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Bruce Bryan

BRUCE BRYAN Born on January 16, 1906 in Washington, D.C. He passed away peacefully at his home in North Hollywood, on September 16, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Katherine. Bruce worked for the Southwest Museum for over 50 years, as Curator of Archaeology; editor of their monthly publication, "The Master Key", and Director Emeritus. In 1926 Bruce began his professional career as field archaeologist for the then County Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, now known as the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. Bruce led a field expedition to San Nicolas, one of the remote Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, where they unearthed much important material. He then joined the Southwest Museum and participated in a series of important excavations, which took place throughout the southwest. Sadly the depression caused the museum to terminate the excavations and Bruce was recalled. He then lef t the Museum and returned to Washington, D.C. and worked for the Government. In 1959 Bruce returned to the museum and resumed his work until his retirement in 1983. His retirement years were happily spent in traveling, writing and research. He is deeply missed by his wife, friends and associates.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2004
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