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Guide to the Stanford Survey of the Behavioral Sciences Records
SC0856  
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Description
Collection includes Stanford's proposal to the Ford Foundation; typescript reports by academic departments and programs, the library, Hoover Institution, the Food Research Institute, and various committees; assorted memos, agenda, and correspondence; the final Report of the Executive Committee and Staff, issued in July 1954; and W. Allen Wallis's report THE 1953-54 PROGRAM OF UNIVERSITY SURVEYS OF THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, April 1955.
Background
The Ford Foundation funded surveys of the behavioral sciences at several universities in the early 1950s with the aim of extending and improving research facilities. The topics the surveys investigated included academic and administrative structures, student population, existing research programs, curriculum, and personnel.
Extent
1.75 Linear feet