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Bogue, Donald J. Papers

Donald J. Bogue (1918-2014) was a demographer and longtime University of Chicago Professor of Sociology. The Donald J. Bogue Papers document his life in Chicago and his international work in Latin American, Asian, and African countries. They contain personal material, correspondence, writings, research materials, files pertaining to the University of Chicago research centers, photographs, a small amount of audiovisual material, and miscellaneous artifacts.

Carlson, LeRoy T. Papers

LeRoy T. Carlson (1916- ) graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1938, going on to earn his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1941. He served with the Persian Gulf Command during World War II, helping secure supply lines to Russia in Iran. From 1942 to 1943, he worked as an assistant treasurer at the General Motors plant in Calcutta, India. Carlson founded Telephone and Data Systems in 1970, a Fortune 500 company, and has maintained a relationship with the University of Chicago, sponsoring the LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professorship. The bulk of his collection contains materials from his time spent abroad during the years 1942 to 1944.

Cook, Orator F. Papers

Orator F. Cook, botanist. The Orator F. Cook Papers consist of materials pertaining to Cook's activities in Liberia from 1889 to 1898 including correspondence, clippings, business records and photographs. The collection also includes biographical materials about Cook.

Fallers, Lloyd A. Papers

The Fallers, Lloyd A. Papers comprise 28 linear feet of materials including personal and professional correspondence, field notes and research materials, course materials, and manuscripts concerning other professional associations and projects in which he was engaged. The papers contain materials generated by Fallers while pursuing research into colonialism and independence in East Africa, modernization in Turkey, and more general topics of social stratification and status. The collection also includes field materials collected by Margaret Chave Fallers.

Geertz, Clifford. Papers

Clifford Geertz (1926-2006,) anthropologist. The papers include fieldnotes, records of his career as a professor at the University of Chicago from 1960 to 1970, and papers connected to his long tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Also included are Geertz' prolific correspondence with fellow social scientists and his former students as well as academic sources for his research and drafts of writings and lectures.

Gunther, John. Papers

John Gunther, journalist and writer. The John Gunther Papers consist of different draft versions of Gunther's books along with correspondence, articles, and notes related to these projects. Papers related to Chicago Revisited.

Starr, Frederick. Liberian Research Collection

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Frederick Starr, maintained these research materials for his book, Liberia: Description, History, Problems.

Stereograph Cards Collection

Collected and uncollected stereographs, as well as related materials, from a number of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century publishers. The bulk of the material dates from ca. 1900.

University of Chicago. African Studies Workshop. Records

The University of Chicago African Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum conducted and operated under the auspices of the University Council for Advanced Studies. The collection of African Studies Workshop Records contains administrative data such as period evaluations by the Council for Advanced Studies, participant lists, requests for refunding, meeting agendas, invitations to present and related correspondence, as well as a collection of the papers presented to the workshop’s various venues between the years 1985 and 1995. The bulk of materials date from the years 1990-1993. The included papers document the past student and faculty participation in the African Studies Workshop, the administrative workings of the workshop and the often otherwise unavailable papers presented in this unique and influential forum.

University of Chicago. Committee on African Studies. Records

Administrative records of the Committee on African Studies, including correspondence, curriculum syllabi, information on internal and external fellowship applications, and financial information.