Vol. 34 No. 1 (1986)
Research Article

Personal Names: 100 Years of Social Science Contributions

Published 1986-03-01


  1. Edwin D. Lawson
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  29. *Grateful appreciation is expressed to the staff of Reed Library and to the staff of the Computer Center, State University College, Fredonia, for assistance in the preparation of this review. My colleagues Bernard Gerling, Luana Josvold, Andree Penot, and John P. Saulitis helped greatly in translation of some materials. Peter B. Steese kindly gave a critical reading of the manuscript.
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