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Donna C. Roper papers

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Field or Compliance Project Records

Research/ Interpretation Records

Professional Service Records

Personal

Bound Publications

Oversized Maps



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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 Series 3, Professional Service Records, consists of subseries a: published book reviews; subseries b: unpublished reivews of grants, proposals, manuscripts, articles, nominations; subseries c: Graduate Committee correspondence and notes; subseries d: recommendation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 1: Field or Compliance Project RecordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series a: Pre-Field Activity RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harry S. Truman Reservoir Budget/Budget Proposal, 1975-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1979-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Proposal for a Cultural Resource Survey of the Mirdian Canal Laterals, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Proposal for a Class III Cultural Resource Survey of the Geranium Canal and Lateral System- Valley County, Nebraska, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Proposal for Cultural Resource Mitigation Operations at Sites 25LP7 and 25LP8- North Loup County, Nebraska, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Proposal for Survey of the Geranium Canal and Lateral System, Valley County, Nebraska, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Contract Proposal and Budget for Investigations into Fort Gibson Lake, OK, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Cultural Resources Services for the Lower Missouri Region- Task Orders No. 85-001 and 85-002, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Request for Proposal for the Lower Missouri Region, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1986 Phase 2 Excavations at Marvin Colson Site Work Order, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Contract for Cultural Resources Services for the Lower Missouri Region, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Gilbert/Commonwealth: Weekly Project Accounting Report, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Invoices 1988-1991 Bor Work, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Register Evaluation of Sites Located Along the Proposed Right-of-Way for the Fuilerton and Elba Canals in Greeley and Howard Counties, Nebraska, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Northern Border Interconnect Pipeline Proposal, Iowa, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Proposal for a Data Recovery Plan for Five Archaeological Sites at Lake Red Rock, IA, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Proposal for a Data Recovery Plan for Fice Archaeological Sites at Lake Red Rock, IA, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Colson Site Job References Report, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Proposal for Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey for the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant- Burlington, Iowa, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Job Reference Report, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Nebraska Pipe Yard, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Northern Border Interconnect Pipeline, Iowa, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Proposal for Archaeological Work at Pinyon Canyon, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Proposal for Phase I Cultural Resources Survey Warren and Polk Counties, IA, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "Request by the Native American Rights Fund for Possession of Central Plains Tradition Skeletal Remains and Associated Burial Goods in the Collections of the Nebraska State Historical State", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Amendment of Solicitation/Modification of Contract from National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 27: National Park Service Rocky Mountain Submittal Pack, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Archaeological Investigations at the Marvin Colson Site, 25FT158 Frontier, NE- Task Order and Invoices, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Signed Contract from the U.S. Army for John Tomasic, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 30: 14SA402 Survey Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Kansas Archaeological Field School Proposal and Budget, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Proposal for Archaeological Services for Fort Riley, KS, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Proposal for Survey of Marais des Cygnes Basin Water Supply District, KS, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 34: 14SH341 Request for Proposal, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Employee IDs and Account Info., 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Proposal for a Survey of Waterline between Sharon Springs and Wallace, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Endowment for the Humanities Application, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "Proposal for Continued Fieldwork and Analysis on Upper Republican Sites Harry Strunk Lake, Frontier County, Nebraska" Donna Roper Sponsored Projects Transmittal Sheet, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Proposal for Survey of Pottawatomie County RWD #4, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Proposal to Conduct a Survey for Sanitary Sewer System improvements- Alma, Wabaunsee Co., KS, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 41: State of Kansas Time and Leave Document, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Archaeological Investigations at Medicine Creek Financial Report, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Proposal for FY2001 Investigations at Medicine Creek, Harry Strunk Lake, Frontier County, NE, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Proposed for: 1999 Investigations in the Medicine Creek Valley, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Proposal to Conduct an Archaeological Survey for the Sewer Rehabilitation Project Cherryvale, Montgomery County, KS, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Archaeologist Investigations at Medicine Creek Reservoir, NE Modification No.011 to Cooperative Agreement, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Bureau of Reclamation Modification of Assistance Agreement, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Nebraska State Historical Society Research Grant to Reevaluate Upper Republican Phase/Sites, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Proposal for 2000 Investigations in the Medicine Creek Valley, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Proposal for Archaeological Investigations at Medicine Creek Reservoir, NE, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Field School Budget, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 52: "Proposed Modification No.013 to Cooperative Agreement No.5-FC-60-06030 for Archaeological Investigations at Medicine Creek Reservoir, NE", 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Phase III investigation of 14WB301 for Fiber Optic Line Construction- Wabaunsee County, KS Contract, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 54: South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center Cultural Resources, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 55: KDOT Proposal, 2004Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Proposal to Conduct a Cultural Resources Survey for the Future Leavenworth U.S. Army