Charlotte Gower Chapman

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{{Infobox scientist | name = BORN Charlotte Day Gower; MARRIED NAME: Charlotte Gower Chapman | image = Charlotte Gower Chapman (1902-1982) (5493789731).jpg | birth_date = 1902 | birth_place = Kankakee, Illinois, USA | death_date = 1982 | Spouse = Savilion H. Chapman | resting_place = | residence = Washington, D.C. (after 1947) | citizenship = U.S. | nationality = U.S.

Charlotte Gower Chapman, born Charlotte Day Gower,[1] was an ethnologist and an author. In 1928, she received a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Later on while working at Lingnan University in China during World War II she was taken prisoner by the Japanese when the US entered the war, but was released by 1942. After, she joined the United States Marine Corps and worked in the Office of Strategic Services until 1947 when she became an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency until her retirement in 1964.[2]

Chapman wrote an anthropological study titled Milocca: A Sicilian Village, which included a detailed account


  1. ^ Handler, Richard (November 16, 2000). Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions: Essays Toward a More Inclusive History of Anthropology. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 123–137 (CHARLOTTE GOWER AND THE SUBTERRANEAN HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY by Maria Lepowsky). ISBN 9780299163938. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charlotte Gower Chapman (1902-1982)". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

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