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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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.

Container List

 

Series 1 Writings 1955-1995

Physical Description: Cartons 1-22

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of drafts, correspondence, and research for Wildavsky articles and books.
Carton 1, Folder 1-60

Writings, A-B 1967-1993, undated

Carton 2, Folder 1-52

Writings, B-C 1959-1994, undated

Carton 3, Folder 1-54

Writings, C-E 1967-1993

Carton 4, Folder 1-49

Writings, E-G 1964-1993

Carton 5, Folder 1-50

Writings, G-I 1972-1992

Carton 6, Folder 1-72

Writings, I-M 1955-1993

Carton 7, Folder 1-54

Writings, N-P 1961-1993

Carton 8, Folder 1-51

Writings, P 1958-1993, undated

Carton 9, Folder 1-41

Writings, P-R 1973-1993, undated

Carton 10, Folder 1-47

Writings, R 1968-1993, undated

Carton 11, Folder 1-54

Writings, S-T 1966-1992, undated

Carton 12, Folder 1-42

Writings, T-W 1960-1993, undated

Carton 13, Folder 1-42

Writings, The Real World Order : Zones of Peace, Zones of Turmoil; Speaking Truth to Power: The Art and Craft of Political Analysis 1978-1992, undated

Carton 14, Folder 1-31

Writings, Speaking Truth to Power: The Art and Craft of Political Analysis ; But is it True?: A Citizen's Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues 1980-1995, undated

Carton 15, Folder 1-35

But is it True?: A Citizen's Guide to Environmental and Safety Issues 1990-1993, undated

Carton 16, Folder 1-31

Political Culture of Poverty: How Poor People Cope with Inflation; Searching for Safety 1979-1992, undated

Carton 17, Folder 1-36

Joseph the Administrator; Risk and Culture: An Essay on the Selection of Technical and Environmental Dangers ; Can We Know the Risks We Face? 1979-1993, undated

Carton 18, Folder 1-55

The Political Economy of Public Spending, research folders 1966-1984

Carton 19, Folder 1-58

Research folders (continued) for The political Economy of Public Spending ; Blue Ribbon Sports Committee, Faculty Sports Associates 1983-1993, undated

Carton 20, Folder 1-112

Reprints 1955-1994

Carton 21, Folder 1-20

Reprints undated

Carton 21, Folder 21-79

Reviews of others' works 1966-1993

Carton 22, Folder 1-38

Reviews of others' works 1968-1993

 

Series 2 Correspondence 1969-1993

Physical Description: Cartons 23-28

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of primarily professional correspondence.
Carton 23, Folder 1-6

Outgoing correspondence 1969-1990

Carton 23, Folder 7-40

Correspondence, A-C 1969-1990

Carton 24, Folder 1-27

Correspondence, B-F 1980-1993

Carton 25, Folder 1-28

Correspondence, D-G 1972-1993

Carton 26, Folder 1-21

Correspondence, H-N 1972-1993

Carton 27, Folder 1-26

Correspondence, O-T 1979-1993

Carton 28, Folder 1-7

Correspondence, U-Z 1979-1993

 

Series 3 Professional activities 1964-1993

Physical Description: Cartons 28-31

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of speeches, engagements, invitations, biobibliographical materials, Academic Senate activities, and course notes.
Carton 28, Folder 8-23

Biobibliography 1964-1988

Carton 28, Folder 24-33

Academic Senate papers 1982-1990

Carton 29, Folder 1-99

Speeches, engagements, and invitations 1979-1992

Carton 30, Folder 1-157

Speeches, engagements, and invitations 1982-1990

Carton 31, Folder 1-40

Political Science course materials 1979-1993