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Register of the United States. President's Research Committee On Social Trends Records, 1932
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Series Description



Scope and Content Note

Publisher's announcement, and typescript and mimeographed copies of twenty-six of the twenty-nine surveys put out by the committee and eventually published in the two-volume set entitled Recent Social Trends in the United States, 1933, New York (chapters 3, 6, and 15 are missing)

Container List



Box 1., Folder 1

Publisher's announcement. Printed copy


Surveys. Typescript and mimeographed copies


Vol. 1

Folder 2-5

Chapter 1: The Population of the Nation, by Warren S. Thompson, director, Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems, and P. K. Whelpton

Box 2., Folder 1

Chapter 2: Utilization of Natural Wealth (Part 1: Mineral and Power Resources, by F. G. Tryon, economist, U.S. Bureau of Mines and Brookings Institution, and Margaret H. Schoenfield, associate editor, Monthly Labor Review, former member of the staff of Industrial Research Department, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania; Part 2: Agricultural and Forest Land, by O. E. Baker, agricultural economist, United States Department of Agriculture)


Chapter 3: The Influence of Invention and Discovery (missing)

Folder 2

Chapter 4: The Agencies of Communication, by Malcolm M. Willey, professor of sociology, University of Minnesota, and Stuart A. Rice, professor of sociology and chairman of the Department of Economic and Social Statistics, University of Pennsylvania

Folder 3

Chapter 5: Trends in Economic Organization, by Edwin F. Gay, professor of economic history at Harvard University and director of research of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Leo Walman, professor of economics, Columbia University


Chapter 6: Shifting Occupational Patterns (missing)

Box 3., Folder 1-4

Chapter 7: Education, by Charles H. Judd, professor and head of the Department of Education and director of the School of Education, University of Chicago

Folder 5

Chapter 8: Changing Social Attitudes and Interests, by Hornell Hart, professor of social economy, Bryn Mawr College

Box 4., Folder 1

Chapter 9: The Rise of Metropolitan Communities, by R. D. McKenzie, professor and head of the Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

Folder 2-3

Chapter 10: Rural Life, by J. H. Kolb, professor and chairman of the Department of Rural Sociology in the College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, and Edmund de S. Brunner, research specialist, Institute of Social and Religious Research, and associate professor in rural education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Box 5., Folder 1-2

Chapter 11: The Status of Racial and Ethnic Groups, by T. J. Woofter, Jr., research professor of sociology, Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina

Folder 3-5

Chapter 12: The Vitality of the American People, by Edgar Sydenstricker, chief statistician, United States Public Health Service, and director of research, Milbank Memorial Fund

Box 6., Folder 1

Chapter 13: The Family and Its Functions, by W. F. Ogburn, with the assistance of Clark Tibbits

Folder 2-4

Chapter 14: The Activities of Women Outside the Home, by S. P. Breckinridge, Samuel Deutsch Professor of Public Welfare, University of Chicago

Box 7.

Volume II


Chapter 15: Childhood and Youth (missing)

Folder 1

Chapter 16: Labor Groups in the Social Structure, by Leo Wolman and Gustav Peck, member of the faculty of economics, College of the City of New York

Folder 2

Chapter 17: The People and Consumers, by Robert S. Lynd, professor of sociology, Columbia University, with the assistance of Allice C. Hanson

Folder 3-4

Chapter 18: Recreation and Leisure Time Activities, by J. F. Steiner, professor of sociology, University of Washington

Box 8., Folder 1-2

Chapter 19: The Arts in Social Life, by Frederick P. Keppel, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Folder 3-4

Chapter 20: Changes in Religious Organizations, y C. Luther Fry, director of the Bureau of Standards for the Institute of Social and Religious Research

Box 9., Folder 1

Chapter 21: Health and Medical Practice, by Harry H. Moore, director of the Study of the Committee on the Cost of Medical Care

Folder 2

Chapter 22: Crime and Punishment, by Adwin H. Sutherland, professor of sociology, University of Chicago, and C. E. Gehlke, professor of sociology, Western Research University

Folder 3

Chapter 23: Privately Supported Social Work, by Sydnor H. Walker, assistant director of the Social Sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 4

Chapter 24: Public Welfare Activities, by Howard W. Odum

Box 10., Folder 1

Chapter 25: The Growth of Governmental Functions, by Carrol H. Wooddy, assistant professor of political science, University of Chicago

Folder 2

Chapter 26: Taxation and Public Finance, by Clarence Heer, University of North Carolina

Folder 3

Chapter 27: Public Administration, by Leonard D. White, associate professor of political science, University of Chicago

Folder 4

Chapter 28: Law and legal Institutions, by Charles E. Clark, dean and Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University, and William O. Douglas, associate professor of law, Yale University

Folder 5

Chapter 29: Government and Society, by C. E. Merriam, professor and chairman of department of political science, University of Chicago

Folder 6

Appendix: Improvement in Statistics of Social Trends, by Stuart A. Rice. Mimeograph copy