Guide to the Valerie Fennell papers, 1969-2007
NAA.2013-08

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-08
Creators:
Fennell, Valerie I.
Dates:
1969-2007
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
80 sound cassettes
3.75 linear feet
3 boxes
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
Valerie Fennell is an anthropologist whose work focused primarily on age and gender relations among elder communities. She has worked for Georgia State University since 1974 as a professor of anthropology and a faculty ombudsperson. The papers of Valerie Fennell chiefly document her research in Southport, North Carolina among elder communities, as well as fieldwork in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers consist of dissertation drafts, notes, and comments; field notes; interview sound recordings; photographs; and research proposals.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The papers of Valerie Fennell chiefly document her research in Southport, North Carolina among elder communities at Curlew Point, as well as fieldwork in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers consist of dissertation drafts, notes, and comments; field notes; interview sound recordings; photographs; and research proposals. Papers are arranged at the collection level as organized by the creator.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Valerie Fennell is an anthropologist whose work focused primarily on age and gender relations among elder communities. She has worked for Georgia State University since 1974 as a professor of anthropology and a faculty ombudsperson. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with John Honigmann serving as her advisor. Her fieldwork was conducted in North Carolina and Georgia, chiefly among elder and ethnic communities.
Sources Consulted:
Fennell, Valerie. Curriculum Vitae, circa 2005.

Administration
Processing Information note
Process and encoded by Adam Fielding, 2014
Author
Finding aid prepared by Adam Fielding
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Valerie Fennell in 2013.

Selected Bibliography
Selected Bibliography
1974.
Hierarchical Aspects of Age Relations in Curlew Point.
Ph.D dissertation. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1977. International Atlanta and Ethnic Group Relations. Urban Anthropology 6(4):345-354.
1981. Friendship and Kinship in Older Women's Organizations: Curlew Point, 1973.
In
Dimensions of an Anthropology of Aging. Christine L. Fry, ed. New York: Praeger Publishers, Inc.
1989. Musings on Ethnocentric Sexism in Traditional Ethnography.
In
Women in the South, Proceedings of the Southern Anthropological Society. Holly Mathews, ed. Athens: University of Georgia Press.
1994. Meanings of Aging in a Southern Town.
In
Many Mirrors. Nicole Saulte, ed. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
1995. Women in Congregations.
In
Religion in the Contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity, Southern Anthropological Proceedings, No. 28. O. Kendall White, Jr. and Daryl white, eds. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The Valerie Fennell papers is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Valerie Fennell papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Instutition

Related Archival Materials note
Valerie Fennell papers, Georgia State University

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Field notes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Southport (N.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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