Roy Rappaport Papers, 1961-1985 (MSS 0516)

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Papers of Roy A. Rappaport, an ethnographic anthropologist. The collection includes research papers and materials generated from his fieldwork with the Tsembaga Maring of the Simbai Valley in Papua New Guinea during two field trips (1962-1963 and 1981-1982). Rappaport's first field trip was in conjunction with Columbia University for his dissertation, and the second trip served as a follow-up study. Rappaport's research was concerned with the means by which religious ritual mediates the relationships of a congregation, or population, to external entities. The papers include correspondence with colleagues, students, friends, and local Papua New Guinea officials; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ethnographic data collected in field notebooks; typescript summaries; field notes and maps; diaries; photographs and sound recordings.

Roy A. "Skip" Rappaport (1926-1997) was born in New York City. He earned his B.S. in hotel administration from Cornell University (1949) and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University (1966).

From October 1962 to December 1963, Rappaport spent fourteen months in the Simbai Valley of the Madang Territory in Papua New Guinea researching the Tsembaga Maring for his dissertation. The Tsembaga Maring, shifting swidden horticulturists, occupied approximately three square miles of the southern wall of the Simbai Valley, a region that had been contacted (1958) and "controlled" (1962) by the Australian government. Rappaport collected extensive information on Tsembaga demography, ritual, animal husbandry, gardening, linguistics, and nutrition. His research was supplemented by contact with other researchers in the Simbai Valley working with neighboring tribes, including Andrew and Cherry Vayda and Allison and Marek Jablonko, who were associated with the Columbia University Expedition along with Rappaport. In addition, Ann Rappaport, who accompanied her husband in the field, was primarily responsible for Tsembaga Maring linguistic research.

Rappaport's dissertation, "Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People: An Anthropological Study of the Tsembaga Maring" (1966), was later expanded to Pigs for the Ancestors: Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People (1967). It became a landmark study of human ecology in a New Guinea central highland tribal society.

Just prior to defending his dissertation, Rappaport accepted a position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan where he was a faculty member from 1965 until 1997, eventually distinguishing himself as the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding. In addition, he served as the chair (1975-1980) of the Department of Anthropology and was the president of the American Anthropological Association from 1987-1989.

A grant from the National Science Foundation enabled Rappaport to take a second trip to the Simbai Valley from October 1981 to August 1982. This trip served as a follow-up study designed to analyze the change and acculturation of the Tsembaga Maring under increasing pressure from Western culture.

Rappaport authored two additional books: Ecology, Meaning, and Religion (1984) and, Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity (1999), published posthumously. He also authored over 60 journal articles.

Papers of Roy A. Rappaport, an ethnographic anthropologist. The collection includes research papers and materials generated from his fieldwork with the Tsembaga Maring of the Simbai Valley in Papua New Guinea during two field trips (1962-1963 and 1981-1982). Rappaport's research was concerned with the means by which religious ritual mediates the relationships of a congregation, or population, to external entities. The papers include correspondence with colleagues, students, friends, and local Papua New Guinea officials; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ethnographic data collected in field notebooks; typescript summaries; field notes and maps; diaries; photographs and sound recordings.

The fieldwork from 1962-1963 represents Rappaport's research for his dissertation. The second trip (1981-1982) served as a follow-up study that reflected similar interests, but ultimately demonstrated how the Tsembaga Maring have acculturated in the face of increasing pressure from Western culture. There is a greater breadth and depth of research material from the first trip; however, the research from the second trip evidences some comparative studies. Rappaport's wife, Ann, compiled extensive Tsembaga Maring linguistic material, which is also included in the papers. The collection was processed in two accessions.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2005

Arranged in eight series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE; 2) FIELD NOTES, 1962-1963; 3) FIELD NOTES, 1981-1982; 4) WRITINGS; 5) TEACHING MATERIALS; 6) PHOTOGRAPHS; 7) SOUND RECORDINGS and 8) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2015

Arranged in four series: 9) CORRESPONDENCE; 10) FIELD NOTES AND MAPS; 11) PHOTOGRAPHS; AND 12) AUDIOCASSETTE.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2005

