Guide to the Pacific Sociological Association records, 1958-2011 (1960-1988)

Finding aid prepared by Reiko Nagumo
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu
September 2011


Title: Pacific Sociological Association records
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2006/13
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17.5 Linear feet (10 record cartons and 4 flat boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1960-1988
Date (inclusive): 1958-2011
Abstract: The collection begins with records from 1929 when Emory Bogardus, Ph.D. of the University of Southern California founded the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) and ends in 2008 upon the retirement of PSA Chief Executive Officer, Dean S. Dorn, Ph.D., of California State University Sacramento. Contents of the collection include correspondence and emails, minutes of Business and Executive Council meetings, newsletters, annual meeting agendas, election materials, committee reports, copies of annual PSA presidential addresses and early accounting records. There are gaps in the chronology of some of the earlier records, especially for meeting minutes, membership and election of officers.
Physical Location: Some of the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives 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.
Language: The collection is in English.
creator: Pacific Sociological Association.

History

Emory Bogardus, Ph.D. of the University of Southern California founded what is now called the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) in 1929. In the fall of that year, Bogardus called together professors of sociology in southern California to form a regional sociological association. The name adopted at this meeting, Pacific Southwest Sociological Association, was changed in 1931 to the Pacific Sociological Society and the constitution was changed to provide for an enlarged membership that would extend from southern California to British Columbia. By vote of the membership in 1960, the name of the organization was changed to the Pacific Sociological Association. The purpose and object of the association is to promote both sociological research and the teaching of sociology in universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools in the Pacific area. It accomplishes its mission by convening an annual meeting and publishing its journal. The Pacific Sociological Review was launched in 1958 with the intent to publish articles presented at the society’s meetings as well as a few manuscripts submitted independently. In 1983, the journal was renamed Sociological Perspectives.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item]. Pacific Sociological Association records, MSS 2006/13. Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

Processing History

Processed by Reiko Nagumo, 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Pacific Sociological Association records were acquired as a gift in 2007.

Scope and Contents note

Collection files begin with PSA history, including a biography of Emory Bogardus. Historical updates appear in 2002, 2004 (publication of the book by Dean Dorn, “75 Years of PSA, 1929-2004”) as well as a “projection” of what PSA will be like in 2029. Files on PSA Constitution and Bylaws (1935-2007) reflect organizational development. Membership grew from 40 in 1935 to almost 1300 by 2006. The composition of the membership shifted from a professorial group to include non-academic sociologists, graduate and undergraduate students. Geographic boundaries include Hawaii, Alaska and the western Canadian provinces, Pacific coastal states and several inland states.
A constitutional requirement of the association is that one annual Business meeting for the general membership and two Executive Council/Advisory Committee meetings be conducted. Minutes from business meeting are on file from 1940 to 2008 and for the executive group from 1953 to 2008.
PSA activities are driven by committees, both standing and ad hoc. Their reports and proposals are then presented at Executive and Business meetings for final policy determinations. Examples of active committees include: Audit, Awards for Scholarship and Teaching, Award for Social Conscience, Committee on Committees, Contract Monitoring, Endowment, Freedom of Research and Teaching (COFRAT), Membership, Nominations, Publications, Status of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender persons, Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and Status of Women. The records from the Committee on the Status of Women includes files on specific women sociologists who requested that the PSA investigate allegations of discrimination at universities e.g., Redlands, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Davis.
Annual Meeting files include a handbook, master calendar, and attendant duties of advertising, local hosting issues, site selection policies, and annual agendas for the period 1931-2008. Between 1959 and 1962, spring and fall “mailings” were sent to members announcing the dates, site and call for papers for the meeting. In January 1993 this procedure was replaced by the first issue of the Pacific Sociologist newsletter (see Publications Committee file). Augmenting the newsletter is the correspondence file between meeting planners and presenters on a given program. Traditionally, the PSA presidential address is given at the annual meeting. On file are copies of many addresses from 1930 to 2003 as well as an analysis of each speech. (See Dean S. Dorn’s “75 Years of the Pacific Sociological Association, 1929-2004”, pages 146-149 for President and title of speech.) Unfortunately, some speeches were never published, therefore, those copies are unavailable. The collection includes also audiotapes of some of the speeches.
The financial records in the collection reflect the income and expenses of the PSA from 1935 to 2007 as well as the balance sheets for their bank accounts.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dorn, Dean S.
Pacific Sociological Association.
Sociology.

