D. George Sherman (AC 1969) Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains Sherman's notes from his coursework and studies at Amherst College and Cornell University; field notes for and drafts of his book Rice, Rupees and Ritual: Economy and Society Among the Samosir Batak of Sumatra (1990); the text of published articles and public lectures; and extensive background and lecture notes related to the anthropology courses he taught.
- Creation: circa 1965-1992
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the Sherman Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the Sherman Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
David George Sherman was born in 1947 and graduated from Amherst College in 1969. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1974 and 1982 respectively. He taught anthropology at Southern Illinois University, 1984-1986, Dartmouth College, 1988-1989 and University of California Irvine, 1989-1990. He was teaching at Keene State College (N.H.) at the time he was killed in an automobile accident in 1992.
26.5 Linear feet (26 records storage boxes, 1 archives box)
Language of Materials
Anthropologist. Contains Sherman's notes from his coursework and studies at Amherst College and Cornell University; field notes for and drafts of his book Rice, Rupees and Ritual (1990); published articles and public lectures; and extensive background and lecture notes related to the anthropology courses he taught.
This collection is organized into eight series:
- Series 1: Undergraduate Notebooks
- Series 2: Research Notebooks and Other Research Materials
- Series 3: Dissertation
- Series 4: Teaching Files
- Series 5: Lecture Materials, Writings, and Correspondence
- Series 6: Rice, Rupees and Ritual (book)
- Series 7: Personal correspondence
- Series 8: Photographs
The collection has not been processed beyond a rough box-level sorting. The papers are organized loosely into eight series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection was the gift of Zenya Wild in 1993. Additional materials (1.5 linear feet) were received in 2003 from Hedwidge Tripp. Accession numbers: 93-050, 2003-163
- Peter Nelson
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- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.