Archives 321

Anthropology Department Records

1949-1989

Acquisition And Processing Information

Records from Washington State University’s Anthropology Department were received at the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections from Dr. Bill Lipe in June of 1990 and August of 1999 and retained as UA1990-21 and UA 1999-14. The accessions were combined and processed in June and July 2012 by Katrina Burch.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 2 boxes

Linear feet of shelf space: 2

Organizational History

Anthropology courses at Washington State University originally fell under the department of Sociology, in the college of Arts and Sciences. In 1963, Anthropology became its own department. Through the years the department has had a number of homes on campus, from Commons Hall to Johnson Tower, and finally to the current building in College Hall, which was renovated in 1983 to house both the department and the Anthropology Research Lab (Center for Northwest Anthropology).

Collection Description

The collection includes annual Anthropology department reports, and correspondence from both faculty and the chairman of the department. Also included in this collection are the departmental faculty meeting minutes running from 1974 to 1989 and the eight volumes of the Washington State Research newsletter.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The collection was arranged at processing into three series plus a folder of annual reports. The three series are: correspondence, faculty meeting minutes, and the Washington State Research Center newsletter. The correspondence series is further broken down into two subseries: correspondence of the chairman of the department, and correspondence of faculty. Those series are arranged alphabetically and then by date. The newsletters are arranged chronologically. A significant amount of material was discarded during processing, primarily for privacy reasons.

RELATED MATERIALS

Archives 59: Department of Anthropology Records, 1964-1976

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Anthropology Department Records, 1949-1989 (Archives 321)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Box Folder Description
1 1 Annual Reports 1976-1978
 
Series 1: Correspondence
Subseries 1.1: Departmental Chairman's Correspondence
Richard Daugherty
2       1950-1959
3       1960-1967
4       1970-1988
Geoffery Gamble
5       Dean's Office (Roberty Nilan) 1982-1984
6       Dean's Office (Robert Nilan), 1984
7       Dean's Office (John Pierce), 1987
8       Incoming and Outgoing, 1983
9       Incoming and Outgoing, 1984
10       Incoming and Outgoing, 1987-1988
11       Outgoing, 1982-1983
12       Outgoing, 1983-1984
13       Incoming, 1982-1983
14       Incoming, 1984
15       Incoming, 1987
16       Incoming, 1987-1988
Robert Littlewood
17       Dean's Office (Robert Nilan), 1980-1981
18       Dean's Office (Robert Nilan/Lois Defleur), 1985-1986
19       Outgoing, 1980-1981
20       Outgoing, 1985-1986
21       Incoming, 1980-1981
22       Incoming, 1985-1986
23       Incoming and Outgoing, 1985-1986
Mary Elizabeth Schulter
24       1975-1977
25       1979
26 To Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1975-1979
27 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1977-1979
 
Subseries 1.2: Faculty Correspondence
28 Elizabeth Byerly, 1982-1986
Donald Messerschmidt
29       Annapurna project grant, 1981-1984
30       1977-1979
31       1980-1983
32       1984
33       1985
34       1986-1988
35 Sarah Schlanger, 1986
Allan Smith
36       1949-1969
37       1967-1969
38 Patricia Stanley, 1970-1974
39 Genie Trapp, 1987
40 Dward Walker, Jr., 1965-1967
41 Richard Watson, 1981
 
Series 2: Meeting Minutes
42 1974-1975
43 1975-1977
44 1975-1979
45 1979-1980
46 1980-1981
47 1981-1982
48 1982-1985
49 1985-1986
50 1986-1987
51 1987-1989
 
Series 3: Washington State Research Center Newsletter
52 Vol. 1, 1980-1981
53 Vol. 2, 1981-1982
54 Vol. 3, 1982-1983
55 Vol. 4, 1983-1984
56 Vol. 5, 1984-1985
57 Vol. 6, 1985-1986
58 Vol. 7, 1986-1987
59 Vol. 8, 1988 (includes one undated)