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Sociology Department Files, 1959-1997

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

The series contains correspondence, memos, departmental newsletters, faculty biographies, teaching schedules, faculty committee and other professional activity reports. The correspondence give some indication of the mission and development of the sociology department from 1959 through 1997. The series contains a substantial number of correspondence about departmental activities and university budgetary constraints that impacted the department over the years. Correspondence also includes memos and letters written by Professors Wolff, Herbert Marcuse, Lewis Coser, Everett Hughs, Maurie Stein, Gordon Fellman and Irving Zola. A substantial amount of material on Brandeis sociology Professor Morrie Schwartz exists, including letters about early departmental activities and newspaper clippings about Professor Schwartz and his battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Other correspondence include letters written by British sociologist Ralph Miliband, a Brandeis sociology faculty member until 1986.

Dates

  • 1959-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is restricted [R]; please consult the University Archivist. Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Extent

From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 1 record center box other_unmapped

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

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