Cornell Rankhandi Project Records,1953-1984.

Collection Number: 14-25-2787

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell Rankhandi project records, 1953-1984.
Collection Number:
14-25-2787
Creator:
Cornell University. Dept. of Anthropology.
Quantity:
48.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs, motion picture film, audiotapes, maps, subject files, index cards, field notes
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Field notes, subject files, cross index cards, surveys, photographs, movie films, audiotapes, maps, census data, and other documentary and research material of the Cornell Rankhandi Project. The project used the control Muslim village of Jhabiran in its study, and embraced the disciplines of anthropology, religion, sociology, political science, economics, linguistics, child psychology, history, and social psychology. Team members include Michael Mahar, Pauline Kolenda, Allan Atwell, John Gompers, John T. Hitchcock (Project Director), Robert T. Smith, Morris E. Opler, and Pat Hitchcock.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Cornell Rankhandi Project was a sociological and anthropological study of the North India village of Rankhandi (Khalapur) undertaken in conjunction with Lucknow University of India, with the additional participation of the Ford Foundation.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Field notes, subject files, cross index cards, surveys, photographs, movie films, audiotapes, maps, census data, and other documentary and research material of the Cornell Rankhandi Project. The project used the control Muslim village of Jhabiran in its study, and embraced the disciplines of anthropology, religion, sociology, political science, economics, linguistics, child psychology, history, and social psychology. Team members include Michael Mahar, Pauline Kolenda, Allan Atwell, John Gompers, John T. Hitchcock (Project Director), Robert T. Smith, Morris E. Opler, and Pat Hitchcock.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Atwell, Allan.
Gompers, John.
Hitchcock, John T.
Hitchcock, Pat.
Kolenda, Pauline.
Mahar, J. Michael
Opler, Morris E., 1907-
Smith, R. T.(Robert T.)
Ford Foundation.
Lucknow University.

Subjects:
Anthropology--India.
Sociology--India.
Political science--India.
Economics--India.

Places:
Rankhandi (India).
Khalapur (India).
Jhabiran (India).
India--Language.
India--Religion.
India--Economic conditions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Audio tapes.
Motion pictures.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cornell Rankhandi project records, #14-25-2787. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Movie film
(16mm) by Pat Hitchcock. Includes outtakes. Village of Rankhandi (also known as Khaalaapur). Morris E. Opler, from the Ford Foundation. North Indian village prior to development. US/India Joint University Venture (Lucknow and Cornell)1953-56. Disciplines of study include anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, linguistics (John Gompers), child psychology, history, social psychology. John T. Hitchcock, Project Director. Robert J. Smith.
Series II. Photographic
Includes colored slides, black and white negatives in isinglass slips, 3x5 drawers. Years of study: 1954, 1984 (1968, 1978, 1984 - Smithsonian)
Series III. Field notes
HRAF format, typed cross index cards.
Series IV. Black and white prints
HRAF code, indexed with key
Series V. Allan Atwell files
Contemporary art of India.
Series VI. Maps
Regulation government maps, specialized maps (eg. every house, tree, well in a village, population 5000)
Series VII. Phonodiscs
Language records, 78 rpm, archaic vocabulary, Basis of Gompers' introductory Hindi
Series VIII. Surveys
Crop production and other surveys
Series IX. Jhabiran files
Control village (Muslim) most others are Hindi. HRAF coded, includes photographs.
Series X. Census material
Most comprehensive village study ever. All documented, statistics of health.
Series XI.Audiotapes
Village dialect, village music

CONTAINER LIST

Three audio cassettes of music labeled Reels 12-16, Reels 17-20, and Reels 21-24 from Box 34 have been digitized.
