Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan) records: 1936-2017 (scattered) (bulk 1946-2010)
Summary Information
Title: Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan) records
Creator: University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research.
Dates: 1936-2017 (scattered) (Majority of material found within 1946-2010)
Extent: 143.8 linear feet (in 146 boxes), 54.83 GB (online)
Abstract:
The Institute for Social Research (ISR), an interdisciplinary center for social science research, was created in 1949 when the Research Center for Group Dynamics (founded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology) joined the university's Survey Research Center. ISR houses the Center for Political Studies (CPS), Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Population Studies Center (PSC), Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD), and the Survey Research Center (SRC). Records document the founding and development of ISR and its related centers and programs and include audiovisual materials, minutes, correspondence, topical files, reports, and proposals. Administrative records include governance committees and director's files. Records of the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) consist of grant proposals, survey instruments, focus group transcriptions, correspondence, bulletins, and internal governance records created under the auspices of PRBA and its various projects. Records of the Research Center for Group Dynamics are primarily the papers of director Kurt Lewin, including manuscripts and talks. Survey Research Center records consist largely of proposal and project files, although they also include faculty oral histories. The records of the Population Studies Center consist of lectures from its founder, Dr. Ronald Freedman, while the Center for Political Studies contains one binder of material from the American National Election Survey conducted in 1980.
Call number: 8941 Bimu 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Anne Frantilla, 1998; Nicco Pandolfi in February 2017; Chloe Koscheva-Scissons in March 2017; Elizabeth Hannigan, June 2018; Steven Gentry, May 2020.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The record group (donor 3563) was first received in 1959. The bulk of the material was received in six subsequent accessions in 1995 and 1996. Additional accesions were received in 2018 and 2019.

Access Restrictions:

Restrictions apply; see item listing for details.

Select files in the ISR Administrative Files (box 5) and Survey Research Center (boxes 29-30) sub-groups contain personnel materials and are restricted for thirty years from their date of creation.

Select files in the ISR Administrative Files (boxes 53-54, 56, 59-62, 69), Program for Research on Black Americans (boxes 70-81, 86-91, 93-97, 99-100, 103-104, 106, 108-110, 129, 135, 137-139, 144-148), Research Center for Group Dynamics (boxes 120, 124), and the Audiovisual Materials (boxes 98, 100) sub-groups contain executive records and are restricted for twenty years from their date of creation.

Digital transcripts from the Faculty Oral History series in the Survey Research Center subgroup are restricted to the Bentley Historical Library's reading room.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records

  • Personnel-related files , including search, review, promotion, and tenure files, are restricted for thirty (30) years from the date of their creation.
  • Executive records : Records generated by the university's executive officers, deans, directors, department heads, and their designated support staff are restricted for twenty (20) years from the date of their creation.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list of the collection’s finding aid with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

For further information on the restriction policy and placing Freedom of Information Act requests for restricted material, consult the reference archivist at the Bentley Historical Library (bentley.ref@umich.edu) or the University of Michigan Freedom of Information Office website (https://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/).

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Processing Information:

Boxes 121 and 123 were eliminated in processing.

In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Institute for Social Research records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

[item], [URL], Institute for Social Research records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Arrangement

The records of the Institute for Social Research are arranged in eight subgroups reflecting the organizational makeup of ISR and a separate subgroup for audiovisual material: 1. Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK). 2. ISR Administrative Files. 3. Program for Research on Black Americans. 4. Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD). 5. Survey Research Center (SRC). 6. Audiovisual Materials. 7. Population Studies Center. 8. Center for Political Studies.

  1. Center for the Research Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (boxes 24-25, 124)
  2. ISR Administrative Files
    • Governance Committees (boxes 1-10, 57-60, 62-69)
    • Reports and Policies (boxes 10, 55, 124)
    • Director's Files (boxes 10-20, 51-54, 56, 61-62, 69, 124)
    • Assistant Director's Files (boxes 21-24, 51)
  3. Program for Research on Black Americans (boxes 70-111, 125-148)
  4. Research Center for Group Dynamics (box 25-26, 98, 109, 120,122,124)
  5. Survey Research Center
    • Committees and Other Groups (boxes 26-31, 51, 115-116)
    • Director's Files (boxes 31-39, 51)
    • Policies, Press Releases, and Reports (box 39)
    • Project and Proposal Files (boxes 40-50, 113-114, 117-120)
    • Faculty Oral Histories (box 112)
  6. Audiovisual Material (boxes 54, 98, 100, 124)
  7. Populations Studies Center (box 112)
  8. Center for Political Studies (box 143)

History

Introduction

The Survey Research Center, forerunner of the Institute for Social Research, was established at the University of Michigan in 1946, under the direction of Rensis Likert, as a center for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. Fifty years after its founding, the Institute for Social Research (ISR) had become the nation's longest-standing laboratory for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. ISR surveys are a national resource and have set the standard for research design across the country. Findings from ISR studies have contributed to policy and practice on issues ranging from racial prejudice and drug abuse to health, retirement, and welfare. Largely self-supporting through grants and external contracts, ISR has a budget of approximately $80 million.

The Survey Research Center and the Research Center for Group Dynamics

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Likert worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture developing a survey facility to provide data on the problems of farmers and their reactions to federal farm policies. During World War II, Likert's survey work expanded to provide data for several federal agencies. Studies focused on public finance, morale, and government policies, among other topics. After the war, Likert and others sought a university setting that would provide a facility for large-scale sample survey research and greater opportunities for teaching and research in the social sciences. The University of Michigan was selected and Likert was appointed as director. Likert brought with him Angus Campbell, George Katona, Charles Cannell, and Leslie Kish. They were later joined by a number of others, including Daniel Katz, Robert Kahn, and James Morgan. Initially skeptical of the establishment of a research institute not closely connected with a teaching department, the executive officers of the university stipulated that the Survey Research Center (SRC) was to operate through outside grants. The university would provide office space and general university services. Those working for the center originally were not eligible for tenure. To promote its interdisciplinary nature, the center was administratively separate from other schools and colleges, and its executive committee was made up of members from a variety of relevant disciplines.

From the outset, Likert and Campbell, working together, provided excellent leadership. Committed to the delegation of authority and group involvement in major decisions, Likert promoted the center's contributions to national life and Campbell provided superior administrative skills. The senior staff met weekly as a group to discuss and decide upon a wide range of issues.

In 1948, the Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD)—founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in February 1945 by Kurt Lewin—moved to the University of Michigan after Lewin's death in 1947. Dorwin Cartwright continued as the director of RCGD in its new location. In 1949, an umbrella organization for SRC and RCGD was created and named the Institute for Social Research.

Administratively, ISR is composed of several centers, each strongly autonomous in their research and administration. The development, design, administration, and reports of research are center functions. The history of ISR is best understood through each of its research centers. Although the centers have undergone significant change, the core center remains the SRC.

The Survey Research Center (SRC)

Structurally, the SRC consisted of several research programs, as well as four technical sections which were involved in most research projects and conducted their own methodological investigations. The sections included: sampling, field office, coding, and computer support group. Sampling selected national household samples and consulted on sample design and other statistical questions with research from ISR, the university, and other places outside the university. The field office managed the data collection operations of SRC and provided technical assistance to the research staff in preparing data gathering instruments, developing study designs, and analyzing various modes of data collection. The coding section converted the survey data to numeric codes for use in data processing. The computer support group developed and maintained hardware and software for computerized data processing and analysis.

One of the earliest integrated research programs of the SRC was the Economic Behavior Program, which was related to economic decisions made by consumers and businessmen. Initially, under the direction of George Katona who was trained in economics and psychology, the program included annual national surveys undertaken for the Federal Reserve Board from 1946 to 1971. The program also utilized the annual Survey of Consumer Attitudes, which was conducted from the early 1950s several times a year until it became a monthly survey vehicle in 1978. The Panel Study of Income Dynamics was initiated in 1968. A panel study on consumer's debt behavior, it involved interviewing a national sample of 5,000 families to be followed annually over a five-year period. Continuing to the present day, the study has had significant implications for the study of poverty.

A second major sphere of activity within the SRC, initially known as the Human Relations Program and founded in the latter half of the 1940s, focused on leadership, motivation and organizational structure, and effectiveness in formal organizations. Under the direction of Daniel Katz, the program was renamed the Organizational Behavior Program in the late 1950s. It continued through the 1980s and was a national resource for organizational research. New programs in SRC evolved over time. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, members of SRC's Organizational Behavior Program and members of the Research Center for Group Dynamics established the Social Environment and Mental Health program. From 1960 to 1970, research in the program focused on the assessment of stress in work settings and its effects on health. By the 1970s, research in the Social Environment and Mental Health unit focused on job-related transitions, the study of social support as a buffer against the effects of stress, and off-the-job factors that enter into the management of stress. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the program's focus had extended to assessing the development of intervention programs to alleviate stress and adverse mental health consequences, the role of psychosocial factors in the determination and maintenance of health in middle and older age populations, and the source of inequalities in health, especially by race and socioeconomic status. The staff included psychologists, sociologists, and epidemiologists with joint appointments in their departments.

Another major study was the Detroit Area Study (DAS), founded in 1951 by Angus Campbell and Ronald Freedman. Students enrolled in the DAS program simultaneously honed their research and survey competencies while also gathering data relevant to members of Detroit. Initially, DAS was a project within the Survey Research Center and funded entirely by the Ford Foundation. By 1958, the project was funded by the University of Michigan and managed by the university's Department of Sociology. The project was disbanded in 2002, although a successor project—the Detroit Metropolitan Area Communities Studies—was established in 2016 as a project of the Population Studies Center.

A nationwide longitudinal study, "Youth in Transition," was launched in 1965 under the direction of Gerald Bachman to study young men as they entered tenth grade and followed them until five years after most had graduated from high school. The study found that the socioeconomic level of a family had the most pervasive influence on a boy's development of any of the background characteristics measured.

A new program within the Youth and Social Issues program, "Monitoring the Future," was launched in 1975 and would sustain funding through the 1990s. "Monitoring the Future" was originally a five-year series of national surveys to collect data on senior classes and the use of drugs. Eighth and tenth graders were added to the survey in 1991, and in 1992 the survey received an $18 million federal grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The survey has had a major impact on national policies of public health and education—especially regarding the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco—which have helped set the agenda for national drug control policies.

In 2012, the SRC—in concert with the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute—launched the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program. The program focused on sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes of university community members.

SRC has offered a variety of educational opportunities. SRC organized a summer session in 1948—the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques (SRCSI)—that continues to offer graduate-level education on data collection and analysis methods to students from around the world. A special program for training survey sampling statisticians was initiated under the direction of Leslie Kish in the 1960s in conjunction with the summer session. Additionally the Survey Methodology Program (SMP) was established in 1992 within SRC—the program is part of the Michigan Program of Survey Methodology (MPSM) and serves as a survey research and training center. Finally, SRC offers numerous fellowships for students and scholars, such as the Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues and the Regula Herzog Young Investigators Fund.

Currently, SRC faculty focus their theory and research on key social topics, which include: aging, life course development, the role of education, fertility and families, retirement, health disparities, poverty, income and wealth, health measures and behaviors, substance abuse, development and evaluation of interventions, and the role of social networks and environment over the life course. These then provide the framework for some of the most cited and influential studies in the world, for example, Health and Retirement Study (HRS), Monitoring the Future, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, University of Michigan Survey of Consumer Attitudes, National Survey of Family Growth, and the Army Study To Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members. Through its international unit, the SRC also partners with various countries and clients to develop survey data collection and analysis infrastructure.

