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NOTES FROM THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIOLOGY: FRANK BLACKMAR'S LAST YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Jan M. Fritz
Mid-American Review of Sociology
Vol. 14, No. 1/2, Centennial Edition (WINTER 1990), pp. 13-26
Published by: Social Thought and Research
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23252902
Page Count: 14
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Frank Wilson Blackmar (1854-1931) has been described as "one of the master builders of the University of Kansas" and "an outstanding figure in the world of the social sciences." Despite Blackmar's many accomplishments, he is not well known by contemporary sociologists. This article briefly reviews his work as an academic and practitioner and then focuses on Blackmar's unsettling last years at the University of Kansas. This account of Blackmar's retirement is based on letters and memos found in the university archives.
Mid-American Review of Sociology © 1990 Social Thought and Research