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HU OSA 368-1-3 Nation-wide Representative Research on the Roma
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Nation-wide Representative Research on the Roma
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1970 - 2007
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7 Archival boxes, 0.88 linear meters
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Kemény, István
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In 1970, István Kemény was commissioned by the Council of Ministers to conduct a survey about the Roma population of Hungary. The institutional framework for the research was provided by the Sociological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This research was the first representative survey of the Roma in Hungary. While the final research paper was completed in 1973, it was not published only as late as in 1977 by the Institute of Sociology. In Kemény’s definition, a Roma is someone who is regarded as Roma a Rom by their non-Roma environment. The research team studied the various degrees and the process of integration, as well as the factors facilitating or hindering it. Two percent of the Roma population was interviewed, with information on 6,400 persons. An indication of the significance of the survey is that it has been a fundamental source and reference for all researchers working on the topic ever since. The research covered the non-Roma attitudes too, establishing that both the depictions of the Roma as the romantic natural man and fears of the demographic growth of the Roma population were in total contradiction with the reality of society. The research team was put together by recruiting. István Kemény instructed candidates to apply a survey questionnaire and conduct a recorded interview with a Roma in his/her home. Those selected for the team constituted the group which regularly attended Kemény’s illegal seminars. Following the initial research project for the study of the Roma in 1970-1971, it was repeated twice, first in 1993, shortly after Kemény’s return to Hungary from the West, and again in 2003. Following the research in 1970-1971, István Kemény was contracted by film director Pál Schiffer (1939-2001) as a consultant for Schiffer's documentary film project, the later award winning film titled Gyuri Cséplő. The archival series consists mainly of transcripts of interviews conducted in 1970 and 1971. It also contains administrative files of all three research projects, 1970-1971, 1993 and 2003. Furthermore, it includes some essays and studies analyzing the research findings, as well as other publications where the authors made use of the sociological research. The last part of the series is made up of the background material and scripts of Pál Schiffer’s film Gyuri Cséplő.
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During the course of processing no materials have been removed from the series.
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The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
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The series contains paper documents of good physical condition.
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Archivist's note
Processed by János Dávid, Gábor Havas, János Köllő, Júlia Varga, Krisztina Passuth and Örs Lehel Tari, September 21, 2016.
HU OSA 368-1-3 Nation-wide Representative Research on the Roma
BookIconSeries Description
Context
Hierarchy
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Folders / Items
Identity Statement
Title
Nation-wide Representative Research on the Roma
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1970 - 2007
Identity Statement
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Series
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
7 Archival boxes, 0.88 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Kemény, István
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)
In 1970, István Kemény was commissioned by the Council of Ministers to conduct a survey about the Roma population of Hungary. The institutional framework for the research was provided by the Sociological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This research was the first representative survey of the Roma in Hungary. While the final research paper was completed in 1973, it was not published only as late as in 1977 by the Institute of Sociology. In Kemény’s definition, a Roma is someone who is regarded as Roma a Rom by their non-Roma environment. The research team studied the various degrees and the process of integration, as well as the factors facilitating or hindering it. Two percent of the Roma population was interviewed, with information on 6,400 persons. An indication of the significance of the survey is that it has been a fundamental source and reference for all researchers working on the topic ever since. The research covered the non-Roma attitudes too, establishing that both the depictions of the Roma as the romantic natural man and fears of the demographic growth of the Roma population were in total contradiction with the reality of society. The research team was put together by recruiting. István Kemény instructed candidates to apply a survey questionnaire and conduct a recorded interview with a Roma in his/her home. Those selected for the team constituted the group which regularly attended Kemény’s illegal seminars. Following the initial research project for the study of the Roma in 1970-1971, it was repeated twice, first in 1993, shortly after Kemény’s return to Hungary from the West, and again in 2003. Following the research in 1970-1971, István Kemény was contracted by film director Pál Schiffer (1939-2001) as a consultant for Schiffer's documentary film project, the later award winning film titled Gyuri Cséplő. The archival series consists mainly of transcripts of interviews conducted in 1970 and 1971. It also contains administrative files of all three research projects, 1970-1971, 1993 and 2003. Furthermore, it includes some essays and studies analyzing the research findings, as well as other publications where the authors made use of the sociological research. The last part of the series is made up of the background material and scripts of Pál Schiffer’s film Gyuri Cséplő.
Content and structure
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
During the course of processing no materials have been removed from the series.
Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Content and structure
System of arrangement
The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The series contains paper documents of good physical condition.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Processed by János Dávid, Gábor Havas, János Köllő, Júlia Varga, Krisztina Passuth and Örs Lehel Tari, September 21, 2016.