Charles E. Osgood Papers, 1939-83
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Brief Description:

Papers of Charles Egerton Osgood, professor of communications and psychology (1949-84) and director of the Institute of Communications Research (1959-66), including correspondence (1949-81); publications (1939-81); manuscripts (1939-81); book reviews (152-81); clippings (1976-82); course materials (1946-81); and subject files relating to conferences (1954-72), organizations and foundations (1953-81), consulting and reviewing (1952-81) and research in foreign countries (1960-73), relating to psycholinguistics; semantics; cognition; measurement of meaning; communications doctoral program (1950-72); the Institute of Communications Research (1950-76); Department of Psychology (1949-77); Center for Advanced Study (1066-80); cross cultural research in Afghanistan, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Iran, & Yugoslavia; conferences and meetings; theses (1953-73); Arms Control & Disarmament Agency (1964-71); Institute for Defense Analysis (1960-64); nuclear policy peace research; the "Mankind 2000?" project on world problems (1977-82); invitations (1952-76) & recommendations (1947-64).

Correspondents include William F. Brewer, Wilbur Schramm, George Suci, Percy Tannenbaum and Christine Tanz. The series includes files on the American Psychological Association (1950-75) and Social Science Research Council (1952-67).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
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Record Series Number: 13/5/20
Created by: Osgood, Charles Egerton (1916-)
Volume: 32.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/29/85; 2/4/86; 4/19/2003
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Arrangement: by type of material & alphabetical/chronological thereunder
Subject Index
American Psychological Association
Arms Control
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Communications Research
Cross Cultural Research
Faculty Papers
Institute for Defense Analysis
National Institute of Mental Health
Nuclear Proliferation
Peace Studies
Psychology Department
Social Science Research Council
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]