Parsons, Elsie Clews
|Birthname||Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons|
|born on||27 November 1874 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||LMT m74w0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°39' 03°01 Asc. 18°17'|
American anthropologist, sociologist, folklorist, and feminist who studied Native American tribes—such as the Tewa and Hopi—in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. She helped found The New School. She was associate editor for The Journal of American Folklore (1918-1941), president of the American Folklore Society (1919-1920), president of the American Ethnological Society (1923-1925), and was elected the first female president of the American Anthropological Association (1941) right before her death.
She earned her bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1896. She received her master’s degree (1897) and Ph.D. (1899) from Columbia University.
Every other year, the American Ethnological Society awards the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize for the best graduate student essay, in her honor.
She died on December 19, 1941 in New York City.
Sy Scholfield quotes the family bible in Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt, "Wealth and Rebellion: Elsie Clews Parsons, Anthropologist and Folklorist" (University of Illinois Press, 1992), p. 16: "You were born on Friday, November 27. 1874 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grosvenor House, 5th Ave. and 10th St. This morning I spent at your mother's getting figures for her personal tax assessment and while there she got out her keys and her tin box and her Bible and gave me the above extract -- Herbert Parsons."
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology