Guide to the Rosalie Cohen Papers, 1960-1986 UA.90.F57

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Rosalie Cohen Papers
Creator
Cohen, Rosalie A. (Rosalie Agger), 1923-
Collection Number
UA.90.F57
Date
1960-1986
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract
Rosalie Agger Cohen (1923-2010) was an Associate Professor of Research at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work from 1967 to 1970 and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Temple University from 1970 to 1999. This collection documents early phases of her career with a focus on her publications and her efforts to disseminate her research in both academic and public forums.

Preferred Citation

Rosalie Cohen Papers, 1965-1985, UA.90.F57, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Rosalie Agger Cohen was an Associate Professor of Research at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work from 1967 to 1970 and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Temple University from 1970 to 1999. Born in Pittsburgh on February 2, 1923, Cohen received her BA from Indiana Central College in 1951, her M.Ed. in Administration from Duquesne University in 1958, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. She died on December 27, 2010. Cohen held a large number of Research Assistant, Chairman, organizational, and editorial positions during her career and received many honors including the Outstanding Faculty Woman Award at Temple in 1978.

Cohen’s contributions to sociology took many forms. Her most recent, extant CV lists six books and more than eighty articles, papers, and book reviews. Cohen also traveled widely to deliver addresses and participate in conferences, committees, and councils. Her research interests centered on cognition, education policy, methodology in the social sciences, poverty, social change, and the intersections between these areas. This collection is especially rich in contextual material pertaining to her most-cited article, “Conceptual Styles, Culture Conflict, and Nonverbal Tests of Intelligence.”

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Scope and Content Notes

The Rosalie Cohen Papers contain a variety of materials pertaining to key phases of Cohen's academic life. Much of the Correspondence series dates from her time spent at the University of Pittsburgh. Some Correspondence however dates from after her move to Temple in 1970. Some letters collected in this series represent Cohen's efforts to share and refine her research; others document part of her career reviewing books and her tenure as an Associate Editor of the "Journal of Health & Social Behavior." The Course Materials, Event Materials, and Professional Papers series provide some insight into Cohen's pedagogical methods, the scholarly circles she moved in, and the organization, activities, and achievements of her intellectual and institutional life. The Publication series provides a rich sample of Cohen's writings and a bevy of contextual materials showing how these works took shape and circulated. Themes common to the whole collection include the following: conceptual styles, methodology in the social sciences, the philosophy of education, education policy, and poverty.

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Arrangement

The Rosalie Cohen Papers contain five series:

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Course Materials

Series III. Event Materials

Series IV. Professional Papers

Series V. Publications

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2012

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rosalie Cohen on November 17, 1997.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ryan McGinnis in June 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pittsburgh. -- Faculty

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Cognition
  • Culture conflict
  • Personal papers
  • Poverty
  • Social change
  • Sociologists -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Sociology
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Rosalie Cohen Papers, 1965-1985, UA.90.F57, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Correspondence 

Scope and Content Notes

The Correspondence series is organized alphabetically and contains folders titled after correspondent last name when relevant, institution name when relevant, or thematic grouping (e.g. Themed correspondence: reviews) when relevant. It should be noted that letters in this series do not bear directly on extant Cohen publications. When letters do bear directly on extant publications, they are filed accordingly for context in the relevant folders in the Publications series.

