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Biographical material [series]

The Biographical Materials series, .5 linear feet, contains clippings, press releases, biographical statements, curriculum vitae, photographs, and general information concerning the personal and professional career of J. David Singer. Interesting items include a file concerning Professor Singer's loss of his United States security clearance, copies of his "Red Squad" police surveillance files, and a 1981 appearance before the United States Congress.

Box   1  
Assorted Biographies
Box   1  
Congressional Appearance 1981
Box   1  
Consulting, United States Air Force 1965, MITRE Corporation, 1967, Bendix, 1965-1966, Stanford Research Inc., 1966, and others 1965-1967
Box   1  
Curriculum Vitae
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
"In Praise of David Singer"
Box   1  
Photographs
Box   23  
Photographs
Box   1  
Press Clippings (2 folders)
Box   1  
Professional Activities Questionnaires 1985-2001
Box   1  
Red Squad Michigan State Police File
Box   1  
Security Clearance, Federal Government (includes FOIA requests)
Box   1  
"The Singer Curve," 1986-1987
Box   1  
Singer Festschrift
Box   1  
Transcription of Court Testimony 1986
Box   1  
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Department of State 1967-1972
 
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  
Materials Undated
 
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  
Material Undated
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," (United Nations Colloquium) 1978
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
 
Correspondence 1978-2000 [series]

The Correspondence Series (1978-2000), approximately 6.75 linear feet, is arranged chronologically and topically into two subseries. It consists of incoming and outgoing letters written primarily between Singer and his professional colleagues. Also included are letters to friends, the media, prominent political figures, and various presidents of the University of Michigan. In addition, there is one separate file folder of correspondence between Singer and the economist Kenneth Boulding and his wife Elise.

Materials in this series provide information on Singer's job search as a young Ph.D. graduate, and a wealth of information on his thoughts on political science, war research, and other societal concerns (found in the "Letters to the Editor" and "Policy Makers" folders). Other items, such as the MacArthur Foundation file and the "Dis-satisfaction" folder, shed light on some of the professional controversies that occurred during Singer's career.

 
Chronological
Box   6  
1947-1975 (15 folders)
Box   7  
1976-1990 (17 folders)
Box   8  
1990-June, 1998 (26 folders)
Box   9  
July, 1998-2000 (37 folders)
Box   10  
2001-2004 (29 folders)
Box   11  
2005-2007
 
Topical Correspondence
Box   11  
Boulding-Singer Correspondence 1990-1992
Box   11  
Chinese Translations 1990-1992, 1999
Box   11  
The Congress of Scientists on Survival, New York City 1963
Box   11  
"Dis-Satisfaction," 1982-1997
Box   11  
Elected Officials (Political Issues) 1962-1989
Box   11  
Inter-University Consortium for Political Research, incl. International Archive 1967-1971
Box   11  
Job Search 1995
Box   11  
Russell Leng 1971-1975
Box   11  
Letters to Editor 1951-1993 (5 folders)
Box   11  
MacArthur Foundation Grant 1984
Box   11  
Miscellaneous
Box   11  
Hana Pakorna Case
Box   11  
Policy Makers 1950-1978 (4 folders)
Box   12  
Publishers 1965-1976 (2 folders)
Box   12  
James Lee Ray 1974-1981
Box   12  
Reports from Assistants 1964-1970
Box   12  
Gerald Schneider-Ohio June, 1995
Box   12  
Melvin Small and Vilma 1964-1970
Box   12  
William Thompson, War Anthology 1983-1984
Box   12  
U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1971
 
Lectures and Conferences 1960-1996 [series]

The Lectures and Conferences series (1960-1996), approximately .75 linear feet, contains information regarding lectures given by Singer and conferences in which he participated. There are a few speech transcripts included, but much of the materials provide only background information. Also included in this series is background information on his lecture tours of the Western United States, Europe and Asia from 1977 to 1978.

