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Warren W. Caldwell, Anthropology Papers

Title: Warren W. Caldwell, Anthropology Papers

Creator: Caldwell, Warren W. (Warren Wendell), 1925-

Dates: 1933-1982 bulk 1949-1963

Quantity: 10 boxes (4.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 12-05-12

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Warren W. Caldwell, Anthropology Papers (RG 12-05-12). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Biography:

Warren W. Caldwell was born on December 28, 1925 in Davenport, Iowa. He received an associate's degree from San Mateo Junior College in 1945. He then attended Stanford University where he completed his bachelor's degree in 1949 and his master's degree in 1950. He went on to the University of Washington where he completed his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1956. Prior to completing his doctorate, Caldwell served as Curator of the Seattle Museum of History and Industry and as Curator of Anthropology at Washington State Museum. Caldwell joined the Smithsonian Institution's River Basin Surveys in 1956. He became Chief of the Missouri River Basin Project in 1963 and was named Director of the River Basin Surveys in 1966. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln appointed Caldwell to the faculty on a part-time basis in 1960. Caldwell left the Smithsonian in 1969 to become Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska. Caldwell took part in many archeological excavations in the Northwest and Midwest. He contributed to various anthropological journals and served as an editor of the Plains Anthropologist. He was a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Caldwell was also a member of the Plains Conference, the Society for American Archeology, the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, and the Society of the Sigma Xi.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of Warren Caldwell's professional papers. The majority of materials relate to Caldwell's articles and publications, including his notes, manuscripts, and typescipts. Additional items include Caldwell's survey material for the Missouri River Basin Project. There are memoranda, reports, and publications that were created through the project. The majority outline the work performed at specific sites, objects that were found, and provide recommendations for the future of the site based on evidence found or potential discoveries.

Subjects:

Caldwell, Warren W. (Warren Wendell)

Missouri River Watershed

Missouri River Basin Project (U.S.)

Flood dams and reservoirs

Water resources development -- Missouri River valley

Series Description: Series 1: Missouri River Basin Project, Publications Box 1-Box 2

This series of materials includes published appraisals and surveys created as a part of the Missouri River Basin Survey, a project coordinated between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service. The materials are most often titled "appraisal of archeological and paleontological resources" within the specific area identified in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

Series 2: Research and Publications Box 3-Box 7

This series includes selected publications that Caldwell authored or co-authored, including manuscript, typescript, and published copies of the articles. There are often handwritten notes relating to the publications. Field surveys, reports, and notes associated with Caldwell's work on the Missouri River Basin Project are included in these materials. Additional items include those materials relating to the University of Nebraska or supporting Caldwell's interests in a specific research area.

Series 3: Appraisals and Surveys, United States Box 8-Box 10

These publications are those created for surveys and appraisals completed outside of the Missouri River Basin Project.

