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Dean E. Arnold Papers, 1965-2003 | Special Collections, Buswell Library

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1965-1994

ID: SC/080

Primary Creator: Arnold, Dean E. (1942-)

Extent: 24.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1991

Subjects: Archaeology - Methodology., Arnold, Dean E., 1942-, Arnold, Dean E., 1942- - Correspondence., Arnold, Dean E., 1942- - Lecture notes., Indian pottery, Indian pottery - Andes Region - History., Indian pottery - Central America., Indians of South America - Peru - Quinua (Huamanga) - Pottery., Mayas, Mayas - Pottery., Pottery, Pottery - Analysis., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Course notes., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty.

Forms of Material: Articles, Correspondence, Lecture notes, Photographs, Reviews, Syllabi

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Dean E. Arnold are organized into seven series (Personal papers, Correspondence, Manuscripts (book, article, correspondence and book review), Professional Activities, Teaching Activities, Grant Proposals and Media (photographs). Biographical material is limited and only composed of curriculum vita listings. Correspondence is certainly the largest section of the collection and is arranged chronologically from 1967 until 1994 (as of 2/2008). The contents are primarily professional in nature with sporadic personal letters. Manuscripts include drafts of books and articles. Typed, as well as, galley and page proofs are found under the manuscripts category. Remaining series are self-explanatory and span only a few inches.

Biographical Note

Dr. Dean E. Arnold was born on August 2, 1942 in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1964 and afterwards went to the University of Illinois, Urbana where he earned both his M.A. (1967) and his Ph.D. (1970). His dissertation was entitled, "The Emics of Pottery Design From Quinua, Peru". After three years of teaching at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Arnold went to Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad in Cuzco, Peru as a Fulbright lecturer. After finishing his work in Peru, Dr. Arnold came to Wheaton College in 1973. During his thirty-plus years at Wheaton, Arnold has provided the department with his leadership as chair.

Arnold was a Fulbright scholar a second time in Mexico in 1984, returning to Yucatan Mexico to continue his study of potters that he began in 1965. He has completed field work in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia and has ongoing research interests in a long term study of the relationship of social change and technological change among potters in Ticul, Yucatan and Mexico, having studied them extensively over a period of 32 years.

Dr. Arnold is an internationally known expert in the organization and technology of ceramic production having published numerous books and articles covering topics ranging from the ecology of production to the standardization of ceramic pastes and the social organization of potters. In 1996, he was awarded the Society for American Archaeology's Award for Excellence in Ceramic Studies. Dr. Arnold teaches such classes as Biculturalism, Latin American Peoples, Pre-Columbian Civilizations and Senior Seminar. He is also a Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

During his graduate schooling, Arnold married June Ann Trottier on June 22, 1968 and together they raised two daughters.

Subject/Index Terms

Archaeology - Methodology.
Arnold, Dean E., 1942-
Arnold, Dean E., 1942- - Correspondence.
Arnold, Dean E., 1942- - Lecture notes.
Indian pottery
Indian pottery - Andes Region - History.
Indian pottery - Central America.
Indians of South America - Peru - Quinua (Huamanga) - Pottery.
Mayas - Pottery.
Pottery - Analysis.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Course notes.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections, Buswell Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 5 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: The papers of Dean E. Arnold were given by personal donation to the Wheaton College Special Collections beginning in 1991.

Preferred Citation: Dean Arnold Papers (SC-80), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other Note: The papers of Dean E. Arnold documents the academic and research career of this internationally known expert in the organization and technology of ceramic production.

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1988-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-2006],
[Series 3: Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Professional Activities],
[Series 5: Teaching Activities],
[Series 6: Grant Proposals],
[Series 7: Media],
[Series 8: Publications],
[Series 9: Secondary],

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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1988-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-2006],
[Series 3: Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Professional Activities],
[Series 5: Teaching Activities],
[Series 6: Grant Proposals],
[Series 7: Media],
[Series 8: Publications],
[Series 9: Secondary],

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