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Merle Greene Robertson (1913-2011)

It was a privilege to know Merle Green Robertson, who passed away on April 22, 2011, as a person and a scholar. She had a long and very productive life as one of the great Mayanists of our time, and this at a time when men pretty much dominated the field. To the lovely tribute by Marc Zender and Joel Skidmore that Howard and Bev circulated on LALA-L, I would just add that for anyone wanting to know more about her life and work, check out her autobiography fittingly titled Never in Fear: the Memoirs of Merle Greene Robertson, Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute, 2006.  We at the Latin American Library in Tulane University are honored to be the repository of her materials:  http://lal.tulane.edu/collections/mgr (see issue no. 5, page 153 for more information).

 

Hortensia Calvo
Tulane University

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