Container List: Series 1: Missouri River Basin ProjectBox 1. Folder 1. River Basin Surveys, Ad Hoc Advisory Board, 1968 Box 1. Folder 2. Alzada Reservoir, Wyoming, 1952 Box 1. Folder 3. Ashland Reservoir Area, Nebraska, 1972 Box 1. Folder 4. Badwater Reservoir, Wyoming, 1952 Box 1. Folder 5. Baldhill Reservoir, North Dakota, 1948 Box 1. Folder 6. Bixby Reservoir, South Dakota, 1949 Box 1. Folder 7. Bull Creek Reservoir, Wyoming, 1952 Box 1. Folder 8. Cannonball Reservoir, North Dakota, 1949 Box 1. Folder 9. Cherry Creek Reservoir, Colorado, 1947 Box 1. Folder 10. Davis Creek Reservoir, Nebraska, 1949 Box 1. Folder 11. Diablo Reservoir, Texas, 1958 Box 1. Folder 12. Garrison Reservoir, North Dakota, 1953 Box 1. Folder 13. Gavins Point Reservoir, Nebraska, South Dakota, 1953 Box 1. Folder 14. Glen Elder Reservoir, Kansas, 1952 Box 1. Folder 15. Jamestown Reservoir, North Dakota, 1953 Box 1. Folder 16. Jefferson River Basin, Montana, 1951 Box 1. Folder 17. John Redmond Reservoir, Kansas, 1961 Box 1. Folder 18. Six reservoir areas, Kansas, Nebraska, 1964 Box 1. Folder 19. Keyhole Reservoir, Wyoming, 1951 Box 1. Folder 20. Kirwin Reservoir, Kansas, 1952 Box 1. Folder 21. Kortes Reservoir, Wyoming, 1947 Box 1. Folder 22. Lovewell Reservoir, Kansas, 1951 Box 1. Folder 23. Four reservoir areas, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, 1956 Box 1. Folder 24. Middle Fork Reservoir, Wyoming, 1953 Box 1. Folder 25. Missouri River Basin, preliminary appraisal, 1948 Box 1. Folder 26. Missouri River Basin, supplementary appraisal, 1956 Box 2. Folder 1. Moorhead Reservoir, Montana, Wyoming, 1949, 1951 Box 2. Folder 2. Narrows Reservoir, Colorado, 1951 Box 2. Folder 3. Niobrara River Basin, Nebraska, 1951 Box 2. Folder 4. Oahe Reservoir, South Dakota, North Dakota, 1953 Box 2. Folder 5. Oahe Reservoir, South Dakota, North Dakota, 1965 Box 2. Folder 6. Onion Flat, Soral Creek, Raft Lake Reservoir, Wyoming, 1949 Box 2. Folder 7. Lower Platte Basin, Nebraska, 1952, 1953 Box 2. Folder 8. Rathbun Reservoir, Iowa, 1965 Box 2. Folder 9. Rathbun Reservoir Drainage, Iowa, 1962 Box 2. Folder 10. Republican River Sub-Basin, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, 1947 Box 2. Folder 11. Red Gulch Reservoir, Wyoming, 1952 Box 2. Folder 12. Rockford Reservoir, South Dakota, 1949 Box 2. Folder 13. Saylorville Reservoir, Iowa, 1966 Box 2. Folder 14. Sheyenne Reservoir, North Dakota, 1946 Box 2. Folder 15. Smoky Hill Sub-Basin, Kansas, 1948 Box 2. Folder 16. Sun River Basin, Montana, 1951 Box 2. Folder 17. Toronto Reservoir, Kansas, 1957 Box 2. Folder 18. Webster Reservoir, Kansas, 1952 Box 2. Folder 19. Wilson Reservoir, Kansas, 1952 Box 2. Folder 20. Yellowtail Reservoir, Montana, Wyoming, 1952 Series 2: Research and PublicationsBox 3. Folder 1. Animal bone indentification, South Dakota, 1962 Box 3. Folder 2. "Anthropmetry for the Dragon" guided missile system, 1967 Box 3. Folder 3. "Archeological Newsletter," 1966 Box 3. Folder 4. Archeological standards, Society for American Archaeology, 1961 Box 3. Folder 5. Big Horn-Pryor survey, Stuart W. Conner, 1967 Box 3. Folder 6. Proposal, "Archeological Investigations in the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon and adjacent Washington," 1968 Box 3. Folder 7-10. Field records, Campbell Creek Box 3. Folder 11. By-laws, Center for Great Plains Studies, 1982 Box 3. Folder 12. Field records, notes, Dardanelle