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Guide to the Dwight Conquergood (1949-2004) Papers 1974/2005

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Dwight Conquergood (1949-2004) Papers

Dates:

1974-2005

Dates:

1980-2002

Collector:

Conquergood, Lorne Dwight, 1949-2004

Size:

27.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

Conquergood received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 1977 and served as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at The State University of New York in Binghamton for a year before returning to Northwestern to teach in 1983. He remained at Northwestern until his death in 2004. His research focused on marginalized societies and refugee groups, as well as the implications, purpose and rituals of the death penalty in/on American society. The Dwight Conquergood Papers fill 25 boxes and span the years 1974-2005; the bulk of the papers date from 1980 to 2002. The papers consist mostly of materials from his administrative work and the courses he taught at Northwestern; notebooks and other resources from his field research; and copies of papers and articles he authored.

Biographical Information

Lorne Dwight Conquergood was born on October 19, 1949, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Daniel and Dorothea Conquergood. Conquergood received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 1977 and served as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at The State University of New York in Binghamton for a year before returning to Northwestern to teach in 1983. He remained at Northwestern until his death in 2004. His research focused on marginalized societies and refugee groups, as well as the implications, purpose and rituals of the death penalty in/on American society.

Conquergood spent much of his childhood in Terre Haute, Ind., and earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and English from Indiana State University in 1972. Two years later, Conquergood earned his Master's in Communication from the University of Utah. His thesis, titled “William Faulkner's Light in August as a Rhetorical Act,” approaches Faulkner's novel from a standpoint of language “as a socially involved communicative event” and seeks to “demonstrate the novel's dynamic engagement with its social matrix”.

Conquergood received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 1977 and served as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at The State University of New York in Binghamton for a year before returning to Northwestern to teach.

Conquergood served as a tenured professor in Northwestern's Department of Performance Studies from 1983 until his death. He was named department chair in 1993 and held this post for six years. He also served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Performance Studies and as the director of Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts from 1990 to 1995. He also advised more than 40 Ph.D. students in his time at Northwestern.

Conquergood was also a popular professor amongst his students. Northwestern's Associated Student Government named him to the annual Faculty Honor Roll 13 times, and he was named the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence by the school in 1997. Conquergood also won the award for Illinois Professor of the Year from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 1993.

In his research, Conquergood tended to focus on groups that had been marginalized in society. He began his field work with Hmong refugees at Camp Ban Vinai in Northern Thailand in 1981. Conquergood was especially interested in the performative aspects of Hmong culture. His conversations with Hmong healer Paja Thao led to Conquergood's widely circulated 1986 essay “I Am a Shaman: A Hmong Life Story with Ethnographic Commentary”. Conquergood also became involved with the International Rescue Committee in Thailand, using his knowledge of Hmong culture and folklore to help design a form of “health theater” to educate refugees about proper sanitation. Back in Chicago, he helped new Hmong immigrants find housing and employment, and he served as their advocate in court cases and other dealings. Conquergood also worked with Palestinian refugees at the Jabaliya camp on the Gaza Strip in the mid-1980s.

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Conquergood did extensive field research in the North Side Chicago neighborhood of Albany Park, where he lived for a while. His interactions with his Albany Park neighbors, a lower-class community mostly of recent immigrants, led to his published report “Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement”. His time in Albany Park also began an affiliation with the Latin Kings street gang. Conquergood studied the rituals and structure of gang life in Chicago, and he tried to present a more complex picture of these groups than the media portrayed. His 1990 documentary, "The Heart Broken in Half," was produced from his field work with Chicago gangs and won the Certificate of Merit at the Chicago International Film Festival and was shown on PBS. Conquergood also served as a friend and mentor for some of the gang members, and he testified on their behalf in court cases.

Later in life, Conquergood began researching the purpose, rituals and societal implications of the death penalty in America. His 2002 paper, “Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty,” was published in the Johns Hopkins Press Theatre Journal. It argued that the criminological function of capital punishment could not be assessed without the inclusion of its performance aspects as a “theater of death”.

