Scope and Content
Title: Nathan Pritikin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1971-1988
Collection number: 1628
Extent: 52 cartons (52 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Nathan Pritikin (1915-1985) developed patents in chemistry, physics and electronics, was the director of the Pritikin Longevity
Center in Santa Monica, California, and chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation (1976-85). The collection consists of
correspondence, research materials, scrapbooks, published and unpublished writings, speech files, slides, photographs, film,
videocassettes, and audiocassettes relating to Pritkin's career and the Pritikin Longevity Centers.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. 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 the Department of Special Collections.
[Identification of item], Nathan Pritikin Papers (Collection 1628). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ilene Pritikin, 1990.
Pritikin was born on August 29, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois; attended University of Chicago, 1933-35; became an inventor, developing
patents in chemistry, physics, and electronics in Chicago, Illinois and Santa Barbara, California; became director of the
Pritikin Longevity Center, Santa Monica, California and chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation, 1976-85; publications
The Pritikin program for diet and exercise (1979),
The Pritikin permanent weight-loss manual (1981), and
The Pritikin program (1983); he died on February 21, 1985.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, research materials, scrapbooks, published and unpublished writings, speech files, slides,
photographs, film, videocassettes, and audiocassettes relating to the career of Nathan Pritikin and the Pritikin Longevity
Centers. Also includes books by or about Pritikin, including Dr. Miles Robinson's manuscript,
The Pritikin program.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Nutritionists--United States--Archival resources.
Health reformers--United States--Archival resources.