University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Council on Anthropology and Education Records 1966-1992

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary


Council on Anthropology and Education. Records


1.75 linear feet (4 boxes)


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


Founded in 1968, the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) in stimulating scholarship on education in social and cultural contexts. The Records document the CAE's founding and early activities.

Information on Use


This collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Council on Anthropology and Education. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Council on Anthropology and Education emerged out of the funding for area studies and the development of the Program in the Anthropology and Education directed by Frederick O. Gearing. The program coordinated its members out of the American Anthropological Association, rather than just one university, and it brought together scholars interested in studying schools as organizations in modern or modernizing societies, people interested in community studies and those documenting the professionalization of teachers.

The involvement of Murray Wax (chairman 1968-69), who conducted an intensive study in schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation, helped move the program toward becoming the, "Council on Anthropology and Education." Wax assisted in drafting the constitution which prevented any one university from dominating the council but did allow for large academic contributions from schools such as Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Scope Note

Series I contains correspondence and reports documenting the actions and leadership of the CAE. Correspondents include Jacquetta Burnett, Frederick O. Gearing, Dell Hymes, Margret Mead, John Singleton, and Harry F. Wolcott.

Series II contains materials presented at meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Included here is Murray Wax's, "Paper on the Founding and Early History of the CAE," in which he described the early influences and roots of the CAE from his personal perspective. Additionally, this category contains Wax's drafts of the constitution and material compiled in 1992 to document the organization's history.

Series III, General Files, includes files on research subjects, grant materials, and reports.

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Series I: Correspondence and Reports

Box 1   Folder 1

Burnett, Jacquetta H., 1967

Box 1   Folder 2

Burnett, Jacquetta H., 1969-1970

Box 1   Folder 3

Cazden, John, 1969

Box 1   Folder 4

Diamond, S., 1971

Box 1   Folder 5

Gearing, Frederick O., Projects, 1969

Box 1   Folder 6

Gearing, Frederick O., Executive Secretary, 1969

Box 1   Folder 7

Gearing, Frederick O., Reports, 1970

Box 1   Folder 8

Gearing, Frederick O., Final Report, 1971

Box 1   Folder 9

Hymes, Dell, 1971

Box 1   Folder 10

Mead, M. 1971

Box 1   Folder 11

Singleton, John, 1970-1971

Box 1   Folder 12

Washburn, S.L. 1969

Box 1   Folder 13

Wolcott, Harry F., 1969-1970

Box 1   Folder 14

Wolcott, Harry F., 1970

Box 1   Folder 15

CAE, correspondence, general, 1968-1969

Box 2   Folder 1

CAE, correspondence, general, 1970

Box 2   Folder 2

CAE, correspondence, general, 1970-1971

Box 2   Folder 3

CAE, correspondence, general, 1971-1992

Box 2   Folder 4

CAE, correspondence, general, 1974

Series II: Council on Anthropology and Education, (CAE) and the American Anthropology Association (AAA)

Box 2   Folder 5

AAA and Education, 1967

Box 2   Folder 6

CAE, AAA, correspondence, CONPAS, 1967-1970

Box 2   Folder 7

CAE, AAA, 1970

Box 2   Folder 8

CAE, AAA, Seattle, 1968

Box 2   Folder 9

CAE, AAA, New Orleans, 1969

Box 2   Folder 10

AAA Meeting, 1970

Box 2   Folder 11

History of CAE for AAA, with cassette, 1992

Box 2   Folder 12

Constitution, 1970's

Series III: Council on Anthropology and Education, General Files

Box 3   Folder 1

Constitution, 1970

Box 3   Folder 2

Membership List, 1970

Box 3   Folder 3

Membership List, 1970

Box 3   Folder 4

Finances, 1969

Box 3   Folder 5

Newsletter, 1966-1973

Box 3   Folder 6

Newsletter, Editor Search, 1973

Box 3   Folder 7

Nomination, 1971

Box 3   Folder 8

Memos to CAE Steering Committee, 1970

Box 3   Folder 9

CAE-PAE, Werner Gren, 1970

Box 3   Folder 10

CAE-UNESCO, 1970-1972

Box 3   Folder 11

End of the Year Report, 1969

Box 3   Folder 12

Minority Affairs, Lewis, 1969

Box 3   Folder 13

Anthropology, Ed-Personnel, Correspondence, 1970

Box 3   Folder 14

Anthropology and Education bk, 1969

Box 4   Folder 1

Cognitive-Linguistics-Modiano, correspondence, 1970

Box 4   Folder 2

Culture of Schools, Part I, Diamond-Stanley, correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 3

Culture of Schools, Part II, report, 1966

Box 4   Folder 4

Miami Beach, correspondence, 1968

Box 4   Folder 5

Selection and Training of Anthropology and Education, Neville, report, 1970

Box 4   Folder 6

Storey Committee, reports, 1970