Peggy Barlett papers, 1976-2015

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barlett, Peggy F., 1947-
Title: Peggy Barlett papers, 1976-2015
Call Number:Series No. 292
Extent: 6 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of anthropologist and Emory faculty member Peggy Barlett consist of teaching and research files, college and university committee files, correspondence, and materials relating to sustainability in higher education.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Unprocessed collection. Collection is closed to research in accordance with Emory University Archives Access Policy for unprocessed materials.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift of Peggy Barlett, 2018


[after identification of item(s)], Peggy Barlett papers, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the collection level by Meaghan O'Riordan, February 2019.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Peggy Barlett is the Goodrich C. White Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia). Barlett earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa) in 1969 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University (New York, New York) in 1975. Barlett began her full-time teaching career at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesorta, and joined the Emory University staff in 1976. Her research interests include sustainable development, economic anthropology, agricultural systems, gender, and Latin America and the United States. Her fieldwork has emphasized agrarian systems, rural life, and culture change, and she has primarily visited areas in rural Georgia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Barlett works closely with Emory University's Office of Sustainability Initiatives as Faculty Liaison.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Peggy Barlett from 1976-2015, including teaching and research files, history of the department of Anthropology at Emory University, college and university committee files, correspondence and letters for students, and material document Barlett's professional activities outside of Emory. Also included are a history of sustainability efforts at Emory University, and materials relating to the Piedmont Project, a sustainable food initiative, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Box Folder Content
1 - Teaching and research files, 1976-2002 [RESTRICTED]
2 - Anthropology Department, Emory University subject files, 1978-2006 [RESTRICTED]
3 - College and university committee service files, 1981-1999 [RESTRICTED]
4 - Student correspondence, 1974-1996 [RESTRICTED]
5 - Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Stewardship, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, and related groups files, 1999-2015 [RESTRICTED]
6 - Piedmont Project, Sustainable Food Initiative, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) files, 2000-2013 [RESTRICTED]
6 - Ruth Benedict Collective, Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA), and Human Rights Delegation files [external to Emory service and professional activities], 1985-1998 [RESTRICTED]