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters with Rappaport's colleagues, friends, and associates spanning the years 1962-1980. Notable correspondence concerning research include letters from Georgeda Bick, Ralph Bulmer, Edward LiPuma, Mervyn Meggitt, Allison Jablonko, Cherry Lowman Vayda, and Andrew Peter Vayda. The folder titled "Simbai Valley Correspondence" contains letters to and from various Simbai Valley denizens including colleagues, friends, informants and local officials. Several of the files contain manuscripts and typescripts. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 1 Folder 1
Adams, R. N., 1964
Box 1 Folder 2
Bargatzky, Thomas, 1980
Box 1 Folder 3
Barrao, J., 1965
Box 1 Folder 4
Bensley Agency, 1964
Box 1 Folder 5
Bick, Georgeda, 1966 - 1969
Box 1 Folder 6
Bulmer, Ralph, 1963 - 1965
Box 1 Folder 7
Center for Research on Social Organization, 1967
Box 1 Folder 8
Chenoweth, David, 1964
Box 1 Folder 9
Clarke, William, 1965 - 1971
Box 1 Folder 10
Clarke, William and John Street, 1964
Box 1 Folder 11
Cook, Ed and Nancy
Box 1 Folder 12
Damas, David, 1967
Box 1 Folder 13
Denevan, William, 1967
Box 1 Folder 14
Forum for Detroit Area Metropolitan Goals, 1967
Box 1 Folder 15
Green, Roger, 1967
Box 1 Folder 16
Holloman, Gina, 1967
Box 1 Folder 17
I O Magazine
Box 1 Folder 18-19
Jablonko, Allison, 1963 - 1968
Box 1 Folder 20
Jorgenson, Dan, 1979
Box 1 Folder 21
Julius, Charles
Box 1 Folder 22
Kaplan, Stephen, 1972 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 23
Kavali, Thomas, 1964 - 1969
Box 1 Folder 24
Ketchin, Ann, 1980
Box 1 Folder 25
King, Glen, 1966
Box 1 Folder 26
Levy, Bob, 1965 - 1967
Box 1 Folder 27
LiPuma, Edward, 1977 - 1979
Box 1 Folder 28
Loison, Guy, 1965
Box 1 Folder 29
Lowman, Cherry (formerly Cherry Lowman Vayda), 1963 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 30
MacCormac, Ron, 1964
Box 1 Folder 31
Macfarlane, W. V., 1965
Box 1 Folder 32
Meggitt, Mervyn, 1964 - 1967
Box 1 Folder 33
Oram, Nigel, 1964
Box 1 Folder 34
Periot, Jean and Eva
Box 2 Folder 1
Popenoe, Hugh - Soil sample measurements and analysis, 1963 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 2
Richardson, Penelope, 1965
Box 2 Folder 3
Robin, Mrs. Peter, 1964
Box 2 Folder 4
Sahlins, Marshall, 1965
Box 2 Folder 5
Scientific American, 1971
Box 2 Folder 6
Simbai Valley, 1962 - 1963

Includes a wide variety of correspondence between the Rappaports and others, i.e., patrol officers, informants, doctors, and other researchers doing field work in the vicinity; the correspondence in this folder is informal, personal in tone and geographically confined to the Simbai Valley.

Box 2 Folder 7
Souter, Gavin, 1964
Box 2 Folder 8
Street, John, 1964 - 1968
Box 2 Folder 9
Szent-Ivany, Dr. J. J. H., 1963 - 1965
Box 2 Folder 10
Tuden, Arthur and Leonard Plotnicov, 1966
Box 2 Folder 11
University Microfims, Inc., 1966
Box 2 Folder 12
Vayda, Andrew Peter, 1965 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 13
Watson, James B., 1963
Box 2 Folder 14
Whang, Roy, 1967
Box 2 Folder 15
Whiting, Marjorie, 1965
Box 2 Folder 16
Wooden, John, 1966
Box 2 Folder 17
Yale University Press, 1966 - 1967
Box 2 Folder 18
Yengoyan, Aram, 1966 - 1967
Box 2 Folder 19
Unidentified correspondents, 1963 - 1980

FIELD NOTES, 1962-1963

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) FIELD NOTES, 1962-1963. Arranged in three subseries: A) Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries; B) Note Cards and C) Subject Files.

A) Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries: Arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically within each format, containing Rappaport's notes on the activities of the Tsembaga, such as interviews with informants, details from conversations, linguistic material, and observations. The diaries, field notebooks, and typescript summaries reflect similar information recorded at different times of the day. The field notebooks contain unrefined information obtained in the field through conversations with informants and observations. Also included in the field notebooks are brief shot lists of several rolls of the black-and-white film. The field notebooks are supplemented by "Scaling books," which record trophic data of individual families. The typescript summaries are detailed recapitulations of the field notebooks with some explication or supposition of the three formats; they offer the greatest depth and breadth of information. In addition to being a general recapitulation of Rappaport's activities, the diaries also reflect chores, ideas to explore, personal information, and general observations not necessarily pertinent to Rappaport's dissertation.

B) Note Cards: Arranged alphabetically by category. The categories include notes on linguistics, Pigs for the Ancestors and research material. The research material is primarily composed of gardening notes, including botany and horticultural techniques, and notes regarding Tsembaga cultural dynamics, such as political organizations, economics, religion and art. The linguistic material was primarily compiled by Rappaport's wife, Ann.

C) Subject Files: Arranged alphabetically by subject and contains population censuses, garden censuses, aerial photographs and maps of Rappaports's study area, and linguistic material. Also included are two letters from "MM" to Andrew Peter Vayda, Rappaport's advisor, in a folder titled "Preparation Lists and Notes." "MM" may refer to Margaret Mead, who served as an advisor for the Columbia University Expedition of 1962-1963, and was a member of Rappaport's dissertation committee.

Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries

Diaries

Box 2 Folder 20-21
1962 July 30 - October 5
Box 2 Folder 22-25
1963 February 3 - November 24
Box 2 Folder 26
Ann Rappaport, 1963 April 9 - April 24

Field notebooks

Box 3 Folder 1
No. 1, 1962 July 30 - August 25
Box 3 Folder 2
No. 2, 1962 August 26 - September 18
Box 3 Folder 3
No. 3, 1962 September 29 - November 2
Box 3 Folder 4
No. 4, 1962 November 3 - November 28
Box 3 Folder 5
No. 5, 1962 November 30 - December 13
Box 3 Folder 6
No. 6, 1962 December 14 - December 30
Box 3 Folder 7
No. 7, 1962-1963 December 30 - February 2
Box 3 Folder 8
No. 8, 1963 January 13 - March 10
Box 3 Folder 9
No. 9, 1963 March 11 - April 13
Box 3 Folder 10
No. 10, 1963 April 9 - May 13
Box 3 Folder 11
No. 11, 1963 May 3 - May 31
Box 4 Folder 1
No. 12, 1963 May 31 - July 3
Box 4 Folder 2
No. 13, 1963 July 4 - August 3
Box 4 Folder 3
No. 14, 1963 August 3 - August 23
Box 4 Folder 4
No. 15, 1963 August 23 - September 8
Box 4 Folder 5
No. 16, 1963 September 9 - September 22
Box 4 Folder 6
No. 17, 1963 September 23 - November 26
Box 4 Folder 7
No. 18, 1963 October 22 - November 3
Box 4 Folder 8
No. 19, 1963 November 4 - November 15
Box 4 Folder 9
No. 20, 1963 Novmeber 15 - November 27
Box 4 Folder 10
No. 21, 1963 November 27 - December 10
Box 4 Folder 11
No. 22, 1963 December 10 - December 21
Box 5 Folder 1
Botanical log book
Box 5 Folder 2
Catalogue book, undated
Box 5 Folder 3
Tsembaga consumption record, 1963 March 11 - December 12

