Researchers begin work on Cross-Cultural Survey

Researchers begin work on Cross-Cultural Survey

Announcement Date: January 1, 1935

In 1935, a small group of researchers at the interdisciplinary Institute of Human Relations, Yale University, under the direction of the Institute’s Director, Mark A. May, and Professor George Peter Murdock, began to design a system that would allow the rapid retrieval of information on a broad range of societies. The resulting Cross-Cultural Survey would become the foundation for the HRAF Collection of Ethnography.