Anthropology Department Records 1964-1976
Archives 59

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Anthropology Department Records
ID
Archives 59
Date [inclusive]
1964-1976
General Physical Description note
approximate 400 items  .5 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
Includes reports, proposals, materials related to the graduate program, departmental minutes, and an accreditation report.

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Department History:

The first anthropology courses to be taught at Washington State University were offered in 1942 by the Department of Sociology. Growth of anthropology classes was rapid and within a few years the department was renamed the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Re-organizing again in 1966, the Department of Anthropology became an independent department within the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The stated curriculum goal of the Department is to familiarize the student with (1) the evolution of man, (2) pre-historic development of culture, and (3) the patterns of cultural behavior in primitive and folk societies. The department grants the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology as well as the Ph.D.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Department of Anthropology are arranged in two series. Series one, Departmental Administration, dates from 1964 through 1976 and consists of developmental proposals dealing with the field schools, archeology, social anthropology, sociology, and the budget. Also included in the series are materials related to the graduate program, departmental minutes, and an accreditation report.

Series two, Excavation Projects, dates from 1968 through 1974 and deals with the Marmes and the Ozette projects. Included are reports and proposals as well as correspondence involving Richard Daughtery (Department Chairman), Roald Fryxell (Professor of Anthropology), Charles Fred Bohannan (National Park Service Archeologist), and Gerald Grosso (Project Director). Substantial correspondence is directed to legislators and Congressmen in search of support for the projects.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Department of Anthropology (UA 77-30) were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University in August 1977.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed by Pat Graham Pitcock in June 1980.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Dept. of Anthropology.
  • State College of Washington. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Anthropology--Archives
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Anthropology--Records and correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Marmes Rockshelter Archaeological Site--History--Archives
  • Ozette Site (Wash.)--History--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Anthropology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Archives
  • Archaeology
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Departmental Administration 

Box Folder

Accreditation Report 1966-1968   15.0 items

1 1

Developmental proposals 

Box Folder

Archeology 1970   12.0 items

1 2

Budget 1969-1974   20.0 items

1 3

Field School 1970   50.0 items

1 4

General 1970   4.0 items

1 5

Linguistics 1970   1.0 item

1 6

Outlines 1970   70.0 items

1 7

Social Anthropology 1970   4.0 items

1 8

Sociology n.d.   1.0 item

1 9
Box Folder

Graduate Program 1965-1976   20.0 items

1 10

Minutes 1964-1965   7.0 items

1 11

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 2 Excavation Projects 

Box Folder

Marmes Project 1968-1974   135.0 items

1 12

Ozette Project Correspondence 1970-1972   55.0 items

1 13-15

Ozette Proposals 1972-1973   12.0 items

1 16

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