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Warren L. d'Azevedo. Collection 1954-1983.
AC 397

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.

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.

Records are arranged as follows:

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 1

Folder:

1. D'Azevedo. A Comparison of Four Studies of the New World Negro as they Pertain to the Relative Intensity of African Retentions in Family and Religious Organization. Northwestern University, 1954.
2. D'Azevedo. On the Word Negro. 1968. University of Nevada. [ Noted: Not for Quotation, Publication or Distribution Without Permission of Author].
3. D'Azevedo. Race and the Negro. From the Liberator, 1968.
4. D'Azevedo. Some Terms from Liberian Speech. Published by United States Peace Corps in Liberia. 1970.
5. Copies of talks, commentaries, reports, lectures from various universities and agencies. 1950-1976.
6-7. Flyers and publications from Contemporary Issues Collections on racism.
8-11. Miscellaneous materials:
The Dove Counterbalance General Intelligence Test. n.d.
The Man and the Boy. A transcription of a tape-recorded event at the Kpolokpelle Lutheran Mission of Dingshu, Liberia. The narrator is Erik d'Azevedo. n.d.
Liberian Mission and Ring-Game Songs. n.d.
Clippings, commentaries on book/television series on Roots, by Alex Haley. ca. 1976.
12-15. Notes, information, and clippings on miscegenation. ca.1960s. Card file identified as Bibliography Miscegenation, Patricia Graap Research.
16-20. Print and copied information on Afro-Americans. 1960s.

