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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harold Stanley Jacoby collection
    Dates: 1940-1967
    Collection number: MSS 178
    Creator: Jacoby, Harold S.
    Collection Size: 8.5 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The papers in this collection derive from Jacoby's activities both as a teacher and as a citizen acting in the cause of reform.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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 by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Harold Stanley Jacoby collection. MSS 178. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Harold S. Jacoby (1907-2000) was a Professor of Sociology at the University of the Pacific (1933-62, 1968-76) and Dean of the College of the Pacific (1962-68). Jacoby was also a memeber of the staff of the Tule Lake Relocation Center in California (1942), The Japanese-American Resettlement Program in Chicago (1943), and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Program in the Middle East (1944). During the 1950s and 60s Jacoby was often involved in community affairs of Stockton, California. He regularly sent his students into the community to analyze and write about its institutions and structure. Jacoby himself completed a census analysis project (1950) that later formed the basis for Stockton school desegregation. He also served on a Mayor's Cross-town Freeway Relocation Committee (1967).
    Jacoby has been a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut, Wittenburg College, Whittier College, Yamaguchi University (1956/57) and at Millsaps College (1968-71) where he served for a time as Acting President.
    Jacoby has published many books, but he is best remembered as a teacher.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers in this collection derive from Jacoby's activities both as a teacher and as a citizen acting in the cause of reform.
    Series I contains various types of printed literature dealing with pacifism, race relations, social work, education, religion, and immigration.
    Series II contains information about workshops and public projects in Stockton. Also contained therein are surveys conducted on inter-group relations.
    Series III contains printer matter about race relations, correspondence of Jacoby, and information of the Y.M.C.A and Asilomar conference.
    Series IV contains some of Jacoby's College of the Pacific Sociology Department teaching files. It includes course outlines, examinations, student papers and Department correspondence relating to coursework.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of the Pacific (Stockton, Calif.) -- Curricula.
    Sociology -- Study and teaching -- California -- Stockton.

    Related Material

    The Harold Jacoby Migrant Labor Collection (MS 181) and the Harold Jacoby Nisei Collection (MS 27)