The majority of this collection is in English, although there are audio/visual material in Portuguese. Materials are noted at the appropriate levels.
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Angela Gilliam was born in Boston, MA. She attended the University of California at Los Angeles from 1954 to 1958 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies. From 1958 to 1962 she attended the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City to receive her Master of Science in Ethnology and Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. from Union Graduate School in 1975. She was a faculty member in anthropology/social sciences at The Evergreen State College (TESC) from 1988 to 2004, where she received Emeritus status. Prior to TESC she was a tenured professor at State University of New York, College at Old Westbury from 1970 to 1990. She was a visiting lecturer at University of Papua New Guinea from July, 1978 to July 1980 and at the University of Coimbra, Portugal from January, 1976 to August 1976. From 1966 to 1970 she worked in various positions that utilized her bilingual skills. She spoke fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese and had reasonable fluency in French. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 1994 to 1995 lecturing and researching in Brazil. She is widely published in the field of anthropology. She belongs to professional and civic organizations including: American Anthropological Association, Association of Black Anthropologists, World Archeological Congress, American Ethnological Association, and Women for Mutual Security. While at TESC she participated in the following campus governance activities: International Disappearing Task Force, President's Advisory Council, and the Unsoeld Seminar Committee.
This collection consists of portfolios containing curricula vitae, evaluations, academic articles, presentations, conference materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, and audio/visual multimedia including wave and MP3 audio files and DVD and DVCam cassettes documenting professional activities of Angela Gilliam from 1980 to 2001. Some items are in Portuguese and noted at the appropriate level. Much of the collection documents her time as faculty at The Evergreen State College (TESC) although portions of the audio material precedes her career at TESC.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
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Preferred Citation :
In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From The Evergreen State College Archives". Citations of specific materials should include the accession number, provenance and series title, file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description).
This collection is divided into two series: Series I: Portfolios and Series II: Multimedia.
Series II: Multimedia is further subdivided into two subseries: Subseries I: Video Recordings and Subseries II: Audio Recordings.
Subseries II: Audio Recordings is further subdivided into seven sub-subseries: Sub-subseries I: Palestine trip; Sub-subseries II: Papua New Guinea trip; Sub-subseries III: Portuguese interviews; Sub-subseries IV: Black and Jews Conference at The Evergreen State College; Sub-Series V: The Evergreen State College Lectures; Sub-subseries VI: WBAI interviews; and Sub-subseries VII: Miscellaneous interviews.
Processing Note :
This collection was processed by W. Randolph Stilson.
This bibliography includes works not directly available in the collection.
Bond, G. C., & Gilliam, A. (1994). Social construction of the past: Representation as power. London: Routledge.
Gilliam, A. (2001). A Black feminist perspective on the sexual commofication of women in the new global culture. McClaurin, I. (Ed.), Black feminist anthropology: theory, politics, praxis, and poetic (pp.150-186). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Foerstel, L., & Gilliam, A. (1992). Confronting the Margaret Mead legacy: Scholarship, empire, and the South Pacific. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Gilliam, A. (1976). Language attitudes, ethnicity and class in São Paulo and Salvador da Bahia (Brazil). S.l.: Union Graduate School.
Related Materials :
In the Accession 1976-32 Program Histories the following collections have related materials: World Beat, Africa in the Imagination, and The International Political Economy of Drugs.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Portfolios, 1988-2001
0.625 cubic feet
This series consists of portfolios containing curricula vitae, faculty member's own evaluations, students evaluations of faculty, peer evaluations, academic articles, presentations, conference materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memoranda documenting professional activities of Angela Gilliam from 1988 to 2001. These portfolios were maintained to document her career and activities for The Evergreen State College for five year reviews.
This folder consists of curriculum vitae, vitae updates, faculty member's own evaluation, dean's evaluations, student evaluations of faculty, peer evaluations, correspondence, agendas, memoranda, fliers, newsletters, programs, conference materials, and newspaper clippings documenting professional activities, from 1988 to 1990. The evaluations document the program "Rags to Riches" from the academic year 1989 to 1990.
This folder includes student evaluations of faculty, faculty member's own evaluation, peer evaluations, memoranda, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting professional activities from 1988 to 1989. The evaluations document the program "Political Economy and Social Change" from the academic year 1988 to 1999.