Box 2

21. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World. Course materials.
22. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World. Abstracts of papers. 1965.
23-25. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1965. Student papers:
Dalton, John C. The Negro in the United States Armed Forces, 1776-1965."
Gurgeson, William A. Negro Colonization and All-Negro Community Experiment.
Vismara, Valerie A. Development and Role of the Negro Church in the United States.
26-37. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1966. Student papers:
Berney, Peter. The Negro in Brazil.
Carroll, Douglas. Early Black Nationalist Movements in the United States.
Douglass, John. The Negro in the Casino.
Hash, Yvette. The Christian Justification of Slavery.
Hume, Norman E. The Negro Family in the Caribbean.
Katzman, Jane. Caste and Class in Pre-Civil Way Slavery and Through the Reconstruction.
McCord, Molly. The Negro vs. The Intelligence Test.
Matley, John. The Negro in Nevada's History
Skaer, Christine. The Development of the Negro Church Under Slavery.
Strother, Barbara. A Brief Analysis of the Negro in Nevada.
Tresner, Carol. Negro in the New World.
Watkins, Deems. The Negro in the Business World.
38. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1968. Bibliography; topic miscegenation.
39-52. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1968. Student papers:Anderson, Sara; Carroll Douglas; Mitchell, Jacqueline. The Ethnological Enigma: A Survey of the Problems encountered by secondary School counselors in Their Function as Formal Advisers to Minority Group Students.
Costa, Marilyn L. Survey of Service Clubs (Reno Area).
Ennis, Jacki; King, Frani. Survey on Sorority Attitudes Toward Afro-Americans.
Ferguson, Pamela Covell. Negro Employment in the Reno Area.
Fladager, Patricia T. The Negro in the New World.
Geertsema, Vicki. The History of the NAACP in Nevada.
Hirsch, Carey. The Negro on Public Assistance.
Huffman, Vicki. The Afro-American and the Gambling Industry: Research on Afro-American Employment and Image.
McCann, Eugene. Faculty Views on Minority Problems.
Peer, Joe M. [No title]. On the Daily Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada, from June 1, 1866, for the mention of minority groups.
Williams, Rodney L. Chronology of Black Awareness at the University of Nevada.
Wilson, Mina. Miscegenation Legislation in Nevada, 1861-1959.
Woodruff, John B. A History of Afro-Americans in the Reno City School System.
Wray, J. Racial Attitudes of 1866 Virginia City as Expressed in the Daily Newspaper.
53-55. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1969. Student papers:
Fladager, Patricia. T. Personal Observations of the Changing Reno Scene Since 1945 Attitudes Toward Problems of Minorities.
Sattwhite, Jessie. The Black Man Will Survive.
Outlines:
Clark, Carolyn, The Lower Class Black American as a Member of the Lumpenproletariat.
Stevenson, Mary, The Caste and Class Systems in the U.S.
Grasp, Patricia, Afro-American Family Structure.
Lazzareschi, Lynne, Negro Families in the Rural South.
Hardesty, Susan, The Negro Family in the United States from Historical Perspective and with an Emphasis on its Matriarchal Aspects.
56-62. Anthropology 370: The Negro in the New World, 1970. Student papers:
Graap, Patricia V. Afro-American Family Structure.
Hardesty, Susan. The Negro Family in the United States Viewed from Historical Perspective.
Monaghan, Joanne. The Black family as a Social System.
Paille, Carole. Children and Prejudice.
Parker, Sandra. Black American Art.
Raymond, Dorothy. Obstacles to the Upward Mobility of Blacks.
Sattwhite, Jacqueline. Christianity and the Black Man of Today and Yesterday.
  1. Anthropology 370: Afro-American Peoples and Cultures, 1977. Schedule of reports and discussions; student outline reports; student papers.
  2. Harris, Pamela. The Black Family.
Hehn, Marilynn. Aspects of African Culture in Slave Societies: Brazil and the United States.
66. Reports by minority students:
Kline, Joseph S. The Autobiography of Joseph S. Kline. Ethnic Studies Course, 1969.
Young, O'Neal. University of Nevada Athletic Recruitment Policy. Anthropology 101, 1969.
67. Minority Student Organizations. ca. 1969-1972.
American Indian Organization.
Asian-American Alliance.
Black Student Union.
68-76. Ethnic Studies.1970-1971. Student papers:
Bondy, Denise. Frustration of the Indian.
Brown, Timothy R. Brown. Causes and Conditions of Suicide Among Native Americans.
Bucher, Frank. Assigned Report and Criticism for Ethnic Studies Workshop. [Report on trip to Las Vegas welfare march in March].
Bucher, Frank. Conflicts Arising in Interracial Marriages in the United States.
Cosey, Leon and Appelton, Nate. Ethnic Studies Workshop Project Paper on Assimilation.
Kline, Joseph. Research project on Black teachers and students.
Sattwhite, Jessie. Behind the Bars.
Ross, James L. National Civil Disorders and Their Effect on Juvenile Delinquency in the Reno Area.
Vidovich, James. Autobiography, class critiques, report on the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe.
77-85. Following student papers were either not dated and/or did not have the class identified.
Allen, Norman. Ethnic Student Workshop Evaluation Report.
Butler, Tom. In the Name of Religion: A Perspective of Black Religion.
Gregory Gordon. No title or date. Report on Martin Luther King. Jr.
Jones, Herk. Characteristics of the American Negro, O. Klineberg.
Jones, John. No title or date. Report on Navajo Religion.
McKinney, Dan and Cynthia. The Necessity of Ethnic Studies.
Mills, Kymrie. A Bibliographical Outline for a Course Concerned with Indian Education.
Nennhey, Edward. Lincoln and the Fallicy [sic] of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Sanchez, Carol. Evaluation Ethnic Studies and report, The One Imperative.
86. Unidentified and undated. White Man Heaven, Black Man Hell.

