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Department of Sociology (University of Michigan) records, 1922-2012, undated (majority within 1980-1999)

22 linear feet — 2 oversize boxes — 4.49 GB (online)

Instructional and research unit in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts of University of Michigan. Consists of annual reports; budget files; executive committee minutes as well as records of other department committees and meetings; course evaluations; correspondence files; files relating to the establishment, dissolution, and evaluations of programs; faculty evaluations; photographs; and topical files.

The Department of Sociology records document the administrative history of the department and include annual reports, budgets, committee and departmental meeting minutes, correspondence, course evaluations, photographs, publications, and topical files. Records prior to 1950 and research records of individual faculty members are not well represented. The annual reports and the committee records—particularly the records of the Executive Committee—provide significant information regarding the development of the department.


Leslie Kish Papers, 1952-2001

6 linear feet

Sociologist, a founder of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, specialist in scientific population sampling. Biographical and autobiographical information; including some details on service with Abraham Lincoln Brigade; University of Michigan administrative files; department of sociology course materials; files relating to summer programs in sampling techniques for foreign statisticians; papers on sampling and related topics; files from his association with the Institute for Social Research; organizational files and correspondence.

The papers of Professor Leslie Kish relate primarily to his activities as a university professor and to his research interests. Included as well is an extensive run of his various writings. The papers date from 1952 to 2001 and are divided into six series: Biographical Information, University of Michigan Administrative and Course Materials, Papers and Presentations, Institute of Social Research, Organizations and Activities, and Personal and Professional Correspondence.