Conquergood was diagnosed with colon cancer in the fall of 2002. He stopped teaching classes in December 2003 as he underwent treatment but continued to assist his Ph.D. students. He died on November 13, 2004 at Rush North Shore Hospice in Skokie, Ill.

Conquergood's colleagues paid tribute to him at the Performance Studies International Conference in 2005. Patrick Anderson, a former student, said his death was “a reminder that people who take the compassion and politics of teaching and research so seriously are few and far between; it is a reminder that our work extends so far beyond ourselves, whether we notice or like it or not; it is a reminder that we all still have a lot of work to do.”

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Dept. of Performance Studies--Faculty

Personal Name:

Conquergood, Lorne Dwight, 1949-2004

Topical Term:

Ethnology--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States

Gangs--Illinois--Chicago

Hmong (Asian people)

Hmong (Asian people)--Illinois--Chicago

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Dwight Conquergood Papers include materials donated by Patrick Johnson (Accession No. 06-77, June 23, 2006). Some biographical materials came from the University Archives' Biographical Files (Accession No. 03-135, August 26, 2003).

Processing Information

David Morrison; May 9, 2008.

Separated Materials

Approximately 20 linear feet of extraneous and duplicate material, including newspapers and magazines that had no connection with the papers, packing materials, and duplicates of Conquergood's class notes, papers and publications have been discarded. A T-shirt and a vest from his time with the Latin Kings have been separated and placed with the Archives' collection of artifacts.

Conditions Governing Access

Box 9, Folders 10-11 contain personnel matters from Conquergood's time as chair of the Department of Performance Studies and may only be used with the permission of the department's current chair. Student records are scattered across the materials found from Box 5, Folder 5 through Box 9, Folder 9 as well as in Boxes 10 and 11. Those boxes and folders may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.

Scope and Contents

The Dwight Conquergood Papers fill 25 boxes and span the years 1974-2005; the bulk of the papers date from 1980 to 2002. The papers consist mostly of materials from his administrative work and the courses he taught at Northwestern; notebooks and other resources from his field research; and copies of papers and articles he authored.

Biographical files contain clippings about Conquergood (Box 1, Folders 2-3) and personal correspondence (Box 1, Folders 5-6; Box 2, Folders 1-4). They also include copies of his curricula vitae from various points in his career (Box 2, Folder 5) and the guest book and schedule of speakers from his memorial service held at Northwestern in January 2005 (Box 3, Folder 3). Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The Northwestern University subseries includes class notes and student work from some of the courses Conquergood taught at Northwestern. It also includes university correspondence (Box 3, Folder 9; Box 4, Folders 1-3) and course and teacher evaluations (Box 4, Folders 4-5). The rest of the subseries is divided into three sections: the Department of Performance Studies, the Graduate School, and the School of Speech. The Department of Performance Studies section includes overviews of department's graduate (Box 10, Folder 5) and Ph.D. (Box 11, Folder 4) programs, as well as internal and external department reviews (Box 11, Folder 5). The Graduate School section includes materials from the 1999-2000 Curriculum Review Committee (Box 11, Folder 9) and the School of Speech section contains materials from the school's Task Force on Cultural Diversity (Box 11, Folders 14-15), both of which Conquergood served on. Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The research subseries contains materials from Conquergood's four main areas of ethnographic field work: Albany Park, the Gaza Strip, Hmong refugees, and Chicago street gangs. Each section contains correspondence between Conquergood and his subjects, as well as other academics interested in his research. The correspondence in the street gangs section contains letters from incarcerated members of the Latin Kings (Box 16, Folder 7). Each section also contains field notebooks Conquergood used to record his research and other information pertaining to these groups. The Hmong refugees section contains English-to-Hmong dictionaries (Box 13, Folder 5) and translations of Hmong proverbs (Box 13, Folder 1). The street gangs section contains depositions Conquergood delivered for trials (Box 16, Folders 8-9), a copy of the Latin Kings' Manifesto (Box 16, Folder 11) and scrapbooks of the Kings' tags (Box 17, Folder 3). Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The scholarship subseries contains information from conferences Conquergood spoke at or attended (Box 18, Folders 2-4; Box 19, Folder 1). The papers and publications sections contain copies of papers he presented at conferences and articles of his that were published in journals and anthologies. Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The photographs subseries contains pictures and slides from Conquergood's field research, including Hmong shamans (Box 24, Folder 6; Box 25, Folders 1-2), and slides from Camp Ban Vinai in Northern Thailand (Box 22, Folder 5). Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The oversize materials subseries contains a photo album from Camp Ban Vinai, a binder of materials from the Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago and a framed glossy photograph of Charlotte Lee.

