The Papers of Clark Mallam, 1960-1993 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Clark Mallam, 1960-1993Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: LCA/RG15/Mallam, C

Primary Creator: Mallam, R. Clark (1940-1986)

Extent: 9.9 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The material is arranged into ten series:

1) Biographical files (1963-1985)

2) Correspondence Files (1968-1986)

3) Effigy Mounds Research Files (1960-1974)

4) Professional Development Files (1969-1985)

5) Professional Service Files (1969-1985)

6) Research Files and Field Notes (1970-1977)

7) Teaching Files (1970-1984)

8) Writings by (1968-1984)

9) Non-textual Materials (1973-1985)

10) Writings about (1980-1993)

Abstract

This collection consists of professional and personal files (1960-1993) from the office of Dr. R. Clark Mallam, professor of anthropology at Luther College.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of biographical files, such as news clippings and awards; correspondence; Effigy Mounds research files documenting field work, scholarship, and lobbying; professional development files, such as conference and seminar notes; professional service notes regarding various boards and professional organizations and committees; other research files not regarding Effigy Mounds; teaching files, including class lectures, examinations, and schedules; compositions by Dr. Mallam; various non-textual materials, such as photographic negatives, slides, and maps; and writings about Dr. Mallam.  These materials range from 1960-1993.

Biographical Note

Received his PhD from the University of Kansas; taught at Luther College, 1969-1986; founder of the anthropology department at Luther; directed the archeological research center at Luther College; studied Native American mounds and culture in the Effigy Mounds area.

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

1940    Born, January 7 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Harold Mallam and Ruth Chapman Mallam.

1957    Received diploma from Wymore High School, Nebraska.

1959    Received Associate of Arts degree from Fairbury Junior College (Fairbury, Nebraska).

1959-1961    Served as a Field Infantry Medic for the U. S. Army, Alaskan Command.

1961    Married Judith Shore

1963    Received Bachelor of Science degree in History from University of Nebraska.

1963-1965    Taught history at Grand Island High School, Nebraska.

1964    Awarded the William Robertson Coe Fellowship in American Studies at University of Wyoming.

1966    Received Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Adams State College, Colorado

1966    Taught history and chaired department at Pershing College in Beatrice, Nebraska.

1967    Taught Social Studies at University of Nebraska.

1969    Joined Faculty of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa as Director of Archeological Research Center and Assistant Professor.

1972    Awarded Fellowship from University of Kansas Institute in Humanistic Computation.

1972    Earned Faculty Growth Award fro the American Lutheran Church (and again in 1982).

1973    Received Master of Philosophy from University of Kansas

1973    Named Director of Effigy Mounds Survey, Allamakee County, Iowa.

1975    Received Doctor of Philosophy from University of Kansas

1978    Awarded University House Fellowship from University of Iowa.

1979-1983    Named Danforth Associate by the Danforth Foundation.

1982    Awarded Scholar in Residence by Kansas Committee for the Humanities.

1986    Died, June 2, at home of a brain tumor.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 20 boxes

Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit https://www.luther.edu/copyright/

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Clark Mallam Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History:

Original finding aid written by Sarah Romine and Shan Thomas, 1995-1996. Formatted for Archon July 2012.

11/22/19: EC updated the preferred citation.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical files, 1963-1985],
[Series 2: Correspondence Files, 1968-1986],
[Series 3: Effigy Mounds Research Files, 1960-1974],
[Series 4: Professional Development Files, 1969-1985],
[Series 5: Professional Service Files, 1969-1985],
[Series 6: Research Files and Field Notes, 1970-1977],
[Series 7: Teaching Files, 1970-1984],
[Series 8: Writings by, 1968-1984],
[Series 9: Non-textual Materials, 1973-1985],
[Series 10: Writings about, 1980-1993],
[All]

Series 3: Effigy Mounds Research Files, 1960-1974Add to your cart.
The Effigy Mounds Research files in Series III are perhaps the most significant part of this collection.  Beginning in 1960 and ending in 1984, these files document the extensive field work, scholarship and lobbying done by Dr. Mallam to preserve these unique remnants of the Upper Mississippi River native Americans.  Mound builders became his area of expertise.  The files in this series show the growing awareness of the phenomena as well as his unique contributions to the field of archaeology.  The Series is arranged in two subseries: Research Files of data collections and correspondence regarding this data; and Dissertation Files containing data, maps, charts, correspondence and the final manuscript.
Sub-Series 1: Effigy Mounds ResearchAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Computer Analysis, 1973-9174Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Duane Anderson, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with National Park Service, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Clifford Richey, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript by George Horton, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Field Notes, 1973, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Field Notes, 1973, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Field Notes, 1973, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: General Mounds Files - Archaeoastronomy, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: General Mounds Files - Cahokia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: General Mounds Files - Eagle Vally Mounds, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General Mounds Files - Illinois Mounds, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General Mounds Files - Intrusive White Burials, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Field Notes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General Mounds Files - Nolker Mound, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Field Notes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 18: General Mounds Files - Minnesota, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: General Mounds Files - Smithsonian, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Field Notes, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 21: General Mound Files - Mississippi Rivier Mounds - Maps, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: General Mound Files - Various, 1960, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mound Site Files - Adams, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Mound Site - Ferguson, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Mound Site Files - Sny Magill, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Mound Site - Pike's Peak, 1978, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 27: National Monument Interpretive Program, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: National Monument Management Plan, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Press Clippings, 1974, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Proposal - Iowa State Preserves Advisory Board, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Proposal - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Smithsonian, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Film Proposal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Report - Effigy Survey, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "Souls of Effigy Mounds" - John Tandarich, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Report - The Fergus Tract Archaeological Project, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Report - The Ferguson Tract Archaeological Project, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Report - Cultural Resource Survey of the Ferguson Tract, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Report - Elwick Land Tracts and Sny Magill, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Sabbatical Research, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Survey, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Newspaper Articles, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Dissertation FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Unpublished University Papers, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Charts & Figures File, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Data File, 1974, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Defense Of Dissertation Notes, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Draft of Thesis, by hand, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Draft of Thesis, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Draft of Thesis, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Original Manuscript of Thesis, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Original Manuscript of Thesis, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Proposal for Dissertation, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Written Comprehensive Examination, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1937-1973Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical files, 1963-1985],
[Series 2: Correspondence Files, 1968-1986],
[Series 3: Effigy Mounds Research Files, 1960-1974],
[Series 4: Professional Development Files, 1969-1985],
[Series 5: Professional Service Files, 1969-1985],
[Series 6: Research Files and Field Notes, 1970-1977],
[Series 7: Teaching Files, 1970-1984],
[Series 8: Writings by, 1968-1984],
[Series 9: Non-textual Materials, 1973-1985],
[Series 10: Writings about, 1980-1993],
[All]