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Preliminary Inventory of the Alex Inkeles papers
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Description
The papers contain the American sociologist's materials relating to research on social change in the twentieth century, as well as the promotion of international educational exchanges and intellectual cooperation, especially between the United States and China. Includes documentation associated with research projects conducted by Inkeles, research material and statistical data for the book by Alex Inkeles and David H. Smith, Becoming Modern: Individual Change in Six Developing Countries (Cambridge, Mass., 1974), relating to the transition of social attitudes of individuals in developing countries, and materials pertaining to his teaching career in correspondence, writings, notes, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and sound recordings.
Background
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Inkeles received an A.B. degree in 1941 and an A.M. in 1946 from Cornell University. He received a Ph.D. in 1949 from Columbia University, publishing Public Opinion in Soviet Russia: A Study in Mass Persuasion in 1950.
Extent
549 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 6 card file boxes, 4 data tapes, and 32 linear feet of volumes (265 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Boxes 517-519 are closed. A portion of the collection is stored off-site: boxes 1-51, 52-79, 82-125, and 131-372. It may be possible to have a limited number of boxes brought to the archives reading room for examination. A minimum of two days notice is required. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information. The remainder of the collection is open for research