The Center for Political Studies (CPS)

Another early and continuing interest of the SRC was the study of political attitudes and behavior. The first national election study was conducted after the 1948 election, and the program expanded into other areas of political behavior. This program became the Center for Political Studies (CPS) in 1970, under the direction of Warren Miller. Research expanded to include political socialization of young adults in the mid-1960s, as well as studies of political structures and comparative politics. Between 1948 and 1976, national studies of the American electorate were conducted in 1948, 1952, 1956, and biennially thereafter. These studies—previously known as the Michigan Election Studies Studies—were formalized in 1977 as the National Election Studies (NES) and funded by the National Science Foundation. NES formally established a national resource to sustain and enhance the diversified data that support basic research on voting behavior and public opinion. By the mid-1980s, most of the senior staff had joint appointments in political science. In circa 2005, the National Election Studies were renamed the American National Election Studies (ANES). ANES is currently managed by the University of Michigan and Stanford University.

Currently, CPS emphasizes interdisciplinary research, with scholars holding appointments in the fields of communications, complex systems, history, natural resources, political science, psychology, public policy, social work, and statistics. The center is also very international, with experts in different geographic areas, such as Africa, China, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, and Southeast Asia. Scholars at CPS use a variety of research tools, including advanced computing, datasets, experiments, formal modeling, spatial analysis (Geographic Information Systems/GIS), statistical modeling, and surveys. The center also offers workshops, seminar series, and lectures and staff provide a variety of services in the areas of administration, communication, research development and implementation, and technology.

Over its three-decade history, the CPS has expanded its focus from individual voting behavior to exploring institutions and their effects on policies and individual behavior. The CPS also builds links between comparative, world, and American politics as well as the study of individual behavior and political and economic institutions. The center's other activities include providing a variety of awards and fellowships, assisting countries and clients around the world enhance their social science research capabilities, and working with other fields to address common problems and scientific questions.

The Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD)

The original goals of the RCGD were to conduct research on group behavior and on the relationship of the individual to the group, and to apply research findings as solutions to different social problems. Early projects of the RCGD included research on fraternities, communities and schools, and group functioning. Research for the Office of Naval Research was conducted on various aspects of leadership and authority in the 1950s. Research on the formal structure of groups received attention in the 1960s. In subsequent decades, research included group processes, interpersonal coping and control, and social cognition. By the mid-1980s, the major focus within the RCGD was the study of social cognition, the processes whereby individuals deal with information about themselves and others, and how such information influences social behavior. During this period, almost the entire research staff had joint appointments in the psychology department, specifically social psychology. Other projects have included the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA), Mexican Exposures (MEXPOS), Aggression Research Program, and Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES). The center is also known for holding the Group Dynamics Seminar series, which was started by RCGD founder Kurt Lewin in the 1920s.

The RCGD's overarching goals are not much different than they were when the center was established at MIT. Researchers continue to highlight the importance of "theory-driven" social science research, one that is supported by a human and physical environment. However, the RCGD has grown increasingly cross-disciplinary, with its faculty including psychologists specializing in various backgrounds, anthropologists, economists, neuroscientists, and communication specialists. RCGD has two labs for researchers to use—the Robert B. Zajonc Experimental Lab and U-M HomeLab—and provides financial awards to students via funds like the Robert B. Zajonc Scholars Fund as well as the Eugene and Martha Burnstein University of Warsaw Social Science Scholars Exchange Fund.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political Research (ICPR) was established by Warren Miller in 1962, in cooperation with twenty-one other universities. Its goal was to work toward external collaboration in research on political behavior. The aims of the Consortium included joint planning of new surveys, data curation, and sharing of the common pool of data, as well as coordinating analysis plans to minimize duplication of effort and encourage exchange of current theory and results. Initially a program of the Survey Research Center, ICPR was housed within CPS in 1970 after the latter's foundation, although decisions about acquisitions are made by the ICPR Board. In 1975, the name was changed to Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which reflected its increasingly multidisciplinary nature. In the 1990s, ICPSR separated from CPS and became an independent center within the Institute for Social Research. In 1995, ICPSR Director Richard Rockwell—along with several others—began an effort to create an internationally recognized social science research standard. The standard was produced and revised in the following years. In 2003, the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance was founded to manage and advocate for the standard.

Since 1963, ICPSR has maintained an annual summer training program in methods of quantitative political and social research, the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Courses carry university credit and attract hundreds of research scholars and students each year.

By 2018, the ICPSR had 759 member institutions, a staff of 106, and revenues of approximately 18.8 million dollars, as well as two dozen special topic archives the topics of which include education, aging, criminal justice, HIV, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. An executive director serves as ICPSR's chief executive officer and a council—consisting of twelve individuals elected by ICPSR's membership—serves the organization's executive committee and governing body.

Currently, ICPSR focuses on newly emerging challenges in digital curation and data science, particularly with the paradigm shift towards open access. ICPSR recognizes the importance of data stewardship in the research world, as it encourages information-sharing and scholarly collaboration. In 2014, ICPSR released openICPSR, a research data sharing service that highlights the new role of technology in public-use social and behavioral science research.

In 2020, ICPSR launched the COVID-19 Data Repository, a data archive to share coronavirus-related research.

The Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK)

In 1961, Ronald Lippitt and other ISR staff members began exploring questions concerning knowledge utilization as a coherent and viable domain of inquiry. In the fall of 1962, with the aid of funds provided by the Ford Foundation, Vice President Roger Heyns appointed a university-wide committee to study the need for the development of a new university activity focused on the more effective, practical utilization of scientific knowledge. As a result of the committee's recommendations, the Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK) was established in 1964. Its charge was to research the processes by which scientific knowledge is disseminated and utilized, bridging the gap between the creation of new knowledge and the use of knowledge. Floyd Mann was the first director of CRUSK. Early work at CRUSK focused on how scientific knowledge and innovations were used by different entities, and how other programs generated social research designed to be of use to policy makers. In the first 15 years, CRUSK also included action-oriented staff interested in changing organizations. In later years, CRUSK research focused on health and education policy. By 1971, CRUSK was at its peak in terms of number of programs and size of staff, with seven senior staff. By the mid-1970s, much of the staff had left, including Mann and Lippitt. A large component of CRUSK, which had been concerned with making improvements in elementary and secondary education, was dispersed. In 1986, with many vacant staff positions and a financial struggle, a decision was made to dissolve the center.

The Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA)

The Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) of the Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan) was established in 1976 and represented the first significant assembly of Black students to conduct research across social and political sciences. The program is an ongoing collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of social scientists dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting high quality national data on African Americans and international data on people of African descent in order to inform the creation of effective public policy. The PRBA's research in 2020 focused on discrimination, racism, and resilience; physical and mental health disparities, particularly the reduction of both those disparities as well as health disorders; aging and human development; politics and political participation; and identity and migration.

The program has launched several major research projects since its inception. The National Survey of Black Americans Series (circa 1979-1992) addressed both the limitations in existing research on the study of Black Americans and furnished data on a variety of topics of Black American life. The National Politics Study Series (started in 1984) provides an in-depth investigation of topics relating, but not limited, to Black Americans' political attitudes, perceptions, and electoral behaviors. The National Survey of American Life Series (circa 2001-2004) focused heavily on mental health disorders and disparities among members of different ethnic groups, particularly African-Americans and Blacks living in the Caribbean. Other PRBA projects include WeGlobal: The African American Research and Education Program (alternatively known as the WeGlobal: The African American Research and Education Project or WEGLOBAL), which was founded in circa 2016-2017 by Dr. Deborah Robinson and focuses on the lives and experiences of African American expatriates.

The PRBA also established the African American Mental Health Research Center (AAMHRC) in 1990 with support from the National Institute of Mental Health. The AAMHRC investigated mental health disorders of children, adults, and/or those with chronic mentally illnesses living in urban areas. The PRBA is also part of the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR), a collaborative effort also involving Wayne State University and Michigan State University. The MCUAAAR emphasizes mentoring researchers whose research will focus on older African Americans, enhancing and maintaining diversity in various fields related to health and aging, and enhancing health and reducing health disparities.

Another key goal of the program is to offer research and training opportunities to social scientists and students of color. PRBA provides a variety of workshops and seminars, the topics of which include the broader African American population, aging, mental and physical health, and the research process. The program also published an in-house journal, African American Research Perspectives from 1994 to 2010.

James S. Jackson

Dr. James Sydney Jackson (born 1944) received his B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University (1966), M.A. in Psychology from the University of Toledo (1970), and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Wayne State University (1972). He began serving at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor of psychology in 1971 and had received full professor status by 1986.

Jackson was instrumental in establishing the PRBA and served as its director from 1976-2005. He launched the National Survey of Black Americans, which pioneered the concept of non-comparative racial research. He also directed the most extensive social, political behavior, and mental and physical health surveys on the African American and Black Caribbean populations ever conducted: "The National Survey of American Life," "The Family Survey across Generations and Nations," and the "National Study of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics." Overall, Jackson has served as the principal co-principal investigator for more than 40 funded research projects.

Jackson holds a number of positions at the University of Michigan, including Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Faculty Associate, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health; and the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology. He also served as Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in School of Public Health (1990-2007), in addition to other roles. His research focuses on racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, and coping and health among Blacks in the Diaspora.

In addition to leading the PRBA, Jackson has served in numerous other leadership roles at the University of Michigan and beyond. These have included being the Director of the Institute of Social Research (2005-2015), Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (1998-2005), Research Center for Group Dynamics (1996-2005), and the African American Mental Health Research Center (1990-2000). Outside of the University of Michigan, he served on several committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and its National Research Council, as National Chairman of the Black Students Psychological Association (1970-1971), and as Chair of the National Association of Black Psychologists (1972-1973).

Jackson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology (2019), James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Distinguished Career Contributions in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Sciences (2007), and Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, American Psychological Association (2001).

Jackson has received a number of other honors over the course of his career, including being elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He was also named a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (2012) as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010), American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005), Association for Psychological Science (1989), and American Psychological Association (1989), among others. He is also a founding member of the new "Aging Society Research Network" of the MacArthur Foundation.

In August 2014, Jackson was sworn in to serve a six-year term on the National Science Board, the advisory board of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Board oversees the NSF, as well as provides the president and Congress with policy-related advice regarding science, engineering, and education in those fields.

Population Studies Center (PSC)

The Population Studies Center was formed in 1961 by Ronald Freedman, who served as Director from 1962-1971. The Center was originally established as unit in the Department of Sociology. It became an autonomous unit of the School of Literature, Sciences, and Arts in 1991 and transitioned to the Institute for Social Research in 1998.

The Center conducts inter-disciplinary demographics research in the core areas of population health and health disparities; relationships, family, and reproductive health; human capital, income and wealth; place, space and inequality; population dynamics; and innovations in data and methods. The research projects are often funded by important public and private organizations, including various National Institute of Health (NIH) institutes, such as the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institute on Aging (NIA); National Science Foundation (NSF); and Ford Foundation. The PSC has also offered fellowships and apprenticeship for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars.

The Institute for Social Research (ISR)

Throughout its history, funding sources and staff compensation have been important issues. In the mid-1960s, research expanded in many different directions and new research techniques were explored. ISR staff expressed concern regarding the direction of research, fiscal constraints, and the ability to attract new senior staff members. The University Of Michigan Board Of Regents granted tenure privileges to senior members of the professional staff of ISR on November 15, 1968, although as early as 1952, a report to the president requested tenure be extended to institute personnel.

