Guide to the Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0856
Title: Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences records
Dates: 1953-1954
Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Cite As

[identification of item], Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences Records (SC0856). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

The Ford Foundation funded surveys of the behavioral sciences at several universities in the early 1950s with the aim of extending and improving research facilities. The topics the surveys investigated included academic and administrative structures, student population, existing research programs, curriculum, and personnel.

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes Stanford's proposal to the Ford Foundation; typescript reports by academic departments and programs, the library, Hoover Institution, the Food Research Institute, and various committees; assorted memos, agenda, and correspondence; the final Report of the Executive Committee and Staff, issued in July 1954; and W. Allen Wallis's report THE 1953-54 PROGRAM OF UNIVERSITY SURVEYS OF THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, April 1955.

Access Terms

Ford Foundation.
Stanford University--Curricula.
Wallis, W. Allen, (Wilson Allen), 1912-
Social sciences--Research.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford’s proposal to the Ford Foundation

Box 1, Folder 2

Ford Foundation Program of University Surveys of the Behavioral Sciences. Report of the Visiting Committee, Chicago, Oct. 1953

Box 1, Folder 3

Assorted memos, notices, agenda, and correspondence 1953-54

Box 1, Folder 4

International Relations and Area Studies

Box 1, Folder 5

Economics Department

Box 1, Folder 6

Far Eastern Studies

Box 1, Folder 7

Food Research Institute

Box 1, Folder 8

Geography

Box 1, Folder 9

Hispanic American Studies

Box 1, Folder 10

History Department

Box 1, Folder 11

Hoover Institution and Library

Box 1, Folder 12

Institute for Journalistic Studies

Box 1, Folder 13

International Relations Program

Box 1, Folder 14

University Libraries

Box 1, Folder 15

Political Science

Box 1, Folder 16

Psychology

Box 1, Folder 17

Special Committee on Research Programs

Box 1, Folder 18

Sociology and Anthropology

Box 1, Folder 19

Committee on Undergraduate Curricula

Box 1, Folder 20

Draft report outlines (2 versions)

Box 1, Folder 21

Report of the Visiting Committee on the Survey at Stanford, 1954

Box 2, Folder 1

Behavioral Science Survey Documents Volume 1 1954

Box 2, Folder 2

Behavioral Science Survey Documents Volume 2 1954 [contents are a duplicate of volume 1]

Box 3, Folder 1

Draft report of the Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences

Box 3, Folder 2

Notes found in copy of the final report

Box 3, Folder 3

The Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Science 1953-1954. Report of the Executive Committee and Staff July 1954.

Box 3, Folder 4

The Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Science 1953-1954. Report of the Executive Committee and Staff July 1954.

Box 4, Folder 1

Draft Report. Temporary Advisory Committee of the Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences. 1953

Box 4, Folder 2

The Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Science. Report of the Visiting Committee, September 1954.

Box 4, Folder 3

Wallis, W. Allen. The 1953-54 Program of University Surveys of the Behavioral Sciences. Behavioral Sciences Program, The Ford Foundation. February 22, 1955 [draft]

Box 4, Folder 4

Wallis, W. Allen. The 1953-54 Program of University Surveys of the Behavioral Sciences. Behavioral Sciences Program, The Ford Foundation. April 18, 1955.