Container
Description
Box 1-8
Jhabiran
Photographs (mounted)
Box 9
Jhabiran photos & Ref. Info. 13, 23-58a
Box 10
Photos 34-36, 40-41, 53c, 54, 57-58
Box 11
Photos 66b-67, 7576, 78-79a
Box 12
Photos 58-59, 65-65b, 65g, 66-66b, 75,79-79b, 85, 87-88b
Box 13
Photos 44, 48 51-53b, 58e
Box 14
Photos 65f-65k, 66a
Box 15
Photos 59, 62, 65-65e, 88c, 89
Box 16
Photos 79b, 85, 87, 88-88b
Box 17
Photos 10, 13-13c, 22-24b
Box 18
Photos 25-34
Box 19
Photos 88c-89
Box 20
Photos 12,25-30
Box 21
Photos 1-9, 14-42
Box 22-32
Index Cards
Box 33-35
Movie Films
Box 36
Audio Tapes
Box 37-42
Slides
Box 43-44
Miscellaneous Files, Photographs, slides
Box 45-48
Maps
Box 49
Additional Census Records
Additional field notes and slides
Box 50 Folder 1
Ideas 1955
Box 50 Folder 2
Slides: Baba (neg. f/slide set c) and two unidentified
Box 50 Folder 3
Riter: b/w negs 1954
Box 50 Folder 4
Minturn 1976
Box 50 Folder 5
Amaawas 1955
Box 50 Folder 6
Notes 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 7
Notes re: other 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 8
Gourdhan 1954-1956
Box 50 Folder 9
Bhaiya Dooj 1955
Box 50 Folder 10
Besant Panchmii 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 11
Davali 1954-1955
Box 50 Folder 12
Hoi - Data 1955
Box 50 Folder 13
Solono 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 14
Calendrical interpretation 1955
Box 50 Folder 15
Holi 1954-1956
Box 50 Folder 16
Ritual designs 1955
Box 50 Folder 17
Naumii 1955
Box 50 Folder 18
Cal. Rite - Misc. - seen by Bruce 1955 1962
Box 50 Folder 19
Cal. Rites f/S.T. 1955
Box 50 Folder 20
Karva Chauth 1954-1955 1979-1980
Box 50 Folder 21
Karvaa Chuth 1955
Box 50 Folder 22
Paintaa 1955
Box 50 Folder 23
Sat Naraayan Purnima Bhats Eclipse 1955
Box 50 Folder 24
Shiv Chaudas
Box 50 Folder 25
Shiuratrii
Box 50 Folder 26
Sakat Puja 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 27
Athanaumii & fasts 1955
Box 50 Folder 28
Aamal Eekaadashii 1956
Box 50 Folder 29
Kanagats 1955
Box 50 Folder 30
Ritual paintings in R. Int. guides 1956
Box 50 Folder 31
Giaas 1954-1956
Box 50 Folder 32
Misc. - Int. Guides, etc. 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 33
Solono 1955
Box 50 Folder 34
Worshipping at Mela 1955
Box 50 Folder 35
Sugar Cane Planting Wall Design 1955
Box 50 Folder 36
Teej Sauan 1955
Box 50 Folder 37
AsaaRh 1955
Box 50 Folder 38
Sauan 1955
Box 50 Folder 39
Puran Maashii 1955
Box 50 Folder 40
Deshera in Jaith 1955
Box 50 Folder 41
Janamaastamii 1955
Box 50 Folder 42
Misc. Cal. Rites 1954-1956
Box 50 Folder 43
Phulanin Dooj 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 44
Chaudas of Asooj 1955
Box 50 Folder 45
Org. Cere. - RMM - 1 of 3 folder 1955-1956
Box 50 Folder 46
Hoi to Sanghi, prints p/ Greg 195-
Box 50 Folder 47
Sanghi Gouardhan 195-
Box 51 Folder 1
01 Unclassified 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 2
02 Daily Log 1953-1954
Box 51 Folder 3
10 Orientation 1955
Box 51 Folder 4
102 Maps 1955
Box 51 Folder 5
11 Bibliography 1954-1955
Box 51 Folder 6
12 Methodology 1954-1955
Box 51 Folder 7
13 Geography 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 8
15 Behavior Processes and Personality 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 9
16 Demography 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 10
17 Historical and Cultural Change 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 11
18 Total Culture 1953-1955
Box 51 Folder 12
19 Language 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 13
20 Communication 1955
Box 51 Folder 14
21 Records 1955
Box 51 Folder 15
22 Food Quest 1955
Box 51 Folder 16
23 Animal Husbandry 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 17
24 Agriculture 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 18
24A Agriculture Interview, Answers to IG-32-I: Harvest 1956
Box 51 Folder 19-20
24B Agriculture Land Records (S. N. Singh) 1956
Box 51 Folder 21-22
24C Agriculture Land Use Tables and Figures 195-
Box 51 Folder 23
25 Food Processing 1954-1955
Box 51 Folder 24
26 Food Consumption 1954-1955
Box 51 Folder 25
27 Drink, Drugs, and Indulgence 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 26
28 Leather, Textiles, and Fabrics 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 27
29 Clothing 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 28
30 Adornment 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 29
31 Exploitative Activities 1955
Box 51 Folder 30
32 Processing of Basic Materials 1953-1955
Box 51 Folder 31
