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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
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

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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