Skip to main content

Rauner Special Collections Library6065 Webster Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3519 USATelephone: 603-646-0538, Fax: 603-646-0447Rauner.Reference@dartmouth.edu

The Papers of Robert A. Mckennan at Dartmouth College

ML-50

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mckennan, Robert A.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1925-1969
Dates: 1925-1969
Identification: ML-50





Chronology of Robert Addison McKennan

1903 Born December 20, Helena, Montana, son of Robert S. and
1921 Graduates from Helena High School
1925 Graduates from Dartmouth College [UNK]
1925-1926 Instructor in Citizenship, Dartmouth College
1927-1929 Harvard University-Graduate Study in Anthropology
1928 Marries Catharine Laycock in December
1929 Summer with Walapai Indians, northwestern Arizona
1929-1930 Field research in Alaska, Indians of Upper Tanana River
1930-1934 Instructor sociology, Dartmouth College
1933 Harvard University PhD. (Anthropology)
1933 Summer with Chandalar Kutchin, Alaska
1934-1938 Assistant Professor, Sociology, Dartmouth College
1938-1969 Professor, Dartmouth College
1942-1945 USAAF (Lt. Col.), mostly in Alaska
1958 Summer along Thelon River, Barren Grounds, Canada
1962 Summer in Central Alaska - Healy Lake
1969 Retires

Other Descriptive Data

Robert Addison McKennan

Adjunct Descriptive Data

The papers of Robert A. McKennan, Class of 1925, Professor of Sociology, came to Dartmouth College Library in 1969 after his retirement from a teaching career that spanned four decades, 1925-1969.

His papers, mostly correspondence, detail his teaching career at Dartmouth (sociology and anthropology), his participation in various meetings and conferences, the rise and subsequent demise of the Northern Studies Program, and reveals the progress of his tow manuscripts -- The Upper Tanana Indians (1959) and The Chandalar Kutchin (1965) into published form.

These papers also show the gradual recognition “of anthropology as an independent field of study with its own departmental major.” The Department of Anthropology was established at Dartmouth in 1967.

These papers would prove useful to any researcher interested in one mans life work in his chosen profession.

Major Publications

Dartmouth Services

Alumni Council 1950-1954

Dartmouth College Athletic Association

Various faculty committees: Committee on Educational Planning, Committee on the Library, Nominations, Advisory to the President, Conference with Trustees, Outing Club. (etc.)






SERIES I Sociology and Anthropology Department



BOX 1

Anthropology - Correspondence re: topics



Anthropology staff applicants



History and development of Anthropology major



Development of Anthropology 1



Anthropology 1



Anthropology 1 - Notes by Mary Wesbrook



Anthropology 21



Anthropology 32



Anthropology 35



Anthropology 75F Natwistic movement



Nuclear America 81s



Culture and Personality 81w



Primitive Religion 81w (1963)



Social organization 81a (1964) - 82s (1965)



Poverty 81w (1965)



Ethnography Method 81w (1967)



Ethnohistory 82s



“Anthropology for teachers - Bibliography”



Sociology 1 - Questionnarie 1948



Sociology 1 - Syllabi and helps



Sociology 1 - “Poop” sheets and exams



Sociology - Course elections - Redfield report



Department of Sociology and Anthropology - prposed changes



Calendar and personnel policy



Final lecture - June 5, 1969



Books ordered by R.A. McK



Deans cards



Grade books 1930-1969



Book reviews



SERIES II Correspondence 1938-1969



BOX 2

Correspondence 1938-1954



Correspondence 1954-1960



Correspondence 1960-1966



Osgood, C. B.



