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Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll: A Woman's Life in Physical Anthropology, Somatotyping, and New Guinea Kinship Studies

Interviewee(s):
Roll, Barbara Honeyman Heath
Interviewer(s):
Hughes, Sally Smith
Title:
Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll: A Woman's Life in Physical Anthropology, Somatotyping, and New Guinea Kinship Studies
Abstract:
Honeyman and Parker family history; childhood, and home schooling in Ilwaco, WA; Catlin School, Portland, OR, and Smith College; marriage to Harold Hirsch; impact of volunteer work at University of Oregon Medical School; introduction to William H. Sheldon, 1947, Constitution Laboratory, Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and somatotyping, creation, application, methodological modification; break from Sheldon, 1953, and studies at New York University, 1953-1954, and the Institute of Child Welfare, UC Berkeley; marriage to Scott Heath, and move to Carmel Valley; collaboration with Lindsay Carter, the Heath-Carter method; contributions of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, James M. Tanner, Theodore Schwartz, Eugene McDermott, others; instructor in anthropology, Monterey Peninsula College, 1966-1974; research in the Soviet Union, 1963, 1964, 1967; somatotyping and genealogical studies, Papua New Guinea; Pere Village and "JK" [John Kilepak]; associations with Margaret Mead; marriage to G. Frederick Roll. Appended comments on Sheldon and Roll by Sir Richard I. S. Bayliss.
Subject area(s):
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
1989 1990 1991
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11264005
Rights:
Roll, Barbara Honeyman Heath. "Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll: A Woman's Life in Physical Anthropology, Somatotyping, and New Guinea Kinship Studies." Interview by Sally Smith Hughes in 1989, 1990 and 1991. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1994.