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Peggy Barlett papers

Identifier: Series No. 292

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).


  • 1976-2015

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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.

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.


6 linear ft. (6 boxes)


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.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


Gift of Peggy Barlett, 2018


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

Peggy Barlett papers, 1976-2015
Emory University Archives, Emory University
February 1, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Emory University Archives Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States