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Guide to the Arthur J. Vidich papers  Arthur J. Vidich Papers

Collection Overview


New School Collections

Collection Identifier


Creator - Creator

Vidich, Arthur J.


Arthur J. Vidich papers, 1940-2005


16.8 linear ft: 14 record cartons, 1 document box

Language of Materials

English; Spanish; Slovenian; German.


Arthur J. Vidich (1922-2006) was a long-term member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research as a professor of Sociology (1960-1991). He published dozens of books, papers, and edited anthologies, notably Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power, and Religion in a Rural Community (1958). This collection contains material documenting his teaching, writing, public lectures, and other academic and professional activities that spans his entire career, from graduate school at Harvard until his death in 2006. Included are correspondence with colleagues, friends, and presses; manuscript and typescript drafts of his writings; conference and lecture materials; subject files relating to his colleagues and personal life; and items pertaining to his teaching at the New School and other institutions, as well as his role as chair of the New School Sociology Department; photographs; and audio and video recordings of lectures, talks, and courses.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] , Arthur J. Vidich papers, NA.0009.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical Note

Sociologist Arthur J. Vidich was a first-generation American, born to Slovenian immigrants in Manganese, Minnesota on May 30, 1922. He grew up in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1920s and 1930s.

Vidich spent his college years at the Universities of Wisconsin and, later, Michigan, graduating in 1943. He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Upon his return, he earned an MA at the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and a PhD from Harvard in 1953, with a dissertation entitled "The Political Impact of Colonial Administration," based on fieldwork in Micronesia on the island of Palau carried out in 1947-1948.

A prolific writer, Vidich's work charted the changing social relations and institutions of post-war America. His early intellectual influences, preceding his Harvard years, included the anthropologist Leslie White and the sociologist Hans Gerth. Defining himself as an intellectual outsider and fieldworker, he produced incisive and at times controversial writings. The most famous example is the community study of a small upstate New York town that Vidich described with Joseph Bensman in their 1958 book, Small Town in Mass Society. Other provocative books include  The New American Society: The Revolution of the Middle Class,  American Sociology: Worldly Rejections of Religion and Their Directions (1985), a critique of mainstream sociology written with Stanford Lyman; and  Collaboration, Reputation, and Ethics in American Intellectual Life: Hans H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (1999), written with Guy Oakes, which painted a less complimentary picture of Mills than had been common theretofore. Vidich's final book,  With a Critical Eye: An Intellectual and His Times, is a memoir published posthumously in 2009.

In addition to these titles, Vidich wrote dozens of other books and journal articles, and edited numerous readers, anthologies, and collections. Along with Stanford M. Lyman, he was founding editor of the journal, State, Culture and Society, which began publication in Fall, 1984.

Vidich's first teaching position was at the University of Puerto Rico in 1955, where he taught sociology and conducted field research on small towns on the island. However, his major affiliation was with the Sociology Department in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He served on the faculty from 1960-1991. He taught sociology and anthropology courses before the establishment of a separate anthropology program in 1970. He served as acting chair of the Sociology Department from 1970-1973 and again from 1975-1976, and as chair from 1978-1985. He lectured internationally as a visiting professor and was Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia from June, 1973-January, 1974. Vidich personally funded the Hans Speier Chair and established the Hans Speier Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Graduate Faculty in 1993.

Arthur Vidich died of chronic lymphatic lymphoma on March 16th, 2006 in Southampton, New York.


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Scope and Content of Collection

These papers document the life and work of Arthur J. Vidich. The bulk of this collection consists of drafts, correspondence, and contracts related to Vidich's writings, as well as items pertaining to his teaching and administration of the Sociology Department at the New School. The collection consists primarily of paper manuscripts and photographs; however, also included are thirty-one cassette tapes, one VHS tape, and one magnetic reel-to-reel, containing audio of Vidich's courses and public lectures. Finally, the collection includes twenty floppy disks containing drafts of Vidich's autobiography, With a Critical Eye.

The first series, Biographical and subject files, consists of material documenting Vidich's life ranging from the 1940s through the 2000s. Included are photographs of Vidich, materials pertaining to his education, his service in the Marine Corps during World War II, and transcripts of interviews conducted in the 1990s. The series also documents Vidich's relationshp with friends and colleagues, including Joseph Bensman, Stanley Diamond, Robert Jackall, Stanford Lyman, Daria Martin, and Hans Speier. Files may include photographs, correspondence, drafts of writings, clippings and other printed material.

The second series consists of correspondence sent and received by Vidich. Running from the 1950s to the 2000s, this material relates largely to his professional academic and writing activities. One subseries is organized alphabetically by correspondent, another is arranged chronologically.

The third series, Teaching and departmental administration, consists of items relating to Vidich's courses and his role as chair of the Sociology Department at the New School. Course files encompass Vidich's teaching at the New School as well as work at other institutions where he held faculty positions (such as the University of Puerto Rico) and visiting professorships. This series also reflects Vidich's administrative role as acting chair and chair of the department. Items include correspondence, student material, meeting minutes, reports and proposals, and financial, scholarship, and degree requirement information. Also included is a significant cache of material relating to the accreditation crisis in the Graduate Faculty in 1977.

The fourth and largest series, Writings, consists of manuscript and typescript drafts, correspondence, contracts, and reference material related to Vidich's extensive publications, including articles, presentations, research papers, monograph books, and edited collections and anthologies. Also included are flyers, correspondence, and notes related to Vidich's conference papers, invited talks, and other presentations. Finally, the series contains correspondence and reviews reflecting Vidich's work as a reader, reviewer, editor and consultant for academic and trade publishers. Throughout the series, material demonstrates Vidich's frequent collaborations with Stanford Lyman and Joseph Bensman, among others. The items in this series reflect Vidich's writings and professional work from his doctoral thesis in 1948 until his death in 2008.


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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically in four series

  1. Biographical and subject files
  2. Correspondence
  3. Teaching and departmental administration
  4. Professional activities

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Administrative Information

Collection guide revised by Jennifer Ulrich (2015) and Aaron Winslow (2016).

Publication Information

New School Collections - October 19, 2015

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10011

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] , Arthur J. Vidich papers, NA.0009.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Revision Description

 Updated with information about floppy disks. July 31, 2018

Access Note

Collection is open for research use, except for the computer disks. Contact archives to view electronic files: archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth (or group of persons, like a class). Files with faculty or other personnel salary, performance reviews, hiring information are restricted for 50 years from creation date of item (or last creation date in file). Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.


Use Note

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu

Custodial History note

The Arthur J. Vidich Archive was amassed by Vidich between the years 1940 and 2005 and donated by Vidich to the New School for Social Research in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred in 2015 to the New School Archives from the former Raymond Fogelman Social Sciences and Humanities Library, New School for Social Research.

