Richard Emerson papers, 1951-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Emerson, Richard Marc, d. 1982
Title
Richard Emerson papers
Dates
1951-1976 (inclusive)
1962-1972 (bulk)
Quantity
1.21 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 4786-001)
Summary
Papers of a University of Washington faculty member and chair of the University of Washington Sociology Department, 1975-1978.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The papers are open to all users.

The papers are stored offsite; advance notice is required for use. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Richard Emerson was a sociologist, University of Washington faculty member, and chair of the University of Washington Department of Sociology from 1975 to 1978. Emerson introduced the theory of social exchange, which emphasized relationships (rather than individual actions) among individuals as well as power and dependence. He was a member of the 1963 Mount Everest Expedition. Emerson died on December 23, 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include drafts of unpublished articles and copies of his Institute for Sociological Research articles, mainly concerning the 1963 Mount Everest expedition. Also included are expedition materials, chiefly pre-embarkation correspondence, diary tabulations, and drafts of articles. Individuals represented in the papers include James T. Lester, Jr.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Richard Emerson Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

General correspondence, 1973-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Hamblin, Robert L.
1973-1976
1/2
Inkeles, Alex
1974-1975

Project files,  1954-1972, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Everest expedition
Box/Folder
1/3
General correspondence
1961-1972, undated
Data
Box/Folder
1/4
Analysis
undated
1/5
Charts
undated
1/6
Stress study
1965, undated
1/7
Tables
undated
1/8
Tabulation
1964
1/9
Adjective rating
undated
1/10
Comment lists
undated
1/11
Code
undated
1/12
Code in card format
undated
1/13-29
Tabulations, A-Z
undated
1/30
Blanks
1963
Questionnaires
Box/Folder
1/31
Pre-departure
1962
1/32
Post-expedition
undated
Writings and reports
Box/Folder
1/33
Everest Report No. 1
undated
1/34
"Group Performance in Remote Environments: Some Reflections Based on the Ascent of Everest"
1967
1/35
Lester, James T., Jr.
1965
Proposals
Box/Folder
1/36
National Science Foundation
1962
1/37
Miscellaneous
1962
Box/Folder
1/38-53
Prestige status study (Boy Scouts)
1954, undated

Speeches and writings, 1951-1971, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/54
"Balance Theory: A Theory of Interpersonal Attraction?"
undated
1/55
"Behavioral Redundance"
1966
1/56
Comments on Parts I and II
undated
1/57
"Consideration of the Construct Dependence"
undated
1/58
"Dependence"
1951
1/59
"Development of Concept of Self"
undated
"The Emergence of Stratification in Exchange Networks"
Box/Folder
1/60
"An Experimental Demonstration"
1968
Box/Folder
1/61
"Exchange Theory: The Problem of Appropriate Data"
1971
1/62
"Games: Rules, Outcomes and Motivation"
1968
1/63
"Operant Psychology and Exchange Theory"
undated
1/64
"Power and Position in Exchange Networks"
1971
1/65
"Social Exchange Theory"
undated
1/66
"Stratification and Urban Power Structure"
undated
2/1
"Structural Inequality: Position and Power in Network Structures"
undated
2/2
Theory paper
undated

Grant proposal, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3-4

Curriculum files: University of Washington Department of Sociology advanced degree requirements, 1973-1977, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/5

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Exchange theory (Sociology)
  • Mountaineering expeditions--Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • Mountaineering--Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)--Sociological aspects
  • Social exchange
  • Sociologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Sociology--Research
  • Personal Names :
  • Emerson, Richard Marc, d. 1982--Archives
  • Lester, James T., 1933-
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Mount Everest Expedition (1963)
  • University of Washington--Faculty
  • Geographical Names :
  • Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • analysis
  • correspondence
  • drafts (documents)
  • grant proposals
  • Questionnaires
  • reports
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)