Portfolio Volume 1
This folder consists of faculty member's own self evaluations, correspondence, curriculum vitae, student evaluations of faculty, memoranda, peer evaluations, fliers, and programs documenting professional activities from 1990 to 1992. Evaluations relating to the programs "Samba, Salsa, and Soul," "The International Political Economy of Drugs,' and "Africa in the Imagination" are included in this folder.
Portfolio Volume 2
This folder consists of papers written by Angela Gilliam that were presented at various professional events from 1991 to 1992. Papers included: "Toward a New Direction in the Media 'War' Against Drugs," "The Cultural Context of Martin Bernal's 'Black Athena'," "Africa in the Imagination: Teaching Americans about Africa," "Conflicts and Common Ground: Witnessing Black - Jewish Relations in the Reagan - Bush Era," and "Symbolic Subordination and the Representation of Power in 'Margaret Mead and Samoa'."
This folder consists of student evaluations of faculty for the programs "The International Political Economy of Drugs," "World Beat," and "Africa in the Imagination" over the 1990 to 1991 academic school year.
This folder consists of class evaluations, a curriculum vitae, correspondence, and student evaluations of faculty documenting professional activities from 1991to 1993. The evaluations document the programs "1492-1992 Image, Discourse: Decolonization of the Americas" and "The Televised Mind."
This folder consists of academic papers, correspondence, fliers, peer evaluations, curriculum vitae, student evaluations of faculty, proposals, Fulbright application, acceptance letter, and other related Fulbright material documenting professional activities from 1993 to 1996. The evaluations document the programs "Banned in Boston" in spring 1994, "Global Webs and the Reimagined Americas" in winter 1996, and "Brazil: Language, Culture and Self" in fall 1994. The papers included in this folder are "An Odyssey of Race, Gender, and Class: Two Generations and Three Decades of Negotiating Mulata Subjectivity in Brazil," " Symbolic Subordination and the Representation of Power in Margaret Mead and Samoa," "The Status of Affirmative Action Today," and "Labor, 'Love' and Lust: Black Women in the Borderlands of the Struggle for Place in Brazil."
Portfolio 1995-2000 Volume 1 Folder 1 of 2
This folder consists of peer evaluations, 5 year review certificate, curriculum vitae, faculty member's own evaluation, correspondence, memoranda, syllabi, presentation paper "The Status of Affirmative Action Today," and discussant's paper "Science and the Protection of White Public Space: Paradigmatic Practices, Human Rights and the Violence Initiative documenting professional activities from 1996 to 2001. The evaluations document the following programs: "Interrogations: Whiteness, Maleness and the Morality of Wealth" fall 1999, "Hidden Histories" from fall 1996- winter 1997 "Global Webs" 1995-1996 academic year, and "Orientalism and Afrocentricity: En-Countering the Master Narrative Spring "1997.
Portfolio 1995-2000 Volume 1 Folder 2 of 2
This folder consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, fliers, memoranda, academic articles, and "Projeto Rockefeller, Universidade de Campinas" summary of activities documenting professional activities from 1996 to 1999. The academic articles in the folder include: "The Brazilian Mulata: Images in the Global Economy," "Odyssey: Negotiating the Subjectivity of Mulata Identity in Brazil," "Onik'a's Ark."
Portfolio 1995-2000 Volume 2
This folder consists of student evaluations of faculty documenting the following programs: "Global Webs and the Re-Imagined Americas" academic year 1995-1996, "Hidden Histories" fall 1996, "Orientalism and Afrocentricity: En-countering the Master Narrative" spring 1997, and "Political Economy of Inequality" fall 1997.
Portfolio 1995-2000 Volume 3
This folder consists of student evaluations of faculty documenting the programs: "Black Feminist Thought" spring 1998, "Interrogations, Whiteness, Maleness and the Morality of Wealth" fall 1999, and "Black and Green 2000" spring 2000.
Fulbright Scholar Brazil
This folder consists of correspondence documenting the process of Angela Gilliam's becoming a Fulbright Scholar in 1994.
This series consists of wave files, MP3 file, DVD's and DVcam cassettes documenting the professional activities of Angela Gilliam in audio and video format from 1980 to 2004. The audio/video multimedia documents interviews, trips abroad, programs, panels, and lectures.
Subseries I: Video Recordings
This subseries consists of DVD's and DVCam cassettes of speakers, interviews, programs, conferences, lectures and oral histories documenting professional activities of Angela Gilliam from 1987 to 2003. Video material in Portuguese is noted at the item level.