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Related Materials

The New School Archives holds a number of collections related to New School departmental and administrative matters. Two of these include the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research collection (NS.02.02.01) and the New School for Social Research records (NS.02.02.03). A blog dedicated to the life and work of Arthur Vidich is maintained by his son, Charles Vidich, at http://arthurvidich.blogspot.com/.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New School University. Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science. -- Archives


  • Administrative records.
  • Bibliographies.
  • Correspondence.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Photographs.
  • Syllabi.
  • Typescripts.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bensman, Joseph -- Correspondence
  • Diamond, Stanley, 1922- -- Correspondence
  • Jackall, Robert
  • Lyman, Stanford M.
  • Speier, Hans


  • Anthropology
  • Sociology

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Arthur J. Vidich papers, see the New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NA000901

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Biographical and subject files 1940-2004 

Box Folder
American Sociological Association Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, 1992-1993 

Includes correspondence and a transcript of John Johnson's speech at the award ceremony.

1 1
Colleagues and friends, 1970-2003 

Contains correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings, flyers, and other ephemera. Of note are interviews, writings, and memorial texts, written by Vidich, related to Hans Speier, Joseph Bensman, Stanford Lyman, and Stanley Diamond. Vidich frequently collaborated with Bensman, Lyman, and Robert Jackall as a co-writer and co-editor--these collaborative materials are found in the Professional activities series, arranged by title.

Bensman, Joseph, 1947-1987 

Includes correspondence, photographs and drafts of Bensman's writings, including his master's thesis. Bensman was a frequent collaborator and co-writer with Vidich, and the Writings series contains manuscripts the two colleagues wrote together.

1 2-7
Dahms, Harry, undated 

Includes photograph.

1 8
Diamond, Stanley, 1982 
1 9
General Seminar Meeting, circa 1974 

Includes photograph.

1 10
Jackall, Robert, 1991-2003 
1 11-12
Lyman, Stanford, 1979-2003 

Includes photographs by and of Lyman (one photo identified as Lyman may not in fact be him). Also included in this folder are drafts of speeches, including one by Vidich, given at Lyman's memorial service.

1 13-14
Martin, Daria Cverna, circa 1984, 1987 

Includes photograph of Martin, as well as materials relating to Martin's murder in 1987.

1 15
Österreicher, Emil, undated 

Includes photograph.

1 16
Speier, Hans, 1970-1990 
General, undated 
1 17-18
Correspondence, 1970-1985, undated 
1 19
Interviews, 1982-1983 
Ludz, Ursula, 1982 

Transcript in German.

1 20-21
Vidich, 1982-1983 

Holograph and typescript notes.

1 22
Memorial, circa 1990 
1 23
Writings, undated 
1 24-25
Unidentified portraits [photographs], undated 
1 26
Wilson, Robert N. [photographs], 1983-2000 
1 27-30
Curriculum vitae, 1977-1997 
2 1
Education, 1940-1947 
Harvard University, 1947 
Anthropology 24 lecture notes, 1947 
2 2
Sociology 207 syllabus, 1947 
2 3
West Allis High School, 1940 
Graduation, 1940 

Includes photographs.

2 4
Yearbook, 1940 
2 5
Family, 1920-2005 
Correspondence, 1976- 2004 
2 6-7
Ephemera, 1920-2005 
2 8
Photographs, 1969-1995 

Contains six photographs with the following captions on the back: "In the Palace Garden - Tehran"; "Mary and Arthur Vidich"; "Photo of part of the family at Paul Vidich's, 122 Spring St., Thanksgiving"; "Vidich with three sisters Pauline, Olga, Betty"; " Vidich and sisters Olga, Pauline and Betty, circa 1980"; "Vidich with sons unidentified man."

2 9
Vidich, Joshua. Thesis, 2004 
2 10
Vidich, Paul. Short story, 2005 
2 11
Interviews, 1991-1998 

Contains transcripts of interviews with Vidich conducted by, respectively, Willow Powers and Sante Di Renzo.

2 12
Marine Corps, 1943-1945 

Includes photographs.

2 13
Portraits of Vidich, circa 1945-1998 

Includes fifteen photographs.

2 14
Printed material 
Anthropology Resource Center newsletter, 1980 
2 15
General, 1961-1997 
2 16
Harvard Enron connection, 2002 
2 17
President's Tapes, 1997 
2 18
Weather Underground, 2004, undated 
2 19
Society for Slovene Studies, 2003 
2 20
Sociology and Eastern Europe, 1968 
2 21
Retirement, 1991 
Letters of congratulations, 1991 
2 22
Speeches by Vidich and colleagues, 1991 
2 23
Symposium, 1991 
2 24
Seventy-fifth birthday, 1997 
2 25
Trips, 1963-1994 

Includes photographs of Vidich's travels relating to field research, conferences, lectures and vacation.

Cali and Bogota, Colombia, 1982 
2 26
Dubronic, Ljubyana, Zagreb, Rome, 1984 
2 27
Florida, 1971 
2 28
Peru, 1964 

Taken while Vidich was in Peru on a Fulbright scholarship.

2 29
Rome, Italy 1985: Victor Zoslovski, A. Vidich, 1985 

Includes photograph.

2 30
Veblen, South Dakota, 1994 

Includes photographs, one of which is Gerry Levy with Vidich.

2 31
Yugoslavia, 1963-1987 
Lectureship, 1972-1974 
2 32
Sabbatical, 1963 
2 33
Vidich, Ivo Kuvacic and Stanford Lyman, 1987 

Includes photograph.

2 34
Writings by others, 1952-2004 

Contains drafts of papers and other works not authored by Vidich, although many are annotated by Vidich. Authors included herein are: Guenther Roth; Irene Portis-Winner; Ranz Borkenau; Taylor Stoehr; F. Fezzarotti; Richard F. Hamilton; William Form; and Sidney Plotkin.

2 35-36

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Series II. Correspondence 1955-2005 

This series contains general correspondence arranged into two subseries: chronological, and alphabetically by correspondent or subject name. Alphabetical correspondence primarily relates to Vidich's professional activities, including the Hans Gerth memorial; scholarships; exchanges with sociologists from other institutions, such as Robert Wilson and Sol Tax; and international academic institutions. Chronological correspondence includes letters, printed emails, and faxes from colleagues and personal friends. Correspondence relating to specific publications will be found in the Professional activities series, and a cache of correspondence relating to Vidich's family and select colleagues will be found in the Biographical series. See the Teaching and departmental administration series for correspondence related to Vidich's work at the New School.

Box Folder

Alphabetical, 1967-2003 

Box Folder
Altheide, David, 2001-2002 
2 37
Bartley, Sylvia and Russell, 1996-2002 
2 38
Caldavoric, Ognjen, 1991-2002 
2 39
Casanova, Jose, 2002-2003 
2 40
Churchill, Christian J., 2002-2005 
2 41
Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1980-1982 
2 42
Czernik, Godehard, 1992-2003 
2 43
Crocker, John Howe, 2002-2003 
2 44
Diamond, Sigmund, 1992 
2 45
Elsner, Wolfram, 2003 
2 46
Ferrarotti, Franco, 1984-1996 
2 47
Form, William, 2000-2004 
2 48
Fundacion Eugenio Granell, 1990-1998 
2 49
Fundacion Melassa, 2002-2003 
2 50
Gerth, Hans, memorial seminar, 1979 

Contains typescript remarks, correspondence and mailings regarding the organization and attendance of the Hans Gerth memorial seminar. Includes correspondence from Sidney Peck, Jim Russell, Don Martindale, Eleanor Hakim, Burton Fisher, and Rudolf Hebrle.

