Columbia University Archives
 

Department of Anthropology Records, 1930-1985

Series II: Administration, 1931-1985

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

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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.



Box 2 Folder 9 Appointments A-B, 1956-1970


Box 2 Folder 10 Appointments C, 1954-1970


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


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


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


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


Box 2 Folder 15 Appointments L, 1950-1970


Box 2 Folder 16 Appointments M, 1944-1970


Box 2 Folder 17 Appointments N, 1962-1971


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


Box 2 Folder 19 Appointments R, 1955-1965


Box 2 Folder 20 Appointments S, 1949-1970


Box 2 Folder 21 Appointments T, 1958-1970


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


Box 2 Folder 23 Appointments, General, 1950-1970


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

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2048]


Box 2 Folder 25 Middle East Anthropologist Professor search, 1972 November-1973 April

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2049]


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

[RESTRICTED until 2061]


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

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2050]


Box 2 Folder 28 Faculty Positions, general, circa 1970-1980

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2056]


Box 2 Folder 29 Faculty biographical information, 1979-1980


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.


Box 2 Folder 30 1931-1954


Box 2 Folder 31 1957-1958


Box 2 Folder 32 1958-1959


Box 2 Folder 33 1960-1961


Box 2 Folder 34 1961-1962


Box 2 Folder 35 1962-1963


Box 2 Folder 36 1963-1964


Box 2 Folder 37 1964-1965


Box 2 Folder 38 1965-1966


Box 2 Folder 39 1966-1967


Box 2 Folder 40 1967-1968


Box 2 Folder 41 1968-1969


Box 2 Folder 42 1968-1969 research grant, 1968-1969


Box 2 Folder 43 1969-1970


Box 2 Folder 44 1970-1971


Box 2 Folder 45 1971-1972


Box 2 Folder 46 1972-1973


Box 2 Folder 47 1973-1974


Box 2 Folder 48 1974-1975


Box 2 Folder 49 1975-1976


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.


Box 2 Folder 50 Benedict, Ruth – Re: Franz Boas Support Fund, 1936-1938, undated


Box 2 Folder 51 Greenberg, Joseph H., 1961-1962


Box 2 Folder 52 Arensberg, Conrad M., 1958-1963


Box 2 Folder 53 Wagley, Charles, 1960-1963



Box 3 Folder 1 Harris Marvin, 1963-1966


Box 3 Folder 2 Fried, Morton H., 1966-1969


Box 3 Folder 3 Murphy, Robert F., 1969-1971


Box 3 Folder 4 Skinner, Elliott P., 1972-1974


Box 3 Folder 5 Solecki, Ralph, 1977


Box 3 Folder 6 Halloway, Ralph L., 1979-1980


Box 3 Folder 7 Ad Hoc Committees, 1959-1969

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2045]


Box 3 Folder 8 Faculty of Columbia College, 1967-1969


Box 3 Folder 9 Faculty of Columbia College, 1970-1972


Box 3 Folder 10 Provost, Office of, 1964-1968


Box 3 Folder 11 Restructuring, May-September 1968


Box 3 Folder 12 Restructuring, 4, June 1968


Box 3 Folder 13 Restructuring, 1968 October-1969 May


Box 3 Folder 14 Student Strike, 1968 February-1968 April


Box 3 Folder 15 Student Strike, 1968 May


Box 3 Folder 16 Student Strike, 1968 May


Box 3 Folder 17 Student Strike, 1968 June-December


Box 3 Folder 18 Student Strike, 1969-1970


Box 3 Folder 19 University Senate, 1969-1970


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.


Box 3 Folder 20 Anthropology Club/Society, 1958-1974


Box 3 Folder 21 Anthropology Now 1956, 1958, 1956, 1958


Box 3 Folder 22 C.U. Anthropologist, Oct-Dec, 1964


Box 3 Folder 23 Archeological field school, Arizona, 1947-1948

[RESTRICTED until 2024]

(Information about applicants and evaluation of participants for 1947-1948).


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


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


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


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


Box 3 Folder 28 Language examination, 1960-1968

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2044]


Box 3 Folder 29 Registered students, 1938-1968


Box 3 Folder 30 Ross, Jane, 1974


Box 3 Folder 31 Student council, 1964-1965


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.



Box 4 Folder 1 Curriculum, 1938, 1966-1978


Box 4 Folder 2 Curriculum, course changes, 1957-1975


Box 4 Folder 3 Degree requirements, 1956-1974


Box 4 Folder 4 Petersons Annual Guide to Graduate Study, 1968-1969


Box 4 Folder 5 Fees and Financial aid, 1968-1969, 1975, 1968-1969, 1975


Box 4 Folder 6 Registration extension and deferment, 1966-1969


Box 4 Folder 7 Schermerhorn extension, 1964-1968

See Flat Files


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

See Flat Files


Box 4 Folder 9 Photograph Collection, 1980