Scale books

Box 5 Folder 4
1963 February 4 - March 27
Box 5 Folder 5
No. 1, 1963 February 12 - May 27
Box 5 Folder 6
No. 2, 1963 May 5 - June 21
Box 5 Folder 7
No. 3, 1963 June 22 - August 21
Box 5 Folder 8
No. 4, 1963 August 22 - October 17
Box 5 Folder 9
No. 5, 1963 October 18 - December 14

Ann Rappaport

Box 5 Folder 10
No. 1, 1962 August 29 - October 23
Box 6 Folder 1-4
Nos. 2-5, 1962 October 21- 1963 November 17
Box 6 Folder 5-11
Typescript summaries, October 25, 1962 - December 9, 1963

Note Cards

Box 7
Linguistic material - Includes the following headings: "Verb Conjugation," "English to Maring," "Phonetics - Phonemics," "Morpheme Inventory," "Syntax Relations," "Semanitcs" and "Miscellaneous", 1962 - 1963
Box 8
Linguistic material - Includes the following headings: "Botany," "Utterances," "Class Membership" and "Flash-Cards", 1962 - 1963
Box 9
Research material - Includes the following headings: "Subsistence," "Crops," "Maring Garden Rituals" and "Subject Note Cards", 1962 - 1963

Subject Files

Box 10 Folder 1
Adelberts - Includes bibliographic references to Madang, Papua New Guinea
Oversize MC-141-03
Archaeological midden charts
Box 10 Folder 3
Border Parley with Kundagai, 1963 January 18
Box 10 Folder 4
Botany - Analysis of Tsembaga area, 1964
Box 10 Folder 5
Botany - New Guinea, 1962

Census material

Box 10 Folder 6
Pan Maring survey (Vayda) and Maring demography and health (Bick), 1963

Personal censuses

Box 10 Folder 7
Kamungagai-Aitiga, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 8
Kamungagai-Amangai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 9
Kamungagai-Wendagai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 10
Kwibigai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 11
Merkai-Aitigai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 12
Merkai-Amangai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 13
Merkai-Wendagai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 14
Tsembaga-Aitigai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 15
Tsembaga-Amangai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 16
Tsembaga-Tomegai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 17
Tsembaga-Wendagai, 1962 - 1963
Box 10 Folder 18
Columbia University Expedition (CUE), 1963 - 1964
Box 10 Folder 19
Expedition budget, budget justification and supporting schedules
Box 10 Folder 20
Expedition equipment list, 1962
Box 10 Folder 21
Flow charts of Tsembaga
Box 10 Folder 22
Folk taxonomies, 1963
Box 10 Folder 23
Forest census
Box 10 Folder 24
Fungai pigs, 1963 - 1965
Box 10 Folder 25-26
Garden census, 1962
Oversize MC-141-01
Garden maps

Garden production

Box 10 Folder 28
General
Box 11 Folder 1
General, 1961 - 1962
Box 11 Folder 2
Atyimp, 1962 - 1963
Box 11 Folder 3
Calculated area, 1961 - 1964
Box 11 Folder 4
Form, 1962 - 1963
Box 11 Folder 5
Koi, 1962 - 1963
Box 11 Folder 6
Land acquisition
Box 11 Folder 7
Gardens, 1961 - 1963
Box 11 Folder 8
Heights, weights, and ages, 1963
Box 11 Folder 9
Kinship - Genaeological material, 1962

