Nicholas C. Mullins Papers
Scope and Content
This collection consists primarily of material concerning a ten year research project studying sociology citations in international journals. A majority of the collection contains working papers and articles by other scholars. Other materials include correspondence, papers relating to professional organizations and memberships, grant paperwork, audio tapes of interviews, and microfiche copies of research.
- 1960 - 1988
- Mullins, Nicholas C. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Nicholas C. Mullins (1939-1988) was a professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech from 1984 to 1988. Prior to joining the faculty at Tech, he taught sociology at Indiana University from 1971 to 1984. Mullins was an internationally recognized scholar in field of social theory and science technology and knowledge, as well as a founding member, past president, and executive board member of the Society for the Social Studies of Science.
46.2 Cubic Feet (33 boxes)
The Nicholas C. Mullins Papers consists primarily of material concerning a ten year research project studying sociology citations in international journals. The collection includes working papers, correspondence, grant materials, and audio interviews from the 1960s-1988.
The collection is in the original order in which it was received in 1988. Additional materials received in 2009 are located in Box 31. Data tapes were removed from Box 13 and are located in Box 32. Audio cassettes, floppy disks, and films were removed from Boxes 13, 23, and 30 and are located in Box 33.
Please note: Boxes 1-31 of this collection are located in off-site storage and require 2-3 days for retrieval. Contact Special Collections and University Arhicves for more information.
Boxes 32 and 33 contain audio/visual materials and are available at Special Collections and University Archives.
Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection (30 boxes) was donated to Special Collections in 1988. A single folder of floppy disks was donated in 1991, and additional box was received in 2009.
Two books were removed from the collection and were cataloged for the Rare Book Collection:
- China: 7000 Years of Discovery. China Science and Technology Palace Preparatory Committee, 1982.
- Testing Theories of Scientific Change. 1986.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Nicholas C. Mullins Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
A box-level inventory of general topics and formats was completed in January 2013. Audio, video, and data materials were separated out in February 2013, prior to the completion of the finding aid.
- Nicholas C. Mullins Papers, 1960-1988
- Special Collection and University Archives Staff
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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