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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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Collection Overview

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 Series 3, Professional Service Records, consists of subseries a: published book reviews; subseries b: unpublished reivews of grants, proposals, manuscripts, articles, nominations; subseries c: Graduate Committee correspondence and notes; subseries d: recommendation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 4: PersonalAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series a: VitaAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Vita of Donna C. Roper, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Vita of Donna C. Roper, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Curriculum Vita of Donna C. Roper, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Vita and letter of intent draft, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Vita and References for archaeology assistant professor, 1991Add to your cart.
Sub-Series b: Awards and Nominations for AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NAPA William Duncan Strong Memorial Award, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Nomination of Dr. Donna C. Roper for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award of the Plains Anthropological Society, 2015Add to your cart.
Sub-Series c: Business RecordsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Commonwealth Business Invoices, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Business Partnership Agreement, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Jackson, Michigan, 1988-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Commonwealth Cultural Resources Annual Report, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: CCRG Call for Applicants for Full-Time ArchaeologistAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series d: Personal CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Questions and Answers for Donna Roper, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Personal correspondence, 1976, 1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series e: Personal InterestAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Donna's Dog "Bonnie", 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Pathfinder, 2012Add to your cart.
Sub-Series f: DiplomasAdd to your cart.
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Folder 17: Oneonta High School, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hartwick College, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Indiana University Master of Arts Diploma, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 20: University of Missouri Doctor of Philosophy Diploma, 1975Add to your cart.

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