UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Anthropology Records, 1960-2017

Summary Information
Title: UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Anthropology Records
Date: 1960-2017

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dept. of Anthropology. Office of the Chairman
Call Number: UWM Archival Collection 34

  • 1.8 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
  • approximately 97 web captures

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Miscellaneous records, mostly dating from the 1970s, containing departmental meeting minutes and correspondence concerning staffing and curriculum development. Various other folders contain information on the Anthropological Research in Cities conference, Cultural and Technological Studies Program, and the Native American Studies Program. There are a number of files on the development of the Ph.D. in anthropology, graduate programs, and cooperative programs with the Center for Latin America and the Museology Program at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Contains records on the controversy between the Linguistics Department and the Anthropology Department in obtaining a joint appointment of a new linguistics instructor, and the bringing of the editorship of the journal Human Organization to UWM. Also includes copies of grant reports written by Elizabeth Benchley and Melvin L. Fowler, which were sponsored by the department, and an education guide developed about 1970 to aid Native Americans desiring a college education.

Language: English

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When the University of Wisconin-Milwaukee was formed in 1956, the College of Letters and Science created the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The department was split into two distinct departments in 1961 but continued to share a department chair until 1962.

Sociology and Anthropology Department Chairs

1956-1960 Gordon D. Shipman
1960-1962 Irwin D. Rinder

Anthrpology Department Chairs
1962-1964 Robert R. Howard
1964 John H. Dowling (Acting)
1964-1967 James M. Silverberg
1967-1970 Nancy O. Lurie
1970-1972 Alvin Wolfe
1972-1973 Edward Wellin
1973-1976 Neil Tappen
1976-1979 Victor Barnouw
1979-1981 Edward Wellin
1981-1984 Melvin Fowler
1984-1987 Bernard James
1987-1990 Donald Kurtz
1990-1993 Sidney M. Greenfield
1993-1996 Lynne Goldstein
1996-2000 Trudy Turner
2000-2004 Joseph P. Gray
2004-2008 Robert J. Jeske
2008-2010 Joseph P. Gray
2010-2011 Robert J. Jeske
2011-2014 Joseph P. Gray
2014- Thomas M. Malaby

Arrangement of the Materials

The collection is organized into the following series:

  1. General Files, 1960-1985
  2. Web Archives, 2015-2017

The files are organized alphabetically by personal name, name of office, or by subject, then chronologically. Files can contain a variety of materials, including correspondence, staff memos, and reports.

Preferred Citation

Citation Guide for Primary Sources

Related Material in the UWM Libraries
Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Acquisition Information

The Anthropology Department transferred the records to the Archives in July 1985.

Web crawling is managed through the Internet Archive's Archive-It services. This series includes links to both the university's collection and the Internet Archive's public collection. Web records from UWM are collected on a semi-annual basis. Crawls of the UWM Website may be performed at more frequent intervals in cases of major events, significant additions or changes to the UWM Website or the websites of schools and colleges, etc. Social Media feeds are crawled on an as-requested basis.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Roselene Springer in October-November 1993. Brad Houston and Claire Dinkelman updated the finding aid in April and July 2017 to include information on the Web Series.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The records in the Web Archives Series were collected by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and Archive-It Web Harvesting tools.

Contents List
UWM Archival Collection 34
Records, 1960-2017
Physical Description: 1.8 cubic ft. (3 boxes) 
Series: 1. General Files, 1960-1985
Box   1
Folder   1-2
American Anthropological Association, 1976-1981
Box   1
Folder   3
Annual Summary of Activities, 1978-1979
Box   1
Folder   4
Anthropology Trust Funds and Tax Sol Funds, 1983-1984
Box   1
Folder   5-7
Center for Latin America, 1972-1983
Box   1
Folder   8
College of Letters & Sciences, 1978-1984
Box   1
Folder   9
Comparative Study of Religion, 1975-1977
Box   1
Folder   10
Conference on Anthropological Research in Cities, 1970
Box   1
Folder   11
Conservation Archaeology, 1975-1976
Box   1
Folder   12-18
Correspondence, 1960-1978
Box   1
Folder   19
Course and Curriculum Committee, 1972-1974
Box   1
Folder   20
Course and Curriculum Committee, 1976-1977
Box   1
Folder   21-24
Cultural and Technological Studies (Merritt Technology Program), 1971-1975
Box   1
Folder   25
Curriculum Development and Staffing, 1970-1973
Box   1
Folder   26
Department Criteria for Tenure
Box   1
Folder   27-30
Departmental Meetings, 1961-1981
Box   1
Folder   31
Education Guide, 1970
Box   1
Folder   32
Ethnic Studies, 1981-1982
Box   1
Folder   33
Executive Committee Minutes, 1967-1982
Box   1
Folder   34
Five-year Graduate Program Review, 1975
Box   1
Folder   35
Graduate Faculty Council, 1970-1976
Box   1
Folder   36-37
Graduate Studies Committee, 1972-1975
Box   1
Folder   38-39
Grant Research Reports, Benchly
Box   2
Folder   1-2
Grant Research Reports, Fowler
Box   2
Folder   3
Human Organization Journal, 1967-1970
Box   2
Folder   4
Linguistics Controversy, 1967-1969
Box   2
Folder   5
Library, 1978-1985
Box   2
Folder   6
Milwaukee Public Museum, 1956-1973
Box   2
Folder   7
Milwaukee Public Museum, 1979-1984
Box   2
Folder   8-10
Museology - Anthropology, 1962-1974
Box   2
Folder   11
Museology - Anthropology, 1977-1978
Box   2
Folder   12
Museology - Anthropology, 1980-1981
Box   2
Folder   13
Museology - all UWM, 1964-1972
Box   2
Folder   14
Museology Program, 1982-1983
Box   2
Folder   15
Museum Library Committee, 1969-1970
Box   2
Folder   16
Museums, 1969-1970
Box   2
Folder   17
Museums, 1980-1981
Box   2
Folder   18
Museum Studies Committee, 1980-1982
Box   2
Folder   19-21
Native American Studies Program, 1970-1978
Box   3
Folder   1
News Clippings, 1979-1984
Box   3
Folder   2-3
Ph.D. Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box   3
Folder   4
Ph.D. Interim Plan, Madison-Milwaukee, 1968-1970
Box   3
Folder   5-6
Ph.D. Program Review, 1974-1976
Box   3
Folder   7
Ph.D. Proposal, 1967
Box   3
Folder   8
Ph.D. Proposal, 1969
Box   3
Folder   9
Student Strike, May 1970
Box   3
Folder   10
Teacher Certification in Anthropology, 1971-1974
Series: 2. Web Archives, 2015-2017
Physical Description: approximately 97 captures 
Scope and Content Note: Homepage of the Department of Anthropology, in the College of Letters and Science.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: The records in the Web Archives Series were collected by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and Archive-It Web Harvesting tools.
Web-Archive 1
Archive-It Capture, 2015 August 27-2017 March 24
Web-Archive 2
Wayback Machine Capture, 2015 April 17-2017 March 24