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Environmental Research and Development Foundation records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 913

Overview

The Environmental Research and Development Foundation (ERDF) was established by the Topeka, Kansas-based Menninger Foundation in 1965 as the Environmental Research Foundation. ERDF maintained offices at different times in Topeka; Kansas City, Missouri; and Tucson, Arizona. This collection of ERDF records primarily includes research files identified by subject, as well as some administrative files. Also included are papers of Edward T. Hall, Missouri-born anthropologist who is best known for his theories of proxemics, or the study of the nature, degree, and affect of spatial separation individuals maintain in social and interpersonal situations and how that separation relates to environmental and cultural factors.

Dates

  • ca. 1965-1980s

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in English; some publications are in German, French, Danish, Dutch, and Swedish.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library staff (785-864-4334, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

63.25 Linear Feet (59 boxes + 1 folder, 2 oversize boxes)

Physical Location

RH MS 913 -- These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

Physical Location

RH MS P898

Physical Location

RH MS Q327

Other Finding Aids

Box contents list for boxes 1-46 of RH MS 913 available at ksrl.kc.erdf.pdf.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, University of Arizona School of Architecture, 1990.
Title
Guide to the Environmental Research and Development Foundation Collection
Subtitle
Environmental Research and Development Foundation records
Author
Finding aid prepared by amc, 2007; revised by skt, 2010
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5631399348
Preferred citation
Environmental Research and Development Foundation records, RH MS 913, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334