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Finding Aid to the Aaron Wildavsky Papers, 1955-1995
BANC MSS 2003/257 c  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Aaron Wildavsky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1995
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/257 c
    Creators : Wildavsky, Aaron B.
    Extent: Number of containers: 31 Linear feet: 38.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Aaron Wildavsky papers, 1955-1995, consist of writings, correspondence, speeches, and course materials. By far the greatest part of the collection is Wildavsky's writings, which include drafts and correspondence about his own work and reviews of the work of others. The correspondence is primarily professional in nature, focusing on Wildavsky's publications, teaching activities, visiting scholar programs, and speaking engagements. There are also a couple of cartons on speaking engagements and course materials, as well as a small amount of papers on Wildavsky's Academic Senate activities.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Aaron Wildavsky Papers, BANC MSS 2003/257 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Political science
    Faculty papers.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Political Science
    University of California, Berkeley. Graduate School of Public Policy
    University of California, Berkeley. Survey Research Center

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Aaron Wildavsky papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mary Wildavsky on June 11, 2003.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007

    Biographical Information

    Aaron Bernard Wildavsky was born on May 31, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College, obtained a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Sidney, and in 1958 obtained his graduate degree from Yale. From 1958 to 1962 Wildavsky taught at Oberlin College. In 1962 he became professor of political science and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the chair of the political science department from 1966-1969. He was also the founding dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy (1969-1977) and on the staff of the Survey Research Center at Berkeley.
    Wildavsky wrote or co-wrote 39 books and a number of articles about political culture, budgetary processes, and public administration. He died on Sept. 4, 1993 in Oakland, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Aaron Wildavsky papers, 1955-1995, consist of writings, correspondence, speeches, and course materials. By far the greatest part of the collection is Wildavsky's writings, which include drafts and correspondence about his own work and reviews of the work of others. The correspondence is primarily professional in nature, focusing on Wildavsky's publications, teaching activities, visiting scholar programs, and speaking engagements. There are also a couple of cartons on speaking engagements and course materials, as well as a small amount of papers on Wildavsky's Academic Senate activities.