Bibliographic Details

Hans Zeisel papers, 1925-1992 (inclusive)

Author / Creator Zeisel, Hans.
Description 91.5 linear feet (173 boxes)
Language English
Subject Zeisel, Hans.
Kalven, Harry, Jr., 1914-1974
Kalven, Harry, Jr., 1914-1974
Zeisel, Hans.
University of Chicago. Law School.
University of Chicago. Law School.
Capital punishment.
Jury -- United States.
Legal research.
Social sciences.
Law and the social sciences -- United States.
Capital punishment.
Jury.
Law and the social sciences.
Legal research.
Social sciences.
United States.
Format E-Resource, Print, Archives/Manuscripts
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1461305
Varying Form of Title Zeisel, Hans, papers
Notes This collection is open for research with the exception of material in Series XI. This series contains restricted financial and personnel information; student material; correspondence; and consulting materials. The financial and personnel information is restricted for fifty years from date of record creation, and will be fully open in 2042. The rest of the materials in Series XI are restricted for eighty years from date of record creation and will be fully open in 2072. Series IX, Audiovisual, does not include an access copy for the audio and video recordings. Researchers will need to consult with staff before requesting these items.
Hans Zeisel (1905-1992) was a scholar of law and social science at the University of Chicago Law School. He was an expert on juries, capital punishment, and political and market survey techniques. He served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School from 1953 until 1974. There, as one of the leaders of the well-known Jury Project, Zeisel strove to apply social research methodology to the field of law. This collection includes a small amount of personal ephemera and teaching materials, but is primarily comprised of correspondence; materials from his work as a litigation consultant; research files concerning law, social science, and a variety of other topics; materials related to the Jury Project and other studies he undertook; his own writings and writings by others; and audio and visual recordings. Materials date between 1925 and 1992, with the bulk dating between 1950 and 1992. The papers document the wide variety of Zeisel's academic interests and his scholarly and professional efforts to improve the administration of justice.
Cite as When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Zeisel, Hans. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note Findind aids Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

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