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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: USC Southern California Studies Center (SC2) records
    Creator: University of Southern California. Southern California Studies Center
    Creator: Dear, M. J. (Michael J.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0371
    Physical Description: 34.875 Linear Feet 31 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2003
    Abstract: This collection consists of research documents, publications, newsletters, media coverage, grant information, and project proposals related to the University of Southern California's Southern California Study Center (SC2) for the duration of its existence (1995-2003).
    Language of Material: English.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of research documents, publications, newsletters, media coverage, grant information, and project proposals related to the University of Southern California's Southern California Study Center (SC2) for the duration of its existence (1995-2003). Materials include information on grants received from the James Irvine Foundation, and various conferences sponsored by SC2.

    Biographical / Historical

    The University of Southern California's Southern California Study Center (SC2) was an interdisciplinary center dedicated to documenting and studying life in Southern California in relation to its regional, national, and international connections. Much of the work produced by SC2 focused on the urban settings of the greater Los Angeles area and its people, culture, and socio-geography through its three initiatives: information and research, outreach, and curriculum.
    SC2 was closely tied to the Department of Geography, and the School of Policy, Planning and Development within the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. SC2's academic director was urban geographer Michael Dear who worked at USC from 1986-2009. Dear described SC2's central purpose was to "describe, explain, monitor and guide the regional transformations in socio-cultural, political and economic life in Southern California as they evolve through time and space".

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. 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], USC Southern California Studies Center (SC2) records, Collection no. 0371, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Professor Michael Dear, the director of the Southern California Studies Center, upon the closing of the center.

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California, Southern -- History -- Archival resources
    Grants and funding -- Archival resources
    Research institutes -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    University of Southern California. Southern California Studies Center -- Archives