William A. Douglass Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ012

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0024 1988-1989

Old call number: Hemingway Archive Box 1

Copies about some studies about Hemingway sent by Warren Lerude to William Douglass

BSQAP 0049 1968-1969

Correspondence and works of William A. Douglass

BSQAP 0050 1968-1970

-Correspondence and works of William A. Douglass

-Cassette tape: Modern Spanish Tapes

BSQAP 0051 1968-2000

-Correspondence and works of William A. Douglass. Many letters about the Basque Studies Library

BSQAP 0074 1997-1998

Correspondence of William A. Douglass with several people and organizations related with the Basque Studies Program

BSQAP 0139 - BSQAP 0149

Drafts of works done in Etxalar (Navarre) and Aulestia (Bizkaia)

BSQAP 0150 - BSQAP 0155

Copies of William Douglass’ articles, other articles, and correspondence of William Douglass with serial editors.

Stead: William Douglass books. 12 boxes (Pale 1)

BSQAP .....

Big file with articles and information about Basques written by William A. Douglass

BSQAP 0495 1992-1999

Old call number: Ephemera Archive Box EPH0020

-Basque Studies Program plans, by-laws, and evaluations, 1993-1999

-Basque Studies Program: Program Review Self-Study Guidelines, 1 Dec 1997

-Basque Studies Program Arts and Science, Institutional Self-Study Report, 15 Nov 1996

-Brow, Ellen File, 1992

-Congresso International, Los Vascos en las Regiones de Mexico. Siglos XVI-XX. Jalapa, Ver., Mexico (A Report), 7-9 Dec 1994

-Correspondence relating to Basque Studies Program, 1992-1993

-Correspondence relating to Basque Studies Program, 1994-1996

-Correspondence relating to Basque Studies Program, 1995-1997

-Correspondence relating to Basque Studies Program, 1999

-Correspondence relating to University Studies Abroad Consortium, 1998-1999

-Correspondence to Jon Bilbao, regarding translation of enclosed text about Dutch and Basque whaling operations near Spitsbergen in early 1600s, 1992

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass about publishing, 1994-1999

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass about students, 1995-1999

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass from colleagues or academic and cultural organizations, 1994-1996

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass from colleagues or academic and cultural organizations, (2 files), 1997

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass from colleagues or academic and cultural organizations, (4 files), 1998

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass from colleagues or academic and cultural organizations, 1999

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass from colleagues or academic and cultural organizations, 2000

-Correspondence (Christmas cards) to William A. Douglass from colleagues, politicians, and academic and cultural organizations, 1998

-Correspondence to William A. Douglass supporting Joseba Zulaika’s promotion to full professor, 1999

-Course Syllabi and notes on Basque Culture, 1990-1999

-Curriculum Vita for William A. Douglass, undated

-“The ‘F’ word in Northern Spain: Feminism and the Basque (Woman Writer’s) Question. Abstract and proposal, by Linda White, undated

-“Field work in the Basque Country: A Brief summary.” By Julie Lacy, 4 Aug 1994

-Kulturaren Aldeko Euskal Fundazioa, Bilbao, 11 Oct 1994

-“Orality and Basque Nationalism: Dancing with the Devil or Waltzing into the Future?” Abstract and proposal, by Linda White

-Promotional materials for academic and cultural events sent to William A. Douglass, 1997-1999

-“Suggested guidelines for recording and evaluating Arborglyphs. Storage and dissemination of data,” Jan 1995

BSQAP 0496 1972-1994

Old call number: Ephemera Collection Box EPH0058

Curriculum Vita [includes list of publications], 8 Sep 1994

-“The Basque Experience in North and South: A Comparison,” Jan-Mar 1975

-“Basque Identity: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects,” 1990

-“Basque Immigrants: Contrasting Patterns of Adaptation in Argentina and the American West,” 1979

-“The Basque Peasantry: Closed or Open?” 1972

-“The Basque Stem Family Household: Myth or Reality?” 1988

-“The Basques,” (Harvard Encyclopedia Entry), 02 Dec 1977

-“Basques in the American West,” 1992

-“The Basques of Nevada,” 1987

-“The Basques of North Queensland, Australia,” undated

-“Borderland Influences in a Navarrese Village,” 1977

-“Ethnic Categorization in the 1980 U.S. Census: The Basque Example,” 1985

-“Factors in the Formation of the New-World Basque Emigrant Diaspora,” 1989

-“The Famille Souche and its Interpreters,” 1992

-“Iberian Family History,” 1988

-“Inventing an Ethnic Identity: The First Basque Festival,” 1980

-“Lonely Lives Under the Big Sky,” 1973

-“On the Interpretation of Terrorist Violence: ETA and the Basque Political Process,” by William A. Douglass and Joseba Zulaika, 1990

-“On the Naming of Arizona,” 1979

-“Serving Girls and Sheepherders: Emigration and Continuity in a Spanish Basque Village,” 1976

-“Sheep Ranchers and Sugar Growers: Property Transmission in the Basque Immigrant Family of the American West and Australia,” 1984

-“The Vanishing Basque Sheepherder,” 1980

Dates

  • 1988-1998

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. William A. Douglass is an Emeritus Faculty member of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. He helped to initiate the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada and served as its Coordinator for over thirty years. His research interests include peasant society, ethnic groups and ethnicity maintenance, Basque society, the Basque Diaspora, Mediterranean social structure, family history and migration studies.

William Anthony Douglass was born in Reno, Nevada, in 1939. He received his BA in Spanish Literature (1961) and his MS (1966) from the University of Nevada, Reno. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1967. He has also attended the University of Madrid (1959-1960), the University of Oslo (1960), and UC Berkeley (1962-1963). In 1984, he received an Honorary Degree from the University of the Basque Country. Euskaltzaindia, the Royal Academy of the Basque language, named him an honorary guardian of the Basque language.

In honor of his time spent with the Center for Basque Studies, the Center was renamed The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies in 2015.

Source: THE WILLIAM A. DOUGLASS CENTER FOR BASQUE STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO. Emeritus Faculty – William A. Douglas [Online] http://basque.unr.edu/academics-people-douglass.html

Extent

25.88 Cubic Feet (33 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Astract

William A. Douglass’ correspondence and works. Big part of the correspondence is about Basque Studies Library. It also includes copies of articles, some of which are written by Douglass, a cassette, drafts of works done in Etxalar and Aulestia and copies about some studies about Hemingway. There are also 12 big boxes full of books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Old call number: Hemingway Archive Box 1

Title
A Guide to the Papers of William A. Douglass
Status
In Progress
Author
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

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