Reservoir Box 4. Folder 1. Manuscript, "Archeological Investigations in the Dardenelle Reservoir, West-Central Arkansas" Box 4. Folder 2. Typescript, "Archeological Investigations in the Dardenelle Reservoir, West-Central Arkansas" Box 4. Folder 3. Plates, "Archeological Investigations in the Dardenelle Reservoir, West-Central Arkansas" Box 4. Folder 4. Typescript, "Dendrochronology in Plains Prehistory: An Assessment," Caldwell and Lynn M. Snyder Box 4. Folder 5. Data map review, Depthson Bulkhead, 1968 Box 4. Folder 6. Reports, surveys, Fort Eidelweiss, 1959-1960 Box 4. Folder 7. Typescript, "Fortified Villages of the Dakotas," Smithsonian Institution Box 4. Folder 8. Soil sample records, Gastropod, 1968 Box 4. Folder 9. Newletter, "The Geochronicle," 1966 Box 4. Folder 10. Notes, Grand Detour Phase Box 4. Folder 11. Typescript draft, plates, "Grand Detour Phase: Early Village Sites in the Big Bend Reservoir, South Dakota" Caldwell and Richard E. Jensen, 1966 Box 4. Folder 12. Typescript, chapter 1-4, "Grand Detour Phase: Early Village Sites in the Big Bend Reservoir, South Dakota" Caldwell and Richard E. Jensen, 1966 Box 4. Folder 13. Typescript, chapter 5, plates, "Grand Detour Phase: Early Village Sites in the Big Bend Reservoir, South Dakota" Caldwell and Richard E. Jensen, 1966 Box 4. Folder 14. Manuscript draft, "Archeological Salvage Investigations in the Hell's Canyon Area, Snake River, Oregon and Idaho," 1960-1961 Box 5. Folder 1. Typescript draft, "Archeological Salvage Investigations in the Hell's Canyon Area, Snake River, Oregon and Idaho," 1960-1961 Box 5. Folder 2. Typescripts, "Horizon and Tradition in the Northern Plains" Donald J. Lehmer and Caldwell, 1965 Box 5. Folder 3. Conference papers, "Images of the Plains," 1973 Box 5. Folder 4. "Loess and Related Eolian Deposits of the World" International Association for Quaternary Research, 1965 Box 5. Folder 5. MASCA Newsletters, 1968 Box 5. Folder 6-7. Notes, "The Middle Missouri Tradition Re-Appraised" Box 5. Folder 8. Research, "The Middle Missouri Tradition Re-Appraised" Box 5. Folder 9. Manuscript, typescript, "The Middle Missouri Tradition Re-Appraised" Box 5. Folder 10. Correspondence, Missouri River Basin Project (MRBP), 1956-1964 Box 5. Folder 11. Field memoranda, speciment catalogue, MRBP Box 5. Folder 12. River basin surveys, MRBP, 1949, 1958 Box 6. Folder 1. River basin surveys, MRBP, 1956 Box 6. Folder 2. River basin surveys, MRBP, 1957 Box 6. Folder 3. River basin surveys, MRBP, 1957, 1963 Box 6. Folder 4. River basin surveys, MRBP, 1960 Box 6. Folder 5. River basin map, Oahe, MRBP, 1957, 1963 Box 6. Folder 6. Field notes, MRBP, 1958 Box 6. Folder 7. Field notes, MRBP, 1959 Box 6. Folder 8. Field season reports, MRBP, 1957-1958 Box 6. Folder 9. Weekly progress reports, MRBP, 1958-1959 Box 6. Folder 10. Chronology report, MRBP, 1964 Box 6. Folder 11. Archaeological appraisal, Missouri Breaks Region, Montana, 1963 Box 6. Folder 12. Typescript draft, maps, "Nebraska Phase: An Archeological Assessment" (please see oversize box 1) Box 7. Folder 1. Photos and plates, "Nebraska Phase: An Archeological Assessment" Box 7. Folder 2. Typescript, notes, "Nebraska Ceramics: A Review and Proposal," Donald Blakeslee and Caldwell Box 7. Folder 3. Proposal, National Science Foundation, 1960 Box 7. Folder 4. By-laws, Plains Anthropologist, 1968 Box 7. Folder 5. Plains Conference, 1964, 