Guide to the Kerry Feldman papers
Collection number: HMC-1112.
Creator: Feldman, Kerry Dean, 1940-.
Title: Kerry Feldman papers.
Volume of collection: 3.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: The professional papers of a University of Alaska Anchorage faculty member in the Anthropology Department.
Kerry Dean Feldman received a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Colorado. His dissertation research centered on squatter settlements is Davao City, Philippines. In 1973, he was hired as a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, a position he held until his retirement in 2009. In addition to being a professor, Feldman also held several administrative positions, including head of the Division of Behavioral Science, College of Arts & Sciences Research Unit Coordinator, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences Associate Dean of Student and Curriculum Affairs, and Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. In 2010, he was awarded Emeritus status by the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Feldman’s main areas of research include urban anthropology, theory, applied anthropology, Alaska, and Southeast Asia. He has worked on research projects in these areas, many in conjunction with tribal organizations and agencies that provide health and social services.
This collection consists of the professional papers of University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) anthropology professor, Kerry Feldman, including correspondence, research for his dissertation, material relating to his employment at UAA, project files, and writings. The correspondence includes letters between Feldman and academics at UAA and other universities, as well as journal and book publishers. The dissertation research files include field notes, surveys, reading lists, and other materials relating to Feldman’s Ph.D. dissertation on squatter settlements in Davao City, Philippines. The files relating to Feldman’s employment at UAA include departmental correspondence, departmental budget information, materials relating to Dr. Feldman’s work on committees, materials relating to Feldman’s professional activities while at UAA, and materials relating to Feldman’s teaching activities. The project files consist of materials related to research projects that Dr. Feldman worked on, including correspondence, notes, surveys, grant applications, and reports. The writings and presentations consist of articles and papers written by Feldman, as well as notes for presentations that he gave.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Correspondence; 1973-1996
Series 2: Dissertation research files; 1968-1972
Series 3: Employment at University of Alaska Anchorage; 1973-2010
Series 4: Project files; 1975-2000
Series 5: Writings and presentations; 1970-1996
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: A portion of the collection is closed to access due to the presence of medical data. Because the collection contains potentially culturally and personally sensitive information, all researchers must sign a form agreeing to abide by the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics before using this collection. Please contact Archives and Special Collections for further information.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to materials created by Kerry Feldman. Some collection materials may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: Kerry Feldman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
“Kerry Feldman.” Department of Anthropology University of Alaska Anchorage. Accessed February 11, 2020. https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/anthropology/faculty/emeriti/feldman.cshtml
Separated materials: Published materials were removed from the collection, and selected materials transferred to the Library’s Alaskana collection. Some materials related to Feldman’s employment with the University of Alaska Anchorage were transferred to University Records.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives, and a deed of gift was signed, by Kerry Feldman in 2012.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Kerry Feldman in 2012. Arlene Schmuland adapted the description to the finding aid format. In 2020, Gwen Higgins consolidated like materials into series, removed publications from the collections, and provided folder-level description.
Series 1: Correspondence; 1973-1996. 0.45 cubic feet.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing professional correspondence, arranged in roughly chronological order. Additional correspondence specifically related to the UAA Department of Anthropology can be found in Series 3.
|1/6||Letters to President Carter about Eskimo hunting bowhead whale||1977|
|1/7||Bowhead whale letters||1977|
|1/9||Correspondence received||1978, 1989|
|1/10||Thank you letters from Airport Heights Elementary School students||1979|
|1/13-14||Correspondence received and sent||1991-1994|
|1/16||Tiger Burch correspondence||1993-1996|
Series 2: Dissertation research files; 1968-1972. 0.3 cubic feet.
This series consists of Dr. Feldman’s research files related to his dissertation on urban squatter settlements in Davao City Philippines.
|1/17||Davao City, Philippines research||1968-1986|
|1/18||Bajada Medical Co-op study [Restricted]||1972|
|1/22||Feldman Ph.D. reading list||1971|
|1/23||Mindanao Times notes||1972|
|1/24||Chapter 2 of dissertation||circa 1972-1973|
Series 3: Employment at University of Alaska Anchorage; 1973-2010. 0.6 cubic feet.
This series consists of materials relating to Dr. Feldman’s employment at the University of Alaska Anchorage, including departmental correspondence, departmental budget information, materials relating to Dr. Feldman’s work on committees, materials relating to Feldman’s professional activities while at UAA, and materials relating to Feldman’s teaching activities.
|1/25||Division of Behavioral Sciences and Anchorage Senior College budgets and notes||1974-1976|
|1/26||Native Student Survey||1983-1984|
|1/27||CAS General Education Committee notes||1989-1990|
|1/28||Division of Behavioral Science correspondence||1974-1975|
|1/29||Kerry Feldman professional activities at UAA||1973-1974|
|1/30||Kerry Feldman activities and thank-you notes||1975|
|2/1||3rd BSIN Conference||1975|
|2/2||Seattle University personal statement||1984|
|2/3||UAA Alaska Native Student Advisory Committee||1985|
|2/4||College of Arts and Sciences chairmen’s meetings notes||1983-1984|
|2/5||Kerry Feldman professional activities at UAA||1984-2010|
|2/6||Kerry Feldman professional Activities at UAA||1990-1995|
|2/7||Anthropology through lit||1980|
|2/8||Four-year university proposal||1975|
|2/10||Anth 371: Visual Anthropology||1988|
|2/11||“Symbol and Context” Art 261 guest lecture||1988|
|2/12||“The Anthropologist as Filmmaker” psychology colloquium guest lecture||1988|
|2/13||The Pleistocene and cultural evolution class handout||undated|
|2/15||Application for Emeritus status||2010|
Series 4: Project files; 1975-2000. 1.75 cubic feet.
