Joseph B. Casagrande Papers, 1938-82
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Brief Description: Papers of Joseph Bartholomew Casagrande (1915-82), professor of anthropology (1960-82), department head (1960-67), and director of the Center for International Comparative Studies (1968- ) and Campus Research Services Office (1979- ), including correspondence, manuscripts, microfilmed and photocopied documents, publications, field notes and diaries, photographs, maps, course materials, tapes and transcriptions, relating to conferences; professional associations; Graduate College; the Department of Anthropology; Social Science Research Council; National Science Foundation site visits; the teaching, research methodology and history of anthropology; language, and linguistics; research among the Highland Indians of Ecuador, at the Archivo Nacional de los Indias at Seville and among the Chippewa and Comanche Indians and psycholinguisitcs.
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University of Illinois Archives
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Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 15/2/22
Created by: Casagrande, Joseph Bartholomew (1915-1982)
Volume: 44.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/16/1982, 9/12/2014
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronologically.
Biographical Note for Casagrande, Joseph Bartholomew (1915-1982) :

Joseph Bartholomew Casagrande (1915-82) was professor of anthropology (1960-82); head of the Anthropology Department (1960-67); director of the Center for International Comparative Studies (1968-82); associate director of the Office of International Programs and Studies (1975-82); and director of Campus Research Services (1979-82) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He was known for his administrative achievements and his scholarly research on the indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States and Ecuador.

Casagrande was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 14, 1915, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin in 1938 and a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 1951. He was instructor of anthropology at University of Rochester (1949-50); staff member at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (1950-60); and lecturer and adjunct associate professor of anthropology at American University (1953-57) prior to joining the UIUC faculty in 1960. Casagrande was interested in sociocultural and linguistic approaches to anthropology, and his publications include "Comanche Linguistic Acculturation" (1954) and In the Company of Man (1960), a volume he edited and compiled. From 1962, Ecuador became his primary area of research and fieldwork, and he published "Strategies for Survival: The Indians of Highland Ecuador" in 1973. Casagrande also served as vice president and president of the American Ethnological Society (1962รข??64) and president of the American Anthropological Association (1973).


Thompson, Stephen I. "Obituary: Joseph Bartholomew Casagrande," in AnthroSource, December 1985, accessed April 16, 2020,

Wikipedia, s.v. "Joseph B. Casagrande," accessed April 16, 2020,

Subject Index
American Anthropological Association
Anthropology Department
Comparative Studies
Course Materials
Ecuador - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ecuador - Art and Literature
Ecuador - Education
Ecuador - History and Geography
Ecuador - Politics and Government
Ecuador - Religion and Sociology
Faculty Papers
Field Work
Human Relations Area Files
Indians of North America -- Music
International Congress of Americanists
International Programs
Music -- Mexico - Religion and Sociology
Music -- Peru - History and Geography
National Institute of Mental Health
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Ojibwa Indians
Social Science Research Council
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]