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John W. Bennett Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: John W. Bennett Papers, 1929-2002Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/03/wua00067

Primary Creator: Bennett, J. W.

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet

Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of correspondence, reprints, publications, and documents that detail Bennett’s research.

Collection Historical Note

John W. Bennett was founder and first chair of the Department of Anthropology at Washington University. He died in St. Louis on February 1, 2005, at the age of 89.

Bennett earned a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1946. He taught sociology and anthropology at Ohio State University and started as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis in 1959. He was one of the co-founders of a separate Department of Anthropology in 1967 and became its chair in the same year, continuing to serve in that capacity for 20 years. In 1987 he became Distinguished Anthropologist in Residence.

Bennett’s scholarly work spanned many fields ranging from archeology, sociology, East Asian studies, government and academic services, and ecological and agrarian development. In his later career, he focused on studies of American Indian groups, the social practices of Hutterites, and Euro-Canadian-American settlements.

In 2004 Bennett received the Bronislaw Malinowski Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology for his application of the social sciences to contemporary issues. In the same year, he received the David Plath Media Award from the Society for East Asian Anthropology for his book Japan 1948-1951: A Personal and Professional Memoir.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled or added at the end of the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: Materials in Series 01 - Series 06 were donated to the University Archives by the Faculty of Washington University.  Material in Series 07 were given to the University Archives by the Washington University East Asian Library in May 2013. Material in Series 06, Folder 66 were donated to the University Archives by David Browman in March 2015 (WUA2015-050). Additional materials donated by Webster University Library in July 2018 (WUA2018-078).

Related Materials:

The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts has a John Bennett Collection which includes personal and professional papers, correspondence, publications, and photographs. The inventory for this material is available online at http://library.osu.edu/finding-aids/rarebooks/JWB1.php

Doing Photography and Social Research in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948-1951: A Personal and Professional Memoir by John W. Bennett is available online at http://library.osu.edu/projects/bennett-in-japan/

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen and Leela Pandey in September 2005. Biographical Note revised by Margarita Tschomakoff in February 2012. Series 07 processed by Torry O'Connor in May 2013. Series 06, Folder 66 processed by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in June 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Bianca Lopez in June 2012. Series 07 was entered into Archon by Torry O'Connor in May 2013. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in June 2019.


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Series 6: Projects, Grants, and SurveysAdd to your cart.
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Folder 60: National Endowment for the Humanities.  "Faithful Until Death," 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 61: National Science Foundation Grant Proposal.  "A Study in Survival:Add to your cart.
Folder 62: New and Old Amish Communities," 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Leadership, Social control and personal commitment among Amish in IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Survey of South Dakota and Montana, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 65: TAOIS projects, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 66: John W. Bennett:  Conversations on Applied Anthropology (2 cassette tapes)Add to your cart.
Robert L. Canfield interviewing John W. Bennett (both past chairmen of the WUSTL Department of Anthropology) on July 18 and July 22, 2002. Bennett discusses applied anthropology, occupation work in Japan, land reform studies, etc. See fuller description housed with tapes.

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