This series consists of files related to research projects that Dr. Feldman worked on, often as a contractor with an organization or agency. The files are arranged alphabetically.
|2/16||Alaska Children’s Services projects||1979-1981|
|2/17||Alaska Children’s Services Cultural Awareness project||1981-1983|
|2/18||Alaska Children’s Services Jesse Lee Home project||1979-1980|
|2/19||Alaska Children’s Services Mae Stanley Residence project||1988|
|2/20-21||Alaska Children’s Services Native Advisory Board||1983-1985|
|2/22-24||“Alaska Native Rehabilitation Project,” Providence Hospital||1991-1993|
|2/25-27||Alaska Native Youth Away from Home project||1979-1981|
|2/28-31||“Elderly Alaska Natives in Anchorage: Needs Assessment for Social Services Program Planning,” National Science Foundation grant funded project||1977-1979|
|2/32||Ethnography and a Needle Exchange Clinical Trial,” project files||1999|
|3/1-5||Human Rights Commission research project||1976|
|3/6||“Indian Child Welfare Act of 1977” survey||1979|
|3/8-15||“Ethnohistorical Research, King Salmon Traditional Native Council & Bristol Bay Native Corporation” research documenting the application for tribal status||1998-2000|
|Oversize folder||King Salmon area maps|
|3/16-17||Mat-Su Community Counseling Center report and notes||1989|
|3/18||Naknek Red Salmon Cannery case||1978-1979|
|3/19||Native Use of Seagull Lake||1979|
|3/20||Outer Continental Shelf oil exploration socio-cultural impact research||1975|
|3/21||Paug Vik Village Corporation Seagull Lake water rights lawsuit||1978-1979|
|3/22-23||Status of Vietnamese in Alaska project||1976|
|3/1||Alaska Native Deaf Statewide Conference speech||1988|
|3/2||Alaska Native Culture talk at Hiland Correctional Center notes||1988|
|3/3||“Anthropology and Gender: Is There a Female Culture” paper presented at the Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting||1989|
|3/4||Applied anthropology papers and notes||1970-1989|
|3/5||Applied anthropology talk at UAF||1996 October 11|
|3/6||Applied anthropology talk at California State University Long Beach||1989 February 2|
|3/7||“The Beluga Hunt: Realities in Conflict Among Alaskan Eskimo” manuscript||undated|
|3/8||“References & Select Readings on Beluga Whales”||undated|
|3/9||“Conflicting Solutions to Squatter Settlements in Developing Nations” unpublished essay||undated|
|3/10||“Cross-Cultural Awareness Seminar: Correctional Academy” lesson plan||1972|
|3/11||“Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging” workshop at Alaska Conference on Aging||1991|
|3/13||Cultural Differences Workshop, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation||1976|
|3/14||“Demographic and Adaptational Characteristics of Elderly Alaskan Natives in Anchorage”||1979|
|3/15||“Economics and Ethnic Mate Selection Practices in Developing Nations”||1981|
|3/16||Health in the Philippines reports and papers||1972|
|3/17||“Institutional Polymorphism and Culture Change: A Behavioralist Alternative to the Normative Approach to Institutional Analysis”||undated|
|3/18||“Inupiat Classification of Animals: Northwest Alaska”||1986-1987|
|3/19||Kinship terms list||undated|
|3/20||“Linguistic Evidence of a Cultural World-View: Bella Bella Weather Terms”||1970|
|3/21||“The Metaphysics of Generalization: Will the Real Papago Please Stand Up”||1971|
|3/22||“Native Alaskan Feminism, Western Patriarchy and Institutional Anthropological Applied Work: The Fate of a National Demonstration Project”||undated|
|3/23||“Piercing Through to ‘Culture’: Animal and Plant Classification Among Inupiat Eskimo of Northwest Alaska”||1990|
|3/24||“Squatter Settlements in Developing Nations: A Comparative Analysis of Their Origins” book proposal||1984-1991|
|3/25||“Social Science and Public Policy in Alaska” symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Edinburgh, Scotland||1981|
|3/26||“Types of Causal Arguments in Anthropology”||1977 May|
|3/27||Urbanization article for Alaska Native News||1982|
|3/28||World wide culture notes||1988 May 15|
|3/29||Published articles and chapters||undated, 1981|