Short Studies in Political Science
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Continued as: Random House Studies in Political Science (1956-1968)
Related Series: Papers in Psychology, Studies in Sociology
This short-lived series ran from SSPS 1 (1954) to SSPS 27 (1955) in the same format as the Anchor Books series. Random House took over publication of three series from Doubleday in 1956 (Papers in Psychology, Short Studies in Political Science, and Short Studies in Sociology), rebranding them as Random House series and republishing many of the earlier titles (see Random House Acquires Doubleday's Textbook Dept., 168 PW 1553 (Oct. 1, 1955)).
Random House reissued all but SSPS 20 in its Random House Studies in Political Science series with the prefix PS, continuing from PS 28 to PS 64.
Frank L. Schick, THE PAPERBOUND BOOK IN AMERICA 90 (Bowker 1958) ("[In 1954] Doubleday brought out its 'Short Studies,' a pamphlet series of supplementary text material, which was changed to regular paperback format when it was purchased by Random House in 1955.")
Frank L. Schick, THE PAPERBOUND BOOK IN AMERICA 215-16 (Bowker 1958) ("In August, 1955, Random House took over the College Textbook Department of Doubleday and incorporated fifty titles which were involved in this transfer into the operations of its own college department. Among the materials acquired were the series of 'Short Studies' in sociology, political science and psychology.")