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Finding aid for the George B. Mangold papers


Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Mangold, George B., (George Benjamin), b. 1876
George B. Mangold papers
Collection no.
Date [inclusive]
1.0 linear ft., 1 box
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], George B. Mangold papers, Collection no. 0282, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Born July 7, 1876 in Waupeton, Iowa; A.B. Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; attended Drew Theological Seminary; M.A. University of Chicago; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin; Lecturer, Washington State College; Instructor, University of Pennsylvania; Expert Agent, United States Bureau of Labor; Director, Missouri School of Social Economy, University of Missouri; Lecturer in Summer Sessions of Iowa State University, Emory University, University of Omaha, University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles; Professor of Sociology and Social Work, 1928-1946, University of Southern California; Visiting Professor, George Pepperdine College, Los Angeles; Member of Executive Committee of Los Angeles Metropolitan Welfare Board and Los Angeles County Probation Committee. Died May 11, 1962 in Los Angeles.

Director of social surveys of the following cities:

  1. St. Louis, Missouri, published as "The Challenge of St. Louis"
  2. San Jose, California, published as "A Better San Jose"
  3. San Diego, California, published as "Community Welfare in San Diego"
  4. Riverside, California
  5. Pomona, California
  6. Long Beach, California, published as "Life in Long Beach"
  7. Santa Monica, California

Author of:

  1. The Labor Argument in Protective Tariff Controversy
  2. Children Born out of Wedlock
  3. Child Problems
  4. Problems of Child Welfare
  5. Social Pathology
  6. Organization of Social Welfare

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Scope and Content

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Revision Description

 Finding aid revised and updated by Sue Luftschein, 2010 December

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. 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.


Donated by Janet Mangold Dahlquist, widow of Dr. Mangold, May 31, 1990.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Ephemera
  • Publications

Personal Name(s)

  • Mangold, George B., (George Benjamin), b. 1876 -- Archives


  • Social service literature--United States--Archival resources
  • Social service--Archival resources
  • Social service--Research--California--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Biographical sketch by Dr. Emory Bogardus (draft), 1 item. 1962 

1 1

 Articles by Mangold, 8 items. 1924, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1945 

Scope and Contents

"Salary Reductions Injure Public Service," n.d.

"The Co-ordination of Public and Private Social Work," 1929.

"Social Hygiene and the Family," April 1930.

"Principles of Emergency Relief," March-April 1937.

"Translation of Social Theory into Social Legislation," March-April 1937.

"The Sociologist and the Public," March-April 1938.

"The Changing Size of the Family Unit," November-December 1940.

"Is Full Employment Feasible?," January-February 1946.

1 2

 Publications by Mangold, 2 items. 1917, 1925 

Scope and Contents

"Suggestions To Leaders of Study Classes: Using the Challenge of St. Louis," 1917.

"The Challenge of Our City," 1925.

1 3

 Account of European Tour in the 1930's, 1 item. circa 1930s 

1 4

 Leaflet on "Social Service Opportunities for Churches..," 1 items undated 

1 5

 "St. Louis School of Social Economy" handbook, 2 items. circa 1916, 1917 

1 6

 Lecture program, 1 items. undated 

1 7

 Honorary degree from Cornell College, information, 2 items. 1958 

Scope and Contents

Commencement program, June 2, 1958.

The Cornell College Alumnus, July 1958.

1 8

 Award Certificates, 2 items. 1949 

Scope and Contents

General Alumni Association, USC, June 11, 1949.

"Honorary Texan," October 3, 1949.

1 9

 Articles on Mangold, 2 items. 1924, 1928 

Scope and Contents

"Advance Step in Social Service," September 20, 1924.

"Dr. Mangold Accepts Professorship in University of S. Calif.," June 15, 1928.

1 10

 Publications by Edith Putman Mangold, 2 items. 1934 

Scope and Contents

"The Federal Child Labor Amendment and Social Control," September-October, 1934.

"Children in Industry," January 1934.

1 11

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