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West Chester University Department of Anthropology and Sociology Collection

Identifier: 054
The collection is divided in three series: Correspondence, Departmental Materials, and Newsletters.

Series 1 Correspondence features letters between faculty members primarily, as well as to department staff and students.

Series 2 Departmental Materials includes budgetting information, miscellaneous committee documents and reports, projected goals and forms, and departmental meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

Series 3 Newsletters features several newsletters published by WCU's Department of Anthropology and Sociology.


  • 1968 - 1973

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Boxes (1 document box)

0.42 Linear Feet


The West Chester University Department of Anthropology and Sociology Collection contains materials related to the department's development, curriculum, and committees. This collection includes correspondence, documents and reports related to departmental committee work, meeting minutes and agendas, and newsletters. Materials range in date from the late 1960s to mid 1970s.

Biographical / Historical

West Chester University's Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers interdisciplinary social sciences courses that help students build skills and specialized knowledge related to material and non-material culture, communities, and behaviors. The department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees and minors in Anthropology and Sociology, as well as a Museum Studies minor.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology's mission is "to provide broad access to the skills and special knowledge inherent in our disciplines, to nurture an awareness of and appreciation for diversity, to promote a sense of civic responsibility, global awareness, and cultural competency in our students, and to support original and collaborative scholarship by faculty and students." (1)

In addition to coursework, students have opportunities through the department to participate in internships, field experiences, exhibitions, service learning, and studying abroad. The department also holds programming and cultural seminars in collaboration with WCU Institute for Race and Ethnic Studies and other university partners.

1. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, “Anthropology and Sociology,” WCU, Mar. 14, 2023. URL:


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic and chronological order.
West Chester University Department of Anthropology and Sociology Collection
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg; Allison Magerr
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository