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Richard L. Clinton Papers, 1970-2003

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen

Collection Overview

Title: Richard L. Clinton Papers, 1970-2003

Predominant Dates: 1970-1998

ID: MSS Clinton

Primary Creator: Clinton, Richard L.

Extent: 1.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng], Spanish;Castilian [spa]


The Richard L. Clinton Papers document the research conducted by Clinton, especially regarding the formation of population policy in Peru. Richard L. Clinton was a faculty member in Political Science at Oregon State University from 1976 until his retirement in 2006.

Scope and Content Notes

The Richard L. Clinton Papers document Clinton's research, primarily on population policy formation in Peru. The papers include article reprints, book chapters, book reviews, conference papers, editorial pieces, reports, and research data. The bulk of the collection reflects Clinton's work on three studies (in 1970, 1983, and 1997) of the attitudes toward, and the problems of, population policy formation in Peru. These materials include original questionnaires for the 1970 study of 170 Peruvian opinion leaders that formed the basis of Clinton's Ph.D. dissertation as well as original questionnaires from the 1997 study. The questionnaires are in Spanish with annotations and comments in English by Clinton. A summary of the 1997 data, reports, and a paper summarizing the results of the three studies are also included. In addition to population growth policies in Latin America, the Clinton Papers also address ecodevelopment, U.S. policies in Latin America, and higher education in Latin America. The collection also includes research data on magnetic tape.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Richard L. Clinton joined the faculty of Oregon State University in 1976 as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department. As a Fulbright Scholar, Clinton was an active researcher and consultant in a number of countries throughout Latin America. Clinton's primary interest was the study of attitudes regarding population and development among the Peruvian governing class. Clinton taught classes in international relations, Latin American politics, and global interdependence.

Richard Lee Clinton earned his BA in Spanish (1960) and MA in Latin American Area Studies (1964) from Vanderbilt University. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina in 1971, with an emphasis on Latin American politics, political philosophy, and population studies. Clinton retired from Oregon State University in 2006 as Professor Emeritus.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The Papers were donated to the University Archives by Richard Clinton in 2011.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include limited documentation of political science instruction at Oregon State in the Political Science Department Records (RG 075), College of Liberal Arts Records (RG 143), and the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC). The Center also holds the William M. Lunch Papers (MSS Lunch), who was also a Political Science faculty member.

Preferred Citation: Richard L. Clinton Papers (MSS Clinton), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.


Clinton, Richard L.

People, Places, and Topics

Clinton, Richard L.
Peru--Population policy.
Population research.
University History

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Magnetic tapes.

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