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date: 14 May 2021

Campbell, Josephlocked

(26 March 1904–30 October 1987)
  • Henry S. Limouze


Campbell, Joseph (26 March 1904–30 October 1987), teacher and author, was born in New York City, the son of Charles William Campbell, a businessman, and Josephine Lynch. Raised a Roman Catholic, Campbell as a boy was attracted to Native American art and culture and read Indian historical and ethnographic literature while still in grade school. After a year at Dartmouth, he went to Columbia (B.A., 1925), where he studied literature and became a track star. He remained at Columbia for two more years, earning an M.A. in 1927 with a thesis on medieval Arthurian literature. Planning to pursue his Ph.D., he accepted a two-year fellowship to study Old French and Provençal at the University of Paris (1927–1928) and Sanskrit and Oriental philosophy at the University of Munich (1928–1929)....

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