By the early 1950s, the staff of ISR had grown from a dozen to over 200. After a series of temporary locations, which included the basement of the University Elementary School and space in Old University Hall, ISR moved into its own building on Thompson Street in 1965 with a second wing added in 1976. Construction on a third wing began in 1988 and was completed the following year. In 2000, a project was initiated to renovate and put an addition on the Perry Building, which currently houses several components of ISR—the project was completed in 2002. A second construction project—designed to add a 52,000 square foot to the Perry Building—began in 2004 and was completed in 2006. Another construction project—which would add a 56,700 square foot addition to the Thompson building as well as renovate a significant portion of the building—began in 2012 and was completed in 2014.

Early support from the psychology and sociology departments was crucial in the decision to establish ISR at the university, and ties between those units were strengthened and enlarged over the years. ISR staff have taught in a variety of disciplines, including economics, journalism, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology, education, public health, law, social work, business administration, and engineering. Staff have also collaborated with different schools, colleges, and departments on various research projects, or made available the sampling, coding, interviewing, and data processing to staff. Over the years, ISR members have become increasingly involved in departmental activities.

ISR was characterized in its early years by rapid growth; in the 1950s, research volume increased from an annual rate of less than $1 million to about $2 million. Annual volume in the 1960s increased from about $2 million to $7 million, and from about $7 million to $14 million in the 1970s. In 1981, ISR confronted a severe loss of revenue due to decreased support at the federal level, which forced ISR to look for support from local and state governments, and private industry. In 1982-1983 the Institute's Computer Service Facility was dismantled and its IBM 360/40—acquired in 1967—was given to the Computing Center, in an effort to reduce administrative and support services. In the late 1970s, a computer-assisted telephone interviewing and direct-data entry system was developed at the SRC, and is still in use.

Rensis Likert retired as director of ISR in 1970 and was succeeded by Angus Campbell from 1970 to 1976. F. Thomas Juster became director in 1976, and completed his second five-year term as director in mid-1986. He returned to the Economic Behavior Program within the SRC. Philip Converse assumed the role of director in 1986 and stepped down from that position in January 1989. Robert B. Zajonc was director from 1989 to 1994. Harold K. Jacobson served as acting director from 1994-1995, in addition to his role as director of CPS. David Featherman assumed the role of director in 1995. James Jackson was his successor, serving from 2005 to 2015. David Lam, chair of the Department of Economics, succeeded James Jackson in 2015.

In 1986, at the suggestion of President Shapiro and Vice President Frye, an outside committee was asked to review ISR. Chaired by Professor James Tobin of Yale University, its report made a number of recommendations regarding possible directions and developments, some of which were subsequently implemented. As of 1997, ISR was the nation's longest-standing laboratory for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. Its professional and administrative staff numbered over 350 and the research staff represent the disciplines of psychology, political science, economics, and sociology, among others.

ISR's mission is threefold: to plan and conduct rigorous social science research, to disseminate the findings of this research, and to train future generations of social scientists. The institute's scientific method is supported by organizational diversity. In doing so, ISR promotes core values of equal protection, equal opportunity, equal access, and inclusion in all its actions and initiatives.

In 2005, James Jackson was appointed the leader of ISR. Jackson was the former director of the Research Center for Group Dynamics, Program for Research on Black Americans, and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. Also in 2005, Nancy Burns became the first woman to lead an ISR center when she was appointed director of the Center for Population Studies. In 2016, Margaret Levenstein was named ICPSR's director—she was the first woman to hold this position. ISR has celebrated numerous anniversaries over the decades. To mark the institution's 50th anniversary, an oral history project was initiated and oral histories of individuals collected to the ISR were collected. As part of its 60th anniversary, a time capsule to be opened in 2049—the institute's 100th anniversary—was buried in Fall 2009. Additionally, as part of the University of Michigan's Bicentennial, a symposium entitled "Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science Bicentennial Symposium" was held on November 9-10, 2017.

As of 2020, students can—in addition to those programs offered via ISR's individual centers— enroll in graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs offered via the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM). Established in 2001, MPSM involves faculty and scientists from various departments—including the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the School of Public Health; the School of Information and the Institute for Social Research—teaching survey methodology. Students can also enroll in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM), a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, and organizations including the survey research firm Westat Inc.

Directors of Institutes and Centers

Institute for Social Research

1948-1970 Rensis Likert
1970-1976 Angus Campbell
1976-1986 F. Thomas Juster
1986-1989 Philip Converse
1989-1994 Robert B. Zajonc
1994-1995 Harold K. Jacobson (acting)
1995-2005 David L. Featherman
2005-2015 James S. Jackson
2015- David Lam

Research Center for Group Dynamics

1948-1959 Dorwin Cartwright
1959-1978 Alvin Zander
1979-1982 Philip Brickman
1982-1989 Robert B. Zajonc
1989-1996 Richard E. Nisbett
1996-2005 James E. Jackson
2006-2012 Rowell Huesmann
2013-2015 Jerome Johnston
2015- Richard Gonzalez

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

1962-1970 Warren E. Miller
1970-1971 Samuel Barnes (acting)
1971-1975 Richard Hofferbert
1975-1991 Jerome Clubb
1991-2000 Richard C. Rockwell
2001-2009 Myron Gutmann
2009-2016 George Alter (acting 2009-2011)
2016- Maggie Levenstein

Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge

1964-1973 Floyd Mann
1973-1974 Nathan Caplan (acting)
1974-1979 Donald Pelz
1979-1980 David Bowers
1980-1984 Lee Sechrest
1984-1986 Jerome Johnston and Paul Wortman

Center for Political Studies

1970-1981 Warren Miller
1982-1986 Philip Converse
1986-1996 Harold K. Jacobson
1996-2002 William Zimmerman
2003-2004 Mark Tessler
2005-2014 Nancy Burns
2014-2015 Michael Traugott (interim)
2015- Ken Kollman

Survey Research Center

1946-1948 Rensis Likert
1948-1970 Angus Campbell
1970-1976 Robert Kahn
1976-1982 Stephen Withey
1982-1990 Howard Schuman
1990 Jerald G. Bachman (interim)
1991-2001 James House
2001-2009 Robert M. Groves
2009-2014 William Axinn
2014-2019 Trivellore Raghunathan
2019- Matthew Shapiro

Population Studies Center

1962-1971 Ronald Freedman
1972-1976 David Goldberg
1977-1987 Albert Hermalin
1988-1990 William Mason
1991-1994 Barbara Anderson
1994-2003 David Lam
2003-2008 Arland Thornton
2008-2010 David Lam
2010-2013 Pamela Smock
2013-2020 Jeffrey Morenoff
2020- Sarah Burgard

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) records are dated from 1936-2017 (scattered) and consist of 143.8 linear feet (in 146 boxes) and digital files (online). Materials in this record group include audiovisual material, committee files (which include minutes and agendas), correspondence, directors' files, oral histories, publications, reports, and topical files. These records document the founding and subsequent development of ISR as well as its centers and programs, particularly the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) and the Survey Research Center (SRC). The records also provide an overview of ISR's administration and the evolution of social science survey research methodology.

There are gaps in the records, which can be addressed in part through the papers of Rensis Likert, Angus Campbell, Dorwin P. Cartwright, and Philip E. Converse—all of which are held at the Bentley Historical Library (BHL). When viewed in conjunction with other ISR-related personal papers in the Bentley Historical Library, a rich and detailed picture of the growth of ISR as a center and the social science research discipline emerges.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • African Americans.
  • Aging.
  • Blacks -- United States.
  • Family.
  • Mental health.
  • Political participation.
  • Public opinion.
  • Race relations.
  • Social psychology.
  • Social sciences -- Research.
  • Social surveys.
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Digital file formats.
  • Film reels.
  • Oral histories (document genres).
  • Phonograph records.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Campbell, Angus, 1910-1980.
  • Cannell, Charles F.
  • Cartwright, Dorwin.
  • Converse, Philip E., 1928-2014.
  • Freedman, Ronald, 1917-2007.
  • Gurin, Gerald, 1922-
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
  • Jackson, James S. (James Sidney), 1944-
  • Juster, F. Thomas (Francis Thomas), 1926-
  • Kahn, Robert Louis, 1918-
  • Katz, Daniel, 1903-1998.
  • Kish, Leslie, 1910-2000.
  • Lewin, Kurt, 1890-1947.
  • Likert, Rensis, 1903-1981.
  • Miller, Warren E. (Warren Edward), 1924-1999.
  • Morgan, James N.
  • Pelz, Donald Campbell, 1921-
  • University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies.
  • University of Michigan. Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge.
  • University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research.
  • University of Michigan. Population Studies Center.
  • University of Michigan. Program for Research on Black Americans.
  • University of Michigan -- Research.
  • University of Michigan. Research Center for Group Dynamics.
  • University of Michigan. Survey Research Center.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK) 1959-1985 (with gaps) [subgrp]

The Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK) subgroup consists of 2.25 linear feet of material. There is good documentation in this series for the formative years of CRUSK, including transcripts for the planning sessions of the University Advisory Committee which met from 1962 to 1963. The Director's correspondence, although not complete, includes notes from Ronald Lippitt and others about the formative ideas of such a center. The reports are especially useful for the first six years of CRUSK, when the center was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Documentation of the decision to close CRUSK in 1986 exists in the ISR Director's Topical Files and the ISR Executive Committee minutes.

 
Director's Files 1959-1971, 1985 [series]
 
Committees
Box   24  
Advisory Committee 1965-1966
Box   24  
Structure Committee 1965-1966
Box   24  
Correspondence and Notes 1959-1969 (4 folders)
Box   24  
Review and Planning 1969-1971, 1985
 
Reports and Proposals 1964-1984 (with gaps) [series]
Box   24  
Proposal for the Establishment of CRUSK January 1964
Box   24  
"CRUSK Status and Planning Report No. 4," 1964
Box   24  
"Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, and Human Resources," Status and Technical Report 1964
Box   24  
"An Exploratory Study of Knowledge Utilization," 1966
Box   24  
"Knowledge Utilization: An Emerging Discipline and Profession," 1966 1967
Box   24  
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Annual Reports 1967-1972 (6 folders)
Box   24  
"An Overview of the Center and Its Activities Through Charts and Tables: through December, 1968" January 1968
Box   24  
"A Policy Statement for CRUSK," 1973
Box   24  
"Organizational Development Research Program: Statement of Interests and Qualifications," 1978
Box   24  
Yearbook and Annual Report 1982/83-1983/84
Box   124  
Proposals
 
University Advisory Committee 1962-1963 [series]
Box   25  
Memos and Notes 1963
 
Planning Session Transcripts and Summaries
Box   25  
Seminar on Research Utilization 1962-1963 (2 folders)
Box   25  
Seminar on Research Application 1963
 
ISR Administrative Files 1946-2013 [subgrp] (40 linear feet)

The ISR Administrative Files sub-group (40 linear feet) is comprised of four records series--Governance Committees, Reports and Policies, Director's Files, and Assistant Director's Topical Files--which offer a broad survey of the operation and management of the institute.

 
Governance Committees 1946-2005 [series]

The Governance Committees series (9 linear feet) documents the decision making bodies of ISR, including the Administrative, Executive, and Policy Committees. Core documentation in these files provides an overview of broad issues of concern before ISR, such as relations between ISR and university departments, methods of conveying the value of social science research, as well as other more focused subjects such as key personnel changes and promotion policies.

