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University Archives, University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 209
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189
Phone: (213) 740-2587
Fax: (213) 740-2343
Email: specol@usc.edu
Collections with online items: 1
Physical collections: 77
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Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records

The Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records, 1936-1993, consist of legal documents (constitution and by-laws), membership lists, correspondence, report, and conference proceedings created and collected by the fraternity. The records document the the history of Kappa Zeta, founding of...

Apple (Nick) papers

Ephemera and memorabilia collected by USC alumnus Nick Apple. Included are photographs of Apple and the USC track and field team, copies of student newspapers and newsletters, USC ephemera, a commencement program, programs for USC track and field meets, a...

Arthur (Allen A.) photographs

Color photographic transparencies and black and white negatives with proof prints by Allen A. Arthur (1920-1999) showing San Francisco and surrounding counties, California wineries, and the University of Southern California, dated 1963 to 1980. Arthur was a veteran, a graduate...

Ayres (Dr. A. Jean) Archive

Papers, tests, and artifacts of A. Jean Ayres, groundbreaking occupational therapist. All items donated by friends, family, and coworkers.

Bayley (Walter Alonzo) papers

Dr. Walter Alonzo Bayley's USC School of Medicine diploma (Class of 1905), California Board of Medical Examiners certificate, and letter and certificate signed by Rufus B. vonKleinsmid acknowledging Dr. Bayley's role in reestablishing the School of Medicine. Bayley (1880-1948) was...

Bennis (Warren) papers

The Warren Bennis papers, 1960s-2012, consist of teaching materials, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, “yearbooks”, manuscripts of articles and essays (published and unpublished), research materials, photographs, ephemera, and audio visual materials, created and collected by Warren Bennis. These materials document Bennis’ long...

Berman (David) papers

David Berman (1917-2014) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine, where he taught pharmacology for 60 years. The papers contain Dr. Bermans lecture materials, including notes, exams, CDs and DVDs of lectures,...

Blankenchip (John Edward) papers

Papers of John Edward Blankenchip, professor emeritus of the USC School of Theatre. Blankenchip joined USC in 1955, just a decade after the drama department was founded by playwright and director William C. DeMille, and continued to teach classes in...

Bogardus (Emory) papers

Papers, correspondence, and manuscripts of monograph of Dr. Emory Stephen Bogardus, the founder of the USC Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work, Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School at the University of Southern California, and world-renowned authority...

Boyle (T. Coraghessan) student papers

Short stories produced by students in T. Coraghessan Boyle's creative writing classes at USC.

Bridges (Sandie) scrapbook

Scrapbook created by USC alumna Sandie Bridges. Includes photographs, clippings, programs, notes, and keepsakes documenting Bridges' undergraduate life.

Bryant (Margaret) scrapbook

Scrapbook of USC student Margaret Bryant, who attended USC from 1931-1934, earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English. The scrapbook, stamped with her name on the cover, contains clippings, programs, invitations, forms, letters, photographs, and miscellaneous other ephemera collected by...

Buckingham and Crawford family films

16mm films taken by John Crawford depicting a 1940 USC football game; Los Angeles Union Station and downtown; family outings to the South and San Francisco (including the 1940 Exposition); children and grandchildren iu Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles. The films...

Dahl (Ingolf) papers

The Ingolf Dahl papers contain the manuscripts, scores, and professional and personal papers of American composer and USC School of Music faculty member Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970). Dahl, one of USC's most distinguished faculty members, had a long and successful career...

Edmondson (Hugh A.) papers

The Hugh A. Edmondson papers contains documents regarding Dr. Edmondson's impact on the USC School of Medicine and the advancements he made in the medical field, particularly in pathology. This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, notes, budgets, programs, medical documents,...

Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, records

The Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, records primarily contain the archives of the architectural office of noted Los Angeles architect Edward H. Fickett, FAIA. In addition, the collection contains a small set group of Fickett's personal papers.

English (Ada) papers

Miss English was USC President Rufus B. von KleinSmid's long time secretary. This collection contains a photograph of a young Miss English, a 1941 booklet commemorating her 20th anniversary as secretary, letters congratulating her upon her retirement in 1964, and...

Fertig (Ralph) papers

Ralph Fertig, former Associate Professor in the USC School of Social Work, has worked toward social justice as a civil rights lawyer, social worker, federal administrative judge, and activist. His papers consist of his authored essays and personal narratives, collected...

