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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nathan Pritikin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1988
    Collection number: 1628
    Creator: Pritikin, Nathan
    Extent: 52 cartons (52 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: 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 The collection consists of correspondence, research materials, scrapbooks, published and unpublished writings, speech files, slides, photographs, film, videocassettes, and audiocassettes relating to Pritkin's career and the Pritikin Longevity Centers.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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [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.

    Biography

    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 include 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Pritikin, Nathan--Archives.
    Nutritionists--United States--Archival resources.
    Health reformers--United States--Archival resources.