WELCOME TO THE DOUGLAS OLIVER COLLECTION.

Douglas Oliver (Feb. 10, 1913 - October 30, 2009) completed a B.A. at Harvard in 1934 and and a DPhil in Ethnology at the University of Vienna in 1935. Between 1936 and 1941, he was a research associate on the staff of Harvard's Peabody Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology.

Between 1938 and 1939, Oliver conducted research on Bougainville, among the Siwai (a.k.a. Siuai) people. The majority of these images derive from that period, and were donated to the Pacific Collection following Dr. Oliver's death in 2009.

Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Related Information:
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Winter 1990 "Douglas L. Oliver, 1913-2009"

STATISTICS:

  • Total photographs in database: 961