Robert Sokol papers, 1940-2011 Rauner Manuscript MS-1366

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Robert Sokol papers

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Rauner Manuscript MS-1366

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Size of Collection:

39 linear ft., 26 boxes


Robert Sokol, 1926-2016, professor of sociology. The collection contains completed survey questionnaires, reports, clippings, magazines, floppy disks and data sheets related to his sociological studies of Dartmouth students' behavior, activities and social life.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Robert Sokol contain completed survey questionnaires, reports, clippings, magazines, floppy disks and data sheets related to his sociological studies of Dartmouth students' behavior, activities and social life. Of note is material related to George Wallace's 1963 visit to Dartmouth College which includes audio reels of his talk.


Robert Sokol was born on May 26, 1926 in New York City. He received his BA from Long Island University and his PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Sokol began teaching in the Sociology Department of Dartmouth College in 1961 and remained there for more than 50 years. Sokol's research during that time was focused on educational outcomes for students in higher education. He was a conscientious objector during World War II and was active in the Civil Rights movement in the 1950's and 60's. He was also an early advocate for women’s reproductive rights as well as the admission of women to Dartmouth. Sokol died on October 8, 2016.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1957-1985

Reports, clippings, articles and surveys on US College Students and their lives; Dartmouth Office of Student Counseling reports; Dartmouth Course Guides (1969-1975); Committee on Student Life memos and reports.

Box: 2, 1965-2000

Dartmouth College Committee on Alcohol Concerns Questionnaire (Jan. 1979); Dartmouth Freshman Advising Survey ( Jan. 1979); Freshman Surveys by ACE/UCLA (1970-1987); Miscellaneous surveys and data related to student life; "The Dartmouth Student"-A Summary Report of Studies Carried Out From 1958 to 1963 Under The Sponsorship of the Lincoln Filene Human Relations Research Program by Robert Sokol and Carla A. Sykes (1963); "The Option-An Analysis of and Educational Innovation," by Robert A. Feldmesser (1969); Dartmouth Freshman Survey Results 1983; Notes on a talk to Dartmouth Trustees re. Dartmouth students (1987); Notes on talk to Dartmouth Horizons entitled "Teaching at Dartmouth"(1983); Memos; "Women in Science Project at Dartmouth" (1999-2000); "Race Matters in the University of the 21st Century," conference report (2002); Dartmouth College Recruiting Evaluation Master Code (undated); Dartmouth Student Survey Results (1967); Dartmouth College Project Impress-Ivy League Survey on Co-education-Dart 78; Dartmouth College Project Impress-Faculty Survey on Education of Women at Dartmouth-Prof 70; Dartmouth College Project Impress-Class of 1965 Panel Study-Dart 65; Dartmouth College Project Impress-Coeducation Survey-Dart 69; Dartmouth College Project Impress-Survey of Maternal and Child Health in Grafton County-MOTHER; Dartmouth College Project Impress-Smith College Student Body-Fall 1971-SMITH; Miscellaneous data for lectures.

Box: 3, 1972-2007

Dart 1952-2000, Survey Year Margins, Alpha and Positional Order; Dart 1952-2000, Questionnaires; Dart 1952-2000, Indexes; SAT's data analysis; Dart Political References, Affiliations and Parental Politics (circa 1972-2007); Code Books (2007); floppy disks with data.

Box: 4, 1997-2002

Dartmouth Publication clippings including "The Dartmouth" and "Dartmouth Alumni Magazine," as well as local news clippings including the "Valley News" re. coeducations, minorities and other subjects related to the social life of Dartmouth students and student life in general.

Box: 5, circa 1958-2015

Dart 82-2000, Margins, Variables, X-tab data; Student Valuation Sloan Study Clark W. Horton; Dart 78 data, questionnaires, notes; Comparative Dart Data and Talks (2015); Dart 82 Provisional Statistics Report (1982); Dart 86, Questionnaires, Marginals; Final Report of the Planning Steering Committee (Freedman) (1990); Dart 82 Codebook; Civil Rights Ad in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, manuscript and supporting material (1963-1965); AA/EQ: College Survey (1989); Student Values Study (circa 1958); Class of 1971: C.S.Q. data; College Student Questionnaire, background material.

Box: 6, 1986-1990

Clippings, newsletters, memos, reports related to student life issues.

