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      Obit from Monday's Washington Post

      Carol Farrington Jopling
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      Monday, October 16, 2000; Page B06
      Carol Farrington Jopling, 83, a librarian and anthropologist by training who had taught at universities, worked for the government and written books on anthropological topics, died Oct. 13 at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Chevy Chase.

      Dr. Jopling came to the Washington area in 1960. She was a librarian with the University of Maryland in 1960 and 1961 and with the Library of Congress, also in 1961. She had worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1961 and 1962 and was a librarian with the U.S. Information Agency in 1962 and 1963. She had worked for the CIA from 1963 to 1967.

      Between 1965 and 1975, she taught anthropology at American and Catholic universities in Washington and then in Massachusetts at North Adams State College and Harvard University and in the University of Massachusetts system.

      From 1975 to 1979, she had been a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum. From 1981 to 1984, she was chief librarian of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Also in the 1980s, she conducted research in Spain, in Seville and Valencia.

      Dr. Jopling was an authority on the anthropological study of architecture.
      She was the author of the 1971 book "Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies" and had recently completed another book, "Churches of Somerset County, Maryland." Her 1988 book, "Puerto Rican Houses in Sociohistorical Perspective," received a prize from the Pioneer America Society.

      Dr. Jopling, who was born in Louisville, lived in the Washington area from 1960 to 1967. In addition to New England, Latin America and Spain, she also had lived in Baltimore before returning to this area in 1999.

      She was a 1938 graduate of Vassar College. She received two master's degrees from Catholic University, the first in library science in 1960 and the second in anthropology in 1963. She received a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts in 1973.

      Her marriage to Peter White Jopling ended in divorce.
      Survivors include three children, Morgan W. Jopling of Crofton, John P. Jopling of Needham, Mass., and Hannah Jopling of Washington; and five grandchildren.

      Ann Popplestone

      CCC TLC

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