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Major Donation of Mesoamericana from Prof. John Graham

John Graham, professor of Anthropology at Berkeley since 1962, donated his extensive collection of 4,000 volumes on Mesoamerican culture and history (particularly Maya and Olmec archaeology and art and Maya epigraphy) to the Anthropology Library.

Image of John Graham.
John Graham at the ruins of Seibal (aka Ceibal) on the heights above the Rio Pasion in Guatemala, 1961. Photo courtesy of John Graham

Many of the volumes are rare — John Graham began collecting rare books as a twelve year old growing up in the border region of Texas — and the collection was independently appraised at $68,000. We are truly grateful that Professor Graham entrusted “his children” to us!

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