 
Administrative Committee 1950-1992 [subseries]

The Administrative Committee records date from 1949 to 1992 and consist of agendas, minutes and proceedings, and notes and indexes for scattered years. The agendas and minutes are arranged in a separate chronological series. The agendas for the Administrative Committee meetings include attachments such as project proposals, promotion review material, and memos regarding topics to be discussed at meetings. Issues and actions taken by the Administrative Committee concern the administration of ISR, such as physical space, budget and overhead, project proposals, salaries and promotions, and security and safety. Some of the minutes for the years 1959 to 1968 include agendas for the next meetings. There are gaps in the minutes, especially for the years 1963 through 1966.

 
Agendas
Box   1  
1969-1977 (12 folders)
Box   2  
1978-1983 (11 folders)
Box   3  
1984-1986 (9 folders)
Box   4  
1987-1989 (9 folders)
Box   5  
1990-1992 (12 folders)  [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Minutes and Proceedings
Box   5  
1950-1958 (3 folders)
Box   6  
1959-1966 (2 folders)

(scattered dates)

Box   6  
1967-1987 (20 folders)
 
Notes and Index
Box   6  
Notes from meetings 1952-1959
Box   6  
Index to meetings 1976-February 18,1986
 
Executive Committee 1946-2005 [subseries]

The Executive Committee minutes and agendas are arranged in one chronological series. Minutes for meetings prior to 1949 can be found within the records of the Survey Research Center. The minutes offer insight into key issues such as the creation of new centers, the types of researchers ISR sought to recruit and promote, research design and sources of funding, as well as the institute's relationships with the university. There are occasionally broad discussions of the social sciences; for example in 1990 the committee explored the idea of a Social Sciences Consortium. Also included is a miscellaneous file group consisting of notes from meetings, lists of members, and correspondence.

 
Agendas and Minutes
Box   7  
1949-1981 (25 folders)
Box   8  
1982-1990 (11 folders)
Box   57  
January 1991-January 1992 (10 folders)
Box   58  
March 1993-June 1997 (10 folders)
Box   59  
July 1997-February 2001 (10 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   60  
March 2001-February 2005 (13 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
 
Miscellaneous
Box   9  
Notes from Meetings 1946-1954
Box   9  
Lists of Members 1951-1980
Box   9  
Membership Correspondence 1946-1988 (6 folders)
 
Policy Committee Agendas, Minutes or Proceedings and Notes 1964-2001 (with gaps) [subseries]

The Policy Committee was established in January 1964 as a separate committee from the Administrative Committee and was intended to focus on policy implementation in ISR. Policies addressed by the committee include policies for salaries, the maintenance and development of staff, and research policies. The minutes and proceedings do not exist for all years.

Box   9  
1964-1972 (10 folders)
Box   10  
1973-May 1975 (4 folders)
Box   62  
1988-1993 (12 folders)
Box   63  
April 1993-September 1994 (15 folders)
Box   64  
October 1994-December 1995 (14 folders)
Box   65  
January 1996-April 1997 (15 folders)
Box   66  
May 1997-October 1998 (15 folders)
Box   67  
November 1998-December 1999 (13 folders)
Box   68  
2000 (10 folders)
Box   69  
2001 (9 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
 
Reports and Policies 1947-2000, 2013 [series]

The Reports and Policies series (2 linear feet) includes annual financial reports for scattered years from 1958 to 1984/85, one report of the Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Research dating from 1979, and miscellaneous reports from various committees, including Employee Evaluation, Planning, and Public Relations. There are also two folders of policies relating to ISR--additional information on ISR policies can be found within the director's topical files and SRC—as well as ISR annual reports from 1983 to 2000 and a budget narrative document from 2013.

 
Reports 1950-2000, 2013 [subseries]
Box   10  
Annual Financial Reports 1958-1984/85

(scattered dates)

Box   10  
ICPSR 1979, 1984/85 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Miscellaneous 1950-1968
Box   55  
Annual Reports 1983-2000 (10 folders)
Box   124  
Budget Narrative, FY14 2013
Box   124  
Misc Report Documents 1984
Box   124  
ISR Self Assessment 1996
 
Policies 1947-1967 [subseries]
Box   10  
Academic and Student Appointments
Box   10  
Foreign Scholars
Box   10  
General Funds
Box   10  
Indirect Costs
Box   10  
Leave Without Pay and Special Duty Assignments
Box   10  
Off Campus Assignments
Box   10  
Outside Income and Conflict of Interest
Box   10  
Overtime
Box   10  
Personnel Policies
Box   10  
Professional Meetings and Work Hours
Box   10  
Project Proposals
Box   10  
Publications and Records Management
Box   10  
Regents Proceedings Affecting ISR
Box   10  
Salary and Compensation
Box   10  
Staff Benefits and Class Attendance
Box   10  
Teaching Appointments and Reimbursement to ISR
Box   10  
Tenure
Box   10  
Travel Reimbursements
Box   10  
Visiting Scholars and Gifts to the University
 
Director's Files 1946-2013 [series]

The Director's Files (15.2 linear feet) series date from 1946 to 1986 and are primarily those of Thomas Juster and Angus Campbell but there is some material of Rensis Likert and David L. Featherman. Included in this series is: Correspondence; the Director's Advisory Committee; Federal Budget and National Priorities; Foundations, Associations and other Groups; Topical Files, University of Michigan; and United States Government Units.

 
Correspondence 1953-2013 [subseries]

The largest portion of the correspondence files, which measure 1.5 feet, are arranged alphabetically and are primarily those of Angus Campbell. These files document communication with publishers, researchers, and former ISR employees, among others. There is some overlap between these correspondence files and the University of Michigan and Foundations segments of the Director's files. Of note is the folder of correspondence with Milton Moss, who was funded by ISR from 1973 to 1975 to assist in communicating research findings to federal agencies which might find them relevant. There is also a folder relating to King Features, dating from 1972 to 1975, which documents an attempt to familiarize the public with the findings of social research through a syndicated column.

 
Alphabetical 1953-1986
Box   10  
A-D (4 folders)
Box   11  
E-W (19 folders)
 
David L. Featherman
Box   52  
Correspondence 1990-1992
Box   52  
Correspondence 1997-August 2000 (7 folders)
Box   53  
Correspondence September 2000-March 2003 (12 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   54  
Correspondence April 2003-December 2004 (9 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   56  
Budget circa 2001-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   56  
Center Director's Meeting 2002 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   56  
Detroit Area Study Reports 1988-2004 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   56  
External Review Report 1996
Box   56  
Five Year Planning Document 1997
Box   56  
Fleming meeting 2002 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   56  
Fellowships 1998-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   56  
Fifteenth Anniversary 1997
Box   56  
Project Hubble 2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   56  
Ford Foundation Hubble Report [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   56  
Hollinger Report [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   56  
Kish, Leslie 2000
Box   56  
Memorandum of Agreement 1989-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   56  
National Advisory Council 1999-2000 (2 folders)
Box   56  
Program in Survey Methodology 1999-2013 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   56  
Research Data Center 2000-2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   56  
Tobin Committee Report 1986
Box   56  
AAPOR Heritage Interviews 2005 (2 videotapes (VHS (TM)))  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
 
International Visitors
Box   11  
1971-1986 (7 folders)
 
Memos to Staff
Box   11  
Center Directors 1976-1983
Box   12  
Primary Research Staff 1977-1985
Box   12  
Program Directors 1977-1986
Box   12  
Senior Staff 1977-1981, 1986
Box   12  
Staff 1978-1983
Box   12  
Study Directors 1977-1981
 
Director's Advisory Committee (DAC) 1976-1983 [subseries]

The Director's Advisory Committee (DAC) sub-series (1 linear foot) documents a committee formed in 1976 as a forum to advise the director on substantive long-range issues involving ISR. Initially, five staff members representing the ISR program directors met twice a month in meetings open to any program director or senior study director. The function of the committee was to discuss and make recommendations about various subjects selected by the director. Topics discussed include programmatic review, promotion policies, and computing. DAC was discontinued during Juster's six-month leave in 1983 and upon his return he did not resume the committee but instead convened ad hoc groups of senior staff to discuss particular issues as they arose. These records are most useful for Juster's position papers on such issues as the functions and roles of the centers and the institute, institute level reviews, and development activities.

 
Memorandum and Yearly Files
Box   12  
Memorandum ,1982-1983 1976-1979
 
1976/77
Box   12  
Agenda
Box   12  
Affirmative Action
Box   12  
The Center for Research on Economic Development (CRED)
Box   12  
Development Plans
Box   12  
External Relationships
Box   12  
Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs)
Box   12  
Hiring and Promotion Policies
Box   12  
Public Perceptions of Problems and Policies
Box   12  
Resource Allocation
Box   12  
Retirement Furloughs and Special Duty Assignments
 
1977/78
Box   12  
Agenda
Box   12  
Affirmative Action
Box   12  
Functions and Roles of the Centers and the Institute
Box   12  
Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs)
Box   12  
Library
Box   12  
Plans for Coming Year
Box   12  
Publications Policy
Box   12  
UM Capital Campaign
 
1978/79
Box   12  
General
Box   12  
External Financing
Box   12  
Organizational Growth
Box   12  
Programmatic Review
Box   12  
Promotion Policies
 
1979/80
Box   12  
Agendas and Miscellaneous
Box   12  
Building Program
Box   12  
Computing
Box   12  
Development Campaign
Box   12  
Organizational Structure
Box   12  
Outside Income
Box   12  
Primary Research Staff Appointments
Box   12  
Programmatic Review
Box   12  
Promotion to Tenure Rank
Box   12  
Recruitment/Hiring Policies
Box   12  
Research Agenda
Box   12  
Role of Primary Research Staff in Universities
Box   12  
Training Program
 
1980/81
Box   12  
Agenda Setting
Box   12  
Decision Making
Box   12  
Funding
Box   12  
Growth, Size and Quality
Box   12  
Miscellaneous
Box   12  
Remote Job Entry Station
Box   12  
Recruitment
 
1981/82
Box   12  
Agenda
Box   12  
Building Addition
Box   12  
Cost Containment
Box   12  
Dean's Fund
Box   12  
Development Activities
Box   12  
Funding Crisis
Box   12  
Growth, Size and Quality
Box   12  
Miscellaneous
Box   12  
Overhead
Box   12  
Recruitment and Promotion
Box   12  
Remote Job Entry Station
Box   12  
Retreat
 
Federal Budget and National Priorities 1980-1985 [subseries]

The Federal Budget and National Priorities sub-series (0.5 feet) documents the impact of the Reagan budget cuts on ISR and the initiatives the director and staff took to minimize those cuts. Included are interviews conducted by Patricia Gurin with business executives and foundation officers in the private sector and congressional testimony by ISR staff, as well as correspondence with congressional representatives. These records make apparent the severity of the impact of federal government funding cuts to ISR.

Box   13  
Correspondence 1980-1985 (5 folders)
Box   13  
Congressional Correspondence 1981-1984 (3 folders)
Box   13  
Congressional Testimony 1981-1982
Box   13  
Legislative Aids Visit 1982
 
Foundations, Associations, and Other Groups 1948-1985 [subseries]

The Foundations, Associations, and Other Groups sub-series (1.5 feet) documents efforts to secure funding sources as well as to develop ideas for research projects. The files are primarily those of Angus Campbell, although there are some of Thomas Juster's. Worth noting are the files under National Science Foundation that include the successful proposal for a three-year-grant for $3.1 million. The grant was awarded to ISR in 1971 to provide the sustaining funds necessary to strengthen ISR as a national center for social science research, including expanding the national sampling operation, improving methods and technology, and providing better access to data.

