University of Central Florida Sociology Department: Dr. James Wright Papers
Scope and Contents
Series I: Publications, 1949-2015 includes planning research, drafts, correspondence, and publisher documents regarding the publications that Dr. James Wright worked on during his time as a professor at the University of Central Florida.
Series II: Community Agency Papers, 1992-2012 includes correspondence, budgets, minutes, agendas, and research presentations that took place during Dr. Wright's involvement with community agencies and non-profit organizations of the Orlando area.
Series III: University of Central Florida Papers, 1967-2008 contains documents regarding Dr. Wright's research conducted at the University of Central Florida and his involvement in developing the Sociology Program at the University.
- Created: 1949-2015
- Other: Majority of material found in 1995-2010
- James Wright (Person)
Biographical or Historical Information
The professor's research interests include issues such as homelessness, poverty, inequality, applied and evaluation methods, and survey methods. He has published books on issues about American politics, poverty, homelessness, guns, and NASCAR. Dr. Wright grew up in Missouri where he would watch his father race on a dirt track during the 1950s. He is a self-proclaimed NASCAR fan who took the opportunity of a sabbatical in 1999 in order to attend seven races of the Winston Cup. He based his book, Fixin to Git , on this experience. A wealth of information regarding Dr. Wright's NASCAR publication makes up a decent portion of this collection.
Dr. Wright has also been profoundly involved in community works in Central Florida. He has used his research projects in order to make a positive difference in various communities. His research on homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and inequality have been used for public education, governmental advising, and the establishment and maintenance of public works efforts. Dr. Wright has served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and the Board of Directors of the Orlando Area Trust for the Homeless (OATH). One of his more recent publications, Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation, addresses the issue of poverty in Central Florida in great detail.
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Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
- American Sociological Association Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Applied Sociology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Central Florida Subject Source: Local sources
- Florida Technological University Subject Source: Local sources
- Homelessness Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poverty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sociology. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Universities and Colleges -- Florida Subject Source: Local sources
- University of Central Florida Subject Source: Local sources
- University of Central Florida Sociology Department: Dr. James Wright Papers
- Jay Aguilar
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P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US