Guide to the Edward A. Tiryakian Papers, 1963-2008
Dr. Edward Tiryakian taught in the Department of Sociology from 1965 until his retirement in 2004. He served as Chair of the Department in addition to positions as Visiting Professor abroad. He was appointed Director for the Center of International Studies in 1988 and served until 1991. The collection contains correspondence and materials related to the Dept. of Sociology, and the Center for International Studies as well as memoranda, clippings and correspondence regarding general University business but also the Nixon Presidential Library controversy and the Allen Building Takeover. The collection ranges in date from 1963-2008.
- Record Group
- Edward A. Tiryakian papers
- Tiryakian, Edward A.
- 2.75 Linear Feet, approx. 1,750 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Contains correspondence and materials related to the Dept. of Sociology and the Center for International Studies as well as memoranda, clippings and correspondence regarding general University business and committees but also the Nixon Presidential Library controversy and the Allen Building Takeover. Some of the files are restricted. The collection ranges in date from 1963-2008.
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Collection is housed in off-site storage; 48 hours advanced notice is required for retrieval.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Edward A. Tiryakian Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Edward A. Tiryakian was born August 6, 1929 in Bronxville, NY to Armenian-born parents. Educated in the United States and in France, he received his B. A. in sociology from Princeton University where he was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa key. He earned both his M. A. and his Ph.D. at Harvard University, in 1954 and 1956 respectively. He also held a Fulbright grant at the University of the Philippines during 1954-1955.
In 1965, Dr. Tiryakian came to Duke University as an Associate Professor and was made a full Professor in 1967. From 1969-1971, he served as Chair of Duke's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He also served as associate director of Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, 6e Section at the University of Paris from 1971-1972. Additionally, he served as visiting professor at U.E.R. de Sciences Sociales at the Universite Rene Descartes in Paris in 1985 and visiting professor at Laval University in Quebec and adjunct professor at Concordia University in Quebec in 1978.
In 1988, Dr. Tiryakian was appointed Director of International Studies and served in this post until 1991. He continued to research and teach until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2004. His publications include the books The Global Crisis: Sociological Analyses and Responses and New Nationalism of the Developed West.
- News Service Biographical Files (Duke University Archives)
- Biographical Reference Collection4 (Duke University Archives)
- Center for International Studies Records (Duke University Archives)
- Dept. of Sociology Records (Duke University Archives)
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Duke University. Allen Building Takeover
- Duke University -- Committees
- Duke University. Department of Sociology -- Faculty
- Duke University. Center for International Studies
- Duke University. Nixon Library Controversy
- Tiryakian, Edward A.
The Edward A. Tiryakian Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1998 and 2008.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2006
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2006
Updated by Kimberly Sims, May 2008
Updated by Kimberly Sims, March 2012
Accessions A98-51 and UA2008-0020 are described in this finding aid.