2 51
Gerth, Nobie, 1982-2002 
2 52
Hakim, Eleanor, 1980 
2 53
Herman, Michael, 2003 
2 54
Hughey, Mike, 1977-1989 
2 55
Johnson, John, 1979 
2 56
Kamphausen, Georg, undated 
2 57
Koch, Egmont, 2002 
3 1
Koci, Jean 2002-2003 
3 2
Korcula Summer School, 1966 
3 3
Knight, Ed, 1967- 1968 
3 4
Luhmann, Ursula, 1976 
3 5
Ludz, Peter C., 1975-1976 
3 6
Marquez, Guillermo, 1983 
3 7
Moore, Barrington, 1991-2001 
3 8
Nelson, Ben [photograph], 1978-1982 
3 9
Nelson, Marie, 1985 
3 10
Newcombe Fellowships, 1992 
3 11
Nielsen, Donald, 2001-2002 
3 12
Nishihara, Kazuiui, 1998 
3 13
Nolan, William, 2002 
3 14
Noyo Hill House, 2002 
3 15
NYU Press, 2002-2003 
3 16
Oakes, Guy [photograph], 1953-1997 

Oakes, Vidich and Guy, in Vermont, Marlboro College, 1992

3 17
Olson, Eric and Frank, 2000-2001 
3 18
Orbach, Harold, 1984 
3 19
Porter, Burt, 2003 
3 20
Powers, Willow Roberts, 1995-1997 
3 21
Primeggia, Sal, 2002 
3 22
Rogel, Carole, 2002-2003 
3 23
Sadri, Ahmad, 2002 
3 24
Salz, Beate R., 1959-1999 
3 25
Saxe-Fernendez, John, 1994-2002 
3 26
Shapiro, Paul, 2001 
3 27
Smith, Dinny, 2002 
3 28
Southampton Historical Society, 2002 
3 29
Speier, Margit, 1995-1996 
3 30
Steidman, Steve, 1995 
3 31
Strodtbeck, Fred, 1991-1997 
3 32
Tax, Sol, 1958-1960 
3 33
Tilman, Rick, 2002 
3 34
Whyte, William F., 1979 
3 35
Unknown Paul, 2002-2003, undated 
3 36
Box Folder

Chronological, 1955-2005 

4 1-5
3 37-47

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Series III. Teaching and departmental administration 1955-2004 

Link to selected images from this series.  

This series contains material stemming from Vidich's career at the New School and other universities. The Courses and visiting professorships subseries includes syllabi, correspondence, lecture notes, transcripts, and audio recordings, beginning in 1955 when Vidich began his career in the Sociology Department at the University of Puerto Rico, through his decades-long affiliation with the New School Graduate Faculty, beginning in 1960. The administration subseries includes correspondence, position papers, reports, and departmental statements. Although some materials were created before and after Vidich's tenure, the bulk of the items date from 1970-1985, when he served as acting chair and chair of the Sociology Department. During this time, Vidich saw the split of the Anthropology and Sociology department into two separate departments, and weathered the accreditation crisis of 1977, playing a central role in the reconstitution of the Graduate Faculty. Included here are Vidich's writings on the Graduate Faculty and the New School, both in his official capacity and as an independent researcher.

Some items in this series are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.


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Courses and visiting professorships 1955-2004 

Files may include notes, manuscripts, outlines, syllabi, bibliographies, examination questions, library reserve reading lists and class rosters. Also includes a small number of student papers and readings for Vidich's courses at the New School, Clark University, Brandeis University and the University of Connecticut. Some files solely contain syllabi.

Box Folder
General lecture notes, 1962 
4 6
American Class Structure, 1971-1974 
4 7
The American Community, 1971 
4 8
American Democracy in an Age of Mass Society, 1990 
4 9
American Social Structure, 1985-1990 
Cassette sound recordings, 1990 

Eleven audio cassette tapes.

Syllabi, 1985-1990 
4 10
American Society, 1974-1975 
4 11
Analysis and Critique of Corporate Industrial Society, 1975-1976 
4 12
Analysis of Leadership in New Nations, undated 
4 13
Analysis of Sociological Problems, 1984 
4 14
Anthropological Theory, 1965 
4 15
Clark University visiting professorship, 1967 
4 16
Class, Status and Politics, 1993, 1995 
4 17
Class structure lecture notes, undated 
4 18
Communities in Comparative and Historical Perspective, 1980 
4 19
Communities in Sociological and Anthropological Perspective, 1975-1980 

Includes lecture notes.

4 20
The Community, 1965 

Includes lecture notes.

4 21
Community Structures in Industrial Societies, 1976 
4 22
Community Studies, 1972 
4 23
Comparative Social Institutions, 1960 

Includes lecture notes.

4 24
Contemporary American Society, 1970-1975 

Includes lecture notes.

4 25-26
Contemporary Problems for Sociological Analysis, 1997 

This item is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

4 27
Contemporary Sociological Theory, 1966 
4 28
Current Trends in American Society, 1964 

Contains lecture notes.

4 29
Democracy in Mass Society, 1992, 1996 

Includes lecture notes.

4 30
Economic Sociology, 1992 
4 31
Identity and Anxiety in Mass Society, 1959 
4 32
The Impact of Colonial Administration, undated 
4 33
Imperialism and the Third World, 1977-1981 
4 34
Intellectuals and Public Policy, 1979-1988 
4 35-36
Intellectuals and Social Action, 1977-1978 
4 37
Interconnections Between Sociological and Anthropological Theory, 1976 
4 38
List of courses taught, circa 2001 

Includes a typed list of VIdich's courses taught.

4 39-40
New College, 1969-1983 

Includes correspondence and a 1969 article featuring an interview with Vidich about Florida, Sarasota, and New College.

4 41
Personal Identity and Social Institutions, 1965 

Contains lecture notes.

4 42
The Political Economy and Sociology of Thorstein Veblen, 1989-1991 
5 1
Political Systems, 1950s 
5 2
Qualitative Analysis, 1966 
5 3
Religion, Economics and Class, 1994 
5 4
Social and Cultural Change in the United States, 1977 
5 5
Social Structures and Institutions: The Quest for Social Justice (Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik), 2002-2003 
5 6
Social Structures of the United States, 1980-1985 
5 7
Social Theory and Field Research, 1974-2000 
5 8
Social Work: Qualitative Analysis, undated 
5 9
Sociologia 231: Organizacion Social (University of Puerto Rico), 1955-1956 
5 10
Sociology 237, circa 1958 
5 11
Sociology 315: The Community, 1958-1959 
5 12
Sociology of Anthropological Knowledge, 1966-1968 
5 13
The Sociology of Higher Learning in America, 1995 

Contains lecture notes.

