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University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Geography records
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Department of Geography records
    Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Geography
    Identifier/Call Number: UARC.0030
    Physical Description: 3.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1984
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Geography records (University Archives Record Series 30). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives University of California, Los Angeles.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Geography Department; Transfer; July 1986. Geographic Society newsletters gift of Rosemary and Reese Benson, March 2009.

    Processing Information

    Processed by University Archives staff, 1986 July; further processing by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 March; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 June.
    Reprocessing, including merging of record series, enhanced description, and further arrangement, by Dylan Karlsson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) under the supervision of Lori Dedeyan, 2018.
    Record series 30 includes the contents of former University Archives record series numbers 31 and 33, which were retired after their contents were merged into this record series in January 2019.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3520466 

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    Record Series 30 contains correspondence files of the chair of the geography department, and administrative materials such as departmental reports, memos and minutes of the Geographic Society. Record Series 30 also contains essays and notes concerning the development of geography education in the University of California system and history of the geography department at UCLA, written by several faculty members.

    Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-1984
    • Series 2: Reports, minutes, and memos, 1924-1983
    • Series 3: Publications and writings, 1951-1981
    Materials in Series 1 are arranged alphabetically. Materials in Series 2 and 3 are arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Geography -- Study and teaching
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Geography -- Archives