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Finding aid for the Emory Bogardus papers

2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bogardus, Emory Stephen, 1882-
Title
Emory Bogardus papers
Collection no.
0264
Date [inclusive]
1911-1973
Extent
7.09 Linear feet, 17 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Papers, correspondence, and manuscripts of monograph of Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus, the founder of the USC Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned authority on "social distance".

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Emory Bogardus papers, Collection no. 0264, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus was the founder of the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned authority on "social distance". Begun in 1926 and completed in 1967, Dr. Bogardus' monumental study of "social distance" involved interviewing more than 8000 persons to survey cultural and ethnic attitudes in the U.S. Rated as the only project of its kind ever undertaken, the lengthy study resulted in the development of the famed Bogardus Ethnic Distance Scale, used the world over. With the help of professors from 25 colleges and universities, persons were interviewed in 1926, 1946, 1956, and 1966. Conclusions of the study were that brotherhood and sympathetic understanding had increased progressively during that 40-year period.

A native of Belvedere, Ill., Bogardus was born on February 21, 1882, and earned his A.B. (1908) and A.M. (1909) from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. (1911) from the University of Chicago. He had been accorded honorary Degrees by USC, the University of Arizona, the University of Redlands and Boston University.

Dr. Bogardus was invited to join the faculty of USC in 1911. The invitation came from Warren Bovard, then President of USC. Serving for 42 years as a fulltime faculty member or administrator, Dr. Bogardus continued in retirement to have an office on the USC campus and to visit it at least once a week until a few months before his death in August 1973. Dr. Bogardus founded USC's Department of Sociology in 1915 and the University's School of Social Work in 1921. He was the first Dean of the School of Social Work and the second Dean of The Graduate School, where he is credited with having made significant contributions to solid graduate education. In addition to serving for a number of years as USC's University Editor, Dr. Bogardus is remembered as the founder of the Journal of Sociology and Social Research, which he edited for forty-five years, and was editor emeritus from 1961-73. He also was the founder of Alpha Kappa Delta, National Honor Society in Sociology. Dr. Bogardus was a charter member of USC's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, all-University honor society which was founded in 1924. A member of many local and national professional societies, Dr. Bogardus contributed hundreds of articles to national journals in his field, dealing with such subjects as social theory, race relations, social research methods, personality and leadership, cooperatives, community organization, social control, social welfare and social work, and public opinion. He was the author of more than 24 books, some of which have been used as texts. A number were translated into several foreign languages including Chinese and Japanese. During his later years he wrote several books of poems, specializing in sonnets.

Dr. Bogardus died in Los Angeles on August 21, 1973.

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Scope and Content

Papers, correspondence, and manuscripts of monograph of Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus, the founder of the USC Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned authority on "social distance".

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid encoded and edited by Sue Luftschein, 2012

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Southern California. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology . -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. School of Social Work. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. -- Faculty
  • University of Southern California. -- History

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Bogardus, Emory Stephen, 1882- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Education, Higher--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social distance--Archival resources
  • Sociology--History--Archival resources
  • Sociology--Research--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Sociology--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Personal Files 