The audio/visual materials subseries contains three audio cassettes and 25 video cassettes from Conquergood's field work, as well as four floppy disks from an internal review of the Department of Performance Studies.

INVENTORY

Biographical Files

Box 1

Folder 1

Activity Reports

1986-1988

Box 1

Folder 2

Clippings

1982-1991

Box 1

Folder 3

Clippings

1992-2004

Box 1

Folder 4

Certificates

1987-2002

Box 1

Folder 5

Correspondence

1974-1990

Box 1

Folder 6

Correspondence

1990-1992

Box 2

Folder 1

Correspondence

1993-1995

Box 2

Folder 2

Correspondence

1995-1997

Box 2

Folder 3

Correspondence

1997-2001

Box 2

Folder 4

Correspondence

2001-2003

Box 2

Folder 5

Curricula Vitae

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 1

Day Planners

1985-1991

Box 3

Folder 2

Day Planners

1999-2001

Box 3

Folder 3

Dwight Conquergood Memorial Service

2005

Box 3

Folder 4

“Remembering Dwight Conquergood” (Performance Studies International conference)

2005

Box 3

Folder 5

Statement of Teaching Goals

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 6

Wallace Bacon Funeral

2001

Northwestern University

Box 3

Folder 7

Anna Deavere Smith visit

1993-1994

Box 3

Folder 8

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts

1986-1996

Box 3

Folder 9

Correspondence

1986-1993

Box 4

Folder 1

Correspondence

1993-1994

Box 4

Folder 2

Correspondence

1995

Box 4

Folder 3

Correspondence

1996-2004

Box 4

Folder 4

Conquergood Course and Teacher Evaluations

1987-1994

Box 4

Folder 5

Conquergood Course and Teacher Evaluations

1995-2001

Box 5

Folder 1

Department Course and Teacher Evaluations

1993-2000

Box 5

Folder 2

Jerzy Grotowski visit

1995

Box 5

Folder 3

Performance Studies Syllabi

1981-2002

Box 5

Folder 4

“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (adapted and directed by Conquergood)

1982

Box 5

Folder 5

Student Performances

1994-2002

Box 5

Folder 6

Task Force on Cross-School Hiring

2000-2001

Box 5

Folder 7

A40- Theatre in Context, Course Syllabi

1987-1988

Box 5

Folder 8

B16- Performance and Culture, Class Lists and Grades

1993-2002

Box 5

Folder 9

B16- Performance and Culture, Class Notes

n.d.

Box 5

Folder 10

B16- Performance and Culture, Course Syllabi

1993-2002

Box 5

Folder 11

B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work

1993-2002

Box 6

Folder 1

B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work

2002

Box 6

Folder 2

B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work

2002

Box 6

Folder 3

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Class Lists and Grades

1993-1995

Box 6

Folder 4

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Class Notes

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 5

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Course Syllabi

1990-1999

Box 6

Folder 6

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work

1986-1997

Box 6

Folder 7

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work

1997-1999

Box 7

Folder 1

C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work

1999-2001

Box 7

Folder 2

C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Class Lists and Grades

1993-1996

Box 7

Folder 3

C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Class Notes

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 4

C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Course Syllabi

1993-2001

Box 7

Folder 5

C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Student Work

1981-2001

Box 7

Folder 6

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Class Lists and Grades

1993-1996

Box 7

Folder 7

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Class Notes

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 8

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Course Syllabi

1992-2002

Box 8

Folder 1

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work

1992-2001

Box 8

Folder 2

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work

2001-2002

Box 8

Folder 3

C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work

2002-2003

Box 9

Folder 1

C99- Independent Study, Student Work

1996-2001

Box 9

Folder 2

D14- Performance Ethnography and History, Student Work

1998

Box 9

Folder 3

D16- Seminar in Cultural Studies and Performance, Class Notes

n.d.