Box   13  
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 1983
Box   13  
American Academy of Art and Sciences 1961-1980
Box   13  
American Association for Public Opinion Research 1954, 1961-1965
Box   13  
American Heritage Foundation 1962-1968
Box   13  
American Psychological Association 1949-1980
Box   13  
Breakthrough 1971
Box   13  
Carnegie Corporation 1970
Box   13  
Charles F. Kettering Foundation 1970-1971
Box   13  
Council on Civic Education 1965-1966
Box   13  
Ford Foundation 1960-1985

(scattered dates)

Box   13  
Foundation for Child Development 1977
Box   13  
Mott Foundation 1976-1984
Box   13  
National Opinion Research Center 1972-1974
 
National Science Foundation
Box   14  
1968-1978

(scattered dates)

Box   14  
1981-1985 (2 folders)
 
Institutional Support Grant
Box   14  
Proposal 1970
 
Committee to Administer the Institutional Grant (CAIG)
 
Correspondence and Committee Notes
Box   14  
1970-1975 (3 folders)

(scattered dates)

Box   14  
Project Reports, 1974-75
Box   14  
Proposals 1971
Box   14  
SRC Committee Reports on Proposed Use of Funds 1971
Box   14  
Final Report 1976
Box   14  
Research Triangle Institute 1976
Box   14  
Russell Sage Foundation 1972-1980
Box   14  
Social Science Research Council 1971-1976
Box   14  
Social and Community Planning Research 1974-1983
Box   14  
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 1948-1957
Box   14  
World Health Organization 1974-1977
Box   14  
York University 1967-1980
 
Topical Files 1946-1986, 1998 [subseries]

The Topical Files sub-series (5 linear feet) are primarily those of Juster. They do contain material from earlier directors, notably the General Funds files. Although these files cover a variety of subject areas, there are several files of note. The Teaching Titles files and the Promotion Policy files are important for the discussion of the relationship of ISR staff to the university and include discussions of tenure and compensation issues as they relate to ISR staff. The folders under Computers and Computing provide documentation of the use of computers at ISR. The Development folders document an effort by ISR to establish funding sources other than government agencies. The folder on Organizational Structure contains correspondence between Provost Adams and Rensis Likert regarding the establishment of ISR at UM. The Executive Officers visit files dating from 1976 to 1982 provide profiles of ISR prepared for visits by senior UM officials. Also of note are the folders on ISR staff retreats and the Visiting Site Committee folders. The 1986 report of the external review committee, known as the "Tobin Report," and the reaction and discussion following the report are useful for insight into the goals as well as strengths and weaknesses of ISR in the mid-1980s.

Box   15  
Affirmative Action 1978-1980
 
Anniversary Celebrations
Box   15  
10 Year Anniversary 1956
Box   15  
Center for Political Studies 1968
 
Committees
Box   15  
Central Services 1982
Box   15  
Long Term Development 1978-1979
Box   15  
Long Range Strategy 1980
 
Research Support
Box   15  
Foundations 1981
Box   15  
Industry 1981
Box   15  
Political Impact 1981
Box   15  
RFP Response 1981
Box   15  
Structure and Norms 1985
 
Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
Box   15  
1979-1980
Box   15  
1984-1985
 
Computers and Computing
Box   15  
General 1972-1982

(scattered dates)

Box   15  
Computer Coordinating Committee 1978-1981
Box   15  
Computer Policy Committee 1975-1977
Box   15  
Computer Services 1961-1970
Box   15  
Direct Data Entry 1978
Box   15  
Hierarchical 1976-1977
Box   15  
Remote Job Entry Station 1981-1982
Box   15  
Word Processing 1977
Box   61  
Textbook draft (10 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   62  
Textbook draft [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   69  
Textbook draft [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
 
Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge (CRUSK)
Box   15  
1961-1973 (3 folders)
Box   51  
1976-1979
 
Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge
Box   16  
1981
Box   16  
1984-1986
Box   16  
Central Services, 1977 1982
Box   51  
CRUSK 1976-1979
Box   16  
Cycles Research Project 1978-1982
 
Development
Box   16  
Correspondence 1976-1984 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Interview Notes 1982-1983
Box   16  
MacArthur Foundation 1984
Box   16  
Memorandum and Notes 1978-1984
Box   16  
Visit of William Gorham of the Urban Institute 1983
Box   16  
Education 1977-1978
 
Energy Conservation 1976-1978
Box   16  
1978
Box   16  
1980-1981
Box   16  
1982 (preparation material)
Box   16  
1985
Box   16  
Response Committee 1985
 
Financial
Box   17  
Endowment Accounts 1985-1986
 
General Funds
Box   17  
1955-1974
Box   17  
1975-1980
Box   17  
1981-1984
Box   17  
General 1964-1985
Box   17  
Intra-University Correspondence 1977-1981
 
Founder's Symposia
Box   17  
1979 (honoring George Katona)
Box   17  
1980 (honoring Rensis Likert)
Box   17  
1981 (honoring Dorwin Cartwright)
Box   17  
1983 (honoring Angus Campbell)
Box   17  
Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Bill 1977
Box   17  
Funding 1978-1981
Box   124  
Holiday Skit 1960
Box   17  
Intercenter Programs 1959
Box   124  
Institute History 1998
Box   17  
Katz-Newcomb Lecture 1985
Box   17  
Market Opinion Research Corporation 1982
Box   17  
National Longitudinal Study 1977
Box   17  
National Science Foundation Site Visit 1977
Box   17  
Organizational Structure 1946-1965

(scattered dates)

Box   17  
Outside Activities 1977
Box   17  
Planning 1955
Box   17  
Promotion Policy 1976-1986
Box   17  
Public Preferences 1977
Box   17  
Publications Board and Division 1978-1979, 1981
Box   17  
Research Topics 1976
Box   17  
Retirement Celebrations 1986, undated
 
Retreat
Box   17  
1981-1982
Box   17  
1984
Box   17  
1988
Box   18  
Social Change 1976-1977, 1982
Box   18  
Space and Building Issues 1963-1982
Box   18  
State of Michigan Department of Energy 1976
Box   18  
Strategic Planning 1983
 
Survey Research Center
Box   18  
Coding Section 1957-1980

(scattered dates)

Box   18  
Field Section 1978-1985

(scattered dates)

Box   18  
Organizational Behavior Program 1977-1980

(scattered dates)

Box   18  
Sampling Section 1955-1981

(scattered dates)

Box   18  
Survey Methodology 1976-1978 (2 folders)
Box   18  
Teaching Titles and Researcher Classification 1952-1962
Box   18  
Time Use 1983
Box   18  
Transportation and Technology 1979-1981
Box   18  
Vietnam War Moratorium 1969-1970
Box   18  
Visiting Committee Site Visit and External Review ("Tobin Report") 1986 (2 folders)
Box   18  
Watts Lines 1976-1977
 
University of Michigan 1946-1986 [subseries]

The University of Michigan Files sub-series (1.25 linear feet) include the correspondence of three ISR directors: Likert, Campbell and Juster. The files document, in part, the interaction between ISR and other university units and the involvement of ISR in university-wide activities. Of note are the Provost file, which contains correspondence relating to the establishment of SRC at UM and the Vice President for Academic Affairs file, for discussions of the use of general funds and salary policies.

Box   18  
Center for Continuing Education for Women 1977
Box   18  
Center for Human Growth and Development 1985
Box   18  
Center for Public Policy Research on Organ Transplantation 1985
Box   18  
Center for Research on Economic Development 1958-1977
Box   19  
Chinese Delegation 1979
Box   19  
College of Engineering 1962-1980

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
College of Literature, Science and the Arts 1953-1954, 1963-1983

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Computing Center 1961-1967
Box   19  
Department of Anthropology 1970
Box   51  
Department of Economics 1979-1983
Box   51  
Department of Economics 1976-1983
Box   19  
Department of Journalism 1971, 1975
Box   19  
Department of Psychology 1969-1980

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Department of Sociology 1957-1984

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Departmental/ISR Relations 1953-1981

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Development 1957-1986

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Division of Research and Development Administration 1984-1985
Box   19  
Dorr, Harold 1958-1965

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Faculty Club Survey 1965
Box   19  
Faculty Salary Study 1978
Box   19  
Faculty Women's Club 1962, 1967
Box   19  
Flint 1979
Box   19  
Fresh Air Camp 1964
Box   19  
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies 1965-1985

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Institute of Gerontology 1985
Box   19  
Institute of Science and Technology 1960-1978

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Law School 1968-1981

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Library 1966, 1973
Box   19  
Mental Health Research Institute 1958, 1960
Box   19  
Office of the President 1967-1983
Box   19  
Office of Research Administration 1958-1964
Box   19  
Presidents Club 1967
Box   19  
Press Club 1966
Box   19  
Provost 1946-1947
Box   19  
School of Business Administration 1957-1986

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
School of Education 1956-1982

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
School of Public Health 1967-1982

(scattered dates)

Box   19  
Senate Assembly Committee 1950-1969
Box   19  
Staff Benefits 1952-1964
Box   19  
Technology-Based Industry Committee 1980-1982
Box   19  
Television Center, 1969 1974
Box   19  
University Seminars 1985
Box   20  
Vice President for Academic Affairs 1972-1986 (2 folders)
Box   20  
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 1951-1970
Box   20  
Vice President for Research 1960-1986 (2 folders)

(scattered dates)

 
U.S. Government Units 1958-1985 [subseries]

The U.S. Government Units sub-series (0.75 linear feet) document correspondence with funding agencies of ISR.

Box   20  
Agency for International Development 1962-1971
Box   20  
Bureau of Census 1969, 1980-1981
Box   20  
Commission on Civil Rights 1973-1975
Box   20  
Commission on Federal Statistics 1971
Box   20  
Department of Defense 1958-1978

(scattered dates)

Box   20  
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1963-1977
Box   20  
Department of the Interior 1970
Box   20  
Department of Labor 1966-1985

(scattered dates)

Box   20  
Department of State 1966-1967
Box   20  
Harris Bill S. 836 1966-1967
Box   20  
Housing and Urban Development, 1968 1977
Box   20  
National Institute of Mental Health 1958-1966
Box   20  
Science Advisor 1978
Box   20  
Small Business Administration 1977-1983
Box   20  
Misc. 1964-1974

(scattered dates)

 
Assistant Directors Topical Files 1949-1989 [series]

The Assistant Director's Topical Files series (2 linear feet) are primarily the files of James Wessell, although some files of Stanley Seashore are included. These files reflect the responsibilities of the assistant directors who had oversight of ISR policy and personnel. Of note are the Affirmative Action files, the files on the building addition, and tenure. The files of the Center's Administrator Group document this group's focus on administrative issues, space needs of the staff, services and facilities, and the recommendations given to the Administrative Committee.

