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Finding aid for the Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 June

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Espalin, Charles
Creator
Los Angeles City School District.
Creator
Los Angeles Unified School District.
Creator
Secondary Head Counselors' Organization of Los Angeles.
Title
Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records
Collection no.
0481
Date [inclusive]
1961-1996
Extent
0.21 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
This small collection documents some of the history and activity of school counseling services in the city of Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1990s. At least some of the material was collected and created by Dr. Charles Espalin, Director of District Counseling Services in the 1980s-90s. The records contain material from the Los Angeles City Schools' Evaluation and Research Section; the Los Angeles City School District's Guidance and Counseling Section; LAUSD's Pupil Services and Guidance Branch, and District Counseling Services; and the Secondary Head Counselor's Organization of Los Angeles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records, Collection no. 0481, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

The Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records consist of reports, papers, correspondence, brochures, and a manual that document some of the history and activity of school counseling services in the city of Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1990s. At least some of the material was collected and created by Dr. Charles Espalin, Director of District Counseling Services in the 1980s-90s. The records contain material from the Los Angeles City Schools' Evaluation and Research Section; the Los Angeles City School District's Guidance and Counseling Section; LAUSD's Pupil Services and Guidance Branch, and District Counseling Services; and the Secondary Head Counselor's Organization of Los Angeles, and thus provide a broad overview of the changing roles of guidance counselors in Los Angeles' city schools--the development of services, the role of counselors in schools, training and certification, the administrative structure of counseling services, and of particular note, the issue of summer school closings in 1984.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 June
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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Los Angeles Unified School District mental health research materials, Collection no. 0429, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Los Angeles City School District. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles Unified School District. -- Archives
  • Secondary Head Counselors' Organization of Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Correspondence
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
  • Reports

Subject(s)

  • School social work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Student counselors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Los Angeles City Schools publications 1961, 1965 

Scope and Content

"Point of View" (1961); "Guidance Roles of School Personnel" (1961); "A Continuation of Guidance Roles of School Personnel" (1965).

1 1

 Group counseling reports and papers 1965, 1968, undated 

1 2

 LAUSD service directories and counselor rosters 1962, 1971 

1 3

 LAUSD Area K Administrative Information manual 1976-1977 

1 4

 Secondary Head Counselor's Organization history, papers, correspondence 1978-1984 

1 5

 LAUSD materials on school counseling for pupils 1980-1981 

1 6

 Letters responding to request for recollections of historical data on LAUSD school counselors 1996 

1 7

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