Harold Garfinkel was a professor of sociology at UCLA (1960- ). He received the Cooley-Mead Award of the Social Psychology
Section of the American Sociological Association (1995), and wrote
Studies in ethnomethodology (c1967). The collection consists of materials, mostly original in-letters, relating to a project to study the correspondence
received by California Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, about the criminal case of Caryl Chessman (executed on May 2, 1960)
and related issues such as capital punishment.
Garfinkel received a BS in economics from the University of Newark in 1939; MA in sociology, University of North Carolina,
1942; Ph.D in sociology, Harvard University, 1952; assistant professor (1954-57) and professor of sociology beginning in 1960,
UCLA; received the Cooley-Mead Award of the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1995; wrote
Studies in ethnomethodology (c1967).
148 boxes (74 linear ft.)
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