The Charles Wagley Papers Digital Collection documents anthropological field work in the cultures of Latin America, especially Guatemala and Brazil.

Charles Wagley received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1941. He served as Professor of Anthropology, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. He was a staff member of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Brazilian Field Party and held several positions, including directorships, with various programs to the Brazilian-American Public Health Service. He worked with the Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and was the Graduate Research Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. In 1982-1983 he was named the University of Florida's Teacher/Scholar of the Year.

This collection contains field notes, maps, drawings, correspondence, publications, and photographs of Tapirape, Gurupa, and other research projects undertaken by Dr. Charles Wagley between 1937 and 1965. The Gurupa research project field notes are available in 16mm microfilm. Please see the case file for the guide created for these materials. The earliest research project documented in the collection took place in Guatemala in 1938. Very little is known about this project and the field notes are not sorted.

For more information, see the Finding Aid to the collection.