Riverside School Study collection

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
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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

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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

Genres and Forms of Materials


Box 1, Folder 1

Attitudes toward School Desegregation in Riverside and Redlands undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Bibliography of Progress Reports undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Resources for Planning and Implementing School Desegregation undated

Box 1, Folder 4

School Desegregation and Busing: Guidelines for Transportation Administrators undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Title IV: Western Regional School Desegregation Projects undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Progress Report (Organizational Structure; In-Service Training Program; Special "Third Culture" Curriculum) 1966

Box 1, Folder 7

Study of Desegregation in the Riverside, California Public School (In-Service for Evaluation of Integration Efforts) 1966-1967

Box 1, Folder 8

"The Riverside School Desegregation Study" pamphlet 1966

Box 1, Folder 9

Factors Contributing to Adjustment and Achievement in Racially Desegregated Public Schools 1967-1972

Box 1, Folder 10

Final Report and Evaluation of the Riverside In-Service Institute 1967

Box 1, Folder 11

Progress Report 1967

Box 1, Folder 12

Progress Report (Children's Interview Schedules; Sociometrics) 1967

Box 1, Folder 13

Progress Report (Data Processing Observation; History; Factors) 1967

Box 1, Folder 14

Progress Report (RUSD Report; Emerson Project) 1967

Box 1, Folder 15

Total School Integration: An Experiment in Social Reconstruction 1967

Box 1, Folder 16

The Development of a School Integration Plan in Riverside, California: A History and Perspective 1968

Box 1, Folder 17

Final Progress Report: Emerson Project (Developmental Growth) 1968

Box 2, Folder 1

How Did We Allow This to Happen to Our School? 1968

Box 2, Folder 2

Issues and Dilemmas in School Desegregation: A Case Study 1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Progress Report (Achievement Scores to Anxiety of Attitude Relationship; Sociometric Scores) 1968

Box 2, Folder 4

Progress Report (Factors Contributing to Adjustment and Achievement) 1968

Box 2, Folder 5

Orientation Manual: Riverside School Study 1968

Box 2, Folder 6

Progress Report (Social Acceptance and Academic Behavior) 1968

Box 2, Folder 7

Progress Report (Sociological and Typology of Parent Attitudes Analysis) 1968

Box 2, Folder 8

Progress Report (Teacher Behavioral norms; Dimensions in Teacher Perceptions of Children; Teacher Stereotyping; Mentally Subnormal) 1968

Box 2, Folder 9

Final Progress Report (Effect of Integration on Achievement in Riverside: A Three Year Trend) 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

Progress Report (Emerson Project; Effect of Integration; Proposal for Educational Personnel Development) 1969

Box 2, Folder 11

Progress Report (Factors Contributing to Adjustment and Achievement) 1969

Box 2, Folder 12

Progress Report (Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test; Stanford Reading Test; Emerson School Project) 1969

Box 3, Folder 1

Progress Report (McAteer Project) 1969

Box 3, Folder 2

Progress Report (Questionnaire Analysis; Parent Attitudes Survey) 1969

Box 3, Folder 3

Symposium: American Psychological Association 1969

Box 3, Folder 4

Desegregation and Equal Educational Opportunity: Local Dilemmas and Government Mandates 1970

Box 3, Folder 5

Effect of Integration on Achievement of Anglos, Blacks, and Mexican-Americans 1970

Box 3, Folder 6

Progress Report (Guidelines for Transportation Administrators; Class Effects at Emerson Elementary School) 1970

Box 3, Folder 7

Progress Report (Parental Reactions after 3 Years; Vocabulary and Block Design Evaluation) 1970

Box 3, Folder 8

Bilingual/Bicultural Education: A Quest for Institutional Reform 1971

Box 3, Folder 9

"The Coleman Report Says. . .": Equality of Educational Opportunity -- Analysis and Political Institutions 1971

Box 3, Folder 10

Desegregation Strategies -- The Classroom and the Courtroom 1971

Box 3, Folder 11

Education for Cultural Awareness 1971

Box 3, Folder 12

Mexican Americans and the Desegregation of Schools in the Southwest 1971

Box 3, Folder 13

Public School Desegregation in California Historical Background 1971

Box 3, Folder 14

School Desegregation and Community Conflict 1971

Box 3, Folder 15

Teacher Training Designs for Improving Instruction in Interracial Classrooms 1971

Box 3, Folder 16

Intergroup UCR Desegregation Project (Volumes 1-2) 1972, undated

Box 3, Folder 17

Process vs Status in School Desegregation; Using Cultural Difference for Educational Success 1972