Collection consists of personal, professional and academic incoming correspondence for James Jerome Parsons. Also included
are reviews by and of Parsons’ work.
James J. Parsons was born on November 15, 1915 in Cortland, New York. When he was 13, his family relocated to Monrovia, California.
After graduating high school, Parsons enrolled at Pasadena Junior College before transferring to UC Berkeley, from which he
recieived an AB in econimics (1937) and an M.A. in Geography (1939). He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and worked as an
airphoto analyst in New Caledonia before returning to Berkeley to complete his PhD in Geography (1948).
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