Box Folder

 Fads 1914-1965   24 items

C11.1 1

 Calendar of Notables undated   44 items

C11.1 2

 Social Cartoons 1911-1953   77 items

C11.1 3

 Bibliography undated   4 items

C11.1 4

 Bibliography-ESB 1972?   7 items

C11.1 5

 Autographs: Sociology undated   2 items

C11.1 6

 Social Cartoons (2) 1911-1957   104 items

C11.1 7

 Game: Sociology undated   22 items

C11.1 8

 AKDgram(2) 1946-1969   48 items

C11.1 9

 Hawaii 1935-1961   27 items

C11.1 10

 Philippines 1924-1936   26 items

C11.1 11

 Dimensions of Personality undated   10 items

C11.2 1

 Essence of Sociology 1971   17 items

C11.2 2

 Sociology Concepts 1969   items

C11.2 3

 Half Century Club 1954-1972   80 items

C11.2 4

 Essence of Sociology (1) undated   3 items

C11.2 5

 Essence of Sociology, 1 undated   1 item

C11.2 6

 Essence of Sociology (2) undated   1 item

C11.2 7

 World Social Order 1958   52 items

C11.2 8

 Papers: 1932-Unpub 1935-1963   40 items

C11.2 9

 Essence of Religion 1958-1970   10 items

C11.3 1

 S.Cal. Center Culture 1967   8 items

C11.3 2

 Concepts 1947-1953   15 items

C11.3 3

 Personal Tributes 1918-1969   23 items

C11.3 4

 Tributes by ESB 1948-1967   22 items

C11.3 5

 Talks 1929-1964   59 items

C11.3 6

 Talks, 1 1931-1947   41 items

C11.3 7

 Sociology Concepts, 1 1954 and 1970   11 items

C11.3 8

 Graduate School 1945-1949   48 items

C11.3 9

 Northwestern University undated   13 items

C11.3 10

 Book Reviews 1968-1972   6 items

C11.3 11

 Papers in Process 1970-1972   18 items

C11.3 12

 Bogardus Research Award 1950-1970   13 items

C11.3 13

 Papers in Process, 1 1925 and 1927   11 items

C11.4 1

 R. D. Hunt 1913-1965   27 items

C11.4 2

 Pacific Soc. Assn. 1922-1972   2 items

C11.4 3

 Papers Published 1930-1955   12 items

C11.4 4

 Talks (2) 1925-1968   60 items

C11.4 5

 Phi Kappa Phi 1967 and 1971   10 items

C11.4 6

 Boys Gang undated   14 items

C11.4 7

 About People 1917-1959   80 items

C11.4 8

 Papers: 1911-1931-Unpub 1914-1930   15 items

C11.4 9

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Series 2:  Drafts of Writings 