5 14
Sociology of Industrial Civilizations, 1989-1991 
Course materials, 1989-1991 

Contains holograph lecture notes and typescript of full lectures.

5 15-16
Cassette audio recordings, 1989 

Consists of five audio cassette tapes.

Sociology of International Relations, 1982-1983 
5 17
Sociology of Underdeveloped Countries, 1950s-1960s 
5 18
Staff seminar, 1991 

Contains lecture notes.

5 19
Student information, 1984-1997 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

15 1
Student Movement lecture notes, undated 
5 20
Theory and Method of Community Study, 1966-1969 
5 21
Urban Communities, 1973-1978 
Cassette recordings, 1973 

Nine audio cassette tapes of course lectures, January-May, 1973.

Syllabi, 1976-1978 
5 22
Urban Communities in the Metropolis, 1987-1988 

Contains course materials, lecture notes, and a typescript transcript of a lecture.

5 23-24
Visiting professorships, 1977-1980 
5 25

New School Sociology Department administration 1959-2004  

Box Folder
Accreditation and restructuring crisis, 1977-1985 

In 1977, the Sociology and Philosophy programs in the Graduate Faculty failed accreditation review, and in 1978 the New York State Board of Regents rescinded accreditation for the Graduate Faculty doctorate programs in philosophy, political science, and sociology-anthropology, leading to the resignation of the Graduate Faculty Dean, Joseph Greenbaum and subsequent appointment of the University of Chicago political scientist Ira Katznelson as Greenbaum's replacement. A consortium agreement with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York enabled students to apply CUNY course credits towards a PhD degree at The New School. (Both Sociology and Philosophy PhD degrees were reinstated in the mid- to late-1980s). These files document the accreditation crisis through correspondence, departmental proposals, reports, and mission statements, student responses, appointment records, Trustee resolutions and working papers on the history and status of the Graduate Faculty at the New School, Including a “systematic and critical investigation of the meaning and uses of the social sciences,” and a report and recommendations to the Commissioner of Education of the State of New York from the Sociology Rating Committee 1977-1978, comprised of professors from five universities. For related records, see the Graduate Faculty of New School for Social Research collection (NS.02.02.01), History series; and the New School for Social Research records (NS.02.02.03), Departments and programs series.

General reports and memoranda, 1979-1985 
5 26-27
Ad Hoc Student Committee, 1979 
5 28
Board of Trustees Statement of Purpose and Resolution, 1979 
5 29
Clippings, 1979-1982 
5 30
Correspondence, 1978-1985 
5 31-33
Dean's report, 1979 

By Allen Austill.

5 34
Department statements and proposals, 1977-1982 
Anthropology, 1979 
5 35
Committee of Social Sciences, 1977 
5 36
Economics, 1979 
5 37
Philosophy, 1978-1981 
5 38
Political Science, 1978-1980 
5 39
Psychology, 1979-1980 
5 40
Sociology, 1978-1982 

Includes memoranda and statements written and circulated on behalf of the department, as well as statements drafted by Vidich.

5 41
Sociology Rating Committee, 1978 
5 42-43
Doctoral evaluation report, 1984 
5 44
Graduate Faculty Midcareer Doctoral Program in the Social Sciences: A Draft Proposal, 1979 
6 1
Interdepartmental Council, 1978-1979 

Contains "On Reconstructing Higher Education in the Social Sciences in the 1980s: A New Challenge for the New School," Donald N. Levine; "Some Remarks on the Restructuring of the Graduate Faculty of the New School"; "Observations on Graduate Education in Social Science," Gilbert F. White; and "Proposal for the Seminar in Interdisciplinary Criticism."

6 2
Reports on New School restructuring, circa 1980 
6 3
Student responses, 1977-1979 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

15 2
Study Committee report, 1980 
6 4
Alumni Association correspondence, 1978-1979 
6 5
Anthropology and Sociology Department split notes, circa 1975 

Vidich's handwritten notes sketching events that led to the split-up of the Sociology and Anthropology Department as it had existed through 1969 into two separate departments, beginning in 1970.

6 6
Berger, John, 1969-1970 

Contains information regarding John Berger's appointment to and dismissal from the Graduate Faculty. This item is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

15 3
Budget proposals, 1978 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

6 7
Correspondence, 1959-2004 
General, 1970-2004 
6 8
Appointments, 1959-1997 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

15 4
Deanship selection, 1978-1981 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

6 9
Degree requirements, 1975-1985 
6 10
Dissertations, 1975-1988 
Advising, 1975-1988 
6 11
Student information, 1975-1983 

This item is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

15 5
Events, 1989-1993 
6 13
Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1981 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

6 12
Faculty governance, 1947-1976 
6 14
Fiftieth Anniversary, 1984 
6 15
Financial reports, 1978-1979 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

6 16
Fortieth Anniversary Conference on Peace, 1974 
6 17
Graduate Faculty and Teaching-Faculty Association bylaws, 1973-1976 
6 18
Grenada scholarship, 1995 
6 19
Grievance, 1977-1983 

This item is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

15 6
Hans Speier Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the Graduate Faculty, 1993-1996 
6 20
Heuss Chair, 1962-1963 
6 21
Krohn Symposium, 1993-1995 

Includes writings by Vidich, correspondence, and printed material related to a symposium in honor of Claus-Dieter Krohn.

6 22
Luckmann, Benita. "The New School: Variations on the Return from Exile and Emigration," undated 
6 23
Luckmann, Thomas. Sociology of Language course syllabus, after 1958 
6 24
Philosophy course listings, 1979 
6 25
Printed material, 1919-1997 
6 26
Report of the Commission on Undergraduate Education, 1983 
6 27
Visiting scholars, 1982-1985 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

6 28-29
Writings by Vidich, 1978-1979 

Contains manuscript and typescript drafts of essays and articles on the New School and the Graduate Faculty.

"Advisory Committee Working Paper," circa 1979 
6 30
"The Americanization of the Graduate Faculty: the Sixties," 1987-2002 
6 31
"The Graduate Faculty in 1960: Some Realities," circa 2000-2004 
6 32
History of New School Graduate Faculty, undated 

Writings and annotations on writings by others by Vidich.

6 33
"Issues and Problems of the Social Sciences Today," 1978 

Written with Stanford Lyman.

6 34
"Notes on the History of the General Seminar," circa 1979 
6 35
"The Place of the Graduate Faculty in Higher Education," 1978 
6 36
"Working Paper on a Curriculum Model for the Graduate Faculty," 1979-1980 

Written with Stanford Lyman.

6 37

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Series IV. Professional activities 1948-2004 

Link to selected images from this series.  

