Edward Devereux Papers, ca. 1936-1978

Collection Number: 23-13-3191

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edward Devereux papers, ca.1936-1978
Collection Number:
23-13-3191
Creator:
Edward Clifton Devereux.
Quantity:
3.4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, publications, course material, subject files.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, publications, course material and subject files pertaining to Devereux's interest in the ways families are organized cross-culturally and historically and how these variations affect child rearing, with reference to these subjects in Japan, Germany, Israel and England. Also files on gambling, the juvenile courts in Tompkins County, children's games, in particular Little League, and correspondence concerning his documentary film "Two Ball Games."
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Edward Devereux was Professor of Human Development and Human Studies at Cornell University from 1950-1978.
Edward Devereux was born in Long Island, New York in 1912. He received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Harvard in 1940. After two years as a Sociology Instructor at the University of Toronto, Devereux entered the U.S. Navy as a navigator and executive officer on a fleet tanker until 1945. He was then appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton for five years, before joining the Cornell University faculty as Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Studies in 1950, serving as Department Chair from 1966-1970.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, publications, course material and subject files pertaining to Devereux's interest in the ways families are organized cross-culturally and historically and how these variations affect child rearing, with reference to these subjects in Japan, Germany, Israel and England. Also files on gambling, the juvenile courts in Tompkins County, children's games, in particular Little League, and correspondence concerning his documentary film "Two Ball Games."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Devereux, Edward Clifton.
Devereux, Edward Clifton.
Cornell University-- Faculty.
New York State College of Human Ecology-- Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)Youth Court.

Titles:
Last Resort.

Subjects:
Juvenile Courts--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Gambling--Social aspects--United States.
Horse racing--Betting--United States.
Children--Japan.
Child abuse--United States--Periodicals.
Children--Israel.
Children--Germany.
Children--England.
Child rearing.
Child development.
Children--United States.
(Little League) baseball.

Places:
Candor (N.Y.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Box 1, folders 20-22 are restricted until 2026, folder 51 is restricted until 2046 at which time the restrictions will be reevaluated.
Cite As:
Edward Devereux Papers #23-13-3191. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

A DVD of the two copies of the film "Two Ball Games" can be found in collection #21-36-2566, box 24
SERIES LIST

Series I. AT & T Company
Box 1, Folders 1-5
Series II. Springdale - Community Study
Box 1, Folders 6-25
Series III. Germany - Study
Box 1, Folders 26-30
Series IV. Series IV. Israel - Study
Box 1, Folders 31-41
Series V. Hawaii - Study
Box 1, Folders 42-44
Series VI. Japan - Study
Box 1, Folders 45-54
Series VII. Course Material
Box 2, Folders 1-29
Series VIII. Seminars/Conferences
Box 2, Folders 30-42
Series IX. Publications
Box 3, Folders 1-57A
Series X. Subject Files: Children's Play
Box 3, Folders 58-67
Series XI. Subject Files: Gambling
Box 4, Folders 1-12
Series XII. Projects
Box 4, Folders 13-15
Series XIII. Biographical material and Correspondence
Box 4, Folders 16-20
Series XIV. Talks and Sound Recordings
Box 4, Folders 21-22

