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Charles E. Frantz Collected Papers


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Charles Frantz; Charles E. Frantz; Charles Eugene Frantz; Chuck Frantz; born 1925 in Otero County, Colorado; member of the Church of the Brethren, later joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1948; graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Earlham College (1950), and an M.A. in sociology and anthropology from Haverford College (1951) and a Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1958; was classified as a conscientious objector during World War II and performed alternative service in the Civilian Public Service at a smoke jumper camp near Missoula, Montana and other camps; after the war, he refused to register for the peacetime draft and was sentenced to 90 days prison in federal court in July 1949; became a noted professor of anthropology and taught at SUNY-Buffalo, Portland State University, the University of Toronto and Howard University; died in Philadelphia in 2011.

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