Stanley A. Freed

Stanley A. Freed, a curator emeritus in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, has long taken a keen interest in that institution’s history. Among his previous contributions to Natural History is “Scholars amid Squalor” (March 1988), coauthored with Ruth S. Freed and Laila Williamson, about the AMNH’s Jesup North Pacific Expedition, launched at the end of the nineteenth century. Freed’s ethnographic scholarship has embraced both India and native North America. Before retiring, he was responsible for the scientific aspects of four permanent exhibition halls and several temporary exhibitions at AMNH. 

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