Expedition 1962



Arctic Institute Advisory



Tanana Trip



Athopaskan Conference, 1965



Program in Human Ecology (UA)



Alaska, 1966



Alaska, 1967



Japan, 1968



Correspondence (Current) 1969 - A



Correspondence (Current) - B



Correspondence (Current) - C



Correspondence (Current) - D



Correspondence (Current) - F



Correspondence (Current) - G



Correspondence (Current) - H



Correspondence (Current) - J



Correspondence (Current) - K



Correspondence (Current) - L



Correspondence (Current) - Mc



Correspondence (Current) - M



Correspondence (Current) - N



Correspondence (Current) - O



Correspondence (Current) - P



Correspondence (Current) - R



Correspondence (Current) - S



Correspondence (Current) - T



Correspondence (Current) - W



A.A.A. Meeting - Experimental Workshop - Seattle



A.A.A. Meeting 1962



A.A.A. Panel - December 1954



Alaskan Village Consultation Panel 1971-1973



Athlectic Council Correspondence



Chandalar trip 1933



Chandalar Kutchin Monograph



Class of 1925 Correspondence



D.C.A.C. (Hockey)



R.B. - Dixon article



Articles for Encyclopedia Arctica re: Athapaskans



Moscow meetings, 1964



National Science Foundation References



Northern Athapaskan Physical Anthropology



Northeastern Anthropological Association



PhD 1933



re: YUPA #55 Monograph 1958-1959



re: YUPA #55 re: Athapaskan Project



CAPA 1964-1965



D.C.A.C.



SERIES III Articles and manuscripts



BOX 3

Journal of Robert McKennan - Mt. McKinley 1945



Healy Lake, Alaska



Journal of the Chandalar



Mss. of Chandalar Kutchin - Typescript and holograph with revisions



Mss. of The Kutchin - Typescript (carbon copy)



Mss. of Chandalar Kutchin - Typescript



Mss. of Chandalar Kutchin



Photographs - Arctic Village (includes people and artifacts)



BOX 4

Journal of the Upper Tanana Sept. 1929 - June 1930



Upper Tanana - First revision (1941-) 2nd and 3rd Revision (in box)



YUPA #55 Upper Tanana Indians - Notes, typescripts



YUPA #55 Upper Tanana Indians - Galley proofs



YUPA #55 Upper Tanana Indians - Printers Mss.



SERIES IV Northern Studies Program



BOX 5

Northern Studies Program: Description of



Development of Northern Studies Program to 1951



Development of Northern Studies Program to 1951



Development of Northern Studies Program to 1952



Development of Northern Studies Program to 1953



SERIES V Northern Studies Program (cont.)



Development of Northern Studies Program 1954



Northern Studies: Correspondence re: Arctic Seminar



Arctic Seminar - Student reports - Spares



Arctic Seminar - Faculty outline - Spares



Arctic Seminar - Bibliographic aids



Arctic Seminar - W 1960 (Schedule)



Arctic Seminar - Questionnaire at beginning



Arctic Seminar - Questionnaire at Term end 1953



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1952-1953



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1953-54



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1954-55



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1955-56



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1956-57



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1957-58



Arctic Seminar - Syllabus and details 1958-59



Arctic Seminar - Northern Anthropology - Teaching outline



Arctic Seminar - Form sheet for theses



Arctic Seminar - Thesis index



Northern Studies Project: Minutes



The Northern Frontier Studies Project at Dartmouth College



Northern Studies: Appeals to Foundations



Northern Studies: Applications for work



Northern Studies: Arctic Studies Project: U.S. Air Force



Northern Studies: Arctic Institute of N.A.



Northern Studies: Arctic Research Programs



Northern Studies: Budget



Northern Studies: Clippings of Interest



BOX 6

Northern Studies: Correspondence - General



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Mr. Bradley



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Canadian Dept. of Northern Affairs



Northern Studies: Correspondence: re Endorsements



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Dr. Heyl



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Jensen



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Trevor Lloyd



Northern Studies: Correspondence - R.S. Monahan



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Dean Morrison



Northern Studies: Correspondence - David C. Nutt



Northern Studies: Correspondence on Plant



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Stefansson



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Dr. Washburn



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Planning Committee - Advisory Panel



