for documents related to Jacques Huber and his colleagues of the Goeldi Museum, like Emil Göldi (1859-1917) and Emilia Snethlage (1868-1929). There are some examples bellow.
To know more about the Fachgebiet Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie in Philipps-Universität Marburg, please click here. To know more about the ethnographic collection preserved in this Institute, please click here. Information on Koch-Grünberg's archive is here. A reference book on German Anthropologists who worked in the Amazonian region is "Bildungsbürger im Urwald. Die deutsche ethnologische Amazonienforschung (1884-1929)", by Dr. Michael Kraus (2004).
We thank to Dr. Ernst Halbmayer, Dr. Michael Kraus, Dr. Dagmar Schweitzer de Palacios, and Dr. Karin Naase, for their support and kindness.
|The present site of Fachgebiet Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie of Philipps-Universität Marburg is a 1491 house, named Kugelhaus. Soon the Institute will move to another place.|