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Warner, W. Lloyd. Papers
2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center
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.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Warner, W. Lloyd. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
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.
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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|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
|Box 2 Folder 2-5|
"America's Big Farmers and Ranchers" Draft (typescript), n.d.
|Box 3 Folder 1|
|Box 3 Folder 2|
Correspondence and biographical notes, 1979-1980
|Box 3 Folder 3|
Correspondence and Biographical Timeline, 1980-1981
|Box 3 Folder 4|
"The Study of Federal Executives" with Correspondence
|Box 3 Folder 5|
Chapter drafts with correspondence
|Box 5 Folder 6|
Draft, "The Working Class Family in the Emergent Society," Lee Rainwater, with correspondence, 1980
|Box 5 Folder 7|
"Chapter XVI: Ending," with correspondence, 1980
|Box 5 Folder 8|
Critical appreciations with correspondence
|Box 5 Folder 9|
Chapter drafts with correspondence, 1981, undated
|Box 5 Folder 10|
|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.