Box   12  
Correspondence 1960-1989 (13 folders)
Box   13  
Correspondence 1994-1995
Box   13  
American Political Science Association-Chicago August 13-September 3, 1995
Box   13  
Carter Center Conference August 28-29, 1995
Box   13  
Gronigan/Amsterdam September, 1995
Box   13  
"History of War Research," 1978
Box   13  
Import of Military Spending
Box   13  
"Interdisciplinary Research: A Social Science Perspective," January 21, 1993
Box   13  
International Studies Association 1995-1996
Box   13  
Israel May 27-30, 1995
 
Lecture Tours
Box   13  
Asia 1978
Box   13  
Europe 1977
Box   13  
Western United States 1977
Box   13  
Miscellaneous Public Appearances, Speeches (includes transcript)
Box   13  
Norway June, 1996
Box   13  
Peace Research Institute Office
Box   13  
Peace Science-Columbus October 13-15, 1995
Box   13  
Rolling Chair, Gronigan
Box   13  
Sweden June 5-13, 1995
Box   13  
Symposium on Armament, Tension, & War September 1977
Box   13  
Vienna November 15-23, 1993
Box   13  
Uppsala November 17-21, 1993
Box   13  
"The U.S. Foreign and Military Policies in the 1980s" 1978
 
Publications 1957-2007 [series]

The Publications series, approximately 2.5 linear feet, contains over 250 items in the chronological Articles and Manuscripts subseries, spanning the duration of J. David Singer's career. A selected number of articles also contain their accompanying research files, and are organized by the name of article. Additional notable items include a 1992 "Armed Rivalry in the Middle East" unit for High School Students and a report titled: "Soviet and American Foreign Policy Attitudes: A Content Analysis of Elite Articulations," prepared for the United States Naval Ordnance Test Station in 1964

 
Articles and Manuscripts
Box   13  
9 items 1953-1959
Box   13  
1960s (4 folders)
Box   13  
1970s (2 folders)
Box   14  
1970s (4 folders)

(cont.)

Box   14  
1980s (4 folders)
Box   14  
1990s (2 folders)
Box   14  
2000-2007 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Undated (2 folders)
Box   15  
Abstracts 1963-1988
Box   15  
"Armed Rivalry in the Middle East: A Unit for High School Students," 1992
Box   15  
"Beyond Conjecture in International Politics"
Box   15  
Book Reviews
Box   15  
Book Reviews and Publisher Ephemera
Box   15  
"The Correlates of War I & II"
Box   15  
"Cumulative Papers in International Research"
Box   15  
"Deterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament"
Box   15  
"Explaining War: Selected Papers from the Correlates of War Project"
Box   15  
"Financing International Organization"
Box   15  
"Forewords and Prefaces"
Box   15  
"Human Behavior and International Politics"
Box   15  
"International War: An Anthology"
Box   15  
"Measuring the Correlates of War"
Box   15  
"Models, Methods, and Progress in World Politics: A Peace Research Odyssey"
Box   15  
"Orbis"
Box   15  
"The Political Origins of International War: A Multifactorial Review"
Box   15  
"Quantitative Indicators in World Politics"
Box   15  
"Quantitative International Politics"
Box   15  
"Resort to Arms: International and Civil Wars, 1816-1980"
Box   15  
"The Study of International Politics"
Box   15  
"To Augur Well: Early Warning Indicators in World Politics"
Box   15  
Translations, French (Quebec) 1984, German, 1974, Italian, 1965, and Swedish, 1985 1965-1985
Box   15  
Translations, German; Italian; Japanese; and Korean
Box   15  
United States Naval Ordnance Test Station, "Soviet and American Foreign Policy Attitudes: A Content Analysis of Elite Articulations," 1964
 
Grant Proposals 1958-1997 [series]

The Grant Proposal Series (1958-1981), approximately 2 linear feet, contains files on Singer's involvement in actively obtaining funding from various foundations in order to continue his research in the area of peace and conflict studies, including the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Box   16  
ABE Proposal (United States -- Japan) 1992
Box   16  
Berlin Project 1979-1981
Box   16  
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 1994
 
Ford Foundation
Box   16  
1975-1977
Box   16  
1978
Box   16  
1980
Box   16  
Funding Proposals and Correspondence 1986-1997
Box   16  
Funding Proposals, Funded 1989, 1992
Box   16  
Funding Proposals, Un-funded 1975-1997 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Guggenheim Foundation 1978
Box   16  
Miscellaneous Proposals and Evaluations
 
National Science Foundation
Box   16  
1967-1969
Box   16  
1971-1972
Box   16  
1973-1974
Box   16  
1975-1982
Box   16  
1984
Box   16  
1986
Box   16  
1992
 
