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Guide to the Leslie Koempel Papers, 1937-1972

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Koempel, Leslie Alice, 1907-
Title: Leslie Koempel Papers
Dates: 1937-1972
Quantity: 20.5 cubic ft. (25 boxes)
Abstract: Material relating to Koempel's work as a sociologist and a professor at Vassar College. Of particular interest is the data she compiled relating to education and housing in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County.
Forms of Materials: Survey data, correspondence, and reports

Biographical Note

Leslie Alice Koempel (1907-1995) taught in the Sociology Department at Vassar College from 1946-1972. She did her undergraduate work at the University of California, and her doctoral work at Bryn Mawr. Before coming to Vassar, she taught at Skidmore, Rockford and Mount Holyoke colleges. Much of her work focused on Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County. She had a particular interest in education and housing.

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Scope and Content Note

Survey data, correspondence, and reports relating to Koempel's work as a sociologist and a professor at Vassar College. Of particular interest is the data she compiled relating to education and housing in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County.

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Access and Use

Access

Special permission is required for research using the raw survey data in this collection. The rest of the collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Related Material

  • Vassar College Field Work Records

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College. Dept. of Sociology

Subjects:

  • Education -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie

Places:

  • Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Statistics

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, June 2012.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Leslie Koempel Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Mark Seidl and Laura Streett, 2012. Last updated February 2013.

Acquisition Information

Koempel's dissertation was given to the Library at an unknown date. The rest of the collection was transferred from a Vassar College storage area in 2012 [M2012-003]

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Series List

Series I. Subject Files, Biographical Material and Writings (Boxes 17-18)

Series II. Survey Data (Boxes 1-16, 19-24)

Container List

Series I. Subject Files, Biographical Material and Writings

Box 17 Biography - Resumes and activity reports
Box 17 Biography - "Evidence of work in community"
Box 17 Biography - Vassar contracts
Box 17 Biography - Professional correspondence
Box 17 Biography - Personal correspondence
Box 17 Biography - School notes
Box 23 Koempel's Bryn Mawr Dissertation: "Measurement of Changes in the Standard of Living During a Depression," 1937 (4 folders)
Box 17 Miscellaneous speeches and essays
Box 17 Random lectures and articles
Box 17 Miscellaneous
Box 17 "Why Get Married?"
Box 17 Vassar Sociology Department Report, ca. 1966
Box 17 Economics 103/104
Box 17 Sociology 151
Box 17 Sociology 250
Box 17 Sociology 254
Box 17 Sociology 257
Box 17 Sociology 300/301, 1966-1968
Box 17 Sociology 355
Box 17 Sociology 359, 1960-1962
Box 17 Sociology 360/381
Box 17 Urban Studies, 1969-1972
Box 17 Miscellaneous course material
Box 17 Vassar-Yale Department of Sociology
Box 17 Mellon Reports
Box 17 Vassar Summer Institute - Community Organization
Box 17 Vassar Summer Institute - International Affairs, 1957
Box 17 Vassar Summer Institute Proposals, 1970-1971
Box 17 Summer School - Poverty, 1972
Box 17 What It Was Like at Vassar for Sociologists, 1958-1972
Box 17 Horizons Unlimited -The Second Year at Vassar, 1965
Box 17 Joseph Kirk Folsom, 1960 June
Box 18 The Sanford Report [Women and Education]
Box 18 Vassar College Community Cooperation Project
Box 18 Eastern College Conference on College Community Relations, 1953
Box 18 College-Community Relations
Box 18 Need for a Youth Bureau in Dutchess County, 1967
Box 18 Dutchess County Libraries - Maisry MacCracken Study
Box 18 "A Library and It's Community: A Study of the Adriance Library…"
Box 18 Volunteer Groups in Poughkeepsie
Box 18 Poughkeepsie Housing - Vacancy Study, 1947
Box 18 Poughkeepsie Housing Authority
Box 18 Poughkeepsie Rental Housing Survey, 1967
Box 18 Smith Apartments Tenant Attitudes
Box 18 Survey of Heating and Utilities used by Poughkeepsie Residents
Box 18 Poughkeepsie Recreation Study, 1959
Box 18 Poughkeepsie Riot of July 27-28, 1967
Box 18 Do We Need a Community College in Dutchess County
Box 18 Dutchess County Field Leadership Survey
Box 18 A Study of Newcomer Families in the Raymond Avenue School District, 1969
Box 18 Women - Abortive Leslie Koempel study for AAUP
Box 18 A Proposal for a Central Field Work office at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1955
Box 18 The Coreyville Settlement: A Report to the West Mountain Society, 1959
Box 18 Coreyville Settlement
Box 18 Do You Want a Child In Your Home?
Box 18 If an Unmarried Mother Consults Me, What Do I Do?
Box 18 Social Myth as an Obstruction to Social Action, 1955
Box 18 Introduction to Sociology - Merton, 1948
Box 18 Understanding Human Nature
Box 18 Depression - Caroline Bird
Box 25 Miscellaneous City of Poughkeepsie reports

Series II. Survey Data [RESTRICTED]

Box 1 Poughkeepsie Land Use Survey, 1945 (2 folders)
Box 1 Kingston Religious and Social Survey, 1948 (5 folders)
Boxes 19-22 Kingston Religious and Social Survey, 1948 (survey cards)
Box 1 Voluntary Associations in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County, 1949 (3 folders)
Boxes 1-2 Rhinebeck Religious and Social Survey, 1949 (7 folders)
Boxes 2-4 Survey of Job Experience and School Training of Poughkeepsie High School Students, 1949 (20 folders)
Boxes 15-16 Survey of Job Experience and School Training of Poughkeepsie High School Students, 1949 (20 folders)
Box 24 Survey of Job Experience and School Training of Poughkeepsie High School Students, 1949 (2 ledgers)
Boxes 4-5 Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Survey, 1950 (25 folders)
Boxes 5-7 Hudson Community Survey, 1950-1951 (23 folders)
Box 24 Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Survey Maps, 1950
Box 24 Poughkeepsie Census Map, 1960
Box 7 City of Poughkeepsie Survey, 1952 (5 folders)
Box 25 Your City Government Wants to Know Survey, 1952 (12 folders)
Boxes 7-8 Poughkeepsie Library Survey, 1953 (13 folders)
Boxes 8-9 Smith Apartments Survey, 1954-1955 (13 folders)
Boxes 24 Smith Apartments Survey, 1954-1955 (1 ledger)
Boxes 9-12 Dutchess County Community College Survey, 1955-1957 (39 folders)
Boxes 16-17 Dutchess County Community College Survey, 1955-1957 (11 folders)
Boxes 12-14 Out of School Activities Survey, 1958 (30 folders)
Boxes 14-15 Arlington School District Survey, 1969 (11 folders)
Box 24 Poughkeepsie Adult Education Survey, n.d. (1 ledger)

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