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Elaine Johansen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0368

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of notes, manuscripts, and supporting materials for two scholarly book projects. Some correspondence is included where it relates to these projects. Dr. Johansen's personal notes were not rigorously organized, and thus some of her personal notes are interfiled in folders containing the published articles to which the notes relate.

Dates

  • undated, 1920-1994

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Dr. Elaine Johansen was Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut for nearly 20 years, from 1979 to 1996, coming to the university after completing her Ph.D. in 1976 at the Florida State University. Her dissertation at FSU was titled, “Democratic Theory and the Political Socialization of Physicians: The Role, Mode and Significance of Professionalism in a Polity.” At the University of Connecticut, she taught courses in Public Administration and Political Science.

In the early part of the 1980s, Dr. Johansen performed an extensive study on Comparable Worth (an economic concept stressing equal pay for equal work, often applied to concepts of gender-based pay equity), including the collection of data on Comparative Worth initiatives in State legislatures. This work resulted in the publication of Comparable Worth: The Myth and the Movement in 1984. In later years Dr. Johansen took an interest in the subject of political corruption. She spent several years reviewing literature on this subject, writing a book entitled Political Corruption: Scope and Resources: an Annotated Bibliography, which was published in 1990.

Professor Johansen passed away in 1997 after a battle with cancer.

Extent

12 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. Johansen was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut for nearly 20 years, from 1979 to 1996. In the early part of the 1980s Dr. Johansen performed an extensive study on Comparable Worth (an economic concept stressing equal pay for equal work, often applied to arguments of gender-based pay equity), including the collection of data on Comparable Worth initiatives in State legislatures. This work resulted in the publication of Comparable Worth: The Myth and the Movement in 1984. In 1990 Dr. Johansen published Political Corruption: Scope and Resources: an Annotated Bibliography. Prof. Johansen passed away in 1997 after a battle with cancer.

Arrangement

Series I: Comparable Worth study (undated, 1920-1989) includes manuscripts, articles and publications on pay equity, and statistical data compiled from a study of state legislatures.

Series II: Political Corruption Materials (undated, 1987) includes manuscript versions of Johansen's book as well as copies of many of the articles discussed in the bibliography.

Series III: Teaching Materials (undated, ca. 1976-1989) includes course syllabi, lecture notes, and copies of student reports related to courses in Public Administration.

Acquisition Information

Materials donated to the Dodd Research Center by Dr. Johansen's daughter in 1998.

Related Material

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Bibliography

Biographical sketch compiled from materials in the collection. Both Comparable Worth: The Myth and the Movement and Political Corruption: Scope and Resources: an Annotated Bibliography are held in the main stacks of the Homer Babbidge Library.
Title
Elaine Johansen Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
1998 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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