Guide to the Dwight Conquergood (1949-2004) Papers

Collection Title: Dwight Conquergood (1949-2004) Papers
Dates: 1974-2005
Bulk Dates: 1980-2002
Identification: 20/74
Creator: Conquergood, Lorne Dwight, 1949-2004
Extent: 27 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
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.
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.
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

Biographical/Historical 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.”

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

Corporate Name

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

Personal Name

Conquergood, Lorne Dwight, 1949-2004

Subjects

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

Gangs--Illinois--Chicago

Hmong (Asian people)

Hmong (Asian people)--Illinois--Chicago


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Files
    • Activity Reports, 1986-1988Box 1, Folder 1
    • Clippings, 1982-1991Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings, 1992-2004Box 1, Folder 3
    • Certificates, 1987-2002Box 1, Folder 4
    • Correspondence, 1974-1990Box 1, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, 1990-1992Box 1, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, 1993-1995Box 2, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, 1995-1997Box 2, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, 1997-2001Box 2, Folder 3
    • Correspondence, 2001-2003Box 2, Folder 4
    • Curricula Vitae, n.d.Box 2, Folder 5
    • Day Planners, 1985-1991Box 3, Folder 1
    • Day Planners, 1999-2001Box 3, Folder 2
    • Dwight Conquergood Memorial Service, 2005Box 3, Folder 3
    • “Remembering Dwight Conquergood” (Performance Studies International conference), 2005Box 3, Folder 4
    • Statement of Teaching Goals, n.d.Box 3, Folder 5
    • Wallace Bacon Funeral, 2001Box 3, Folder 6
  • Northwestern University
    • Anna Deavere Smith visit, 1993-1994Box 3, Folder 7
    • Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, 1986-1996Box 3, Folder 8
    • Correspondence, 1986-1993Box 3, Folder 9
    • Correspondence, 1993-1994Box 4, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, 1995Box 4, Folder 2
    • Correspondence, 1996-2004Box 4, Folder 3
    • Conquergood Course and Teacher Evaluations, 1987-1994Box 4, Folder 4
    • Conquergood Course and Teacher Evaluations, 1995-2001Box 4, Folder 5
    • Department Course and Teacher Evaluations, 1993-2000Box 5, Folder 1
    • Jerzy Grotowski visit, 1995Box 5, Folder 2
    • Performance Studies Syllabi, 1981-2002Box 5, Folder 3
    • “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (adapted and directed by Conquergood), 1982Box 5, Folder 4
    • Student Performances, 1994-2002Box 5, Folder 5
    • Task Force on Cross-School Hiring, 2000-2001Box 5, Folder 6
    • A40- Theatre in Context, Course Syllabi, 1987-1988Box 5, Folder 7
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Class Lists and Grades, 1993-2002Box 5, Folder 8
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Class Notes, n.d.Box 5, Folder 9
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Course Syllabi, 1993-2002Box 5, Folder 10
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work, 1993-2002Box 5, Folder 11
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work, 2002Box 6, Folder 1
    • B16- Performance and Culture, Student Work, 2002Box 6, Folder 2
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Class Lists and Grades, 1993-1995Box 6, Folder 3
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Class Notes, n.d.Box 6, Folder 4
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Course Syllabi, 1990-1999Box 6, Folder 5
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work, 1986-1997Box 6, Folder 6
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work, 1997-1999Box 6, Folder 7
    • C15- Nonfiction Studies, Student Work, 1999-2001Box 7, Folder 1
    • C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Class Lists and Grades, 1993-1996Box 7, Folder 2