Box   21  
Accounting 1967-1969
Box   21  
Affirmative Action 1967-1988 (3 folders)

(scattered dates)

Box   21  
Anonymity 1962
Box   21  
Assistant Director Job Responsibilities 1959, 1963
Box   21  
Audits 1952-1982 (2 folders)
Box   21  
Black Action Movement 1970
 
Budget
 
General Funds
Box   21  
1964-1971
Box   21  
1981-1989 (3 folders)
 
Building (see also Space)
Box   21  
Architectural Plans 1969-1972
Box   21  
Financial Plans 1969-1972
Box   21  
Addition/Alterations Bidding Requirements prepared by Alden B. Dow Associates, Inc. 1974
Box   21  
Floor Plans 1978
Box   21  
Business Office Manuals 1981-1982
 
Center Administrator's Group (CAG) Agendas Minutes and Notes
Box   21  
1976-1978
Box   22  
1980-1991 (4 folders)
Box   22  
Center for the Research Utilization of Scientific Knowledge 1969, 1984-1989
Box   22  
Central Services 1974-1986

(scattered dates)

 
Committees
Box   22  
Affirmative Action 1974-1980
Box   22  
Communications 1972
Box   22  
Computer/Computing Policy 1970-1978 (2 folders)

(scattered dates)

Box   22  
Historical 1971-1979
Box   22  
Training 1962
Box   22  
Urban Development 1968-1969
 
Computers
Box   22  
Computer Services Facility Oversight Group 1967-1981

(scattered dates)

Box   22  
IBM 360/40 1965-1977
Box   22  
Development 1965-1969
Box   51  
Director's Search Committee 1976-1976
Box   22  
Diversity Initiatives 1987/88
Box   22  
Emeritus Status 1981-1989
Box   23  
Field Office 1969-1983
Box   23  
Graduate Students 1970-1980
Box   23  
Growth 1960-1968
Box   23  
Hayes and Associates Professional and Administrative Salary Study 1972-1977
Box   51  
ISR Director Review 1980
Box   23  
ISR, Inc. 1969
Box   23  
ISR/University of Michigan 1949-1965
Box   23  
Library 1969-1971
Box   23  
Overhead 1969
Box   23  
Publications 1954-1984 (3 folders)
Box   23  
Rensis Likert Associates Inc. 1970-1989

(scattered dates)

Box   23  
Retreat 1988
Box   23  
Social Research Applications 1968
Box   23  
Space (includes NSF proposal for building) (see also building) 1956-1966
Box   23  
Tenure 1961-1968
Box   24  
Vice President for Research 1974-1982
 
Program for Research on Black Americans 1975-2014 [subgrp] (65 linear feet)

The Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) sub-group (comprised of 65 linear feet) contains the records of a sub-unit of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan that was established in 1976. The program is an ongoing collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of social scientists dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting high quality national data on African Americans and international data on people of African descent in order to inform the creation of effective public policy. Another key goal of the program is to offer research and training opportunities to social scientists and students of color.

This sub-group includes a variety of materials from James S. Jackson, former director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR), who currently serves a six-year term on the National Science Board, the advisory board of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Materials include grant proposals, survey instruments, focus group transcriptions, correspondence, bulletins, and internal governance records created under the auspices of the PRBA and its various projects.

 
Administrative Files 1980-1984, 1991-2009 [series]
Box   109  
African American Junior Faculty Mentorship Networks Reports 2000
Box   89  
Clinical Reappraisal of the Research Center for Group Dynamics 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   70  
Comparative Evaluation of MicrOsiris and AnswerTree 1998
Box   110  
Data Use Committee (DUCE) Policies 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   84  
Department of Health and Human Services Trainee Forms 1993
Box   110  
Gender Workgroup 1999-2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   108  
ISR Diversity Committee Materials 2002 (1 binders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   110  
Jackson meeting notes by Minuet Henderson 2008-2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   87  
Minority Investigator Recruitment and Retention 1991-1993
Box   84  
National Institute of Education Correspondence 1980-1984
Box   109  
Office Ergonomic Health Proposals 2006-2007 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   75  
PRBA Office Norms 1995
Box   110  
Program Meeting Notes 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
 
African American Mental Health Research Center 1978-2006 [series]
 
Administrative Files
Box   82  
Administrative Core Minutes 1998-2000
Box   75  
Memoranda 1994-1997
Box   106  
National Advisory Board Meeting of AAMHRP Information Packet 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   99  
Policy Implications of Mental Health Research for Black Americans
Box   82  
Project Administration Files
Box   78  
Year 5 Financial Review 2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Correspondence
Box   94  
1995
Box   95  
NIMH Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders Report and Correspondence 1986-1989
 
Grants
Box   87  
AAMHRC Continuation Grant 1998-2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   82  
AAMHRC 5-Year Renewal Application 1994-1995
Box   82  
AAMHRC Extension Proposal Supplement 1996-1997
Box   92  
African American Mental Health Research Center Proposal 1992
Box   78  
African American Mental Health Research Center Renewal Appendices 2000
Box   78  
African American Mental Health Research Center Renewal Proposal 2000
Box   92  
Appraisals of Religiosity, Coping and Church Support Report
Box   83  
A Study of Black American Life and Mental Health Proposal 1979
Box   91  
Black Churches and Mental Health Service Delivery 1994 (2 folders)
Box   83  
Black Identity and Mental Health Survey Proposal 1978
Box   83  
Black Illness Behavior, Coping and Help-Seeking Proposal 1984
Box   99  
Black Widowhood Paper: Research and Initial Variable Set 1992
Box   95  
Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders Study Correspondence and Reviewers' Comments 1988-1989
 
Child Adolescent Qualitative Mental Health 1995
Box   99  
Focus Group Transcriptions (2 folders)
Box   100  
Focus Group Transcriptions 1994-1996 (4 folders)
Box   99  
Forms and Correspondence 1995
Box   109  
Cross-National Disparities in Minority Mental Health 1996
Box   82  
Early NIMH Proposal for "Research Center for Black Mental Health" 1990-1993
Box   95  
Early Predictors of Conduct Disorder 1992
Box   92  
Family Relationships Through Time and Across Cultures 1991
 
Fathers and Sons Study
Box   94  
Budgets 2000-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   94  
Community Support and Product Development 2001-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   94  
Curriculum Sub-Committee
Box   94  
Facilitator Information 2002-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   94  
Fathers and Sons Support Group 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Outreach Coordinator Job Posting 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   94  
Program Calendars 2002-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Program Evaluation 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Progress Report 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   94  
Publicity Sub-Committee Materials and Agendas 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   94  
Saginaw Comparison Group Materials 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Staff Meetings 2000-2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   94  
Steering Committee 2002-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   95  
Gender, Parental Support and Depressive Symptomology Paper 1996 (2 folders)
Box   82  
International Workgroup on Racism Proposal 1994-1997
Box   81  
Mental Health Treatment of African Americans Minority Supplement 1998-2000
Box   81  
Mental Health Treatment of African Americans Proposal 1997-2000
Box   84  
Method Issues: Ethnic Identity & Mental Health Survey 1979
Box   104  
Mothers' Well-Being Study Questionnaire 1999
 
NCAA Basic Academic Skills Survey (BASS)
Box   82  
NCAA Basic Academic Skills Survey (BASS) Part II 1996
Box   134  
NCAA Study: Project File 1995-1999
Box   134  
NCAA Study: Data 1995-1999
Box   136  
NCAA Study: Data undated
Box   140  
NCAA Progression Data 1995
Box   104  
National Panel Study on Black Mental Health Application
 
National Survey of African American Mental Health
Box   92  
Proposal 1997
Box   88  
Request for Add'l Funds 2000
Box   106  
Grant Application 1998
Box   88  
Non-Competing Renewal 1998-2000
 
Paternity in Early Childbearing: Intergenerational Views
Box   94  
Assessment Form [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
 
Blank Respondent Interviews 1996
Box   95  
Baby's mother interview
Box   95  
Grandmother interview
Box   95  
Teen father interview
Box   94  
Career Alliance Letter 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Community Partners 2002-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   94  
Community Support Correspondence 2004-2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   94  
Field Supervisor Position Job Posting 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   95  
Grant Proposal 1996
Box   95  
Interviewee Recruitment Packet 1995
Box   94  
Notes and Drafts 2002-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   94  
Notes and To-Do Lists 2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   94  
Staff Meeting Agenda 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   94  
Supplies and Equipment Purchases 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   94  
Tax Exemption Forms
Box   94  
Temporary Employment Forms 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Timesheet Forms 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   94  
Workfirst: Genesee County Community Action Resource Department Community Work Experience Program
 
Pathways for Youth: Risk and Resilience
Box   90  
Proposal 1998
Box   104  
Minority Supplement 1999
Box   76  
Perceived Discrimination and Well-Being Among Black Youth (DHHS Resubmission) 2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   99  
Perceived Parental Support and Gender Differences in Adolescent Depression 1996 (2 folders)
Box   86  
Prevalence of Mental Disorder in MI Prisons Proposal and Final Report 1986-1987
Box   104  
Productivity, Stress and Health in Middle and Late Life 1989
Box   87  
Psychometric Development of Three Racial Socialization Scales 1991-1993
Box   82  
Race, Stress and Mental Health 1997-2000
Box   86  
Racial and Gender Influences on Psychiatric Diagnosis Proposal 1990
 
Religion Stress and Physical/Mental Health in Blacks
Box   91  
Continuation Grant 1996-1997
Box   90  
Minority Supplement 1995
Box   91  
Proposal 1994
Box   105  
Renewal 1994 (1 binders)
Box   106  
Proposal 1995
 
Research Center for Black Mental Health, Original Application
Box   92  
1989
Box   92  
Minority Investigator Supplement 1991
Box   83  
Research Center for Black Mental Health Proposal 1987
Box   90  
Research Center for Black Mental Health Proposal 1987-1989
Box   92  
Self-Esteem and Group Identification: A View Over Time 1995
Box   146  
Self-Esteem and Group Identification: Data 1995
Box   82  
Social Interaction and Well-Being Across the Life Course 2000
Box   104  
Social Networks in Adult Life Questionnaire 1980
Box   104  
Social Relations and Mental Health Over the Life Course 1990
Box   104  
Study of Health and Social Issues Adolescent Questionnaire 1995
Box   106  
Subjective Well-Being Among Older Blacks Proposal 1986
Box   92  
Support Exchanges Among Three-Generational Black American Families 1984
Box   88  
Supporting Documents 1997
 
Survey of Black Help-Seeking
Box   92  
Application 1991
Box   83  
National Panel 1986
Box   95  
Variable List and Questionnaire 1995
Box   83  
Year 1 1991
Box   83  
Year 2 1992-1993
Box   135  
Final Report 1995
Box   83  
Survey Training in Black Mental Health Proposal 1979-1984
Box   75  
World Mental Health 2000 Project: Structured Clinical Interviews for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders 2000-2002 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Presentations
Box   95  
Association of Black Psychologists Presentation Materials: "The Optimal World View as a Moderator of Job and Family Life Satisfaction" 1992
Box   95  
APA Presentation on Functional Roles of Grandmothers in Families with Adolescent Mothers 1993
Box   90  
Program Summary Statements 1997
Box   94  
State and Federal Materials Regarding Minority Mental Health 1991-1992
Box   148  
Mental Health Book 1992
Box   148  
NMES 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Correspondence 1981-1986 (scattered), 1994-1995 [series]
Box   100  
1994-1995
Box   86  
Macarthur Foundation 1985-1986
Box   86  
Mellon Foundation 1980
Box   86  
Russell Sage Foundation 1981-1982
Box   86  
John Jay Whitney Foundation 1981
 
Events 1992-2014 (scattered) [series]
Box   95  
Black Students Psychological Association Alumni Reunion Planning Committee Materials 1993
 
Healthier Black Elders Annual Receptions
Box   110  
2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   90  
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Summer Grant Writing Workshop 1996
Box   81  
"Influence of Unequal Treatment of Health Outcomes" Conference Materials 2000
Box   111  
"Involving Older Ethnic Minorities in Research" Conference Materials 1999
Box   111  
University of Michigan's Women's Health Initiative 1992
Box   111  
PRBA Reunion: Institute for Social Research 2014-06-19-2014-06-20
 
Grant Writing Workshop Documents 1996 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]

(Contains Historically Black College Universities Grant Writing Workshop materials.)

