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Ross Beiler papers

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Urban County Government Files

Writings

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Teaching Files

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Ross Beiler papers, 1958-1979 | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Karen Hudson

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Collection Overview

Title: Ross Beiler papers, 1958-1979Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0026

Creator: Beiler, Ross C

Extent: 14.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

SERIES I: URBAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT FILES contains University of Miami studies and research files.  Polls, questionnaires, notes, and a published report pertain to a 1968 federally funded study of ethnic groups in south Florida and their interaction with local government.  Beiler collected data from 6 persons in 110 white, 43 black and 43 Latin neighborhoods and reported to the Florida State Planning Agency and Budget Commission in 1969.

     The University of Miami Urban Studies Center conducted a

second study appearing in SERIES I.  The 1958 interdisciplinary study on the "The Creation of Metropolitan Government in Greater Miami" explores the forces affecting the demand for metropolitan government in Miami, centralizing and decentralizing forces affecting its implementation, and the impact of metro decisions and administration on the economy and on socio-political relations.  The papers include project outlines and proposals, questionnaires, results and analysis of polls, newspaper clippings, notes and reports. 

     Files in this series also relate to a 1968 study on urban unrest conducted by the University of Miami and eight other universities, supported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Memos and correspondence, a project proposal and drafts of Beiler's report on the seminar detail the study of "Psychosocial Dynamics in Miami."

The Dade County Data Sources Project, completed by University of

Miami graduate students in the government department, provides a

guide and evaluation of research facilities in Greater Miami. Materials relating to a 1965 University "Self Study" include a faculty questionnaire, tables of responses, and a final summary, as well as a student questionnaire and code key. 

Research files in SERIES I include bibliographies, papers, articles, and newspaper clippings dealing with general political and social issues such as African American sociology, urban politics, Mass Society, violence and other topics.  Files also concern local government including current Metro (Metropolitan Dade County government) administration and general attitudes towards metropolitan government, Miami city government, Miami Beach, local organizations, community leaders, and water and land management.

SERIES II: WRITINGS includes several of Beiler's articles on politics, media, and metropolitan government in greater Miami.

SERIES III: FILM REELS includes speeches recorded from Democratic

and Republican party national conventions for the years 1956, 1960, 1968 and 1972. 

Course outlines, articles and other materials from government courses appear in SERIES IV: TEACHING MATERIALS.

SERIES V: CORRESPONDENCE relates to the Better Government Association, headed by University of Miami professor Thomas Wood.

Correspondence also pertains to the Ford Foundation funding for University of Miami urban studies, well as to research on Metro government, publishing and the University of Miami government

department.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ross Beiler papers include published studies and research files on politics in south Florida, 1958-68.  The papers, which include polls, articles and papers, newspaper clippings, political advertisements, correspondence, course outlines, and other materials, consist of five series.

Biographical Note

Professor Ross Beiler graduated from Allegheny College in 1937, and completed graduate study at the State University of Iowa in 1950.  He taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Vermont, Lawrence College, and joined the University of Miami

government department in 1945.  Beiler also acted as consultant to radio station WCKT, providing election predictions and analyses of returns, and also served as a panelist for the Florida Forum.

    Beiler's research interests included relations between social aggregates and government in southeast Florida as well as the role of media in politics.  Beiler published "Links to Government in

Greater Miami: The Experience of Three Ethnic Aggregates," a study conducted through the university of Miami Urban Studies Center. Beiler also wrote "The Use of Local Facilities in Political Science

Research" published in The Polls and Public Opinions, and several of Beiler's articles appear in journals and other publications.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Social conditions
City planning - Florida - Miami-Dade County
City planning - Political aspects - United States
Miami-Dade County (Fla.) - Ethnic relations
Riots - Florida - Miami
Urban policy - United States

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 linear ft.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Use Restrictions: Ross Beiler Papers Finding Aid© 1994 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Head of Special Collections.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0026CL.pdf


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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Urban County Government Files],
[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Film Reels],
[Series 4: Teaching Files],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
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Series 1: Urban County Government FilesAdd to your cart.

