Richard N. Adams papers
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Anthropological research files, typescripts of three literary productions with mauscripts, proofs, and correspondence compose the Richard N. Adams Papers, 1926-1994, documenting his publications and teachings. The anthropolgical research files include unpublished papers, drafts, working papers, book reviews, pamphlets, and notes primarily concerning social structure and energy consumption. The literary productions, which were later published as books, deal with topics such as the power structure in Latin America.
Also includes personal correspondence, "The Home Made Poems" written by Adam as a child, and various short stories written by Ken Rivard.
- Creation: 1926 - 1994
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Richard N. Adams (1924-2018) was a Professor of Anthropology and director of the Institue of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Rapoport Centennial Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1973. His work Crucifixion by Power: Essays on Guatemalan National Social Structure, 1944–1966 is considered one of the most influential scholarly books on Guatemala written in English. In 1947, he earned his BA from Michigan, his MA from Yale in 1949, and his PhD 1951.
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Anthropological research files, typescripts of three literary productions with mauscripts, proofs, and correspondence compose the Richard N. Adams Papers, 1926-1994, documenting his publications and teachings.
1971-154; 1992-218; 2012-120; 2023-035
This collection was processed by archives staff. Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, May 2012; Melanie Boleng, October 2023.
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- 2023-10: Accession 2023-035 added by Melanie Boleng.