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Donna C. Roper papers

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Field or Compliance Project Records

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Professional Service Records

Personal

Bound Publications

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Title: Donna C. Roper papersAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Roper, Donna C.

Extent: 20.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following series and and subseries. Series 1 is Field or Compliance Project Records seperated into subseries a: pre-field activity records, and subseries b: field activity records. Series 2, Research/Interpretation Records, is composed of subseries a: data records; subseries b: research notes; subseries c: collection loan forms; subseries d: photographs; subseries e: maps, charts, and tables; subseries f: preliminary reports; subseries g: final reports; subseries h: unfinished or draft manuscripts; subseries i: published books, book chapters, journal articals, and reviews; subseries j: conference papers/presentations; subseries k: public presentations and exhibits; subseries l: correspondence; and subseries m: references for research. Series 3, Professional Service Records, consists of subseries a: published book reviews; subseries b: unpublished reivews of grants, proposals, manuscripts, articles, nominations; subseries c: Graduate Committee correspondence and notes; subseries d: recommendation letter/forms; subseries e: professional organization service records/notes; subseries f: membership record for professional organizations; and subseries g: teaching records. Series 4, Personal, contains subseries a: vita; subseries b: awards and nominations for awards; subseries c: business records; subseries d: personal correspondence; subseries e: personal interests; and subseries f: diplomas. Series 5 is the Bound Publications series and Series 6 is Oversized Maps.

Date Acquired: 07/15/2017

Subjects: Kansas State University history - Faculty and staff papers and contributions

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Donna C. Roper Research collection includes the research documents and publications of Dr. Donna C. Roper, prolific archaeologist who made major research contributions, particularly in the Central Plains region of North America. This collection is separated into six series. The first series, field of compliance project records, containing print and electronic copies of documents such as proposals, project correspondence, site survey forms, field notes, and maps of sites. The second series is research and interpretation records, containing preliminary and final reports, data records such as artifact catalogs and dating, photographs, unfinished or draft manuscripts, published works such as journal articles, and conference papers. Professional service records include graduate committee correspondence, published book reviews, nominations for National Historic Landmarks, recommendation letters, teaching records, etc. the fourth series is for personal records, containing vitae, awards, and other things such as personal correspondence and diplomas. The fifth series contains bound publications, such as bound archaeological journals and published reports. The sixth series are oversized maps that could not fit with the rest of the collection. An estimated 2000 slides and 500 print negatives are included in the second series with research records. The collection covers a temporal range from 1929 to 2015.

The acquisition and processing of the collection was made possible through an Historical Archives Program grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. Creative Commons copyright license: Attribution-ShareAlike  (CC BY-SA 4.0)  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Donna C. Roper papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Biographical Note

Donna C. Roper, professional archeologists, was born to Norman E. and Laura (Dietz) Roper in Oneonta, New York, June 20, 1947. She became involved with archaeology at Hartwich College in Oneona where she earned a B.A. in History with Departmanental Honors in 1968. She completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees, respectively, in Anthropology with an amphasis in archaeology at Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1970 and the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1975.

Donna Roper was a dedicated and prolific archaeologist. She directed projects in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, and other states. She held research positions at the American Archaeology Division of the University of Missouri and the Illinois State Museum in the1970s. In 1980 she joined Gilbert/Commonwealth Inc. of Jackson, Michigan as Senior Archaeologist and Project Manager, becoming a partner with Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group of Jackson, Michigan, in 1988.

Her projects for Comonwealth took her to Nebraska, where Donna developed a true love for the Great Plains. In 1991 she fulfilled her dream to live and work regularly in the reagion by moving to Manhattan, KS. She appreciated the environment, the town, and Kansas State University, where she became an avid fan of KSU woment's basketball. She served as Research Associate Professor with the Department of Socialology, Anthropology, and Social Work and also worked regularly as an independent researcher and consultant. In 20015 she also bracme adjunct research associate with the Archaeological Research Center at the University of Kansas.

Donna not only stayed active with regional archaeological research, but occasionally taught classes at KSU and KU. She also was an integral graduate committee member for nine Master's and Doctoral students of archaeology. She employed and influenced many students in the field and lab leading a number of successful careers in archaeology. Her curiocity, broad knowledge, and keen mind stimulated not only students, but her colleagues in the Plaines, Midwest, and beyond. She presented research in two edited books, as well as five book-length monographs, and numerous professional journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. She was active with various regional professional organizations for which she often served in leadership roles.

