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Brewton Berry, American writer, editor. Julius Rosenwald fellow, l943-44; recipient Anisfield-Wolf book award, 1952.


Berry, Brewton was born on August 9, 1901 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph Andrew and Frances Deborah (Pike) Berry.


Bachelor of Arts, Wofford College, 1922;Bachelor of Divinity cum laude (Fogg scholarship, Day fellowship), Yale, 1925;Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, 1930.


Assistant professor sociology and anthropology, U. Missouri, 1931-1937;associate professor, U. Missouri, 1937-1945;visiting professor, U. Missouri, summer 1950;director anthropological collection, U. Missouri, 1932-1945;director, Archeological Survey Missouri, 1932-1945;professor, head sociology Department, University Rhode Island, 1945-1946;professor sociology and anthropology, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1946-1964.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: You and Your Superstitions, 1940, 74, (with Seba Eldridge) Fundamentals of Sociology, 1950, Race Relations, 1951, Race and Ethnic Relations, 1958, review edition 1965, 78, Almost White, 1963, review edition 1969, The Education of American Indians, 1968, (with N.P. Gist, others) The Blending of Races, 1972, A Letter to the Grandchildren, 1983, Odds and Ends, 1990. Also articles, essays, short stories. Editor: Missouri Archaeologist, 1934-1945, Ohio Valley Sociologist, 1947-1952, others.


Fellow American Anthropological Association, American Sociological Association. Member Missouri Archeological Society (honorary life), Ohio Valley Sociological Society (president 1954-1955), Sons of the American Revolution, South Caroliniana Society (life), South Carolina History Society, Ohio History Society. Member Phi Beta Kappa (chapter president 1965-1966), Sigma Xi.

Clubs: Scioto Country. Torch (Columbus, Ohio) (chapter president 1967-1968), Faculty (Columbus, Ohio). Book and Bond (Yale).


Married Margaret Foley Woods, September 11, 1926. Children– Margaret (Mistress Forrest J. Curtin, Junior), Deborah (Mistress Douglas R. Houser).

Joseph Andrew Berry

Frances Deborah (Pike) Berry

Margaret Foley Woods

Margaret (Mistress Forrest J. Curtin Berry

Junior) Berry

Deborah Berry (Mistress Douglas R. Houser)