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Finding Aid for the Eshref Shevky papers, 1945-1970
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Description
Eshref Shevky served in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles. He contributed to dozens of research studies related to California land use policy and social area analysis, including the Central Valley Project prepared for the California Housing and Planning Association, and the "Los Angeles Neighborhood Study" prepared for the American Council of Race Relations and the Haynes Foundation. The collection consists of materials related to his extensive research about population, crime, employment and housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s, including research files, drafts of his written work, census analysis and land use maps, and meeting minutes and planning documents from the Committee for the Study of Intercultural Tensions and the California Housing and Planning Association.
Background
Eshref Shevky served in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles. He contributed to dozens of research studies related to U.S. domestic and foreign policy, as well as California land use policy and social area analysis. He worked on the Central Valley Project (exploring water reclamation, flood control and the impacts of the Shasta and Friant dams on local communities) prepared for the California Housing and Planning Association, and on the "Los Angeles Neighborhood Study" prepared for the American Council of Race Relations and the Haynes Foundation. He served on the "Mayor's Special Committee on the Housing Emergency" in 1945 and conducted extensive research about population, crime, employment and housing in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. His published books include "The Social Areas of Los Angeles: Analysis and Typology" (1949), "Your Neighborhood, A Social Profile of Los Angeles" (1949) and "Social Area Analysis: Theory, Illustrative Application and Computational Procedures." (1955). Collection includes his research files, drafts of his written work, and journals and periodicals related to methodology and the study of anthropology.
Extent
8 document boxes (4 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.