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Bahr, Howard M.

 Person

Biographical History

Howard M. Bahr (born 1938) is an emeritus professor of sociology at Brigham Young University.

Howard M. Bahr (born 1938) received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Brigham Young University in 1962. He received his M.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964, followed by his Ph.D. in sociology in 1965. Following a full-time research appointment at Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research where he studied urban homelessness, he joined the sociology faculty at Washington State University in 1968. He became a professor of sociology at Brigham Young University in 1973, retiring in 2014. His research includes studies of urban problems, ethnicity, family relations, social theory, religion, and social change. He was among the researchers who, in the 1970s, replicated Robert and Helen Lynd’s Middletown studies. Following that, for over a decade he participated in a multi-national study of social trends in advanced industrial societies. His work with wife and fellow BYU professor Kathleen Bahr includes family theory and research among Navajo and Apache families, and they jointly authored Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence (2009). His continuing interest in the sociology of Latter-day Saints is manifest in his final books, Saints Observed and Four Classic Mormon Village Studies (2014). Bahr is also known for his book, Skid Row: An Introduction to Disaffiliation.

Citation:
UPB Files, February 3, 2022 (Howard M. Bahr; born 1938; bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Brigham Young University in 1962; M.A. in sociology from University of Texas at Austin in 1964; Ph.D. in sociology in 1965; full-time research appointment at Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research, studied urban homelessness; sociology faculty at Washington State University in 1968; professor of sociology at Brigham Young University 1973-2014; research includes studies of urban problems, ethnicity, family relations, social theory, religion, and social change; among the researchers who, in the 1970s, replicated Robert and Helen Lynd’s Middletown studies; for over a decade participated in multi-national study of social trends in advanced industrial societies; work with wife and fellow BYU professor Kathleen Bahr includes family theory and research among Navajo and Apache families; co-authored Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence (2009); wrote Saints Observed and Four Classic Mormon Village Studies (2014), Skid Row: An Introduction to Disaffiliation)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Howard M. and Kathleen S. Bahr papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8963
Scope and Contents

Professional papers of Howard M. Bahr and Kathleen S. Bahr, including research and data on sociology of the family and gender roles, the sociology of religion and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Native American studies, particularly Navajo employment. Includes raw data computer printouts, surveys and analysis of research results, final reports, presentation materials, research notes, and transcribed interviews. Materials dated 1960-2019.

Dates: 1960-2019

Howard M. and Kathleen S. Bahr fieldwork surveys and codebooks, 1974-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8963 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains raw data on computer printouts, codebooks, computer analysis output, scantron sheets, transcribed interviews, and survey answers. Studies include the Utah Family Roles Survey, the Navajo Labor Force Survey, Life in Large Families survey, women's issues 1981 study, 1798-1979 divorce study, the Grenada Secondary School Study with Stan Albrecht and Bruce Chadwick, the Pendleton Employment Survey, Seattle Indian High School Study on Indian-White relations, Intervention Study, Physical...
Dates: 1974-2002

Howard M. and Kathleen S. Bahr research materials, 1976-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8963 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains research results, analysis, drafts, presentation materials, reports, correspondence, notes, and other related documents pertaining to the research of Howard M. Bahr and Kathleen S. Bahr. Topics include the population and social characteristics of Escalante, Utah, the Family Intervention Study from 1975, the Navajo Labor Force Survey, Indian Placement studies, Grenada High School students, religiosity and delinquincy, premarital sex and delinquency in Latter-day Saint teens,...
Dates: 1976-2012

Howard M. Bahr biographical materials, 1964, 2019

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 8963 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the 1964 thesis of Howard Bahr, titled Violations of Academic Freedom in the U.S., 1933-1963, and Howard's 2019 resume.

Dates: 1964; 2019

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Type
Archival Record 4
Collection 1
 
Subject
Navajo Indians 4
Mormon women 3
Sociologists -- United States 3
Sociology -- Research -- United States 3
College teachers -- Utah -- Provo 2