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Presidential Address - Video, PDF
*Sociologists Look at the Future is a recording from the American Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California on August 30, 1953 where past presidents were asked “What are the best words of counsel you can give to a young PhD just launching his or her sociological career?” Series introduction, individual introductions, and concluding remarks by Samuel A. Stouffer.