Stuart Alexander and Sandy Cole Marks Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of letters, photographs, newspaper articles, journals, maps, publications, and artifacts spanning Stuart Marks’s life from papers written during his high school education at Central School in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s to professional publications in 2008. The collection is especially unique in that it contains animal specimens, weapons, and textiles from Marks’s time in Africa.
- Other: Date acquired: 09/04/2009
- Marks, Stuart A., 1939- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Stuart A. Marks is an anthropologist who has focused much of his career on African wildlife management and conservation. After completing his undergraduate degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1961, Marks went on to receive his Masters of Science in Wildlife/Qualitative Methods from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Ecology/Anthropology in 1968, also from MSU. He has served as a professor, lecturer, or visiting scholar for Oklahoma State University, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. In addition, he has worked with the Safari Club International Foundation as a Senior Scientist and Advisor. Marks’s distinguished career includes numerous major honors and awards, including research grants from the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Geographic Society, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and Ford Foundation/Foreign Area Fellowship. He was named a Fellow for the National Humanities Center, as well as a Mellon Fellow for Yale University, Center for British Art. He has published five books and has written chapters for nineteen additional publications. Marks has conducted fourteen major consultancy reports and has also published eighty-two articles in professional journals as of 2009.
40 Linear Feet (Contains 40 document boxes, 17 oversize boxes, 3 map case folders, 1 binder, and 2.5 linear feet of unprocessed material in an addition)
Physical Access Requirements
January 2011. Mammalian Crania from Belgian Congo on permanent loan to UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology
This collection was donated by Stuart Marks on May 21, 2010.
Accruals and Additions
Additions: October 28, 2010; August 12, 2011; July 21, 2021
Portions of this collection have been digitized and/or are born-digital. For access to these digital materials, please browse the finding aid via the "Collection Organization" tab and select an individual file or item to see if it contains a linked digital record.
- Conservation of natural resources -- Government policy -- Zambia
- Anthropology -- Zambia
- Big game hunting -- Zambia
- Bisa (Zambian people)
- Bisa (Zambian people) -- Hunting
- Ecology -- Zambia
- Hunting -- Case studies
- Marks, Stuart A., 1939-
- Stamp collecting
- Wildlife management -- Social aspects -- Africa, Central
- Zambia -- Description and travel
- Zambia -- Environmental conditions
- Stuart Alexander and Sandy Cole Marks Collection
- Partially Processed
- Jennifer Scott
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note