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Guide to the Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0856
    Creator: Stanford University
    Title: Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences records
    Dates: 1953-1954
    Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Cite As

    [identification of item], Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences Records (SC0856). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Ford Foundation funded surveys of the behavioral sciences at several universities in the early 1950s with the aim of extending and improving research facilities. The topics the surveys investigated included academic and administrative structures, student population, existing research programs, curriculum, and personnel.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection includes Stanford's proposal to the Ford Foundation; typescript reports by academic departments and programs, the library, Hoover Institution, the Food Research Institute, and various committees; assorted memos, agenda, and correspondence; the final Report of the Executive Committee and Staff, issued in July 1954; and W. Allen Wallis's report THE 1953-54 PROGRAM OF UNIVERSITY SURVEYS OF THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, April 1955.

    Access Terms

    Ford Foundation
    Wallis, W. Allen, (Wilson Allen), 1912-
    Social sciences--Research.