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Finding Aid for the Eshref Shevky papers, 1945-1970
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eshref Shevky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1970
    Collection number: 1279
    Creator: Shevky, Eshref
    Extent: 8 document boxes (4 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Professor Leonard Broom, March 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eshref Shevky papers (Collection Number 1279). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research materials, mostly regarding the socio-economic history of Los Angeles and the Central Valley of California, drafts of his written work, correspondence, meeting minutes, and several maps and area studies he produced. Includes research materials and manuscripts related to his work with 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, minutes and papers from his work with the Committee for the Study of Intercultural Tensions, and research materials and manuscript drafts related to the "Los Angeles Neighborhood Study" prepared for the American Council of Race Relations and the Haynes Foundation. Also includes journals and periodicals related to the study of anthropology, and articles and clippings about foreign affairs.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Shevky, Eshref--Archives.
    McWilliams, Carey, 1905- .
    John Randolf Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions.