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  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
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  • Title: Nathan Pritikin papers
    Collection number: 1628
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 52.0 linear ft. (52 cartons and 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1988
    Abstract: Nathan Pritikin (1915-1985) developed patents in chemistry, physics and electronics, was the director of the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California, and chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation (1976-85). The collection consists of correspondence, research materials, scrapbooks, published and unpublished writings, speech files, slides, photographs, film, videocassettes, and audiocassettes relating to Pritikin's career and the Pritikin Longevity Centers.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Pritikin, Nathan

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to UCLA Library Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nathan Pritikin Papers (Collection 1628). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ilene Pritikin, 1990.

    Biography

    Pritikin was born on August 29, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois; attended University of Chicago, 1933-35; became an inventor, developing patents in chemistry, physics, and electronics in Chicago, Illinois and Santa Barbara, California; became director of the Pritikin Longevity Center, Santa Monica, California and chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation, 1976-85; publications include The Pritikin program for diet and exercise (1979), The Pritikin permanent weight-loss manual (1981), and The Pritikin program (1983); he died on February 21, 1985.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, research materials, scrapbooks, published and unpublished writings, speech files, slides, photographs, film, videocassettes, and audiocassettes relating to the career of Nathan Pritikin and the Pritikin Longevity Centers. Also includes books by or about Pritikin, including Dr. Miles Robinson's manuscript, The Pritikin program.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233619 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pritikin, Nathan--Archives.
    Health reformers--United States--Archival resources.
    Nutritionists--United States--Archival resources.