University of Southern California School of Public Administration records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0295
Finding Aid Author
John Howard Fowler
Finding Aid Date
2008
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1929 – 1985 (Creation)

Extents

  • 105 Linear Feet (Whole)
    82 document boxes

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  • Abstract

    The collection contains records of the USC School of Public Administration from its inception as the USC Institute of Government through 1985. Records include correspondence and other administrative documents, records of Institutes and other joint projects, contracts, faculty papers, and similar materials.

  • Physical location

    Archives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of University Archives as the owner of the physical material, and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University of Southern California School of Public Administration records, Collection no. 0295, University Archives, Special Collections, USC, University of Southern California

  • Acquisition Information

    Received by University Archives from the School of Public Administration.

  • Processing History

    Processed by John Howard Fowler, 2006-2007. Materials were kept in various offices in the School of Public Administration. An attempt to catalog Henry Reining's papers was apparently made in the 1970's--remnants of an archival listing are incorporated into the records. The records were ultimately brought into the archives circa 2003. The decision was made to leave them in their present housing and order. An inventory was created in 2006 that assigned numbers to the folders according to their relative position in each box. Whenever possible, the original file tab titles were used in this description. In 2007, the inventory was given a restructuring to make reference and research feasible.

  • Scope and Content

    The collection contains records of the USC School of Public Administration from its inception as the USC Institute of Government through 1985. Records include correspondence and other administrative documents, records of Institutes and other joint projects, contracts, faculty papers, and similar materials.

    Particularly rich portions of the collection include those materials dealing with the Training of Trainers program as it evolved through various school contracts in the mid-twentieth century with the governments of Iran, Brazil, Turkey and Pakistan. Grants, correspondence and training records are included.

    Also, there are many valuable records relating to the various institutes hosted by the School of Public Administration and Institutes and Centers that involved several schools at USC. These include the Youth Studies Center, the Delinquency Control Institute, the Instute on Municpal Government, and many others.

  • Organization

    The collection is organized into the following series: Series 1. Administrative, 1941-1985. Approximately 7.5 linear feet; Series 2. Alumni, 1937-1978. Approximately 2.25 linear feet; Series 3. Blueprint: A Vehicle for Volunteerism (NASA), 1966-1970. Nearly two linear feet; Series 4. California, State of, 1945-1978. Approximately 1.5 linear feet; Series 5. Celebrations, 1955-1979. 12 folders; Series 6. Centers, 1937-1991. More than 4 linear feet; Series 7. Conferences, 1956-1972. 16 folders; Series 8. Correspondence, 1940-1984. About 1.5 linear feet; Series 9. Course Materials, 1929-1987. Approximately 3.5 linear feet; Series 10. Criminal Justice Administration, 1970-1987. Approximately 8.5 linear fee; Series 11. DCI-Delinquency Control Institute, 1955-1986. Approximately 2 linear feet; Series 12. Environmental Management Institute, 1966-1976. About 3 linear feet; Series 13. Faculty, 1927-1986. Approximately 21 linear feet; Series 14. Federal Government, 1941-1972. 27 folders; Series 15. Fire Administration Institute, 1951-1971. 10 folders; Series 16. Institute for Civil Defense Disaster Administration, 1965-1973. 28 folders; Series 17. Institute of Government, 1928-1979. Approximately one linear foo; Series 18. Institute of Tax Administration, 1971-1979. 7 folders; Series 19. International Programs, 1953-1993. Over 25 linear feet; Series 20. Library, 1931-1969. 3 folders; Series 21. Los Angeles, 1945-1978. 7 folders; Series 22. Minor Institutes and Projects, 1929-1975. Less than 1 linear foot; Series 23. Municipal Government, 1946-1977. 34 folders; Series 24. National Organizations, 1963-1989. 18 folders; Series 25. Photographs, 1928-1988. Approximately 1 linear foot; Series 26. Public Systems Research Institute, 1965-1973. 19 folders; Series 27. Publications, 1929-1978. Approximately 6 linear feet; Series 28. Publicity, 1935-1971. 7 folders; Series 29. Resource Files, 1954-1978. 12 folders; Series 30. Simulation Games, 1965-1973. Approximately 1.25 linear feet; Series 31. Students, 1951-1982. Less than 2 linear feet; Series 32. USC Administrative and Joint Programs, 1939-1986. Approximately 2 linear feet; Series 33. Washington Public Affairs Center, 1973-1977. 10 folders; Series 34. Women, 1932-1947. 4 folders; Series 35. Uncertain Provenance, 1935-1986. 31 folders; Series 36. Archival Inventories, c. 1977. Five folders

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

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