Donna Roper regularly looked forward to professional meetings where she presented her research, caught up with colleagues, and vigorously debated ideas. She loved to share her knowledge and learn from others through public venues. She was invited regularly to share her insights with public groups in Kansas and Nebraska and always elicited valuable conversatons with others about the Native prehistory of this region. She also co-led public archaeology projects in Kansas though the Kansas Archaeological Training Program sponsored by the Kansas Anthropological Association and the Kansas Historical Society.

In 2015 Donna Roper was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Plains Anthropological Society and the W. Duncan Strong Memorial Award presented by the Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists. Through these she joined a select group of renowned recipients marking axamplary contributions to her profession.

Donna Roper died on August 1, 2015 in Manhattan, KS.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas State University history - Faculty and staff papers and contributions

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Use Restrictions:

Creative Commons copyright license: Attribution-ShareAlike  (CC BY-SA 4.0)

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Acquisition Source: Donna C. Roper

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Donna C. Roper papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: The acquisition and processing of the collection was made possible through an Historical Archives Program grant from from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.


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Series 5: Bound PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: Statistical Analysis of New York State Projectile Points by Donna Carol Roper, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 2: Archaeological Survey and Settlement Pattern Models  in Central Illinois by Donna C. Roper, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 3: Cultural Resources Survey Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project: The Archaeological Survey: Part I Prior Surveys Part II Survey of Borrow Areas and Relocations, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 4: Cultural Resources Survey Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project: Lower Pomme De Terre River Arm, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Downstream Stockton Study: The Cultural Resources Survey, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: Cultural Resources Survey Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project Volume IV The Archeological Survey by Donna C. Roper, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Airport Site A Multicomponent Site in the Sangamon River Drainage by Donna C. Roper, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 8: A Class III Cultural Resource Survey of AMOCO's Sulfur Transportation System for the Whitney Canyon Project, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 9: A Class III Cultural Resource Survey of Six Equipment Staging Areas and Two Haul Road Reroutes for AMOCO's Proposed Sulfur Transportation System for the Whitney Canyon Project, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 10: Truman Mitigation Draft Vol. Ia, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 11: Truman Mitigation Draft Vol. Ib, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 12: Truman Mitigation Draft Vol. II, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Truman Mitigation Draft Vol. III, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 2: Cultural Resource Management Plan for the Proposed Frontier Pipeline Uinta, Sweetwater, Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 3: An Archeological Reconnaissance of New Pipe Line Right-of-Way within the Mt. Simon Gathering System Replacement Project Kankakee County, Illinois, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 4: An Archeological Reconnaissance of  Portions of the Amarillo Upgrade, Louisa County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 5: An Archeological Survey of the New Maintenance Road Corridor Black Dirt Area Local Flood Protection Project Wallkill River Basin, New York, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 6: Archeological Investigations of Portions of the Amarillo Pipeline Upgrade Montgomery, Adams, Adair, and Madison Counties, Iowa, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 7: A Proposal for Cultural Resource Mitigation Operations at Sites 25LP7 and 25LP8 Calamus Reservoir, North Loup Project, Loup and Garfield Counties, Nebraska, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 8: Class III Archeological Survey for the Proposed Frontier Pipeline Uinta, Sweetwater, Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 9: Phase I Archeological Investigation and Deep Site Testing Along M-45, Ottawa County, Michigan, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 10: Research Design for the 1984 Investigations at Sites 25LP7 and 25LP8, Loup County, Nebraska, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 11: The 1983 Investigations in the Dry Creek Historic District, Loup County, Nebraska, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 12: Archeological Investigations Fort Gibson Lake, Mayes, Cherokee, and Wagoner Counties, Oklahoma, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 13: Archeological Investigations of Portions of the Amarillo Pipeline Upgrade Phase IV Washington and Louisa Counties, Iowa, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 14: A Cultural Resources Survey at Lake Alice Number 2, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 15: Proto-Historic Pawnee Hunting in the Nebraska Sand Hills: A Report of Archeological Investigations at Two Sites in the Calamus Reservoir, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 16: An Archeological Reconnaissance of New Ditch for the Amarillo Upgrade Phase V Pipeline Facilities LaSalle County, Illinois, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 17: Cultural Resource Survey and Site Evaluations for National Register of Historic Places: Evaluation of the Fort Carson, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Las Animas County, Colorada, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 18: A Cultural Resources Survey in the Vicinity of Merritt Dam, Cherry