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Drafts of various chapters for publication
Box 1 Folder 2
The Invisible Competitors of Social Research-drafts
Box 1 Folder 3
Interviews with AT and T employees
1949
Box 1 Folder 4
Applied Social Sciences Research - Vol. 1
1949
Box 1 Folder 5
Applied Social Sciences Research - Vol. 1- research and comments
1949
Box 1 Folder 6
Code book, various cards
Box 1 Folder 7
Social sensitivity
1953
Box 1 Folder 8
Neighborhood Participation Deviance
1953
Box 1 Folder 9
Chapter 10-forms of community involvement and participation
Box 1 Folder 10
Community survey pre-test items
1953
Box 1 Folder 11
Variables in survey
Box 1 Folder 12
Community problems analysis
Box 1 Folder 13
Neighborhood classifications, coding key
Box 1 Folder 14
Chapter 4- The People of Springdale: Background Characteristics
Box 1 Folder 15
Ecological material and chapter on Civic Awareness
Box 1 Folder 16
Organizations, summary of data
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 17
Cornell community survey
Box 1 Folder 18
Sample background data
1955
Box 1 Folder 19
Cornell Research Program in Candor
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 20
Field Notes
1951
Box 1 Folder 21
Field Notes
1951
Box 1 Folder 22
Field Notes
1951
Box 1 Folder 23
Staff document files- A long-range program of research on the detriments of constructive social behavior
1952
Box 1 Folder 24
Staff document files - A long-range program of research on the detriments of constructive social behavior
1952
Box 1 Folder 25
Papers by Carlfred Broderick - Nature and Role of Informal Family Groups, Social Integration in Springdale and Urban Conjugal Family and the Social Mechanisms which Support and Stabilize It
1953
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence
1958-1962
Box 1 Folder 27
Family Authority Structure and Child Behavior-key and remarks
1960
Box 1 Folder 28
Questionnaires
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence - Frankfurt
1955-1957
Box 1 Folder 30
"Parental Behavior and Family Structure in West Germany" -results of analyses of variance for nine parent behavior factors
1962
Box 1 Folder 31
Parent Behavior Instruments
1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence
1971-1976
Box 1 Folder 33
Research proposal - Studies of Group Upbringing
1969
Box 1 Folder 34
Research proposal - Cross-Cultural Studies of Child Rearing
1967-1969
Box 1 Folder 35
Cross-Cultural Studies
1971
Box 1 Folder 36
Research proposal - Family Structure and Personality Development
1958, 1962, 1963
Box 1 Folder 37
Research proposal - Cross-Cultural Studies of Socialization
1962
Box 1 Folder 38
Research proposal - Cross-Cultural Studies of Family Behavior
1959
Box 1 Folder 39
Research Project - Sociological Studies of the Family
1958
Box 1 Folder 40
Research Project - Changing Structure of the Rural Community with Implications for Rural Programming
1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 41
Occupational Roles and Parent-Child Relationships
1958-1961
Box 1 Folder 42
Honolulu - pilot study
1971
Box 1 Folder 43
Honolulu-Semantic Differential
Box 1 Folder 44
Hawaii - pre-test forms
Box 1 Folder 45
Family Structure, Socialization Settings and Child Behavior Outcomes in Japan - code book
1976
Box 1 Folder 46
Report and correspondence
1972-1974
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence
1960-1971
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence
1971
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence concerning travel arrangements
1967-1971
Box 1 Folder 50
Expenses
1972
Box 1 Folder 51
Pre-test and parent interviews
Box 1 Folder 52
Questionnaires
Box 1 Folder 53
Long form
Box 1 Folder 54
Student paper - A Trend of Parent Behavior and Family Authority Structure in Three Cultures - by Edward Gubman
1974
Box 2 Folder 1
Various course material
1960-1979
Box 2 Folder 2
"Research Methods in Child Development and Family Relations" CDFR)
1950-1970
Box 2 Folder 3
"Child Development and Family Relations" 501-502
1968
Box 2 Folder 4
"DFR and Human Development and Family Studies"(HDFS)
1955-1977
Box 2 Folder 5
"Family and Society"
1958, 1960-1979
Box 2 Folder 6
"The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective"
1970-1979
Box 2 Folder 7
"Family, Kinship and Society" - 543 and 564
Box 2 Folder 8
"Family Relationships and the Social Structure"
Box 2 Folder 9
"American Family"- talks, article, course material
1960-1979
Box 2 Folder 10
American Family-CDFR 406 and sample student paper, bibliography
1959
Box 2 Folder 11
Family Life in the United States - some area studies in the role of the father in the family
1965
Box 2 Folder 12
Experimental Methods - lectures
1950-1959
Box 2 Folder 13
Jewish Family - Israeli Family
1950
Box 2 Folder 14
Homan's theory
1960-1969
Box 2 Folder 15
"Technology and the Social Values of Industrialism"
1970
Box 2 Folder 16
Studies of Marital Success
1950-1969
Box 2 Folder 17
Psychopathology
1964-1973
Box 2 Folder 18
Old age retirement
