Preliminary guide to the Roy Rappaport conversations with Tom Fricke

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2011-39
Creators:
Rappaport, Roy A.
Dates:
1996-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
15 Cassettes
Repository:
Sound recordings and transcripts of conversations between Roy Rappaport and Tom Fricke made during the year before Rappaport's death in 1997.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains sound recordings and transcripts of conversations between Roy Rappaport and Tom Fricke made during the year before Rappaport's death in 1997. Included are 15 audiocassettes and associated written transcripts.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The recordings and transcripts are organized chronologically by date of recording.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roy A. Rappaport (1926-1997) was a cultural and ecological anthropologist whose work involved the study of ritual. He received his PhD from Columbia University and joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1965.
Tom Fricke (1954-) is a cultural anthropologist and faculty at the University of Michigan.
After Rappaport was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, Fricke spent many days at Rappaport's home and recorded the conversations that they had, often leading them with questions about Rappaport's life and anthropology.The recordings were later transcribed by Fricke's student, Brian A. Hoey.

Administration
Author
Gina Rappaport
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Tom Fricke in 2011.

Selected Bibliography
Selected Bibliography
Fricke, Tom and Hoey, Brian A. ""From Sweet Potatoes to God Almighty": Roy Rappaport on being a hedgehog." American Ethnologist 34 No.3 (2007).
Fricke, Tom and Hoey, Brian A. "Striving for Unity: A Conversation with Roy Rappaport." Michigan Discussions in Anthropology 16 (2006).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Roy Rappaport conversations with Tom Fricke, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fricke, Thomas E., 1954- (Thomas Earl) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rappaport, Roy A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/