Box: 7, undated

Completes questionnaires, unidentified

Box: 8, circa 1961-2007

"Daughters of Dartmouth" Qualitative Research of the Status of Undergraduate Women at Dartmouth College During the Fifteenth Year of Coeducation, 1986-87 by Mary Garden Turco, 1987; Dart 2007 Codebook Master (Spring 2007); Project Cork Global Survey, Questionnaires (for DMS) (1978-1980); Project Cork-Practicing MD's and Others, Questionnaires, Codes, Statistics (1979-1981); Harvard Student Study (circa 1961-1965); Dartmouth Course Critiques (1963-1964); Dart 70 Codebook; Dart 72 Survey results.

Box: 9, 1940-1968

Dartmouth Student Material: Clippings, data, reports, "Cheating Studies," (1961-1969); Studies of Dartmouth Students 1940-1968.

Box: 10, circa 1958-2000

Dart 96, questionnaires, memos, notes; Class of '70: C.S.Q. data; Honor Principle Surveys (Jan. 1973); Dart 92 Codebook # 2; Dartmouth Student Surveys Codebook # 2, Comparisons; Dart 78, Code Book, Questionnaire, Tables; Dartmouth Student Survey, Tables (1958-1961); Dart Deviance: Cheating, Stealing (2000); Dart Questionnaire Lead-In Items, Academics, Intellectually; DartLove-DartLuv.

Box: 11, 1958-2001

Cornell-Carnegie College Student Study: Dartmouth Codebook (1962); Dartmouth Student Survey Codebook #2 (1958-1961); Dart 52, SPSS Code Book, Original Questionnaire and Codes, Draft Impress Codebook, Hard Copy of Raw Data; Dart 52 Marginals, Questionnaires (2001); Dartmouth Student Survey Codebook (1958-1961); Dart 58-61 Data; Dart 78 All Schools; Dartmouth Student Survey 1958-1961; Memos (1992).

Box: 12, 1958-1963

Dartmouth Student Survey Reports (1958-1961); Dartmouth Student Survey (1958-1961); Manuscript of Summary Report Done Summer 1963; Dartmouth Alumni Surveys (circa 1973).

Box: 13, 2001

Completed Questionnaires, unidentified

Box: 14, circa 1976-1996

Class of 1929 Survey at Reunion (1973); "How Golden The Years," report on the Class of 1929; Sociological Statistics:(SocStat) Computer in the United States-MacIntosh (1987-1990); SocStat and Intellimation (1990-1996); Micro Version of Lab Manual (1983-1989); Sloan Foundation Summer Workshop (1986); Unidentified Dart (circa 1995); Dart 82, Dart 86, Dart 92, Dart 96; Dart 92; Dart 87, Song, Poll re. Changing Dartmouth's "Men of Dartmouth" Song done by a student committee and processed by Phil Schumm (1987); Dart 86; Hoge 1984 Religion Survey at Dartmouth; Dart Alcohol Questionnaire (1979); Core Alcohol Project: Dartmouth data for 1991, 1992, 1994; VOX Survey (1980); Horning-Bryant-Sokol Survey (1976); Dart 72; Dart 69; Dart 65; Miscellaneous Dartmouth Surveys.

Box: 15, 2003-2010

Dart 1952-2000: Survey Data: Commitment to Dartmouth (2007); Survey Data: Preferred Job Characteristics (2007); Survey Data: Pot and Drugs (2008); Survey Data: Major (2007); Survey Data: Future Occupation after Graduation (2007); Survey Data: Sexual Behavior, Attitudes, References (2004); Survey Data: Religion, Beliefs, Affiliations, Parents etc. (2002-2007); Survey Data: Sexual Preference (2003); Survey Data: Sexual Discomfort with clippings and notes (2003); Dart 1952-2000 Zero Order Margins, Positional Order (1996-2003); Dart 1952-2000 Zero Order Margins, Alpha Order (1996-2010); Survey Data: GPA (2006-2007); Survey Data: Future Family (2003-2007); Survey Data: Eating Disorder (2007); PowerPoint: Stresses and Consequences for College Undergraduates: 1982-2007 with DVD.

Box: 16, 1978-2013

Dartmouth Book Outline with data and notes; Micro Policy Studies Data (2008); Political Preference Survey Data with New York Times, CBS News, MTV Poll (2007); Survey Data: Ethnicity and Adjustments (2007); SPRIG Talk with CD (2007); Presidential Primary Graphs and Tables (2007-2008); PowerPoint: Sexuality and Dartmouth (2013); Survey data: Suicide with clippings and notes (circa 2005); PowerPoint: "Navigating the First Year of College-Stresses and Consequences (undated); Talk to Freshman parents "Dartmouth Student Attitudes a Behavior" (1987-1989); Dartmouth Student Survey Done July 1978-Summer Term by Admissions Office-Questionnaires (1978).

Box: 17, circa 2000-2007

Dart 2007 Questionnaires and data; Dart 2000 Questionnaires and correspondence; Completed questionnaires (undated).

