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Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers 1940s-1980s

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Creator:
Spaulding, Albert Clanton 1914-1990  Search this
Adams, William archeology  Search this
Tax, Sol correspondent 1907-  Search this
Correspondent:
Fitzhugh, William W. 1943-  Search this
Aberle, David Friend  Search this
Ackerman, Robert  Search this
Adams, Richard Newbold  Search this
Aginsky, Burt W  Search this
Baerreis, David Albert  Search this
Bartlett, Katherine  Search this
Bascom, William  Search this
Baumhoff, Martin A  Search this
Baby, Raymond S  Search this
Baker, George W  Search this
Beardsley, Richard King  Search this
Beaubien, Paul L  Search this
Bell, Robert Eugene  Search this
Bennett, Wendell Clark  Search this
Binford, Lewis  Search this
Black, Glenn A (Glenn Albert) 1900-1964  Search this
Boggs, Stephen Taylor  Search this
Bozeman, Tandy  Search this
Braidwood, Robert J  Search this
Brew, John Otis  Search this
Buettner-Janusch, John 1924-1992  Search this
Byers, Douglas Swain  Search this
Campbell, John M  Search this
Carneiro, Robert  Search this
Carr, John F  Search this
Champe, John  Search this
Clark, J. Desmond  Search this
Coe, Joffre L  Search this
Collier, Donald  Search this
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Conklin, Harold C  Search this
Conner, Stuart W  Search this
Coon, Carlton Stevens Jr 1904-1981  Search this
Corbett, John M  Search this
Cotter, John Lambert  Search this
Cressman, Luther Sheeleigh  Search this
Culbert, T. Patrick  Search this
Deuel, Thorne  Search this
De Laguna, Frederica 1906-2004  Search this
Dickinson, J.C  Search this
Dillingham, Beth  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J  Search this
Dole, Gertrude Evelyn  Search this
Ehrich, Robert W  Search this
Eiseley, Loren Corey  Search this
Erasmus, Charles  Search this
Euler, Robert  Search this
Evans, Clifford Jr  Search this
Fagan, Brian  Search this
Fejos, Paul  Search this
Fenenga, Franklin  Search this
Fenton, William Nelson  Search this
Fitting, James E  Search this
Ford, James Alfred 1911-1968  Search this
Ford, Richard I  Search this
Gabel, Creighton  Search this
Giddings, Louis  Search this
Greengo, Robert E  Search this
Griffin, James Bennett  Search this
Gunnerson, James A  Search this
Gurland, John  Search this
Hamilton, Henry W  Search this
Harp, Elmer  Search this
Heizer, Robert Fleming 1915-1979  Search this
Henry, Ardell A  Search this
Hewes, Gordon W  Search this
Hodson, F.R  Search this
Horne, Stephen  Search this
Howard, James Henri  Search this
Hruska, Robert J  Search this
Hughes, Jack T  Search this
Hurt, Wesley R  Search this
Huscher, Harold A  Search this
Jelinek, Arthur  Search this
Jennings, Jesse D  Search this
Johnson, Frederick 1904-1994  Search this
Kaemlein, Wilma  Search this
Kaplan, Bernice  Search this
Kerr, Clark  Search this
Kivett, Marvin F  Search this
Krieger, Alex D  Search this
Krogman, W.M  Search this
Kennard, Edward A  Search this
Kunstadter, Peter  Search this
Lasker, Gabriel  Search this
Laughlin, William S  Search this
Leech, Florence  Search this
Lilban, Richard W  Search this
Linton, Ralph 1893-1953  Search this
Lister, Robert H  Search this
Malouf, Carling  Search this
Martin, Paul S  Search this
Mayer-Oakes, William J  Search this
McGregor, John  Search this
McKern, Will C  Search this
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Miller, George (Omaha)  Search this
Muirhead, George  Search this
Neumann, Georg K (Georg Karl) 1907-1971  Search this
Newman, Marshall Thornton 1911-1994  Search this
Norbeck, Edward 1915-  Search this
Oakley, Kenneth Page 1911-  Search this
Omwake, Henri Geiger 1907-1967  Search this
Osborne, Douglas  Search this
Pilling, Arnold Remington  Search this
Quilter, Jeffrey  Search this
Reed, Charles A  Search this
Reed, Erik Kellerman  Search this
Ritchie, William A  Search this
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966  Search this
Rouse, Irving  Search this
Rowe, John Howland  Search this
Ruppe, Reynold J  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F  Search this
Schwartz, Douglas Wright  Search this
Sears, William H  Search this
Seabeok, Thomas A  Search this
Smith, Allen H  Search this
Smith, Carlyle S  Search this
Smith, G. Hale  Search this
Smith, Marion W  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
Spier, Leslie  Search this