 

Series 1: Historical Information, 1900-2007.

Box 1, Folder 1

Constitution and Bylaws, 1935-2007.

Box 1, Folder 2

75 Years of the Pacific Sociological Association, 1929-2004, by Dean S. Dorn, 2005.

Box 1, Folder 3

Pacific Sociological Association, 1960-1980 by Dr. Kenneth L. Nyberg (CD-rom), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Social Change in Sociology: The Pacific Sociological Association, 1960-2000, Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation), 2004.

Box 1, Folder 5

Historical notes, 1953-1984.

Box 1, Folder 6

2006: Summary of Events, Decisions, and Discussions and Reports, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

“The Next Quarter of a Century of the Pacific Sociological Association, 2005-2029” by Dean Dorn, 2005.

Box 1, Folder 8

Emory Bogardus, historical information, 1900-2003.

Box 1, Folder 9

Past Officers, 1929-1991.

Box 1, Folder 10

Secretary’s notebook, 1935-1941.

 

Series 2: Minutes, 1940-2008.

Box 1, Folder 11

Business meetings, 1940-1971.

Box 1, Folder 12

Business meetings, 1972-2008.

Box 1, Folder 13

Executive Committee and Advisory Council, 1953-1969.

Box 1, Folder 14

Executive Committee and Advisory Council, 1970-1974.

Box 1, Folder 15

Executive Committee and Advisory Council, 1975-1989.

Box 1, Folder 16

Executive Committee and Advisory Council, 1990-2008.

 

Series 3: Committees, 1995-2008.

Box 1, Folder 17

Committees handbook. 1966-1999.

Box 1, Folder 18

Committee chairs and members. 1964-1989.

Box 1, Folder 19

Committee chairs and members 1990-2006.

Box 1, Folder 20

Audit Committee. 1971-2008.

Box 1, Folder 21

Awards Committee. 1973-2000.

Box 1, Folder 22

Awards Committee. 2001-2008.

Box 1, Folder 23

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Committee. 1993-2008.

Box 1, Folder 24

Committee on Committees. 1993-1999.

Box 1, Folder 25

Committee on Committees. February 2000-June 2000.

Box 2, Folder 1

Committee on Committees. June 2000-September 2000.

Box 2, Folder 2

Committee on Committees. 2001-2003.

Box 2, Folder 3

Committee on Committees. 2004-2006.

Box 2, Folder 4

Committee on Committees. 2007-2008.

Box 2, Folder 5

Community Colleges Committee (ad hoc). 2006.

Box 2, Folder 6

Contract Monitoring Committee, National Science Foundation. 1970-1972.

Box 2, Folder 7

Contract Monitoring Committee, Arizona State University. 1974-1982.

Box 2, Folder 8

Contract Monitoring Committee, Sage Subscribers. 1982-1988.

Box 2, Folder 9

Contract Monitoring Committee, Sage Memoranda of Understanding. 1987-1995.

Box 2, Folder 10

Contract Monitoring Committee, Western Surety. 1987.

Box 2, Folder 11

Contract Monitoring Committee, Plenum Publishing Company. 1987-1988.

Box 2, Folder 12

Contract Monitoring Committee, Sociological Perspectives. 1987-1990.

Box 2, Folder 13

Contract Monitoring Committee, JAI Press. 1987-1989.

Box 2, Folder 14

Contract Monitoring Committee, University of California Press. 1997-2007.

Box 2, Folder 15

Contract Monitoring Committee, general correspondence. 1993-1995.

Box 2, Folder 16

Education Committee. 1982.

Box 2, Folder 17

Endowment Committee. 1995-2002.

Box 2, Folder 18

Endowment Committee. 2003-2004.

Box 2, Folder 19

Financial Advisory Committee. 1962-1996.

Box 2, Folder 20

Freedom of Research and Teaching Committee. 1982-1996.

Box 2, Folder 21

Freedom of Research and Teaching Committee. 2000-2008.