Box 2 Folder 19
Dating and Courtship
1950-1969
Box 2 Folder 20
Assortative Mating and Intermarriage
1950-1969
Box 2 Folder 21
China - family systems
1972
Box 2 Folder 22
Kinship systems - Ireland, French Canadian
1942-1972
Box 2 Folder 23
Ecology project - with Bronfenbrenner and Cochran
1977
Box 2 Folder 24
Course outline - Social Disorganization
Box 2 Folder 25
Class papers by Devereux Study of Harvard-Radcliffe students
1938-1939, 1955
Box 2 Folder 26
Sociology - Harvard-handwritten notes
1940
Box 2 Folder 27
Sociology - participant observation guides
Box 2 Folder 28
Case studies in delinquency and crime- Douglas
1941
Box 2 Folder 29
Znaniecki-method of sociology- notes
Box 2 Folder 30
Conferences participated in by Devereux
1965, 1967, 1972
Box 2 Folder 31
Seminar on Talcott Parsons
1957-1959
Box 2 Folder 32
Seminar on Talcott Parsons
1957-1959
Box 2 Folder 33
"Talcott Parsons' Group" Minutes Correspondence with Norb Wiley
1936-1937, 1975
Box 2 Folder 34
American Civilization - conference at Princeton
1947-1948
Box 2 Folder 35
The Role of the "Elite" in American Civilization- conference at Princeton
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 36
Development of Moral Sense in Children - symposium
1972
Box 2 Folder 37
Research Perspectives in the Ecology of Human Development - conference at Cornell
1977
Box 2 Folder 38
Papers presented at above Human Development conference
1977
Box 2 Folder 39
Papers presented at Human Development conference
1977
Box 2 Folder 40
Papers presented at Human Development conference
1977
Box 2 Folder 41
Papers presented at Human Development conference
1977
Box 2 Folder 42
Papers presented at Human Development conference
1977
Box 3 Folder 1
Child Development - editorial, correspondence, revisions
1968-1970
Box 3 Folder 2
Psychological Ecology: A Critical Analysis and Appraisal - correspondence
1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 3
On Children's Games: Adult Organized vs. Child-Organized - a guide to accompany Two Ball Games
1977
Box 3 Folder 4
Backyard versus Little League Baseball: The Impoverishment of Children's Games
1976
Box 3 Folder 5
Socialization Practices of Parents, Teachers and Peers in Israel Children of Immigrants from Eastern and Western Nations - by Devereux and others
1976
Box 3 Folder 6
Socialization Practices of Parents, Teachers, and Peers in Israel: The Kibbutz versus the City- by Devereux and others
1974
Box 3 Folder 7
A Protocol for Structural-Functional Analysis
1974
Box 3 Folder 8
Models for Man, Value Systems and Intervention Strategies: A Sociological Critique of Wolpe and Jourand
1974
Box 3 Folder 9
Adolescent Male Initiation Ceremonies: A Structured-Functional Analysis
1973
Box 3 Folder 10
Structural-Functional Analysis: A Protocol Based on Works of Parsons, Merton, Kingsley, Davis, Malinowski and others
1972
Box 3 Folder 11
Some Observations on the Changing Family and the Role of Education in the People's Republic of China
1972
Box 3 Folder 12
Some Antecedents and Correlates of Differential Patterns of Response to pressures from Peers and Adults Among Israeli Kibbutz Children
1972
Box 3 Folder 13
Social Contexts, Family Relationships and the Moral Development of Children
1972
Box 3 Folder 14
The Physiology and Psychology of Sport - Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women Conference
1972
Box 3 Folder 15
How I Learned to Use a Lever
1972
Box 3 Folder 16
Authority and Moral Development Among German and American Children: A Cross-National Pilot Experiment
1972
Box 3 Folder 17
Some Reflections on Research Reporting in Psychology
1971
Box 3 Folder 18
Backyard versus Little League Baseball: The Impoverishment of Children's Games
1971
Box 3 Folder 19
Soziologie der Familie
1970
Box 3 Folder 20
The Role of Peer-Group Experience in Moral Development
1970
Box 3 Folder 21
Child-Rearing in England and the U.S.- A Cross-National Comparison -by Devereux and others
1969
Box 3 Folder 22
Standards of Social Behavior Among School Children in Four Cultures
1968
Box 3 Folder 23
Authority, Guilt and Conformity to Adult Standards Among German Children: A Pilot Experimental Study
1966
Box 3 Folder 24
Socialization in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Comparative Study of England, Germany and the U.S.
1965
Box 3 Folder 25
Family Relationships and the Formation of the Ability to Build Up Human and Social Relationships and The Role of the Family in Youth Education-UNESCO talk
1965
Box 3 Folder 26
Families in East and East
1965
Box 3 Folder 27
Adults and Peers as Sources of Conformity and Autonomy- by Devereux and others
1965
Box 3 Folder 28
The Tompkins County Youth Court
1964
Box 3 Folder 29
Pre-Adolescents- Why Is Each One Different?
1964
Box 3 Folder 30
A Brief Survey of the Family in Contemporary America
1964
Box 3 Folder 31
Patterns of Parent Behavior in the U.S. and the Federal Republic of Germany: A Cross-National Comparison-by Devereux and others
1963
Box 3 Folder 32
Mercurio- L'allevamento die figli in Germania e negli