This series includes items related to Vidich's writings, in the form of manuscripts, offprints and photocopies, along with correspondence regarding contracts, publication rights and permissions, proposals for monographs and edited collections, and contributions to larger works, such as introductions, forewards and book reviews. The series reflects Vidich's frequent collaborations with Joseph Bensman and Stanford Lyman. Items relating to Vidich's conferences and invited talks primarily include correspondence and printed material, along with some notes and typescripts of talks. Also included is correspondence and reader reviews documenting Vidich's work as reader and editorial consultant for academic and trade presses, as well as his association with grant-giving and professional institutions, such as the Ford Foundation.

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Articles and papers, 1948-2004 

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"Absorption and Rehabilitation in Israel's Development Towns," 1964 
6 38
"Academic Knowledge and Political Power," 1992 
6 39
American Anthropological Association presentations, 1971-1986 
6 40
"American Democracy in the Late 20th Century," 1990 
6 41
"The American Success Dilemma," 1948 

Vidich's University of Wisconsin MS thesis.

6 42-43
"Antropologija u modernom svijetu," 1974 
6 44
"Anthropology and Truth: Some Old Problems," 1986 
6 45
"Applications of Phemonology to the Anaslysis of Social Structure," undated 
6 46
"Benson's Rational Depression," circa late 1950s-1960s 
6 47
Book reviews, circa 1953-1991 
6 48-49
"Boston's North End: An American Epic," 1992 
6 50
"Bureaucracy, Advanced Technology and Managerial Elites," 1987 
6 51
"The Bureaucratic Ethos" reprint permission form, 1984 
6 52
"Bureaucracy and Personality," 1966 
6 53
"Business Cycles, Class and Responsibility," circa late-1950s-1960s 
6 54
"Changing Patterns of Family Life: Decline of the Male," undated 
6 55
"A Changing Southern Community" and "Northern vs Southern Communities and Politics," audio reel-to-reel magnetic tape, circa 1969 

Audio recordings--on 1/4 millimeter magnetic reel-to-reel tape--of research studies based on Vidich's tenure as visiting professor at New College, in Sarasota, Florida.

"The Church and Bureaucracy," 1960 

Notes and correspondence relating to an essay for the Religious Research Association.

6 56
"Class and Culture in the City of New York," undated 
6 57
"Class and Politics in Colombia," 1965 
6 58
Colonialism paper notes, undated 
6 59
Commencement speech, 1991 
6 60
"Comments by Arthur J. Vidich on Murray Wax Paper," undated 
6 61
Communication, Propaganda and Literature introduction contract, 1983 
6 62
Communities notes, undated 
6 63
"Community in Contemporary Perspective," 1987-1994 
6 64
"Community Structures in World Perspective: Decline and Transfiguration," 1978 
6 65
"A Comparison of Participant Observation and Survey Data," with G. Shapiro, 1955 
6 66
"Coordination of Society" lecture notes, undated 
6 67
Creating Reality introduction, 1976 
6 68
"The Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism" with J. Bensman, 1976 
6 69
"Critical Issues in American Society," undated 
6 70
"The Cultural Background to Colonial Administration," 2004 
6 71
"The Culture Concept of Anthropology," 1975-1976 
6 72
"The Cultural Contradictions of Daniel Bell," with J. Bensman, 1999 
7 1
"Cultural Demands for Idea Development," undated 
7 2
"Democracy, the State and Society," undated 
7 3
"Demography" chapter of a textbook for Franklin Watts publishers, undated 
7 4
"The Department of Social Relations and Systems Theory at Harvard: 1948-1950," 2000 [offprint] 
7 5
Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers correspondence, 2003 
7 6
"Dimensions of Class in Springdale" with J. Bensman, 1958 
7 7
Eastern Sun Baltimore conference presentation, 1983 
7 8
"The End of the Enlightenment and Modernity," 1990-1991 
7 9
"Equality and Inequality," undated 
7 10
"Ethics in the University," undated 
7 11
"Ethnicity and Race," 1993-1994 

Consists of a typescript of the lecture, given at NYU Gallatin, and an audio cassette recording.

7 12
"Farmer in the Trap," with J. Bensman, 1958 
7 13
"Festschrift," 1973-1975, 1995 
7 14
"Fraternization and Rationality in Global Perspective," with Michael W. Hughey, 1998 
7 15
"Freedom and Responsibility in Research: The Springdale Case," 1960 
7 16
"Gerald L.K. Smith Speaks at Viroqua: A Social Psychological Study in Public Opinion," 1948 
7 17
"Gerald L.K. Smith Speaks at Viroqua: A Themal Analysis of the Content of the Speech," undated 
7 18
German White Collar Workers and the Rise of Hitler by Hans Speier, introduction, 1985 
7 19
"Hacia un Acercamiento Racional de Ia Irractionalidad" [photocopy], 1995 
7 20
Handbook of Qualitative Research entry, 1997 
7 21
Hans Speier Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Sociology and Political Science inaugural remarks, 1993 
7 22
"Herman Schmalenbach," 1989 
7 23
High School Principles Study Seminar, 1969 
7 24
"Higher Learning in America in Veblen's Time and Our Own," 1994 
7 25
"Hiroshima's Legacy: the Theodicy of Man-Made Hazards," 1980 
7 26
"History and Ideology of the New School," undated 
7 27
"Homage to Joe Bensman: In Celebration of Joe Bensman and his Work," 1987 
7 28
"Ideological Themes in American Anthropology," 1974-1975 
7 29
"Ideological Themes in Modern Anthropology," undated 
7 30
"Identity and History," undated 
7 31
"Identity and the Nature of Political Commitments," undated 
7 32
"Inflation and Social Structure: The United States in an Epoch of Declining Abundance," 1980 
7 33
Institute for the Study of Contemporary Society proposal, 1990s 

Vidich's correspondent in this file is his former student, Gerald Levy of Marlboro College. Vidich and Levy discussed started their own school of sociology, which became the Institute.

7 34
Institutional Coordination lecture notes, undated 
7 35
"The Intellectual" lecture notes, undated 
7 36
"The Intellectual in Modern Industrial Society: A Proposal for an Anthology of Readings," with Michael Hughey, after 1960 
7 37
Intellectuals in Exile by Claus-Dieter Krohn foreward, 1988-1993 
7 38
"Intelligence Agencies and the Universities," 1993 
7 39
"Inter-Institutional Coordination of Environmental Programs in the Tri-State Region: A Research Proposal," undated 
7 40
"International Classes and Cultures," undated 
7 41
International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society editors note, 2000 
7 42
Iran, circa 1976 
7 43
"Issues and Problems of the Social Sciences Today," undated 
7 44
"Is there a California School of Interactionism?," undated 
7 45
Kinship studies, 1956-1959 

"Language and Kinship" and "The Use of Models in Kinship Studies: A Critique," both written with Joseph Bensman.

7 46
"Leadership and Power Relations in Venezuela," circa 2002 
7 47
Lecture notes, circa 1970s-1990s 

Contains holograph notes for lectures and presentations.

