Jane Hanks is an anthropologist with long term research interests in Thailand, particularly the ethnic groups that live in mountainous Northern Thailand. Her collection of over 130 artifacts were largely acquired between the years of 1951 and 1979 when she and her husband, fellow anthropologist Lucien Hanks, lived and worked in Thailand. The collection is mostly comprised of textiles, clothing and other personal items made and used by Northern Thai ethnic groups such as the Akha, Lisu and Mien.
The Jane Hanks Collection is held within the Anthropology Collections by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University. If you would like more information on the collection, please contact Dr. Arleyn Simon, Curator of the SHESC Collections, at 480-965-6957 or via e-mail at Arleyn.Simon@asu.edu.