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Guide to the Bernard R. Berelson Study of Graduate Education. Records ca. 1958-1961

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Berelson, Bernard R., Study of Graduate Education. Records

Dates:

ca. 1958-1961

Size:

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Bernard R. Berelson, scientist, professor. The Bernard R. Berelson Study of Graduate Education Papers are comprised of material gathered by Berelson in the course of his work. It includes written reports and letters from respondents; notes of interviews, and self-memoranda prepared by Berelson. The study was published as Graduate Education in the United States, McGraw-Hill, 1960.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Berelson, Bernard R., Study of Graduate Education. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Bernard R. Berelson (1912-1979) was a Professor of the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Scope Note

In 1958, Bernard R. Berelson, Professor of the Behavioral Sciences at The University of Chicago, was asked to undertake a study of graduate education in American colleges and universities by the Carnegie Corporation. Questionnaires were sent to leading educators and scholars and a series of interviews were conducted. The study sought information regarding the current needs and directions of major academic disciplines, the nature of graduate study in these disciplines, and solicited the opinions of college and university administrators as to the adequacy of preparation in major fields of higher learning. This collection is comprised of material gathered by Mr. Berelson in the course of his work. It includes written reports and letters from respondents; notes of interviews, and self-memoranda prepared by Berelson. The study was published as Graduate Education in the United States, McGraw-Hill, 1960.

The collection also includes an unpublished review of educational testing which Mr. Berelson prepared in 1961 for the Carnegie Corporation.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Questions for consultants from major disciplines

Box 1   Folder 2

Replies from consultants

Box 1   Folder 3

Replies from college presidents and deans

Box 1   Folder 4

Replies of study of graduate education questionnaire--Humanities

Box 1   Folder 5

Replies of study of graduate education questionnaire--Social Sciences

Box 1   Folder 6

Replies of study of graduate education questionnaire--Biological and Physical Sciences

Box 1   Folder 7

Replies of study of graduate education questionnaire--Engineering and Education

Box 1   Folder 8

Memoranda of Bernard Berelson

Box 1   Folder 9

Memoranda of Bernard Berelson

Box 1   Folder 10

Bernard Berelson, "Review of Educational Testing," 1961