Box 9

Folder 4

D16- Seminar in Cultural Studies and Performance, Course Syllabi

1987-1993

Box 9

Folder 5

515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Class Lists and Grades

2003

Box 9

Folder 6

515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Course Syllabus

2000

Box 9

Folder 7

515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Student Work

2000-2003

Box 9

Folder 8

Urban Borderlands: Crisis and Creativity in the City (Alumni College)

1995

Box 9

Folder 9

Miscellaneous Class Lists and Grades

1993-1996

Department of Performance Studies

Box 9

Folder 10

Administrative Personnel Matters

1993-1995

Conditions governing access

Restricted.

Box 9

Folder 11

Administrative Personnel Matters

1995-1997

Conditions governing access

Restricted.

Box 10

Folder 1

Dissertation Correspondence

1989-2002

Box 10

Folder 2

Grant/Fellowship Applications

2001-2002

Box 10

Folder 3

Grant/Fellowship Applications

2001-2002

Box 10

Folder 4

Grant/Fellowship Applications

2001-2002

Box 10

Folder 5

Graduate Program Information

1993-2002

Box 11

Folder 1

Graduate Student Reviews

2002

Box 11

Folder 2

Graduate Student Travel Fund Requests

2001

Box 11

Folder 3

Ph.D. Candidates' Major Works Lists

1991-1994

Box 11

Folder 4

Ph.D. Program Information

1999-2002

Box 11

Folder 5

Program Reviews

1991-1996

Box 11

Folder 6

Report for University Scholarship/University Fellowship Committee

1996-1998

Graduate School

Box 11

Folder 7

Admissions Packets

1993-2002

Box 11

Folder 8

Curriculum Review Committee

1999-2000

Box 11

Folder 9

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

1994-2002

School of Speech

Box 11

Folder 10

Budget

1993

Box 11

Folder 11

Guidelines for Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure

1995-1998

Box 11

Folder 12

Meeting By-Laws

1998

Box 11

Folder 13

Meeting Minutes

2000-2001

Box 11

Folder 14

Task Force on Cultural Diversity

1989-1990

Box 11

Folder 15

Task Force on Cultural Diversity

1990-1991

Research

Albany Park

Box 12

Folder 1

Albany Park Community Center

1989

Box 12

Folder 2

Demographic Data

1988-1990

Box 12

Folder 3

Field Notes

1988-1989

Box 12

Folder 4

Notebook

1988

Box 12

Folder 5

Other Resources

1988

Box 12

Folder 6

Pictures

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 7

“Street Sense: Survival Strategies in a Multiracial Community”

1989

Gaza Strip

Box 12

Folder 8

Correspondence

1986-1989

Box 12

Folder 9

Notebooks

1986-1987

Box 12

Folder 10

Notebook

1987

Box 12

Folder 11

Postcards

n.d.

Hmong

Box 12

Folder 12

Correspondence

1985-1991

Box 13

Folder 1

Culture

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 2

Dab Qhuas (religion)

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 3

“I Am A Shaman”

1986

Box 13

Folder 4

International Rescue Committee

1985-1987

Box 13

Folder 5

Language

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 6

Lao New Year

1989

Box 13

Folder 7

Military History

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 8

Military History

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 1

Narratives

1984

Box 14

Folder 2

Notebooks

1981-1982

Box 14

Folder 3

Notebooks

1982-1984

Box 14

Folder 4

Notebooks

1984-1985

Box 15

Folder 1

Notebooks

1985-1988

Box 15

Folder 2

Notebooks

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 3

Other Resources

1977-1983

Box 15

Folder 4

Other Resources

1984-1985

Box 16

Folder 1

Other Resources

1986-1988

Box 16

Folder 2

Other Resources

1988-1991

Box 16

Folder 3

Project Proposals

1982-1983

Box 16

Folder 4

“When the Bamboo Whispers”

