Albert Kahn papers  1896-2014
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Topical Files  circa 1940-2000 [series]

The Topical File series, approximately 4.5 linear feet, is arranged alphabetically by topic and evidences all facets of Singer's work from the 1940s through the present. Researchers interested in Singer's early association with the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Center for Conflict Resolution should consult files under those folder headings as well as "Correspondence, general" for the relevant years. Those interested in more general trends in political science research and Singer's appraisals of those trends should consult "Evaluations of Proposals/Manuscripts, 1966-1999", "Research Proposals, 1961-1983", and of "Editorial Board Assignments, 1985-1993."

J. David Singer has spent over thirty years as a political science teacher at the University of Michigan and many portions of the collection pertain to that role. Singer took a keen interest in graduate education in political science generally and the world politics field specifically and folders under "Political Science Department" evidence the evolution of political science education from 1960. For those interested in Singer's views on the impact of budget cuts at the University of Michigan in the early 1980s and on the new priorities in political science research during the Reagan administration, the researcher would do well to consult the general correspondence files for those years.

The folders "Political endorsements and petitions signed" relate most directly to Singer's role as a peace activist. These folders contain letters written on behalf of anti-war causes from the 1960s to the present. Singer's early involvement in the peace movement can be gleaned from the folders "United World Federalists, 1947-1950." It should be noted that Singer was a popular speaker at many academic and non-academic gatherings both in the United States and abroad. Topics ranged broadly from theoretical problems in peace research to contemporary foreign policy issues. Also of particular note are those file folders containing material on international peace associations and Singer's participation in these professional organizations. Hence, researchers interested in peace activism as well as those interested in peace research may want to consult the folders "Conferences and lectures, 1960-1989."

Finally, those interested in campus life in Ann Arbor (especially during the 1960s and 1970s) should consult "University of Michigan Administration." These folders contain correspondence between Singer and various university administrators regarding topics of special interest to Singer on the University of Michigan campus.

Box   1  
Americans For SALT  1979-1980
Box   1  
American Political Science Association  1969-1982
Box   1  
Applications of Social Science and History
Box   1  
Appeasement
Box   1  
Berner Program in Peace Research and Education
 
Center for Research on Conflict Resolution
Box   1  
Correspondence, memoranda and research proposals  1959-1962 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Correspondence, memoranda and research proposals  1963-1972 (8 folders)
Box   2  
Newspaper clippings
Box   2  
 Undated materials
 
Citizens Exchange Corps
Box   2  
Correspondence  1962-1982
Box   2  
Miscellaneous
Box   2  
Newsletters and clippings
Box   2  
China-Taiwan Rivalry
Box   2  
China-USSR Disputes
 
Citizen's Exchange Corps
Box   2  
Correspondence  1962-1982
Box   2  
Miscellaneous
Box   2  
Newsletters and Clippings
Box   2  
Committee for National Security  1980-1985
Box   2  
Computer Research, MIT and the United States Department of State, Advanced Research Projects Agency  1967-1981
Box   2  
Decision-Making in Conflict (2 folders)
 
Disarmament Negotiations Study  1957-1960
Box   2  
Correspondence
Box   2  
Papers
Box   2  
Economics of War
Box   2  
Editorial Board Assignments  1985-1993
Box   2  
Europe  May-June, 1995
Box   2  
Experimental Design
Box   3  
Federation of American Scientists  1991-1995
Box   3  
Foreign Policy and Effective Citizens
Box   3  
Franco-German Rivalry
Box   3  
Gradualist Way to Peace, Ann Arbor Council  1962-1963
Box   3  
Imperialism Models
Box   3  
Intelligence
Box   3  
International Ethics, Quincy Wright  1981-1993
Box   3  
International Political Science Association Research Committee on Peace and Conflict
 
International Society for Research on Aggression
Box   3  
General
Box   3  
Printed Material
 
International Studies Association
Box   3  
 1993-1995
Box   3  
General
Box   3  
Committee Lists
Box   3  
Foreign Associations
Box   3  
Foreign Visits
Box   3  
India
Box   3  
Middle East
Box   3  
Future World Assemblies
Box   3  
Karl W. Deutsch Award
Box   3  
Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee
Box   3  
Singer presidency
 
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Box   3  
Correspondence and board meeting minutes  1959-1982 (8 folders)
Box   4  
Move to Yale University  1971-1972
Box   4  
 Undated material
Box   4  
Klingberg, Frank L., Expert Consultant, Office of the Secretary of War, "Historical Study of War Casualties" manuscript and "Predicting the Termination of War: Battle Casualties and Population Losses,"  1945
Box   4  
Level of Aggression and Analysis
Box   4  
Mid-East Treaties
Box   4  
Military Capabilities, Allocations
Box   4  
Military Expenditures
Box   4  
Military Preparation, Pathology
Box   4  
Miscellaneous  1958-1991
Box   4  
Mobility and Fluidity Data  1970
Box   4  
"National Integrity: The Persistence of Sovereignty and Nationalism," Henry Barbera  circa 1985
Box   4  
National Research Council on Peace Strategy, Correspondence  1962-1974
Box   4  
Non-violence
Box   4  
Nuclear Weapons

(incl. declassified documents)

 
Peace Institutes
Box   4  
Berlin Science Center, International Institute for Conflict and Peace Research  1970-1976
Box   4  
Institute for Peace and Conflict Research (Denmark)  1968-1970
Box   4  
International Peace Research Institute (Oslo)  1963-1981
Box   4  
Peace Science Society  1968-1989
Box   4  
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute  1966-1971
Box   4  
Peace Science Society  1991-2003
Box   4  
Policy Applications of Social Sciences (2 folders)
Box   4  
Political Endorsements and Petitions Signed  1962-1994 (3 folders)
 
Political Science Department
Box   5  
Faculty Appointments and Tenure Decisions  1964-1982
Box   5  
Faculty list  1910-1976
Box   5  
Graduate program  1967-1976 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Institute of Public Policy Studies
Box   5  
Language Requirements (Esperanto)
Box   5  
Master in World Affairs, Proposal
Box   5  
Recommendations For Colleagues  1994-1999 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Teaching Assistants Memoranda
 
World Politics Program
Box   5  
Curriculum  1967-1984 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Graduate Level, Part Time Study
Box   5  
Memoranda  1970-1977 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Miscellaneous  1966-1969
Box   22  
Personnel  1965-1983
Box   5  
Research Club
Box   5  
Russia-Japan Rivalry
Box   5  
Science and Pseudo-Science
Box   5  
Social Science and Foreign Affairs  1968-1970
Box   5  
"The Societal Aspects of Disarmament,"  1978 (United Nations Colloquium)
Box   5  
Social Science Education
Box   5  
Suicide, Homicide
Box   5  
Taipei  November 6-9, 1999
Box   5  
United Nations, Strengthening the Secretary General  1984-1995
Box   5  
United Nations University  1973-1978
Box   5  
United World Federalists  1947-1950 (3 folders)
Box   6  
University Committee on the Problems of War and Peace  1963-1964
 
University of Michigan Administration
Box   6  
General  1965-1982 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Parking operations  1962-1973
Box   6  
Sports activities  1966-1976
Box   6  
USIA Tour, Europe
Box   6  
Vienna  November 1999
Box   6  
Vienna Sabbatical  1990-1991
Box   6  
War Control Planners Inc.  1971-1980
Box   6  
War Data Articles  1996-2001
Box   6  
Weiss, Herbert K., War Distributions  1966-1991
Box   6  
World Peace Tax Fund  1974-1980
Box   6  
World Without War Council  1977-1981