Finding Aid for the Dwaine Marvick Papers LSC.0581

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 14.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Dwaine Marvick papers
Creator: Marvick, Dwaine
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0581
Physical Description: 31.5 Linear Feet (63 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1955-1998
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English and German.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5610305 

Administrative/Biographical History

Dwaine Marvick was born in Northwood, Iowa on May 22, 1923; B.S., Government and History, Iowa State College (1946); M.A., Political Science, Columbia University (1949); Ph. D., Public Law and Government, Columbia University (1951); lecturer, political science, University of Michigan (1953-1954); assistant professor, associate professor, professor in political science UCLA (1954-1995). Initial research on the politics of Congressional appropriations was followed by research on: political activists and municipal elections in Los Angeles, Calif. area (1954-1981); candidates for the Western Germany Bundestag funded by Ford Foundation (1965); survey of the electorate in India and of Indian political activists (1967). Served on the governing board of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political Research (1964-1967); fostered the use of computer technology in the analysis of public opinion and voting behavior patterns; member, Research Committee on Political Elites of the International Political Science Association. Marvick died February 25, 1999 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of correspondence, computer codebooks, computer data printouts, course materials, election surveys, field reports, notes, master reprint file, and publications. Includes questionnaires related to: Detroit Area Study (1964); Demographic and Electoral Statistics in Los Angeles County (1963); India National Election Survey Project (1967); Municipal Decision Makers, (1955-1961); and West German national elections in cooperation with INFAS, Institut fur angewandte Sozialwissenschaft (1965-1991).