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Guide to the Herbert Sydney Duncombe Papers ; Duncombe (Herbert Sydney) Papers

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Guide to the Herbert Sydney Duncombe Papers 1962-1988

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Herbert Sydney Duncombe
Dates: 1962-1988
Quantity: 1.0 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, memoranda, reports, course outlines and evaluations, and other materials concerning the organization of the Idaho Political Science Association, the teaching of political science, and research on Idaho election statistics.
Identification: MG341
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Administrative/Biographical History

The University of Idaho's "man of many hats," Herbert Sydney Duncombe was born in New York, where from 1950 to 1954 he worked for the State Division on the Budget. He earned a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1948, an MPA in 1955 from Syracuse, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1963. He taught Political Science at the University of Idaho from 1962 until his retirement in 1988 at the age of 61, with a one year break in 1971 when he worked in Boise as Budget Director of Idaho.

At the University he was known for his innovative teaching style in which he donned different hats and assumed different characters to illustrate events in the world of politics. He was also director of the Bureau of Public Affairs Research. Active in university affairs, he served on the Committee on Committees, the Truman Scholarship Committee, the Committee for the Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies, and the Academic Committee of the University Centennial Committee. He has written five books, contributed chapters to ten others, and has a long list of publications in scholarly journals. He was active in the Idaho Political Science Association, the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration, Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. His honors include the Boyd A. Martin Award given annually by the Association of Idaho Cities for exceptional contributions to city government in Idaho and the Marvin Kimberling Award given by the Idaho City Clerks and Finance Officers Association. He now resides in Veneta, Oregon.

The papers of Sydney Duncombe span the years 1962 to 1988, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1974 to 1986. Included are materials related to the organization of the Idaho Political Science Association, memoranda, correspondence and reports reflecting his involvement as chairman of the Academic Subcommittee of the Centennial Committee, course outlines, self evaluations of his teaching and courses, research materials for his work on Idaho election statistics, and mimeographed articles by Duncombe.

Approximately one cubic foot of material with the original Duncombe accession was transferred to the University Archives accessions to be processed with the Bureau of Public Affairs Research records.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Colleges and Universities
Government and Politics
Idaho

Duncombe, Herbert Sydney--Archives.

Idaho Political Science Association

Elections -- Idaho -- Statistics
Political science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Herbert Sydney Duncombe were donated to the University of Idaho Library in May 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1/11/1Idaho Political Science Association. Organizational materials 1974-1975 6 items
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1/21/2Minutes 1979 1 item
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1/31/3Conference 1980-1981 4 items
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1/41/4Idaho Journal of Politics 1973-1980 4 items
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1/51/5University of Idaho Centennial 1985-1986 34 items
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1/61/6Academic Committee 1985-1986 41 items
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1/71/7Centennial Review 1986-1987 26 items
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1/81/8Correspondence and memos 1968-1980 3 items
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1/91/9Notes on books read undated 1 item
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1/101/10Tax information 1984 4 items
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1/111/11Form for internships and directed study 1988 8 items
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1/121/12Political Science course outlines 1986 2 items
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1/131/13Local government lecture notes and worksheets 1986 9 items
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1/141/14Political Science 471, Intergovernmental relationships, syllabus and notes 198- 17 items
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1/151/15Self evaluations 1962-1986 15 items
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1/161/16Requirement matrix 1984-1985 5 items
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1/171/17Current MPA and NASPA documents 1974-1984 3 items
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1/181/18Political Science alumni addresses 1986 51 items
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1/191/19Abstracts of Idaho primary election votes 1912-1918, 1932-1982 28 items
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1/201/20Abstracts of Idaho general election votes 1890-1982 47 items
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1/211/21Election statistics and SES documentation 1960-1972 9 items
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1/221/22Elections in Idaho, 1962-1970, Western Political Quarterly articles 1963-1971 14 items
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1/231/23Documentation for election statistics 1975 3 items
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1/241/24Procedure/timetable for election statistics for Idaho 1977 1 item
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1/251/25Idaho election statistics, complete copy with corrections 1978 1 item
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1/26-271/26-27Election statistics corrections 1979 29 items
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1/281/28Election results 1980-1982 10 items
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1/291/29Election statistics preparation procedure 1980 18 items
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1/30-311/30-31Election statistics 1982 50 items
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1/321/321982 election statistics instructions 1983 13 items
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1/331/33Duncombe, Sydney, "Summary of changes made in title IV of the Social Security Act by Public Law 90-248..." 1968 1 item
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1/341/34Mimeographed articles by Sydney Duncombe 1968-1981 7 items

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