Box 3

87. Anthropology 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies. Course materials.
88-89. Anthropology 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies, 1971. Student papers:
Melarkey, Teresa. BIA Schools: Indian Ed. Stewart Indian School.
Mueller, Bonnie. Study of Black Dialects and Their Effects
90-98. Anthropology 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies, 1972. Student papers:
Beck, Marilyn. Native American Rights Claims.
Gavin, John. Student Opinion Survey.
Harjo, Ray. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the Five Civilized Tribes; Its Enforcement and Effect.
Jones, John. I Hope You Didn't Take It Personally: American Indians.
Sanders, Nancy. Los Machos: The Impact of Five Chicano Leaders.
Smith, Kenny. Cherokee Indians.
Terrebonne, Kilon. Topic outline: Chinese .
Wilson, Donald J. The Indian Reservation System: Past-Present-Future?
No author, date, or class number [with above papers]: A Look at Indians.
99-113. Miscellaneous anthropology papers, 1959-1971.
Paris, Sara Scott. The Aspects of Segregation on Minority Groups. Anthropology 118, 1959.
Ward, Nancy. Caste and Class in a Southern Town by John Dollard. Anthropology 109, 1963.
Glass, Richard D. The Mark of Oppression. Anthropology 109. n.d.
Pearlman, Ann. The Black Carib and the Haitians: A Study in Acculturation. Anthropology 190, 1963.
Brownstein, Larry. Family Organization in the Caribbean: A Critique. 1963.
Georgeson, William. The Sundowners [University of Nevada group]. Anthropology 322, 1966.
Allard, Michele Y.; Anderson, Troy J.; Canak, Susan C.; Williams, Vicki L. The Question of Discrimination in Reno. Anthropology 101, 1968.
LeCompte, Gale. An Investigation into the Social System Predominant in the Nevada Gambling Casinos. Anthropology 101, 1968.
Burrows, Sheryl L. And Dansie, Amy J. The Folklore of Racial Throwbacks. Anthropology 339, 1968.
West, John P. Studies of Racial Differences in Level of Aspirations, Anthropology 670, 1968.
Dresel, Roland. The Middle-American Black. Afro-American Studies 400, 1970.
Paine, Judith A. Communicating Home Economics Information to the Low Income Urban Black Woman. A professional paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of Science. 1971.
Manning, Clair; John, Janice; Multine, Norma; Hicks, Jonathan. Nevada Indian Leaders, Past and Present. For Contemporary Issues in American Indian Education, 1971. Anthropology 499/799; Political Science 497/797; Education 499/799.
Scott, Jaime. The Birth, Reasons, Reactions, Toward Black Nationalism. Independent Study 499, 1971.
Bosserman, Julie. Health Problems of the Mexican-American: An Overview. Sociology 205, 1972.
114. Undated student paper.
Norley (?), Ed. Only the Beginning? Re: Black Student Union.
115. Undated student paper.
Rodhouse, Thomas. Blacks in Nevada: A Statistical Analysis.
116. Undated student papers.
Language, Power and Politics in the Colonial American Slave System. History 445.

