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Register of the Oscar and Rose Kaplan Public Opinion Surveys MSS 178
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Description
Surveys, dating from 1951-1992, conducted by Oscar and Rose Kaplan, public opinion pollsters and analysts for businesses, politicians, attorneys and newspapers in the San Diego area. A small number of surveys were conducted in the Los Angeles area and nationwide. The files include questionnaires, reports, development materials, and newspaper clippings. The accession processed in 2009, dating from 1934-1994, contains public opinion surveys conducted by Oscar and Rose Kaplan. Also included are writings by Oscar Kaplan, general correspondence, and biographical materials from the Kaplan family.
Background
Oscar Kaplan (1915-1994) was a pioneering pollster, best known locally for surveys he and his wife, Rose, conducted about all aspects of San Diego life. He is also an internationally recognized authority on aging, educated at UCLA (B.S.) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D), and was often referred to as the "father of geriatic psychology."
Extent
18.6 Linear feet (46 archives boxes, 1 half box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Medical records from the accession processed in 2009, located in Series 1 and Series 5, are restricted in accordance with state and federal law until 2095.