Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SM-004-002-1-2-USA-DPLS-1965

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: Dynamics of idealism: volunteers for civil rights, 1965-1982.  [machine-readable data file] / Aiken, Michael T.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 7/24/1997

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: Version 2 created because of problems with original: SPSS-X archive file not readable as of 7/97. Raw data files found to be only concatenated, not merged. (For example wave I file has record length of 80.) New merged files created from card-image files by Dean Nelson, 7/97 to match column locations documented in codebooks. Version 2 is now public use version. These data and documentation are available via the DPLS Online Archive.

Access Status: Unlimited access.

Documentation: Multiple hard copy volumes (shared with others in the series). Original blank questionnaires in study folder. Machine-readable text or PDF documentation files created from scanning or typing original codebooks and questionnaires. Bundled with data files on CD-ROM. 1/2016 PDF codebook files were OCRed. View PDF codebook.

Abstract: These data files represent questionnaires administered to volunteers in the 1965 Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) project of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The questionnaires were administered before and after a two and a half month voter registration effort in May and the Fall of 1965, and there was a follow up study in 1982. The data in waves one and two contain information on the volunteer's background, status, and parental relations, attitudes toward racial and political issues such as integration, equal justice for Blacks and Whites, and government's role in promoting civil rights, commitment to social change, prior experience with Blacks and activism, concerns, images of the white South, expectations of the Black Community, characteristics of Black supporters, social relationships with Blacks, interracial contacts, estimates of the project and personal success, perceived changes (in the South, the movement, ideology, political views, personal life and career aspirations). Wave three concerns resondent voting practices, political, humanitarian, and charitable activities, feelings towards various social and political issues such as continuing racial problems, the judicial system, disarmament, and U.S. military involvement in foreign countries as well as religious beliefs. Descriptors: cvil rights, political activism, race relations, the South, religious beliefs, charitable activities, voting practices, political contributions, Blacks.

Media/File Reports:

7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)