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Guide to Records of the Interuniversity Consortium RISM RG 9

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Collection processed by Emilyn Brown, 2006. Inventory updated by Julianna Monjeau and Norma Chaires, September 2010. Additional processing by Bernadette Siddiqi.

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM).
Title: Guide to Records of the Interuniversity Consortium
Dates [inclusive]: 1962-1975
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1965-1969
Quantity: 7.0 linear feet 14 boxes
Location: Offsite
Call Phrase: RISM RG 9

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History

The Interuniversity Consortium for Research Training in the Caribbean was founded in early 1966. Administered by the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) in New York City, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, the Consortium developed a collaborative approach to extend scientific knowlege of the Caribbean and to improve the quality of research focused on this area.

Supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation, the Consortium began a sponsorship of research training programs in the summer of 1966. 26 social science graduate students from Brandeis University, McGill University, University of Montreal and Stanford University participated in the field training program during the summer of 1966. Special grants were made available to advanced students working with the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. The North American universities provided pre-field seminars on Caribbean studies and post-field seminars for thesis preparation. In addition, UWI conducted a summer workshop on Caribbean society for students who required more basic grounding.

The Consortium was formed with several goals in mind, including interest in furthering inter-national academic collaboration and developing standards of ethics for fieldwork in the social sciences. The North American universities participating as full members of the Consortium agreed that students being sent to the Caribbean for their first fieldwork under Consortium auspices enroll in graduate training in research methods and participate in a seminar on the nature of Caribbean society. The Universities organized their teaching programs so that the knowledge and experiences of one group of trainees were passed on to the next group. The universities also agreed to provide supervisors of research, to participate in scholarly interchanges involving the return of findings to the host countries, to distribute these findings to other member universities and to provide fellowship opportunities for West Indian students who were studying abroad. Finally, conferences were held at the participating North American and Caribbean universities where research and training plans were coordinated.

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Scope and Contents

The RISM Guide to the Records of the Interuniversity Consortium spans 5.88 linear feet (14 hollinger boxes). The materials range from 1962-1975, with bulk dates spanning 1965-1969.

Arrangement

Arrangement Note

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Ford Foundation Reports
  3. Series III: Annual Reports
  4. Series IV: Teaching Papers
  5. Series V: Field Studies
  6. Series VI: Consortium Seminar Papers
  7. Series VIII: Theses and Reports
  8. Series IX: Miscellaneous

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Grants.

Subject Organizations

  • Brandeis University.
  • Ford Foundation.
  • McGill University.
  • Stanford University.
  • Université de Montréal.

Subject Topics

  • Americans |z Caribbean Area.
  • Historiography -- Caribbean Area.
  • Social sciences -x Research -- Caribbean Area.
  • Teachers -x Training of -- Caribbean Area.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.
  • Universities and colleges -- Caribbean Area.

Subject Places

  • Caribbean Area.
  • United States |x Foreign relations |z Caribbean area.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This material is open to researchers without restrictions.

Additionally, please note that this collection is stored offsite , and you must contact the repository to schedule access.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

New York University Archives Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Phone: (212) 998-2646 Fax: (212) 995-4225 E-mail: university-archives@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The Records of the Interuniversity Consortium; RG 9; box number; folder number; Research Institute for the Study of Man/New York University Archives

Related Material

At RISM:
The Vera Rubin Papers, RG 1

At NYU:
Records of the Medical School Attitude Questionnaire (MSAQ)
Records of the Bolivia Project
Records of the Puerto Rico Study
RISM Vertical Files

Separated Materials

The original contract and accounting records have been removed from the collection and retained by the Reed Foundation.

 

Additional Resources

Additional Resources: Archambault, Jean. "Un Village de Pecheurs (Deshaies) en Guadeloupe." Master's degree thesis for the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Politics, Department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, 1967. (Xeroxed typescript).

Benoist, Jean, ed., Les Societes Antillaises: Etudes Anthropologigues, University of Montreal, Department of Anthropology, 1966.

Cartey, Wilfred G. The West Indies: Islands in the Sun, Camden, N.J., Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1967.

Clinton, Jean. "A Characterisation of the Employed, Unemployed and Employable Population of Trinidad and Tobago," Port of Spain, Central Statistical Office, 1966. (Mimeograph).

Comitas, Lambros. Caribbeana 1900 - 1965, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967.

Salisbury, Richard F. "Isolated Mining Communities and Social Development in the Caribbean." Paper Delivered at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Anthropological Association, Montreal, 1967.

Silverman, Marilyn. "Deviance and Conformity in a Caribbean Mining Town." Master's degree thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, 1965. (Xeroxed typescript).

