Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984

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Professor of sociology, University of Michigan.

From the description of Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 82246984

From the description of Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420652

Robert C. Angell, sociologist, was born April 29, 1899, in Detroit, Michigan. He was educated at the University of Michigan receiving his Ph. D. degree in 1924. His thesis on the student mind was later published under the title The Campus. He was appointed instructor in 1922 and assistant professor of sociology in 1924. At the time sociology was still taught within the department of economics and Angell's teacher and mentor was his uncle Charles Horton Cooley. Sociology gained departmental status in 1930 and Angell became associate professor that same year. In 1935, he became full professor. He served as chairman of the department from 1940 to 1952 and was instrumental in bringing to the department such individuals as Theodore Newcomb and Ronald Freedman, as well as the groups that formed the Survey Research Center and the Research Center for Group Dynamics.

Outside the department, Angell championed the importance of undergraduate instruction and helped to form the honors college, which he chaired from 1957 to 1961. With Kenneth Boulding, he helped to found the Journal for Conflict Resolution in 1954 and the Center for Research on Conflict Resolution in 1959.

Within his profession, Angell edited the American Sociological Review from 1946 to 1948 and was elected president of the American Sociological Association in 1951. He served abroad as director of UNESCO's Social Science Department in Paris from 1949 to 1950 and headed a project on world tensions. Partly as result of this work, Angell was instrumental in founding the International Sociological Association. He also served as this organization's second president. From 1950 to 1956 Angell was member of the U.S. National Commision for UNESCO.

Angell retired from the university in 1969 but continued to teach for a number of years. He died May 12, 1984.

From the guide to the Robert Cooley Angell Papers, 1923-1971, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Crittenden, Albert Robinson, 1867-1933. Albert Robinson Crittenden papers, 1868-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Records. 1939-1977. 1940-1968. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn College of Literature, Science and the Arts Honors Program (University of Michigan) records, 1957-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Honors Program. Honors Program (University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts) records, 1957-1984. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Department of Economics (University of Michigan) records, 1915-1980, 1915-1980 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959. Shirley Wheeler Smith papers, 1881-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn President (University of Michigan) records, 1967-2010 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Letters, 1928-1969, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Van De Water, Peter Edgar. Peter Edgar Van De Water papers, 1970. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Albert Robinson Crittenden papers, 1868-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Dept. of Economics. Dept. of Economics (University of Michigan) records, 1915-1980. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929. Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984. Letters, 1945-1961, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984. Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles Horton Cooley papers, 1872-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Angell, Robert Cooley, 1899-1984. Robert Cooley Angell papers, 1923-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940. Arthur Lyon Cross papers, 1897-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Robert Cooley Angell Papers, 1923-1971 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wasem, Ruth Ellen. Ruth Ellen Wasem interviews, 1979. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith American Sociological Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Boulding, Kenneth E. (Kenneth Ewart), 1910-1993. person
associatedWith Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooley, Charles Horton, 1864-1929. person
associatedWith Crittenden, Albert Robinson, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940. person
associatedWith Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951. person
associatedWith Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. person
associatedWith Group for Academic Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Group for Academic Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Group for Academic Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith International Sociological Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobs, Albert C. (Albert Charles), 1900-1976. person
associatedWith Jacobs, Albert Charles, 1900-1976. person
associatedWith Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), 1888-1971. person
associatedWith Llewellyn, Karl N. (Karl Nickerson), 1893-1962. person
associatedWith Lyons, Eugene, 1898- person
associatedWith MacIver, Robert M. (Robert Morrison), 1882-1970. person
associatedWith McKenzie, Roderick Duncan, 1885-1940. person
associatedWith McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham, 1861-1947. person
associatedWith Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954. person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. person
associatedWith National Citizens' Commission (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Piaget, Jean, 1896- person
associatedWith Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959. person
associatedWith Tobin, Richard L. (Richard Lardner), 1910- person
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associatedWith University of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science and the Arts Honors Program. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Honors Program. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Department of Economics. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Economics. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Sociology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Sociology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Sociology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. President. corporateBody
associatedWith Van De Water, Peter Edgar. person
associatedWith Wasem, Ruth Ellen. person
associatedWith Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. corporateBody
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Birth 1899-04-29

Death 1984-05-12

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