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Donna C. Roper papers

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Field or Compliance Project Records

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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 Series 3, Professional Service Records, consists of subseries a: published book reviews; subseries b: unpublished reivews of grants, proposals, manuscripts, articles, nominations; subseries c: Graduate Committee correspondence and notes; subseries d: recommendation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 3: Professional Service RecordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series a: Published Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Book review for Archaeology for Dummies, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origins of America's Clovis Culture by Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley, reviewed by Donna C. Roper, 2012Add to your cart.
Sub-Series b: Unpublished Reviews of Grants Proposals, Manuscripts, Articles, NominationsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Review of the Cannon Reservoir Archaeological Project reports, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Review of "Nearest Neighbor" by Gregory and Shimada, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Review of "Optimal Location in Settlement Space" by J. Wood, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Little Blue Lakes Project research design, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Review of "The Functional Analysis of Scrapers: Problems, New Techniques, and Cautions" by Anne-Marie Cantwell, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Review of "Scarification and Cultural Resources" by Joseph G. Gallagher, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Review comments on Five Predictive Models Report, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Review of the Ammerman and Kintigh paper by Michael B. Schiffer, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Review of "A Cultural Resource Survey of the Phase III Portion of the Spring Branch-Bundshu Sewer Project in Jackson County, Missouri" by the Iroquois Research Institute, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Review of "A Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Liberty, Missouri Airport", 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Review of "Predictive Cultural Resources in the St. Francis River Basin: A Research Design" by Iroquois Research Institute, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Review of "The Relationship of Surface to Subsurface Material at the Murphy Site, Saline County, Illinois" by Mark LynchAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Review of "Research Design for Pre-Historic Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Harry S. Truman Reservoir" by the Iroquois Research Institute, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Review of "The Significance of Dart Point Stem Breakage" by L.W. Patterson, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Review of "A Survey Level Report of Ditch 24 Channel Enlargement Project, Stoddard County, Missouri" By Iroquois Research Institute, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Review of "A Trace Element Analysis of Several Middle Woodland Silver Artifacts and Native Silver Ores" (1976) by Christopher Maurer, Dennis O'Boyle, and Thomas Riley, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Review of "Mississippian Settlement Patterns" by Bruce D. Smith, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Review of "The Research Design for Archaeological Reconnaissance and Survey for Prehistoric Resources within the Ten Year Floodpod, Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Missouri" by Richard L. Taylor, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Review of "Testing the Hypothesis of Paleo-Indian-Archaic Point Devolution" by Kenneth C. Reid, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Review of "Catchment Analysis: Essays in Prehistoric Resource Space" by Frank J. Findlaw and Jonathon E. Ericson, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Review of "Methodological Considerations of Surface Site Assemblage Variability" by William B. Turner, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Review of "Plowzone Archaeology: Contributions to Theory and Technique" edited by Michael J. O'brien and Dennis E. Lewarch, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Comments on "Site Distribution, Environmental Adaptation, and Environmental Change along the Northern Edge of the Prairie Peninsula" by James W. Springer, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Review of Archaeology in Kansas by Patricia J. O'Brien, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Review of "Faunal Exploitation and Resource Selection: Early Late Woodland Subsistence in the Lower Illinois River Valley" by Bonnie Whatley Styles, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Review of "The Effects of CRM: A Socialhistorical Perspective of the Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska of Lincoln", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Review of "Missouri National Recreational River: Native American Cultural Resources" by John Ludwickson, Donald Blakeslee, John O'Shea, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Review of "Variation in the St. Helena Phase of Northeastern Nebraska" by James R. Wettstaed, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Review of "Geographic Information Systems in Plains Archaeology: The Potential of a New Technology" by Kenneth L. Kvamme, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Review of "The Hopewell Site: A Contemporary Analysis Based on the Work of Charles C. Willoughby" by N'omi Greber and Katherine, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Review of "The Big Buffalo Hunt of 1684: An Episode from the History of the South Plains" Nancy P. Hickerson, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Review of "Computer Cartography and the Validity of Surface Site Sampling" by Hassle and Day, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Review of "Early Holocene Domestic Dog Burials from the North American Midwest" by Dr. D. Marey and Dr. M. Wiant, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Review of "Objects of Change: The Archaeology and History of Arikara Contact with Europeans" by J. Daniel Rogers, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Commentary on "Guidelines for Geomorphological Investigations in Support of Archaeological Investigations in Iowa" by E. Arthur Bettis III, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Review of "The Buffalo People: Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains" by Liz Bryan, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Review of "Catchment Analysis and Linear Reduction Systems in Lithic Studies" by Harry J. Shafer, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Kansas Antiquities Commission, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Review of "Archaeological and Ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians: The Big Village Site" by John O'Shea and John Ludwickson, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Harry S. Truman Reservoir Sites, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Review of "60 Years of Southwestern Archaeology" by Richard R. Woodburg, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Review of "Archaeology on the Great Plains" by W. Raymond Wood, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Review of "The Gowen Sites: Cultural Responses to Climatic Warming on the Northern Plains" by Ernest G. Walker, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Review of "Long-Term Subsistence Change in Prehistoric North America" by Dale Cross, Rebecca Hawkins, Barry L. Isaac, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Review of "The Smithsonian and The American Indian: Making a Moral Anthropology in Victorian America" by Curtis M. Hinsley, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Review of "Towards an Understanding of Sedentary Cultures in the Central Plains" by Alfred E. Johnson, Brad Logan, Lauren