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Caroline Baer Rose papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ua00382

Scope and Content

The collection contains clippings from newspapers on a variety of topics, including daycare, deviance, economics, education, politics, and women's studies. A syllabus of Rose's class on Men and Women in US Today, for which she designed a survey questionnaire on the attitudes about women, is included in the papers. Other syllabi include Social Life, Cultural Change; and Sociology of Adult Life and Aging. In addition to syllabi, information regarding exams, letters, group discussions, and reports for various classes are present within the collection. There are professional papers on a variety of topics, such as Midwest Society for Research in Aging, Minnesota Sociological Society, politics, sociology problems, and information on the sociology department. The collection also contains manuscripts, bibliographies, and book reviews.


  • 1968-1975


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Caroline Baer Rose (1913-1975)

Caroline Baer Rose was born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1913. She graduated from West Virginia University, and received her master's degree from the University of Chicago. She began teaching sociology at the University of Minnesota in 1952; her career there spanned twenty-three years.

Caroline Baer Rose married Arnold Rose in 1943. He also was on the faculty of the Sociology Department at the University of Minnesota, as well as serving as 41st district representative to the Minnesota State Legislature from 1963-1965. Arnold Rose died in 1968 of cancer at the age of 49.

Caroline and Arnold co-wrote several books including A Minority Problem and Sociology: The study of Human Relations. They also worked on An American Dilemma: the Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, by Gunnar Myrdal. Separately, she authored Sociology: The Study of Man and The Study of Sociology, as well as numerous papers and published articles on minority group problems and social psychology.

Caroline Rose was active in Minnesota politics for 25 years, and took an active interest in the women's liberation movement. Rose served as president of the Council for University Women's Progress and the Midwest Sociological Society.

Rose died of cancer on 25 March 1975 at the age of 61.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


This collection contains the papers of Caroline Rose, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.


The collection was originally arranged by Caroline Rose in three main groups. They are Women, Professional Papers and Curricula. This arrangement has been kept intact, but with an additional grouping of Personal, Writings and Book Reviews.

Source of acquisition

This collection was deposited in 1975.

Related Material in University Archives

Arnold Marshall Rose papers

Caroline Baer Rose Papers, 1968-1975
Marilyn Woolley; updated by Amy Flessert
July 2006
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Revision Statements

  • 2019: Contents list added

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