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Ralph L. Beals (July 19, 1901 – February 24, 1985) was an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, a former president of the American Anthropological Association, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He worked on community development in Egypt with UNESCO and studied Mexican students in American universities.
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- "Ralph A. Beals records (1946–1954)". New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts. Retrieved August 20, 2017.