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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: James A. Peterson papers
    Creator: Peterson, James Alfred
    Identifier/Call Number: 5122
    Physical Description: 5.625 Linear Feet 5 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1980
    Abstract: Collection consists of materials from USC Sociology professor and former head of the Emeriti Center James A. Peterson (1913-1992).
    Language of Material: English.
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    Container: 5

    Biographical / Historical

    James A. Peterson (1913-1992) taught sociology at the University of Southern California 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 ting director of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Peterson was a frequent guest on the Art Linkletter television show and hosted his own TV show on marriage and family relationships.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of correspondence, research materials, clippings, lecture notes, photo albums, and realia from USC Sociology professor and former head of the Emeriti Center James A. Peterson (1913-1992).

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], James A. Peterson papers, Collection no. 5122, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aging -- Social aspects -- United States -- Archival resources
    Gerontology -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Gerontology -- Study and teaching -- Archival resources
    Marriage counseling -- United States -- California -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Retirement communities -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Research (documents)
    Sociology -- Research -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Sociology -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Peterson, James Alfred -- Archives
    Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Leonard Davis School of Gerontology