1989-1994

Street Gangs

Box 16

Folder 5

Artwork and Poetry

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 6

Bibliographies

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 7

Correspondence

1989-1995

Box 16

Folder 8

Court Cases

1990-1996

Box 16

Folder 9

Court Cases

1996-1998

Box 16

Folder 10

“The Heart Broken in Half”

1990-1995

Box 16

Folder 11

The King Manifesto

n.d.

Box 16

Folder 12

Notes

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 1

Other Resources

1991-1996

Box 17

Folder 2

Other Resources

1996

Box 17

Folder 3

Scrapbooks

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 4

Other Notebooks

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 1

Other Notebooks

n.d.

Scholarship

Box 18

Folder 2

Conferences/Presentations

1981-1991

Box 18

Folder 3

Conferences/Presentations

1991-1995

Box 18

Folder 4

Conferences/Presentations

1995-2001

Box 19

Folder 1

Conferences/Presentations

2001-2002

Papers

Box 19

Folder 2

“William Faulkner's "Light in August" as a Rhetorical Act,” Master's Thesis

1974

Box 19

Folder 3

“The Epideitic Contract in Old English Literature”

1977

Box 19

Folder 4

“The Rhetorical Significance of Cynewulf's "Juliana"

1977

Box 19

Folder 5

“Christian Eloquence in the Old English "Elene"

1978

Box 19

Folder 6

“The Anglo-Saxon Boast: A Study in the Archaeology of a Speech Genre”

1978

Box 19

Folder 7

“Boasting in Old English Literature: A Structuralist Study”

1980

Box 19

Folder 8

“Folklore and Oral Traditions: Rhetoric in Everyday Life”

1980

Box 19

Folder 9

“Genre and Rhetorical Tradition in Wulfstan's "Sermo ad Anglos"

1981

Box 19

Folder 10

“Communication as Performance”

1981

Box 19

Folder 11

“America Held Hostage: The Iranian Crisis as Social Drama

1982

Box 19

Folder 12

“The Boasts in "Beowulf and Maldon": Texts, Contexts, and Functions

1982

Box 19

Folder 13

“Narrative, Epistemology, and Performance: Discussion and Demonstration”

1982

Box 19

Folder 14

“Ethnography and Performance: The Positionality of the Researcher”

1983

Box 19

Folder 15

“Rhetoric, Ritual, and Cultural Performance: Implications of Victor Turner's Dramaturgical Theory”

1983

Box 19

Folder 16

“Rhetoric and Ritual: Implications of Victor Turner's Dramaturgical Theory for Rhetorical Criticism”

1984

Box 19

Folder 17

“Performance and Dialogical Understanding: In Quest of the Other”

1984

Box 19

Folder 18

“Drama, Cosmology, and Culture in Organizations”

1984

Box 19

Folder 19

“'Is It Real' and 'Is It About Us' – Media as Inter-cultural Dialogue”

1985

Box 19

Folder 20

“Refugees, Culture, and Communication: The Hmong Camp of Ban Vinai”

1985

Box 19

Folder 21

“Culture, Communication, and Narrative Performance”

1986

Box 19

Folder 22

“Performance Paradigms and Cultural Studies: Conceptual Boundaries and Research Agendas”

1987

Box 19

Folder 23

“Victor Turner: Experience, Performance, and Vulnerability”

1989

Box 19

Folder 24

“Gangs, Street Style, and the Invention of Culture in a Multi-Ethnic High School in Chicago

1989

Box 19

Folder 25

“Performance and the Invention of Culture: The Rhetoric of Lao New Year Celebrations”

1989

Box 19

Folder 26

“'A Sense of the Other': Interpreting Texts and Performing Others”

