A Guide to the UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records, 1927-1943
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.
Gettys, Warner Ensign. Sociology at the University of Texas, 1905-1958.Austin: 1959.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
UT Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences Records, 1927-1943, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Detailed Description of the Papers