Baur, Edward Jackson, 1913-

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Social Scientist. Born 1913 and raised in Missouri. Received A.B. 1935, M.A. in 1938, and Ph. D. in 1942 from University of Chicago.

From the description of Baur, E. Jackson : papers. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 44007431

Baur received his A.B. in 1935, his M.A. in 1938, and his Ph.D. in 1942, all in Sociology and all from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of KU in 1947 in the Sociology Department, reaching full Professor status in 1959. He retired in 1983.

From the guide to the Personal Papers of E. Jackson Baur, 1947-1983, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives)

Social scientist. Born 1913 and raised in Missouri. A.B., University of Chicago, 1935; M.A., 1938; Ph. D., 1942.

From the description of Papers, 1933-1952 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 222088281

Edward Jackson Baur was born in 1913 and raised in Missouri. He entered the University of Chicago as an undergraduate in 1933, receiving an A.B. degree in 1935. He went on to earn the A.M. in 1938 and the Ph.D. in 1942, both from the University of Chicago’s Department of Sociology. Baur’s instructors were significant scholars in the social sciences such as Herbert Bloomer, Ernest W. Burgess, Everett C. Hughes, Alfred R. Radcliffe-Brown, W. Lloyd Warner, Louis Wirth, and others.

Jackson Baur’s M.A. thesis, “Delinquency among Mexican Boys in South Chicago,” reflected an important research interest of the Chicago social science faculty. One of Baur’s professors, Robert Redfield, had conducted fieldwork in the Mexican-American neighborhoods of Chicago in the 1920s, and another, W. Lloyd Warner, supervised a Work Progress Administration (WPA) project to continue research in the South Chicago area. Under the auspices of the WPA, Jackson Baur collected life histories, focusing on social disorganization and delinquency in the Mexican-American community. His master’s thesis research included 800 interviews with members of Mexican-American households in South Chicago and more extensive interviews with 2,000 Mexican-Americans in immigrant neighborhoods. Baur did not pursue further research in this field; his Ph.D. dissertation, completed four years later, was concerned with voluntary control in the advertising industry.

Baur’s later work as a sociologist focused on a range of topics including the achievement and role definition of the college student and the social effects of public works projects. At the time he presented his graduate student materials to the University of Chicago Library in 1989, Baur was professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas, which annually confers the E. Jackson Baur Peace Award for Research and Study of Social Conflict and Its Resolution.

From the guide to the Baur, E. Jackson. Papers, 1933-1952, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Edward Jackson Baur (1913 - 2001) received his degrees from the University of Chicago and served in World War II. As a sociology professor, he taught at the University of Kansas for 33 years. He contributed to a variety of KU committees, including a term as president of AAUP, and helped found a continuing series of scholarly publications. He was active in community groups such as the Democratic Socialists of America, the state units of the American Civil Liberties Union and Common Cause, and the Douglas County Senior Services.

Lillian Jacoby Baur (1912 - 1991) received her degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and became the head teacher at the Lawrence (KS) Community Nursery School. She was a member of the League of Women Voters of Douglas County, NAACP, and the Zodiac Club. Interested in women's issues, she volunteered at the Women's Transitional Care Services and served as president of the Achievement Place for Girls.

From the guide to the Baur family papers, 1926-2001, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

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creatorOf Baur, Edward Jackson, 1913-. Papers, 1933-1952 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
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associatedWith Blumer, Herbert, 1900-1987. person
associatedWith Bowers family family
associatedWith Burgess, E. W. (Ernest Watson), 1886-1966. person
associatedWith Faris, Ellsworth, 1874-1953. person
associatedWith Gosnell, Harold F. (Harold Foote), 1896-1997. person
associatedWith Hughes, Everett Cherrington, 1897- person
associatedWith Leites, Nathan Constantin, 1912-1987- person
associatedWith Ogburn, William Fielding, 1886-1959. person
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associatedWith Warner, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952. person
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
American Civil Liberties Union
Social sciences
Sociology
Sociology--Study and teaching
Democratic Socialists of America
World War, 1939-1945
Zodiac Club (Lawrence, Kan.)
Social sciences--Study and teaching
League of Women Voters (Douglas County, Kan.)
Common Cause/Kansas
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