Scope and Content
Title: Richard Sisson Collection of Research Material on South Asia
Date (inclusive): ca. 1885-1990
Collection number: 455
Creator: Sisson, Richard, 1936-
Extent: 32 boxes (16.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of research material collected by Richard Sisson concerning the politics and society of South Asia in
the twentieth century, gathered during research trips, ca. 1960-1990.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Richard Sisson received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley.
He taught political science at UCLA for 25 years at UCLA and served as Department Chair and as Senior Vice-Chancellor for
Academic Affairs. He returned to Ohio State University in 1993 as Provost and Interim President. His publications include:
The Congress Party in Rajasthan : political integration and institution-building in an Indian state (1971),
Legislative recruitment and political integration : patterns of political linkage in an Indian state, co-authored with Lawrence L. Shrader (1972), and
War and secession : Pakistan, India and the creation of Bangladesh, co-authored with Leo E. Rose (c1990).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of research material collected by Richard Sisson concerning the politics and society of South Asia in
the twentieth century, gathered during research trips, ca. 1960-1990. Included are in-depth interviews with principal government,
military and political leaders in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the United States prior to the Bangladesh War. Also included
is data from research collected from public and private sources, and conducted jointly with Leo E. Rose and Lawrence L. Shrader.
Boxes 1-22 processed by Bernadette Roca, July 2005, boxes 23-32 processed by Bernadette Roca, July 2006.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sisson, Richard, 1936- --Archives.
Political scientists--United States--Archives.
South Asia--Politics and government--Archival resources.