Warren E. Roberts papers 1863-1999, bulk 1960-1990

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Warren E. Roberts papers 1863-1999, bulk 1960-1990

In 1953, Warren Everett Roberts became the first person to earn a PhD in Folklore in the United States. He taught at Indiana University from 1949-1994 and was one of the founders of the study of American and material culture. The collection represents Roberts’ research of vernacular architecture and regional survey of material culture and craftsmanship, particularly in southern Indiana. Collection consists of research files, teaching files, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, publications, and correspondence. folklife

approximately 28 cubic feet (28 boxes)

eng,

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Roberts, Warren E. (Warren Everett), 1924-

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In 1953, Warren Everett Roberts became the first person to earn a PhD in Folklore not only at Indiana University, but also within the United States. As a student, Roberts served as a teaching fellow and upon earning his degree, joined the faculty of the IU Dept. of English. He held a split appointment with the Folklore Institute until 1966, when he became full-time faculty with the Institute, remaining until his 1994 retirement. From the description of Warren E. Roberts papers, 1863-...