1963
Box 3 Folder 33
Family Authority and Child Behavior in West Germany and the U.S. -Some Problems and Strategies in a Cross-National Validation Study
1962
Box 3 Folder 34
Children of Democracy
1962
Box 3 Folder 35
Child Rearing in America and Germany- A Cross-National Comparison
1962
Box 3 Folder 36
Family Authority Structure and Adolescent Behavior
1961
Box 3 Folder 37
Adolescents and Family Structure -address given at Leadership Training Conference
1961
Box 3 Folder 38
Forms of Community Involvement and Participation - Springdale - Chapter 10
1956
Box 3 Folder 39
Neighborhood and Community Participation - A study of the Social Ecology of a Rural Community - Springdale
1956
Box 3 Folder 40
The World of the Adolescent
1955
Box 3 Folder 41
Interdisciplinary Planning for Team Research on Constructive Community Behavior - the Springdale Project - Devereux and Bronfenbrenner
1951
Box 3 Folder 42
Some Formal Characteristics of Rational and Non-rational Action
1949
Box 3 Folder 43
Sociology and Labour Relations - lecture given at University of Toronto
1942
Box 3 Folder 44
The Place of Human Ecology in the Science of Criminology
1940
Box 3 Folder 45
Some Reflections on the Methods and Theories of John Dollard's Caste and Class in a Southern Town
1939
Box 3 Folder 46
Standards of Social Behavior Among School Children in Four Cultures - by Devereux Technical Report on a Measure of Anxiety and Self-Esteem; Changes in Parental Behavior Reported by Children in W. Germany and the U.S. - by Robert Rodgers
1971
Box 3 Folder 47
The Sociological Theory of Talcott Parsons: An Introductory Overview
Box 3 Folder 48
The Individual Delinquent of William Healy as a Study in Causal Analysis
Box 3 Folder 49
Occupational Roles and Parent-Child Relationships - research proposal - Bronfenbrenner and Devereux
Box 3 Folder 50
Research Proposals and correspondence
1964-1978
Box 3 Folder 51
Book Reviews - Influences on Parent Behavior; The Japanese Factory: Aspects of its Social Organization; The Kibbutz Experience
1967, 1958, 1976
Box 3 Folder 52
Articles
1963-1965
Box 3 Folder 53
Speech given to Home Economics Council-"Cross-Cultural Research on Family Structure and Personality Development"
1963
Box 3 Folder 54
Reviews
1960-1969
Box 3 Folder 55
Poem
Box 3 Folder 56
Harold Feldman-publications
1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 57
Newspaper clippings on spanking/discipline
1960-1979
Box 3 Folder 57A
Gilbertsville Manuscript
Box 4 Folder 23-24
The Last Resort - newsletter of the Committee to End Violence Against the Next Generation - Berkeley, CA.
1981-1994
Box 3 Folder 58
Little League Studies
1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 59
Devereux papers on this topic
1971
Box 3 Folder 60
A response to "Two Ball Games" - by Stephen Mosher from SUNY Brockport and Play, Games and Sport in Human Development by Douglas Kleiber from Cornell
1978
Box 3 Folder 61
"Two Ball Games" - film project - proposal -how the project developed
1974, 1975
Box 3 Folder 62
"Two Ball Games" - background material, press releases, articles, correspondence
1976, 1977
Box 3 Folder 63
"Two Ball Games" - correspondence
1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 64
"Two Ball Games" - correspondence
1973-1975
Box 3 Folder 65
"Two Ball Games" - correspondence
1976
Box 3 Folder 66
"Two Ball Games" - correspondence
1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 67
Children's Play Conference
1975
Box 4 Folder 1
Publications
Box 4 Folder 2
Racing-Gambling - catalogs and advertisements
Box 4 Folder 3
Draft of chapter on number players - comments by RK Merton
Box 4 Folder 4
Economic and Non-Economic Elements in Gambling: An Essay in the Field of Psychological and Institutional Economics
Box 4 Folder 5
The Ethical Status of Gambling in American Society
Box 4 Folder 6
Sample of field notes - interviews
1939
Box 4 Folder 7
Papers presented at 2nd annual Conference on Gambling
1975
Box 4 Folder 8
Gambling in Psychological and Sociological Perspective
1966
Box 4 Folder 9
World Book Encyclopedia entry on Gambling
1967
Box 4 Folder 10
Gambling and the Social Structure - Table of Contents, Abstract
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence concerning thesis
1948-1949
Box 4 Folder 12
Encyclopedia of Social Sciences entry on Gambling
1968
Box 4 Folder 13
Grant Project - Tompkins County Demonstration Project
1964-1965
Box 4 Folder 14
Articles concerning project done in Windsor, CT.
1937
Box 4 Folder 15
Article about project done in Surrey
1964
Box 4 Folder 16
Vita, Correspondence, Articles
1967-1978
Box 4 Folder 17
Correspondence
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 18
Correspondence
1950-1969
Box 4 Folder 19
Reflections on the draft, the energy crisis, and family life
Box 4 Folder 20
Vietnam War - packet and letters
1972
Box 4 Folder 21
Gilbertsville Radio Talk
1936
Box 4 Folder 22
Criminology- radio talk, notes, course outlines
1936-1948
SR-1120
"Permisiveness vs. Control"- sound recording (2 copies)
1964