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Guide to the Dept. of Sociology Records, 1953-1990.

Abstract

The Dept. of Sociology at Duke was established in 1930 by Charles Abram Ellwood (1873-1946) and remains an active department to this day offering degrees to both undergraduates and graduate students.

This collection contains student research papers, course syllabi, memoranda, newspaper clippings, documentation from the Sociology Majors Union, as well as other various departmental documents.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Dept. of Sociology.
Title
Dept. of Sociology records 1953-1990
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection contains student research papers, course syllabi, memoranda, newspaper clippings, documentation from the Sociology Majors Union, as well as other various departmental documents.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

ASTRA, Inc. Proposal: The Impact of the Space Era, 1962
Box 1
Departmental, 1970; 1972
Box 1
Memoranda, Chair J.C. McKinney: Proposal for a Center for Southern Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities to be established at Duke, 1964
Box 1
Papers. Winsborough, H.H. "Halbwachs' and American Studies of Urban Structure."
Box 1
"Readings in Science and Sociology," 1953
Box 1
Student Papers. Holmes, Daniel. "The Black Student Alliance: An Historical Look at Duke's Major Black Student Organization," 1990
Box 1
Student Papers. Roycroft, Jane "Traditional Views of Women in Education and the Effect of Educational Desegregation on the Position of Academic Women at Duke University from Alice Mary Baldwin to Ernestine Friedl," 1980
Box 1
Sociology Majors Union, Sociology Department, 1974-1981
Box 1
Sociology Majors Union, minutes of general and Executive Council meetings; lists of majors, faculty, advisors; announcements and flyers, 1979-1980
Box 1
Sociology Majors Union, "Retrenchment" and the Sociology Department, 1979-1980
Box 1
Syllabi - Sociology 244S "Human Ecology and the Human Systems," Joel Smith, Fall 1978
Box 1

Historical Note

The Dept. of Sociology at Duke was established in 1930 by Charles Abram Ellwood (1873-1946) and remains an active department to this day offering degrees to both undergraduates and graduate students. This department seeks to educate students on the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. At Duke the department was known as the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology until 1972 when the two fields split into separate departments.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Preliminary Inventory of the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology Records, 1973-1992. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Preliminary Inventory of the Charles A. Ellwood papers, 1890-1946. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Inventory of the Edgar Tristram Thompson papers, 1915-1985. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Inventory of the Edward A. Tiryakian Papers, 1963-2008. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Sociology Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dept. of Sociology Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in May 22, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Sullivan, June 2008

Encoded by Sally Sullivan, June 2008

Accession UA95-55 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.