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Lewis M. Killian Papers

Identifier: MSS 2015-006

Scope and Contents

Publications, typescripts, speeches, and correspondence documenting the academic career of Lewis M. Killian, professor of sociology at Florida State University (1952-1968) and University of Massachussetts at Amherst (1969-1985), especially concerning his research in disaster study and race relations in the United States.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Lewis M. Killian Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • created: 1941-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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by type of material and chronological thereunder

Custodial History

Acquired by Pam Doffek from Lewis M. Killian Jr. on February 10, 2015.

Source of Acquisition

Pam Doffek

Related Materials

See also Tallahassee Civil Rights Oral History Collection, 01/MSS 1990-001, Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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