Guide to the Armand L. Mauss Papers 1952-1999
Cage 854

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Mauss, Armand L.
Armand L. Mauss papers
Cage 854
Date [inclusive]
8.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
3.75 linear feet of shelf space
The Armand Mauss Papers consists of research materials produced and collected by Dr. Armand Mauss, a retired Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Washington State University. The materials pertain to his research on student activism in the San Francisco Bay Area, mission work in Seattle’s Skid Road, and alcohol studies in Washington State, all ranging from the 1960s to the 1970s. Materials include journal and newspaper articles, survey and questionnaire data, photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous conference files and printed materials.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Armand L. Mauss Papers, 1952-1999. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Armand Mauss is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Religious Studies at Washington State University (WSU). Dr. Mauss received his Bachelor of Arts in 1954 from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and both his Master of Arts in 1957 and his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mauss taught at Utah State University before joining the faculty at WSU in 1969. Dr. Mauss' earlier research focused on deviant behaviors, such as drug and alcohol abuse, but the primary focus of his classes and publications pertain to new religious movements, especially studies of Mormonism. Dr. Mauss' publications include: Social Problems as Social Movements (1975), Neither White nor Black: Mormon Scholars Encounter the Race Issue in a Universal Church (1984), The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation (1994), and All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage (2003). Dr. Mauss retired from WSU in 1999. While a Professor Emeritus, Dr. Mauss served as a visiting scholar for the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University from 2004 to 2009.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains research materials of Dr. Armand Mauss on student activism in the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle’s Skid Road, and alcohol studies in Washington state. Papers pertaining to student activism in the 1960s and 1970s include articles, dissertations, conference papers and reports concerning black and white student activism and the conservative and liberal student movements. Mauss' "Skid Road" project primarily looked at the efforts of three Seattle, Washington, rescue missions: the Lutheran Compass Center, the Bread of Life Mission, and the Union Gospel Mission. Materials pertaining to this project include journal and newspapers articles, survey and questionnaire data, missions' pamphlets and reports, photographs, and correspondence. Papers related to the WSU Alcohol Studies Program from the 1970s to the early 1980s include correspondence, reports and recommendations, and research files.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: Journal of Social Issues social issue titled "The New Left and the Old," 1963-1974. This series contains correspondence, newspaper articles, conference materials, journals, papers, and publications on student activist groups. All materials in this series pertain to a special issue of the Journal of Social Issues edited by Mauss titled “The New Left and the Old.”

Series 2: Seattle Skid Road study, 1952-1999. This series contains materials produced and collected by Mauss during his study of Seattle Skid Road through Washington State University. Materials include questionnaire and survey data, materials on missions on Skid Road, correspondence, journals, newsletters, photographs, and publications on the missions on Skid Road.

Series 3: Alcohol and religion in Washington state, 1974-1995. This series contains materials by the Washington State Sociological Association, correspondence, and interview data done on the WSU Alcohol Studies program, and alcohol in Washington State.

Series 4: Published articles, 1974-1982. This series consists of publications by Armand Mauss on the topics of substance abuse and religion.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Armand Mauss Papers were donated to Washington State University by Mauss to the Washington State University Libraries in 1997 and 1999 (MS 1997-26 and 1999-07).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Brianna Webb and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mauss, Armand L. -- Archives.


  • Civic Activism
  • Social Classes
  • Sociologists -- Washington (State) –- Archives.
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington State University -- Faculty –- Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1 Journal of Social Issues on the New Left 1963-1974 

Box Folder

Articles and notes 1963-1970 

1 1

Attica uprising clippings 1971 

4 25

Conference on students and politics in San Juan, Puerto Rico 1967 

1 2-3

Correspondence 1966-1974 

1 4

The New Left and the Old by Armand Mauss 1971 

1 5

New left and student activism - large papers 1967-1971 

1-2 6-7

New left and student activism - short papers 1965-1971 

2 8

Newspapers on social activism 1967-1975 

4 26

Notes and bibliography, The New Left and the Old 1969-1971 

2 9

"Political Consciousness as Reflected in the Literature of the New Left" by James L. Wood 1973 

2 10

Radical insurgent publications 1964-1972 

2-3 11-13

Right-wing student activism 1968-1970 

3 14

Supplemental information on Mauss Undated 

3 15

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 Series 2 Seattle Skid Road study 1952-1999 

Box Folder

A Study of Man in the City 1972 

3 16

Alcoholism programs 1972-1973 

3 17

The Alcoholism Re-Entry Program of the Lutheran Compass Center by Armand L. Mauss and Ronald W. Fagan 1978 

