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The Institute for Social Anthropology comes to an end, when the Department of State terminates support. Its functions are absorbed by the Institute of Inter-American Affairs. During its lifetime, the Institute published 16 monographs (the last number in 1953) in a series titled "Publications of the Institute of Social Anthropology."


Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 9
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1952, p. 79

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December 31, 1952


  • Anthropology
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