Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki

  • Name of Archive: Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
  • Description of Archive: "The Museum of Anthropology is a not-for-profit organization of the California State University at Chico. The museum’s mission is to promote respect and appreciation for human cultural diversity through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. The museum accomplishes this by its commitment to training students for future careers in museums and cultural heritage management and through community outreach in Northern California. The museum is committed to the collection, protection, and interpretation of ethnographic material culture and to share this with the community through its educational programs and events that engage, enlighten, and entertain the community’s diverse audience, and to inspire and encourage self-reflection and dialogue in broadening our understanding of the human experience both on the Chico campus and beyond." [Mission statement from website]
  • Data and Document Types: artifacts, artwork, photographs
  • Location of Archive: Chico, CA (California State University)