    • C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Class Notes, n.d.Box 7, Folder 3
    • C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Course Syllabi, 1993-2001Box 7, Folder 4
    • C16- Folklore and Oral Traditions, Student Work, 1981-2001Box 7, Folder 5
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Class Lists and Grades, 1993-1996Box 7, Folder 6
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Class Notes, n.d.Box 7, Folder 7
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Course Syllabi, 1992-2002Box 7, Folder 8
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work, 1992-2001Box 8, Folder 1
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work, 2001-2002Box 8, Folder 2
    • C27- Field Methods in Performance Studies, Student Work, 2002-2003Box 8, Folder 3
    • C99- Independent Study, Student Work, 1996-2001Box 9, Folder 1
    • D14- Performance Ethnography and History, Student Work, 1998Box 9, Folder 2
    • D16- Seminar in Cultural Studies and Performance, Class Notes, n.d.Box 9, Folder 3
    • D16- Seminar in Cultural Studies and Performance, Course Syllabi, 1987-1993Box 9, Folder 4
    • 515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Class Lists and Grades, 2003Box 9, Folder 5
    • 515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Course Syllabus, 2000Box 9, Folder 6
    • 515- Seminar in Critical/Performance Ethnography, Student Work, 2000-2003Box 9, Folder 7
    • Urban Borderlands: Crisis and Creativity in the City (Alumni College), 1995Box 9, Folder 8
    • Miscellaneous Class Lists and Grades, 1993-1996Box 9, Folder 9
    • Department of Performance Studies
      • Administrative Personnel Matters, 1993-1995Box 9, Folder 10
      • Administrative Personnel Matters, 1995-1997Box 9, Folder 11
      • Dissertation Correspondence, 1989-2002Box 10, Folder 1
      • Grant/Fellowship Applications, 2001-2002Box 10, Folder 2
      • Grant/Fellowship Applications, 2001-2002Box 10, Folder 3
      • Grant/Fellowship Applications, 2001-2002Box 10, Folder 4
      • Graduate Program Information, 1993-2002Box 10, Folder 5
      • Graduate Student Reviews, 2002Box 11, Folder 1
      • Graduate Student Travel Fund Requests, 2001Box 11, Folder 2
      • Ph.D. Candidates' Major Works Lists, 1991-1994Box 11, Folder 3
      • Ph.D. Program Information, 1999-2002Box 11, Folder 4
      • Program Reviews, 1991-1996Box 11, Folder 5
      • Report for University Scholarship/University Fellowship Committee, 1996-1998Box 11, Folder 6
    • Graduate School
      • Admissions Packets, 1993-2002Box 11, Folder 7
      • Curriculum Review Committee, 1999-2000Box 11, Folder 8
      • Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students, 1994-2002Box 11, Folder 9
    • School of Speech
      • Budget, 1993Box 11, Folder 10
      • Guidelines for Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure, 1995-1998Box 11, Folder 11
      • Meeting By-Laws, 1998Box 11, Folder 12
      • Meeting Minutes, 2000-2001Box 11, Folder 13
      • Task Force on Cultural Diversity, 1989-1990Box 11, Folder 14
      • Task Force on Cultural Diversity, 1990-1991Box 11, Folder 15
  • Research
    • Albany Park
      • Albany Park Community Center, 1989Box 12, Folder 1
      • Demographic Data, 1988-1990Box 12, Folder 2
      • Field Notes, 1988-1989Box 12, Folder 3
      • Notebook, 1988Box 12, Folder 4
      • Other Resources, 1988Box 12, Folder 5
      • Pictures, n.d.Box 12, Folder 6
      • “Street Sense: Survival Strategies in a Multiracial Community”, 1989Box 12, Folder 7
    • Gaza Strip
      • Correspondence, 1986-1989Box 12, Folder 8
      • Notebooks, 1986-1987Box 12, Folder 9
      • Notebook, 1987Box 12, Folder 10
      • Postcards, n.d.Box 12, Folder 11
    • Hmong
      • Correspondence, 1985-1991Box 12, Folder 12
      • Culture, n.d.Box 13, Folder 1
      • Dab Qhuas (religion), n.d.Box 13, Folder 2
      • “I Am A Shaman”, 1986Box 13, Folder 3
      • International Rescue Committee, 1985-1987Box 13, Folder 4
      • Language, n.d.Box 13, Folder 5
