University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records, 1927-1943



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences
Title: UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records,
Dates: 1927-1943
Abstract: The UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records consist of one volume of correspondence, minutes, and records from 1927-1943.
Accession No.: 61-16
OCLC No.: 965381939
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences was created in 1927 with the help of a grant from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. The Bureau was discontinued in 1942, due to diminished grant money from the war-time economy. The Bureau consisted of a Director, an Advisory Committee with nine members and an Executive Committee with five members. The Bureau allocated funds for research projects to faculty members, research teams, and different departments. Most of the funded projects would go on to produce publications.

Dr. Warner E. Gettys, a Professor in the Department of Economics and Sociology, later just the Department of Sociology, served as the chairman for the Department of Economics and Sociology and the Department of Sociology, from 1927 until his retirement in 1958. Gettys also participated in the Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences, first as a representative on the Advisory Committee, and later, in 1930, as the Director of the Bureau where he served until its discontinuation in 1942.

Source:

Gettys, Warner Ensign. Sociology at the University of Texas, 1905-1958.Austin: 1959.


Scope and Contents

The UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records consist of one volume of correspondence, minutes, and records from 1927-1943. These records represent the entire length of the program.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gettys, Warner E. (Warner Ensign), 1891-
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences.
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Sociology.
Subjects
Sociology--Research.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records, 1927-1943, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2N230 Correspondence, minutes, records, 1927-1943