W. Ritterbush, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Review of "Evidence for Archaic Lithic Craft Specialization on the Western Gulf Coastal Plain: a Flintknapper's Kit from Morhiss (41VT1) by Helen Dockall and John Dockall, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Review of "Some Things are Not Forgotten: A Pawnee Native" by Martha Royce Blaine, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 58: "The Spreen Cache: A Case Study of a Prehistoric Curated Collection of Broken Tools from 41N108, Runnels County, Texas", 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Review of "Archaeological Pottery of Colorado: Ceramic Clues to Prehistoric and Protohistoric Lives of the State's Native Peoples" by Susan Chandler, Robert Brunswig and Bruce Bradley, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Review of "The Leon River Medicine Wheel: An Assessment and Analyses" by J. Michael Quigg et al, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Review of "North American Indian Anthropology: Essays on Society and Culture" by Raymond Demallie and Alfonso Ortiz, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Review of "Archaeology and Paleocology of the Central Great Plains" by Jack L. Hoffman, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Request to review Fort Riley Commemorative Plaque, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Research project review criteria, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Review of "La Harpe's Post" by George Odell, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Review for the Journal of the West, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Review of "Iowa's Archaeological Past", 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Plains Anthropologist Review of "An Inventory and Analyses of Ceramics from Sites on the Fort Carson Military Base", 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Review of "Barbarian Hammer: Bison Hunting, Farming, and Social Change on the Late Prehistoric Southern Plains" by Susan C. Vehik, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Review of Collin Calloway's "One Vast Winter Count: The American War Before Lewis Clark", 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Review of "Islands in the Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes" edited by Marcel Komfeld and AlanJ. Osborn, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Review of "Phase III Archaeological Evaluation of Site 14D0333, Douglas County, KS", 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Review of "Gateway to the Past: The Prehistoric Cultures of St. Louis, Missouri" by Joel Harl, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Review of "Archaeological Investigations at Arkansas City, Kansas", 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 75: "The Formation of Late Prehistoric Household Assemblages in the Central Great Plains" by Brad Logan, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 76: National Historic Landmark Nomination for Davis Oriole Earthlodge Site, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Manuscript Review, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Manuscript Review CommentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: National Register of Historic Places Inventory- Nomination Form, Frontier County, NEAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Prehistoric Cultural Continuity in the Missouri Ozarks the Truman Reservoir ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Review of "Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts" by David ColeAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Review Comments on "Phase IV Archaeological Investigations at 14RY38: A Late Archaic/Early Ceramic Campsite Near Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas by Christopher Benison"Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Review of "Cultural Resources Survey of Smithville Late, Missouri Volume 1: Archaeology"Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Review of "Deerskins and Hunting territories" by Richard Michael GramlyAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Review of "Geographical Distribution of Aboriginal soapstone from certain quarries..." by Holland, Pennell and AllenAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Review of "The Identification of activity loci in plough zones: an example from New York State" by Sterud, E.L., F.P., McManamon, and M. RoseAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Review of "Models, metaphor, and Analogy in Archaeology" by Patricia Erying BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Review of "Predicting Aboriginal Site Locations in the Rio Grande National Forest" by Anthony L. KlesertAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Review of Project ProposalAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: A review of "A Regional Systematic Collection from Southern Illinois" by George J. GumermanAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series c: Graduate Committee correspondence and notesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 91: "Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene Archaeology of the Interior Low Plateau Province of Eastern North America" Janice McLean, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 92: "Upper Republican Lithic Assemblage Variability at Medicine Creek Reservoir Nebraska" by Jennifer Noelle Macy Thesis, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 93: "Comments on Roche Lindsey Thesis Draft" by Donna C. Roper, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 94: "Faunal Analysis of Large Mammals from the Kansas Monument Site: a Kitkahki Pawnee Village in Republic County, Kansas" Master Thesis by Mark Volmut, 2011Add to your cart.
Sub-Series d: Recommendation letters/formsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Letters of Recommendation and Termination, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Recommendation Letter for Dr. Bradley T. Lepper, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Letters of Recommendations, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Holly C. Abu Daqeh (Adams) request for letter of recommendation, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Rebecca A. Osborn request for letter of recommendation, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Letter of Recommendation: Jennifer Macy, 2000Add to your cart.
Sub-Series e: Professional organization service records/ notesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 101: "Woodland Period Variability in the Midwestern Prairies"- Application for Visiting Scholar position in Eastern U.S. Archaeology, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists, 1986-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Nebraska State Historical Society Meeting, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Personal Correspondence, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Nomination for the Plains Anthropological Society Board of Directors, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award for Patricia J. O'Brien, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Nomination for Sigma Xi Outstanding Scientist for Patricia J. O'Brien, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Farewell Poem for CCRG, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Archaeological Association of South Central Kansas, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Certificates of Appreciation, 2001-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Kansas Humanities Council, speakers agreement, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 113: University of Alabama Press: Royalty Statement, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Term Appointment at Kansas State University, 2008Add to your cart.
Sub-Series f: Membership record for professional organizationsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Sigma Xi Kansas State University Chapter Membership, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Term Appointment for KSU Spring Semester 2001, 2001Add to your cart.
Sub-Series g: Teaching RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 117: Chapter 1: The Nature of AnthropologyAdd to your cart.

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