The Founding and Early Years
Interview with Jerry Clubb, ICPSR Director 1975-1991
ICPSR's Web site through the years
blog piece on storage and migration strategies
tells the story of the move away from magnetic tape.
Tributes to Erik Austin and Hank Heitowit
from the 2006-2007 annual report on the occasion of their retirement.
New York Times
obituary of Warren Miller
, Feb. 3, 1999.
Remembrances of Warren Miller
after his death.
Report of the ICPSR Review Committee
, June 1989 (the Blalock Report).
commissioned paper by Jerome Clubb, Erik Austin, Carolyn Geda, and Michael Traugott
, contained in the 1985 book
Sharing Research Data
, lays out the case for data sharing in the social sciences (55 pages).
1981 article in the
Review of Public Data Use
by Janet Vavra gives a snapshot of the consortium's activities in the early 1980s.
1971 letter to officials at Union College
is an example of the efforts to attract new members to the consortium.
Article by Philip E. Converse, one of ICPSR's founders, in the
Public Opinion Quarterly
journal from 1964 titled
"A Network of Data Archives for the Behavioral Sciences"
describing the creation of ICPSR.
in the journal
American Behavioral Scientist
by Warren Miller reporting the activities of ICPSR in its first year.
A summary of
Summer Program activities
from 1963-1964 annual report.
A grant application to the Ford Foundation
from March 1963 that helped launch ICPSR.
ICPSR's first annual report
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An August 1962
letter from ICPSR founder Warren Miller to Rensis Likert
, director of the Institute for Social Research, describing the establishment of the consortium.
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