Policy Sciences Center records
Scope and Contents
The Policy Sciences Center Records consist of organizational papers, correspondence, financial records, grant materials, and publications which document the founding of the Policy Sciences Center in 1948 and its activities over the next thirty years. The records are incomplete and primarily highlight the work of the association in the mid-1970s.
The Policy Sciences Center Records were processed as part of a collaborative effort between Manuscripts and Archives and the Yale Law School to document the careers and accomplishments of law school faculty and alumni.
- Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the Policy Sciences Center has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Policy Sciences Center, 2006.
Arranged in two series: I. Organization, 1948-1987. II. Grants, 1968-1978.
1.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The records include organizational papers, correspondence, financial records, and topical files which document the founding of the Policy Sciences Center in 1948 and its activities over the next thirty years, primarily between 1968 and 1974.
Biographical / Historical
The Policy Sciences Center is a non-profit foundation incorporated in 1948 by Yale Law School faculty members Harold Lasswell, Myres McDougal, and George Dession. The broad mission of the Center was to improve the decision-making process by educating policy makers at all levels. It hosted topical seminars, provided a forum for discussion of topics ranging from juvenile justice to access to capital by minority groups, assisted interested parties in obtaining funds and expertise to perform research, and prepared and reviewed grant applications and reports.
- Brewer, Garry D.
- Credit -- United States
- Decision making
- Dession, George H. (George Hathaway), 1905-1955
- Lasswell, Harold D. (Harold Dwight), 1902-1978
- McDougal, Myres S. (Myres Smith), 1906-1998
- Penna, Frank J.
- People with disabilities -- Services for
- Policy Sciences Center
- Policy sciences
- Yale Law School
- Guide to the Policy Sciences Center Records
- Under Revision
- compiled by Barbara Heck
- January 2007
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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