Warren L. d'Azevedo Records
Scope and Contents
The Warren d'Azevedo Records include materials used by Warren d'Azevedo for the 1990 reprint of American Indian and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno: 1874-1974, originally published in 1975. Some materials in this collection are from the earlier period, but most data reflects post-1975. The data is recorded on computer printouts provided by the Office of Admissions and Records, 1974-1988, and on information cards, 1974-1985, and were used to compile statistics used in the publication. The records list the student's name, ethnic group and years of attendance, age, sex, residency, class standing, college and identification number. The ethnic groupings were designated: Asian, Black, Indian, and Spanish. Also included are records of the Committee on Equal Opportunity, the Sub-committee on Minority Students, and primarily document the methods used to capture student information.
- D'Azevedo, Warren L. (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Permission to use these records for research must be received from the Office of Admissions and Records.
Dr. Warren Leonard d'Azevedo (1920-2014), was born in Oakland, California, and received a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at UC Berkeley in 1942 after first attending Modesto Junior College and Fresno State University. He served in World War II in the Merchant Marines, and later worked on the Oakland docks. Pursuing an experience-based interest in labor issues, he began a graduate degree in anthropology at Berkeley in 1951. He did field work with the Wašiw people in Nevada. In 1953, d'Azevedo and his family moved to Illinois, where he studied with noted Africanist Melville J. Herskovits. A few years later, they moved to Liberia for his doctoral field work, where d'Azevedo began his lifelong relationship with the Gola people. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1960, d'Azevedo taught at Berkeley, the University of Utah, and the University of Pittsburgh, before the University of Nevada invited him to found an anthropology program in 1963. Originally combined with psychology and sociology under the auspices of the Desert Research Institute, anthropology was established as an independent department in 1967. Under his leadership, the department became an internationally-recognized hub for the Great Basin and other international areas. His service work included the University Human Relations Action Council, which worked with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, advising in the formation of UNR Black Student Union, and support for Race Relations Center of Reno, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Nevada Intertribal Council. Dr. d'Azevedo retired from the University in 1988, though he kept working on his data analyses until shortly before his death in 2014. His bibliography is extensive and even includes some fiction and poetry.
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Language of Materials
Warren L. d'Azevedo (1920-2014) was Professor Emeritus and founder of the Anthropology Department of the University of Nev., Reno, whose studies focused on Indians of the Great Basin region of the United States, especially on the Washo Indians, and on Africa. The collections contains records used by d'Azevedo for the 1990 reprint of American Indian and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno: 1874-1974, originally published in 1975. Some materials in this collection are from the earlier period, but most data reflects post-1975.
Arranged by subject.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by Warren d'Azevedo in 1990.
- Guide to the Warren D'Azevedo Records
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