Register of the Harold Stanley Jacoby Collection

Don Walker and Lloyd Barba
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University of the Pacific Library
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2942
© 2008
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Harold Stanley Jacoby Collection

Collection number: MSS 178

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Processed by:
Don Walker and Lloyd Barba
Date Completed:
1998, 2009
Encoded by:
Michael Wurtz
© 2008 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold Stanley Jacoby collection
Dates: 1940-1967
Collection number: MSS 178
Creator: Jacoby, Harold S.
Collection Size: 8.5 linear feet
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
Stockton, California 95211
Abstract: The papers in this collection derive from Jacoby's activities both as a teacher and as a citizen acting in the cause of reform.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

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 by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Harold Stanley Jacoby collection. MSS 178. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

Biography / Administrative History

Harold S. Jacoby (1907-2000) was a Professor of Sociology at the University of the Pacific (1933-62, 1968-76) and Dean of the College of the Pacific (1962-68). Jacoby was also a memeber of the staff of the Tule Lake Relocation Center in California (1942), The Japanese-American Resettlement Program in Chicago (1943), and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Program in the Middle East (1944). During the 1950s and 60s Jacoby was often involved in community affairs of Stockton, California. He regularly sent his students into the community to analyze and write about its institutions and structure. Jacoby himself completed a census analysis project (1950) that later formed the basis for Stockton school desegregation. He also served on a Mayor's Cross-town Freeway Relocation Committee (1967).
Jacoby has been a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut, Wittenburg College, Whittier College, Yamaguchi University (1956/57) and at Millsaps College (1968-71) where he served for a time as Acting President.
Jacoby has published many books, but he is best remembered as a teacher.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers in this collection derive from Jacoby's activities both as a teacher and as a citizen acting in the cause of reform.
Series I contains various types of printed literature dealing with pacifism, race relations, social work, education, religion, and immigration.
Series II contains information about workshops and public projects in Stockton. Also contained therein are surveys conducted on inter-group relations.
Series III contains printer matter about race relations, correspondence of Jacoby, and information of the Y.M.C.A and Asilomar conference.
Series IV contains some of Jacoby's College of the Pacific Sociology Department teaching files. It includes course outlines, examinations, student papers and Department correspondence relating to coursework.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of the Pacific (Stockton, Calif.) -- Curricula.
Sociology -- Study and teaching -- California -- Stockton.

Related Material

The Harold Jacoby Migrant Labor Collection (MS 181) and the Harold Jacoby Nisei Collection (MS 27)

Container List




Box 1: A-M


-Child Welfare


-Christianity: Remember the Sabbath Day? The Nature and Causes of the Changes in Sunday Observance Since 1800 . Harold S. Jacoby (1945)


-Columbia Cauldron/Co-Opportunity




-East Indians: East Indians in the United States: The First Half Century . Unpublished manuscript, Harold S. Jacoby (1996)






-Mental Health


Box 2: N-Z




-Race Relations


-Pamphlets by Minnesota Government. Interracial Commission (1947)


-Social Work






Box 1: Human Relations & Sabbath Day Material


-Institute Human Relations, 1946


-Institute Expenses, 1946


-Church Activities


-Correspondence Re: Observance of the Sabbath (1932-1934)


-Correspondence Re: “Remember the Sabbath Day”


Box 2: Integration Study


-California/Nevada Annual Conference


-Church Integration Study


- Church Integration Study: 1955-56 Progress Reports


- Church Integration Study: 1055-56 Tables


-Questionnaires: Inter-Group Relations Survey


Box 3: Stockton Affairs


-Stockton’s Transient Population & Its Treatment, 1940s


-2nd Institute on Human Relations, Stockton (1946)


-Gambling & Prostitution in Stockton


-Stockton Off-Street Parking Survey (1953)


-Stockton Skid Row Housing, 1975


-SCCU Beginnings, n.d. [1946?]


