Finding aid for the James A. Peterson papers 5122

Bo Doub
USC Libraries Special Collections
2020 March
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

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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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