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Department of Anthropology Records


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Contains inactive records of the Department of Anthropology.


State University of New York at Albany. Department of Anthropology
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0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology was created in 1966, although these subjects had previously been taught at the University within other departments. In 1970, the departments split, creating separate Departments of Anthropology and Sociology. The B.A. in Anthropology was first offered in 1967, an M.A. was introduced in 1969, and a Ph.D. followed in 1971. Currently, the Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, and Human Biology, minors in Anthropology and Medical Anthropology, and an M.A. and Ph.D. Additionally, the Department of Anthropology is associated with several specialized institutes at the University, including: the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies and the Institute for Cypriot Studies and publishes Northeast Anthropology, a bi-annual journal dedicated to scholarly study of the northeastern United States and nearby Canadian provinces.

This collection includes: M.A. and Ph.D. program proposals, course syllabi, informational materials about archaeological field programs (1972-1984), annual reports (1974-1978), and publications.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2018-03-06 08:53:09 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 February 20

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Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. Please contact an archivist for more information.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Department of Anthropology Records, 1968-1987. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Department of Anthropology Records).