-Mayor’s Urban Blight Committee (1955)


-Directory of Social Agencies in San Joaquin County (1939)


-Directory of Social Agencies in San Joaquin County (May 1943)


-Stockton Gambling Ordinance (1957)


-Flood Clean-up Work (Stockton, 1956)


-Flood Clean-up Work (Stockton, 1956)


-South Stockton Neighborhood Study (1957-58)


-Community Teamwork


-Stockton Census and Demography c.1970


-Stockton Symposium 1977


Box 4: Intercultural Relations Workshop, 1947-48


-Correspondence, 1947


-Workshop Correspondence, 1947


-Report on Workshop, 1947


-Workshop, June 1947


- Workshop Bibliography, 1947


-Church Contacts, 1948


-2nd Workshop Bulletin & Correspondence, June 22-July 23, 1948, COP


- Intercultural Institute Personnel 1948


-Workshop, 1948


-Correspondence to Church Temple Leaders


-Audio/Visual Sources




Box 1: Race Relations


-CA Federation for Civic Unity (’47-‘49)


-Printed Materials on Race Relations


-Printed Materials—Prejudice


-Printed Materials Manuals


-Conferences, 1948-50


-Legislation & Civil Rights


-San Diego


-California Federation for Civic Unity


-Council for Civil Unity


-Race Relations—LA County Committee on Human Relations (1947-48)


-Council for Civic Unity, San Francisco


-Urban League, 1956


-Overseas Relief [Save the Children] 1946


-Race Relations—Miscellaneous Pamphlets & Tracts [esp. on blacks] 1940s


Box 2: Industrial Relations


-Upton Sinclair’s EPIC Program (1934)


-Opposition to Sinclair’s EPIC Program & Governorship (1934)


-Community Organization


-Urban Center Trip/City Data, 1938


-Industrial Relations Field Trip, 1948


-Industrial Relations Field Trip, 1950


-Industrial Relations Field Trip, 1952


Box 3: Asilomar & YMCA


-1946: Institute on Human Relations, Stockton, CA


-YMCA Asilomar Conferences Correspondence, 1936-38 (two folders)


-YMCA Asilomar Minutes, agendas, statistics, 1936-38


-YMCA Asilomar Conferences Newsletters, Publicity, Etc., 1936-38


-YMCA/YWCA Editorials, Manuals, Correspondence


-Hazen Conference, 1939


-Correspondence, 1939


- Correspondence, 1940


- Correspondence, 1949


- Correspondence, 1952




Box 1: Student Projects (A-J)


-Aheam, Marianne. "Survey of the Elementary School Area: The Bungalow School" 1/15/47


-Bahnsen, John. "Lockeford Youth in Motion" 1/7/52


- Boone, Robert. "A Comparative Analysis of Vacation Patterns" 1/5/51


-Bros, Perry and Yadgar, John. "A Social Survey of the Lafayette Grammar School" (1947)


-Carson, Billy & Montgomery, John. "Phillippino [sic] Problems" (1940's?)


-Coffman, Maps of Stockton Postal Routes.


-Collier, Laurence. "The Reorganization of the San Joaquin County"


-Cone. A Study of the Extent to Which the Larger Industries in Stockton make use of the CA State Employment Service" 1/15/47


-Draper, Richard. "Labor in Stockton" (1936)


- Ferrari, B. "The Neighborhoods of Stockton" (1946)


-Fogle, Francis. "New Zealand Relief” 5/29/31


-Hermann, Dorothy. "Trends in the Employment of Minorities in Stockton" (1952)


-Huffman, Barbara. "Organized Labor in Stockton, 1900-1902"


-Hull, Barbara. "Stockton: 1914 An Analysis of a Labor Problem" (1946)


-Irish, Arthur S. "Personnel Practices in the City of Stockton" (1940)


-Irish, Art. "Unwholesome Commercial Recreation Survey in the City of Stockton" (1939)


-Jones, David. "Development of a Suburban [Stockton] District" (1947)


Box 2: Student Projects (K-Z)


- Keller, Ben & Marlette, Don and Klien, Bud. Patterns, Problems and Trends of Racial Intermarriage” (1949)


- Kerr, Milliam J. "A Community Center for South Stockton (1947)


-Kipp, Marjorie (Case Work)


-Knoll, Marjorie. "A Community Celebration & How it Participates & Enters into Community Life" (1948)


-Krumpe, Richard. "A Study in Racial Integration in California-Nevada Methodism" (1956)


-Marquis, Norman. "Organized Graft in the City of Stockton" (1940's?)


