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Riverside School Study collection
MS 376  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Historical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Riverside School Study collection
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1972; undated
    Collection Number: MS 376
    Creator: Riverside Unified School District (Riverside County, Calif.)
    Creator: University of California, Riverside
    Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Riverside School Study collection is a collection of reports and newsletters that document the joint research performed in the late 1960s by the Riverside Unified School District and the University of California, Riverside on the relationship between the desegregation of public schools and emotional adjustment and academic achievements of children. The collection also includes publications and guidelines for educators placed in newly desegregated school environments.
    Languages: The collection is in English.


    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Riverside School Study collection (MS 376). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Processing History

    The collection was processed by Julianna Gil in 2017.
    Processing of the Riverside School Study collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This Project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Historical Note

    The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) desegregated their public school system in the 1960s. A joint team of researchers from RUSD and the University of California, Riverside conducted a study in February, 1966 to evaluate the effects of integration on children attending public schools, focusing on their emotional adjustment and academic achievement. The study was also done to enable Riverside public schools to provide better educational opportunities for their students and produce guidelines on integration for administrators nationwide. 1,736 children in the entire school district were chosen for the study, which lasted for six years.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of progress reports, publications, newsletters, and pamphlets related to a research study conducted by the Riverside Unified School District and the University of California, Riverside int the late 1960s. The research was focused on the emotional adjustment and academic achievements of children attending newly desegregated public schools in Riverside County. The newsletters were written by Intergroup, and distributed by staff from the University of California, Riverside.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Education -- Research.
    Public schools.
    Riverside County (Calif.).
    Riverside Unified School District (Riverside County, Calif.)
    School integration.
    University of California, Riverside

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