Everett Cherrington Hughes Papers

Institution: University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504
Phone: 773-702-8705
Fax: 773-702-3728
Date: 1922-1982
Extent: 73.5 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Everett Cherrington Hughes studied sociology and anthropology at the University of Chicago under Robert E. Park, Ernest W. Burgess, Ellsworth Faris, Robert Redfield, Ruth Shonle Cavan, Nels Anderson, and other noted scholars. Hughes established his research interests in the fields of race and ethnic relations, industrialization, and occupations. During World War II he became a member of the Committee on Human Relations in Industry, a business and academic partnership to study industrial society.

Scope and Content Note:
The Everett Cherrington Hughes Papers have been divided into nine series: (1) Personal, (2) Professional Correspondence, (3) Course Work, (4) Writings and Research Material, (5) French Canada Studies, (6) University of Kansas Studies on Medical and General Education, (7) Helen MacGill Hughes, (8) Audio-Visual Materials, and (9) Letters of Reference, Grant Evaluations, and Referee Reports. The collection includes Hughes's diaries, which contain field notes, memoranda, and diary entries along with personal and professional observations. Hughes dictated the memos with an audiograph, and a secretary transcribed them in duplicate or triplicate.

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