William G. Lockwood collection of Romani Ethnology and Gypsy stereotypes
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 477
William G. Lockwood collection of Romani Ethnology and Gypsy stereotypes contains several thousand books and periodicals, numerous visual depictions, over a thousand sound recordings, and several hundred examples of sheet music exploring the representation of Romani and Gypsy stereotypes. The William G. Lockwood Collection of Romani Ethnology and Gypsy Stereotypes is as geographically diverse as the Roma themselves, with publications from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The collection will be an outstanding resource for students and scholars who are researching stereotypes of Gypsies.
- 1912 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored off site. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.
12 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Anthropologist William G. Lockwood (1937-2017) began collecting material about the Roma in the late 1950s. He was a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan specializing in the Balkans, Romany/Gypsy culture, ethnicity, and the anthropology of food and foodways.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by William and Yvonne Lockwood in 2016.
This collection was processed by Cathy Illman, Lydia Tang, Nicole Smeltekop, and Leslie M. Behm. The processing of this collection is ongoing.
- Finding Aid for William G. Lockwood collection of Romani Ethnology and Gypsy stereotypes
- Nicole Smeltekop, Lydia Tang, Cathy Illman, Leslie M. Behm
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