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Collection Overview

Title:
Hadley Cantril Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dc47429m38d
Dates:
circa 1940-1969
Size:
1.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-2; S-000240
Language:
English

Abstract

Hadley Cantril was a psychologist who studied propaganda and public opinion research. The collection includes bound Hadley Cantril Diaries, poll results and reports on Polls During World War II, correspondence, and other reports.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection includes bound Hadley Cantril Diaries, poll results and reports on Polls During World War II, correspondence, and other reports.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cantril, Hadley, 1906-1969

Hadley Cantril was a psychologist who studied propaganda and public opinion research. Cantril studied at Dartmouth College before earning a PhD in psychology from Harvard Umiversity in 1931. In 1963 he began teaching at Princeton University, where he later became chair of the Department of Psychology. In addition to serving as President of the Institute for Propaganda Analysis, Cantril was a member of the Princeton Radio Research Project, which studied the public reaction to Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast. Cantril's reasearch in the area of public opinion polling led to his work polling overseas during WWII. He subsequently advised several U.S. Presidents on public opinion studies both domestically and abroad.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Albert H. Cantril in 2021 (ML-2021-017).

Appraisal

No materials were separated from the collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Will Clements in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers must submit the Publication and Broadcast Form. For materials not created by the donor, in addition to completing this form for Princeton, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them.

Credit this material:

Hadley Cantril Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dc47429m38d
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-2; S-000240