University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology | Batak Exhibit

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In the early 20th century, University of Michigan Professor Harley Harris Bartlett (1886-1960) traveled to Sumatra, Indonesia to conduct botanical research and collect specimens for the University of Michigan Herbarium and Smithsonian Institution.

155 of the approximate 2000 Batak manuscripts are in the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology collections and are described in an online exhibit.

More information about the Bartlett Collection can be found on the UMMA Exhibit Site.