Collection Number: 40437

Collection Title: Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1960s-2000s (bulk 1970s-1990s)

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,000 items)
Abstract Records of the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consist of faculty correspondence, pertaining both to Department business and to faculty members' research and travels. Records include annual reports, faculty meeting minutes, administrative correspondence, and records related to curriculum, department committees, and operations of the department.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Anthropology.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Department of Anthropology of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40437, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Department of Anthropology in August 2014 (Records transfer 20140822.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has its roots in the Department of Sociology, where in 1930 Professor Guy Johnson taught the university’s first course in sociocultural anthropology. In 1965, the Department of Anthropology was formally established as a unit independent of the Department of Sociology. In the 1980s, the Department moved away from the traditional "four fields" of anthropology (biological, archaeological, sociocultural, and linguistic anthropology) and instead pioneered a structure of three concentrations: Social Systems, Meaning, and Evolution/Ecology.

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Records of the Department of Anthropology consist of faculty correspondence, pertaining both to Department business and to faculty members' research and travels. Records include annual reports, faculty meeting minutes, administrative correspondence, and records related to curriculum, department committees, and operations of the department.

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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Coggins and Tierra Thoma, September 2019

Encoded by: Amanda Loeb, July 2015

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