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USC Southern California Studies Center (SC2) records

 Collection
Identifier: 0371

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research documents, publications, newsletters, media coverage, grant information, and project proposals related to the University of Southern California’s Southern California Study Center (SC2) for the duration of its existence (1995-2003). Materials include information on grants received from the James Irvine Foundation, and various conferences sponsored by SC2.

Dates

  • 1992 - 2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

The University of Southern California's Southern California Study Center (SC2) was an interdisciplinary center dedicated to documenting and studying life in Southern California in relation to its regional, national, and international connections. Much of the work produced by SC2 focused on the urban settings of the greater Los Angeles area and its people, culture, and socio-geography through its three initiatives: information and research, outreach, and curriculum.



SC2 was closely tied to the Department of Geography, and the School of Policy, Planning & Development within the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California. SC2’s academic director was urban geographer Michael Dear who worked at USC from 1986-2009. Dear described SC2’s central purpose was to “describe, explain, monitor and guide the regional transformations in socio-cultural, political and economic life in Southern California as they evolve through time and space”.

Extent

34.875 Linear Feet (31 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of research documents, publications, newsletters, media coverage, grant information, and project proposals related to the University of Southern California’s Southern California Study Center (SC2) for the duration of its existence (1995-2003).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Professor Michael Dear, the director of the Southern California Studies Center, upon the closing of the center.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the USC Southern California Studies Center (SC2) records
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States