Finding Aid to the Aaron Wildavsky Papers, 1955-1995

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Finding Aid to the Aaron Wildavsky Papers, 1955-1995

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/257 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
December 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Aaron Wildavsky papers
Date (inclusive): 1955-1995
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/257 c
Creators : Wildavsky, Aaron B.
Extent: Number of containers: 31 Linear feet: 38.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Aaron Wildavsky papers, 1955-1995, consist of writings, correspondence, speeches, and course materials. By far the greatest part of the collection is Wildavsky's writings, which include drafts and correspondence about his own work and reviews of the work of others. The correspondence is primarily professional in nature, focusing on Wildavsky's publications, teaching activities, visiting scholar programs, and speaking engagements. There are also a couple of cartons on speaking engagements and course materials, as well as a small amount of papers on Wildavsky's Academic Senate activities.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aaron Wildavsky Papers, BANC MSS 2003/257 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Political science
Faculty papers.
Manuscripts for publication.
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley. Graduate School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley. Survey Research Center

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Aaron Wildavsky papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mary Wildavsky on June 11, 2003.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007

Biographical Information

Aaron Bernard Wildavsky was born on May 31, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College, obtained a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Sidney, and in 1958 obtained his graduate degree from Yale. From 1958 to 1962 Wildavsky taught at Oberlin College. In 1962 he became professor of political science and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the chair of the political science department from 1966-1969. He was also the founding dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy (1969-1977) and on the staff of the Survey Research Center at Berkeley.
Wildavsky wrote or co-wrote 39 books and a number of articles about political culture, budgetary processes, and public administration. He died on Sept. 4, 1993 in Oakland, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Aaron Wildavsky papers, 1955-1995, consist of writings, correspondence, speeches, and course materials. By far the greatest part of the collection is Wildavsky's writings, which include drafts and correspondence about his own work and reviews of the work of others. The correspondence is primarily professional in nature, focusing on Wildavsky's publications, teaching activities, visiting scholar programs, and speaking engagements. There are also a couple of cartons on speaking engagements and course materials, as well as a small amount of papers on Wildavsky's Academic Senate activities.