Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was an American cultural anthropologist who founded the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as directing that campus’ Museum Of Anthropology from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber and his students did important work collecting cultural data on western tribes of Native Americans. Kroeber is credited with developing the concepts of culture area, cultural configuration , and cultural fatigue. Types of Indian Culture In California is an early monograph published by the University of California.
The Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition was a world's fair held in Seattle in 1909, publicizing the development of the Pacific Northwest. The fairgrounds became the campus of the University of Washington. The fairground’s design (by the Olmstead brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of Central Park, New York) strongly influenced the subsequent physical development of the campus. Visitors numbered 3,700,000. This is the report of the commissioners responsible for California’s exhibit. It reveals aspects of the state’s economy and culture at that time.