 
Ford Foundation 1981-1985 [series]
Box   85  
Correspondence and Budgets on NSBA and Chicano Projects 1980-1983
Box   85  
Determinants and Social and Psychological Consequences of Poverty 1983-1985
Box   85  
Final Report to the Ford Foundation on NSBA and National Survey of Americans of Mexican Descent 1981
Box   85  
Interim Reports on Nature and Consequences of Poverty Study 1985
Box   85  
Proposal on Nature and Consequences of Poverty Among Black Americans 1982 (2 folders)
 
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research 1975-2011 [series]
 
Administrative Files 1991-2011
Box   109  
Advisory Board Minutes, November 2000
 
Community Core
Box   110  
Healthier Black Elders Center 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   70  
'Healthier Black Elders'-related Research Materials and Pamphlets 2006-2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   97  
Healthier Black Elders Kickoff Photos 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   110  
Meeting Minutes 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   135  
Healthier Black Elders Center Newsletter 2008-2010 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   109  
Community Liaison Core Correspondence, Press Releases and Board Meeting 1991-2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   109  
GSA Mentoring Survey, undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   109  
Review of MCUAAAR Contributions to NIA-funded Programs 1998-2000 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
 
Dissemination and Health Policy Initiative
Box   110  
AAASIST Fellowship 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   110  
Correspondence 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   110  
'Pain Tool' Measurement 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   135  
AAASIST Fellowship 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   93  
MCUAAAR II Proposal 2002 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Meetings
Box   81  
Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1998-2000
Box   110  
Monday Meeting Minutes 2008-2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2031]
 
National Advisory Board Meetings
Box   97  
National Advisory Board 2003-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   110  
National Advisory Board Meeting 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2031]
 
Wednesday Meeting Minutes
Box   110  
2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   110  
2010 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   135  
Monthly Meetings 2000-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   81  
Minority Supplements 1998
Box   96  
Non-Competing Renewals 1997-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
Box   110  
RCMAR General Information 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
 
RCMAR Director Conference Calls
Box   109  
RCMAR Directors Conference Call Minutes 2000 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
Box   110  
2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
 
Reports
Box   110  
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) National Meeting 1999
Box   110  
RCMAR Bi-Annual Report 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   110  
RCMAR Bi-Anuual Report 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
RCMAR Bi-Annual Report 2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2031]
Box   109 Box   110
RCMAR Summary Report 1997-2000
Box   109  
RCMAR Summary Report Appendix 1997-1999
Box   97  
RCMAR Letter of Support 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
RCMAR GSA Symposium Recruit/Retention 1999
 
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research Logo 1998
 
Investigator Core
Box   109  
Investigator Core 1998-2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   110  
Investigator Core Annual Meeting 2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2031]
Box   110  
Investigator Development Core Conference Calls 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
Box   110  
Investigator Core Meeting Minutes 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
 
University of Michigan Center to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities June 14, 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Events
 
Gerontological Society of America Conference
Box   110  
2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   110  
2010 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   111  
Transitions of Care Across the Aging Continuum (GSA) 2010
Box   135  
Agendas and Presentation Information 2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   135  
Pre-Conference Workshop 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   81  
Gerontological Society of America Conference Planning and Publication 1999-2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   93  
Gerontological Society of America International Meeting 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   76  
Gerontological Society of America Scholar Presentations (59th Meeting) 2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   97  
Handouts and Slides 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
MCUAAAR Healthier Black Elders Kick-off Event, Museum of African-American History June 4, 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]

(Photographs were taken by Rick Bielacyzc.)

Box   81  
Videoconference on Minority Health 2000
Box   135  
Resource Center for Minority Aging Research( RCMAR) Annual Meeting 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
 
Grants
Box   86  
African American Aging Research Training Network Proposal and Reports 1998-2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   83  
Age, Race and Health in the Elderly Proposal 1990
Box   92  
Age, Race and Health in the Elderly Population 1990
Box   83  
Aging and Political Participation Among Black Americans 1984
Box   70  
Aging Grant 1997
Box   86  
Church-Based Assistance and Older Blacks [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   90  
Church-Based Assistance for Older Blacks Proposal 2000
 
Church Support, Health and Well-Being Among Older Blacks
Box   91  
1994
Box   90  
1998
Box   106  
Grant Application 1998-1999
Box   106  
Proposal and Grant Application 1997
 
Familial and Non-Familial Support Networks of Black and White Elderly
Box   83  
1988
Box   92  
1986
Box   84  
Final Report to the Administration on Aging 1976-1978
Box   92  
Friendship Networks of Older Blacks and Whites 1987
Box   80  
Grants and Reporting 1997-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   83  
Health and Retirement Study Minority Supplement 1991
Box   83  
Informal Social Support Networks of the Black Elderly Proposal 1981
Box   91  
Informal Support Networks of the Black Elderly 1981
 
MCUAAAR II Proposal, 2001 Submission March 12, 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   96  
Minority Supplements 1998-2000
Box   93  
Minority Supplement 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   84  
Miscellaneous Supplementary Funding Requests 1980
Box   84  
Meaning and Correlates of Life Satisfaction on Older (and Middle-Aged) Blacks 1977
Box   84  
National Intra-Family Cohort Study of Black Aging 1981
Box   97  
Personal Assistance Services Project 2008 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2028]
 
Pilots
Box   96  
Assorted Pilot Proposals 1999-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   96  
Year 1 1997-1998
Box   96  
Year 2 1998-1999
Box   96  
Year 3 1999-2000
Box   96  
Year 4 2000-2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
Box   96  
Year 5 2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   93  
Year 7 2003-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   93  
Year 8 2004-2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   93  
Year 9 2005-2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   93  
Year 10 2006-2007 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   97  
Year 11-13 2008-2011 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2031]
Box   109  
Pilot Projects 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
 
Productivity, Stress and Health in Middle and Late Life Proposal
Box   83  
1984
Box   83  
1989 (3 folders)
Box   90  
Religion, Health and Aging Proposal 1996
Box   90  
Religion and Psychological Well-Being in Older Blacks Proposal 1996
Box   106  
Religious Involvement Among Older African Americans Proposal 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Religious Participation Among Older Blacks and Whites
Box   92  
1990-1991 (2 folders)
Box   83  
1991
Box   91  
1992
Box   92  
Supplement 1993
Box   92  
Continuation 1993
Box   91  
Continuation Grant 1994
Box   83  
Religious Participation Minority Supplement 1993
Box   76  
Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) NIA Grant Application 2007 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   83  
Retirement in Black America 1984
Box   76  
RCMAR Appendices 2007 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   84  
Study of the Distribution of Health Care Services for the Minority Aged Proposal 1979
 
Subjective Well-Being of Older Blacks
Box   83  
The Structure of Subjective Well-Being Among Older Blacks Proposal 1981
Box   92  
1989
Box   83  
Three Generation Life Cycle Analysis of Black Aging 1980-1982 (2 folders)
Box   104  
Stratification, Adaptation, Aging and Health Proposal 1993
Box   106  
Policy Issues for the Elderly Poor 1981
Box   110  
MCUAAAR Competing Renewal Application 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
 
Methods and Measurement Core
 
Methods and Measurement Core
Box   110  
Meeting Minutes 2008-2009 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2029]
Box   97  
2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Measurement and Methods Core Activities
Box   82  
Methodological Core Workshop Materials 1998
Box   109  
Workshops 1998-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Press Relations
Box   93  
Articles and Press Releases 2002-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   111  
Institute of Gerontology Media Coverage 2005-2006
Box   77  
Proposal for Detroit Center to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities 2003 (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
 
Summer Training Workshops
Box   96  
1997
Box   96  
1998
Box   109  
Agenda for Summer Workshop on African American Aging Research 1999
Box   96  
2000-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   97  
2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   97  
Letters of Support 2010 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   110  
2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   110  
University of Michigan 2010 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   78  
UM Center to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Proposal 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   104  
Health and Retirement Survey 1992
 
Dr. John W. "Jack" Rowe's Successful Aging September 19, 2007 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2027]
 
National Black Election Study 1979-1994 (scattered) [series]
 
Proposal, Correspondence and Reports
Box   85  
1984-1986
Box   85  
1988
Box   85  
1992
Box   101  
1983-1989
 
NBES Pilot 1984
Box   101  
Codebook
Box   101  
Coversheet
Box   101  
Field Information
Box   101  
Final Report
Box   101  
Interim Report
Box   101  
Marginals
Box   101  
Pretest
Box   101  
Poverty Study
Box   101  
Question by Questions
Box   101  
Questionnaire
Box   101  
Respondent Report
Box   101  
Working Memorandum
 
NBES 1984
Box   101  
Pre-Election Codebook
Box   101  
Pre-Election Coversheet
Box   101  
Pre-Election Question by Questions
Box   101  
Pre-Election Questionnaire
Box   101  
Post-Election Codebook
Box   101  
Post-Election Coversheet
Box   101  
Post-Election Question by Questions
Box   101  
Post-Election Questionnaire
Box   101  
Sourcebook
Box   101  
Survey Instruments
Box   142  
Questionnaires and Appendices 1984
Box   142  
Pre/Post Sourcebook 1984
Box   143  
Code Book and Training Materials 1984-1988
Box   143  
Pre-Election Source Book and Post-Election Marginals
 
NBES 1988
Box   103  
Address Labels
Box   102  
Attitudes Literature
Box   103  
CATI Instrument
Box   103  
Field Memos
Box   103  
Final Report
Box   103  
Final Report Appendices
Box   103  
NBES Miscellaneous
Box   102  
Output Data (2 folders)
Box   102  
Politics Literature
Box   103  
Pre-Election Question by Question
Box   103  
Pre-Election Questionnaire
Box   103  
Pre- and Post-Election Codebooks
Box   103  
Post-Election Question by Question
Box   101  
Questionnaire
Box   102  
Survey Instruments
Box   103  
Post-Election Questionnaire
Box   142  
Pre-Election Source Book
Box   142  
Source Book: '84-'88
Box   142  
Impute Income, Derived Measures and Poverty
Box   143  
Post-Election Source Book
Box   103  
Original Occupation Coding 1980
Box   71  
1988 Election Questionnaire 1988
 
Respondent Labels 1979
 
NBES 1994
Box   140  
Questionnaires and Frequencies 1994
Box   142  
Racism Paper 1990
 
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Projects 2002 [series]
 
Training Grant Resubmission May 2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
National Survey of Black Americans 1975-2002 [series]
Box   106  
Interviewer Training Manual 1979 (1 binders)
 
NSBA Questionnaires
Box   71  
1979
Box   106  
NSBA I Question by Question Objectives 1979 (1 binders)
Box   71  
NSBA II, III, IV Questionnaires 1988-1992
Box   106  
NSBA II Question by Question Objectives 1987
Box   107  
NSBA I-IV Combined Questions 1999 (2 binders)
Box   104  
Selected Questionnaires 1979-1992 (2 folders)
Box   106  
Survey Drafts 1979 (2 folders)
Box   71  
NSBA Study Design and Data Collection Strategies 1979-1992
 
