Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Community Organization and Research Institute Collection
Collection number: UArch 73
0.6 linear feet
(1.5 document boxes)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: The collection contains annual reports, budgets, reports to the National Institute of Education and publications from the
Research Reports in Public Policy series (Urban Economics Program).
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 24B.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Community Organization and Research Institute collection. UArch 73. Department of
Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Community Organization and Research Institute was formed in 1972. It is now known as the Institute for Social, Behavioral
and Economic Research (ISBER). ISBER mission statement, from
"While most other ORUs have a relatively well-defined identity forged around a common research specialization, since its inception,
ISBER has been intentionally organized to serve a broad range of interests, promoting interdisciplinary work that often blurs
the boundaries among the social sciences, the humanities, the behavioral sciences, and, in some cases, the physical and life
sciences. In this regard ISBER has played a crucial role in efficiently administering contracts and grants which otherwise
would have encountered difficulty if housed elsewhere.
"ISBER's researchers represent a wide range of social science and other research concerns. This is evidenced in the intellectual
diversity of ISBER's fourteen Centers, including Centers for the Advanced Study of Individual Differences, Communication and
Social Policy, East Asia, Evolutionary Psychology, Global Studies, Health Data Research, Information Technology and Society,
Meso American Research, Middle East Studies, Police Practices and Community, Michael D. Palm Center, Spatially Integrated
Social Science, the Study of Religion, and Social Science Survey Center (and Benton Survey Research Laboratory)."
Collection contains the following series:
Series I, General Reports, contains annual reports, budgets, and reports to the National Institute of Education.
Series II, Urban Economics Program, contains publications from the Research Reports in Public Policy series.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Community and Organization Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara. Community and Organization Research Institute. Urban Economics Program
University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research
Department of Sociology collection, UArch 61
ISBER collection, UArch SC 75
Center for the Study of Developing Nations collection, UArch SC 81