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Guide to the Edward A. Tiryakian Papers, 1963-2008

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Tiryakian, Edward A.
Title
Edward A. Tiryakian papers, 1963-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.75 Linear Feet, approx. 1,750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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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.

Collection is housed in off-site storage; 48 hours advanced notice is required for retrieval.

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

Correspondence, 1968-1992
Box 1
Dept. of Sociology - Curricula, Syllabi, Exams, late 1970s-early 1980s, 2000
Box 1
Dept. of Sociology - Memoranda and Reports, 1966-2001 (Restricted)
Box 1
Dept. of Sociology - Staff Meeting Minutes, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1998 and Chair's Report, 1998 (Restricted)
Box 1
Center for International Studies - Correspondence, 1984-1991, 1996
Box 1
Center for International Studies - Reports, Newsletters, Miscellany, 1977-1991
Box 1
Program in Quebec Studies at Duke, 1979-1986, 1995
Box 1
Canadian Studies, 1980, 1986-1987
Box 1
Duke-McGill Conference, 1983 May
Box 1
Duke - Socio-Political events, including Nixon Presidential Library controversy and Allen Building takeover, 1968-1971, 1981
Box 1
"Sociology at Duke University," Edgar T. Thompson
Box 1
Wallace Fowlie, 1987, 1998
Box 1
Academic Council - Committee to Review Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1980-1985 (Restricted)
Box 1
Academic Council/Univeristy Faculty, 1972, 1978, 1984 (Restricted)
Box 1
Committee on African Studies - Minutes, 1967 Jan. 12
Box 1
Residential Life, 1967-1968
Box 1
Academic Priorities Committee, 1985-1986
Box 1
Faculty Newsletter, 1984 Sept., 1985 Sept.
Box 1
Duke - General
Box 1
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1993-1996, 2001
Box 1
Committee on National Identity, Nationalism and Ethnicity - Correspondence, 1996-1997
Box 1
Committee on National Identity, Nationalism and Ethnicity - General, 1996-1997
Box 1
NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers (Duke University), 1996
Box 1
Berlin [visiting professorship at Free Univ. of Berlin], 1996
Box 1
Beta Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977-1980, 1985, 1988, 1996-1997
Box 1
Clippings, 1963-1981
Box 1
Curriculum Vitae, 2008
Box 1
Travel to Africa, 1966
Box 2
Program in Quebec Studies, 1979-1983 (3 folders)
Box 2
Quebec Studies at Duke, 1978-1982 (2 folders)
Box 2
Africana, 1964, 1969
Box 2
"Good Surprises" Conference, 1995 Nov.
Box 2
Social Context of Conservative Thought, 1969
Box 2
Edgar Thompson, circa 1973-1989
Box 2
Departmental File: Material Collected as Chair, 1969-1971
Box 2
Harold Parker, circa 1982-1989, 1991, 1995
Box 3
S.N. Eisenstadt, 1999-2003
Box 3
International Studies, 1970s-1990s (2 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence with the Allen Building, 1970s-1980s
Box 3
American Society for the Study of Religion, 1982-1985
Box 3
Clippings (5 folders)
Box 4

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward A. Tiryakian Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Edward A. Tiryakian Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1998 and 2008.

Processing Information

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.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.