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MS - 002: The Papers of Franklin O. Loveland
(17 boxes, 17 cubic feet)

Processed by Christine M. Ameduri
August 1999
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Franklin O. Loveland, III, joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Department at Gettysburg College as an instructor in 1972. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Duke University in 1975, and was appointed Associate Professor in 1983.

During his 25 years at Gettysburg College, he published widely on cultural, medical, social and historical anthropology, and has presented numerous papers to various professional organizations and societies such as the American Anthropological Association, American Folklore Society, American Ethnological Society, and the Latin American Indian Literatures Association. He also received research grants for field work in Belize among other projects from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Mental Health and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

He served on various college committees such as the Academic Standing Committee, Academic Policy and Program Committee and Committee on Interdepartmental Studies, in addition to serving as Chairperson of the Sociology and Anthropology Department from 1987 to 1990. In May 1998, the Board of Trustees voted him permanent status of Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Emeritus.

Scope and Content Notes:
The Franklin O. Loveland Collection is divided into three Series. I. Charles S. Wake; II. Native American Culture and III. Caribbean Culture. Series I is material Loveland collected while conducting research on British anthropologist Charles S. Wake (1835 - 1910) and includes correspondence between Loveland and other Wake scholars. Series II constitutes the bulk of the collection and includes research, articles and various other materials on Native American cultures. Of special note to researchers is the field research Loveland conducted on Shawnee Indians in Oklahoma during his sabbatical during the summer and fall of 1985. Series III includes research, articles and papers on various aspects of Caribbean culture, with the bulk of the Series comprised of field research Loveland conducted in Belize in the summer of 1982.

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