33 Building and Construction 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 32
34 Structures 1954-2956
Box 51 Folder 33
35 Equipment and Maintenance of Buildings 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 34
36 Settlements 1955
Box 51 Folder 35
37 Energy and Power 1955
Box 51 Folder 36
40 Machines 1954
Box 51 Folder 37
41 Tools and Appliances 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 38
42 Property 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 39
43 Exchange 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 40
44 Marketing 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 41
45 Finance 1956
Box 51 Folder 42
46 Labor (1-139) 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 43
46 Labor(140-267) 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 44
47 Business and Industrial Organization 19
Box 51 Folder 45
48 Travel and Transportation 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 46
49 Land Transport 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 47
51 living Standards and Routines 1954-1955
Box 51 Folder 48
52 Recreation 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 49
53 Fine Arts (53-41) 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 50
537 Mundiaa Chamaar Songs (MM) 1955-1956
Box 51 Folder 51
54 Entertainment 1954-1956
Box 51 Folder 52
55 Individuation and Mobility 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 1
56 Social Stratification 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 2
56 Social Stratification (89-303) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 3
56 Social Stratification 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 4-5
57 Interpersonal Relations 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 6
58 Marriage (1-190) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 7
58 Marriages: Three Chamar Marriages (Mike Mahar) 1955-1956
Box 52 Folder 8
58 Marriage (191-388) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 9
59 Family 1953-1956
Box 52 Folder 10-13
613.1 Khandan Study (MM) 1955-1956
Box 52 Folder 14
60 Kinship 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 15
61 Kin Groups 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 16
62 Community 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 17
65 Government Activities (1-99) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 18
65 Government Activities (100-199) 1955-1956
Box 52 Folder 19
65 Government Activities (200-299) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 20
65 Government Activities (300-388) 1954-1956
Box 52 Folder 21
65 Government Activities (389) 1955-1956
Box 52 Folder 22
65 Government Activities (390-411) 1954-1955
Box 53 Folder 1
65 Government Activities (412-489) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 2
65 Government Activities (490-503) 1953-1956
Box 53 Folder 3
65 Government Activities (504-533) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 4
65 Government Activities (534-543) 1953-1955
Box 53 Folder 5
65 Government Activities (544-556) 1951-1955
Box 53 Folder 6
66 Politicalk Behavior 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 7
67 Law 1953-1955
Box 53 Folder 8
68 Offenses and Sanctions 1955-1956
Box 53 Folder 9
69 Justice 1953-1955
Box 53 Folder 10
70 Armed Forces 1954-1955
Box 53 Folder 11
73 Social Problems 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 12
74 Health and Welfare 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 13
75 Sickness (1-145) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 14
75 Sickness (146-248) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 15
76 Death 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 16
77 Religious Beliefs (1-173) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 17
77 Religious Beliefs (174-391) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 18
78 Religious Practices 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 19
79 Ecclestical Organization (1-66) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 20
79 Ecclestical Organization (67-126) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 21
79 Ecclestical Organization (167-213) 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 22
80 Numbers and Measures 1954-1955
Box 53 Folder 23
81 Exact Knowledge 1955
Box 53 Folder 24
82 Ideas About Nature and Man 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 25
83 Sex 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 26
84 Reproduction 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 27