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1965-1969

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1965-1966
1965-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1967
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1968
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1969
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1965-1966
1965-1966
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1968
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1967
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1967
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1968
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1969
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1969
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1968
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1965-1966
1965-1966
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1967
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1969
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Teachers College Columbia University/Dr. Comitas
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1967
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1965-1966
1965-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1966
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Development Dead File
1966-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Trinidad Trip march 17th through March 20th, 1966
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1968
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1966
1966

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Series II: Ford Foundation Records, 1962-1969

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Budget- Ford Year 3, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Category 1- Stipends and Travel Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Category 2- Field Expenses Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Category 3- Preparations of Mat. Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Category 4- Staff Salaries Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Category 5- Co-ordinating Committee, Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Category 6- Development Fund Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Category 7- RISM expenses Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Category 8- Contingency Fund Consortium Budget, 1968-1969
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Budget- Ford Year 2, 1967-1968
1967-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Category 1- Stipend and Travel Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Category 2- Field Expenses Consortium Budget,1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Category 3- Preparation of Materials Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Category 4- Staff Salaries Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Category 5- Co-ordinating Committee Meetings, Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Category 6- Development Fund Consortium Budget
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Category 7- RISM expenses Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Category 8- Contingency Fund Consortium Budget, 1967
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Budget- Consortium- Year 1
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Budget- Category 1- Stipends and Travel Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Budget- Category 2- Field Expenses and Equipment Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Budget- Category 3- Preparation of Materials Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Budget- Category 4- RISM staff salaries Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Budget- Category 5- Coordinating Committee Meetings Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Budget- Category 6- Development Fundraising Consortium
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Budget- Category 7- RISM direct expenses Consortium
1966
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Ford Foundation Mr. Fox
1962-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Ford Foundation General Correspondence
1962-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous News from Ford Foundation
1966
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Working Papers to Ford Grant
1968
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Proposal to Ford Foundation for Grant in Support of Interuniversity Consortium
1965
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Application to the Ford Foundation for Grant to the RISM
1963

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Series III: Annual Reports, 1963-1969

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 1967-1968 Annual Report Working Papers
1967-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Administrative Documents
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Financial Documents
1968
Box: 6 Folder : 4 1968
1968
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Summer Seminars
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Theses and Reports
1967-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 7 1969 Third Annual Report to Ford Foundation
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous
1963-1969

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Series IV: Teaching Papers, 1966-1968

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Brandeis
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 2 McGill
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Montreal
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Stanford
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 5 University of the West Indies
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 6 University of West Indies
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 7-8 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Maps
1966-1967
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Students 1968
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Mid-Summer Seminar- Guadeloupe August 5th-10th, 1968
1968
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous North American University Consortium Summer Program 1967
1967

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Series V: Field Studies, 1967-1971

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 1968 Rejections
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 2 List of Theses and Reports
1968-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Consortium Reports
1966-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 4 List of Consortium Reports and Theses 1967-1971
1967-1971
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous Reports
1967

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Series VI: Consortium Seminar Papers, 1965-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 September 1975
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 2 December 1975
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 3 November 1975
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 4 October 1975
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 5 McGill University
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Reports of 1967 Consortium Seminar- University of West Indies July 24-29, 1967
1967
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous Papers and Reports
1967
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Teachers College
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 9 University of Montreal
1967
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Brandeis University
undated

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Series VII: Conference Papers, 1965-1971

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Plenary Session and Workshop Reports
1967
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Pamphlets
1965-1968
Box: 12 Folder : 1 U.W.I. Trip: Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad 3/28-4/5/1965
1965
Box: 12 Folder : 2 March 5, 1965 Waltham, Massachussets
1965
Box: 12 Folder : 3 February 4-6, 1966 Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
1966
Box: 12 Folder : 4 October 8-9, 1966 McGill University, Montreal
1966
Box: 12 Folder : 5 December 5, 1966- RISM
1966
Box: 12 Folder : 6 July 18-23, 1966 St. Augustin, Trinidad
1966
Box: 12 Folder : 7 March 17 thru 18 1967 Bridgetown, Barbados
1967
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Consortium Committee Meeting St. Augustine July 28, 1967
1967
Box: 12 Folder : 9 July 24-29, 1967 St. Augustine, Trinidad, Tobago
1967
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Consortium Committee 12/3/67 Washington D.C.
1967
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Ford- RISM Meeting- January 1969
1969
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Consortium Committee Meeting April 2nd 1968
1968

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Series VIII: Theses and Reports, 1966-1971

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Consortium Theses and Reports
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Les Societes Antillaises: Etudes Anthropologiques
1966
Box: 13 Folder : 3 The Folk Medicine of Blanchisseuse, Trinidad
1966
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Some Folk Medicinal Plants from Trinidad
1971

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Series IX: Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Proposal for the Study of Kingston Harbor, Jamaica
undated

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