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   Department of Anthropology Records, 1930-1985.

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Series II: Administration, 1931-1985

This series contains budgets, correspondence, reports and appointment records relating to the administration of the Department of Anthropolgy.

Subseries II.1: Personnel, 1944-1985

The personnel subseries consists of appointment records and search files which are restricted 75 years after the date of creation. These records were rearranged alphabetically from chronological order for ease of access.

Appointments A-B, 1956-1970

Box 2
Folder 9

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments C, 1954-1970
Box 2
Folder 10

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments D-E, 1950-1970
Box 2
Folder 11

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments F-G, 1949-1970
Box 2
Folder 12

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments H-I, 1952-1971
Box 2
Folder 13

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments J-K, 1955-1971
Box 2
Folder 14

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments L, 1950-1970
Box 2
Folder 15

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments M, 1944-1970
Box 2
Folder 16

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments N, 1962-1971
Box 2
Folder 17

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments O-P, 1952-1969
Box 2
Folder 18

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments R, 1955-1965
Box 2
Folder 19

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments S, 1949-1970
Box 2
Folder 20

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments T, 1958-1970
Box 2
Folder 21

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments V-Z, 1950-1967
Box 2
Folder 22

[RESTRICTED]

Appointments, General, 1950-1970
Box 2
Folder 23

[RESTRICTED]

Linguistics Professor Search, May 1971-Feb
1972
Box 2
Folder 24

[RESTRICTED]

Middle East Anthropologist Professor search, Nov 1972-April 1972
Box 2
Folder 25

[RESTRICTED]

Tinker (Edward Larocque) Visiting Professor Dec 1983-Dec
1985
Box 2
Folder 26

[RESTRICTED]

Urban Anthropologist Professor search, Nov 1973-July 1974
Box 2
Folder 27

[RESTRICTED]

Faculty Positions, general, ca. 1970–1980
Box 2
Folder 28

[RESTRICTED]

Faculty biographical information, 1979-1980
undated
Box 2
Folder 29

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries II.2: Budget, 1931-1976

are filed by the academic year. Information on faculty appointments, tenure, and salaries can be found in the Budget files. Departmental Chairman correspondence and information about research assistants and other staff related to the Council for Research in the Social Sciences projects are generally located in this subseries as well.

1931-1954
Box 2
Folder 30
1957-1958
Box 2
Folder 31
1958-1959
Box 2
Folder 32
1960-1961
Box 2
Folder 33
1961-1962
Box 2
Folder 34
1962-1963
Box 2
Folder 35
1963-1964
Box 2
Folder 36
1964-1965
Box 2
Folder 37
1965-1966
Box 2
Folder 38
1966-1967
Box 2
Folder 39
1967-1968
Box 2
Folder 40
1968-1969
Box 2
Folder 41
1968-1969 research grant
Box 2
Folder 42
1969-1970
Box 2
Folder 43
1970-1971
Box 2
Folder 44
1971-1972
Box 2
Folder 45
1972-1973
Box 2
Folder 46
1973-1974
Box 2
Folder 47
1974-1975
Box 2
Folder 48
1975-1976
Box 2
Folder 49

Subseries II.3: Executive Officers & Chairmen, 1936-1974

consists of correspondence files for the departmental chairs and executive officers and are arranged chronologically by name. Ruth Benedict was “Executive Officer.” Correspondence from “Departmental Representative” is included. Files labeled by subject or correspondent’s office, were maintained and filed alphabetically. Correspondence between the department and the University President concerns alumni fundraising, the “capital campaign,” endowed professorships, and general accounting procedures.

Files titled “Restructuring” relate to changes in the organization of the University as a result of the spring 1968 student riots. By October of that year, the University Student Council, Executive Committee of the Faculty, Office of the vice Provost for Academic Planning, Student for a Restructured University, and the Student Representatives to the Special Committee of the Trustees announced a joint sponsorship of public hearing on proposals for a University restructuring. The formation of the University Senate, composed of students, faculty, and administrators, resulted from these efforts.

