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A Register of the Survey of Race Relations records
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An Anthropological investigative project sponsored by various private organizations, the Survey of Race Relations includes report, correspondence, interview transcripts, questionnaires, and printed matter, relating to the social and economic status of Chinese, Japanese, other Asian, Mexican, and other minority residents of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada, and to race relations on the Pacific Coast. Digitized materials of the Survey of Race Relations, 1924-1927 may be found at http://collections.stanford.edu/srr/bin/page?forward=home .
In the early 1920s, a group of scholars set out to make a complete investigation of economic, religious, educational, civic, biological, and social conditions among the Chinese, Japanese, and other non-white residents of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada. Extension of the study into northern Mexico and Hawaii was contemplated as well. In the words of Eliot G. Mears, Executive Secretary, "The Survey seeks to impose no program, advocates no specific policy, and champions no special interest. It aims to find the facts, and all the facts, and plans to make them accessible to the public." The findings were to be published in a series of volumes edited by the director, Dr. Robert E. Park.
38 manuscript boxes (15.2 linear feet)
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