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Thomas, William I., Papers
.2 linear ft. (2 folders)
Special Collections Research Center
William I. Thomas, sociologist, author, teacher. The William I. Thomas Papers consist of primarily of correspondence. The Papers also include reprinted articles, a lecture outline, and a draft of a book introduction.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Thomas, William I., Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
William I. Thomas was born in Russell County, Virginia on August 13, 1863. He attended the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1884), (Ph.D. in Literature, 1886). Thomas was awarded a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1896.
Thomas was a Professor at Oberlin College (1889-1894). In 1900 he moved to the University of Chicago where he became Assistant Professor (1900-1910), and Professor of Sociology (1910-1918). Thomas was a lecturer at the New School for Social Research (1923-1928), and Harvard University (1936-1937). He also served as the Director of the Helen Culver Fund for Race Psychology, (1908-1918), and the President of the American Sociological Society, (1927).
Among Thomas' published works are: Sex and Society: Studies in the Social Psychology of Sex (1907), The Origins of Society and the State (1915), The Polish Peasant in Europe and America (1918-1920), Old World Traits Transplanted (1921), The Child in America: Behavior Problems and Programs (1928), and Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences (1937). Thomas was also the subject of Social Behavior and Personality: Contributions of W.I. Thomas to Theory and Social Research (1951).
William I. Thomas died on December 5, 1947.
The William I. Thomas Papers consist of primarily of correspondence. The Papers also include reprinted articles, a lecture outline, and a draft of a book introduction.
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