Fisher Gallery records

The Fisher Gallery records document the functions and activities of the Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California, consisting of the papers of Gallery Directors; records, publications, and media of exhibits; documents of loans; records pertaining to the USC...

Gage (Merrell) sculpture and clipping

The collection consists of Merrell Gage's sculpture of Saint Francis and a clipping of an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 16, 1949 on the artist Glen Lukens in which the sculpture, owned by Lukens, was...

Garrett (Alton B.) papers

This collection consists of the memorabilia of Alton B. Garrett, Bachelor of Science in the USC School of Business, Class of 1933, covering his activities as a member of the track team, Trojan Knights, Trojan Squires. Skull & Dagger, Blue...

Harman (Sidney) papers

Framed letters, diplomas, and plaques; miscellaneous papers from Harman's tenure at USC.

Harris (June) travel diary

Travel diary of USC student and Alpha Chi Omega sorority sister June Harris documenting her trip from Los Angeles to and across Europe in the summer of 1921. The diary contains entries for virtually every day of the trip. Also...

Hazan (S. Jay) papers

Copy of first issue of "The Rare Bird," yearbook of the School of Medicine (1955); copy of Dr. Hazan's memoir "Looking Back at My America" (2006). Hazan was the business manager for the yearbook.

Hunt (Rockwell D.) papers

The Rockwell D. Hunt papers, 1898-1966, contain an assortment of files partially documenting the career of Hunt at the University of Southern California (1908-1945). During his tenure at USC, Hunt was a professor of economics, the first Dean of the...

Kanitz (Ernest) papers

Correspondence, scores, recordings, and ephemeracorrespondence of Austrian emigre composer and teacher Ernest Kanitz (1894-1978). Kanitz continuously devoted himself to the systematic study of piano, theory and composition. In 1930 he founded the Vienna Women's Chorus, with which he brought new...

Kitchin family USC memorabilia

Cap worn by Harry Kitchin, School of Pharmacy, 1920s; baseball cap worn by Philip Kitchin, circa 1947-1951; NROTC sailor cap, circa 1951; George Tirebiter t-shirt, 1989; and USS Bausell memento.

Klein (Herbert G.) papers

The Herbert G. Klein papers contain detailed records of the day to day activities of Herbert G. Klein, University of Southern California alumnus and trustee, journalist, editor and first White House Director of Communications. Included are records from all phases...

Kline (Lee B.) papers

Papers of architect Lee Kline, 1923-1974, consisting of scrapbooks of clippings, a student notebook from one of Kline's courses at USC, microfilms of many of Kline's projects, some photographs of USC students and faculty, Kline's office stamp, and a gavel...

Lazar (Moshe) papers

Moshe Lazar (1928-2012) was a professor in many subjects at the University of Southern California from the late 1970s until a year before his death. In addition to the many topics he taught at the University, he actively and avidly...

Leo F. Buscaglia Archives

The Leo F. Buscaglia Archives contains material pertaining to his personal life as well as to his professional career.

Linn (Robert) papers

The Robert Linn papers contains drafts and final copies of music compositions by Robert Linn, along with a few programs for concerts and other events. Linn joined the faculty of the USC School of Music in 1957 and served as...

Los Angeles World's Fair scrapbook

Scrapbook containing photographic reproductions of clippings about the proposed Los Angeles World's Fair. The clippings came from many different local newspapers.

Lyons (Charles) papers

Papers of Charles Lyons, USC alumnus. Lyons graduated with a degree in commerce in 1950, and from the School of Law in 1953. The papers consist of three years worth of notebooks from Lyons' law school classes, containing Lyons' class...

Mangold (George B.) papers

Articles and publications by and about Dr. George B. Mangold (1876-1962), who was Professor of Sociology and Social Work at USC from 1928 to 1946.

Martin (Mary) scrapbook

Scrapbook created by USC alumna Mary Martin that documents her years at USC, her marriage to fellow USC alumnus Bernard Gipson, and their life after marriage. The scrapbook documents Mary's life as a student at USC. Mary's twin sister Myra...

"Max Reinhardt in Action" portfolio

This portfolio/scrapbook of clippings and photographs was created by Catherine E. Sibley for completion of Drama 590B at the University of Southern California. It also includes her research paper discussing the staging of Max Reinhardt's production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer...