Box 2, Folder 22

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1959-1962.

Box 2, Folder 23

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1963-1968.

Box 2, Folder 24

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1970.

Box 2, Folder 25

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1971-1972.

Box 2, Folder 26

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1972.

Box 3, Folder 1

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1973.

Box 3, Folder 2

Membership Committee, correspondence. January-June 1974.

Box 3, Folder 3

Membership Committee, correspondence. July-December 1974.

Box 3, Folder 4

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1975.

Box 3, Folder 5

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 6

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 7

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1978.

Box 3, Folder 8

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1979.

Box 3, Folder 9

Membership Committee, correspondence to non-PSA sociologists. 1979-1982.

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1987-1989.

Box 3, Folder 11

Membership Committee, correspondence. 1992-2008.

Box 3, Folder 12

Membership Committee, geographical area. 1961-1975.

Box 3, Folder 13

Membership Committee, List of members. 1945-1957.

Box 3, Folder 14

Membership Committee, List of members. 1958-1963.

Box 3, Folder 15

Membership Committee, List of members. 1964-1970.

Box 3, Folder 16

Membership Committee, List of members. 1971-1972.

Box 3, Folder 17

Membership Committee, List of members. 1973-1979.

Box 3, Folder 18

Membership Committee, List of members. 1980-1986.

Box 3, Folder 19

Membership Committee, List of emeritus members. 1963-1989.

Box 3, Folder 20

Membership Committee, List of graduate students. 1988.

Box 3, Folder 21

Membership Committee, List of attendees at annual meeting. 1985.

Box 3, Folder 22

Membership Committee, recruitment. 1952-1958.

Box 3, Folder 23

Membership Committee, membership reports. 2003-2004.

Box 3, Folder 24

Membership Committee, membership survey. 2007.

Box 4, Folder 1

Nominations Committee, committee communications. 1967-1989.

Box 4, Folder 2

Nominations Committee, committee communications. 1999-2001.

Box 4, Folder 3

Nominations Committee, committee communications. 2002-2003.

Box 4, Folder 4

Nominations Committee, committee communications. 2004-2005.

Box 4, Folder 5

Nominations Committee, committee communications. 2006-2008.

Box 4, Folder 6

Nominations Committee, correspondence. 1957-1963.

Box 4, Folder 7

Nominations Committee, correspondence. 1963-1965.

Box 4, Folder 8

Nominations Committee, correspondence. 1965-1970.

Box 4, Folder 9

Nominations Committee, correspondence. 1990-1994.

Box 4, Folder 10

Nominations Committee, correspondence. 1995-1999.

Box 4, Folder 11

Nominations Committee, guidelines. 1964-1982.

Box 4, Folder 12

Nominations Committee, officer letterhead. 1954-1976.

Box 4, Folder 13

Practice, Applied and Clinical Sociology Committee. 1994-2007.

Box 4, Folder 14

Program Committee. 1986-1990.

Box 4, Folder 15

Program Committee, Procedure Manual of 1988 Annual Meeting. 1988.

Box 4, Folder 16

Publications Committee, committee communications. 1955-1997.

Box 4, Folder 17

Publications Committee, committee communications. 1998-2006.

Box 4, Folder 18

Publications Committee, committee communications. 2007.

Box 4, Folder 19

Publications Committee, committee communications. 2008.

Box 4, Folder 20

Publications Committee, "The Pacific Sociologist." 1993-1996.

Box 4, Folder 21

Publications Committee, "The Pacific Sociologist." 1997-1999.

Box 5, Folder 1

Publications Committee, "The Pacific Sociologist." 2000-2002.

Box 5, Folder 2

Publications Committee, "The Pacific Sociologist." 2003-2005.

Box 5, Folder 3

Publications Committee, "The Pacific Sociologist." 2006-2011.

Box 5, Folder 4

PSR Audit Committee. 1958-1972.

Box 5, Folder 5

Services to Non-Academic Sociologists Committee. 1980-1983.

Box 5, Folder 6

Social Conscience Committee. 1997-2008.

Box 5, Folder 7

Status and Mission of the PSA Committee (ad hoc). 2005.

Box 5, Folder 8

Status of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons Committee. 1993-2004.