Correspondence concerning time limits for registered graduate students to complete their Ph.D degrees, and the interruption of studies due to military service during the late 1960s, coincide with the Vietnam conflict.

Benedict, Ruth – Re: Franz Boas Support Fund, 1936-1938
undated
Box 2
Folder 50
Greenberg, Joseph H., 1961-1962
Box 2
Folder 51
Arensberg, Conrad M,
1958,
1962-1963
Box 2
Folder 52
Wagley, Charles,
1960,
1963
Box 2
Folder 53
Harris Marvin, 1963-1964,
1966

Box 3
Folder 1
Fried, Morton H., 1966-1969
Box 3
Folder 2
Murphy, Robert F., 1969-1971
Box 3
Folder 3
Skinner, Elliott P., 1972-1974
Box 3
Folder 4
Solecki, Ralph,
1977
Box 3
Folder 5
Halloway, Ralph L., 1979-1980
Box 3
Folder 6
Ad Hoc Committees, 1959-1969
Box 3
Folder 7
Faculty of Columbia College, 1967-1969
Box 3
Folder 8
Faculty of Columbia College, 1970-1972
Box 3
Folder 9
Provost, Office of,
1964,
1967-1968
Box 3
Folder 10
Restructuring, May-September 1968
Box 3
Folder 11
Restructuring, 4
June 1968
Box 3
Folder 12
Restructuring,
October 1968
May 1969
Box 3
Folder 13
Student Strike, 21 February – 30
April 1968
Box 3
Folder 14
Student Strike, 1-20
May 1968
Box 3
Folder 15
Student Strike, 21-29
May 1968
undated
Box 3
Folder 16
Student Strike, June-December 1968
Box 3
Folder 17
Student Strike, 1969-1970
Box 3
Folder 18
University Senate, 1969-1970
Box 3
Folder 19

Subseries II.4: Students, 1947-1979

consists of reports, lists, correspondence and publications. Files in this subseries are also restricted for 75 years after the date of creation, except for those documenting student clubs.

Anthropology Club/Society, 1958-1974
Box 3
Folder 20
Anthropology Now
1956,
1958
Box 3
Folder 21
C.U. Anthropologist, Oct-Dec
1964
Box 3
Folder 22
Archeological field school, Arizona, 1947-1948
Box 3
Folder 23

[RESTRICTED]

Candidates awarded Master of Arts degree, 1949-1969
undated
Box 3
Folder 24

[RESTRICTED]

Candidates awarded Doctor of Philosophy degree, 1958-1968
Box 3
Folder 25

[RESTRICTED]

Candidates with "all but dissertation" Doctor of Philosophy degree, 1964-1967
Box 3
Folder 26

[RESTRICTED]

Fellowship and grant recipients, 1978-1979
Box 3
Folder 27

[RESTRICTED]

Language examination, 1960-1968
Box 3
Folder 28

[RESTRICTED]

Registered students, 1938-1968
Box 3
Folder 29

[RESTRICTED]

Ross, Jane,
1974
Box 3
Folder 30

[RESTRICTED]

Student council, 1964-1965
Box 3
Folder 31

[RESTRICTED]

Subseries II.5: General A-Z, 1938-1980

contains administrative records not described by the previous subseries. Topics include curriculum, fees, and laboratory space. Oversized architectural plans were removed and filed with the University Archives Flat Files Collection.

Curriculum,
1938,
1966-1978

Box 4
Folder 1
Curriculum, course changes 1957-1975
Box 4
Folder 2
Degree requirements, 1956-1974
Box 4
Folder 3
Petersons Annual Guide to Graduate Study, 1968-1969
Box 4
Folder 4
Fees and Financial aid, 1968-1969,
1975
Box 4
Folder 5
Registration extension and deferment, 1966-1969
Box 4
Folder 6
Schermerhorn extension, 1964-1968
Box 4
Folder 7

See Flat Files

Schermerhorn Extension, proposed lab,
1947,
1958-1965
Box 4
Folder 8

See Flat Files

Photograph Collection,
1980
Box 4
Folder 9

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