7 48-52
"Manalapan Oracle Capital Group LLC," 2003 
7 53
"The Marine Corps and the Bomb: A Memoir," undated 
7 54
"Mass Communication" notes, undated 
7 55
"Mass Culture and Personal Heredity" notes, 1984 
7 56
Max Weber's Sociology of Intellectuals by Sadri, Ahmad. Introduction. 1991 
7 57
Mayer, Carl, memorial speech, undated 
7 58
The Method and Theory of Ethnology by Paul Radin. Introduction, 1984-1987 
7 59
"Methodological Problems in the Observation of Husband-Wife Interaction," 1956 
8 1
"Middle Class Values Reexamined: The Degree of Belief in Individualism and Achievement in the Lives of Lower Middle Income Workers" presentation, 1999 

Contains programs, correspondence, and an overview of Vidich's conference presentation at "Lower Middle Income Worker in American Society: A Research-Educational Seminar," held at the Penn State Center for Continuing Liberal Education.

8 2
"The Moral, Economic and Political Status of Labor in American Society," 1982-1985 
8 3
Multinationals lecture, 1976 

Presented at the Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College.

8 4
"Myth and Ethnogragy," circa 1940s-1950s 

Seminar paper for H.S. McKeel's Anthropology 214 course.

8 5
"Myth as a Method of Social Control with Special Reference to the Mountain Arapesh Culture," 1940s-1950s [RESTRICTED] 

Graded seminar paper for W. W. Howell's Anthropology 117 course.

15 7
"Nels Anderson," 1999 
8 6
"Neo-conservativism: Impact on Contemporary American Society," 1982 
8 7
"Networks and the Theory of Modules in the Global Village," 1997 
8 8
"New American Pluralism: Racial and Ethnic Sodalities and Their Sociological Implications," with Michael W. Hughey [photocopy], 1992 
8 9
"New and Extra Familial Forms," undated 
8 10
"The New Middle Classes and Urban Policy Reform," with J. Bensman, 1968 
8 11
"The New Middle Classes: Their Culture and Life Styles," with J. Bensman [offprint and photocopy], 1970 
8 12
New School University commencement speech, 1991 
8 13
New York University lecture, 1991-1999 
8 14
"Notes on the History of the General Seminar," undated 
8 15
"Participant Observation and the Collection and Interpretation of Data" [photocopy], 1955 
8 16
"Paul Radin and Contemporary Anthropology," 1965 
8 17
"Philanthropy in the Mature Society," 1963 
8 18
"Political Impact of Technical Administration," 1980 
8 19
Political institutions paper, undated 
8 20
"Political Legitimacy in Bureaucratic Society," 1978 
8 21
"Political Process" lecture notes, 1972 
8 22
"Political Psychology and Social Change," 1963-1966 
8 23
"Politics, Public Opinion and the Middle Classes: UN talk" audio cassette tape, after 1980 
"Power Cliques in Bureaucratic Society," with J. Bensman, 1962 
8 24
"Pragmatism, the Generalized Other, and the Public Philosophy" with S. Lyman, 1983 
8 25
"Prejudice and Propaganda," 1940s-1950s 

Seminar paper for McCormick's Sociology 164.

8 26
A Primer for Believers in Free-Market Capitalism. Prologue with H. Dahms, undated 
8 27
"Private and Government Welfare" presentation notes, 1992-2001 
8 28
"The Problem of Peace," undated 
8 29
"The Problem: Sociology in Crisis," 1981-1994 
8 30
"Prospects for Peace in the Nuclear World" with S. Lyman, 1980 
8 31
"The Protestant Churches in a Rural Community: A Case Study in the Relationship between Church and Society" with Joseph Bensman, 1950s-1960s 
8 32
"Public Health and Public Policy," 1950s-1960s 
8 33
"Qualitative Methods" with Joseph Bensman, 1994 

Entry in Handbook of Qualitative Research, edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln.

8 34
"Recent Developments in American Society: Reply to Ivan Light" with Joseph Bensman, 1973 
8 35
"Religion, Social Movements and Civil Society," with S. Lyman, undated 
8 36
"Religion, State and Civil Society," undated 
8 37
"Report on Ramah Navajo Values," 1949 

Seminar paper.

8 38
Reprint requests, 1969-1978 
8 39
"Research Project Design on Leadership and Power Relationships in Venezuela," undated 
8 40
"Return to Middletown," 1980-1998 
8 41
"The Role of the Engineer in American Society," 1959 
8 42
Scarpetta, Olga, memorial remarks, 1992 
8 43
Scientific Study of Religion lecture notes, 1960 
8 44
"Secular Evangelism at the University of Wisconson," with J. Bensman, 1982 
8 45
"Secular Trends, Class and Politics in Colombia," undated 
8 46
Shadyside Academy lectures, 1959 
8 47
"Situacion Actual de Ia Sociologia Norteamericana," undated 
8 48
"Social Change and Contemporary Factions," undated 
8 49
"Social and Economic Dimensions of Class in Springdale" [offprint], 1958 
8 50
"Social Planning and Social Coordination," undated 
8 51
"Social and Political Dimensions of Development in Puerto Rico," undated 
8 52
"The Social Role of the Anthropological Advisor," 1957 
8 53
"Social Structure and the Psychology of Adjustment," undated 
8 54
"Social Theory and the Substantive Problems of Sociology" [offprint], 1991 
8 55
"Social Theory in Field Research" [offprint], 1960 
8 56
Society for Slovene Studies presentation material, 2000-2003 

Contains typescript and manuscript drafts, correspondence, and program relating to Vidich's presentation at the Society for Slovene Studies.

8 57
"Sociology in the Capitalist Welfare State" lecture notes, undated 
8 58
Sociology of International Relations and War by Hans Speier. Introduction contract, 1983 
8 59
"Sociology and Society: Disciplinary Tensions and Professional Compromises" with J. Goldfarb and S. Lyman, 1981 
8 60
"Socijalni Pokreti I Gradansko Drustvo: Teorija Socijalnog" with S. Lyman, 1984 
8 61
"Sources and Origins of Sociology's Orientations: the Managed Society as the New Religion--the Work of Lester Ward," undated 
8 62
"Sozialier Konflikt in der Ara der Entspannung," 1974 
8 63

Spiritualism in Puerto Rico, 1956-1960 

Contains correspondence and field research material (such as interview transcripts, notes, and photographs), as well as manuscript drafts relating to Vidich's research on spiritualism and bureaucracy in Puerto Rico, undertaken while a professor of sociology at the University of Puerto Rico. This research and writings are related yet distinct from his book-length study, Trujillo Bajo: Class, Party and Public Policy in a Puerto Rican Town, which is also contained in this series.

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Correspondence, 1956-1960 
8 64
Interviews, undated 
8 65
Manuscripts, undated 
8 66
Proposal, undated 
8 67
Research notes and photographs, undated 
8 68
Reviews, 1958-1959 
8 69
"The Star System," 1989 
8 70
State, Cultue, and Society foreward, 1991 
8 71
"State, Ethics and Public Morality" with S. Lyman, after 1985 
8 72
"The State, the Social System, and the Public Philosophy" with S. Lyman, undated 
8 73
"State, Society and Calvinism: Parsons and Merton as Seen from Abroad," 1988 
8 74
"State, Societies, and Conflicts," 1987 
8 75
"The Struggle for the Underdeveloped World: I," 1970 

Printed copies of an article, written with Bensman, appearing in Caribbean Review in Fall 1970.