Box 5, Folder 9

Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities Committee. 2003-2008.

Box 5, Folder 10

Status of Women Committee, general. 1973-2008.

Box 5, Folder 11

Status of Women Committee, Redlands University case. 1974-1978.

Box 5, Folder 12

Status of Women Committee, Stanford University case. 1969-1980.

Box 5, Folder 13

Status of Women Committee, University of California, Berkeley case. 1971-1975.

Box 5, Folder 14

Status of Women Committee, University of California, Davis case. 1974.

Box 5, Folder 15

Student Affairs Committee. 1993-2008.

Box 5, Folder 16

Teaching Committee. 1992-2004.

 

Series 4: Annual Meetings, 1930-2008.

Box 6, Folder 1

Advertising and publicity, 1977-1997.

Box 6, Folder 2

Attendance at conferences, 2002-2004.

Box 6, Folder 3

Handbook, 1962-1988.

Box 6, Folder 4

Local hosting duties, 1983-1988.

Box 6, Folder 5

Master calendars, 1964-1991.

Box 6, Folder 6

Site selection policy, 1991-2001.

Box 6, Folder 7

Agendas, 1931-1960.

Box 6, Folder 8

Agendas, 1961-1973.

Box 6, Folder 9

Agendas, 1974-1976.

Box 6, Folder 10

Agendas, 1977-1979.

Box 6, Folder 11

Agendas, 1980-1982.

Box 6, Folder 12

Agendas, 1983-1986.

Box 6, Folder 13

Agendas, 1987-1989.

Box 6, Folder 14

Agendas, 1990-1995.

Box 6, Folder 15

Agendas, 1996-2000.

Box 6, Folder 16

Agendas, 2001-2004.

Box 6, Folder 17

Agendas, 2005-2008.

Box 7, Folder 1

Mailings, 1958.

Box 7, Folder 2

Mailings, 1959.

Box 7, Folder 3

Mailings, 1960.

Box 7, Folder 4

Mailings, 1961.

Box 7, Folder 5

Mailings, 1962.

Box 7, Folder 6

Mailings, 1963.

Box 7, Folder 7

Mailings, 1964.

Box 7, Folder 8

Mailings, 1965.

Box 7, Folder 9

Mailings, 1966.

Box 7, Folder 10

Mailings, 1967.

Box 7, Folder 11

Mailings, 1968.

Box 7, Folder 12

Mailings, 1969.

Box 7, Folder 13

Mailings, 1970.

Box 7, Folder 14

Mailings, 1971.

Box 7, Folder 15

Mailings, 1972.

Box 7, Folder 16

Mailings, 1973.

Box 7, Folder 17

Mailings, 1974.

Box 7, Folder 18

Mailings, 1975.

Box 7, Folder 19

Mailings, 1976.

Box 7, Folder 20

Mailings, 1977.

Box 7, Folder 21

Mailings, 1978.

Box 7, Folder 22

Mailings, 1979.

Box 7, Folder 23

Mailings, 1980.

Box 7, Folder 24

Mailings, 1981.

Box 7, Folder 25

Mailings, 1982.

Box 7, Folder 26

Mailings, 1983.

Box 8, Folder 1

Mailings, 1984.

Box 8, Folder 2

Mailings, 1985

Box 8, Folder 3

Mailings, 1986.

Box 8, Folder 4

Mailings, 1987.

Box 8, Folder 5

Mailings (1 of 2), 1988.

Box 8, Folder 6

Mailings (2 of 2), 1988.

Box 8, Folder 7

Mailings, 1989.

Box 8, Folder 8

Mailings, 1990.

Box 8, Folder 9

Mailings, 1991.

Box 8, Folder 10

Mailings, 1992.

Box 8, Folder 11

Mailings, 1993.

Box 8, Folder 12

1995 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1994-1995.

Box 8, Folder 13

1996 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1994-1996.

Box 9, Folder 1

1997 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1996-1997.

Box 9, Folder 2

1998 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1996-1998.

Box 9, Folder 3

1999 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1998-1999.

Box 9, Folder 4

2000 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1999-2000.

