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Guide to the W. Lloyd Warner Papers 1913-1981

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Warner, W. Lloyd. Papers

Dates:

1913-1981

Size:

2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

W. Lloyd Warner, anthropologist, professor, author. The W. Lloyd Warner Papers consist of Warner's correspondence with A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, off-prints, and a typescript copy of Warner's article, "Big Farmers." The collection also contains posthumous material about Warner, including correspondence, and multiple typescript drafts of Warner's biography "W. Lloyd Warner, Social Anthropologist," compiled and edited by Mildred Warner, Burleigh Gardner, and Robert Havighurst.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Warner, W. Lloyd. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

W. Lloyd Warner was born on October 26, 1898 in Redlands, California. He attended the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkley, where he received his B.A. in anthropology in 1926. Warner also attended graduate school at Berkeley and spent three years researching in northeastern Australia.

Warner became assistant professor of Anthropology at Harvard University in 1929. In 1935, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago where he was appointed associate professor. In the mid-1950s Warner moved to Michigan State University where he became professor of social research in 1959.

Among Warner's many published works are: A Black Civilization: A Social Study of an Australian Tribe (1937), Color and Human Nature: Negro Personality Development in a Northern City (1941), Democracy in Jonesville: A Study in Quality and Inequality (1949), American Life: Dream and Reality (1953), and The Corporation in Emergent American Society (1962).

Warner has been described as "a leader among anthropologists and sociologists who apply the research methods of cultural anthropology to the complex problems of contemporary society."

Warner married Mildred (Hall) Warner on January 10, 1932. The couple had three children: Ann, Caroline, and William Taylor.

W. Lloyd Warner died on May 23, 1970.

Scope Note

The W. Lloyd Warner Papers consist of Warner's correspondence with A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, off-prints, and a typescript copy of Warner's article, "Big Farmers." The collection also contains posthumous material about Warner, including correspondence, and multiple typescript drafts of Warner's biography "W. Lloyd Warner, Social Anthropologist," compiled and edited by Mildred Warner, Burleigh Gardner, and Robert Havighurst.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence with A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, 1939-1949

Box 1   Folder 2-3

Off-prints, Articles by A.R. Radcliffe Brown, 1913-1951

Box 1   Folder 4

Memorial for A.R. Radcliffe Brown by Raymond Firth, 1955

Box 1   Folder 5-6

Off-prints, Articles by W. Lloyd Warner, 1930-1956

Box 1   Folder 7

Off-prints, Miscellaneous Authors, 1950-1961

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence and Questionnaire

  • Questionnaire, "National Study of Large Farmers and Ranchers, n.d.
  • Letter from WLW, 1966
Box 2   Folder 2-5

"America's Big Farmers and Ranchers" Draft (typescript), n.d.

Box 3   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Letter, Mildred Warner to Robert Havinghurst, 1974
  • Letter, RH to MW, 1974
  • Letter, Judith Landt to MW, 1974
  • List of Donors to the W. Lloyd Warner Fund, n.d.
  • List, Checks for the W. Lloyd Warner Fund, 1970
  • Letter, MW to Michael Caffey, 1974
  • Letter, Robert McMillian to RH, 1974
  • Letter, RHt to Robert McMillian, 1974
  • Letter, Robert McMillian to RH, 1974
  • Letter, MW to RH
Box 3   Folder 2

Correspondence and biographical notes

  • Letter, MW to RH, 1979
  • Letter, RH to MW, 1979
  • Letter, MW to RH, 1980
  • Letter, MW to Solon Kimball, 1980
  • Letter, MW to Helen Hughes, 1980
  • Letter, MW to RH, 1980
  • Letter, MW to Helen Hughes, 1980
  • Letter, MW to William Henry, 1980
  • Letter, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to MW, 1980
  • Notes on Warner Biography, n.d.
Box 3   Folder 3

Correspondence and Biographical Timeline

  • Letter, Burleigh Garner to RH, n.d.
  • Letter, MW to RH, 1980
  • Letter, MW to RH, 1980
  • Biographical timelines for WLW, n.w.
Box 3   Folder 4

"The Study of Federal Executives" with Correspondence

  • Letter, Paul Van Riper to MW, 1980
  • Letter, RH to PVR, 1980
  • Letter, to PVR, 1980
  • Letter, PVR to MW, 1980
  • Letter, RH to PVR, 1980
  • Letter, PVR to RH, 1981
  • Letter, RH to PVR, 1981
  • "The Study of Federal Executives," chapter draft with corrections, n.d.
  • "The Study of Federal Executives," with corrections and correspondence, 1980
  • Notes, n.d.
  • "The Study of Federal Executives," with corrections, n.d.
  • "Federal Executives; Their Origins, Training, Mobility, and Attitudes" 1958
Box 4   Folder 1-5

Draft, "W. Lloyd Warner; Social Anthropologist," by Mildred Warner with corrections, 1980

Box 5   Folder 1-8

Drafts, "W. Lloyd Warner; Social Anthropologist," by Mildred Hall Warner, Burleigh Gardner, Robert J. Havighurst, and Associates, with corrections, n.d.