      • Lao New Year, 1989Box 13, Folder 6
      • Military History, n.d.Box 13, Folder 7
      • Military History, n.d.Box 13, Folder 8
      • Narratives, 1984Box 14, Folder 1
      • Notebooks, 1981-1982Box 14, Folder 2
      • Notebooks, 1982-1984Box 14, Folder 3
      • Notebooks, 1984-1985Box 14, Folder 4
      • Notebooks, 1985-1988Box 15, Folder 1
      • Notebooks, n.d.Box 15, Folder 2
      • Other Resources, 1977-1983Box 15, Folder 3
      • Other Resources, 1984-1985Box 15, Folder 4
      • Other Resources, 1986-1988Box 16, Folder 1
      • Other Resources, 1988-1991Box 16, Folder 2
      • Project Proposals, 1982-1983Box 16, Folder 3
      • “When the Bamboo Whispers”, 1989-1994Box 16, Folder 4
    • Street Gangs
      • Artwork and Poetry, n.d.Box 16, Folder 5
      • Bibliographies, n.d.Box 16, Folder 6
      • Correspondence, 1989-1995Box 16, Folder 7
      • Court Cases, 1990-1996Box 16, Folder 8
      • Court Cases, 1996-1998Box 16, Folder 9
      • “The Heart Broken in Half”, 1990-1995Box 16, Folder 10
      • The King Manifesto, n.d.Box 16, Folder 11
      • Notes, n.d.Box 16, Folder 12
      • Other Resources, 1991-1996Box 17, Folder 1
      • Other Resources, 1996Box 17, Folder 2
      • Scrapbooks, n.d.Box 17, Folder 3
      • Other Notebooks, n.d.Box 17, Folder 4
      • Other Notebooks, n.d.Box 18, Folder 1
  • Scholarship
    • Conferences/Presentations, 1981-1991Box 18, Folder 2
    • Conferences/Presentations, 1991-1995Box 18, Folder 3
    • Conferences/Presentations, 1995-2001Box 18, Folder 4
    • Conferences/Presentations, 2001-2002Box 19, Folder 1
    • Papers
      • “William Faulkner's "Light in August" as a Rhetorical Act,” Master's Thesis, 1974Box 19, Folder 2
      • “The Epideitic Contract in Old English Literature”, 1977Box 19, Folder 3
      • “The Rhetorical Significance of Cynewulf's "Juliana", 1977Box 19, Folder 4
      • “Christian Eloquence in the Old English "Elene", 1978Box 19, Folder 5
      • “The Anglo-Saxon Boast: A Study in the Archaeology of a Speech Genre”, 1978Box 19, Folder 6
      • “Boasting in Old English Literature: A Structuralist Study”, 1980Box 19, Folder 7
      • “Folklore and Oral Traditions: Rhetoric in Everyday Life”, 1980Box 19, Folder 8
      • “Genre and Rhetorical Tradition in Wulfstan's "Sermo ad Anglos", 1981Box 19, Folder 9
      • “Communication as Performance”, 1981Box 19, Folder 10
      • “America Held Hostage: The Iranian Crisis as Social Drama, 1982Box 19, Folder 11
      • “The Boasts in "Beowulf and Maldon": Texts, Contexts, and Functions, 1982Box 19, Folder 12
      • “Narrative, Epistemology, and Performance: Discussion and Demonstration”, 1982Box 19, Folder 13
      • “Ethnography and Performance: The Positionality of the Researcher”, 1983Box 19, Folder 14
      • “Rhetoric, Ritual, and Cultural Performance: Implications of Victor Turner's Dramaturgical Theory”, 1983Box 19, Folder 15
      • “Rhetoric and Ritual: Implications of Victor Turner's Dramaturgical Theory for Rhetorical Criticism”, 1984Box 19, Folder 16
      • “Performance and Dialogical Understanding: In Quest of the Other”, 1984Box 19, Folder 17
      • “Drama, Cosmology, and Culture in Organizations”, 1984Box 19, Folder 18
      • “'Is It Real' and 'Is It About Us' – Media as Inter-cultural Dialogue”, 1985Box 19, Folder 19
      • “Refugees, Culture, and Communication: The Hmong Camp of Ban Vinai”, 1985Box 19, Folder 20
      • “Culture, Communication, and Narrative Performance”, 1986Box 19, Folder 21
      • “Performance Paradigms and Cultural Studies: Conceptual Boundaries and Research Agendas”, 1987Box 19, Folder 22
      • “Victor Turner: Experience, Performance, and Vulnerability”, 1989Box 19, Folder 23
      • “Gangs, Street Style, and the Invention of Culture in a Multi-Ethnic High School in Chicago, 1989Box 19, Folder 24
      • “Performance and the Invention of Culture: The Rhetoric of Lao New Year Celebrations”, 1989Box 19, Folder 25
      • “'A Sense of the Other': Interpreting Texts and Performing Others”, 1991Box 19, Folder 26
