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Ira L. Reiss papers

Identifier: 2003-12

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers regarding the Distinguished Teacher Nomination (1972), Standard Cross-Cultural Sample (1998) and a detailed vita, including publications, citations, advisees, reproductions and influential books.


  • Creation: 1972
  • Creation: 1998-2000


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Use of Materials

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


Requests for permission to quote from the Ira L. Reiss papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Ira L. Reiss (b. 1925)

Ira L. Reiss was born on December 8, 1925 in New York City. He earned his B.S. in 1949 from Syracuse University, his M.A. in 1951 and Ph.D. in 1953 from the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Reiss was a professor at Bowdoin College (1953-1955), College of William and Mary (1955-1959), Bard College (1959-1961) and the University of Iowa (1961-1969).

Dr. Reiss came to the University of Minnesota in 1969 as a professor of sociology and director of the Family Study Center. His areas of research include sexuality, gender roles, and family, and the social concerns related to these areas. Dr. Reiss retired from the University faculty in 1996 as professor emeritus.


1 box (0.5 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Ira L. Reiss, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives on March 31, 2003.

Related Material in University Archives

Reuben Hill papers

University of Minnesota. Family Study Center papers

Ira L. Reiss papers, 1972, 1998-2000
Karen Spilman
July 2005
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