Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive).


Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952. Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive).

Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive).

Contains correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, lecture notes, reprints, manuscripts by others, reprints, reviews, and newspaper clippings. Includes a 1918 term paper on social pathology Wirth wrote as a student for Ernest Burgess. Correspondents include Horace Cayton, Karl Mannheim, Charles Merriam, Gunnar Myrdal, Melchior Palyi, Robert Park, Robert Redfield, Hans Speier, Leopold von Wiese, and others. Contains outline and manuscript chapters of incomplete work, The City. Also includes teaching materials, committee records, and administrative files from the Division of Social Sciences and Department of Sociology while Wirth was at the University of Chicago. Organizations highlighted include the American Sociological Society, the International Sociological Association, the Social Science Research Council, and the Chicago Crime Commission. Topics covered relate to city planning, urban problems, racial discrimination, housing, and education.

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Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952 (person)

Sociologist. Born, Germany, 1897. Ph. B., University of Chicago, 1919; M.A., 1925; Ph. D., 1926. Instructor, sociology, University of Chicago, 1925-28. Assistant professor, sociology, Tulane University, 1928-29. Assistant professor, sociology, University of Chicago, 1931-1932; associate professor, 1932-39; professor, 1940-1952. Associate dean of Social Sciences Division, 1940-1946. From the description of Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record...

International Sociological Association. (corporateBody)

Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-1953 (person)

Charles E. Merriam was a Political scientist and politician. A.B., Lenox College, 1893; A.B., State University of Iowa, 1895. A.M., Columbia University, 1898; Ph.D., 1900. Docent in political science, University of Chicago, 1900-1902; associate, 1902-1903; instructor, 1903-1905; assistant professor, 1905-1907; associate professor, 1907-1911; professor, 1911-1940; chairman, Department of Political Science, 1923-1940; Morton D. Hull Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Chicago alderman, 1...

Wiese, Leopold ˜vonœ 1876-1969 (person)

Redfield, Robert, 1897-1958 (person)

Anthropologist. J.D., University of Chicago, 1924; Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1928. Assistant professor of anthropology, University of Chicago, 1928-1934; professor, 1934-1958; dean, Division of the Social Sciences, 1934-1946; chairman, Department of Anthropology, 1947-1949. Died 1958. From the description of Papers, 1925-1958 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52250075 The association of Robert M. Hutchins and Robert Redfield ...

Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987 (person)

Economist,sociologist; interviewee d.1987. From the description of Reminiscences of Gunnar Myrdal : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574538 ...

American Sociological Society. (corporateBody)

Social Science Research Council (U.S.) (corporateBody)

University of Chicago. Division of the Social Sciences (corporateBody)

Speier, Hans (person)

During his lifetime, Hans Speier was distinguished by two very distinct careers. Speier was a lecturer in political sociology and economics in Germany (1931-1933) before emigrating to the U.S. to accept a position as lecturer and professor of political sociology on the newly formed Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York (1933-1942, 1947-1948), lecturing summers at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan. Speier interrupted his university career for o...

University of Chicago. Dept. of Sociology. (corporateBody)

University of Chicago. (corporateBody)

Most of the records in the collection pertain to the $400,000 raised by the American Baptist Education Society in 1889-1890 in order to obtain a 600,000 grant from John D. Rockefeller for the creation of an endowment for the University of Chicago. The first volume in the inventory, Record of Pledges for the University of Chicago, contains an alphabetical numbered listing of subscribers, amounts pledged, and payments made through 1906. The subscription forms and letters (1:4-13) are numbered to c...

Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947 (person)

Karl Mannheim (1893-1947), an Austro-Hungarian sociologist and historian, born and educated in Hungary, and originator of 'sociology of knowledge' study of science as a social organization, work on problems of leadership and consensus. A member of the Lukacs circle in Hungary, he taught at Heidelberg, 1926-30; Frankfurt am Main,1930-33; and the University of London, 1933-47. His publications include Ideology and Utopia, 1929 and Freedom, Power, and Democratic Planning, 1950. In his ...

Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970 (person)

African American author and sociologist. From the description of Horace Cayton collection, 1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70965364 Afro-American author. From the description of Horace Roscoe Cayton correspondence, 1963-1969. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86118280 Horace R. Cayton, Jr. was born in Seattle, WA. on April 12, 1903 to Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (newspaper owner, editor, publisher), and Susie Cayton (j...

Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944 (person)

Sociologist. Ph. B., University of Michigan, 1887. Newspaper reporter in Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, New York, and Chicago, 1887-1898. M.A., Harvard University, 1899. Ph. D., University of Heidelberg, 1904. Assistant in philosophy, Harvard University, 1904-1905. Secretary of the Congo Reform Association. Aide to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute. Professorial lecturer on sociology, University of Chicago, 1915-1923; professor of sociology, 1923-1929. Lecturer, Fisk University, 1936-194...

University of Chicago. Social Science Research Committee (corporateBody)

Established in 1923 as the Local Community Research Committee with a grant from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. In 1930 the LCRC was renamed the Social Science Research Committee. The Committee supported and administered research projects in the social sciences at the University. From the description of Records, 1923-1964 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 56101857 The Local Community Research Committee was established in 1...

Palyi, Melchior, 1892-1970 (person)

Economist. From the description of Papers, 1915-1970. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248095 Melchior Palyi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1892. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Munich in 1915. From 1918 to 1933 Palyi taught at the University of Munich, the University of Goettingen and the University of Kiel. In 1927, he first came to the United States as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. 192...

Chicago Crime Commission (corporateBody)