      • “On Reppin' and Rhetoric: Gang Representations”, 1992Box 19, Folder 27
      • “Street Sense as Cultural Communication”, 1992Box 20, Folder 1
      • “Homeboys and Hoods: Gang Communication and Cultural Space”, 1993Box 20, Folder 2
      • “Leaving Home,” NU New Student Orientation, 1994Box 20, Folder 3
      • “Urban Orientalism: Diversity, Civility, and Gangs”, 1994Box 20, Folder 4
      • “Beyond the Text: Toward a Performative Cultural Politics”, 1994-1995Box 20, Folder 5
      • Untitled Draft, 1995Box 20, Folder 6
      • “Interdisciplinary Interventions and Radical Research”, 1999Box 20, Folder 7
      • “"Light in August": Faulkner's Response to Racial Violence”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 8
      • “'Don't Stand on Ceremony': Performance, Crisis, and Cultural Struggle in "Happy Days", n.d.Box 20, Folder 9
      • “Hmong Proverbs: Texts and Ethnographic Commentary”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 10
      • “Diaspora Performance: The Rhetoric of the Lao Boun Pi Mai Festival in Chicago”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 11
      • “From Manuscript to Print: Interpretation Research in Speech Communication Association Journals”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 12
      • “Intercultural Solidarity on the Streets: Gangs and Diversity”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 13
      • “Images of Gangs in the Media”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 14
      • “Thinking Through Performance”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 15
      • “Performative Criminology and Theatres of Oppression”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 16
      • “Subjugated Knowledges and Performance”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 17
      • “Lehal Theatre: The Rituals of State Killing”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 18
      • “Communication in Action: Capital Punishment in America”, n.d.Box 20, Folder 19
      • “Race, Space, and the Geopolitical Currency of Gang Formation, n.d.Box 20, Folder 20
    • Publications
      • “The Soundness of Interpretation,” "Issues in Interpretation", 1980Box 20, Folder 21
      • Book Reviews ("Narrative Discourse: A Study in Method" and "Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film"), "Literature in Performance", 1980Box 20, Folder 22
      • “Boasting in Anglo-Saxon England: Performance and the Heroic Ethos,” "Literature in Performance", 1981Box 20, Folder 23
      • Book Review ("Number Our Days: A Triumph of Continuity and Culture Among Jewish Old People in an Urban Ghetto"), "Quarterly Journal of Speech", 1981Box 20, Folder 24
      • “Literature, Performance, and Oral Traditions,” "Communication", 1982Box 20, Folder 25
      • “Communication as Performance: Dramaturgical Dimensions in Everyday Life,” "The Jensen Lectures: Contemporary Communication Studies", 1983Box 20, Folder 26
      • “'A Sense of the Other': Interpretation and Ethnographic Research,” "Proceedings of Seminar/Conference on Oral Traditions", 1983Box 20, Folder 27
      • “Vocal Communication as Performance: Contextual Issues in Orality and Literacy,” "Sprache und Sprechen", 1984Box 20, Folder 28
      • “Performing as a Moral Act: Ethical Dimensions of the Ethnography of Performance,” "Literature in Performance", 1985Box 20, Folder 29
      • “Oral Culture at Northwestern,” "Northwestern Alumni News", 1985Box 20, Folder 30
      • “'Is It Real?' – Watching Television with Laotian Refugees,” "Directions", 1986Box 20, Folder 31
      • “Between Experience and Meaning: Performance as a Paradigm Meaningful Action,” "Renewal and Revision: The Future of Interpretation", 1986Box 20, Folder 32
      • “Performing Cultures: Ethnography, Epistemology, and Ethics,” "Miteinander sprechen und handeln", 1986Box 20, Folder 33
      • “How Refugees Use Performance to Cope with Crisis,” "Dialogue", 1987Box 20, Folder 34
      • “Between Experience and Expression: The Performed Myth,” "Festschrift for Isabel Crouch: Essays on the Theory, Practice, and Criticism of Performance", 1988Box 20, Folder 35
