Scope and Content

Maurice Klain Research Papers: Cleveland Area Leadership Studies, Series II, 1937-1972 and undated, consist of correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, a subject file, questionnaires, raw data from Klain's studies on endorsements and voter tabulations, interpretative computer printouts, and newspaper clippings.

This collection will be extremely useful to the social scientist or quantitative historian who wishes to correlate part or all of the questionnaires in this survey as they reflect not only Cleveland's leadership attitudes, but also the attitudes of a large number of individuals in various professions. The respondents to the questionnaire were given anonymity, though most from the Fifty Club were identified by Klain. The questionnaires were tailored for each specific group, though they all contained questions concerning attitudes about race, the political process, and social issues. In addition, each respondent was asked about their income, social background, vocation, and reading habits. Series II consists of more than a thousand questionnaires distributed to teachers, students, clergy, lawyers, policemen, civic leaders, and politicians to determine their political and social attitudes on a number of issues including civil rights .

It will also be useful for those wishing to examine and correlate Klain's data on candidates' endorsements. The clipping file also provides a good base of information on various civic issues such as busing, the metropolitan government issues, and the mayoral races in the Cleveland metropolitan area from 1956-1969. This collection supplements the interviews found in Series I.