University of Miami Studies

"Links to Local Government in Greater Miami: The Experience of Three Ethnic Aggregates "Report to Florida State Planning Agency and Budget Commission, Department of Urban Housing and Development," 1968-1969

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Final operations reportAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Index tablesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Influential analysis-Dade-MetroAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Leader interview reportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Links to Local government in Greater Miami," Excerpt of reportAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Mass channels and local affairsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Metro's publics-program instructionAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Public affairs surveys #1-8, #10, #12Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Extracted NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Indices and Scale CompositionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: #13-code keysAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: #14 McLeod amendmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: #15 Crandon AmendmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: #16 Miami and unincorporated areasAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: #17 metro amendments November 5, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: #18 Goldwater supportAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: #19 Metro, the cities and unincorporatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: #20, 21Add to your cart.
Folder 19: #22, 24Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 20: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Catalog Frame for tabulationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: #24-1 and #24-P-questionnaire and code key-professionals and white AmericansAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Questionnaires: Broward DemocratsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Questionnaires: Hollywood, Fl, Council of Improvement AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Questionnaires: Housing and Urban Development SurveyAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Questionnaires: Metro and PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Questionnaires: Metro CommunitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Questionnaires: Miami Metro and the News MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Questionnaires: Radio Survey FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Questionnaires: Social Services AgenciesAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Questionnaires: Telephone Survey FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Tabulation Analysis by Ethnic Grouping - City AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Tabulation Analysis (cont'd) by Ethnic grouping (cont'd) - Community Consciousness and social alienationAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: ConversationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: ConversationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: County attitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: DemographicAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Experience with countyAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Influential SourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Mass MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Problems by JurisdictionAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: City AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Community Consciousness and Social AlienationAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: ConversationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: County AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: DemographicAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Ethnic AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Experience with CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Experience with countyAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Influential SourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Tabulation Analysis (cont'd) by jurisdiction (cont'd) - Problems by Metro AttitudeAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Community Consciousness and social alienationAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: conversationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: county attitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: DemographicAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Ethnic AttitudesAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Experience with CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Influential SourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Mass MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Problems - Metro Government, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Autonomy amendment analysis #10, vote intent analysis #12Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Community influenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Community leadership and power structureAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Charter commission referendum-conclusions and general writingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: interviews-reports on media analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Florida Urban studies conferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: IBM Processing poll #12Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Integrational Analysis #10 and #12Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Leadership - Items-analysisAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 76: correspondence-questions 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 77: questions, hypothesis, bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Local Poll - Interest Analysis, polls #10 and #12Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Interest and Centralism, #10; and Metroism, # 12Add to your cart.
Folder 80: McLeod Amendment: Campaign, analysis of Herald and NewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Media, Metro and MiamiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Metro and clienteleAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: Metro-McLeod Referendum to abolish-proposal and commentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Questionnaires and Interview reportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Wood PollAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Metro PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Metro Polls - Crandon Amendments 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Poll #12Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Metro Studies - MiamiAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: Index work papers PollAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Influence groupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: News InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 95: AttentionAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 96: BackgroundAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Influentials - TableAdd to your cart.
Folder 98: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Precinct analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Social and economic intensityAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Social and economic intensityAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Stability of AttitudeAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: SupportAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Polls - #10-analysis of sample by indices-influence, knowledge, cohesionAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: #12-analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Pro-metro analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Research in urban politicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 108: Research on leadership and decision makingAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: Summary Observations general-metro and newsAdd to your cart.
