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Taylor, Howard Francis, 1939-
Howard F. Taylor Black Leadership Network Study Papers
Public Policy Papers
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9 boxes
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  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-9


The collection documents Howard Taylor's 1980s research regarding black leadership networks. The Black Leadership Network Study combined sociometric and survey methodologies to examine the structure of black leadership networks in the U.S.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of Howard Taylor's survey files, organized by last name of the survey subject. Materials include a summary of the project methodology as well as survey questionnaires, automated quantitative analyses, resumes and biographies, and clippings. In addition, some files include cassette tapes of interviews.

Collection Creator Biography:

Taylor, Howard Francis, 1939-

Howard F. Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Princeton University. Educated at Hiram College ('61) and Yale University (M.A. '64, Ph.D. '66), he taught at Illinois Institute of Technology and Syracuse University before joining the Department of Sociology at Princeton in 1973. Taylor chaired the African American Studies Program at Princeton from 1973-1988. Taylor has published extensively on issues of race, class, and gender bias and their impact on social equality. He served as president of the Eastern Sociological Society and chair of the National Advisory Committee for the ASA Minority Opportunity Summer Training Program (MOST). In 1998, the American Sociological Association awarded Taylor its DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, which is given for "academic excellence in the transformation of racial inequality."

Collection History


Gift of Howard F. Taylor, 2008 [ML2009.003].


Several folders did not include any material and were removed from the collection. These folders did include the names of people who were invited but did not participate in the study.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Regine Heberlein in November 2009. A collection-level MARC record and a finding aid were created at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is currently closed.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Howard F. Taylor Black Leadership Network Study Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-9