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Series XVII: Bureau of Applied Social Research Files, 1968-1978

This series consists of materials generated by the Bureau of Applied Social Research (BASR) as it attempted to analyze the events at Columbia in the spring of 1968. Materials consist of a questionnaire and codebooks used to gauge the responses of various constituencies on campus regarding these events. Additionally, this series contains the files maintained by BASR director, Allen Barton, which informed the creation of the questionnaire and reflect his views on what transpired on campus. The series has been separated into two subseries: Questionnaires and Allen Barton Materials.

Subseries XVII.1 Questionnaires, 1968

This sub-series consists of hundreds of completed questionnaire forms by students and faculty members for the BASR study. The student questionnaire asks for reactions to administrative actions, the student protests, and what steps could be taken to improve the university community moving forward. The faculty questionnaire asks for critique and feedback to the administration on what could have been done differently, and if faculty felt relationships on campus are better or worse than before. These forms also ask for demographic information. This collection of questionnaires provides a glimpse into what people were thinking almost immediately following the protest, and how viewpoints of faculty and students may have crossed or differed substantially. Each questionnaire only has a certain page of questions associated with it; however, there is a codebook available to see the rest of the questions, along with quantitative data showing the numbers of participants. .

Student Questionnaires (10 folders), 1968

Box 79
Folder 1-10
Faculty Questionnaires (6 folders), 1968

Box 80
Folder 1-6

Subseries XVII.2 Allen Barton Materials, 1968-1978

Allen Barton, a professor of Sociology, was the director of Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research from 1962 to 1975. This sub-series consists of his notes, papers (both published and unpublished), journal articles, subject files, and background material he compiled as he prepared the BASR survey of the post 1968 protest campus and reflected on those events himself. Included is Barton's methodological and analytical breakdown of the process for the survey. Some of the background material collected by Barton (arranged by topic) may duplicate documents found in other parts of this collection.

Multivariate Analysis Tabulation, 1968

Box 81
Folder 1
Path Analysis of Sources, 1971
Box 81
Folder 2
School/Department Political Contexts, 1968
Box 81
Folder 3
Religion in Attitudes/Behavior (Barton Hand Written Notes), 1973
Box 81
Folder 4
Turnover Before/After Police (Barton Hand Written Notes), undated
Box 81
Folder 5
Indices, Typology, Tables (Allen Barton Hand Written Notes), undated
Box 81
Folder 5
Codebooks, 1969
Box 81
Folder 6
Student Class Papers on Study, 1968-1978

Box 82
Folder 1
Allen Barton Published Papers on 1968, undated
Box 82
Folder 2
Allen Barton Unpublished Paper, 1968
Box 82
Folder 3
Paper on Faculty Response by Stephen Cole, 1969
Box 82
Folder 4
Telephone Follow-Up Survey, 1968
Box 82
Folder 5
Questionnaire with Cover Letter, 1968
Box 82
Folder 6
Police Action Survey, 1968
Box 82
Folder 7
Harlem Resident’s Survey, 1968
Box 82
Folder 8
Loya Metzger M.A. Thesis, 1971
Box 82
Folder 9
Allen Barton Personal Statements, 1968-1974
Box 82
Folder 10
University Official Statements, 1968-1970
Box 82
Folder 11
Radical Student Statements, 1968
Box 82
Folder 12
Journal Articles and Media on Strike, 1968-1969

Box 83
Folder 1
Pre-1968 Studies on Columbia Students, 1965-1968
Box 83
Folder 2
“The Case of the Columbia Gym” by Roger Starr, 1968
Box 83
Folder 3
“The Columbia University Insurrection” by Eric Mann, 1968
Box 83
Folder 4
Allen Barton Statements, 1968
Box 83
Folder 5
Joint Committee on Disciplinary Affairs, 1968
Box 83
Folder 6
Graduate Sociology Department, 1968
Box 83
Folder 7
Cox Committee, 1968
Box 83
Folder 8
Office of the President, 1968
Box 83
Folder 9
Executive Committee on Faculty, 1968
Box 83
Folder 10
Office of Public Information, 1968
Box 83
Folder 11
Independent Faculty Group, 1968
Box 83
Folder 12
Faculty Statements, 1968

Box 84
Folder 1
Parent Statements, 1968
Box 84
Folder 2
Commencement, 1965, 1968
Box 84
Folder 3
Press Clippings, 1968
Box 84
Folder 4
Students for a Democratic Society, 1968
Box 84
Folder 5
Student Groups, 1968
Box 84
Folder 6
Strike Coordinating Committee, 1968
Box 84
Folder 7
Liberation Classes, 1968
Box 84
Folder 8
Strike Steering Committee, 1968
Box 84
Folder 9
Strike Education Committee, 1968
Box 84
Folder 10
Columbia Student Council, 1968
Box 84
Folder 11
Student Statements, 1968
Box 84
Folder 12
Ad Hoc Faculty Group, 1968
Box 84
Folder 13
Student Voice, 1968
Box 84
Folder 14
Rational Enquirer, 1968
Box 84
Folder 15
Teachers College Strike Committee, 1968
Box 84
Folder 15

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