8 76
Student Christian Movement lecture, 1962 
8 77
"Sublimation of Christian Rhetorics at the University of Chicago: Park, Mead, Weber and Marx," undated 
8 78
Task Force on Social and Cultural Factors paper, undated 
8 79
"A Theory of Social Processes in the American Commonwealth" with S. Lyman, after 1980 
8 80
"Three Styles of Bureaucracy, Planning, and Social Coordination: The United States, Latin America, and Yugoslavia," 1973-1975 

Typescript draft, correspondence, and program related to Vidich's presentation at the Seminar on the Social Sciences and Problems of Development in Tehran, Iran.

9 1
"Toward a Rational Grasp of Irrationality: Some Gaps in Social and Economic Theory" [photocopy], 1995 
9 2
"The Validity of Field Research," with J. Bensman, undated 
9 3
"The Values and Morality of Scientists: Some Unsolved Problems," 1988 
9 4
"Veblen and Postkeynsian Political Economy," 1992 
9 5
"Veblen, Weber and Marx on Political Economy" with M. Hughey [photocopy], 1993 
9 6
VHS and cassette tapes of lectures, 1989-1999 

Consists of four audio cassette tapes and one VHS.

Youth talk, 1970 
9 7

Yugoslavia research projects, 1951-1973 

Beginning in 1951, when he undertook audience and listening studies and reports for Voice of America radio, Vidich conducted frequent research and teaching on and in Yugoslavia.

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General, 1951-1973 
9 8-9
Clippings, 1951-1957 
9 10

Voice of America study, circa 1951 

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Correspondence, undated 
9 11
Interviews, 1951 
9 12
Research notes, undated 
9 13
"Preliminary Report to the Voice of America Evaluation Division Yugoslav Section," undated 
9 14-15

Books 1949-2002 

This sub-series contains writings in the form of outlines, notes, and drafts, along with correspondence with publishers, promotional materials, rights and permissions. Not all book titles contain writings. Includes drafts and images for his autobiography in the form of digital files.

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The American Century Reconsidered outline, 1990 
9 16
American Sociology: Worldly Rejections of Religion and Their Directions, 1981-1989 

Correspondence between publisher regarding contract, rights and permissions; drafts from chapters of book.

Correspondence, 1982-1987 
General, 1983-1987, undated 
9 17
Yale University Press, 1982-1986 
9 18-19
Drafts, 1980s 

Chapters four through fourteen and unidentified chapters.

10 1-4
9 20-31
Printed matter, 1986 
10 5
Proposal, 1981 
10 6
Promotion, 1984-1987 
10 7
Reviews, 1985-1989 
A-Z by journal title, 1986-1989 
10 8-10
Correspondence, 1985-1988 
10 11
Bureaucracy: Its Political and Social Implications, circa 2002 

Bureaucracy was a projected edited collection that Vidich worked on in collaboration with Robert Jackall. Contained here are correspondence, outlines, and notes pertaining to the early compilation of the book. In addition, we have retained those photocopied essays, chapters, and book excerpts that contain holograph editorial remarks and marginalia.

10 12-13
The Calculus of Philanthropy, 1956-1965 
Correspondence, 1963-1965 
10 14
Clipping, 1956 
10 15
Drafts, 1960s 
10 16-20
n_3 (legal) 22
Central Issues in Anthropological Thought, undated 

Contains proposals for a series, edited by Vidich, of introductory anthropology books.

10 21
Collaboration, Reputation and Ethics in American Academic Life: Hans H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills, 1994-2000 
Correspondence, 1994-2000 
10 22-26
Draft, undated 
10 27-28
Introduction, 1972-1996 

Contains typescript and manuscript drafts, notes, and printed research materials related to the composition of the introduction to Collaboration.

11 1
Research notes and materials, 1975-1996 

Contains typescript and manuscript research notes, outlines, and printed material with holograph marginalia and commentary relating to Hans H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills.

11 2-5
Reviews, 2000 
11 6-7
Conflict and Control, 1977-1980 

Originally entitled "Problems of Legitimacy in Modern Society" and, later, "The Crisis of Legitimacy in Modern Society"

Correspondence, 1977-1978 
11 8
Drafts, 1970s 
11 9
Prospectus, 1970s 
11 10
Reviews, 1980 
11 11
Critical lssues in American Society, 1965-1973 
Correspondence, 1971-1973 
11 12
Drafts, 1971 
11 13
Permissions and table of contents, 1965-1971 
11 14-15
Directions of Change in American Society proposal, undated 
11 16
Disinventing Anthropology notes and outlines, 1972 
11 17
Essays in Political Sociology table of contents, undated 

Collected essays of Joseph Bensman, many of which are co-authored with Vidich.

11 18
History of higher education, undated 

Manuscript and typescript drafts of and correspondence pertaining to an unidentified book on the post-war history of university education.

11 19
Identity and Anxiety: Survival of the Person in Mass Society, 1956-1963 

Conains correspondence with publishers, co-editors, and contributors regarding the compilation and editing of this essay collection edited by Vidich alongside Maurice Stein and David Manning.

11 20
Institutional structures book outline and prospectuses, undated 
11 21
Introduction to Sociology, 1985 

Contains correspondence, outlines, and a prospectuc regarding this proposed introductory sociology textbook written with Stanford Lyman.

11 22
Karl Marx: Catalyst in Modern Thought, 1991 

Contains the table of contents and correspondence regarding a proposed edited collection.

11 23
Main Trends of the Modern World series, 1988-1998 

This series, edited by Vidich and Robert Jackall, was originally entitled "The Unbroken Dialogue: the Emigre Tradition and the Modern Epoch" and, later, "The Modern Epoch." Contained herein is correspondence with publishers and authors regarding the development of this series.

Correspondence, 1988-1998 
11 24-25
Notes, circa 1988 
11 26
Proposal, undated 
11 27
Metropolitan Communities: New Forms, 1971-1992 
11 28
The Middle Class Community in America: Its Lifestyles, its Youth, its Politics, 1969 
11 29
The New American Society: The Revolution of the Middle Class, 1967-1999 

Authored by Joseph Bensman and Vidich and published by Quadrangle, the manuscript draft of this book was called "The Third American Revolution."

Correspondence, 1967-1999 
11 30-31
Drafts, undated 
11 32
Reprint requests and permissions, 1971-1972 
11 33
Reviews, 1971-1972 
11 34
Revised edition, 1985-1989 

A third and significantly revised edition published by Praeger in 1986, retitled American Society: The Welfare State and Beyond.

11 35
Second edition, 1980-1981 

Contained herein are correspondence and typescript drafts, with holograph corrections and notes, of the second edition, published by Oxford University Press in 1981.

