Survey. Survey Research
The collection was developed as a collaborative project of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (1997-2015). The goal of the project was to assemble, preserve and provide access to the professional and personal papers of the founders of the modern public opinion survey profession. Holdings include the Papers of Elmo Roper, Samuel Lubell, Warren Mitofsky, Archibald Crossley and James Vicary, among others. The collections contain correspondence, survey instruments and reports, speeches and presentations on the topics of politics, race, consumer products and religion and conducted from the late 1920s through 2006.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Correspondence, administrative records, reports, publications, studies pertaining to surveys conducted by the Center and its predecessor, Institute for Social Inquiry.
Abstract The Archibald M. Crossley Papers contains the personal and professional papers of survey research pioneer, Archibald M. Crossley. Reports, studies, questionnaires, correspondence and publications document the interactions, interests and activities of Crossley and his peers, as well as the polling organizations and companies with which he was associated.
Dates: undated, 1926-2002
Scope and Content Note The bulk of the collection consists of data files, organized by state, along with interview reports, voting district maps and Lubell's analysis of election data at both the presidential and congressional level. Lubell's correspondence and the manuscripts of his major books and articles are also included, as well as lecture notes for the seminars Lubell taught in his later years. The collection also contains several boxes of materials relating to Lubell's work with the Office of War...
Abstract The Warren Mitofsky Papers span the years 1948 through 2006. A large majority of the papers concern Mitofsky’s involvement with the major news networks in various primaries and elections in American and foreign elections during this period, including his conducting of exit polls, which he invented in 1967.
Dates: undated, 1893-2006
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, reports, studies, polls and similar materials related to the personal and professional interests of Paul K. Perry. Perry worked for the Gallup organization for a number of years and helped expand the organization.
Dates: undated, 1920-1987
Scope and Content Note The collection contains files, clippings and publications associated with the work of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research located at the University of Connecticut
Abstract Elmo Roper (1900-1971) was a pioneer in the fields of market research and public opinion polling. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, speech cards, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks, some job files from Roper Research Associates, and a variety of press releases, advertisements, and legal papers from the various groups and corporations with which he was involved.
Abstract James McDonald Vicary was born in Detroit 30 April 1915. He has been associated with the J.L. Hudson Company (Detroit), Benson and Benson (Princeton, NJ), Crowell-Collier Publications Company (NY), and Benton and Bowles, Inc. (NY). Mr. Vicary is the author of articles on research in such journals as the Public Opinion Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and Printer's Ink. Mr. Vicary is most known for his work with subliminal...
Dates: undated, 1936-1967