Morrison (Harold S.) papers

Photographs, ephemera, commencement programs, and the law school thesis of USC alumnus Harold S. Morrison.

Motivate & Empower USC records

The Motivate & Empower USC records consists of a T-shirt, letters from appreciative grade school students in the neighborhood, reports, flyers, meeting agendas, and copies of the Daily Trojan reporting on the group's activities. Motivate & Empower USC was founded...

Muske-Dukes (Carol) papers

Collection consists of the literary works, academic files, and personal papers, photographs, and correspondence of Carol Muske-Dukes, California poet laureate and USC professor of creative writing. The materials cover the period from the early 1960s to 2008.

Myerhoff (Barbara G.) papers

Papers of Barbara G. Myerhoff, a University of Southern California professor and noted anthropologist, consist of manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, audiotapes, correspondence, and photographic material related to her teaching, field research, and publishing activities.

Nordin (Richard M.) papers

The Richard M. Nordin papers consist of correspondence, reports, realia, ephemera, and photographs, created and collected by Mr. Nordin during his tenure as Director of Annual Giving at USC. In addition to general fundraising records, the papers also include materials...

Outland (George E.) USC Trojans football scrapbook

Scrapbook of clippings created by George E. Outland documenting the 1931 USC-Notre Dame football game. Clippings come from newspapers from all over the United States. Also included is a section on the 1931 Stanford-Dartmouth football game. Outland was born in...

Phi Alpha Theta, Xi Chapter, records

This collection contains evidence of the Phi Alpha Theta, USC Xi Chapter's activities from its founding in 1932 through 2000.

Public Administration, University of Southern California School of

The collection contains records of the USC School of Public Administration from its inception as the USC Institute of Government through 1985. Records include correspondence and other administrative documents, records of Institutes and other joint projects, contracts, faculty papers, and...

Rankin (John Thompson) and Caroline Wisdom Rankin USC School of Medicine diplomas

USC School of Medicine diplomas for husband and wife graduates Caroline Wisdom and John Thompson Rankin, Class of 1903.

Reed (Mary Sawyer) photographs and ephemera

Collection mainly consisting of photographs of USC alumna Mary Sawyer Reed (nee Mary Estella Sawyer), Class of 1892, and of her husband Dr. Elgar Reed. Also are included a play program, print of the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery,...

Rood (Margaret) papers

The Margaret Rood papers consist of photographs, letters, clippings, ephemera and realia, created and collected by Margaret Rood, and which document her achievements as an occupational therapist. Margaret Rood (1909-1984) was born in Marinette, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor's Degree...

Shaffer (Max E.) papers

Exams and instructional material, maps, and navigation equipment collected and created by Max E. Shaffer during the early 1940s. Shaffer studied at USC's Naval Preparatory School, the Naval Air Reserve educational center in New Orleans, and later at the Naval...

Smith (John Allan) papers

Papers of John Allan Smith, Ed.D. Dr. Smith received his doctorate from USC in 1948. In addition to serving as Dean of Chapman College's Ship of the World Campus Afloat, and in many positions within the Los Angeles City schools,...

Tepper (Sheila) collection of arts interviews

Collection of reel-to-reel KUSC concert and interview tapes from the 1980s and 90s, featuring such guests as Pierre Boulez, John Adams, Gerard Mortier, Robert Fitzpatrick, Alan Rich (who was the host), Marcel Marceau, Agnes de Mille, Nicholas Slonimsky, John Cage,...

Thiry (Christopher J.J.) collection of sports collecting cards

373 sports cards of professional football players who attended USC.

Timme (Robert H.) interviews

Digital videocassettes and CDs of interviews with artists and architects, and USC architecture and arts student projects. Robert Timme was the Dean of the School Architecture at USC from 1996-2005....

Toulmin (Stephen E.) papers

Papers, correspondence, manuscripts of the prolific, cross-disciplinary scholar, philosopher, historian of science, and USC University Professor, Stephen E. Toulmin.

Tranquada (Robert E.) papers

Professional files of Dr. Robert E. Tranquada during his tenure as Dean of USC School of Medicine (1986-1991).