1968 Box 7. Folder 6. Survey forms, Rygh Site, Mobridge, South Dakota Box 7. Folder 7. Typescript, Salvage Archeology, Caldwell, 1970 Box 7. Folder 8. Lecture notes Box 7. Folder 9. Notes, black partizan plates Box 7. Folder 10. Notes, guns Box 7. Folder 11. Notes, pottery descriptions, Huscher Box 7. Folder 12. Notes, tomahawks Box 7. Folder 13-17. Notes, unidentified Box 7. Folder 18. Student papers RESTRICTED Box 8. Folder 1. "The Black Partizan Site,"Publications in Salvage Archeology, No. 2 Box 8. Folder 2. "Hells Canyon Archeology,"Publications in Salvage Archeology, No. 6 Box 8. Folder 3. "The Grand Detour Phase,"Publications in Salvage Archeology, No. 13 Box 8. Folder 4. "Fort Randall Reservoir," Missouri River Project, Smithsonian Institution Box 8. Folder 5. "Garrison Reservoir," Missouri River Project, Smithsonian Institution Box 8. Folder 6. "Oahe Reservoir," Missouri River Project, Smithsonian Institution Box 8. Folder 7. "Lake Sharpe: Big Bend Dam, Missouri River Project," Smithsonian Institution Box 8. Folder 8. "Archeological Investigations at the Coralville Reservoir, Iowa,"Bureau of American Ethnology, No. 22 Box 8. Folder 9. "Archeological Investigations at the Hickey Brothers Site, Big Bend Reservoir, Lyman County, South Dakota,"Bureau of American Ethnology, No. 36 Box 8. Folder 10. "Archeological Investigations at the McKensey Village, Oahe Reservoir, Central South Dakota" Plains Anthropologist, 1966 Box 8. Folder 11. "The Middle Missouri Tradition Reappraised" Plains Anthropologist, 1966 Box 8. Folder 12. "Tree-Ring Dating in the Missouri Basin Chronology Program" Tree-Ring Bulletin, 1960 Series 3: Appaisals and SurveysBox 8. Folder 13. Albeni Falls Reservoir, Idaho Box 8. Folder 14. Barkley Reservoir, Kentucky, Tennesse Box 8. Folder 15. Benbrook Reservoir, Texas Box 8. Folder 16. Big Sandy Reservoir, Wyoming Box 8. Folder 17. Black Butte Reservoir, California Box 8. Folder 18. Blue Ridge Project, Virginia, North Carolina Box 8. Folder 19. Blue River-South Platte Project, Colorado Box 8. Folder 20. Blue Stone Reservoir, West Virgnia Box 9. Folder 1. Bosque and Hill Counties, Texas Box 9. Folder 2. BuckHorn Reservoir, Kentucky Box 9. Folder 3. Buford Reservoir, Georgia Box 9. Folder 4. Cascade, Smith's Ferry, Scriver Creek, Garden Valley Reservoirs, Upper Payette River Basin, Idaho Box 9. Folder 5. Cheatam Lock and Dam Reservoirs, Tennessee Box 9. Folder 6. Colorado City Reservoir, Borden and Scurry Counties, Texas Box 9. Folder 7. Colorado City Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 8. Columbia Dam and Lock Area, Chattahoochee River, Alabama, Georgia Box 9. Folder 9. Cooper Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 10. Dam "B" Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 11. Dardanelle Reservoir, Arkansas Box 9. Folder 12. Falcon Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 13. Folsom Reservoir, California Box 9. Folder 14. Fort Griffin, California Box 9. Folder 15. Ferrell's Bridge Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 16. Garza-Little Elm Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 17. Grapevine Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 18. Gunnison-Arkansas Project, Colorado Box 9. Folder 19. Homme, Pembina, and Tongue River Reservoir, North Dakota Box 9. Folder 20. Indian Valley, Park, and Dry Creek Reservoir, California Box 9. Folder 21. Isabella