Phoenix Project
Box   17  
1958-1968
Box   17  
1978
Box   17  
1981
Box   17  
1988
Box   17  
1990
Box   17  
Rackham Faculty Research 1980-1981
 
Research Proposal Evaluations and Manuscripts
Box   17  
1961-1999 (12 folders)
Box   17  
General Files (4 folders)
Box   17  
United States Institute of Peace 1988
Box   17  
World Society Foundation 1986-1992
 
Teaching 1959-2004 [series]

The Teaching Series, approximately .5 linear feet, contains syllabi, exam questions, and some anonymous course evaluations of the numerous classes that Professor Singer has taught at the University of Michigan. Also included is a folder concerning a class given at National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

Box   18  
National Chengchi University, Department of Diplomacy, International Security in the Global System 1998
Box   18  
PS 160, Introduction to World Politics 1971
Box   18  
PS 167, Foreign Policies of the European Powers 1959-1960
Box   18  
PS 266, Proseminar in International Relations 1958-1960
Box   18  
PS 361, Current Issues in World Politics 1983
Box   18  
PS 450 1990
Box   18  
PS 460, Problems in World Politics
Box   18  
PS 471, United States Foreign Policy 1979-1999
Box   18  
PS 472, International Security Affairs 1968-1969
Box   18  
PS 489, The Global System
Box   18  
PS 498, The Global System; War and the Environment: A Lethal Reciprocity; War in World Politics; From War to War; Unconventional Foreign Policies; Intelligence and Foreign Policy Prediction; The Soviet Union and the World Economy 1990-2004
Box   18  
PS 498, Intelligence and Prediction in Foreign Policy 2002
Box   18  
PS 600, Proseminar in World Politics
Box   18  
PS 661, Theory Building in World Politics 1965-1993
Box   18  
PS 661, Coursepack
Box   18  
PS 662, System and Behavior in World Politics: Toward an Interdisciplinary Science 1966-1979
Box   18  
PS 664, Research Strategy and Methods in International Relations 1966-1999
Box   18  
PS 667, Analysis and Prediction in Comparative Foreign Policy 1975-1989
Box   18  
PS 668, War in World Politics 1971-2001
Box   18  
PS 671, United States Foreign Policy in the Global Complex 1997-1999
Box   18  
PS 672, Proseminar in International Peace and Security 1986
Box   18  
PS 768, Research Seminar on Conflict Systems 2002
 
Programs 1972-1989 [series]

The Programs series (1972-1989), approximately 3 linear feet, contains information on the Law and World Politics and Peace research programs, and include proposals for research.

There is extensive information regarding the Correlates of War Project, also known as COW. Extant are correspondence which provides an excellent snapshot of the daily operation of the project and discussions regarding the selection and presentation of data. Although the COW, Staff Meeting Notes (1971-1975) are somewhat cryptic, those already familiar with the project will find these notes helpful in understanding the resolution of various methodological problems in the research. There are also hard-copy printouts of data sets.

 
Correlates of War
Box   18  
A Brief History
Box   18  
Bibliographies 1982-2001
 
Correspondence
Box   18  
1967-1968
Box   18  
1978-1979
Box   18  
2001
Box   18  
2004-2006
 
Data
Box   18  
Coders' User Manuals
Box   18  
Correspondence Regarding Data 1967-1986
Box   18  
Descriptors
Box   18  
Findings
Box   18  
Miscellaneous Data Sets (2 folders)
Box   19  
War Data Sets (2 folders)
Box   19  
War Typology
Box   19  
Database Acquisition
Box   19  
Douglas M. Gibler Publications
Box   19  
Drafts 1976
Box   19  
Future of War Workshop 2001
Box   19  
ICPSR Codebook
Box   19  
ICPSR, "Wages of War, 1816-1980"
Box   19  
Internet Sites, Printouts 1996-2007
Box   19  
Interim Report and Rationale 1972
Box   19  
Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Newsletter undated
Box   19  
Research Descriptions, Annual Reports 1962-1994
Box   19  
Research Design (2 folders)
Box   19  
Staff Meeting Notes 1971-1975
Box   19  
Staff Rosters 1983-2004
Box   23  
Analyses 1966-1981 (2 folders)
Box   23  
Indicator papers 1970-1986
Box   23  
Research proposals 1975, 1988 (2 folders)
 