Box Folder

 Book Notes (1) 1968-1972   41 items

C11.5 1

 Book Notes (2) 1947-1972   27 items

C11.5 2

 Book Notes (3) 1953-1971   52 items

C11.5 3

 Misc[ellaneous] 1969-1973   16 items

C11.5 4

 Americana Annual 1969-1972   54 items

C11.5 5

 25 years of American Sociology 1971   14 items

C11.5 6

 25 years of American Sociology 1 1971   1 item

C11.5 7

 25 years of American Sociology 2 1971   1 item

C11.5 8

 25 years of American Sociology 3 1973   23 items

C11.5 9

 25 years of American Sociology 4 1972   15 items

C11.5 10

 25 years of American Sociology 5 1972   1 item

C11.5 11

 History of Department of Sociology undated   12 items

C11.6 1

 Second History of Department of Sociology undated   1 item

C11.6 2

 Second History of Department of Sociology, 1 undated   1 item

C11.6 3

 Second History of Department of Sociology, 2 undated   1 item

C11.6 4

 Second History of Department of Sociology, 3 1972-1973   1 item

C11.6 5

 Iceland undated   15 items

C11.6 6

 Occupational Attitudes undated   17 items

C11.6 7

 South Africa 1957   4 items

C11.6 8

 Race Relation in South 1957-1958   2 items

C11.6 9

 Discussion undated   1 item

C11.6 10

 Radio Life History undated   17 items

C11.7 1

 Israel 1935-1959   16 items

C11.7 2

 Japan 1937 and 1941   9 items

C11.7 3

 Laws 1927   3 items

C11.7 4

 Horizontal undated   5 items

C11.7 5

 Vertical Social Distance undated   3 items

C11.7 6

 Social Distance Manuscripts undated   20 items

C11.7 7

 Group Distance undated   2 items

C11.7 8

 Teaching Social Distance 1951   44 items

C11.7 9

 Teaching Sociology 1946 and 1949   8 items

C11.7 10

 Epilogue to Sociology Ph. D's-1954 1954   1 item

C11.7 11

 Social Change in Alaska undated   1 item

C11.7 12

 Sociology of Travel 1950   1 item

C11.7 13

 Magazines containing articles about Bogardus 1953 and 1964   2 items

C11.7 14

 Occupational Attitudes, 1 undated   10 items

C13.1 1

 Ph. D's Sociology 1943-1967   10 items

C13.1 2

 Department of Sociology 1940-1967   18 items

C13.1 3

 Social Group Work 2 undated   12 items

C13.1 4

 Journal Associates, 1 1952-1956   58 items

C13.1 5

 Journal Associates, 2 1952-1956   80 items

C13.1 6

 Journal of Sociology Social Research 1956-1970   10 items

C13.1 7

 Personalities and Leadership 1926-1952   63 items

C13.1 8

 Maps Handbooks 1964-1965   5 items

C13.1 9

 Phi Kappa Phi 1969-1971   12 items

C13.1 10

 Races Classified 1945   1 item

C13.1 11

 Social Forces in a University undated   1 item

C13.1 12

 Social Poetry 1953-1966   84 items

C13.2 1

 Sonnets 1951-1970   47 items

C13.2 2

 Philately 1933-49   17 items

C13.2 3

 Traveler 1951-1967   59 items

C13.2 4

 Macmillan 1932-1965   81 item

C13.2 5

 Public Opinion 1931-1932   18 items

C13.2 6

 Longmans, Green & Co. 1939-1969   118 items

C13.2 7

 Social Thought 1950-1971   34 items

C13.2 8

 SKITS by E. S. B. 1937-1940   6 items

C13.2 9

 Self-Help 1939   9 items

C13.2 10

 Types of Cooperatives undated   5 items

C13.2 11

 Study Groups 1939-1941   24 items

C13.2 12

 Correspondence 1956-1958   16 items

C13.3 1

 Maps 1925-1946   9 items

C13.3 2

 Membership & Trade 1940-1945   11 item

C13.3 3

 Publications undated   3 items

C13.3 4

 Health 1939-1964   35 items

C13.3 5

 Housing 1938-1964   23 items

C13.3 6

 [International Cooperatives] 1966   3 items

C13.3 7

 Problems of Cooperatives 1948-1952   27 items

C13.3 8

 Recreation 1939-1946   29 items

C13.3 9

 Informal Education 1939-1945   41 item

C13.3 10

 [Cooperatives] 1940-1947   17 items

C13.3 11

 Iceland 1959   7 items

C13.3 12

 Mediterranean Travel Sonnets undated   1 item

C13.3 13

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Series 3:  Journal Articles 

Box Folder

 Sociology and Social Research, 1 undated   19 items

C12.1 1

 Sociology and Social Research, 2 undated   8 items

C12.1 2

 Sociology and Social Research, 3 undated   13 items

C12.1 3

 Sociology and Social Research, 4 undated   13 items

C12.1 4

 Sociology and Social Research, 5 undated   11 items

C12.1 5

 Sociology and Social Research, 6 undated   10 items

C12.1 6

 Sociology and Social Research, 7 undated   16 items

C12.1 7

 Sociology and Social Research, 8 undated   12 items

C12.2 1

 Sociology and Social Research, 9 undated   14 items

C12.2 2

 Sociology and Social Research, 10 undated   17 items

C12.2 3

 Sociology and Social Research, 11 undated   4 items

C12.2 4

 Sociometry and the Science of Man undated   1 item

C12.2 5

 Alpha, Kappa Deltan undated   1 item

C12.2 6

 Journal of Applied Sociology undated   1 item

C12.2 7

 American Sociological Review undated   1 item

C12.2 8

 Book Proof undated   1 item

C12.2 9

 The Survey of Race Relations on the Pacific Coast 1926   1 item

C12.2 10

 The Mexican Immigrant: An Annotated Bibliography 1929   1 item

C12.2 11

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Series 4:  Correspondence 

Box Folder

 A 1941-1972   56 items

C12.3 1

 B 1940-1974   93 items

C12.3 2

 C 1941-1972   52 items

C12.3 3

 Chall 1970-1971   6 items

C12.3 4

 D 1959-1973   23 items

C12.3 5

 E 1965-1973   19 items

C12.3 6

 F 1956-1973   23 items

C12.3 7

 G 1959-1972   22 items

C12.3 8

 H 1932-1970   67 items

C12.3 9

 H, 1 1970-1973   32 items

C12.3 10

 I 1959-1972   16 items

C12.3 11

 J 1961-1971   13 items

C12.3 12

 K 1960-1971   18 items

C12.3 13

 L 1940-1972   63 items

C12.4 1

 M 1959-1973   87 items

C12.4 2

 N 1962-1973   17 items

C12.4 3

 O 1953-1973   14 items

C12.4 4

 P 1959-1972   40 items

C12.4 5

 R 1959-1973   25 items

C12.4 6

 S 1958-1973   65 items

C12.4 7

 S, 1 1967-1971   41 item

C12.4 8

 T 1936-1971   25 items

C12.4 9

 U, V 1959-1972   29 items

C12.4 10

 W 1940-1971   25 items

C12.4 11

 X, [empty] undated   items

C12.4 12

 Y 1959-1973   13 items

C12.4 13

 Z, [empty] undated   items

C12.4 14

 Correspondence 1932   9 items

C12.4 15

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Series 5:  Documents 

Box Folder

 A 1954-1972   52 items

C12.5 1

 B 1932-1972   44 items

C12.5 2

 Birthday Party 1972   11 item

C12.5 3

 C 1936-1973   65 items

C12.5 4

 D 1959-1973   20 items

C12.5 5

 E 1966-1969   14 items

C12.5 6

 F 1967-1972   6 items

C12.5 7

 G 1956-1971   19 items

C12.5 8

 H 1957-1972   23 items

C12.5 9

 I 1965   12 items

C12.5 10

 J 1959-1972   16 items

C12.5 11

 K 1959-1972   21 item

C12.5 12

 L 1959-1970   22 items

C12.6 1

 M 1914-1972   41 item

C12.6 2

 N 1958-1971   24 items

C12.6 3

 O 1959-1963   13 items

C12.6 4

 P 1938-1971   47 items

C12.6 5

 Q 1962-1964   41 item

C12.6 6

 R 1958-1971   37 items

C12.6 7

 S 1952-1970   77 items

C12.7 1

 S, 1 1969-1973   35 items

C12.7 2

 T 1952-1972   43 items

C12.7 3

 U, V 1958-1969   18 items

C12.7 4

 W 1964   5 items

C12.7 5

 W, 1 1959-1969   56 items

C12.7 6

 X, [empty] undated   items

C12.7 7

 Y 1970   1 item

C12.7 8

 Z 1968   1 item

C12.7 9

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