NSBA Variables and Coding
Box   70  
NSBA Control File Codebook 1982
Box   70  
NSBA Cross Wave Variable List 1993
Box   71  
NSBA Cross Wave Variable List, undated
Box   72  
NSBA Codebook 1979-1980 (2 volumes)
Box   125  
NSBA XS/RIW Codebook 1995
Box   128  
NSBA 3 Gen Family Codebook/ Questionnaire 1979
Box   128  
NSBA Panel Codebook 1987-1992
Box   129  
Misc Coding Documents 1993
Box   134  
Focus Group Variable List undated
Box   82  
National Survey of African Americans (NSAA) Pilot 1998-2000
Box   88  
National Survey of African Americans Resubmission 2000
Box   88  
NSAA Minority Supplement 2000
Box   89  
Supplementary Materials 2000 (2 folders)
Box   106  
Census Comparisons 1975-1977
 
NSBA Data Sets and Analysis
Box   125  
NSBA 3Gen Family: Dictionary Frequencies 1994
Box   125  
NSBA Panel: Dictionary Frequencies 1994
Box   125  
NSBA XS/RIW 1995
Box   126  
NSBA Cross-Section: Dictionary Frequencies 1993
Box   126  
NSBA: Dyads/Triads undated
Box   126  
Triad Study Frequencies undated
Box   127  
NSBA Panel: Univariate Frequencies 1987-1992
Box   127  
NSBA I: Final Field Progress Report 1982
Box   127  
NSBA: Youth undated
Box   127  
NSBA IV: Weights, Variables undated
Box   128  
NSBA Three Gen: Osiris Updates 1993
Box   131  
3 Generation Study- Misc. undated
Box   131  
3 Generation Study, Runs 1991
Box   131  
3 Generation Study Family Inputes undated
Box   131  
NSBA Regressions undated
Box   131  
NSBA Panel Analysis undated
Box   134  
NSBA Non-Response
Box   134  
NSBA Analysis 1999
Box   134  
Family Income Poverty Notes 1984
Box   134  
Household Composition undated
Box   134  
Assorted Tables undated
Box   134  
NSBA Wave 4 undated
Box   130  
Identity and Race Data 1993
Box   134  
Urban City Data 1995
Box   134  
Identity and Self-Esteem Data undated
Box   145  
Repeated Measures Analysis 1995
Box   145  
Reciprocity 1980
Box   129  
NSBA Memorandum and Notes 1988-1989
Box   129  
NSBA Panel Study Progress Reports undated
Box   129  
NSBA Misc Documents 1979-1989
 
Reports and Presentations
Box   129  
Slides Using NSBA Data undated
Box   129  
Self-Esteem 1996
Box   129  
Affirmative Action at Law School 1998
Box   129  
Columbia University (NSBA Identity) 1996
Box   129  
"Nonresponse Adjustment in a Longtitudinal Survey of African Americans" 1993
Box   134  
Maddox Lecture at Duke University 1999
Box   134  
Drew University 1999
Box   145  
London Presentation 1995
Box   145  
"The Puzzle of Aging" 1995
Box   146  
NBSA Non-Response Paper 1993
Box   129  
Project Timeline and Reports 1978-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
National Survey of African Americans
Box   135  
NSAA/DST Meetings 1999-2000
Box   135  
NSAA Scientific Advisory Board 1999-2000
Box   135  
Sampling Computations for NSAA 2000 2000
Box   135  
NSAA 2000 1999-2000
Box   135  
NSAA Interview Recruitment 1999-2000
Box   146  
NBSA Misc Documents 1995
 
Newsletters and Journals 1987-2010 [series]

The Newsletters and Journals series primarily contains various issues from African American Research Perspectives, ICPSR Newsletters, and PRBA Newsletters.

Box   111  
African American Research Perspectives, selected issues 1994-2010
Box   111  
ICPSR Newsletters, selected 1996-1998
 
PRBA Newsletters
Box   111  
'In the Know' newsletters 2000-2006
Box   111  
Selected Articles and Newsletters 1987-1996
Box   111  
Selected newsletters 1991-2004
Box   111  
Selected newsletters and brochures 1987-2004
Box   111  
Vol 5, No 1 2000
Box   111  
Selected newsletters 1991-2002
Box   111  
Annotated Bibliography of PRBA Associates' Publications 2001
Box   135  
Selected Newsletters 1991-2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   135  
Selected Program Brochures undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
 
Other Studies 1976-2006 [series]

The Other Studies series includes smaller studies conducted by various organizations and individuals within PRBA. These studies are not as extensive or in-depth as those which have their own series.

 
Education Studies
Box   89  
Institutional and Programmatic Factors Associated with Student Athletes' Academic Performance 1999
Box   90  
Rackham Graduate School Research Partnership Program Proposal 1991
 
Health Studies
Box   70  
15 Cities Study: SAS Files and Memo 1997
Box   95  
Community Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes Proposal (with Univ. of Mich. Nursing School) 1992
Box   106  
Final Report to the Administration on Aging 1977 (1 binders)
Box   85  
Final Report to CDC HIV & AIDS Workgroup 1996-1997
Box   95  
National Society of Genetic Counselors Conference: The Technology Paradox, Facing the Challenges 1993 (1 volume)
Box   84  
NIH Small Grant 1988
Box   78  
Human Subjects Review Board Approval for "Clinical Validation of CIDI Diagnoses of African Americans" 2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   83  
Minority Training Program in HIV Research Proposal 1989
Box   80  
Ypsilanti Everyday Stress and Health Study Media Attention 1999
 
NHSDA Data Files
Box   146  
1993 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   146  
1982-1991 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
 
Black/White Cancer Survival Study
Box   147  
Cancer Survival Publications and Papers 1995
Box   147  
National Cancer Institute undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   147  
Cancer Coping 1996-1997
Box   147  
Variable Analysis Data undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   147  
Health Beliefs and Attitudes Data undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   147  
Analysis of Coping Factors undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
 
Race and Ethnicity Studies
Box   84  
Advanced Research Training for Black Educators and Social Scientists Proposal 1978
 
African American Racial Identity Across Generations
Box   79  
African American Racial Identity Across Generations Minority Investigator Supplement 2001-2002 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
Box   79  
African American Racial Identity Across Generations Grant RESUBMISSION 2000
Box   80  
African American Racial Identity at the Level of the Situation 'Diary' NIMH Grant 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   95  
Alcohol Use and Alcoholism Treatment Among African Americans Paper 1991
 
American's Changing Lives
Box   137  
Pearin/Maney Part I undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   137  
Pearin/Maney Part II undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   137  
German Chapter undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   137  
Cornell Paper 1994
Box   137  
NIMH Workshop 1995
Box   137  
Religion Data 1989-1990
Box   137  
Productivity Papers, Part 1 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   137  
Race and Stress undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   137  
Misc Documents undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   138  
Codebook (Waves 1 +2) 1986-1989
Box   138  
Codebook (Wave 2) 1990
Box   138  
Analysis- Budapest Paper undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   138  
Codebook 1986
Box   139  
Dictionaries 1995
Box   139  
ACL2: Analyses, Recodes undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   139  
ACL Budapest Paper #2 undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   139  
ACL Codebook undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   145  
Productive Aging 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   145  
Duke University Conference 1995
Box   145  
Misc. ACL undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   106  
Americans' Changing Lives Survey 1986
Box   135  
American's Changing Lives: Survey Questions 1986
Box   85  
Black Scholars Training Project 1983
Box   89  
Center for Japanese Studies Proposal 1999-2000 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
Box   86  
Communication Environment of Blacks, Whites and Mexican Americans 1981
Box   76  
Ethnicity and the Diagnosis of Affective Illness NIH Grant 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Eurobarometer Study 1997-1998
Box   70  
Annex materials undated
Box   70  
Correspondence and Notes 1998
Box   77  
Cross-National Disparities in Minority Mental Health 1999
Box   70  
Eurobarometer Study Results & Final Report 1998 (2 folders)
 
Project Files
Box   130  
Project Files #1
Box   130  
Project Files #2 1997-2000
Box   130  
Project Files #3 1997-2000
Box   130  
European Journal 1997
Box   130  
Paris Data 1996
Box   130  
Spain Data 1994
Box   130  
Germany Data 1994
Box   130  
Misc Eurobarometer Files 1995
Box   131  
Eurobarometer Journals 1983-1997
 
Data Analysis and Reports
Box   132  
Eurobarometer 47 Report 1997
Box   132  
Eurobarometer 47, Documentation of Variables 1997
Box   132  
Eurobarmeter 47, Trends Analysis 1995
Box   132  
Racism Questions By Country 1997
Box   132  
Eurobarometer 47, Transcription of Open-Ended Questions 1997
Box   132  
International Workgroup Analysis 1997
Box   133  
Report #1 Data 1997
Box   133  
Report #2 Data 1997
Box   133  
Eurobarometer 53 Notes
Box   133  
Codebook undated
Box   140  
Eurobarometer 30 Analyses 1991
Box   141  
Eurobarometer 30: Pluralistisc Ignorance 1991
Box   141  
Eurobarometer 30: Derived Vars 1991
Box   141  
Comparison Between European and American National Election Study datasets 1989
Box   141  
Eurobarometer 30 Analyses, Volume II 1991
Box   131  
Pettigrew Files undated
Box   131  
NATO Files undated
Box   95  
Hispanic Research Center Renewal Application 1994
 
Influences of Exercise, Self-efficacy, and Religious Orientation on the Sexual Behaviors of African American Adolescent Females 1993-1996
Box   76  
Correspondence
Box   76  
Literature Review Materials
Box   76  
Proposal and Progress Reports (5 folders)
Box   76  
SPSS Data
Box   76  
Questionnaires
Box   81  
Kouassi WISC Travel Grant to Ghana 2005 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2025]
Box   76  
'Lives at the Crossroads of Change: Ghanaian Women and their Families' NSF Grant 2006 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   90  
Miscellaneous Minority Supplements 1997-1998
Box   90  
National African American Mortality Analysis Proposal 1991
Box   85  
National Chicano Identity and Mental Health Project Proposal 1976
Box   81  
Racial Socializition, Identity Development and Functioning in African American Adolescents NSF Proposal 2003 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2023]
Box   80  
National Survey of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics NSF Grant 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   71  
National Survey of People of Mexican Descent in the US: Undated Questionnaires [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   135  
National Survey of People of Mexican Descent in the US: Project Files 1978
Box   135  
National Survey of People of Mexican Descent in the US: Data 1978
Box   95  
Report on Howard County African-American Academic Achievement Study 1993
Box   136  
Racism and Health Study 1994
Box   136  
The Chicano Study: Codebook 1979
 
Religious Studies
Box   106  
Black Church Family Report Survey 1990
Box   86  
Church-Based Process of Political Action Among Black Women Proposal 1989-1991
Box   105  
Religious Focus Group Study: Minutes and Planning Documents 2000 (1 binders)
Box   106  
Religious Effects on Health Status and Life Satisfaction in Black Americans Paper 1992
Box   106  
Religion, Race/Ethnicity and Morality Proposal 1999
Box   111  
Religion in the Lives of African Americans, undated
Box   148  
Files related to "The Remembered Past: The Black Christ in an Imagined Pan-African Community" 1997
 
Research Materials
 
Budget and Final Proposal Documents November 1, 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]

(Contains appendix materials for the Multi-Gen Resubmission.)

Box   71  
Assorted Survey Respondent Reports 1980-2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]

(Constists of assorted survey respondent reports.)

Box   99  
Focus Group Transcriptions from Unknown Study 1999
Box   86  
Models of Individual Outgroup Rejection 1987
 
Multi-Generational Proposal Documents 2001 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2030]
Box   104  
National Politics Survey Questionnaire: Appendix 3 2004 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]