11 36
The New Middle Classes: Life-Styles, Status Claims and Political Orientations, 1993-1998 

Contains correspondence, permissions, and contracts for this edited edition.

12 1
Political Factionalism in Palau, 1945-1998 

Vidich completed this research study on Palau on a grant for the Pacific Science Board of the National Research Council, as part of his Harvard dissertation research. Contained herein is the manuscript of the 1949 study, photographs taken during his field work, and correspondence relating to Vidich's continued involvement with research and academic institutions in Palau throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Correspondence, 1984-1998 
12 2-3
Manuscript draft, 1949 
12 4
Photographs, 1945-1948 

Contains seven photographs.

12 5
Political lmpact of Colonial Administration, 1950-1986 

Contained herein is correspondence and typescript drafts of Vidich's doctoral dissertation in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard, submitted in March, 1952. The dissertation was later published by Arno Press.

Correspondence, 1979-1986 
12 6
Drafts, 1950-1952 
12 7
Manuscript, 1952 
12 8-9
Politics, Character, and Culture: Perspectives from Hans Gerth, 1980-1983 

Contains correspondence, clippings and reviews.

12 10-11
Reflections on Community Studies, 1961-1976 

Contains correspondence, contracts, permissions, and reviews relating this edited collection.

12 12
Reflections on Community Studies Draft, circa 1963-1964 
12 13
Revisioning American Sociology, 1994 

Correspondence with Stanford Lyman on a proposed volume.

12 14
Selected Works of Herbert Blumer: A Public Philosophy for Mass Society, 1999-2000 

Contains correspondence, printed promotional material, and proofs of Vidich's introduction to the volume.

12 15
Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power, and Religion in a Rural Community, 1950s-2001 
Awards, references, and reviews, 1960-1997 
12 16
Correspondence, 1956-2001, undated 
12 17-19
Drafts, 1950s, 1999 
First edition, 1950s 
12 20
Second edition, 1999 
12 21-22
List of pseudonyms, 1950s 
12 23
Permissions to reprint, 1961-1982 
12 24
Publicity and reviews, 1958-1970 
12 25-26
Social Order and the Public Philosophy: An Analysis and Interpretation of the Work of Herbert Blumer, 1982-1991 

Contains correspondence and reviews of this volume, edited alongside Stanford Lyman.

12 27
Social problems book, undated 

Typescript chapter drafts from an unidentified book on social problems in contemporary America.

12 28
Trujillo Bajo: Class, Party and Public Policy in a Puerto Rican Town, circa 1960 

Research and writing of this book took place during Vidich's appointment as a professor of sociology at the University of Puerto Rico from 1955 to 1960. It is related to, though distinct from, his research and writing on spritualism in Puerto Rico, also contained in this series.

12 29
13 1
"Viewpoints in Sociology" correspondence, 1972-1980 

Contains reader reviews and other correspondence with authors and Praeger Publishers, publishers of the Viewpoints in Sociology series, for which Vidich served as a series editor and consultant.

13 2-5
Violence book outline and bibliography, circa 1995 
13 6
With a Critical Eye: An Intellectual and His Times, 2002 

Contains digital drafts and digitized photographs for use in autobiography published posthumously in 2009: With a critical eye: an intellectual and his times.

Notes and drafts, circa 2002 

The floppy disks contain chapter drafts and revisions. This material supplements the hard copy versions.

13 7-10
D15 2015NS08_D001-D020
Typescript drafts, circa 2002 
13 11-24

Conferences and speaking engagements 1961-2004 

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American Sociological Association, 1978-1987 
13 25
Arizona State University, 1977 
13 26
Brandeis University, undated 
13 27
Clark Street Seminar, 1995 
13 28
College Studies Association, 1978 
13 29
Columbia University seminars for Eastern European visiting scholars, 1968 
13 30
Congreso Latinoamericano de Sociologia, 1961-1963 
13 31
Dubrovnik Conference, 1986-1997 
13 32
The Dying Community: Revolutions in Community Structure, 1976-1980 
13 33
East Side International Community Center, 1989 
13 34
Eastern Sociological Society, 1972-1973 
13 35
Florida Atlantic University, 1995 
13 36
Globalizations: Cultural, Economic and Democratic, 2001 
13 37
Institute for the Analysis of Contemporary Society, 1992-1999 
13 38
International Centennial Symposium, 1980-1983 

Includes articles, correspondence, notes, publicity materials, and a typescript of the talk by Vidich.

13 39
International Conference on Academic Knowledge and Political Power, 1992 
13 40
International Thorstein Veblen Assocation, 1992-2004 
13 41-46
Kyoto American Studies Seminar, 1976-1981 
14 1
Lake Forest College, 1989 
14 2
London School of Economics lectures, 1984 
14 3
Miskatonic University [Muskingum College] Sociology Colloquium, 1972 
14 4
New York State Sociological Association annual meeting, 1983 
14 5
The Public Dream, the Private Nightmare, 1975 
14 6
Ramapo College Master Lecture Series, 1975 
14 7
Rhode Island College lecture, 1974 
14 8
Stone and Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Symposium, 1990-1991 
14 9
"Thorstein Veblen: His Ideas for Our Times" conference at the Wolfson Center for National Affairs, 2004 
14 10
Thurnauer KulturwiBenschaftliche Gesprache, 1989 
14 11
Universidad del Pais Vasco, 1988 
14 12
University of California, 1989-1995 
14 13
University of Connecticut, 1977 
14 14
University of Kansas, 1992 
14 15
University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1973 
14 16
University of North Carolina-Asheville, 1977 
14 17
University of Oklahoma, 1977 
14 18
"Veblen: A Systematic Social Thinker" coference at Universita' Degli Studi di Roma, Italy, 2003 
14 19
Willams College, 1976 
14 20

Consulting and editing 1964-2001 

This sub-series documents Vidich’s consulting work, as editorial advisor and reader of manuscripts for publishers. Includes correspondence, notes, and reports regarding his appointment (July 1965) as consultant to the Ford Foundation’s Latin America program to advise the Faculty of Sociology of the National University of Colombia on the development and strengthening of its graduate program.

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General, 2000, undated 
14 21
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1966-1976 
14 22-31
Basic Books, 1959-1972 
14 32
Cambridge University Press, 1976 
14 33
Cornerville/Boelen Dispute, 1990 
14 34
Ford Foundation and University of Colombia, Bogota, 1964-1965 

Includes correspondence, notes and reports.

14 35-37
The Free Press, 1975-1976 
14 38
Lexington Books, 2001 
14 39
Macmillan, 1976 
14 40
Praeger, 1977 
14 41
Prentice Hall, 1974-1976 
14 42
Rowman and Littlefield, 1987 
14 43
Through All Time, 1973-1974 
14 44
University of Chicago Press, 1969-1971 
14 45
University of Wisconsin, 1991 
14 46
Wiley-Interscience, 1971-1975 
14 47

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