County, Nebraska, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 19: A Cultural Resources Survey of a Portion of the Shoreline, Sherman Reservoir, Nebraska, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 20: A Cultural Resources Survey of the Coal Creek Campground Access Road Seminoe Reservoir, Wyoming, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 21: Cultural Resource Surveys of Ten Parcels of Excess Real Property, Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District, Harlan and Furnas Counties, Nebraska, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 22: A Cultural Resources Survey of the Glendo Airport, Platte County, Wyoming, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 23: A Cultural Resources Survey of the Trailer Dump Station Construction Site, Lovewell State Park, Lovewell Reservoir, Kansas, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 24: A Cultural Resource Survey of  a Proposed Quarry Location, Glendo Reservoir, Platte County, Wyoming, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 25: Archaeological Testing of Three Sites on the Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company Pipeline, Rock Island and Henry Counties, Illinois, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 26: A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of the Fullerton Canal - Section 1, Elba Canal, and Associated Laterals, Howard and Greenly Counties, Nebraska, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 27: A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of the Fullerton Canal - Section 1, Elba Canal, and Associated Laterals, Howard and Greenly Counties, Nebraska - Site Forms, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 28: A Cultural Resources Survey of a Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company Pipeline Rock Island and Henry Counties, Illinois, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 29: A Cultural Resource Survey of the Lincoln Lateral Pipeline Otoe and Lancaster Counties, Nebraska, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 30: A Cultural Resource Survey of the Northern Border Interconnect Pipeline Ventura to Harper, Iowa, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 31: Protohistoric Pawnee Hunting in the Nebraska Sand Hills: Archeological Investigations at Two Sites in the Calamus Reservoir, 1989Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Proto-Historic Pawnee Hunting in the Nebraska Sand Hills: Archeological Investigations at Two Sites in the Calamus Reservoir, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: Addendum to A Cultural Resource Survey of the Northern Border Interconnect Pipeline (Now the Lowa Line) Ventura to Harper, Iowa, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 3: Archaeological Investigations of the Southwest Gathering System, Kansas Loops, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 4: A Cultural Resources Survey of the Southwest Gathering System, Iowa Loops, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 5: Archaeological Testing of Four Sites harry Strunk Lake Frontier County, Nebraska, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 6: Intensive Archaeological Survey of the Southwest Gathering System, Missouri Loop, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 7: Phase 2 Investigations of Site 23NO107, Nodaway County, Missouri, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 8: Phase 3 Investigations at 13LC17: A Randolph Phase Winter Camp in the White Breast Creek Valley, Lucas County, Iowa, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 9: Archaeological Investigations at the Marvin Colson Site, 25FT158 Frontier County, Nebraska, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 10: The Schudel Site (25GY12) An Early Plains Archaic Site in Greeley County, Nebraska, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 11: Toward a New Perspective on Upper Republican Life in the Medicine Creek Valley: The Excavation of 25FT22, House 4, with Testing at Several Nearby Features, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 12: Phase 2 Archaeological Survey for the Sand Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project City of Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 13: Phase II Archaeological Survey for the Upper Little Arkansas River Watershed Floodwater Retarding Dam 2 McPherson County, Kansas, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 14: The Whiteford Site, or Indian Burial Pit: A Smoky Hill Phase Cemetery in Saline County by Donna C. Roper, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 15: Colbert Hills Golf Course and The Wildcat at Colbert Hills: Supplemental Information for the Planned Unit Development, N/AAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Historical Processes and the Development of Social Identity: An Evaluation of Pawnee Ancestry, N/AAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Central Plains Archaeology, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 18: Central Plains Archeology, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 19: Central Plains Archeology, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 20: Central Plains Archeology, 2014Add to your cart.
Item 21: Current Archaeology in Kansas: Research News from Members of Professional Archaeologists of Kansas, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 22: Current Archaeology in Kansas: Thematic Issue: Kansa Archaeology, 2012Add to your cart.
Item 23: Flint Hills Archaeological Conference: Program and Abstracts, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 24: Medicine Creek Valley, Frontier County, Nebraska 1947-1997: 50 Years of Federal Archeology, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 25: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 26: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 27: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 28: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2003Add to your cart.
Item 29: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 30: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 31: The Kansas Anthropologist: Journal of the Kansas Anthropological Association, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 32: Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 33: Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 34: South Dakota Archaeology, 1997Add to your cart.

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