Linguistics

Box 11 Folder 10
Ann Rappaport's notes and outline for the phonology of Tsembaga Maring, 1961 - 1964
Box 11 Folder 11
Ann Rappaport's notes, 1963
Box 12 Folder 1-2
Ann Rappaport's notes - Utterances, 1962 - 1964
Box 12 Folder 3
Background and course material, 1942 - 1963
Box 12 Folder 4
Wurm list, undated
Box 12 Folder 5
Livestock, 1962
Box 12 Folder 6
Madang list, undated
Box 12 Folder 7
Map voucher and correspondence, undated
Oversize MC-141-02
Maps and aerial photographs, undated
Box 12 Folder 9
Maring axes, 1963
Box 12 Folder 10
Maring crop inventory
Box 12 Folder 11
Maring Ecosystem Simulation Group - Minutes, 1965
Box 12 Folder 12
Maring health, 1966
Box 12 Folder 13
Maring land conveyance table, undated
Box 12 Folder 14
Maring malaria, 1963 - 1965
Box 12 Folder 15
Maring marriage table, undated
Box 12 Folder 16
Maring pigs - Infant mortality rate, undated
Box 12 Folder 17
Maring plant identification lists, 1963
Box 12 Folder 18
Maring pork presentations, undated
Box 12 Folder 19
Maring survey, 1963
Box 12 Folder 20
Maring synopsis of features of social organizations, 1963
Box 12 Folder 21
Maring Tomegai garden area summary, 1961 - 1963
Box 12 Folder 22
Maring trade table, 1962 - 1963
Box 12 Folder 23
Maring Tsembaga gardening pairs, 1961 - 1963
Box 12 Folder 24
Maring Tsembaga genealogical synopsis, 1963
Box 12 Folder 25
Maring Tsembaga heights and weights, 1966
Box 12 Folder 26
Medicine and health, 1962
Box 12 Folder 27
Permit correspondence regarding the removal of artifacts, 1963
Box 12 Folder 28
Preparation equipment lists, 1962
Box 13 Folder 1
Preparation lists and notes - Includes two letters from "MM," possibly Margaret Mead, 1953 - 1963
Box 13 Folder 2
Preparatory material, 1962
Box 13 Folder 3
Questions to answer in an effort to discover basic thought patterns
Box 13 Folder 4
Skip's plans - Notes on singsing, censuses, and pig censuses
Box 13 Folder 5
Sound recording advice
Box 13 Folder 6
Ten Commandments in Pidgin English, 1963
Box 13 Folder 7
Travel and baggage - Lists and notes, 1962
Box 13 Folder 8
Tsembaga Malaria Survey Census, 1963
Box 13 Folder 9
Tsembaga paintings and drawings
Box 13 Folder 10
Tsembaga phonology
Box 13 Folder 11
Tsembaga pig acquisition, 1963
Box 13 Folder 12
Tsembaga technology - Arrows
Box 13 Folder 13
Tsembaga technology - Stone blades, 1963
Box 13 Folder 14
Tsembaga trade relations, 1962 - 1963

FIELD NOTES, 1981-1982

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) FIELD NOTES, 1981-1982. Arranged in three subseries: A) Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries; B) Note Cards; and C) Subject Files.

A) Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries: Arranged by format and chronologically within each format. The documents are primarily composed of Rappaport's notes on the activities of the Tsembaga and include interviews with informants and detailed accounts of conversations and observations. The 1981-1982 notes reflect similar research interests as that of the 1962-1963 notes, with the addition of comparative observations.

B) Note Cards: Research notes arranged alphabetically by subject, reflecting changes in the cultural dynamics of the Tsembaga.

C) Subject Files: Arranged alphabetically by subject. There are comparative notes on the garden censuses between Rappaport's 1962-1963 and 1981-1982 field work in the folder titled "Gardens, 1963 -1982." The personal censuses material (box 19, folders 3-15) in this subseries corresponds with that of the 1962-1963 personal censuses material (box 10, folders 7-17).

Diaries, Field Notebooks and Typescript Summaries

Diaries

Box 13 Folder 15
1981 September 16 - November 17
Box 13 Folder 16
1981 September 23 - October 2
Box 13 Folder 17
1981-1982 November 18 - February 6
Box 13 Folder 18
1982 February 7 - April 9
Box 14 Folder 1
1982 April 10 - May 12
Box 14 Folder 2
1982 May 13 - July 1
Box 14 Folder 3
1982 July 2 - August 1