Folder 110: U.M. Survey Polls #10, #12Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Zone analysis, polls, #10, #12Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Urban Unrest, Department of Housing and Urban Development Sumer study Papers, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Urban Unrest, Department of Housing and Urban Development Summer study Papers, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Urban Unrest, Department of Housing and Urban Development Summer study Papers, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Dade County Data Sources: Project on Local Government Research FacilitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: Faculty questionnaireAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: Student questionnaireAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Research Files - African American Sociology, 1968-1974, BibliographiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Alienation and PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Metropolitics-substructure ad mass politicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 121: urban politicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: urban reorganizationAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 123: Coral Gables, 1962-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Criminal Justice, 1902-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 125: air quality, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 126: airport authority, 1957-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 127: Blacks-equal opportunity, housing and jobs, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 128: "Comparative Basic Costs of Home Ownership in Dade County," 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 129: County commission - candidates 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 130: Minutes analysisAdd to your cart.
Folder 131: Courts, 1968-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Crime and Administration, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 133: Development, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 134: Economy, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 135: electrical power, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 136: Governmental organization, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 137: Growth, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 138: Holt and Gibbon, 1957-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Housing and Urban Development, Department of, 1959-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 140: Pollution, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Port Authority and Sea Port, 1963-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 142: Schools and School Board, 1953-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 143: Substandard Housing, 1959-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 144: Transportation and sewage treatment, 1964-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 145: Welfare and Hospitals, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 146: Florida Constitution, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 147: Leaders, Greater Miami, lists and articles on, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 148: Legislature, Dade delegation, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 149: Mass society, 1951-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 150: McLeod Amendment, Radio Broadcast, poll, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Transcripts of Television Broadcasts, editorials, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 152: Metro; General, 1959-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Metro; Budget, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 154: Metro; Charter Review Board, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 155: Metro, Cities, 1961-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Metro; Commission, 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Metro; Commission Election, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Metro; County wide commission elections, poll, on, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Metro; Cubans and, 1950-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 160: Metro; Early developmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 161: Metro; Factors influencing attitudes towards, research proposal for study on, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Metro; Financial, 1969-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Metro; Mayor, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 164: Metro; Metropolitics in Miami, papers presented 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Metro; Miami Bond Issues, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Metro; "Our Local Environment Metropolitan Miami and Dade County," Social Studies Department Rockway Junior High School, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 167: Metro; Planning, 1966-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 168: Metro; Public Information Program, 1965-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 169: Metro; Research-Ecological Studies: Papers, 1958Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Metro; Sheriff's Race, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 171: Metro; Transit Authority, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 172: Metro; Zoning Changes, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 173: Metropolitan; Action Programs, case studies: conference papers 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 174: Metropolitan; Areas, U.S., 1930-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 175: Metropolitan; Government, 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 176: Metropolitan; Government Finance, 1959-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 177: Metropolitan; Land Use and Zoning, 1960-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Metropolitan; Media, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 179: Metropolitan; "Metropolitics: A Study of Political Culture," paper, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 180: Metropolitan; "Metropolitics: A Study of Political Culture," paper, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 181: Metropolitan; "Political Communication," 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 182: Metropolitan; Politics, U.S., 1958-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 183: Metropolitan; Power, 1953-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 184: Metropolitan; "Replanning Metropolitan Structure," 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 185: Metropolitan; "Reporting Metropolitan Problems," Columbia School of Journalism Conference, 1963-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 186: Metropolitan; Transportation, 1962-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 187: Miami; City Commissioners Campaign, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 188: Miami; City Government, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 189: Miami; Memo to Crime Commission of Greater Miami re. "crime control and leaglized gambling"Add to your cart.
Folder 190: Miami; Neighborhood RehabilitationAdd to your cart.
Folder 191: Miami; Urban Renewal, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 192: Miami Beach; erosion, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 193: Miami Beach; government, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 194: Miami Beach; Miami Herald and Metropolitics, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 195: Miami Beach; New Towns-planning, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 196: Organizations; The Greater Miami Foundation for Civic Education, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 197: Organizations; Interama, 1964-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 198: Organizations; Rail Bond Repeal Referendum Poll, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 199: Organizations; Socialization-social integration, 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 200: Organizations; University of Miami Urban Studies Center, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 201: Organizations; Urban Conservatism, 1964-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 202: Organizations; Violence, United States, 1967-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 203: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; Environmental Land Management Study Committee report, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 204: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; Environmental Land Management Study Committee report, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 205: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; Legislation and debates, copies of House and Senate Journals, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 206: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; "The Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act of 1974:" student paper, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 207: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; Miami Herald Articles, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 208: Water and Land management/Ecological reform; Proposed Metropolitan Development Policies survey, 1974Add to your cart.

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[Series 2: Writings],
[Series 3: Film Reels],
[Series 4: Teaching Files],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
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