Register of the
RUBEN REINA COLLECTION:
STUDENT PAPERS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
The collection consists of a series of research papers and research notes generated by students of Dr. Ruben Reina of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, between 1960 and 1988. The bulk of the papers were written for graduate courses in urban anthropology. Included are several masters' degree theses and doctoral dissertations for which Dr. Reina served as adviser, some of which began as research in his anthropology courses. Also present are several undergraduate research papers. The majority of the papers are community studies of groups in the Philadelphia area.
The collection was donated by Dr. Ruben Reina in 1990. Researchers wishing to quote from the papers will be responsible for obtaining permission from the researchers themselves.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The materials in this collection include both graduate and undergraduate papers, and vary considerably in detail and quantity of analysis.
Regardless of the level of the student conducting the research, these studies provide valuable documentation for both the groups and communities under study and the changes in anthropological analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. Most illuminating are the field notes, in which the researchers express opinions and feelings about what they heard and saw as they roamed the neighborhoods and interviewed individuals of all ages.
The papers are arranged alphabetically by ethnic group and chronologically within ethnic groups. Community or neighborhood studies and studies of religious and mixedethnic groups have been placed in chronological order at the end. In some cases only a proposal for a study is present; in others the proposal, the field notes, and the finished studies are all present. The bulk of the collection consists of the completed papers only.
The box list of the register of the Ruben Reina Collection: Student Papers in
Anthropology, is eleven pages long.