Finding Aid to the Bob Blauner research notes, 1966-1987

Mario H. Ramirez
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
© 2013
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Bob Blauner research notes, 1966-1987

Collection number: BANC MSS 99/285 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Finding Aid Author(s):
Mario H. Ramirez
Date Completed:
Finding Aid Encoded By:
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Bob Blauner research notes
Date (inclusive): 1966-1987
Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/285 c
Creator: Blauner, Bob (Robert)
Extent: 7 cartons and 2 card file boxes (9.75 linear feet)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: The Bob Blauner research notes including interviews, notes and miscellaneous materials related to research for his studies on racism, manhood and society, an anti-poverty project in Richmond, CA and race relations.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bob Blauner research notes, BANC MSS 99/285 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Blauner, Bob (Robert)
Berkeley (Calif.)
Faculty papers

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bob Blauner in 1999.


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Mario H. Ramirez in 2013.

Biographical Information

Bob (Robert) Blauner is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. A factory worker for five years, Blauner went on to earn a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, 1948 and 1950 respectively, and a Ph.D from U.C. Berkeley in 1962. He taught at the University of Chicago and San Francisco State University before settling into his career at U.C. Berkeley (1963-1993). He is recognized for his work on racial minorities in the United States, and for his hypothesis differentiating between the experiences of racism and discrimination among voluntary migrants and colonized peoples.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection includes interviews, notes, and miscellaneous material relating chiefly to Blauner's work in the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California during 1967-1969 and 1977-1986, for the study of racism, manhood and culture in American society, published under the title: Black Lives, White Lives. Also includes interviews from New Careers for the Poor, 1966, a Richmond, CA anti-poverty project, along with notes on an unidentified race relations project, and reading notes on classics of race theory to 1972.

Container Listing


Series 1: Black Lives, White Lives/Racism, Manhood and Culture in America, undated, 1966-1986

carton 1, folder 1

Interview Key, Master, 1970

carton 1, folder 2

Interview Key, Original, 1970

carton 1, folder 3-16, carton 2, folder 1-14, carton 3, folder 1-16, carton 4, folder 1-21

Interview Transcripts, First Phase, 1967-1970

carton 4, folder 22

Application, Research Grant, Ethnic Manhood Orientations, 1969

carton 4, folder 23, carton 5, folder 1-48, carton 6, folder 1-5

Interview Transcripts, Ten Years Later, undated, 1968-1986

carton 6, folder 6

Case Studies, 1978

carton 6, folder 7-10

Edits, undated, 1977-1980

carton 6, folder 11

Black Longshoremen, 1967

carton 6, folder 12

Articles and Book Excerpts, undated

carton 6, folder 13

Newsweek Magazine, "The Troubled American: A Special Report on the White Majority," 1969

carton 6, folder 24

Perspectives on Pathology, Socialization, Religion and World View of Pruitt-Igoe Residents, 1966

carton 6, folder 15

A Preliminary Report on Housing and Community Experiences of Pruitt-Igoe Residents, 1966

carton 6, folder 16-17

Occasional Papers, 1966-1967

cardfile-box 1-2

Research index cardfile, 1966-1967


Series 2: New Careers for the Poor (Richmond Project), 1966-1967

carton 6, folder 18

Articles, 1966

carton 6, folder 19-24, carton 7, folder 1

Interview Transcripts, 1966

carton 7, folder 2

Interview Notes, 1966

carton 7, folder 3

Observations, 1966

carton 7, folder 4

Project Notes, 1967

carton 7, folder 5

Research Papers and Notes, 1966-1967

carton 7, folder 6

Reports and Papers, 1966-1967

carton 7, folder 7-10

Series 3: Race Relations Project, undated, 1978-1987

Scope and Content Note

Contain correspondence, notes and articles regarding race relations.