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Guide to the Mike Keen Papers 1933-1997

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Keen, Mike. Papers

Dates:

1933-1997

Size:

7 linear feet (14 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Mike Keen (PhD Notre Dame, 1985) is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Indiana, South Bend. This collection contains copies of FBI files kept on prominent intellectuals, primarily sociologists, suspected of communism. These include W.E.B. DuBois, Margaret Mead, Talcott Parsons, and members of the Frankfurt School. Keen used the files when researching his 1999 book Stalking the Sociological Imagination. The collection also contains some of Keen's research notes and his correspondence with the FBI. The files themselves cover the 1930s through 1960s; Keen's notes and correspondence date from the 1990s.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Keen, Mike. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Mike Keen is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Indiana, South Bend, where he joined the faculty in 1987. His research and teaching interests center on sustainability and the sociology of science; he is the founding director of the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future, which offers a minor in Sustainability Studies. He is also accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

His book Stalking the Sociological Imagination: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI Surveillance of American Sociology (1999) won the North Central Sociological Association's 2000 Scholarly Achievement Award. His teaching has earned him the IU President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Scope Note

This collection contains Keen's copies of FBI files kept on prominent intellectuals, primarily sociologists, suspected of communism. These include Hannah Arendt, W.E.B. DuBois, Margaret Mead, Talcott Parsons, and members of the Frankfurt School. Some, like Edith Abbott, were faculty at the University of Chicago. The files were censored and released in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, and used by Keen to research Stalking the Sociological Imagination: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI Surveillance of American Sociology (1999).

The collection begins with Keen's correspondence, and is organized afterwards by sociologist; members of the Frankfurt School are grouped together. Additional notes and correspondence between Keen and the FBI can be found in individual files. The files themselves cover the 1930s through 1960s, the bulk of them dating from the 1940s and 1950s. Some photocopies are of poor quality and many have substantial redactions. Keen's notes and correspondence date from the 1990s.

Related Resources

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Znaniecki, Florian. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Keen, Freedom of Information Clearing House, correspondence

Box 1   Folder 2

Keen, correspondence with FBI

Box 1   Folder 3

Keen, correspondence with Tom Bottomore

Box 1   Folder 4

Abbott, Edith

Box 1   Folder 5

Addams, Jane

Box 1   Folder 6

Allworth, Edward

Box 1   Folder 7-10

American Sociological Association

Box 2   Folder 1-7

American Sociological Association

Box 2   Folder 8

Arendt, Hannah

Box 2   Folder 9-10

Bernard, Jessie

Box 2   Folder 11-12

Blumer, Herbert

Box 2   Folder 13

Burgess, Ernest

Box 3   Folder 1

Burgess, Ernest

Box 3   Folder 2-9

DuBois, W.E.B.

Box 4   Folder 1

DuBois, W.E.B.

Box 4   Folder 2

Frankfurt School, Adorno, Theodor

Box 4   Folder 3

Frankfurt School, Bloch, Ernst

Box 4   Folder 4

Frankfurt School, Borkenau, Franz

Box 4   Folder 5-6

Frankfurt School, Fromm, Erich

Box 4   Folder 7

Frankfurt School, Horkheimer, Max

Box 5   Folder 1-2

Frankfurt School, Horkheimer, Max

Box 5   Folder 3

Frankfurt School, International Institute for Social Research

Box 5   Folder 4-5

Frankfurt School, Marcuse, Herbert

Box 6   Folder 1

Frankfurt School, Marcuse, Herbert

Box 6   Folder 2

Frankfurt School, Pollock, Friedrich

Box 6   Folder 3-6

Frankfurt School, Wittfogel, Karl

Box 6   Folder 7-9

Frazier, E. Franklin

Box 7   Folder 1-5

Frazier, E. Franklin

Box 7   Folder 6

Gilman, Charlotte P.

Box 7   Folder 7

Goffman, Erving

Box 7   Folder 8

Gouldner, Alvin

Box 7   Folder 9-10

Hook, Sidney

Box 8   Folder 1

Kellor, Frances

Box 8   Folder 2

Kluckhohn, Clyde K.M.

Box 8   Folder 3

Lazardsfeld, Paul

Box 8   Folder 4-6

Lee, Alfred McClung

Box 8   Folder 7

Lundberg, George A.

Box 8   Folder 8

Lynd, Helen and Robert

Box 8   Folder 9-10

Lynd, Robert

Box 9   Folder 1-2

Lynd, Robert

Box 9   Folder 3-7

Mead, Margaret

Box 9   Folder 8

Mills, C. Wright

Box 10   Folder 1-2

Mills, C. Wright

Box 10   Folder 3

Mumford, Lewis

Box 10   Folder 4-5

Myrdal, Gunnar

Box 10   Folder 6

Nearing, Scott

Box 11   Folder 1-4

Nearing, Scott

Box 12   Folder 1

Nearing, Scott

Box 12   Folder 2

Ogburn, William

Box 12   Folder 3

Parsons, Elsie Clews

Box 12   Folder 4-5

Parsons, Talcott

Box 12   Folder 6

Riesman, David

Box 12   Folder 7

Russian Research Center

Box 13   Folder 1

Russian Research Center

Box 13   Folder 2

Sorokin, Pitirim

Box 13   Folder 3-4

Stouffer, Samuel

Box 13   Folder 5

Sutherland, Edwin

Box 13   Folder 6

Van Kleeck, Mary

Box 14   Folder 1-2

Van Kleeck, Mary

Box 14   Folder 3

Veblen, Thorstein

Box 14   Folder 4

Znaniecki, Florian Witold