  BoxFolder
Allen, Doris Twitchell 11
  Folder
Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith 2
  Folder
Bogen, Joseph E. 3
  Folder
Bowyer, Jane 4
  Folder
Christen, Francois G. 5
  Folder
Cockerille, Clara E. 6
  Folder
Cox, Oliver C. 7
  Folder
Department of Health, Education and Welfare 8
  Folder
Dofny, Jacques 9
  Folder
Dyal, James A. 10
  Folder
Eastern Sociological Society 11
  Folder
Elithorn, Alick 12
  Folder
English, Maurice 13
  Folder
EPDA Institute in Reading Evaluation 14
  Folder
Farber, Bernard 15
  Folder
Fisher, Stanley 16
  Folder
Follow Through Program 17
  Folder
Foster, Arnold W. 18
  Folder
Freeman, Howard E. 19
  Folder
Gamble, James F. 20
  Folder
Goldman, Richard 21
  Folder
Gow, Doris T. 22
  Folder
Greenfield, Sanford R. 23
  Folder
Harker, Richard K. 24
  Folder
Hartley, Wynona S. 25
  Folder
Hays, Lansing C. 26
  Folder
Holloman, Regina 27
  Folder
Holzner, Burkart 28
  Folder
Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna 29
  Folder
International and Intercultural Communication Annual 30
  Folder
International Association of Social Psychiatry 31
  Folder
Jameson-Adler, Barbara 32
  Folder
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 33
  Folder
Kerner, Karen 34
  Folder
Kimball, Sol T. 35
  Folder
Kress, Roy A. 36
  Folder
Lehman, Edward J. 37
  Folder
Lieberstein, Samuel 38
  Folder
Marsh, John 39
  Folder
Maruyama, Magorah 40
  Folder
Moare, O.K. 41
  Folder
The Menninger Foundation 42
  Folder
McGregar, Ann 43
  Folder
Mon Valley Health & Welfare Authority 44
  Folder
Ostrander, Edward R. 45
  Folder
Park, Jong Y. 46
  Folder
Posvar, Wesley W. 47
  Folder
Poverty and Human Resources Abstracts 48
  Folder
Quality of Life Symposium 49
  Folder
Roberts, Joan 50
  Folder
Second International Congress of Social Psychiatry 51
  Folder
Smith, Richard A. 52
  Folder
The Society for Applied Anthropology 53
  Folder
Stanton, Paul E. 54
  Folder
Staples, Brent A. 55
  Folder
Stewart, Ed 56
  Folder
Symposium on Social-Environmental Problems and Directions of Change 57
  Folder
Temple University Office of Public Affairs 58
  Folder
Themed Correspondence: reviews 59
  Folder
Themed Correspondence: supporting Cohen promotion to full professor 60
  Folder
Townsley, Michael K. 61
  Folder
TUFWC Awards Committee 62
  Folder
U of Pittsburgh UCIS Publications 63
  Folder
White, Willo P. 64
  Folder
Wilson, Eileen B. 65
  Folder
World Center for Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy 66
  Folder
Zahn, Margaret A. 67

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Series  II. Course Materials 

Scope and Content Notes

The Course Materials series contains a large folder of documents pertaining to Cohen's course "Research Methods 421." These include syllabi, bibliographies, exams, and notes.

  BoxFolder
Research Methods 421 168

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Series  III. Event Materials 

Scope and Content Notes

The Event Materials series collects meeting minutes, conference announcements, post-event newsletters, reports, and itineraries.

  BoxFolder
“Analytical and Relational Conceptual Styles Among Designers and Researchers” Workshop 169
  Folder
Committee on S… Aug 28 Newsletter 70
  Folder
“Conference on the Educational Recession of the 1970s” 71
  Folder
Foundations of Education Faculty Meeting May 1, 1974 Minutes 72
  Folder
Report on the Annual Conference and General Meeting of the British Association for Social Psychiatry 1968 73
  Folder
Research Conference on Urban Sub-Cultural Differences 74
  Folder
International Congress of Group Psychotherapy 75
  Folder
International Congress of Psychodrama and Sociodrama 76
  Folder
Third Annual Citizens Assembly of Greater Philadelphia Materials 77
  Folder
World Congress of Sociology in Uppsala, Sweden 1978 78

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Series  IV. Professional Papers 

Scope and Content Notes

The Professional Papers series contains intra-office and intra-departmental memos, documentation of awards and honors, biographical materials (e.g. Cohen's entry in The International Register of Profiles), an inventory of materials from Cohen's office at one point in her career, and a variety of articles, books, and other documents Cohen saved for reference.

  BoxFolder
1976 Report of the Committee on Standards and Freedom of Research, Publications and Teaching 179
  Folder
Articles saved for reference 80
  Folder
Biographical materials 81
  Folder
Books saved for reference 81a
  Folder
“Dr. Cohen named outstanding faculty woman” ( Temple Times82
  Folder
“The Internship: Resultant of Intern, Medical School, and Hospital Vectors” 83
  Folder
“Linking Theory and Practice: Research in Patterns of Thinking” – Washington International Center document 84
  Folder
List of members of the Autumn 1970 Committee for Urban Studies 85
  Folder
“Materials from the office of Rosalie Cohen” 86
  Folder
Memo from Temple U to NJ Permanent Commission on State School Support 87
  Folder
Memo re: abstracts from 1980 SSSP Educational Problems Division panel, “Women, Education, and Careers” 88
  Folder
Memo re: In-Service Councils and Level II Certification from B. Rosner to Prof. Komisar 89
  Folder
Memo re: The Office of Instructional Development from B. Rosner to College of Education 90
  Folder
Temple University Faculty Women’s Club Seventh Annual Spring Tour and Award Luncheon 91

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Series  V. Publications 

Scope and Content Notes

The Publications series contains all scholarly writings found among Cohen's papers. For many of her articles there is evidence of publication, often in the form of a clipping from the relevant journal. Some articles however exist only in manuscript or outline. It should be noted that correspondence bearing directly on Cohen's publications -- that is, requests for reprints, requests for elaboration on how Cohen conducted her experiments, and commentary on individual works -- is filed with the relevant publication for context. This series includes not just articles but also monographs, tracts, and a copy of Cohen's dissertation.

