James A. Peterson (1913-1992) taught sociology at USC from 1951 until 1979. Peterson served as chairman of USC's sociology
department from 1960 to 1963, founder and director of the Marriage and Family Counseling Training Program, founder of the
Cortese Institute, co-founder and director of the USC Emeriti Center, and--from 1977 to 1979--acting director of the Leonard
Davis School of Gerontology. The majority of the James A. Peterson papers comprise Peterson's correspondence and research
material from his career at USC.
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