Field notebooks

Box 14 Folder 4
No. 1, 1981 September 23 - October 25
Box 14 Folder 5
No. 2, 1981 October 25 - November 15
Box 14 Folder 6
No. 3, 1981 November 16 - December 13
Box 14 Folder 7
No. 4, 1981-1982 December 15 - January 17
Box 14 Folder 8
No. 5, 1982 January 14 - February 13
Box 15 Folder 1
No. 6, 1982 February 15 - March 31
Box 15 Folder 2
No. 7, 1982 April 2 - April 28
Box 15 Folder 3
No. 8, 1982 April 29 - May 21
Box 15 Folder 4
No. 9, 1982 May 22 - June 4
Box 15 Folder 5
No. 10, 1982 June 5 - June 20
Box 15 Folder 6
No. 11, 1982 June 11 - June 20
Box 15 Folder 7
No. 12, 1982 June 21 - July 1
Box 15 Folder 8
No. 13, 1982 July 1 - July 14
Box 16 Folder 1
No. 14, 1982: July 14 - July 20
Box 16 Folder 2
No. 15, 1982 July 21 - August 3
Box 16 Folder 3
No. 16, undated
Box 16 Folder 4
Medical treatment notebook, 1981 November 17 - 1982 August 4
Box 16 Folder 5-6
PNG Department of Education, 1981 October 28 - November 6

Scale books

Box 16 Folder 7
No. 1, 1981 November 21 - 1982 February 16
Box 16 Folder 8
No. 2, 1982 February 20 - June 8
Box 16 Folder 9
No. 3, 1982 June 12 - July 22
Box 16 Folder 10
Shipping etc., 1981 - 1982

Unidentified notebooks

Box 17 Folder 1
1981 December 14 - December 30
Box 17 Folder 2
1982 February 26 - July 24
Box 17 Folder 3
1982 July 24
Box 17 Folder 4-6
Typescript summaries, 1981 October 22 - 1982 June 6

Note Cards

Box 18
Research material, 1981 - 1982

Subject Files

Census material

Box 19 Folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 2
Clinic register, 1981 - 1982

Personal censuses

Box 19 Folder 3
Dimbagai Yimayagai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 4
Kamungagai Aitigai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 5
Kamungagai Amangai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 6
Kamungagai Wendagai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 7
Kwipigai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 8
Merkai Aitigai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 9
Merkai Amangai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 10
Merkai Wendagai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 11
Rauweng, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 12
Tsembaga Aitigai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 13
Tsembaga Amangai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 14
Tsembaga Tomegai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 15
Tsembaga Wendagai, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 16
Notes and calculations, 1981 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 17
Tsembaga census, 1966 - 1974
Box 19 Folder 18
Gardens, 1963 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 19
Genealogies, 1982
Box 19 Folder 20
Gross Energy: Protein and Moisture Samples from Gardens, 1982
Box 19 Folder 21
Maring Dictionary - Includes a typescript "Maring Sentences" by L.B. Woodword (July 1973) and Ann Rappaport's linguistic notes, 1973
Box 20 Folder 1
Maring Garden terminology and definitions
Box 20 Folder 2
Maring Tomegai Meal Roster, 1983
Box 20 Folder 3
Maring Total Pork Consumption Summary

New Guinea finances

Box 20 Folder 4
Correspondence - Various applications and affiliations, 1980 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 5
Ledger, 1981 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 6
National Science Foundation research proposal, 1981
Box 20 Folder 7
Receipts, 1981 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 8
University of Michigan forms, 1981 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 9
Pig slaughter
Box 20 Folder 10
Report on research - A synopsis of Rappaport's 1981-1982 field work submitted to Bato Bultin, Premier, Madang Province. Also includes comparative explication between research trips, 1982
Box 20 Folder 11
Soil samples, 1962 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 12
Specimen identification telegram, 1982
Box 20 Folder 13
Terum and Ancmal, 1982

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) WRITINGS OF RAPPAPORT: Arranged alphabetically by title. Included in the subseries are several draft versions of Rappaport's dissertation, "Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People: An Anthropological Study of the Tsembaga Maring"; an abandoned or renamed project titled Maring Environment and Subsistence; and revisions for Pigs for the Ancestors.

