Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972

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The Puerto Rico Project was an in-depth study of the Island's population organized by Dr. Jaime Benitez, chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, with the assistance of Clarence Senior, director of the University's Center of Social Science Investigations. In early 1947, the proposed study was brought to the attention of Dr. Julian Steward, chair of Columbia University's Anthropology Department.By December 1947 the organization of project goals, research hypotheses and methodology ...

From the description of Records of the Puerto Rico Study 1943-1951 (bulk 1948-1949). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 694062498

The Puerto Rico Project was an in-depth study of the Island's population organized by Dr. Jaime Benitez, chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, with the assistance of Clarence Senior, director of the University's Center of Social Science Investigations. In early 1947, the proposed study was brought to the attention of Dr. Julian Steward, chair of Columbia University's Anthropology Department.

By December 1947 the organization of project goals, research hypotheses and methodology were underway. The fieldwork phase of the project began in February 1948, coinciding with Operation Bootstrap ("Operación Manos a la Obra"), the Puerto Rico government's ambitious plan to industrialize the Island. Dr. Steward chose many of his graduate students to head fieldwork investigations. This core group included noted leaders in the field of anthropology: Sidney Mintz, Eric R. Wolf, Elena Padilla Seda, Robert A. Manners, John Murra, Raymond Scheele and others. Students from the Universities of Puerto Rico and Chicago also assisted in the study to gain professional training.

In contrast to previous anthropological studies that investigated communities as isolated units, the Puerto Rico Project not only assessed the impact of industrialization among rural communities, but it also produced an analysis of the relationship between those communities and the Island through oral history, labor studies, and comparative surveys of sociocultural patterns.

Fieldwork activities concluded in August 1949, followed by a year of supplemental library research. A preliminary report was published in 1951. Funding from the University of Puerto Rico, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Research Board of the University of Illinois helped to facilitate completion of the final report, published as The People of Puerto Rico: A Study in Social Anthropology .

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From the guide to the Records of the Puerto Rico Study, Bulk, 1948-1949, 1943-1951, (New York University Archives)

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referencedIn Gila Pueblo Foundation Papers, 1928-1950 Arizona State Museum
creatorOf Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. A.L. Kroeber papers, 1869-1972. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Ethnological documents of the Department and Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1875-1958 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Willis, William Shedrick, 1921-1983. Papers, [ca. 1940-1983]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Records of the Puerto Rico Study, Bulk, 1948-1949, 1943-1951 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Steward, Julian Haynes, 1902-1972. Utah ethnographic map / by J.H. Steward. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. A.L. Kroeber papers, 1869-1972. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Alfred Vincent Kidder Papers, 1926-1935 School for Advanced Research
creatorOf Julian H. Steward Papers, 1842-1976 University of Illinois Archives
creatorOf Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972. Records of the Puerto Rico Study 1943-1951 (bulk 1948-1949). New York University. Archives
referencedIn RISM Vertical Files, Bulk, 1960-2000, Bulk, 1960-2000 1900-2004 New York University. Archives
referencedIn William Shedrick Willis papers, [ca. 1940-1983], Circa 1940-1983 American Philosophical Society
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creatorOf Morss, Noel, 1904-1981. Noel Morss papers, 1927-1980 Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
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associatedWith Armstrong, Robert G. 1917- person
associatedWith Columbia University Faculty. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gila Pueblo Archaeological Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. person
associatedWith Manners, Robert A. (Robert Alan) 1913- person
associatedWith Mintz, Sidney Wilfred 1922- person
associatedWith Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971. person
associatedWith Morss, Noel, 1904-1981. person
associatedWith Muñoz Marín, Luis 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Murra, John V. person
associatedWith Murra, John V. person
associatedWith Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Padilla, Elena 1923- person
associatedWith Partido Popular Democrático (P.R.). corporateBody
associatedWith Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Anthropology corporateBody
associatedWith University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus) corporateBody
associatedWith Willis, William Shedrick, 1921-1983. person
associatedWith Wolf, Eric R. 1923- person
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New York (N.Y.)
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico.
New York (N.Y.)
Utah
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Shoshoni Indians
Petroglyphs
San Francisco, California
South American Indians
Ford Foundation
Puerto Rico--Social life and customs
Indian Affairs, Bureau of
Boston, Massachusetts
Evolution
Baptists
Indians of North America--Maps, Manuscript
Economic development
Sailing ships
Cross Cultural Research
Chile--History and Geography
Carrier Indians
Sailors
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Puerto Rico--Economic conditions
Social Science Research Council
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Genealogy
Ecology
Puerto Rico--Social conditions
Paiute Indians
Sweden--Religion and Sociology
Ute Indians
Human ecology
New York City
Melbourne, Australia
Economic development--Puerto Rico
Ethnography
Utah
Puerto Rico--Religion and Sociology
Telluride Association
Cape Horn
Cultural anthropology
Religions, Primitive
Indian Land Claims
Great Basin
Indian Americans
Japan--Education
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Birth 1902-01-31

Death 1972-02-06

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