1991

Box 19

Folder 27

“On Reppin' and Rhetoric: Gang Representations”

1992

Box 20

Folder 1

“Street Sense as Cultural Communication”

1992

Box 20

Folder 2

“Homeboys and Hoods: Gang Communication and Cultural Space”

1993

Box 20

Folder 3

“Leaving Home,” NU New Student Orientation

1994

Box 20

Folder 4

“Urban Orientalism: Diversity, Civility, and Gangs”

1994

Box 20

Folder 5

“Beyond the Text: Toward a Performative Cultural Politics”

1994-1995

Box 20

Folder 6

Untitled Draft

1995

Box 20

Folder 7

“Interdisciplinary Interventions and Radical Research”

1999

Box 20

Folder 8

“"Light in August": Faulkner's Response to Racial Violence”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 9

“'Don't Stand on Ceremony': Performance, Crisis, and Cultural Struggle in "Happy Days"

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 10

“Hmong Proverbs: Texts and Ethnographic Commentary”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 11

“Diaspora Performance: The Rhetoric of the Lao Boun Pi Mai Festival in Chicago”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 12

“From Manuscript to Print: Interpretation Research in Speech Communication Association Journals”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 13

“Intercultural Solidarity on the Streets: Gangs and Diversity”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 14

“Images of Gangs in the Media”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 15

“Thinking Through Performance”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 16

“Performative Criminology and Theatres of Oppression”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 17

“Subjugated Knowledges and Performance”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 18

“Lehal Theatre: The Rituals of State Killing”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 19

“Communication in Action: Capital Punishment in America”

n.d.

Box 20

Folder 20

“Race, Space, and the Geopolitical Currency of Gang Formation

n.d.

Publications

Box 20

Folder 21

“The Soundness of Interpretation,” "Issues in Interpretation"

1980

Box 20

Folder 22

Book Reviews ("Narrative Discourse: A Study in Method" and "Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film"), "Literature in Performance"

1980

Box 20

Folder 23

“Boasting in Anglo-Saxon England: Performance and the Heroic Ethos,” "Literature in Performance"

1981

Box 20

Folder 24

Book Review ("Number Our Days: A Triumph of Continuity and Culture Among Jewish Old People in an Urban Ghetto"), "Quarterly Journal of Speech"

1981

Box 20

Folder 25

“Literature, Performance, and Oral Traditions,” "Communication"

1982

Box 20

Folder 26

“Communication as Performance: Dramaturgical Dimensions in Everyday Life,” "The Jensen Lectures: Contemporary Communication Studies"

1983

Box 20

Folder 27

“'A Sense of the Other': Interpretation and Ethnographic Research,” "Proceedings of Seminar/Conference on Oral Traditions"

1983

Box 20

Folder 28

“Vocal Communication as Performance: Contextual Issues in Orality and Literacy,” "Sprache und Sprechen"

1984

Box 20

Folder 29

“Performing as a Moral Act: Ethical Dimensions of the Ethnography of Performance,” "Literature in Performance"

1985

Box 20

Folder 30

“Oral Culture at Northwestern,” "Northwestern Alumni News"

1985

Box 20

Folder 31

“'Is It Real?' – Watching Television with Laotian Refugees,” "Directions"

1986

Box 20

Folder 32

“Between Experience and Meaning: Performance as a Paradigm Meaningful Action,” "Renewal and Revision: The Future of Interpretation"

1986

Box 20

Folder 33

“Performing Cultures: Ethnography, Epistemology, and Ethics,” "Miteinander sprechen und handeln"

1986

Box 20

Folder 34

“How Refugees Use Performance to Cope with Crisis,” "Dialogue"

1987

Box 20

Folder 35

“Between Experience and Expression: The Performed Myth,” "Festschrift for Isabel Crouch: Essays on the Theory, Practice, and Criticism of Performance"

1988

Box 20

Folder 36

“Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication, and Culture,” "The Drama Review"

1988

Box 20

Folder 37

“Poetics, Play, Process, and Power: The Performative Turn in Anthropology,” "Text and Performance Quarterly"