Spuhler, J.N  Search this
Stephenson, Robert Lloyd  Search this
Strong, William Duncan 1899-1962  Search this
Struever, Stuart  Search this
Sturtevant, William C  Search this
Swanson, Earl H  Search this
Taylor, Walter W. Jr  Search this
Thomas, David Hurst  Search this
Tolstoy, Paul  Search this
Tong, Marvin E Jr  Search this
Ward, Lauriston  Search this
Washburn, Sherwood Larned  Search this
Watson, Patty Jo  Search this
Waterman, Alan T  Search this
Wauchope, Robert  Search this
Webb, William S (William Snyder) 1882-1964  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R (Waldo Rudolph) 1908-1996  Search this
Wenner-Gren, Axel L  Search this
Wheeler, Richard  Search this
White, Leslie Alvin  Search this
Will, George W  Search this
Williams, Stephen  Search this
Wolfe, Alvin William  Search this
Wood, W. Raymond  Search this
Woodbury, Natalie Ferris Sampson  Search this
Woodbury, Richard Benjamin  Search this
Yellen, John  Search this
Correspodnent:
Hull, W.C  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 1 linear meter 3.25 linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1940s-1980s
Notes:
Albert C. Spaulding was trained at Montana State University (B.A. in economics, 1935), the University of Michigan (M.A. in ahthropology, 1937), and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1946). In 1946-1947, he taught at the University of Kansas and was an assistant curator at the university's Museum of Anthropology. From 1947-1961, he taught at the University of Michigan and was curator of that university's Museum of Anthropology. In 1959-1961, Spaulding was first program director for the History and Philosophy of Science Program of the National Science Foundation and the NAS program director for anthropology. In 1963-1966, he was professor and chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Oregon. In 1967-1971, he became dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara and continued at that institution as professor of anthropology until 1983. Spaulding served the Society for Amercian Archeology as associate editor, secretary, vice president, and president. In 1964, he was vice president for Section H of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Although Spaulding carried out several significant field projects, he is best rememberd for his theoretical and methodological concerns. In relating his first archeological field work, he declared: "My fundamental interest at the time (and now) was clarification of the basic concepts of archeology, which led me into explicit definitions of archaeological problems in terms of relationship between or among well-defined variables." Spaulding produced many articles and book reviews in which he dealt with such problems. Some of the best-known appeared in the pages of American Antiquity in 1953 and 1954 when be debated James A. Ford in general terms concerning teh most productive methods of archeology in general and the nature of archeological types and methods of defining them in particular. Because of his espousal of rigor in method, Spaulding is considered on of the main forerunners of the "new archeology" of the 1960s. For his work, he received the SAA distinguished Service Award in 1981.
List of series with list of correspondents
Organization:
1. Correspondence, 1948-1982; 2. manuscript of Spaulding writings; 3. material concerning students; 4. site reports and field project data; 4. material regarding conferences and committees; 6. material related to work as National Science Foundation archeology program director; 7. student notebooks and dissertation; 8. material regarding the Arzberger site; 9. administrative material regarding the University of Michigan; 10. academic papers collected by Spaulding, teaching aids, and lecture notes; 11. Philip C. Phillips and Gordon R. Willey file; 12. James A. Ford file; 13. correspondence regarding publications; 14. miscellany; 15. photographs
Summary:
Although it has been noted that there are significant and inexplicable lucunae in Spaulding's papers, they nevertheless touch on most phases of his professional life. There is, however, relatively little field material, the only two projects even partially documents being those on Agattu Island and at the Arzberger Site in South Dakota.
Cite as:
Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Archeology--methodology  Search this
Archeology--theory  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87856