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Critchlow (Margaret) and William Rodman Papers
MSS 0795  
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Description
The papers of Margaret Critchlow and William L. Rodman, anthropologists and professors, specializing in law, politics, economics, family and kinship in Melanesia, specifically the Republic of Vanuatu. The collection includes field and research materials relating to six research trips to the Republic of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) between 1969 and 1995.
Background
Margaret Critchlow met William Rodman in 1967 while Rodman was a PhD student at the University of Chicago studying male rank and leadership, and Critchlow was a newly admitted MA student in Political Science. They married and embarked on their first research trip together, travelling to Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) from 1969-1971. They were the first anthropologists to intensively study a well-established working graded society in the northern New Hebrides. Rodman completed his dissertation based on their research, entitled "Men of Influence, Men of Rank: Leadership and the Graded Society on Aoba, New Hebrides" and received his PhD in 1973.
Extent
3 Linear feet (3 record cartons and 2 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.