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Finding Aid for the Eshref Shevky papers, 1945-1970
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Box 1

Anthropology Materials (Box 1 of 2) ca.1950s

Scope and Content

Articles about ethical and methodological questions related to the study of anthropology and a copy of manuscript "Indian Land Use and Occupancy in California" prepared by professors from UCLA, the Rand Corporation, University of Indiana, University of Illinois and Columbis University.
Box 2

Anthropology Materials (Box 2 of 2) 1950s

Scope and Content

Copies of sections of "Indian Land Use and Occupancy in California," course materials from "Sociology 117," various articles on anthropology and foreign affairs, research on farm policy and Los Angeles health districts, and meeting minutes from June 18th, 1952 meeting with Drs. Harvey Hoijer, Andrew Martinet, Brew, Forde and Lounsbury
Box 3

Research Materials - Los Angeles County (Box 1 of 3) 1944-1970

Scope and Content

twelve Congressional Reports and Studies issued 1960 to 1961; studies from Farm Security Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, studies of land use in the Central Valley and hospital and health care access in Los Angeles County c. 1970, and population and land use in Los Angeles county; maps of "The Near East" (Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia) and areas in Washington state
Box 4

Research Materials - Los Angeles County (Box 2 of 3) 1950-1970

Scope and Content

Congressional studies from 1960 to 1961 about unemployment, debt management, housing problems and the economy; pamphlets published by the World Almanac and the Journal of Educational Sociology; County of San Bernardino, Probation Department's Annual Report (1969); and issues of the Bi-Monthly Review of Urban America about the riots in Newark (1967)
Box 5

Research Materials - Los Angeles County (Box 3 of 3) 1947-1972

Scope and Content

Studies from "Poverty and Human Resources Abstracts," course materials and student dissertation "Adherence to Work Rules: A Case Study of Professional Theatrical Actor in the Los Angeles Area" by Kenneth Louis Lloyd (1972), issues of "Scientific Monthly" and "City - Magazine of Urban Life and Environment"
Box 6

Research Materials - Race Relations in Los Angeles (Box 1 of 2) 1945-1957

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding policies at the UCLA faculty center; "The White Reaction Study" (analysis of reactions to the Watts riots of 1965) by Richard T. Morris and Vincent Jeffries 1967; research documents related to the Central Valley including tax returns and land ownership records. Also includes meeting minutes and correspondence from Shevky's work with the Committee for the Study of Intercultural Tensions including a letter from member Carey McWilliams about the community of Belvedere and studies of "social violence" by member Jakob Zeitlin (1945), and meeting minutes and research materials from Shevky's work with the Mayor's Special Committee on the Housing Emergency, including studies of restrictive covenants and public housing by the American Council of Race Relations and Shevky's analysis of area census tracts, crime rates, school districts, employment and housing.
Box 7

Research Materials - Central Valley Project 1944-1945

Scope and Content

Research materials related to the Central Valley Project, conducted on behalf of the California Housing and Planning Association, 1944-1945. Includes correspondence with the Haynes Foundation, Carey McWilliams, Louis Barlett, George P. Moran, and the California Housing and Planning Association, research notes and clippings, articles and notes about legislation of public utilities in California, planning meetings minutes, and clippings and population statistics about the Central Valley and drafts of various memos and reports written for the Project, including "Outline of an Economic Survey of the Los Angeles Industrial Area with Emphasis Upon the Problems of Post-War Readjustment." Also includes a series of maps about land and water use in the Central Valley created by Shevky.
Box 8

Research Materials - Race Relations in Los Angeles (Box 2 of 2) c. 1940s

Scope and Content

Box contains research materials about minority populations and neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Includes compiled statistics about the spatial distribution of minority populations, compiliations of demographic data about various minority populations (age, gender ratios, ethnicity), and other research materials. Box also contains correspondence, drafts and research materials related to two studies in which Shevky was involved: the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's Research Committee (1947) and the American Council of Race Relations' "Los Angeles Neighborhood Study." Box also contains several maps, including "An Industrial Survey of the City of Los Angeles and Continguous Territory" from 1909.