Box 20 Folder 14
Aspects of Man's Influence Upon Island Ecosystems: Alteration and Control, 1961
Box 20 Folder 15
Change Among the Tsembaga Maring of Papua New Guinea - Research proposal, 1981
Box 21 Folder 1
Drafts - Textbook
Box 21 Folder 2
Idea of the Sacred
Box 21 Folder 3
Lowland Land Use Food Crops Nutrition Research Meeting

Maring Environment and Subsistence

Box 21 Folder 4
Tentative outline
Box 21 Folder 5
"Climate" chapter, authored by John Street
Box 21 Folder 6
"Extraction" chapter - Typescript with annotation
Box 21 Folder 7
"Introduction, Part III"
Box 21 Folder 8
Notes from others, 1969 - 1971
Box 21 Folder 9
"Physical and Biotic Environment, Part I"
Box 21 Folder 10
"Production" chapter
Box 21 Folder 11
"Production" chapter - Manuscript and typescript draft with extensive annotations
Box 21 Folder 12
"Production" chapter - Typescript draft

"Storage and Distribution" chapter

Box 21 Folder 13
Manuscript and typescript with extensive annotation
Box 22 Folder 1
Mimeograph draft with extensive annotation
Box 22 Folder 2
Typescript draft with extensive annotation
Box 22 Folder 3
Mimeograph draft with annotation from Allison Jablonko
Box 22 Folder 4
Typescript draft with annotation from Cherry Lowman Vayda
Box 22 Folder 5
Typescript draft with annotation from John Street
Box 22 Folder 6
Maring Religion - Outline, co-authored with Cherry Lowman Vayda, 1964
Box 22 Folder 7
Marriage Among the Maring - Chapter in Pigs, Pearlshells, and Women: Marriage in the New Guinea Highland (1969), 1968
Box 22 Folder 8
Nutritional and Agricultural Research among the Maring People of the Simbai Valley, Simbai District

The article is a comparative study between Rappaport's 1962-1963 field work and his 1981-1982 field work.

Pigs for the Ancestors

Box 22 Folder 9
Manuscript and typescript draft
Box 23
Bibliography and subject index note cards
Box 22 Folder 11
Population, Dispersion, and Land Redistribution among the Maring - Manuscript and typescript drafts along with correspondence, 1966
Box 24 Folder 1
Ritual as Communication and as State, 1973 July 21-19

Paper prepared in advance for participants in Burg Wartenstein Symposium No. 59.

Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People: An Anthropological Study of the Tsembaga Maring

Box 24 Folder 2-17
Abstract - First draft, Chapter 3 "Assimulation"
Box 25 Folder 1-15
First draft, Chapter 3 "Environments and Ecosystems" - Second draft, Chapter 1
Box 26 Folder 1-10
Second draft, Chapter 2 - Second draft, Chapter 3
Box 27 Folder 1-12
Second draft, Chapter 3 "Subsistence" - Third draft, Chapter 3
Box 28 Folder 1-11
Third draft, Chapter 4 - Final draft, Chapter 6
Box 29 Folder 1-13
Appendix material

Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations in New Guinea

Box 29 Folder 14
Manuscript draft of a paper presented to the Evolution of Ecological Systems Seminar, Columbia University, 1965
Box 29 Folder 15
Typescript drafts with annotation
Box 29 Folder 16
Ritual Regulation of the Environmental Relations of the Tsembaga - Manuscript and typescript drafts with extensive annotation
Box 29 Folder 17
Ritual, Sanctity, and Adaption - Photocopy of manuscript
Box 29 Folder 18
Sacred in Human Evolution - Manuscript draft
Box 29 Folder 19
Sioux paper - Manuscript, mimeograph and typescript drafts with annotation

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) TEACHING MATERIALS: Course material, such as syllabi, notes and assignments, from courses and seminars Rappaport participated in as a graduate student as well as material he used as a professor.

Box 29 Folder 20
Anthropology 526: Theory and practice in anthropology - Syllabus, 1985
Box 29 Folder 21
Poly. miscellaneous - Notes regarding Polynesian anthropology and archaeology, including a reprint, 1960

Seminars

Box 29 Folder 22
Community medicine, 1982
Box 29 Folder 23
Cultural Ecology, G6215X - Water paper, 1961 - 1962
Box 29 Folder 24
Ecology, 1968
Box 29 Folder 25
Seminar for the Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research (IASER)

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 6) PHOTOGRAPHS: Arranged in three subseries: A) Black-and-White Prints, B) Color Slides and C) Negatives.

