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Jerome S. Handler papers


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Jerome S. Handler papers, 1968-1976 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Jerome S. Handler papers, 1968-1976Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-4-F2

Primary Creator: Handler, Jerome S.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by type of materials.

Date Acquired: 08/22/1995

Subjects: Buncombe (Ill.), Cypress (Ill.), Eddyville (Ill.), Gorham (Ill.), Handler, Jermone S., Illinois - History, Local, Pittsburg (Williamson County, Ill.), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty, Stonefort (Ill.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of Jerome S. Handler's faculty papers. Box 1 consists of research papers written by former students and one written by Handler himself.  In all there are five research papers concerning the towns of Cypress, Pittsburg, Eddyville, and Buncombe, Illinois as well as more general Southern Illinois regional kinship themes.  Box 2 consists of field notes that Dr. Handler collected while doing research in various Southern Illinois communities. This contains field notes from the late 1960's and 1970's concerning Buncombe, Eddyville, Cypress, Gorham and Stonefort communities in Illinois.  The collection documents social, political, economic, religious, and demographic information on each community.

Biographical Note

Jerome S. Handler, prior to being appointed a Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in the fall of 2006, had already had a lengthy career in academia. Beginning in 1962, Dr. Handler was an instructor and later professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He was also a Research Associate from 1987 to 1995 at the Center for Archaeological Investigations and served as a professor of Black American Studies from 1993 to 1995. Dr. Handler received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1956 in Anthropology and a Master of Arts in Anthropology in 1959.  He was granted a PhD in 1965 from Brandeis University. Early in his career, he taught at several prestigious universities, including Colgate University in 1971 to 1972 as a visiting professor, the University of the West Indies in Jamaica as a Visiting Research Fellow in 1969 to 1970, and University College at the University of London as an Honorary Research Assistant in 1966 to 1967. Later in his career, in 1992, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and also was an Associate at the DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research from 1989 to 1990. Dr. Handler has also received numerous fellowships and grants for his research in anthropology, as well as publishing a wealth of professional articles. He has presented papers and lectures at conferences and seminars both in the United States and overseas.

Subject/Index Terms

Buncombe (Ill.)
Cypress (Ill.)
Eddyville (Ill.)
Gorham (Ill.)
Handler, Jermone S.
Illinois - History, Local
Pittsburg (Williamson County, Ill.)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty
Stonefort (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Jerome Handler

Acquisition Method: Donated by Jerome Handler

Preferred Citation: [after identification of item(s)], Jerome S. Handler Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Original finding aid created by Matthew Kent.

Finding Aid Revision History: Scope and content note revised by Matt Gorzalski in August 2013.

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Folder 1: Davis-Field Notes-Buncombe, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: McGee-Field Notes-Buncombe, 1968 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Schlang-Field Notes-Eddyville, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hunt-Field Notes-Eddyville, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lynskey-Field Notes-Cypress, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: I. Jumping Eagle-Field Notes-Gorham, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Wilson-Field Notes-Gorham, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Nieman-Field Notes-Stonefort, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Whiteman-Field Notes-Stonefort, 1973Add to your cart.

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