-Monagan, Robert T. "The Lodi Recreation Commission" 1947


-Neider, William. "The [Stockton] Municipal Golf Course" (1940's?)


-O'Brian, Lynne. "This Unemployment Business" (1947)


-Stone, Betty Rae. "Survey of the Stockton Community Recreation Center" (1939)


-Swenney, Clella Mae. "Recreation or Leisure Time Activities of 7th and 8th Graders in the Linden Area" (1948)


-Thomas, Mee. "Boy Scouts of America in Relation to the Physically Handicapped" (1935)


-Tudor, Joseph F. "A Critical Analysis of WPA Recreation in Stockton" (1940)


-Turner, Robert F. "Social Group Work & the YMCA" (1950)


-Walfrom, Fred. "Observations & Opinions of the Planning Commission of the City of Stockton" (1947)


-Wheeler, Eugene D. "The Hughson Youth Center" (1948)


- Wilson, Everette E. “Legal Aspects of Intermarriage” (1943)


-Wilson, Vance. “Stereotypes of Negroes, Japanese, Filipinos.” (1950)


-Woelfel, Helena. "The Weber School and Lottie Grunsky School: Compared" (1947)


-Yee, Skipper K. "Reaction of Elderly Chinese to American Culture" (1950's?)


-Student Studies of Stockton: Skid Row, Alcoholism (1955)


-"A Survey of Absences in the Stockton Public Elementary Schools..." (1948)


-"The Labor Movement in Stockton"


-Class Project: South Stockton


-"The End Zone" Study


Box 3: Transcripts, Studies, & Miscellany


-Student Transcripts (I-O)


-Student Transcript (P-Z)


- Student Projects Correspondence 1946


-Christine E. Clason (1961)


-Student Assembly Behavior Study (1948)


Box 4: Correspondence and Related Printed Matter 1932-53


Box 5: Coursework Plans


-Unemployment Relief


-Unemployment Relief Organizations


-Fair Employment Practices


-Emergency Relief Forms


-Social Case Work (two folders)


-Group Organization


-Child Welfare (two folders)


-Poverty and Dependency


-Family Maladjustments and Dependency


Box 6: Coursework Plans


-Social Services


-Group Social Work


-Church and Social Work


-Course Materials for Social Work


-Social Work Printed Matter


-Mental Hygiene


-Mentally Deficient


-Mental Disease


-Personality: Character Difficulties and Dependencies




-Sexually Transmitted Diseases




Box 7: Coursework Plans


-Poverty and Dependency: Outside Exams and Booklists


-Poverty and Dependency: Exams


-Principles of Economics: Notes and Printed Matter


-Principles of Economics: Exams and Notes


-Transportation Economics


-Consumer Economics: Printed Matter






-Human Ecology


-Urban Sociology


Box 8: Department Business


-Job Applicants, 1957


-Milton M. Mason, 1956-61


-Raymond Bellamy,1955-56


-Social Work Position, 1946-47


-Pacific Sociological Society, 1953


-Pacific Sociological Society, 1950-56 (two folders)


-Pi Gamma Mu (Sociology Honors Fraternity), 1948-50


-U.S. Government Publications Lists, 1947


-Social Agency Directory


-Social Worker Child Placement Practices


-California Conference Social Welfare: Correspondence 1948-52


-Physical Accommodations of Department, 1946-47


-Pre-WWII Course Data


-Social Work, 1939-56


-Social Work Extension Course


-California Youth Administration


-Book Review Sociology Text


-Misc. Financial Records