Michels, Joseph W. “Joe”

Joseph Michels 2004
Joseph Michels 2004

Michels-Outbound Novel Michels-French Diamonds

Joseph Michels 1953
Joseph Michels 1953

Joseph W. Michels (“Joe”)

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Joe is the brother of Pat Michels.

Joseph Michels attended Mar-Ken School in 1952-1953, graduating in June 1953. He went on to earn his B.A. in Philosophy, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA. He is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University. Joe has conducted archaeological research in Africa, the Western Mediterranean, Central America, and North America.

During the summer of 1954, Joseph was a member of the Mar-Ken staff at the Summer School in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Mr. Michels served as a pall bearer at Mrs. Minnie Ethel Bessire’s funeral.

See Joseph’s picture in the 1953 class photo and a Valley Times photo.

In 1954, he escorted Margot Grade to the Presidential Ball.

From 1953 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Name: Joe Michels
Birthday: November 1
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Class: Senior
Ambition: To be a lawyer
Special Interest: Hunting and swimming
Suppressed Desire: To pass Latin
Favorite Saying: “Nope”

Links to other resources about Joseph Michels:

Joseph W. Michels bibliography (focus on anthropology publications):

Joseph W. Michels – bibliography and biography on Amazon.com:

Also see Joe in the 2005 reunion photos.