A Guide to the Nicholas C. Mullins Papers, 1960-1988 Mullins, Nicholas C. Papers Ms1988-046

Nicholas C. Mullins Papers, 1960-1988

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-046


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-046
Title
Nicholas C. Mullins Papers, 1960-1988
Physical Characteristics
46.2 cu. ft. 33 boxes
Creator
Mullins, Nicholas C.
Location
Please note: Boxes 1-31 of this collection are located in off-site storage and require 2-3 days for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection 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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Nicholas C. Mullins Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nicholas C. Mullins Papers, Ms1988-046, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.


Biographical Note

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.

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.

Arrangement

The collection is in the original order in which it was received in 1988. Additional materials received in 2011 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.

Related Material

Separated Material

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.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Mullins, Nicholas C.
  • Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Box 1
Working papers by Mullins et al.; Molecular collisions; Viral genetics; Clusters/Clusterings
Box 2
Working papers by Mullins et al.; Mullins's dissertation; Research proposals; Lecture notes
Box 3
Citation reports, reviews, and articles; Faculty reports; Bernal Prize correspondence
Box 4
Thesis by Mullins; Interviews; Yearbook; Research on citations; Computer programming manuals; Atomic collisions
Box 5
Copies of "Invisible Colleges as Science Elites;" Working papers by Mullins and others; Kreps approach; Structural Analysis
Box 6
Working papers by others
Box 7
Working papers by others; Epinephrine; Insulin; Leukemia; RNA; Phenotyping
Box 8
Working papers by Mullins et al.; funding information; VPI course listing; NIMH stats; ASA information; STS Committee info
Box 9
Working papers by others; Alphabetized index cards of bibliographical information
Box 10
Directory of ASA Members; ASA Consitution; Job applications; Mullins's Vitae
Box 11
Working papers/articles by others; Highly cited scientific articles
Box 12
Working papers by Mullins et al.; Nobel Prize winners and research
Box 13
Dot-matrix printer paper; Mullin's Vitae; working papers.
Box 14
Articles ranging from the Humanities to Sciences by others; Sociology department notes
Box 15
Working papers/articles by others
Box 16
Working papers by Mullins et al.; Nobel Prize articles; Interview Sheets
Box 17
Working papers by others; dot-matrix printer printouts
Box 18
Software and computer lab information; soccer magazines and club information; sociology syllabi and teaching guides
Box 19
"Structure and Organization" rejection by NSF; NSF Proposal; Peer review papers
Box 20
Correspondences between Mullins et al.; RNA; Viruses; Leukemia
Box 21
Mullins's VPI Study Notes; NSF Papers
Box 22
Newspaper clippings on computers; computer receipts and paper printouts
Box 23
Working papers and photocopies of papers by others
Box 24
NSF Proposal; Working papers by Mullins
Box 25
Institutional Plans for ANL; ASA Network Sessions; Computer and Social Sciences
Box 26
"Testing Theories of Scientific Change"; Annual Report for the Consortium of Social Sceince Associations; China: 7000 Years of Discovery; Computer and programming manuals
Box 27
Alphabetized index cards of bibliographical information for Mullins's articles
Box 28
Articles by Mullins; Newspapers and magazines about IBM computers; Data sources for Mullins' studies; articles on computer software; Articles by Robert Mullins
Box 29
Alphabetized index cards of bibliographical information for Mullins's articles
Box 30
Alphabetized index cards of bibliographical information for Mullins's articles
Box 31
Southeastern Climate Review; Computer Consultancy; Working papers by Mullins et al.
Box 32
Data tapes
Box 33
Audio tapes of Mullins' interviews with others; microfilm rolls of research; microfiche of papers by others and grant materials; floppy disks