Data Development for International Research, DDIR
Box   19  
Correspondence
Box   20  
National Science Foundation Grant, Proposals, Ephemera
Box   20  
Update Newsletter 1986-1990
Box   20  
Faculty Research Seminar on Arms Control 1961-1964
Box   20  
Law and World Politics 1975-1989 (3 folders)
Box   20  
Peace Research 1972-1989 (4 folders)
 
Later Materials [series]

Papers received after Professor Singer's death comprise the Later Materials series. Most of this includes e-mail communications, files relating to various proposed publications, unpublished manuscripts and miscellaneous departmental communications.

Box   20  
Miscellaneous e-mails, reviews, and later teaching activities  (bulk 2000-2009) (7 folders)
 
Regarding publications
Box   20  
Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace
Box   20  
International Encyclopedia of Peace
Box   20  
Sage handbook of Conflict Resolution
Box   20  
Wages of War
Box   20  
Earlier materials 1960s-1990s
Box   20  
"Empirical knowledge on world politics: summaries of data-based research, 1970-1988," 1990 1960s-1990s
 
Unpublished manuscripts
Box   20  
"The correlates, causes, and consequences of war, 1816-1975," 1975
Box   20  
"Crowding and combat in animal and human societies: the European nations, 1816-1965," 1971
Box   20  
"Random thoughts on projected needs of the international politics field," 1967
Box   20  
"Ecological and behavioral correlates of modern international war," 1971
Box   20  
"War, peace, and global governance," 1996
Box   20  
"The management of serious international disputes: historical patterns since the Congress of Vienna," 1979
Box   20  
"Capabilities, allocations, and conflict avoidance among major powers, 1816-1976: a research note," 1987
Box   20  
"Armed conflict in the ex-colonial regions: from classification to explanation," 1994
Box   20  
"Papers by others," 1985 1988-1989
 
Audio Visual Materials [series]

The Audio Visual series, 1 linear ft, contains audio tapes of political science lectures given by Professor Singer and others. Also included are VHS tapes and digital materials of interviews and special programs.

 
Audio Tapes
Box   21  
"J. David Singer, Department of Political Science" (1 audiocassettes)
 
PS 160 Lectures (5 audiotapes (reel-to-reel tapes; 3 3/4 ips))
Box   21  
January 14, 1971, January 19, 1971
Box   21  
January 21, 1971, January 26, 1971
Box   21  
February 11, 1971, April 13, 1971 (Anatol? Rapoport guest lecturer) 1971

(side one poor recording quality)

Box   21  
February 16, 1971, April 15, 1971
Box   21  
Kathy Kelleher and Ken Organski April, 1975
Box   21  
Lecture on world politics undated (1 audiotape (reel-to-reel tapes))
Box   21  
Lecture on global terrorism at the University of Michigan International Center October 10, 1972 and untitled lecture at Temple University, undated 1972, undated (1 audiotape (reel-to-reel tapes))
Box   21  
Untitled and unidentified (5 audiotapes (reel-to-reel tapes))
 
Digital Materials
  Online  
Correlates of War Seminar Photographs 2006

(Contains photographs of the seminar at the University of Michigan and a gathering in the Singer-Macaulah backyard.)

[access item]
  Online  
State University of New York at Binghamton Commencement 2007 [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library]

(Contains a recording of the commencement ceremony where J. David Singer received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.)

[access item]
  Online  
Video Conference undated

(Contains a recording of a video conference where Singer recollected his career and held a question and answer session with students about their class case studies.)

[access item]
 
Videotapes
Box   21  
"Peace In Our Time," Alumni University July, 1993 (2 videotapes (VHS (TM)))
Box   21  
"Peace Research and the Current World Scene," Alumni University August 12, 1991 (2 videotapes (VHS (TM)))
Box   21  
"War and Peace in the Global Village," Alumni University June 26, 1989 (2 videotapes (VHS (TM)))
Box   21  
"War and Peace Seminar," (Moore and Turner), University of Virginia Law School February, 1999 (1 videotape (VHS (TM)))
Box   21  
"War on Terror Film Project," Winter 2002 (1 videotape (VHS (TM)))