Academic journal article Western Folklore

Obituary: Daniel J. Crowley 1921-1998

Academic journal article Western Folklore

Obituary: Daniel J. Crowley 1921-1998

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DANIEL J. CROWLEY 1921-1998

Dr. Daniel J. Crowley, anthropologist-folklorist-art historian, and long@ time member and Past President of the California Folklore Society, died on February 24, 1998, in Oruro, Bolivia. He was 76 years old. He had been leading a group of researchers through the University of California Research Expeditions Program to document the last of the major carnivals he had not studied in his many years of carnival research. He had just finished conducting his research and was about to embark on overland travel throughout South America when he died. It was Mardi Gras Day, locally celebrated in conjunction with Martes de Ch'alla in commemoration of the earth goddess, Pachamama. In the hands of several of his former students and new-found friends of Oruro, Dan was interred in Oruro's Cimetario Central on Ash Wednesday.

With his passing, Dan leaves behind his wife and collaborator of forty years, Pearl Rancharan-Crowley; their son, Peter Crowley, and wife Kelley of Martinez, CA, daughters Dr. …

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