Fonds MSS 329 - Joan de Peña fonds

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Joan de Peña fonds

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  • 1890-2009 (Production)
    de Peña, Joan

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Description matérielle

4.98m of textual records and other material

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Notice biographique

Dr. Joan Finkle de Peña was a longtime serving faculty member with the Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1923. She later attended the University of Nebraska (1945) and Columbia University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts (1948), respectively. In 1959 she attained a PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University, and she was subsequently employed at St. Louis University (Missouri) as a professor in anthropology and anatomy. During this period in St Louis she was a pioneer in extended education, hosting a local television program geared to adults wanting to further their education. In 1966 she moved to Winnipeg, where she was hired to help build and promote the newly established Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba. At the University of Manitoba, Dr. de Peña taught countless undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as mentoring many graduate students, who themselves would later become anthropologists. She also served 6 years as head of the department, retiring from teaching in 1987.

During her years as a graduate student, she conducted research in Puerto Rico, and later as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba, she continued her academic research work with her studies of the Inuit of the North. Dr. de Peña was internationally respected by her colleagues in the field of anthropology, often attending and contributing papers to national and international conferences. She held memberships in several Professional Societies including The American Anthropology Association, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, The New York Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi (honours) Scientific Research Society, to name a few. Dr. de Peña passed away on August 31, 2009. She had two children, Katia and Morgan.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Dr. Joan de Peña’s children, Katia and Morgan de Peña, in 2010.

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of Dr. Joan Finkle de Peña’s manuscripts, articles and lecture notes pertaining to her academic teaching career at St. Louis University, and the University of Manitoba. The fonds also consists of material pertaining to her research in Puerto Rico when she was a graduate student, as well as a her academic research work with her studies of the Inuit of the North, during her tenure as a faculty member with the Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba. In addition there are textual records pertaining to her involvement with various national and international professional associations, including the Sigma Xi Scientific Society. The collection also contains a total of 4624 photographs, 90 negatives, and 1,125 photo slides.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

Donation by Katia de Peña and Morgan de Peña in 2010.


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  • anglais

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Restrictions d'accès

A significant portion of the fonds is restricted due to privacy issues relating to the participants in the studies conducted by Dr. de Peña.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections for more information.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Photograph Collection

PC 299

Tape Collection

TC 158

Map Collection

MC 33

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Created 29 July 2011

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  • anglais

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