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D. George Sherman (AC 1969) Papers

 Collection — Mapcase: [220] 4, Drawer 01, Folder: [2003-163] 1-2
Identifier: MA.00137

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.

Dates

  • circa 1965-1992

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

26.5 Linear feet (26 records storage boxes, 1 archives box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eight series:

  1. Series 1: Undergraduate Notebooks
  2. Series 2: Research Notebooks and Other Research Materials
  3. Series 3: Dissertation
  4. Series 4: Teaching Files
  5. Series 5: Lecture Materials, Writings, and Correspondence
  6. Series 6: Rice, Rupees and Ritual (book)
  7. Series 7: Personal correspondence
  8. Series 8: Photographs

Arrangement

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

Status
Completed
Author
Peter Nelson
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299