Reservoir, California Box 9. Folder 22. Kelsey Creek Reservoir, California Box 9. Folder 23. Lavon Reservoir, Texas Box 9. Folder 24. Leon River, Texas Box 9. Folder 25. Lost Valley and Horse Flat Reservoir, Idaho Box 9. Folder 26. Lucky Peak Reservoir, Idaho Box 9. Folder 27. Mason, Ryan Creek, and Bully Creek Reservoir, Oregon Box 9. Folder 28. McGee Bend Reservoir, Texas Box 10. Folder 1. McNary Reservoir, Oregon, Washington Box 10. Folder 2. Monticello Reservoir, California Box 10. Folder 3. New Melones Reservoir, California Box 10. Folder 4. Oak Creek Reservoir, Texas Box 10. Folder 5. Oliver Basin Chattahoochee River, Alabama, Georgia Box 10. Folder 6. Orwell Reservoir, Minnesota Box 10. Folder 7. Paint Creek Reservoir, Texas Box 10. Folder 8. Pine Flat Reservoir, California Box 10. Folder 9. Pomona and Melvern Reservoirs, Kansas Box 10. Folder 10. Prineville Reservoir, Oregon Box 10. Folder 11. Rathbun Reservoir Chariton River Basin, Iowa Box 10. Folder 12. Rough River Basin, Kentucky Box 10. Folder 13. San Angelo Reservoir, Texas Box 10. Folder 14. Site 35-UM-5 McNary Reservoir, Oregon Box 10. Folder 15. Site 35-WS-5 Columbia River, Oregon Box 10. Folder 16. Site 45-WW-6 on Columbia River, Washington Box 10. Folder 17. Success Reservoir, California Box 10. Folder 18. Texarkana Reservoir, Texas Box 10. Folder 19. Toronto Reservoir, Kansas Box 10. Folder 20. Walter F. George Reservoir Area, Chattahoochee River, Alabama, Georgia Box 10. Folder 21. West Fork Reservoir, West Virginia Box 10. Folder 22. Wilkesboro Reservoir, North Carolina Box 10. Folder 23. Wilson Valley Reservoir, Lake County, California
Related Material and Resources: Caldwell, Warren W. (Warren Wendell). Archeological investigations at the Coralville Reservoir, Iowa. Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1961. [E78.I6C33 1961] ____________________________________. Archeological investigations at the Hickey Brothers site (39LM4), Big Bend Reservoir, Lyman County, South Dakota. Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1964. [E78.S63C34 1964] ____________________________________. The Black Partizan Site. Lincoln, Neb., River Basin Surveys, 1966. [E78.S63 C3]____________________________________ and G. Hubert Smith. Garrison reservoir : geology, paleontology, archeology, history / [prepared by the Missouri Basin Project of the Smithsonian Institution ; in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. National Park Service. [United States : s.n.], 1962 (Omaha, Neb. : Corps of Engineers) [E78.N75 C3 1962]. ____________________________________ and Richard E. Jensen. Editor: Jerome E. Petsche. The Grand Detour Phase. Lincoln, Neb., River Basin Surveys, 1969. [F657.L37 C3]____________________________________ and Oscar L. Mallory, Editor: Jerome E. Petsche. Hells Canyon Archeology. Lincoln, Neb., 1967. [E78.N77 C29]____________________________________. Indian Trade Guns. Union City, Tenn. : Pioneer Press, c1982. [TS535 .I5 1982]____________________________________ and G. Hubert Smith. Oahe Reservoir : archeology, geology, history. Omaha : Corps of Engineers, 1963. [ E78.S63 R56 1963x]____________________________________. C. Bertrand Schultz, T. Mylan Stout, Editors. A Symposium--man and the changing environments in the Great Plains. Lincoln, Neb. : Nebraska Academy of Sciences, [1983] [GF27.5.N2 S96 1983]



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