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University of Southern California Office of the Provost records

 Collection
Identifier: 0384

Scope and Content

These records document the activities of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost, the second highest administrative unit for the University, during the period from 1973 to 2007. The files include an academic planning document; accreditation reports, consisting of reports from the Ad Hoc Review Committees, academic departments, and schools; general correspondence and general files maintained by the Office; files pertaining to faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure; applications for the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund; files on the USC presidential inaugurations of James H. Zumberge and Stephen B. Sample; nominations for staff achievement awards; and files on the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Award presented initially by Pepperdine University (1974-1980) and now by USC (1981-present).

The records include audiotapes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, office files, photographs and negatives, reports, video tapes, and artifacts.

Dates

  • 1923 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

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 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.

Administrative History

The Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California (USC). As USC's second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Provost reports directly to the USC President. The Provost supervises all academic programs and support functions, faculty affairs, student academic affairs, and academic planning. The Provost is also a principal participant in collaborative decision-making on issues such as fundraising and endowment, the management of auxiliary services, and USC's health services.

The Office of the Provost is accountable for the oversight, coordination, budget, and review of USC's academic units and initiatives. This includes the seventeen schools and two hospitals (as of 2012), educational policies, deans and faculty, research and grants, and strategic planning.

Extent

97.51 Linear Feet (91 boxes )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The records, audiotapes and video tapes, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost. As the second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, materials document the administration of the international Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, which is considered the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. The Tyler Prize is now administered by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:



Series 1: Academic Planning



Series 2: Accredition Reports

Series 3: Correspondence



Series 4: Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure



Series 5: General Files



Series 6: James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund



Series 7: Presidential Inauguration Files



Series 8: Staff Achievement Awards



Series 9: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Related Archival Materials

See also the James Zumberge papers, Collection no. 0252, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California (http://www.usc.edu/libraries/finding_aids/records/finding_aid.php?fa=0252), and the University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Pepperdine University (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p271401coll15).

Separated Materials

Books that accompanied the nominations for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement were separated to be given to the USC Libraries.
Title
Finding Aid of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost records
Status
Completed
Author
Michael Q. Hooks
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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