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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Susan Olzak papers
    creator: Olzak, Susan
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1299
    Physical Description: 13.5 Linear Feet (9 cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1998
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Biographical / Historical

    Susan Olzak is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, where she does research on armed conflict, ethnic violence, collective action, and social movement organizations. Olzak earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969; an M.A. from San Jose State University in 1972; and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 1978.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Susan Olzak papers (SC1299). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Susan Olzak, 2016.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists primarily of data and supporting documentation related to the Ethnic Collective Action in Contemporary Urban U.S. project led by Olzak. The project goal was to identify sources of ethnic and racial conflict and protest in urban America from 1954 through 1992. Collection materials are dated from 1954-1998.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Ethnic relations
    United States -- Race relations
    Olzak, Susan
    Olzak, Susan