Interview with Pam Puntenney, Art Campa, Carla Littlefield, Peter Van Arsdale, Deward Walker, April 4, 2003
Project: Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project
Interview SummaryA group of key members of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology are interviewed about their organization, which was founded in 1981 in Boulder, Colorado. They discuss milestones of the organization, from their first annual meeting to their first publication and the installation of their first achievement award. The group talks about their institutional connections with universities around the western United States, particularly the University of Colorado Boulder. They discuss the future of their group as well, such as how they have involved greater numbers of anthropology students in recent years. Some group members recall the creation and formalization of the High Plains Society in the late 1970s as a response to the need for an applied anthropology group in the western part of the United States. They discuss scholarly issues in anthropology, such as the difference between public anthropology and applied anthropology.
Peter Van Arsdale
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Interview KeywordAnthropologists Anthropology Professional organizations Society for Applied Anthropology Public anthropologists Applied anthropological work Anthropological organizations Anthropological societies Anthropology--Lexicon Practicing anthropology Society for Applied Anthropology--Affiliates Applied anthropologists Society publications Group retreats Broken Arrow Ranch (Colo.) Regional practitioners Anthropology--Nonprofit organizations Local practitioner organizations
Interview LC SubjectHigh Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Applied anthropology Anthropology Anthropologists Milestones Boulder County (Colo.) Society for Applied Anthropology National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (U.S.) 501(c)(3) Group (U.S.) Nonprofit organizations Educational anthropology Ethnopsychology Anthropology students Public anthropology Ghost Ranch (Abiquiu, N. M.)
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Puntenney, Pam Interview by John Van Willigen. 04 Apr. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Puntenney, P. (2003, April 04). Interview by J. V. Willigen. Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Puntenney, Pam, interview by John Van Willigen. April 04, 2003, Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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