Oral History of Angela Gilliam Interviewed by Joyce Prestwidge
alternate format: 3 dvcam cassettes
1987 March 31
Testimony before the Congressional Black Caucus: Palestinian/Israeli Conflict Hearing
alternate format: 2 dvcam cassettes
1988 April 29
Black Athena Lecture: Inaugural Lecture at The Evergreen State College
alternate format: 3 dvcam cassettes
1988 September 14
Interview with Dr. Angela Gilliam, Produced by: K.J. Prestwidge
alternate format: 1 dvcam cassette
1990 October 16
International Political Economy of Drugs
alternate format: 1 dvcam cassette
Rodney King Verdict Protest: Onik'a Gilliam Spokesperson for TESC Students at State Capital, Olymia, "Olympia Protest" on KSTW News
1 dvcam cassette
1992 April 30
1. Presentation at International Women's Day: 2. Guest on "Focus on Women": 3. Black in Film & T.V. Panel Discussion 2nd annual Seattle Black Film Festival
1. Seattle Friends w/Cuba: Pastors for Peace Event: 2. Cuban Scholars at Angela Gilliam's Maria Del Carmen: 3. Fernando Rameris de Estenoz on Cuba to Tacoma
TV Cultura, Opiniao Nacional--Angela Gilliam w/Darchy Ribeiro in Brasilia
1 dvcam cassette
1995 November 23
Sex Trade Industry in Asia: Panel Discussion
alternate format: 2 dvcam cassettes
1996 May 21
Black Feminist Thought
Global Women's Issues: The Problen with Patronage: The Issues Reflected in Australia, Spain, Brazil, & South Africa
Dean/Kucinich Panel Discussion: First Congressional Church of Bellvue, WA
alternate format: 1dvcam cassette
2003 September 22
Women of the Pacific
alternate format: 4 dvcam cassettes
Brazilian Interview with Angela Gilliam
2 dvcam cassettes
Angela Gilliam @ Seattle Central Community College (on the Drug Trade)
1 dvcam cassette
Subseries II: Audio Recordings
This sub series consists of wave and MP3 audio files of interviews, lectures, panels and programs documenting professional activities of Angela Gilliam from 1980 to 1993. Audio material in Portuguese is noted at the sub-subseries level. The audio recordings were copied by the archives and the originals were returned to Angela Gilliam.
Sub-subseries I: Palestine trip
This sub-subseries consists of MP3 and wave audio files documenting interviews, the Palestine Women's lecture and Angela Gilliam's trip to Palestine in general in 1988.
Dr. Jadalah 01 and 02
Gaza visit (part 1 and 2)
Explanation report on Palestine trip
Israel Shahak 01 and 02
1988 February 25
Palestine Women's lecture 01 and 02
1988 February 23
Sub-subseries II: Papua New Guinea trip
This sub-subseries consists of wave and MP3 audio files documenting interviews from Angela Gilliam's trip to Papua New Guinea in 1986.
Sub-subseries III: Portuguese interviews
This sub-subseries consists of wave and MP3 audio files documenting interviews in portuguese from 1993 to 1994.
Abdias do Nascimento
1992 June 26
Matide Ribeiro Sao Paulo
1994 October 29
Romona #1 and #2 and side 2
1987 March 9, 1987 March 10
Zualdo & Helena Teodoro at home inrio de Janeiro
1993 August 20
Sao Paulo (Brazil interview side 2)
Jaguar @ Rio de Janeiro
Sub-subseries IV: Black and Jews Conference at The Evergreen State College
This sub-subseries consists of wave audio files documenting the Black and Jews Conference at The Evergreen State College in 1993.
Blacks and Jews conference 01
Blacks and Jews conference 02-Leon Bass
Blacks and Jews conference 03-Karen Sachs
Blacks and Jews conference 04-Gilliam giving Gerald Hors paper, Glazier, Bond
Blacks and Jews conference 05-George Bond, Lily Goldman, Martin Bernal
Blacks and Jews conference 06-discussion
Sub-subseries V: The Evergreen State College Lectures
This sub-subseries consists of wave and MP3 audio files documenting program lectures at The Evergreen State College.
Week 8 Program lecture 01
Week 8 Program lecture 02
On Cleaver lecture 01
On Cleaver lecture 02
Sub-subseries VI: WBAI interviews
This sub-series consists of wave and MP3 audio files documenting interviews from WBAI, a free speech radio station (Pacifica radio 99.5 FM in New York City, including many from "Every Woman's Space" a radio program hosted by Angela Gilliam. The date range for these audio files is 1980 to 1993.