Finding Aid for the Geography Department. Reports, minutes of meetings, and memos. 1924-1984.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1988 May 04; finding aid revised by University Archives staff, 2007 May 23; Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Mar; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
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©1988 May 04


Title: Geography Department. Reports, minutes of meetings, and memos.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 31
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1924-1984.
Abstract: Record Series 31 contains the administrative files of the Geography Department. Includes: departmental reports, department meeting minutes, Geographic Society meeting minutes, and departmental memoranda.
Creator: Geography Department.

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Geography Department. Reports, minutes of meetings, and memos (University Archives Record Series 31). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

Classes in Geography were offered when the Los Angeles State Normal School opened its doors in 1882. In 1985, the Geography Department was formally established as an academic unit. Prior to 1919, when the Los Angeles State Normal School was incorporated into the University of the California system, the Geography Department was primarily concerned with the training of secondary school teachers. After 1920 more emphasis was placed on training of researcher and preparing students for graduate studies. Graduate courses leading to the Masters of Art degree were to the department curriculum in 1934-1935; and the Doctoral program was added in 1948-1949.

Scope and Content

Record Series 31 contains the administrative files of the Geography Department. Includes: departmental reports, department meeting minutes, Geographic Society meeting minutes, and departmental memoranda.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1, Folder 1

Departmental Reports. 1924-1953; 1983.

Box 1, Folder 2

Minutes of Department Meetings. 1925-1943; 1966-1978.

General note

Contents of folder declared missing 2007 may 23.
Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes of Geographic Society Meetings. 1938; 1945-1954.

Box 1, Folder 4

Departmental Memos. 1936-1942; 1965-1984.