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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Department of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology Records
Princeton University Archives
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1 box and 1 folder
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1


The Department of Anthropology was created in 1971. Records include course descriptions from the earlier Program in Anthropology as well as a map created by anthropology students in Mexico.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains course descriptions and bibliographies (1967-1968) from the Department of Anthropology, as well as printed articles and press releases regarding anthropology at Princeton. The collection also contains a map created by anthropology students on an expedition to Palenque sponsored by the Department of Anthropology in 1980.


No arrangement has been performed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University. Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology was created in 1971. The department specializes in socio-cultural anthropology, and offers a B.A. in anthropology, a certificate in Ethnographic Studies, and a Ph.D. in anthropology.

Princeton offered a course in cultural anthropology from 1946 through 1965, first as part of the Department of Economics and Social Institutions, and after 1960, as part of the new Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The separate Program in Anthropology was created in 1965, and first directed by Professor Cyril Black. When Anthropology became a department in 1971, its first chair was Martin Silverman.

Collection History


Map of the Archaeological Zone of Palenque was a gift of Alfred Bush in 2018 (AR.2018.027). All other material was transferred from the University Archives' Historical Subject Files (AC109).


No material has been separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2018. Finding aid written by Phoebe Nobles in 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Department of Anthropology Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1