85 Infancy and Childhood 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 28
86 Socialization 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 29
86A LM's Mother, Father and Child Interviews: Morbidity, Fasts 1954-1955
Box 53 Folder 30-33
86B LM's Observations of Child Behavior 1954-1957
Box 53 Folder 34
87 Education 1954-1956
Box 53 Folder 35
88 Adolescence, Adulthood, and Old Age 1954-1956
Box 54 Folder 1
Survey Schedules 1954-1956
Box 54 Folder 2
Keys to Rankhandi File Materials 1955, 1965
Box 54 Folder 3
Interviews, Schedules, etc. Rankhandi 1955
Box 54 Folder 4
Interview Guides 1955-1956
Box 54 Folder 5
Questionnaires 1955-1956
Box 54 Folder 6
Adalat Panchayat Interview Guides Rankhandi 1955
Box 54 Folder 7
Adult and Social Education Questionnaires (2) I Rankhandi 1955
Box 54 Folder 8
Agriculture Interview Guide 1956
Box 54 Folder 9
Artisans Survey Rankhandi 1956
Box 54 Folder 10
Association and Communications Questionnaire Chuulaa Groups Rankhandi 195-
Box 54 Folder 11
Association and Communications Questionnaire male heads 195-
Box 54 Folder 12
Calendrical Rites Interview Guides Rankhandi 1956
Box 54 Folder 13
CDP Questionnaires I 1) VLW 2) Felt Needs 3) 1st Reactions 1955
Box 54 Folder 14
Cornell-Methodology Project Questionnaire India 195-
Box 54 Folder 15
Daily Income and Expenditures Rajput Families 195-
Box 54 Folder 16
Daily Routine Questionnaire (Male) For Bhanghis 1955
Box 54 Folder 17
Daily Routine Survey Rankhandi 195-
Box 54 Folder 18
Debts Questionnaire for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 19
Diet Questionnaire I Rankhandi 1956
Box 54 Folder 20
Itinerant Merchants Interview Guide 1955
Box 54 Folder 21
Janamas Tamii Interview Guide Rankhandi I 1955
Box 54 Folder 22
Kin Groups Interview Guide for Khaandaan I 1955-1956
Box 54 Folder 23
Labor Questionnaire Jajmani-Lagdaar Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 24
Married Daughters of Rankhandi, Married Women Living in Rankhandi (Survey Schedules) 1955-1956
Box 54 Folder 25
Doll Play and Child Interview Rankhandi 195-
Box 54 Folder 26
Education Questionnaire for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 27
Education Questionnaire Rajput Women Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 28
Farmer Personality Guide for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 29
Farm Survey Rankhandi 195-
Box 54 Folder 30
Food Consumption Questionnaire Rankhandi 195-
Box 54 Folder 31
Glossary of Village Culture Rankhandi I 1956
Box 54 Folder 32
Gram Panchayat Members Interview Guide Rankhandi I 1955
Box 54 Folder 33
Holi-Festival Questionnaire for Bhanghis (2 parts) I 195-
Box 54 Folder 34
Hopper, D. W. Input-Output Questionnaire I 1955
Box 54 Folder 35
House Group Questionnaire Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 36
Household Inventory I 1956
Box 54 Folder 37
Infancy and Childhood Interview Guide Rankhandi 1956
Box 54 Folder 38
Interview Guide for Outaise Employment for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 39
Interview on Animals for Bhanghis I 195-
Box 54 Folder 40
Mother Interview, 1 and 2 Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 41
Other Income-Producing Activities of Laagdaars I 1956
Box 54 Folder 42
Payments of Bhanghis Questionnaire I 195-
Box 54 Folder 43
Personal Property Interview (Women) I 1956
Box 54 Folder 44
Production and Trade Survey Rankhandi I 1956
Box 54 Folder 45
Property Questionnaire Rajput Women Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 46
Recreation Questionnaire Rajput Women Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 47
Record of Inter-Village Visits Questionnaire for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 48
Religious Beliefs Questionnaires for Bhanghis 195-
Box 54 Folder 49
Schedule "B" Methodology Project written in Maghi Script I 1955
Box 54 Folder 50
Social Distance with Casets I 1955
Box 54 Folder 51
Stock Survey Rankhandi I 1955
Box 54 Folder 52
Survey of Retail Shops Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 53
Survey Schedule for Bhanghis at Holi Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 54
Widowhood and Dependency Questionnaire - Rajput Widows Rankhandi I 195-
Box 54 Folder 55
Women and CDP Questionnaire Rankhandi I 1955
Box 54 Folder 56
Elwyn Lapoint Thesis (Partial Draft) 1971
Box 55 Folder 1
84 C.D.S of India,
Box 55 Folder 2
Rankhandi Documentary Film B020 2003
Box 55 Folder 3
VHS-Richter Productions, INC., Prosperity comes to Khalapur