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Finding Aid of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost records 0384
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  • Administrative History
  • Separated Materials
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Organization
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: University of Southern California Office of the Provost records
    Collection number: 0384
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 79.3 linear ft. 72 boxes
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1973-2007
    Date (inclusive): 1939-2007
    Abstract: 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 (USC). In addition, materials document the administration of the international Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, which is considered the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. The Tyler Prize is now administered by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
    creator: Tyler, Alice C.
    creator: Tyler, John C., 1887-1973
    creator: University of Southern California. Office of the Provost.
    creator: University of Southern California.

    Administrative History

    The Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California (USC). As USC's second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Provost reports directly to the USC President. The Provost supervises all academic programs and support functions, faculty affairs, student academic affairs, and academic planning. The Provost is also a principal participant in collaborative decision-making on issues such as fundraising and endowment, the management of auxiliary services, and USC's health services.
    The Office of the Provost is accountable for the oversight, coordination, budget, and review of USC's academic units and initiatives. This includes the seventeen schools and two hospitals (as of 2012), educational policies, deans and faculty, research and grants, and strategic planning.

    Separated Materials

    Books that accompanied the nominations for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement were separated to be given to the USC Libraries.

    Conditions Governing Use

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

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Organization

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    Series 1: Academic Planning Series 2: Accredition Reports Series 3: Correspondence Series 4: Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Series 5: General Files Series 6: James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Series 7: Presidential Inauguration Files Series 8: Staff Achievement Awards Series 9: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

    Related Archival Materials

    See also the James Zumberge papers, Collection no. 0252, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California ( http://www.usc.edu/libraries/finding_aids/records/finding_aid.php?fa=0252 ), and the University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Pepperdine University ( http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p271401coll15 ).

    Scope and Content

    These records document the activities of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost, the second hightest administrative unit for the University, during the period from 1973 to 2007. The files include an academic planning document; accredition reports, consisting of reports from the Ad Hoc Review Commmittees, academic departments, and schools; general correspondence and general files maintained by the Office; files pertaining to faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure; applications for the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund; files on the USC presidential inaugurations of James H. Zumberge and Stephen B. Sample; nominations for staff achievement awards; and files on the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Award presented initially by Pepperdine University (1974-1980) and now by USC (1981-present).
    The records include audiotapes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, office files, photographs and negatives, reports, video tapes, and artifacts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ames, Bruce N. -- Archives
    Bolin, Bert, 1925-2007 -- Archives
    Bormann, F. Herbert, 1922- -- Archives
    Crutzen, Paul J., 1933- -- Archives
    Dansgaard, W. -- Archives
    Ehrlich, Anne H. -- Archives
    Ehrlich, Paul R. -- Archives
    Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena -- Archives
    Goldberg, Edward D. -- Archives
    Goodall, Jane, 1934- -- Archives
    Gómez-Pompa, Arturo -- Archives
    Hubbard, John R., (John Randolph), 1918-2011 -- Archives
    Johnston, Harold S. -- Archives
    Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916- -- Archives
    Likens, Gene E., 1935- -- Archives
    Lorius, Claude -- Archives
    McCarty, Perry L. -- Archives
    Meinwald, Jerrold , 1927- -- Archives
    Oeschger, H. (Hans) -- Archives
    Organization for Tropical Studies. -- Archives
    Patterson, Clair C. -- Archives
    Pepperdine University. -- Archives
    Raven, Peter H. -- Archives
    Reagan, Ronald -- Archives
    Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991 -- Archives
    Rowland, F. S. -- Archives
    Sample, Steven B., 1940- -- Archives
    Schaller, George B. -- Archives
    Stumm, Werner -- Archives
    Tyler, Alice C. -- Archives
    Tyler, John C., 1887-1973 -- Archives
    University of Southern California. Office of the Provost. -- Archives
    University of Southern California. -- Archives
    University of Southern California. -- Faculty
    Vollenweider, Richard A., 1922- -- Archives
    Wilson, Carroll L. -- Archives
    Wilson, Edward O. -- Archives
    Zumberge, James Herbert -- Archives
    Accreditation (Education)--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Awards--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    College presidents--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Education, Higher--California--Archival resources
    Education, Higher--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Environmental sciences--Awards--Archival resources
    Reports
    Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement--Archival resources
    Universities and colleges--Accreditation--Archival resources
    Universities and colleges--Administration--Archival resources