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Finding Aid for the Richard Sisson Collection of Research Material on South Asia, ca. 1885-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Sisson Collection of Research Material on South Asia
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1885-1990
    Collection number: 455
    Creator: Sisson, Richard, 1936-
    Extent: 32 boxes (16.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Collection consists of research material collected by Richard Sisson concerning the politics and society of South Asia in the twentieth century, gathered during research trips, ca. 1960-1990.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard Sisson, 2004.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard Sisson Collection of Research Material on South Asia (Collection 455). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5262767 

    Biography

    Richard Sisson received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. He taught political science at UCLA for 25 years at UCLA and served as Department Chair and as Senior Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He returned to Ohio State University in 1993 as Provost and Interim President. His publications include: The Congress Party in Rajasthan : political integration and institution-building in an Indian state (1971), Legislative recruitment and political integration : patterns of political linkage in an Indian state, co-authored with Lawrence L. Shrader (1972), and War and secession : Pakistan, India and the creation of Bangladesh, co-authored with Leo E. Rose (c1990).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research material collected by Richard Sisson concerning the politics and society of South Asia in the twentieth century, gathered during research trips, ca. 1960-1990. Included are in-depth interviews with principal government, military and political leaders in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the United States prior to the Bangladesh War. Also included is data from research collected from public and private sources, and conducted jointly with Leo E. Rose and Lawrence L. Shrader.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by geographical region and topic.

    Processing Note

    Boxes 1-22 processed by Bernadette Roca, July 2005, boxes 23-32 processed by Bernadette Roca, July 2006.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Sisson, Richard, 1936- --Archives.
    Political scientists--United States--Archives.
    South Asia--Politics and government--Archival resources.