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Social Roots of Art: Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 (ICPSR 8869) RSS

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Summary:

This collection offers data on social structure and social conditions in SMSAs of the United States and examines how these conditions influence cultural development. In addition to presenting a broad range of census data aggregated at the SMSA level, the collection also provides detailed variables on metropolitan art institutions and funding for those institutions. Structural variables, which are supplied for both 1970 and 1980, include detailed items on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, and income. Art variables for each SMSA include total number of artists, art museums, galleries, dance companies, theaters, orchestras, motion picture theaters, concerts, and radio station formats. Many of the art categories are broken down further into detailed specialties. For example, in addition to the variable that tabulates total number of artists in each SMSA, there are separate variables for the number of actors, authors, dancers, designers, musicians and composers, painters and sculptors, and photographers. Similarly, information is presented on many different types of galleries, such as galleries specializing in paintings, graphic arts, furniture, oriental art, porcelain, antiquities, etc. Information is also provided in this collection on arts participation and attendance.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Art Institutions, 1970 - Download All Files (17.7 MB)
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DS2:  Art Institutions, 1980 - Download All Files (17.7 MB)
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DS3:  SMSA Structural Variables, 1970 - Download All Files (18 MB)
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DS4:  SMSA Structural Variables, 1980 - Download All Files (18.2 MB)
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DS5:  Mean Background and Art Participation - Download All Files (17.5 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Blau, Judith R., and Peter M. Blau. SOCIAL ROOTS OF ART: METROPOLITAN CONDITIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ART, 1970-1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08869.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8319074, and SES-8320420)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, cities, cultural dynamics, demographic characteristics, municipal expenditures, public expenditures, public programs, social attitudes and behavior, social change, social expenditures, social stratification, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, urban affairs, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1970--1985

Universe:   All 125 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in the United States.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Part 1 has three 796-character records per SMSA, Part 2 has three 718-character records per SMSA, Part 3 has four 1,017-character records per SMSA, and Part 4 has seven 887-character records per SMSA.

Methodology

Data Source:

CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE SAMPLES (1:100 15% COUNTY GROUPS), CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILE 3C, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ARTIST EXTRACT FILE, 1982 CENSUS SURVEY ON PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS, and various art directories

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8869.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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