Title: Geography Department Reports, Minutes of Meetings, and Memos
Date (inclusive): 1924-1984, 1925-1955
Record Series number: 31
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections. University Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections, University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.
Classes in Geography were offered when the Los Angeles State Normal School opened its
doors in 1882; thirteen years later in 1895, the Geography Department was formally
established as an academic unit. Prior to 1919, when the Los Angeles State of California
system the Geography Department was primarily concerned with the training of secondary
school teachers. After 1920 more emphasis was placed on training of researchers and
preparing students for graduate studies. Graduate courses leading to the M.A. degree were
added to the department's curriculum in 1934-35, and the Ph.D. program was added in