Box: 18, circa 1989-2011

Survey Data: Drinking and Addiction with notes and clippings (2002-2003); Survey Data: SESMA SES Socioeconomic Status (2003); Survey Data: Discomforting Experiences incl. sexual abuse and stress (2003); Dartmouth College Sexual Harassment Study by Phyllis Riggs, questionnaires and report (Winter 1989); Acquaintance Sex survey results with clippings (circa 1989); PowerPoint: "Navigating the First Year of College"; Survey Data: Johnson Report (2010); Survey Data: Freshman/Freshwomen (2011).

Box: 19, circa 1995-2006

Dart 2000, Codebook with survey data (2001-2006); Dart 96 Survey Data with memos (1996-2001); Dart 92 Codebook with survey data (circa 1995); Dart 86 Codebook with survey data, memos (1986-2012); Dart 78, Impress Codebook, 78 IvyCoed with survey data (2002).

Box: 20, 1963-1964

On George Wallace

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, George Wallace: "Governor George Wallace at Dartmouth" Transcript of Address and Q and A, 1963
  • Folder: 2, George Wallace: 7" audio reel of address (1 of 3), 1963
  • Folder: 3, George Wallace: 7" audio reel of address (2 of 3), 1963
  • Folder: 4, George Wallace: 7" audio reel of address (3 of 3), 1963
  • Folder: 5, George Wallace: "The Dartmouth", 1963-11-06
  • Folder: 6, George Wallace: Letter from Prosvost Masland to Robert Sokol re. address, 1963-12-03
  • Folder: 7, George Wallace: Letter from President Dickey to Robert Sokol re. address, 1963-12-04
  • Folder: 8, George Wallace: "Hanover Gazette", 1963-11-14
  • Folder: 9, George Wallace: "A Major Fraud," address by Wallace at Harvard University, transcript, undated
  • Folder: 10, George Wallace: "Brown v. School Board and the Law of the Land," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 11, George Wallace: Writings and notes on Brown v. School Board by Sokol, undated
  • Folder: 12, George Wallace: "Science and the Race Problem" in "Science" , 1964-02

Box: 21, 1965-2010

Dart 92 Evaluation questionnaires with letter addressed to Dartmouth Students (1992); Requests for results of Dart 92 (1992); Sociology 1 Course Evaluation Data-Macintosh Project: Technical Report # 1 (1985); Sociology Common Sense Quiz blank forms and notes (Circa 1976-1979); "Protective Self-Deception of Sociology Instructors," by Everett K. Wilson (1975); Upper Valley Omnibus Survey Data, Upper Valley Codebook (1974-1975); "Report of the 1989 Survey of Seventeen College/University Affirmative Action Offices" (1990); "How Golden the Years," Professor Sokol reports on the Class of 1929 (1973); "Navigating the First Year of College: Stresses and Consequences," Research Report by Prof. Sokol (2010); "Data Card Assignments for Introductory Sociology and an Evaluation of the Technique," by Robert Sokol (1965); "An Opinion of the Alumni of Dartmouth College," Study #1331, prepared by Oliver Quayle and Company (1970); Miscellaneous Dartmouth Alumni Surveys data and questionnaires (circa 1968); Dartmouth Class of 1963 Reunion Survey questionnaires and data (1988); "Wadsworth Overhead Transparencies for Introductory Sociology" (undated); Dart 1965-2006, Data (2006); "Report of the Sociology Department Review Committee" (1994),"Department of Sociology's Response to the Report of the Sociology Department Review Committee," (1994) with letter regarding appointment of John Campbell (1996).

Box: 22, 1992

Dart 92 Completed questionnaires

Box: 23, 1996

Dart 96 Completed questionnaires

Box: 24, circa 1992-2000

Dart 2000 Completed questionnaires with questionnaire construction (2000): Clippings, magazines and newspapers including Dartmouth publications and the "Valley News" re. student issues (circa 1992-1995); Course Guide 92-93 (1993)

Box: 25, circa 1947-1985

Sociology 5, Student Course Evaluations questionnaires and data (1973-1975); Sociology 1, Student Course Evaluations, Syllabi, Enrollment Comparisons (1947-1967); Clippings, magazine and newspapers including Dartmouth publications and the "Valley News" (circa 1992-1995); Sociology 1, Student Course Evaluations questionnaires (1985).

Box: 26, 1979-1994

Sociology 1, Common Sense Quiz, completed forms (1979-1993); Student Course Evaluations questionnaires with floppy disks (circa 1990-1993); Student Course Evaluations questionnaires with floppy disks (1989-1994).

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