Ulrey (Albert B. and Florence Speicher) papers

Letters, ephemera, notes, and pamphlets created and collected by USC Professor of Botany and Zoology Alfred B. Ulrey, and his wife, USC alumna Florence Speicher Ulrey, documenting aspects of the history of USC and Ulrey's teaching and scientific research interests.

University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology records

The USC Davis School of Gerontology records chronicle the development of Genrontology at USC, 1964-1987. Erected as a tribute to Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Gerontology Center is committed to understanding aging and preparing professionals to work in an aging...

University of Southern California Office of the Provost records

The records, audiotapes and video tapes, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost. As the second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the...

University of Southern California School of Library Science records

Records of the University of Southern California School of Library Science (1936-1986), including those of Martha Boaz, Dean of the School from 1955-1978. Consists of correspondence, notes, minutes, manuscripts, scrapbooks, publications, and ephemera related to the School's educational and administrative...

University of Southern California School of Philosophy records

The University of Southern California School of Philosophy was established in 1929 by the USC Board of Trustees, replacing the Department of Philosophy. The first director of the School was Ralph Tyler Flewelling, who previously served as chair of the...

University of Southern California School of Public Administration records

The collection contains records of the USC School of Public Administration from its inception as the USC Institute of Government through 1985. Records include correspondence and other administrative documents, records of Institutes and other joint projects, contracts, faculty papers, and...

USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs records

The USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs records consists of photographic collages created for display on the walls of the Center in Student Union room 415. They include photographs Photos of USC faculty, students and events hosted by...

USC Fine Arts Press publications

Various posters, publications, cards, and certificates designed and printed by the USC Fine Arts Press.

USC Helenes scrapbooks and realia

This collection includes scrapbooks and realia, a 2006 time capsule, and branded clothing from the USC Helenes service organization.

USC Opera Theatre photograph album

Album of black-and-white and color photographs of USC Opera Theatre productions, 1966-1968, created by the technical staff for the Opera's director (and founder) Walter Ducloux. Depicted are scenes from Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler (1966); Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for...

USC School of Dramatic Arts records

The University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts began as the Department of Drama within the School of Speech in 1945. It was part of several other departments before it became an independent school in 1990. The records in...

USC Thornton School of Music records

The University of Southern California's music school was officially established in 1884, and conferred its first degrees in 1885. The records document many of the activities of the School from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. Included are...

USC-Sea Grant Harbor Project photographs and realia

This small collections consists of color snapshots of students taking samples on the beach at Fisherman's Cove, Santa Catalina Island, near the USC Marine Biological Laboratory Facility. Also included is a commemorative t shirt, and a scroll identifying the members...

Vincent (Art) photograph album

Photographs of the Southern California, the 1932 Olympics, Rose Parade, etc. taken and compiled by Art Vincent, Class of 1938.

Viterbi (Andrew J. and Erna) Family Archives

The Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi Family Archives documents the career and professional activities of Dr. Andrew Viterbi, noted researcher, scholar, innovator, and businessman, as well as provide information about the Viterbi and Finci families. The professional papers consist of...

Weisberg (Ruth) papers

Ruth Weisberg, former Dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and long time USC School of Fine Arts faculty member, is a renowned and respected artist and educator. Her work explores issues surrounding women artists and Judaism, and...

White (Janet McCoy) '31 scrapbook

Large scrapbook created by Janet McCoy White, Class of 1931, documenting her student life at USC.

Widney Alumni House horseshoe

"Cob shoe" type horseshoe found near Widney Alumni House on the University Park campus, 2012.

Winn (Carol Mass) papers

One copy of "Los Angeles Cookery" (1881), with clippings enclosed; copy of an article from the Los Angeles Times (1980) on the cookbook; copies of "Wampus", magazine published the USC Associated Students....

Wirsching (Carl B.) papers

This small collection consists of a photograph album that documents Carl B. Wirsching's life at USC, with a focus on athletics; Wirsching's two diplomas; a Skull and Dagger plaque; an honorary society key fob; a tag identifying him as a...

Wolpe (Dr. Joseph) papers

The papers, book manuscripts, articles, notes, and audiotapes and video tapes of Dr. Joseph Wolpe, the important South African-born American psychiatrist who helped usher in behavior therapy. Wolpe is probably best known for urging his colleagues to view psychotherapy as...