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Finding Aid for the University of Southern California School of Public Administration records 0295
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization
  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Title: University of Southern California School of Public Administration records
    Collection number: 0295
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 105.0 Linear feet 82 document boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1985
    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.
    creator: University of Southern California. Institute of Government.
    creator: University of Southern California. School of Public Administration.

    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 feet
    • 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 foot
    • 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of Southern California. School of Public Administration. -- Archives
    University of Southern California. School of Public Administration. -- History
    California--Politics and government--Archival resources
    Civil service--Training of--Archival resources
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Criminal justice, Administration of--California--Archival resources
    Emergency management--California--Archival resources
    Environmental management--United States--Archival resources
    Financial records
    International relations--Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government--Archival resources
    Management--Officials and employees--Archival resources
    Memorandums
    Municipal government--California--Archival resources
    Newsletters
    Photographs
    Press releases
    Printed ephemera
    Public administration--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Public administration--California--Los Angeles--Periodicals
    Public administration--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Publications
    Reports
    Research institutes--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Simulation games in education--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Technical assistance, American--Brazil--Archival resources
    Technical assistance, American--Iran--Archival resources
    Technical assistance, American--Turkey--Archival resources
    Trojan family Trojan in government
    United States--Politics and government--20th century--Archival resources
    Women's rights--United States--20th century--Archival resources