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Kent Mommsen Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2014-008

Scope and Contents

Materials collected and created by Kent Mommsen in completing his 1970 doctoral dissertation "Career Patterns of Black American Doctorates," including approximately 950 paper questionnaires (each 32 pages, front and back) with responses; one microform reel ("Daniel Thompson PhD: Career Patterns of Negro Teachers"); nine 5" reel to reel audiotapes with 15 lectures; 2 boxes of card indexes of names and addresses of individuals connected with the study; photocopies of index cards citing these inidividuals and their occupations; 2 data tapes (7-1/2" and 10-1/2" in diameter); and an originally bound printout of entire data file.


  • created: 1970-1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/02/2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

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Conditions Governing Use

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3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes) : total extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes) : paper documents, index cards

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box) : 2 reels, data tapes

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box) : 9 Audiotape reels

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Technical Requirements

Data and audio on magnetic tape is not immediately available to researchers. Please contact staff at for more information on access to this content.

Source of Acquisition

Kent Mommsen

Related Materials

Mommsen, Kent G. (1970). Career Patterns of Black American Doctorates (Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University).;

Kent Mommsen Research Materials
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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