Box 4

117-126. Reports and papers completed at the University of Utah.
Grosscup, Gordon L. The Social Organization of Western North America. Anthropology 299, 1956.
Wells, Robin F. Plains Indian Political Structure: A Comparative Study. Anthropology 237, 1959.
Wilson, C. Sylvia. Indian-White Relations in Utah. Anthropology 170, 1961.
Sweeney, Kay. Human Ecology and Subsistence Among the Southern Paiute and Ute. Anthropology 198, 1961.
Witherspoon, Y. T. A Phenomenological Approach to Acculturation and Culture Change. Anthropology 261, 1961.
McFadden, Margaret S. A History of the Eastern Great Basin to 1800 (Ute and Shoshone.) Anthropology 275, 1961.
Sweeney, Kay. An Introduction tot he Ecology of the Basin Area. Anthropology 275, 1961.
Fowler, Don D. Distribution of Desert Side-Notched Points, Great Basin Social Organizations, Eastern Shoshoni Social Organization: Study Proposal, and dissertation prospectus. Anthropology 276 and 278, 1961.
Wilson, C. Sylvia. A Comparison of the Geographies, Histories, Subsistence Patterns, and Cultural Changes of the Gran Chaco and the Great Basin. Anthropology 253, 1962.
Research papers in Special Problems in Cultural Anthropology, Seminar 278, 1962.
127-130. Anthropology 101-Anthropology 333, 1967-1979. Student papers:
Tillmanns, Bob. Mobility and Fosterage Patterns Among the Washo Indians. Anthropology 101, ca. 1967.
Olsen, Perry. Gosiute and Western Shoshoni. Anthropology 180, 1964.
Beattie, Diane. The Paiute, Nuer, Mende and Maya as Levels of Organization. Anthropology 312, 1965.
Schmidt, Doris. The Ethnic Identity of the Passamaquoddy Indians. Anthropology 333, 1979.
131-139. Anthropology 360:Indians of the Great Basin, 1964. Student papers:
Bream, Carol. Achomawi-Atsugewi and Klamath.
Broili, Robert. Northern Paiute Indians.
Elliott, Michelle. Ute Indians of Colorado and Utah.
Farnesi, Dennis. The Ute Indians.
Hannifan, John. The Northern Paiute.
McCready, Katherine Joan. Annotated Bibliography.
Roseman, Ellen. Western Mono and the Miwok.
Scudder, Florence. Southern Paiute: Walapai Yavapai Havasupai. Willard, Charles. The Northern and North Eastern Shoshoni.
140-151. Anthropology 360, Indians of the Great Basin, 1978. Student papers:
Campbell, Joseph. Mormonism and Indian Affairs.
Crompton, Donald. Duck Valley Reservation: Shoshone and Paiute Tribes.
Hixson, John. Trade Among Great Basin Indians.
Horton, Christine. Shamanism.
Lyons, Susan E. Life Training and Socialization of Great Basin Indian Children.
McNees, Molly. The Stewart School: Indian Education and Enculturation.
Minor, Julie. The Paviotso: Nevada Northern Paiute.
Reaves, Diann. A Survey of the Petroglyphs in Nevada.
Rahming, Roger M. Spiritual Manifestation of a Suppressed People.
Rochester, Hillary. Shamanism in the Great Basin.
Rose, Robbin. The Lovelock Cave People.
Sandberg, Ral. A Short Ethnography of the Gosiute Indians of Nevada and Utah.
152. Anthropology 360, Indians of the Great Basin, 1982. Student paper.
Hyder, Tina. Plentiful Harvest: A Brief History of t Nevada Indian Missions.
153-157. Anthropology classes, 499-790, c. 1975-1983.
Lockett, Cari. A Preliminary Examination of Lithic Technology and the Spatial Distribution of Artifacts at the Yucca Wash Quarry Site, Nye County, Nevada. Special Problems in Anthropology 499, 1983.
Frye, David. Western Desert Culture and Basin Plateau Shoshonean Society: A Comparison. Anthropology 502, 1980.
Siegler, G. Analysis of a Western American Kinship System. Anthropology 512, 1982.
Hamby, Richard. Irrigation and Social Organization in Owens Valley. Anthropology 560, 1978.
Colvin, Marjorie K. Case Studies in Applied Anthropology. Anthropology 790, ca. 1975.
158-160. Anthropology 905, Ecological Approaches to Prehistory. Student papers:
Cluff, Derek; Edaburn, Sharon; Freeman, Chris K.; Kraus, Paul. Carrying Capacity of the Great Basin for Hunters and Gatherers.
Watters, David. Big Game Hunting in the Northwestern Great Basin.
Watters, David; Seigel, Steven; Bath, Joyce. Big Game Hunting in the Great Basin.
161-171. Anthropology 950, Regional Studies in Anthropology, 1976. Student papers:
Bath, Joyce. Northern Paiute Ethnography: A Review and Annotated Bibliography.
Krouse, Maribeth. The Pai: Walapai and Havasupai. The Status of Our Knowledge.
Krouse, Maribeth. A Proto-Numic Kinship Terminological System: A Preliminary Report.
Logan, Brad. Northern Shoshoni and Bannock, Sun Dance and its Role in the Acculturation of Basin-Plateau Groups. Northeastern Shoshoni and Bannock, The Ghost Dance Among the Paiute: An Ethnohistorical View of the Documentary Evidence, 1889-1893.
McNeil, J. Southern California Shoshonean: The Cahuilla, Serrano, Tubatulabal. Anthropology 960.
Phillips, H.B. Central California Groups.
Silver, Norman. Great Basin Subsistence and Settlement Patterns: Historic and Prehistoric.
Siegel, Steven. Peyotism in the Great Basin.
Silver, Norman. Report on the Southern Paiute.
VanWinkle, Barrik. Western Shoshone Ethnography: A Review and Annotated Bibliography.
172-173. Anthropology papers missing class numbers. Arranged by date.
Westbrook, John T. The Nevada Shoshone: A Dual Economy? 1963.
Dansie, Amy; Logan Brad; White, Barbara. The Spread of Farming in the Great Basin. 1975.
174. History 714, 1978.
Nylen, Robert A. The Federal Government's Role in the Paiute War, 1860.
175-176. Unidentified class or year.
Lee, Shirley W. A Survey of Acculturation in the Intermontane Area of the United States.
Newton, Richard R. The Eastern (Wind River) Shoshone.