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Bureau of Social Science Research records

 Collection 0066-MDHC

The Bureau of Social Science Research existed from 1950 to 1986 as a non-profit research institution for the conduct of research in basic and applied social science. The overall mission of the Bureau was the development of social theory and research methods and their application to contemporary social problems. The administrative and project records in the collection reflect the Bureau's principle areas of interest, including mass communication, urban studies, occupational and military sociology, higher and vocational education, social welfare, criminology and criminal justice administration, and the social research enterprise.


  • 1950-1986

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


108.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Bureau of Social Science Research records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742