Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon papers
Scope and Contents
The Eleanor Bernert Sheldon papers consist of correspondence, speeches, subject files, biographical material and awards. The bulk of the collection is subject files relating to Shelden's wide range of interests. There are also two boxes of professional correspondence.
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Eleanor Harriet Bernert was born 19 March 1920; she graduated from Colby Jr. College (now Colby-Sawyer College) in 1940 and went on to UNC, receiving her A.B. in 1942. Bernert did graduate work at the University of Chicago, earning her Ph.D. in 1949. She worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1943-45, and took part in the Chicago Community Inventory as a sociologist. She taught sociology at the University of Chicago, 1947-50. In 1950, she married James Sheldon and they had three sons. Sheldon continued her career, first with the Social Science Research Council, 1950-55 and again in 1972-79 as President. She later worked for the Russell Sage Foundation, 1961-72. Sheldon also maintained her teaching credentials, as a visiting professor at UC-Santa Barbara and Columbia University; and held an appointment as a lecturer/research sociologist at UCLA School of Nursing and Deptment of Sociology. She served on several boards, including Mobilization for Youth, Citicorp and Citibank.
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Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon was a sociologist and professor. She worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1943-45, and took part in the Chicago Community Inventory as a sociologist. She taught sociology at the University of Chicago, 1947-50. She worked for the Social Science Research Council, 1950-55 and again in 1972-79 and for the Russell Sage Foundation, 1961-72. The bulk of the collection is subject files relating to Shelden's wide range of interests. There are also two boxes of professional correspondence.
This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.
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- Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon papers
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