On Record: Files and Dossiers in American Life

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Russell Sage Foundation, 1969 - Business & Economics - 449 pages
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On Record provides descriptive accounts of record keeping in a variety of important organizations: schools, from elementary to graduate school; consumer credit agencies, general business organizations, and life insurance companies; the military and security agencies; the Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration; public welfare agencies, juvenile courts, and mental hospitals. It also examines the legal status of records. The authors pose questions such as the following: Who determines what records are kept? Who has access to the records?

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STANTON WHEELER is professor of law and sociology at Yale University.

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