Warren L. d'Azevedo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0221

Scope and Contents

The Warren L. d'Azevedo Papers consists of materials and records developed and used by d'Azevedo in both his University and Nevada involvement and interest in ethnic and minority issues, circa 1959-1975.

Included are those records developed for use in American Indian and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno: 1874-1975, published by the UNR Department of Anthropology, 1975. A reprint edition was published in 1990. This includes information on other minority groups, as well as Blacks and Indians. The data for this publication was gathered by d'Azevedo and his assistants from 1966-1974, and include student papers, student surveys and questionnaires. These document individual students by name, sex, place of birth, matriculation date, college and major, grade point average, and names of parents or guardians. Interviews record personal information, employment, family background ethnicity, academic information, housing, finances, activities, honors, and social relations.

In 1990, American Indians and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno: 1874-1974" was reprinted with additional information up to 1989. The data used for this up-date was added to the collection.

Dates

  • 1959-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1959-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection contains information subject to federal and state privacy and/or educational laws and policies. Completed surveys and identifiable student information is restricted. Consult department for more information.

Biographical Note

Warren L. d'Azevedo, Professor Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1963-1988. This collection consists of materials and records developed and used by d'Azevedo in both his University and non-University (Nevada) involvement and interest in ethnic and minority issues, c. 1959-1975. This included the University Human Relations Action Council (later Commission) which worked with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, UNR Black Student Union, Race Relations Center of Reno, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Nevada Intertribal Council. Also included are the records of "American Indian and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno: 1874-1974" published by the Department of Anthropology and includes information on other minority groups, as well as blacks and Indian. The data for this publication was gathered by d'Azevedo and his assistants from 1966-1974, and include student papers, surveys, and questionnaires.

Warren L. d'Azevedo, Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1963. B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1942; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1962.

Dr. d'Azevedo served on committees concerned with civil rights including the Human Relations Action Council and the Human Relations Commission.

According to the First interim Report of the Human Relations Action Council, April 1968-Feb. 1969 [Box 3, Binder 1], "The formation of the Human Relations Action council in April 1968 was a direct response to a national crisis in human relations tragically symbolized by the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. As its first meeting the Council charged itself with the responsibility of gathering accurate information about the social inequities that affect...educational and other opportunities..." The Human Relations commission held its first meeting Oct. 1, 1968, for the purpose of reviewing specific areas to be investigated for discrimination [Minutes for Oct. 1, 1968, Box 3, Binder 3]. The Council and Commission worked with: Nevada Equal Rights Commission, UNR Black Student Union, Race Relations Center of Reno, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Nevada Intertribal Council. It also was active in supporting programs of American Indians both on campus and the community and encouraged the formation of an organization of Indian students on campus. In addition, black and white members formed contingents to test the housing situation; called the attention of the University to a policy which restricted prison parolees from enrolling at the University; protested the Reno Police Departments mass arrest of both students and other young people; and was the first organization on the campus to call for discussion on the San Francisco State College situation and it's implication on other education institutions.

In September 1975, the Human Relations Commission was merged with the Commission on the Status of Women and the Affirmative Action Compliance Committee. The successor was the Committee on Equal Opportunity [Faculty Senate. Minutes, September 4, 1975].

Extent

7.82 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Warren L. d'Azevedo was an Anthropology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1963-1988. The collection consists of materials and records developed and used by d'Azevedo in both his University and non-University (Nevada) involvement and interest in ethnic and minority issues including with the University Human Relations Action Council (later Commission) which worked with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, UNR Black Student Union, Race Relations Center of Reno, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Nevada Intertribal Council.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Minority Issues in Nevada; 2) University Affiliations; 3) American Indian and Black Students; 4) d'Azevedo Publications

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Trasnfered from Warren L. d'Azevedo in 1987 and 1990.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Warren L. d'Azevedo Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

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