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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Renato Rosaldo papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M2057
    Physical Description: 26 Linear Feet (47 boxes: 35 manuscript storage boxes, 6 record storage boxes, 4 cassette boxes, and 2 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1948-2006
    Abstract: The Renato Rosaldo papers document the professional activities of the cultural anthropologist, field researcher and poet Renato Rosaldo. The materials consist of field notes, correspondence, administrative files, photographs, audio cassettes, and other materials.
    Language of Material: The materials are primarily in English but there are also some materials in Spanish, and Ilongot.

    Scope and Contents

    The materials in this collection consist of field notes, journals, notebooks, field maps, correspondence, drawings, phonologies and word lists, genealogical charts, newspaper clippings, photographs, contact sheets, negatives, slides, audio cassettes of field recordings, publications, texts, manuscripts, index cards, and other materials.
    The collection covers Renato Rosaldo's field work with the Ilongot people in northern Luzon, Philippines, as well as field work in Ecuador and the San Jose Cultural Citizenship Project. There are also general files, papers, and research.
    The collection is divided into 4 series, and is arranged in original order.

    Biographical / Historical

    Renato Rosaldo is a cultural anthropologist, field researcher, professor, and a poet. He was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1941 and graduated from Harvard College in 1963 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish History and Literature. In 1971 Rosaldo graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. He studied the Ilongot in northern Luzon, Philippines, as well as an ethnological study in San Jose, California. Rosaldo taught at Stanford from 1970 to 2003 and served as the director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research as well as Chair of the Stanford Department of Anthropology. Rosaldo also was President of the American Ethnological Society from 1991 through 1995 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently (2019) the Director of Latino Studies at New York University and a Fellow at the New York Institute of the Humanities. In 2004 he won an American Book Award for his book of poetry, "Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la Mujer Arana".

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Renato Rosaldo papers (M2057), Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Anthropology -- Study and teaching.
    Anthropology -- Field work
    Stanford University -- Faculty.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Ilongot (Philippine people)
    Ethnology -- Philippines -- Luzon
    Mexican Americans