Department of Anthropology records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes and staff reports, course information, faculty bulletins and legislation, office files, conference materials, Department Head meeting minutes, research grants and proposal files, department and biennial reports, office files and memoranda, Condon Lectures correspondence, and slides depicting prehistoric humans from cave walls in France and Spain.
Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)
Accession 00036.A: Office files, meeting minutes, correspondence, committee and staff meeting reports, course information, faculty bulletins, Condon Lectures correspondence, faculty legislation, selective service file, Sigma Xi files, and publications,circa 1952-1955.
Accession 10025.A: Office files, correspondence, conference files, faculty bulletins, course files, Department Head meeting minutes, committee minutes and reports, general administrative and professional files which include special projects, research grants and proposals, and professional activities, circa 1954-1961.
Accession 1996.639.A: Affirmative action policies and reports, committee reports, course development records, and correspondence, circa 1976-1991.
Accession 10706.A: Office files, enrollment files, course information, departmental and biennial reports, grant and funding reports, a written history of the department, and committee reports, 1961-1964.
Accession 11339.A: faculty minutes, Biennial report, curriculum revision, department development planning, General Exam information, correspondence, reports, and memoranda, circa 1967-1972.
- University of Oregon. Department of Anthropology (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The genesis of the UO Department of Anthropology can be traced to the arrival of Dr. Luther S. Cressman in 1929 as a member of the Department of Sociology. The University of Oregon hired Cressman to develop advanced research in sociology and to teach social anthropology. In 1933, the Sociology Department awarded a Master's degree in Anthropology to Joel B. Berreman, with Cressman as advisor. By 1935-1936, Cressman had established himself as an active archaeologist, and he became the first, and sole member of a newly created Department of Anthropology.
Source: Anthropology website: http://pages.uoregon.edu/anthro/about/origin-of-the-department/
5.25 linear feet (8 containers) : 2 record storage box, 5 manuscript boxes and one 1/2 manuscript box
Language of Materials
The genesis of the UO Department of Anthropology can be traced to the arrival of Dr. Luther S. Cressman in 1929, who was hired to develop advanced research in sociology and to teach social anthropology; by 1935-1936, Cressman had established himself as an active archaeologist, and he became the first, and sole, member of a newly created Department of Anthropology.
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and staff reports, course information, faculty bulletins and legislation, conference materials, Department Head meeting minutes, research grants and proposal files, department and biennial reports, slides depicting prehistoric humans from cave walls in France and Spain, and other materials.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Department of Anthropology.
Continued transfers of records from the Department of Anthropology are expected indefinitely.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, May 2012; updated by processing staff, August 2015.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- Anthropology Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Anthropology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cave paintings -- France Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cave paintings -- Spain Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Education, Higher -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Office files Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Oregon. Department of Anthropology
- University of Oregon. Department of Anthropology
- Guide to the Department of Anthropology records
- Revise Description
- Tanya Parlet; updated by processing staff
- 2012, update 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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