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University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Geography records
UARC.0030  
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Description
Record Series 30 contains the administrative files of the Department of Geography. These include correspondence of the chair, departmental reports, meeting minutes, Geographic Society meeting minutes, and departmental memoranda. Record Series 30 also contains written accounts of the development of geography education in the University of California system.
Background
Classes in Geography were offered when the Los Angeles State Normal School (now UCLA) opened its doors in 1882. Prior to 1919, when the Los Angeles State Normal School was incorporated into the University of the California system, the department was primarily concerned with the training of secondary school teachers. After 1920 more emphasis was placed on the training of researchers and preparing students for graduate studies. Graduate courses leading to the Masters of Art degree were added to the department curriculum in 1934-1935 and the Doctoral program was added in 1948-1949. In 1985, the Department of Geography was formally established as an academic unit.
Extent
3.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
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