Northern Studies: Correspondence - D.O.C. Cold Weather Program



Northern Studies: Correspondence - Encyclopaedia Arctica



G.M. Day - Mailing list for publications



G.M. Day - Correspondence re: research



Dr. Day's Abenaka Project



Directory of Arctic Anthropologists



Encyclopaedia Arctica



Northern Studies: Minutes re: Encyclopedia Artica



Northern Studies: Experience of personnel



Northern Studies: Fellowships and Graduate Study Possibilities



Correspondence: U.S. Steel Graduate Fellowships



Northern Studies: Hanover Holiday



Northern Studies: International Geophysical Year



Northern Studies: Laboratory (Army Engineers)



Northern Studies: Letters of Recommendation



Northern Studies: Literature in the Field



Northern Studies: Mount Washington Observatory



Northern Studies: Northern Conference (Summer)



Northern Studies: Norwegian Language Study



Northern Studies: Pattee's Caves, N. Salem, N.H.



Northern Studies: Polar Conference



Northern Studies: Marine use of property



Northern Studies: Purchases



Northern Studies: Questionnaire Forms



Northern Studies: Questionnaire 1956



Northern Studies: Student questionnaires 1954



Northern Studies: Committee on Research



Northern Studies: Reports by Graduate Students



Northern Studies: Research projects



Northern Studies: Reynolds Northern Fellowship



Northern Studies: Stefansson Library



Northern Studies: Summer Institute



Northern Studies: Summer employment



Northern Studies: Unique Assets of College



Northern Studies: U.S. Weather Bureau Correspondence



Northern Studies: Visits by outside persons



SERIES VI Charts-Drawings-Maps (oversize)



Upper Tanana Region - map



Charts and drawings (in package)



SERIES VII Publications



BOX 7

Robinson, D. Brief history of South Dakota



Blumenthal, A. The place of the term “culture” in the Social Sciences



Westbrook, M. “A venture into Ethnohistory: The Journals of Rev. V.C. Sim, Pioneer Missionary on the Yukon” from Polar Notes, n. IX, May 1969 pp. 34-45



Stearns, John B. “Epicurus and Lucretius on Love” from The Classical Journal, v. 31, n. 6, March 1936 p. 343-351



McKennan, Robert A. “Athapaskan groups of central Alaska at the time of white contact” from Ethnohistory v. 16, n. 4, Fall 1969 p. 335-343



Panitt, Jeffrey. The Lessons of the Congo. Hanover, N H. Chase Peace Prize Essay, 1965.



In Memoriam - Robert Henry Michelet



Feldmesser, Robert A. The Option: An analysis of an educational innovation.



MacNaughton, William S. Composite Value Patterns in Non-curricular areas of Student life at Dartmouth Interim report on Class of 1965



MacNaughton, William S. Comparative profiles of emergent value patterns in undergraduate life at Dartmouth. A Summary report on selected data from the Class of 1965 study of student activities.



Helgen, Henry M. and Moorman, Harold N. The Class of 1966: Its vocational and educational plans an analysis by major.



Moorman, Harold N. The Class of 1967: Its vocational and educational plans an analysis by major.



Miler, Ralph E. Health report on Kapingamarangi Hanover, N H. 1950



Eranos, the journal of student affairs, v. 1, n. 2, May 1966



Hopkins Committee Report for the Secretary on the Civil Governments of Guam and American Samoa 1947



BOX VIII.

Athapaskan Conference Papers, 1971



FOLDER : 1.

Clark, A. McFadyn



FOLDER : 2.

Clark, Donald



FOLDER : 3.

Cook, John P. and Robert A. McKennan



FOLDER : 4.

Davis, Clark



FOLDER : 5.

Gillespie, Beryl



FOLDER : 6.

Gillespie, Beryl



FOLDER : 7.

Helm, June, et. al.



FOLDER : 8.

Honigman, John J.



FOLDER : 9.

Howren, Robert



FOLDER : 10.

Krauss, Michael E.



FOLDER : 11.

de Laguna, Frederica



FOLDER : 12.

McClellan, C.



FOLDER : 13.

Morlan, Richard E.



FOLDER : 14.

Noble, William C.



FOLDER : 15.

Osgood, Cornelius



FOLDER : 16.

Savishinsky, Joel S.



FOLDER : 17.

Slobodin, Richard



FOLDER : 18.

Smith, J. G. E.