Papers, correspondence, and manuscripts of monograph of Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus, the founder of the USC Department of Sociology
and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned
authority on "social distance".
Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus was the founder of the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of
The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned authority on "social distance". Begun in
1926 and completed in 1967, Dr. Bogardus' monumental study of "social distance" involved interviewing more than 8000 persons
to survey cultural and ethnic attitudes in the U.S. Rated as the only project of its kind ever undertaken, the lengthy study
resulted in the development of the famed Bogardus Ethnic Distance Scale, used the world over. With the help of professors
from 25 colleges and universities, persons were interviewed in 1926, 1946, 1956, and 1966. Conclusions of the study were that
brotherhood and sympathetic understanding had increased progressively during that 40-year period.
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