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Leonard B. Glick Papers

Identifier: HCA-14-002

Content Description

Materials documenting the teaching and research of Leonard B. Glick, Professor of Anthropology at Hampshire from 1972-2002. Includes course syllabi and one self-published volume, "History," containing copies of article drafts, publications, clippings, and other notes by and about Glick.


  • 1972 - 2014
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes. Permission to use or publish text or images from this collection must be obtained from the Hampshire College Archives and Collections and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Leonard B. Glick obtained his B.S and M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1949 and 1953, respectively. He was involved in the medical profession for several years, including working as an Air Force physician. However, wanting a change in profession, he left the medical world and obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvsnia in 1963. After teaching at Bryn Mawr College for a year in 1964, Glick became an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught from 1965 to 1972. Coming to Hampshire College in 1972, he was Professor of Anthropology until 2002. Teaching courses on cultural anthropology, evolutionary psychology, ethnic conflict, and European Jewish History, Glick also became a prominant intactivist. Amidst researching for his first book, "Abraham's Heirs: Jews and Christians in Medieva Europe," (1990) He became aware of the role of circumcision in Jewish history. He then taught courses on genital mutilation, and published a second book, "Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America" (2005). Glick also self-published a miscellaneous collection of items that he wrote during his time at the University of Wisconsin and Hampshire College. Simply titled "History," this self-publication gives insight into Glick's professional interests.


.42 Linear Feet (One document box)

Language of Materials



A cultural anthropologist and author, Leonard Glick was a professor of anthropology at Hampshire College from 1972 until 2002. This collection includes syllabi from courses taught by Glick while at Hampshire, as well as a self-published book of his academic insights.


Syllabi are arranged by course topics and titles.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition. Older papers are somewhat discolored.

Leonard B. Glick Papers, 1972-2014 (bulk 1972-2002)
Finding Aid
Processed by Madison Reid, 2016.
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Repository Details

Part of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections Repository