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Guide to the Lee Braude Papers 1947-1962

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Braude, Lee. Papers




2 linear feet (4 boxes)


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


Lee Braude, sociologist, University of Chicago A.M. 1954, PhD, 1964. Collection includes materials from courses in Sociology, Social Science, and Anthropology; correspondence, meeting minutes, and information from the Department of Sociology; newspaper clippings and comics; memoranda from student activities and events; materials from research projects; PhD examinations; and reprints of articles by Braude and others.

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The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Braude, Lee. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Lee Braude was a sociologist and the author of Work and Workers and A Sense of Sociology. Born in Chicago, IL in 1931, Braude studied at the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1949 and received his diploma from Wright Junior College in 1951. Prof. Braude received his A.M. from the University of Chicago in 1954 and his PhD in 1964, after which he began his professional career at the University of Wisconsin-Kenosha before moving on to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oakland College, Wayne State University, and finally ending his career at SUNY-Fredonia. At the University of Chicago, Braude served as the Vice President of the Society for Social Research (1955-56) and contributed to the USOE pilot study of social achievement in high schools (1957). His doctoral dissertation was entitled “The Rabbi: A Study of the Relation of Contingency Situations to Differential Career Structure” (1964). Braude studied under a number of notable sociologists including E.C. Hughes, Peter Blau, Anselm L. Strauss, Elihu Katz, Nelson Foote, Otis Dudley Duncan, and Herbert Blumer. This collection consists of papers and course materials from Braude’s days at the University of Chicago which coincide with the “Golden Age” of Chicago sociology.

Scope Note

This collection is arranged into two series.

Series I: University of Chicago includes materials relating to Lee Braude’s time at the University of Chicago.

Subseries 1: Department of Sociology includes official documents, meeting minutes, informational literature, student requirements, examinations, reading outlines, and bibliographies and syllabi from courses in the Department of Sociology.

Subseries 2: Course Materials consists of syllabi, notes, readings, and assignments that correspond with specific courses in the departments of Sociology, Social Sciences, and Anthropology. The folders are arranged chronologically, and are listed with the corresponding course number, title, professor (when known), and year of matriculation.

Subseries 3: Papers consists of journal articles, student papers, and personal work that Braude completed at the University of Chicago. This includes a grant proposal, dissertation proposal, published article, and conference.

Series II: Personal Papers contains biographical material and ephemera.

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Series I: University of Chicago

Subseries 1: Department of Sociology

Box 1   Folder 1

Tenure Staff Meeting Minutes (1957)

Box 1   Folder 2

Informational literature for MA and PhD Students (1949-1952)

Box 1   Folder 3

Bibliographies and Syllabi (1951-1962)

Box 1   Folder 4

PhD Readings - Outlines

Box 1   Folder 5

MA Readings and Required Books – Outlines

Box 1   Folder 6

Examinations: Core PhD Exams, Special Field Exams (1957-1962)

Box 1   Folder 7

MA Thesis Proposals (1958)

Subseries 2: Course Materials

Box 1   Folder 8

Human Behavior in the City, 1951

Box 1   Folder 9

Sociology 326, Collective Behavior. Blumer, Herbert. 1951

Box 1   Folder 10

Sociology 320, Social Attitudes. Blumer, Herbert. 1951

Box 1   Folder 11

Sociology 210, The Study of Society. 1951

Box 1   Folder 12

Anthropology 240A, Culture, Society, and the Individual. 1951

Box 1   Folder 13

Anthropology 240B, Culture, Society, and the Individual. 1951-1952

Box 1   Folder 14

Anthropology 240C, Culture Society and the Individual. 1951-1952

Box 1   Folder 15

Sociology 270, Social Pathology. 1951-1953

Box 2   Folder 1

Sociology 386, Theories of Communication. 1952

Box 2   Folder 2

Sociology 244, Introduction to the Study of Population and Human Ecology. 1952

Box 2   Folder 3

Social Science 200A, The Nature of Statistical Inference. 1952

Box 2   Folder 4

Social Science 200B, Methods of the Social Sciences. 1952

Box 2   Folder 5

Social Science 200C, The History, Philosophy, and Interrelations of the Social Sciences. 1953

Box 2   Folder 6

Sociology 321, Advanced Social Psychology. Blumer Herbert. 1951

Box 2   Folder 7

Sociology 251, Fields of Family Study. 1953

Box 2   Folder 8

Social Thought 388, Primary Groups in the Social Structure. 1953

Box 2   Folder 9

Sociology 482, Seminar in Personality Development. 1953

Box 2   Folder 10

Sociology 422, Seminar: The Self. 1954

Box 2   Folder 11

Sociology 338, Recent Social Trends. Duncan, Otis Dudley. 1954

Box 2   Folder 12

Social Thought 436, Seminar: The Social System. 1954

Box 2   Folder 13

Sociology 418, Seminar in Research on Social Mobility. Blau, Peter; Strauss, Anselm L. 1954

Box 2   Folder 14

Sociology 432, Joint Seminar of the Office of Agricultural Economics Research and the Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations—General Topic: Race and the Market. 1955

Box 3   Folder 1

Sociology 424, Contemporary Sociological Theory. 1955

Box 3   Folder 2

Sociology 414, The Sociology of Knowledge. 1955

Box 3   Folder 3

Sociology 375, Problems and Research in Social Psychology. Strauss, Anselm L. 1955

Box 3   Folder 4

Social Science 431, Seminar in Race and Culture. Katz, Elihu. 1955-1956

Box 3   Folder 5

Sociology 451B, Seminar on Identification. Foote, Nelson N. 1955-1956

Box 3   Folder 6

Sociology 427, Seminar on Social Psychology. Strauss, Anselm L. 1955-1956

Box 3   Folder 7

Sociology 304, Statistical Methods of Research I. 1956

Box 3   Folder 8

Sociology 305, Statistical Methods of Research II. 1956

Box 3   Folder 9

Sociology 425, Seminar on Research Methodology. Rossi, Peter. 1956

Box 3   Folder 10

Sociology 496, Methodology of Relational Analysis. 1956-1957

Box 3   Folder 11

Sociology 448. 1957

Subseries 3: Papers

Box 4   Folder 1

Grant Proposal: A Study of Social Climates in High Schools, 1956

Box 4   Folder 2

“Technical Competence and the Invasion of a Professional Role” The Society for Social Research of the University of Chicago: 35th Annual Institute. Braude, Lee. 1958

Box 4   Folder 3

“Professional Autonomy and the Role of the Layman” Braude, Lee. Social Forces, 1961

Box 4   Folder 4

Dissertation Proposal: “The Rabbi: A Study in the Relation of Contingency Situation to Differential Career Structure” Braude, Lee.Dissertation Committee: E.C. Hughes, Elihu Katz, Anselm L. Strauss

Box 4   Folder 5

Journal Articles 1929-1949

Box 4   Folder 6

“Syllabus on the Self,” 1956

Box 4   Folder 7

Clark, Burton R. “The Cooling-Out Function in Higher Education,” 1960. (with comments from James F. Short, Jr.)

Box 4   Folder 8

Statistics and Tables, 1952

Box 4   Folder 9

Notes 1951-1956

Box 4   Folder 10

Correspondence 1954-1960

Series II: Personal Papers

Box 4   Folder 11

Curriculum vitae, undated

Box 4   Folder 12

Event flyers and pamphlets 1954-1957

Box 4   Folder 13

Memorabilia, undated