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Paul J. Piccard Papers

 Collection — Box: 1801
Identifier: MSS 2002-004

Scope and Contents

The papers of Dr. Paul J. Piccard contain correspondence between Dr. Paul J. Piccard and Dr. Marian D. Irish. Most of the correspondence was written between February 1959 and May 1959, while he was a visiting faculty member of UCLA. Dr. Elke Frank, who was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, Florida State University, is frequently cited in the correspondence.


  • Created: 1959-1972
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1965

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

There were institutional changes in the Florida State University, Department of Political Science and the School of Public Administration from the late 1950s through the early 1960s. After several years of tension between the two departments, they were combined during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and then became separate units. Dr. Paul J. Piccard earned his Ph.D. at University of Texas in Political Science and served as an Associate Professor of Political Science from 1953 to 1999 at Florida State University. In 1959, he spent the spring semester as a visiting faculty member at UCLA. He has published articles in such journals as Public Personnel Review, National Municipal Review and Western Political Quarterly. He has also authored chapters in a number of books on American government. In addition, he served as a book review editor of the Journal of Politics from 1969 through 1972. Dr. Marian D. Irish was born in 1909. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College, held an M.A. from Bryn Mawr College and was the first female Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. She was a faculty member of the Department of Political Science at Florida State College for Women which later became Florida State University from 1933 to 1966. Dr. Irish resigned as Head of the Department of Government in 1963 to accept a Senior Research Award in American Government from the Social Science Research Council. She then took leave of absence from FSU and returned in 1966. Shortly after she returned from Washington D.C., she decided to leave FSU to become chair of International Politics at American University, from which she retired in 1974. She was a former President of the Southern Political Science Association and Editor of the Journal of Politics. She was also Secretary and Vice President of the American Political Science Association. She died on November 11, 2001 at her home in Scientist Cliffs, MD.


1.00 folders

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Method of Acquisition

Given by Paul J. Piccard.

Related Materials

See Piccard, Paul J. Paul J. Piccard Journal of Politics Correspondence, 1968-1972. MSS 74-6, in Special Collections, Florida State University Libraries.

Paul J. Piccard Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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