Warren L. d'Azevedo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0397
The records in this collection are primarily student papers and reports submitted for anthropology courses taught by d'Azevedo which focus on minority groups, especially Afro-Americans and Indians of North America. Some student reports were completed at institutions prior to d'Azevedo's appointment at the University of Nevada, 1963.

Also included are publications by d'Azevedo prior to coming to Nevada; materials collected from other institutions on similar subjects; duplicate racist materials from the Contemporary Issues Collection, University of Nevada [a collection of alternative publications, it was transferred to California State University, Fullerton, 1980.]; course bibliographies with lecture notes, and original and copies of published material dealing with topics taught.

Dates

  • 1954-1983

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials used on-site advance notice suggested. Access to parts of collection may be restricted under provision of state or federal law.

Extent

3.5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

Warren L. d'Azevedo joined the faculty of the University of Nevada in 1963. The anthropology department was initiated under joint sponsorship with the Desert Research Institute. Originally combined with the psychology department and the sociology department, it became separate in 1963, but still received a joint position with the Desert Research Institute. This collection consists primarily of student papers and reports submitted for anthropology courses that focus on minority groups, especially Afro-Americans and Indians of North America. Also included are publications by d'Azevedo prior to coming to Nevada, materials collected from other institutions on similar subjects, course bibliographies with lecture notes, and published material dealing with topics taught.

Biographical Note

Warren L. d'Azevedo joined the faculty of the University of Nevada in 1963. The anthropology department was initiated under joint sponsorship with the Desert Research Institute. Originally combined with the psychology department and the sociology department, it became separate in 1963, but still received a joint position with the Desert Research Institute. In 1967, the anthropology department was established and d'Azevedo was appointed the first chairman.

Warren L. d'Azevedo, Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1963. B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1942; PhD., Northwestern University, 1962; Emeritus, 1988.

The Anthropology department at the University was initiated under joint sponsorship with the Desert Research Institute. Originally combined with the psychology department and the sociology department, it became separate in 1963, but still received a joint position with the Desert Research Institute. In 1967, the anthropology department was established and d'Azevedo was appointed the first chairman.

Arrangement

Records are arranged as follows:

Box 1 ?D'Azevedo's publications; miscellaneous talks and reports from other institutions; Contemporary Issues material on racism; print and copies of materials dealing with miscegenation; and information on Liberia. 1954-1976.

Box 2 ?Anthropology 370, The Negro in the New World, 1965-1973. ?Anthropology 370, Afro-American Peoples and Cultures, 1973-1977. ?Reports by Minority Students and Minority Student Organizations. ?Sociology student papers (Ethnic Studies), 1970-1971.

Box 3 ?Anthropology 205, Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies, 1971. ?Various Anthropology papers, 1959-1971, arranged by date.

Box 4 ?Reports and papers relating to Indians of North America. ?Reports and papers completed at the University of Utah, 1956-1962. ?Various anthropology papers, arranged by course number, 1964-1983. ?Anthropology 360, Indians of the Great Basin, 1964. ?Anthropology 360, Indians of the Great Basin, 1978. ?Anthropology 905, Ecological Approaches to Prehistory, 1975. ?Anthropology 950, Regional Studies in Anthropology, 1976. ?Various reports and papers concerned with Indians of North America. ?Student papers are arranged by course number and year; author and title are listed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Susan Searcy, Special Collections; 1998.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Collection of Warren L. d'Azevedo
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

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

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