3 18

Articles on skid row 1972 

4 27

Skid Row Missions by Reginald Wayne Bibby undated 

3 19

Bread of Life 1972-1975 

3 20

Bread of Life - attendance 1972 

3 21

Bibliography and observations undated 

3 22

Cherry Street Chapel undated 

3 23

Community Coordination Project Report on Survey of Seattle's Skid Road Residents 1970 

3 24

Code guides for interviews 1972 

5 30

Code sheets for community questionnaire undated 

5 31

Current Contents article 1982 

5 32

Demographic data photocopy 1973 

5 33

Dissertation outline undated 

5 34

"The Future of the Seattle Skid Row Community" by Trevor James Evans 1971 

5 35

"Soap, Sleep, Soup, and Salvation" by Ronald W. Fagan 1981 

5 36

First Avenue Service Center 1967-1972 

4 28

Grantsmanship techniques undated 

5 37

Jericho Inn Mission, Millionaire Club, Mt Carmel Chapel, Peniel Mission, and Zion Mission undated 

5 38

Journals and newspaper clippings on skid row 1952-1984 

5 39

Lutheran Compass Center 1970-1972 

5 40

Lutheran Compass Center client intake form guides 1973-1980 

5 41

Lutheran Compass Center correspondence 1972-1975 

5 42

Lutheran Compass Center evaluation report 1973 

5 43

Lutheran Compass Center interim reports 1973 

5 44

Lutheran Compass Center mission descriptions 1975 

6 45

Lutheran Compass Center laity responses undated 

6 46

Lutheran Compass Center redraft of client intake forms 1980 

6 47

Lutheran Compass Center rehab program 1975-1977 

6 48

Lutheran Ministers telephone calls undated 

6 49

Men's street codebooks for questionnaires 1972 

6 50

Methods in field research 1967 

6 51

Mission attendance figures 1973 

6 52

Missionary pamphlets 1973 

6 53

Nepenthe newsletter on drugs and alcohol undated 

6 54

Newspaper clippings on Skid Road 1974-1986 


Notes on street interviews 1972 

6 55

Romance on Seattle-Skidroad, by Jennie O'Hara undated 

6 56

Breath on the Mirror by Laurie Olin and bibliography on Skid Road 1972 

6 57

Outline of the Major Points in the Lutheran Compass Center Alcoholism Resocialization Program 1978 

6 58

Papers and outlines 1972-1973 

6 59

Photographs of Skid Road undated 

6 60

Portland missions 1972 

6 61

Potential studies for Skid Road rehab 1977 

7 62

Salvation Army 1981 

7 63

Seattle Lutheran directory 1972 

7 64

Seattle Skid Road referral list 1971 

7 65

Skid Road articles 1978-1986 

7 66

Skid Road dispersion study undated 

7 67

Skid Road Community Council 1969-1972 

7 68

Skid Road Community Council intake forms 1972 

7 69

Skid Road Community Council questionnaires 1972 

7 70

Union Gospel Mission attendance 1973 

7 71

Union Gospel Mission notes 1971-1974 

7 72

Ilse J. Volinn: "Nursing on Skid Row: A Specialized Professional Role" 1999 

7 73

Ilse J. Volinn: "Skid Roads in the United States and Their World of Work" 1978 

7 74

Washington state population and "Relocating West Madison 'Skid Row' Residents" by Ronald Vanderkooi 1967 

7 75

Washington State University faculty grant proposal 1978 

7 76

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 Series 3 Alcohol and religion in Washington state 1974-1995 

Box Folder

Alcohol Studies memo 1978 

8 77

Collective Behavior and Social Movements 1979-1985 

8 78

Gridded interview sheets 1974 

8 79

Interview schedule for "The Cross and the Commune" 1974 

8 80

Washington State Sociological Association 1977-1995 

8 81

Washington State Sociological Association newsletters 1979-1994 

4 29

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 Series 4 Published articles 1974-1982 

Box Folder

"An Assessment of Needs for Dealing with Substance-Abuse Problems in Spokane County" 1977 

8 82

Evaluation Report of "Here's Looking at You" Program 1982 

8 83

"Prodigals as Preachers" 1974 

8 84

Spokane Youth Needs Assessment Survey 1976 

8 85

Social Compass 1974 

8 86

"Teaching Religion in the Public Schools" edited by Donald H. Bishop 1977 

8 87

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