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Finding aid for the University of Southern California Youth Studies Center records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 May

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
University of Southern California. Youth Studies Center.
Title
University of Southern California Youth Studies Center records
Collection no.
0459
Date [inclusive]
1961-1967
Extent
0.42 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
This small collection documents the activities of USC's Youth Studies Center. Included are Advisory Council meeting minutes, reports created and published by the Center, brochures and pamphlets documenting Center projects, correspondence, grant applications, and lists of projects and affiliated faculty.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], University of Southern California Youth Studies Center records, Collection no. 0459, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

USC's Youth Studies Center was founded in 1958 with a five year grant from the Ford Foundation. Its mission was to discover creative means by which to cope with the increasing problems of youth. In 1963, the Ford Foundation awarded a second grant with the stipulation that USC maintain the Center as a permanent campus institution. It was eventually incorporated into the Public Systems Research Institute of the Department of Sociology, and ceased activity in 1998.

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Scope and Content

This small collection documents the activities of USC's Youth Studies Center. Included are Advisory Council meeting minutes, reports created and published by the Center, brochures and pamphlets documenting Center projects, correspondence, grant applications, and lists of projects and affiliated faculty.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 May
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Southern California. Youth Studies Center. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. -- History

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Pamphlets
  • Reports

Subject(s)

  • Social work with youth--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Youth--Services for--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Youth Studies Center--Basic Documentation, File #1 1958-1962 

Scope and Content

Memorandums, reports, minutes, grant applications.

1 1

 Youth Studies Center--Basic Documentation, File #2 1958-1971 

Scope and Content

Memorandums, reports, minutes, grant applications, correspondence.

1 2

 Youth Studies Center 1962 & 1963 1959-1965 

Scope and Content

Faculty lists, minutes, lists of projects and proposals.

1 3

 Youth Studies Center 1961-1967 

Scope and Content

Reports, Advisory Council minutes, donation receipts, newsletters, brochures.

1 4-5

 Youth Studies Center 1967-1969 

Scope and Content

Brochures, memorandums regarding financial matters.

1 6

 SPA--Youth Studies Center 1965-1968 

Scope and Content

Reports of training activities, consultant reports, information on Advisory Council.

1 7

 Youth Studies Center--Olson 1962, 1964 

Scope and Content

Memorandum, newsletter, brochure.

1 8

 "Social Characteristics of Santa Monica with Special Reference to Youth", Youth Studies Center 1961 

 "Final Progress Report: Delinquency Prevention Training Project," Youth Studies Center 1966 

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