Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Anthropology Department records, 1957-2007 UA 234



creator Rice University. Department of Anthropology.
Title: Rice University Anthropology Department records
Dates: 1957-2007
Abstract These administrative files of the Rice University Anthropology Department reflect the daily business of the department, including correspondence, conference papers/articles/publications, CVs, research/travel funding requests, student evaluations, hiring and promotional materials, and personnel information. In addition, materials on anthropology syllabi and courses offered are included. This material begins in the 1950s and continues through 2007.
Identification: UA 234
Quantity: 8.0 cubic ft.16 boxes
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical

Although the anthropology department was established at Rice University in 1961, its revitalization and redirection began in 1980. Because of its focus on high-quality, specialized, and creative work within the discipline during this decade, the anthropology department became well-known for both its identity and reputation. Such distinction became evident at the American Anthropological Association meeting in 1984, at which knowledge of Rice's accomplishments were widespread, and in the spring of 1986 when publishers bid vigorously for two volumes produced by Rice's anthropology department. At this time the anthropology department was on par with the small but specialized departments at Duke, Princeton, John Hopkins and Virginia, and the department's candidates were actively pursued by the large graduate departments of Harvard, Michigan, Chicago, and Stanford.

Traditionally the anthropology department was organized around a cultural anthropology core with archaeology and biological anthropology as additional tracks that supported the core. Since then, the social-cultural anthropology program has expanded and focuses on the application of anthropological methods and styles of research to the study of complex societies. Archaeology has become its own prominent track with emphases on the emergence of complex societies and urbanism, settlement studies, origins of food production, the Late Stone Age and Iron Age in Africa, and historical archaeology. Today the department of anthropology's doctoral program offers advanced training in these fields. In addition, students interested in medical anthropology have access to resources of the Texas Medical Center. The national prestige of the anthropology department at Rice continues to flourish.


Scope and Contents

These administrative files of the Rice University Anthropology Department reflect the daily business of the department, including correspondence, conference papers/articles/publications, CVs, research/travel funding requests, student evaluations, hiring and promotional materials, and personnel information. In addition, materials on anthropology syllabi and courses offered are included. This material begins in the 1950s and continues through 2007.

Faculty Files are restricted for privacy reasons, due to the inclusion of personnel information. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at woodson@rice.edu for assistance in accessing these materials.


Arrangement

This material has been arranged in three series, including Series I: Courses & Syllabi, Series II: Grants & Project Proposals, and Series III: Faculty Files. Series III: Faculty Files is divided into 7 subseries, all but one organized by the last names of faculty.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research except for the Faculty Files, which contain personnel information. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at woodson@rice.edu for assistance in accessing these files.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center. Contact woodson@rice.edu for assistance.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University. Department of Anthropology.
Subjects
Anthropology
Anthropology--Japan
Genres
letters (correspondence)
memorandums
notes
reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Anthropology Department records, 1957-2007, UA 234, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to the Woodson Research Center in 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Courses & Syllabi 1978-2007

Box Folder
1 1 Courses Offered, 1990-1992
2 Courses Offered, 1992-1993
3 Courses Offered, 1993-1994
4 Courses Offered, 1994-1995
5 Courses Offered, 1995-1996
6 Courses Offered, 1996-1997
7 Courses Offered, 1997-1998
8 Courses Offered, 1998-1999
Box Folder
2 1 Courses Offered, 1999-2000
2 Courses Offered, 2003-2004
3 Courses Offered, 2004-2005
4 Courses Offered, 2005-2006
5 Materials for General Announcements, 2006-2007
6 ANTH 201: Intro to Soc./Cult. Anthropology, 1978-1993
Box Folder
3 1 ANTH 308/508: History as Cultural Myth, 1982-1993
2 ANTH 327/527: Gender & Symbolism, 1981-1995
3 ANTH 333: Contemporary Trends in Social & Cultural Theory, 1985-1991
4 ANTH 341/351: Ethnographic Film in the 20th c., 1992
5 ANTH 367/567: Human Evolution, 1983-1994
6 ANTH 430/381: Medical Anthropology, 1980-1993
7 ANTH 446/646: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Anthropology, 1975-1994
8 Anthropology Syllabi, 1978-1995
Box Folder
4 1 Anthropology Syllabi Part II, 1977-1992
2 Anthropology Syllabi Part III, 1979-1994
3 Anthropology Syllabi Part IV, 1981-1996



Series II: Grants & Project Proposals 1964-1992

Box Folder
4 4 Cushman, Richard D. Research Proposal & Projects 1973-1975
5 Cushman, Richard D. "Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya" Project, 1977-1978
6 Goodman, M.E. NIMH Proposal: "A Comparative Study of Cultures of Childhood," 1969
Box Folder
5 1 LeCompte, D. Margaret Ford Foundation Project, 1987-1988
2 Macken, Marlys NSF Final Project Report, 1989-1992, n.d.
3 McCord, William NIMH Grant, Sept. 1, 1965- Dec. 31, 1965
4 McCord, William NIMH Proposal, Jan. 1966- Jan. 1968
5 McCord, William NSF Research Proposal, 1965-1967
6 NSF Proposal: An Anthropological Study of Values and the Transmission of Values in "Successful" American Families, 1964 & 1969
7 NSF Systems Grant, 1967-1971
8 Project Houston, 1965-1966
9 Sheldon, Mary E. NSF Proposal, 1970-1971