A) Black-and-White Prints: Prints and contact sheets of images taken from Rappaport's 1962-1963 fieldwork. The images document daily village life as well as aspects of ritual. Several of the contact sheets have corresponding shot lists associated with them located in SERIES 2A, and many of the prints are from negatives in SERIES 6C.

B) Color Slides: Divided into two distinct groups labelled "S" and "T." The "S" slides are from a 1960 Tahitian archaeological expedition in which Rappaport participated, and include slides taken in Taiwan, Japan, Australia, and New York. The "T" slides are from Rappaport's 1962-1963 Papua New Guinea field work and document daily village activity as well as aspects of ritual. Generally, there is descriptive annotation on the slides. This subseries contains several images of Rappaport, as well as his wife Ann.

C) Negatives: Original 35mm black and white negatives. This subseries has been entirely digitized, and images are available for viewing by clicking on the links in the container list below. To re-create the order in which the photographs were taken, refer to the frame number at the end of the image title. Prints of many of these negatives are in SERIES 6A. Original negatives are restricted.

Original negatives are restricted.

Black-and-White Prints

Box 30 Folder 1
Requests for enlargement, includes some description, 1963
Box 30 Folder 2
Archaeological site photographs
Box 30 Folder 3
Rolls RR 13, 15, 16, and 21
Box 30 Folder 4
Rolls RRA 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21

Annotation for rolls "RRA 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13" - see box 2, folder 2, "Field notebook #2"; for rolls "RRA 15, 16, 17, and 18" - see box 2, folder 3, "Field notebook #3"; and for rolls "RRA 19 and 20" - see box 2, folder 4, "Field notebook #4.

Box 30 Folder 5
Rolls RRB 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25

Annotation for roll "RRB 4" - see box 3, folder 7, Field notebook #7; for roll "RRB 5" - see box 3, folder 8, Field notebook #8; for roll "RRB 11" - see box 3, folder 9, Field notebook #9; and for rolls "RRB 16 and 17" - see box 3, folder 11, Field notebook #11.

Box 30 Folder 6
Rolls RRC 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, and 27
Box 30 Folder 7
Miscellaneous photographs
Box 30 Folder 8
Unidentified contact sheets

Color Slides

Box 30 Folder 9
S-1, 1960
Box 30 Folder 10
S-2, 1960 June
Box 30 Folder 11
S-3, 1960 May-October
Box 30 Folder 14
S-6, 1960 June
Box 30 Folder 18
T-4, 1963
Box 30 Folder 19
T-6, 1963
Box 30 Folder 22
T-10, 1963
Box 30 Folder 23
T-12, 1963 August-November
Box 30 Folder 24
T-[?], 1963

Negatives

Roll 1, 1962 December

Originals located in AN2/M516/1. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 2, 1962

Originals located in AN2/M516/2. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 3, 1962

Originals located in AN2/M516/3. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 4, 1963 March 15

Originals located in AN2/M516/4. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 5, 1963 March 15

Originals located in AN2/M516/5. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 8, 1963

Originals located in AN2/M516/8. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 9, 1963 May 28

Originals located in AN2/M516/9. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 10, 1963 May 28

Originals located in AN2/M516/10. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 12, 1963 May 31

Originals located in AN2/M516/12. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 13, 1963 June 23

Originals located in AN2/M516/13. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 14, 1963 June 23

Originals located in AN2/M516/14. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 15, 1963 June 23

Originals located in AN2/M516/15. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 16, 1963

Originals located in AN2/M516/16. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 17, 1963 June 24

Originals located in AN2/M516/17. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 18, 1963 June 24

Originals located in AN2/M516/18. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 19, 1963 June 24

Originals located in AN2/M516/19. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 21, 1962 September 18

Originals located in AN2/M516/21. All images on this roll have been digitized.

Roll 22, 1962 October

Originals located in AN2/M516/22. All images on this roll have been digitized.