Research Publications, 1961-65 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 5/2/810
Volume: 0.2 cubic feet
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Description: Research publications of the Office of Community Development containing Annual Reports, (1961-62 & 1963-64); "Peoria Leadership Survey" - blank questionnaire; "Rockford Leadership Survey" - blank questionnaire; "Some Limits of Reform in the Springfield Political Community" (March 1963) - contends the social elite is uninvolved, there is general apathy, government not a promoter of social change; "Recent Political Change in Rockford" (March 1963) - stagnation had developed and was broken by labor growth, party strife, formation of All Rockford Party, a conservative group favoring restriction of government but signs of developing dissent with lack of progress are there; "Poverty in Champaign County: A Case Study of a Minority Group" (June 1965) - deals with the poverty conditions of the Champaign County Black population in regard to income, housing, education and occupations and contends that the Black population's situation is worse in Champaign-Urbana than many placed elsewhere in Illinois and discusses downtown changes in Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield, troubles which have emerged, and ways in which interests have responded to real and unreal threats; "Some General Characteristics of Middle-Sized City Political Systems in Illinois" (March 1963) - mainly centers on inadequate leadership and attitudes; "The Professional and Policy Choices in Prolegomena to Research" (1961) - attempt to develop a framework for analysis of how metropolitan affairs are affected by political actions of social units indigenous to the metropolitan areas.