1989

Box 20

Folder 38

“Establishing the World: Hmong Shamans,” "CURA Reporter"

1989

Box 20

Folder 39

“Response to Wendt,” "Text and Performance Quarterly"

1990

Box 20

Folder 40

“Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics,” "Communication Monographs"

1991

Box 20

Folder 41

“Roosters, Blood, and Interpretations: Cultural Dominance and Resistance in the Courtroom,” "Culture and Communication"

1991

Box 21

Folder 1

“Ethnography, Rhetoric, and Performance,” "Quarterly Journal of Speech"

1992

Box 21

Folder 2

“Fabricating Culture: The Textile Art of Hmong Refugee Women,” "Performance, Culture, and Identity"

1992

Box 21

Folder 3

“Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement,” "Structuring Diversity: Ethnographic Perspectives on the New Immigration"

1992

Box 21

Folder 4

“Storied Worlds and the Work of Teaching,” "Communication Education"

1993

Box 21

Folder 5

“Embodied Performance: Between Anthropology and Performance,” "Antropologia Portuguesa"

1993

Box 21

Folder 6

“For the Nation! How Street Gangs Problematize Patriotism,” "After Postmodernism: Reconstructing Ideology Critique"

1994

Box 21

Folder 7

“Homeboys and Hoods: Gang Communication and Cultural Space,” "Group Communication in Context: Studies of Natural Groups"

1994

Box 21

Folder 8

“Of Caravans and Carnivals: Performance Studies in Motion,” "The Drama Review"

1995

Box 21

Folder 9

“Between Rigor and Relevance: Rethinking Applied Communication,” "Applied Communication in the 21st Century"

1995

Box 21

Folder 10

“The Power of Symbols,” "One City: Chicago Council on Urban Affairs"

1996

Box 21

Folder 11

“Street Literacy,” "Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy through the Communicative and Visual Arts"

1997

Box 21

Folder 12

“Rethinking Elocution: The Trope of the Talking Book and Other Figures of Speech,” "Text and Performance Quarterly"

2000

Box 21

Folder 13

“Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty,” "Theatre Journal"

2002

Box 21

Folder 14

“Performance Studies: Interventions and Radical Research,” "The Drama Review"

2002

Box 21

Folder 15

“Literacy and Oral Performance in Anglo-Saxon England: Conflict and Confluence of Traditions”

n.d.

Photographs

Box 21

Folder 16

Albany Park

1989

Box 21

Folder 17

Albany Park Slides

1988

Box 22

Folder 1

Baci Ceremony (Lao New Year)

1984-1995

Box 22

Folder 2

Baci Ceremony (Lao New Year)

1995

Box 22

Folder 3

Biographical

n.d.

Box 22

Folder 4

Biographical Slides

1990-1996

Box 22

Folder 5

Camp Ban Vinai Slides

n.d.

Box 23

Folder 1

Death Penalty Slides

2002

Box 23

Folder 2

Dwight Conquergood Head Shots

n.d.

Box 23

Folder 3

Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

1993

Box 23

Folder 4

Gaza Strip

1988

Box 23

Folder 5

Gaza Strip Slides

1988

Box 23

Folder 6

Graffiti

1991-1992

Box 23

Folder 7

Graffiti Slides

1988-1994

Box 23

Folder 8

Health Theatre

1987-1988

Box 24

Folder 1

“Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication, and Culture,” "The Drama Review"

1989

Box 24

Folder 2

Hmong Artwork and Artifacts

1992

Box 24

Folder 3

Hmong Artwork and Artifacts Slides

1989-1993

Box 24

Folder 4

Hmong Heifer Sacrifice

n.d.

Box 24

Folder 5

Hmong, Other

1984-1995

Box 24

Folder 6

Hmong Shaman

1987-1989

Box 25

Folder 1

Hmong Shaman

1990-1992

Box 25

Folder 2

Hmong Shaman Slides

1985-1994

Box 25

Folder 3

Operation Desert Storm Slides

n.d.

Oversize Materials

Audio/Visual Materials