Series III: Faculty Files 1957-2003

Scope and Contents note
Contents include correspondence of faculty and administration as well as conference papers/articles/publications, CVs, research/travel funding requests, student evaluations, hiring and promotions, and personnel information. These files are under restriction due to private information. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at woodson@rice.edu for assistance in accessing these materials.
Last Names A - C
Box Folder
6 1 Adair, Linda S. Correspondence, 1979-1987
2 Adair, Linda S. Curriculum Vitae & Ephemera, 1949-1982
3 Adair, Linda S. Expenses, Forms & Reports, 1980-1988
4 Adair, Linda S. Research Reports & Proposals, 1976-1978
5 Arnold, Jeanne E., 1980-1985
6 Ballonoff, Paul Alan, 1972-1975
7 Colson, Anthony C., 1976-1977
8 Creson, Daniel Lenard, 1970-1972
9 Cushman, Richard D. Correspondence, 1974-1981, n.d.
10 Cushman, Richard D. Files, Forms & Reports, 1974-1983, n.d.
11 Cushman, Richard D. Promotional Materials, 1979
Last Names D - H
Box Folder
7 1 Davidson, F. Chandler, 1969-1970, n.d.
2 Davis, Philip W., 1966-1978
3 Davis, Philip W., 1979-1987
4 Davis, Philip W. & the Dept. of Political Science, 1977
5 Engel, Frederic Andre, 1976-1977
6 Fischer, Michael M.J., 1977-1993
Box Folder
8 1 Gamst, Frederick C. Correspondence Part I, 1968-1971
2 Gamst, Frederick C. Correspondence Part II, 1965-1975
3 Goodman, Mary Ellen Correspondence, 1960-1970, n.d.
4 Goodman, Mary Ellen Ephemera, 1957-1969, n.d.
5 Goodman, Mary Ellen Special Copy Files Part I, 1967-1970
6 Goodman, Mary Ellen Special Copy Files Part II, 1967-1970
7 Harwood, Edwin (Sociologist) Correspondence, 1967-1970
Box Folder
9 1 Hole, Frank, 1960-1961
2 Hole, Frank, 1962-1978
3 Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, 1973-1981
Last Names I - L
Box Folder
9 4 Ingham, John, 1967-1970
5 Johnson, Gregory Alan, 1972
6 Justice, Blair, 1965-1968
7 Kaplan, Howard B., 1967-1968
8 Karp, Ivan, 1984
9 Kirkby, M.J. & Anne V., 1969
10 Kolenda, Pauline Mahar, 1961-1963
11 Lohse, Margie Chaffin, 1974-1977
12 Lutfiyya, Abdulla M., 1967-1968
Last Names M
Box Folder
10 1 Macken, Marlys Correspondence, 1990-1991
2 Macken, Marlys Correspondence, 1992-1993
3 Macken, Marlys Financial Papers, 1990-1993
4 Macken, Marlys Status Reports/Research Account, 1990-1991
5 Macken, Marlys Travel Expenses, 1991-1992
6 Maranhao, Tulio P., 1981-1988
7 Marcus, George Evaluations, 1975-1977
Box Folder
11 1 Marcus, George Evaluations, 1978-1980
2 Marcus, George Evaluations, 1981-1985
3 Marcus, George Evaluations, 1986-1993
4 Marcus, George Evaluations, 1994-2003
5 Martin, William C., 1969-1970
6 Milun, Kathryn, 1991-1994
7 Milun, Kathryn, 1995-2000
Last Names N - R
Box Folder
12 1 Neely, James, 1968
2 Norbeck, Edward Correspondence Part I, 1961-1968
3 Norbeck, Edward Correspondence Part II, 1968-1969
4 Norbeck, Edward Correspondence Part III, 1970-1971
5 Norbeck, Edward Correspondence Part IV, 1963-1981, 1991
6 Norbeck, Edward Curriculum Vitae, n.d.
Box Folder
13 1 Norbeck, Edward Ephemera, 1963-1974, n.d.
2 Norbeck, Edward IIE, 1970-1971
3 Norbeck, Edward Japan Trip, 1963-1968
4 Pollitt, Ernesto, 1981-1986
5 Price-Williams, Douglass, 1965
6 Provencher, Ronald, 1967-1974
7 Randolph, Richard R., 1962-1964
8 Rasmussen, David Tab Correspondence, 1978-1988
9 Rasmussen, David Tab Research Papers Part I, 1984-1988, n.d.
10 Rasmussen, David Tab Research Papers Part II, n.d.
Last Names S - W
Box Folder
14 1 Sakumoto, Christine, 1968-1969
2 Topazio, 1969-1971
3 Traweek, Sharon Correspondence, 1984-1989
4 Traweek, Sharon Correspondence, 1990-1993
5 Traweek, Sharon Papers, 1985, 1987, n.d.
6 Uzzell, John Douglas Correspondence, 1971-1979
7 Uzzell, John Douglas Promotional Material, 1976-1977
8 Uzzell, John Douglas Promotional Material Part II, 1976-1978
Box Folder
15 1 Wagner, Erika, 1966
2 Weiss, Kenneth Monrad, 1979-1983
3 Wheeler, Wayne, 1959-1969
4 White, Leslie A., 1960-1970
Other Anthropology Dept. Records
Box Folder
15 5 Research & Graduate Studies Correspondence, 1982-1992
6 Research & Graduate Studies Correspondence, 1993-1995
Box Folder
16 1 Faculty Correspondence, 1973-1975
2 Frank Hole & Richard Blanton Correspondence & Papers, 1979-1979, n.d.
3 Misc. Curriculum Vitae, n.d.
4 Misc. Curriculum Vitae Part II, n.d.
5 Promotions for Davis & Provencher, 1970-1973
6 Russian ethnological maps of Near East 1960 - 1962