      • “Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication, and Culture,” "The Drama Review", 1988Box 20, Folder 36
      • “Poetics, Play, Process, and Power: The Performative Turn in Anthropology,” "Text and Performance Quarterly", 1989Box 20, Folder 37
      • “Establishing the World: Hmong Shamans,” "CURA Reporter", 1989Box 20, Folder 38
      • “Response to Wendt,” "Text and Performance Quarterly", 1990Box 20, Folder 39
      • “Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics,” "Communication Monographs", 1991Box 20, Folder 40
      • “Roosters, Blood, and Interpretations: Cultural Dominance and Resistance in the Courtroom,” "Culture and Communication", 1991Box 20, Folder 41
      • “Ethnography, Rhetoric, and Performance,” "Quarterly Journal of Speech", 1992Box 21, Folder 1
      • “Fabricating Culture: The Textile Art of Hmong Refugee Women,” "Performance, Culture, and Identity", 1992Box 21, Folder 2
      • “Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement,” "Structuring Diversity: Ethnographic Perspectives on the New Immigration", 1992Box 21, Folder 3
      • “Storied Worlds and the Work of Teaching,” "Communication Education", 1993Box 21, Folder 4
      • “Embodied Performance: Between Anthropology and Performance,” "Antropologia Portuguesa", 1993Box 21, Folder 5
      • “For the Nation! How Street Gangs Problematize Patriotism,” "After Postmodernism: Reconstructing Ideology Critique", 1994Box 21, Folder 6
      • “Homeboys and Hoods: Gang Communication and Cultural Space,” "Group Communication in Context: Studies of Natural Groups", 1994Box 21, Folder 7
      • “Of Caravans and Carnivals: Performance Studies in Motion,” "The Drama Review", 1995Box 21, Folder 8
      • “Between Rigor and Relevance: Rethinking Applied Communication,” "Applied Communication in the 21st Century", 1995Box 21, Folder 9
      • “The Power of Symbols,” "One City: Chicago Council on Urban Affairs", 1996Box 21, Folder 10
      • “Street Literacy,” "Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy through the Communicative and Visual Arts", 1997Box 21, Folder 11
      • “Rethinking Elocution: The Trope of the Talking Book and Other Figures of Speech,” "Text and Performance Quarterly", 2000Box 21, Folder 12
      • “Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty,” "Theatre Journal", 2002Box 21, Folder 13
      • “Performance Studies: Interventions and Radical Research,” "The Drama Review", 2002Box 21, Folder 14
      • “Literacy and Oral Performance in Anglo-Saxon England: Conflict and Confluence of Traditions”, n.d.Box 21, Folder 15
  • Photographs
    • Albany Park, 1989Box 21, Folder 16
    • Albany Park Slides, 1988Box 21, Folder 17
    • Baci Ceremony (Lao New Year), 1984-1995Box 22, Folder 1
    • Baci Ceremony (Lao New Year), 1995Box 22, Folder 2
    • Biographical, n.d.Box 22, Folder 3
    • Biographical Slides, 1990-1996Box 22, Folder 4
    • Camp Ban Vinai Slides, n.d.Box 22, Folder 5
    • Death Penalty Slides, 2002Box 23, Folder 1
    • Dwight Conquergood Head Shots, n.d.Box 23, Folder 2
    • Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 1993Box 23, Folder 3
    • Gaza Strip, 1988Box 23, Folder 4
    • Gaza Strip Slides, 1988Box 23, Folder 5
    • Graffiti, 1991-1992Box 23, Folder 6
    • Graffiti Slides, 1988-1994Box 23, Folder 7
    • Health Theatre, 1987-1988Box 23, Folder 8
    • “Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication, and Culture,” "The Drama Review", 1989Box 24, Folder 1
    • Hmong Artwork and Artifacts, 1992Box 24, Folder 2
    • Hmong Artwork and Artifacts Slides, 1989-1993Box 24, Folder 3
    • Hmong Heifer Sacrifice, n.d.Box 24, Folder 4
    • Hmong, Other, 1984-1995Box 24, Folder 5
    • Hmong Shaman, 1987-1989Box 24, Folder 6
    • Hmong Shaman, 1990-1992Box 25, Folder 1
    • Hmong Shaman Slides, 1985-1994Box 25, Folder 2
    • Operation Desert Storm Slides, n.d.Box 25, Folder 3
  • Oversize Materials
  • Audio/Visual Materials