Box 9, Folder 5

2001 Annual Meeting correspondence, 1999-2001.

Box 9, Folder 6

2002 Annual Meeting correspondence, 2001-2002.

Box 9, Folder 7

2003 Annual Meeting correspondence, 2001-2003.

Box 9, Folder 8

2004 Annual Meeting correspondence, 2002-2004.

Box 9, Folder 9

2005 Annual Meeting correspondence, 2004-2005.

Box 9, Folder 10

2008 Annual Meeting correspondence, 2005-2008.

Bin 9, Folder 11

President’s address, 1930-1949.

Box 9, Folder 12

President’s address, 1950-1969.

Box 9, Folder 13

President’s address, 1970-1985.

Box 9, Folder 14

President’s address, 1986-1992.

Box 9, Folder 15

President’s address, 1993-2003.

Box 9, Folder 16

President’s session #1 and #3 (videotapes and microcassettes), 2004.

Box 9, Folder 17

President’s address, analysis, 1930-1969.

Box 9, Folder 18

President’s address, analysis, 1970-1992.

Box 9, Folder 19

President’s address, analysis, 1993-2003.

Box 9, Folder 20

Workshopsand audio cassettes, 1987, n.d.

 

Series 5: Miscellaneous. 1935-2003.

Box 10, Folder 1

American Sociological Association, correspondence, 1962-1971.

Box 10, Folder 2

American Sociological Association, Constitution and Conference Committee Manual, 1966.

Box 10, Folder 3

National and regional sociological associations, newsletters, 1972-2003.

Box 10, Folder 4

West Coast Conference for Small Group Research, 1966-1968.

Box 10, Folder 5

Article, “Enhancing Study Skills in an Introductory Sociology Course: Extension and Replication” Teaching Sociology, 1990.

Box 10, Folder 6

Miscellaneous research papers, 1950-1973.

Box 10, Folder 7

“Research Studies of the State College of Washington,” Proceedings of the Pacific Sociological Society, 1935-1958.

Box 10, Folder 8

Obituary, Gertrude Jaeger Selznick, 2003.

 

Series 6: Financial Records, 1935-2007.

Box 10, Folder 9

PSA Accounts, 1995.

Box 10, Folder 10

PSA Accounts, 1996.

Box 10, Folder 11

PSA Accounts, 1997.

Box 10, Folder 12

PSA Accounts, 1998.

Box 10, Folder 13

PSA Accounts, 1999.

Box 10, Folder 14

PSA Accounts, 2000.

Box 10, Folder 15

PSA Accounts, 2001.

Box 10, Folder 16

PSA Accounts, 2002.

Box 10, Folder 17

PSA Accounts, 2003.

Box 10, Folder 18

PSA Accounts, 2004.

Box 10, Folder 19

PSA Accounts, 2005.

Box 10, Folder 20

PSA Account reports, 2004-2007.

Box 10, Folder 21

Arizona State University Department of Sociology accounts, 1986.

Box 10, Folder 22

Sacramento office monthly accounts, 1994.

Box 10, Folder 23

Sacramento office monthly income, 1994.

Box 10, Folder 24

Check stubs, 1970-1978.

Box 10, Folder 25

Check stubs, 1978-1981.

Box 11, Folder 1

Ledger, Income and expenses, January 1935-June 1946.

Box 11, Folder 2

Ledger, Income and expenses, July 1946-June 1964.

Box 11, Folder 3

Ledger, Income and expenses, June 1964-December 1967.

Box 11, Folder 4

Ledger, Income and expenses, March 1981-March 1984.

Box 12, Folder 1

Ledger, Income, January 1968-November 1970.

Box 12, Folder 2

Ledger, Income, 1970-1973.

Box 12, Folder 3

Ledger, Income, October 1973-October 1976.

Box 12, Folder 4

Ledger, Income, January 1976-December 1979.

Box 13, Folder 1

Ledger, Income, April 1979-March 1981.

Box 13, Folder 2

Ledger, Income, March 1984-April 1987.

Box 13, Folder 3

Ledger, Income, April 1987-December 1990.

Box 14, Folder 1

Ledger, Expenses, July 1964-December 1974.

Box 14, Folder 2

Ledger, Expenses, January 1977-December 1989.