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California University to Launch Five-year Study of Anti-semitism in U.s.a.

A five-year study to determine the present status and extent of anti-Semitism in the United States, and the “factors which maintain it,” will be undertaken by the University of California, Berkeley, it was announced here today. The announcement was made jointly by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, chancellor of the university, and Henry E. Schultz, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

The study, which will get under way early next year, will be coordinated by Dr. Charles Y. Glock, director of the university’s Survey Research Center. According to the announcement, the study is intended to “produce an accurate and comprehensive picture of anti-Semitism in America, to assess its current status and extent, to mark its sources, and identify factors which encourage and sustain it.”

Dr. Seaborg said that, while “the University of California intends to bear the major burden of the research, we expect to enlist the collaboration of scholars from other universities. This is essential because of the size and extent of the program envisioned.” The project, expected to cost $500,000, will be financed by special gifts to the university.

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