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Guide to the Records of the 1948 Election Voting Study in Elmira, New York
1939-1972 (bulk 1948-1954)
 MS 196

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Collection processed by Jiyang Chun

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 19, 2021
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Open to qualified researchers.

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Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published.

The collection includes several phonograph records. These are restricted from use because of their fragility and because N-YHS does not have the playback equipment.

Preferred Citation Note

This record group should be cited as Records of the 1948 Election Study in Elmira, New York, MS 196, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

Columbia University Libraries holds the Bureau of Applied Social Research Records, 1944-1976. These records include several files concerning the 1948 Elmira study. These can be found at:

Series I (Project Index), at http://findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_5012632/dsc/1/

and Series III (Reports), at http://findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_5012632/dsc/3/

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The source of the collection is somewhat uncertain, but appears to have been donated in December 1972 by Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research.

Processing Information Note

The collection was processed in 2017 by archival intern Jiyang Chun.