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Inventory of the Kingsley Davis Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kingsley Davis Papers
    Dates: 1926-1981
    Collection number: 83035
    Creator: Davis, Kingsley, 1908-1997
    Collection Size: 55 manuscript boxes. (33 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, statistics, memoranda, reports, and printed matter, relating to international population changes, changes in family structure, and urbanization.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kingsley Davis Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1908 August 20 Born, Tuxedo, Texas
    1930 A.B. in English, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    1932 M.A. in Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    1933 M.A. in Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1934-1936 Instructor, Sociology, Smith College, Massachusetts
    1936 Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University
    1936-1937 Assistant Professor, Sociology, Clark University, Massachusetts
    1937-1942 Associate Professor and Chairman, Pennsylvania State University
    1942-1944 Visiting Research Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, New Jersey, and Chairman, Pennsylvania State University
    1942-1948 Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Princeton University
    1944-1945 Associate Professor, Public Affairs, Princeton University
    1944-1948 Research Associate, Princeton University
    1948-1955 Professor, Sociology, Graduate Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University, New York
    1949 Author, Modern American Society: Readings in the Problems of Order and Change
    1950 Author, Corrientes Demográficas Mundiales
    1951 Author, The Population of India and Pakistan
    1955-1970 Professor, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
    1956-1977 Chairman, International Population and Urban Research, University of California, Berkeley
    1958 Author, A Crowding Hemisphere: Population Change in the Americas
    1961-1963 Chairman, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
    1963 Author, Future Demographic Growth of the San Francisco Bay Area
    1964 Author, The Place of Latin America in World Demographic History
    1969 Author, World Urbanization, 1950-1970
    1973 Author, Cities: Their Origin, Growth, and Human Impact: Readings from Scientific American
    1980 Author, A Structural Analysis of Kinship: Prolegomena to the Sociology of Kinship
    1970-1976 Ford Professor, Sociology and Comparative Studies, University of California, Berkeley
    1976-1977 Ford Professor, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley (recalled)
    1977-1992 Distinguished Professor, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
    1985 Author, Contemporary Marriage: Comparative Perspectives on a Changing Institution
    1987 Author, Below-Replacement Fertility in Industrial Society: Causes, Consequences, Policies
    1989 Author, Population and Resources in a Changing World: Current Readings
    1991 Author, Resources, Environment, and Population: Present Knowledge, Future Options
    1981-1992 Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    1992-1997 Emeritus, Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    1997 February 27 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Kingsley Davis Papers, acquired in 1983, consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, printed matter, reports, statistics, and speeches and writings, relating to international population changes, changes in family structure, and urbanization. Davis used some of this material as research materials for his numerous books on urbanization and population growth.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Family.
    Population.
    Urbanization.