Reserve Center, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Study Proposal for: An Archaeological Overview and Assessment of Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Technical Proposal for an Archaeological Evaluation for Federal Land within the Shawnee National Forest in Southern, IL, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Leavenworth Co. Pipelines, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NSF Proposal: Defining Smoky Hill Phase Communities, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Proposal for a Study of the Smokey Hill Phase- Roper and Adair, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Proposal to Evaluate the Boys Town Archaeological Site 14RC413, Rice County, KS, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Proposal for National Science Foundation "Collaborative Research: Ceramic Geography and the Social Formations of the Smoky Hill Phase, East-Central, Kansas", 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Little River Archaeology Project Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Historic Landmark Nomination: Davis Oriole Earth Lodge Site, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Vessel Form and Function Proposal, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Collaborative Research: Ceramic Geography and the Social Formations of the Smoky Hill Phase, Sponsored by NSF, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Application, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NSF Residue/ AMS Proposal, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Post-Ph.D. Research Grant and Osmunden Initiative Application, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Historic Preservation Fund Grant "Radiocarbon Dating Upper Republican Sites in Western Kansas", 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Request for Proposal, Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements, Rush Center, Kansas, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 2013 KATP/ KSH Proposal Outline, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 19: City of Plainville Contract, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Grant Reports, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Budget and budget justification for radiocarbon dates, N/AAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: NSF Proposal: Central Plains Tradition, N/AAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: "Radiocarbon Dating Upper Republican Sites in Western Kansas", Grant Proposal, N/AAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series b: Field activity recordsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Nebraska State Historical Society Archeological Survey: Frontier County, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Medicine Creek Reservoir Site Survey Forms, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys: Medicine Creek, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Smithsonian Institution River Basin Survey Medicine Creek General Survey Form, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Nebraska State Historical Society Site Survey Form, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sheridan Co., Montana-Sites and Environmental Study, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newspaper Articles, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 31: 14RC410 Site Survey, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Multiple Site Survey Forms, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: HST Survey Summer 1978, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Williams II Site Testing Wister Lake, OK, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Survey of Shoreline at Merrit Reservoir, Cherry Co, NE, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Pueblo Reservoir Cultural Resources Location Map and Survey Forms, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Site 25FT158 Vandalism, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 38: 25FT171 Site Survey Form and Excavation Form, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Personal Journal of Sites through Nebraska and Kansas, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 40: 25FT39 Site Survey, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 41: NBIP, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Northern Border Interconnect Pipeline Report, Iowa, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Survey of the Fullerton Canal, Section 1, Elba Canal, and associated laterals, Howard and Greeley counties, NE, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Summer Field Notes, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Marais des Cygnes Basin Public Wholesale Water Supply District, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Field Journal, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Rock Creek Watershed Survey, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Dickinson County Levees Maps and Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Gas Services Marion County Pipeline, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 50: East Marion Interceptor Sewer Project Correspondence, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Anderson County RWD #2, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Plains Talk, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Woodland Site Map Dates, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Arkansas City, KS Leeve Project, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Iola Water Line Project Map, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Pomona, KS Survey Map, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Quivira, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Miscellaneous Kansas Field Journals 2001-2014, 2001-2014Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sherwood Wastewater Plant, Shawnee County, KS Maps, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 14FY407 Map, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Albert Bell Site- 14SD305- Field Journal, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Journal of Midwest Sites, 2003-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Redbub Estates Storage Area Phase II/III, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Site 14RP326, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Phase III investigations for the proposed Veteran's Cemetery Fort Riley, KS, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Water project- Scott City, KS, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tauy Creek Map, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Marshall County- Horseshoe Creek Watershed Maps, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pecos National Historic Park and other places, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Blosser Municipal Airport (Concordia, KS) Maps, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Trileaf cells towers- GOSAOO3229, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Atchison AirportAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Ceramics Analysis, Lab Notes, Multiple SitesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Colson Site specimen listAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Excavation Grid at 33CT476Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Greenwood County, KS Rural Water District #3Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous site mapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Rural Water District #2, Elk County, KSAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Site Maps from Harry Strunk Lake, NEAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Vessel SketchesAdd to your cart.

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