Surveys, dating from 1951-1992, conducted by Oscar and Rose Kaplan, public opinion pollsters and analysts for businesses,
politicians, attorneys and newspapers in the San Diego area. A small number of surveys were conducted in the Los Angeles area
and nationwide. The files include questionnaires, reports, development materials, and newspaper clippings. The accession processed
in 2009, dating from 1934-1994, contains public opinion surveys conducted by Oscar and Rose Kaplan. Also included are writings
by Oscar Kaplan, general correspondence, and biographical materials from the Kaplan family.
Oscar Kaplan (1915-1994) was a pioneering pollster, best known locally for surveys he and his wife, Rose, conducted about
all aspects of San Diego life. He is also an internationally recognized authority on aging, educated at UCLA (B.S.) and UC
Berkeley (Ph.D), and was often referred to as the "father of geriatic psychology."