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Harry Wolcott



Dr. Harry Wolcott, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, passed away on October 31, 2012. Harry was hired at UO in 1964 and he continued to teach at UO for the remainder of his career, serving on both the faculties of education and anthropology. He authored several ethnographic texts that included his experiences among the Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia and with the African Beer Gardens of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, as well on ethnographic method and on writing itself, with a focus on qualitative research. Harry will be greatly missed in the field of anthropology.  He leaves an unforgettable legacy in his scholarship, his students, and all those whose lives he touched and changed for the better.