  BoxFolder
“Chronic Illness: A Case of Role Conflict Using a Multi-Modal Role Formulation” 192
  Folder
“Cognitive Styles, Culture Conflict and Non-Verbal Tests of Intelligence” 93
  Folder
“Cognitive Styles, Culture Conflict and Under- and Over-Achievement” 94
  Folder
“Compulsory Sterilization Statutes: Public Sentiment and Public Policy” 95
  Folder
Conceptual Styles and Social Change (first edition with second edition materials enclosed) 96
  Folder
"Conceptual Styles, Culture Conflict, and Nonverbal Tests of Intelligence” 97
  Folder
“Conceptual Styles: New Educational Strategies for Cultural and Linguistic Minority Children” 98
  Folder
“Deprivation, Culture Difference and Culture Conflict in the Sciences” 99
  Folder
“Effect of Socio-Conceptual Styles on Achievement in School: An Interim Report of Research on Educational Disadvantage” 100
  Folder
“Effecting Planned Innovation in Schools through Indigenous Change Agents” 101
  Folder
“Exclusions and Adaptations: A Reevaluation of the Culture of Poverty Theme” 102
  Folder
“Formal Role Analysis and the Culture of Poverty” 103
  Folder
“Four Paradigms: Their Consequences” 104
  Folder
“Higher Education and Affirmative Action Law: A Case Study of Six Related Law Suits” 105
  Folder
“How to Structure a Dissertation Research Proposal” 106
  Folder
“Implications for ‘Culture Conflict’ from a Semantic Feature Analysis of the Lexicon of the Hard Core Poor” 107
  Folder
“Implications of Cognitive Norms for the Study of Social Change” 108
  Folder
“Implications of the Flexible Style for Social Change” 109
  Folder
“Influence of Conceptual Rule-Sets on Measures of Learning Ability” 110
  Folder
“In-Service Councils and Their Programs” 111
  Folder
“Is Formal Status-Role Analysis Generalizable to Low-Income Groups?” 112
  Folder
“Language and the Structure of Poverty” 113
  Folder
“A Match or Not a Match? A Study of Immediate Science Materials” 114
  Folder
“Middle States Review: The Public University (Responsibility) Issue” 115
  Folder
“Multi-Theoretical Evaluation Research Teams as Conflict-Generating Milieus” 116
  Folder
“Neglected Legal Dilemmas in Community Psychiatry” 117
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“Occupational Segregation and Sex Related Cognitive Differences” 118
  Folder
“Primary Group Structure, Conceptual Styles and School Achievement” 119
  Folder
“Primary Group Structure, Conceptual Styles and School Achievement” (Ph.D. Dissertation w/ related materials) 120
  Folder
“The Relation Between Socio-Conceptual Styles and Orientation to School Requirements” 121
  Folder
“Relational and Analytical Intelligence in Designers and Research” 122
  BoxFolder
“Resistance to Contemporary Mental Health Developments: Compulsory Sterilization Statutes as Indicators of Public Sentiment” 21
  Folder
Review of Education and Social Control: A Study in Progressive Primary Education (Rachel Sharp & Anthony Green) 2
  Folder
Review of Hightown Grammar: The School as a Social System (Colin Lacey) 3
  Folder
Review of Policy Issues in Education (ed. Ornstein & Miller) 4
  Folder
Review of The Role of the Pupil (Barbara Calvert) 5
  Folder
“The Role of Primary Group Structure in the Development of Values” 6
  Folder
“Role Theory and Chronic Illness” 7
  Folder
“School Reorganization and Learning: An Approach to Assessing the Direction of Social Change” 8
  Folder
“Social Structure, Change and the Integration of Residual Groups” 9
  Folder
“Sociology of Education: A Definition of the Field” 10
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“Sociology of Poverty: A Definition of the Field” 11
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“Some Legal Constraints on the Effective Operation of ‘The Team’ in Medical Settings” 12
  Folder
“Some Problems in Implementing the Better Decision – State of New Jersey” 13
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“Sources of Communication Failures in the Language of the Hard-Core-Poor” 14
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“Subcultural Variations and Dominant Societal Themes” 15
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“A Systems Approach for Transforming Institutional Models” 16
  Folder
“Taxonomy of Test Response Characteristics and Socio-Behavioral Correlates of Conceptual Styles” 17
  Folder
“The Value-Laden Context in Programs for the Educationally Disadvantaged: A Critical Comment” 18
  Folder
“Valuing, Values and Value: An Introduction to Systems of Knowing” (outline) 19

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